Well, Spiny is a pedant (not that there's anything wrong with that). He'll take a point from a post that isn't the main thrust or even important and try to engage you in long back and forths to distract you/others from the important issue.I’m guessing that Spiny’s reply was rhetorical.
Because science progresses over time and guidelines change accordingly?The naïveté is strong.
If it's about science, why do the guidelines and pronouncements from the white coat dictocrats flipflop weekly?
My comment was in direct response to someone who thinks Covid has no political angle. Your response should be directed to someone else, it is 100% irrelevant to what I said.Because science progresses over time and guidelines change accordingly?
What is it you're trying to say here? Is Covid fake? Are the (currently) 97000 dead Americans and 6300 dead Canadians really just paid actors hired by Bill Gates and hiding out with the fake dead from the WTC and the Sandy Hook kids? These Democrats must be pretty crafty to enlist countries all over the world that don't care remotely about the American two party system to back up their power grab. I'm sure all those "dead" people in Brazilian favelas are just CNN sycophants.
Or is it just possible...maybe...that this is real? Is it possible that things actually occur here on Planet Earth that aren't caused by political conspiracies?
It doesn't matter whether you call yourself a Republican hack because your post repeats the very talking points that have been used to politicize the COVID pandemic by the now co-opted Republican party. Trump is exonerated. Nothing is his fault. It's all the fault of the states, particularly states run by Democrats. Economics is more important than health concerns. That's your post.I, personally, don't know anyone who had symptomatic covid. The case load in my county was low. But, I do know many, many people who were hurt financially by the forced unemployment.
I suspect my experience is probably the common one for most people.
Only the most ardent TDS sufferer will blame Trump for this. The American Federal Republic system makes the Governor the grand poobah of each state. In the Democrat run states (not all of them, of course) where the Gov. was illogical, draconian, and power-grabby (I'm looking at you, NY, NJ, Wis, Mich. Cali. etc) even to this late point of things winding down is telling.
Will the electorate wake up?
Hopefully, maybe slowly?
Katie Hills seat in Cali. went Republican. An omen of things to come?
(Disclaimer, before accusing me of being a Republican hack, I'd prefer every clear thinking American vote for the Constitution Party. Up in Canada, we don't have a real constitution, so that choice is null)
Thank you, we see eye to eye on that.Trump is exonerated. Nothing is his fault. It's all the fault of the states, particularly states run by Democrats.
Yes. And you believe it too, hence the reason you don't live in a hole and eat grass.Economics is more important than health concerns.
This is simply wrong. Studies done in China and France showed it to not help and to endanger patients.A look into the world of 'politicized medicine' in the age of COVID-19
Meantime, popular support in the media has built behind a new I.V. drug called remdesivir, administered as a fluid into the veins. It was developed to use against Ebola, but never approved for any use when other medicines proved to be more effective. A draft version of a study was accidentally published last month showing remdesivir did not help most coronavirus patients and caused such serious side effects, 18 test subjects were taken off the drug.
Still, Dr. Anthony Fauci of the White House coronavirus task force began promoting remdesivir as “quite important” after other data that proved no lifesaving benefits but indicated it helped coronavirus patients recover four days faster.
“The data shows that remdesivir has a clear cut significant positive effect in diminishing the time to recover,” said Dr. Fauci on April 29.
We set out to find the facts about the promise and harm of these potential coronavirus treatments, minus the spin.
Cardiologist Dr. William O’Neill is a medical director at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan where they’re studying both remdesivir and hydroxychloroquine.
“I've never seen science [so] politicized in 40 years of practice,” Dr. O’Neill told me.
“President Trump touted [hydroxychloroquine] early and so then the media set out to disprove and discredit it without any regard for science. I think those of us that are actually involved in the scientific endeavor feel that there is some value to it and it has to be tested.”
This doesn't make sense. Answers are gotten via studies, and the press can then report them. How does the performance of the press impact the ability to get answers?Dr. O’Neill says he’s prescribed hydroxychloroquine to help numerous coronavirus patients and saw improvement in all of them. He’s less impressed, so far, by remdesivir, calling the data on that drug (so far) “a big Ho Hum.”
The biggest promise of hydroxychloroquine, he says, could be as a medicine to prevent Covid-19. He’s leading a study to find out if it works but says the bad press generated about the drug is making it difficult to get answers.
Again, simply wrong. The HCQ group in the study had significantly more adverse events than the control.“Now people are scared to use the drug, without any scientifically valid concern. We've talked with our colleagues at the University of Minnesota who are doing a similar study, and at the University of Washington, we've treated 400 patients that haven't seen a single adverse event. And what's happening is because of this fake news and fake science, the true scientific efforts are being harmed because people now are so worried that they don't want to enroll in the trials,” says Dr. O’Neill.
This may be a bit off topic....but maybe not.It's considered by most to be unusually abusive to isolate (by whatever means) a dog for long periods. They are, afterall, social animals.
Guess who else are social animals?
("WHY ARE YOU TRYING TO KILL OLD PEOPLE???".....overheard from a shrieking Karen).