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    The coronavirus scam

    My reply was to kind of give people the idea that if all we were seeing were people who were already going to die, and then also got Covid, we wouldn’t have seen any appreciable drop in life expectancy. For half a million people to draw off as much life expectancy as they did, they largely had...
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    The coronavirus scam

    I will get back to this. I’m on call tonight. Thank you for listening, though!
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    The coronavirus scam

    I read a study earlier this year that concluded that, globally, as of January the world had lost 20 million life years to Covid, with the average loss being 16 years per death. 2.5 million years in the US. That number doesn’t count the surges in Brazil or India.
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    The coronavirus scam

    That is an absolutely insane number of assumptions made about me, what my professional life has been like the last 14 months, my lived experience with coronavirus and who or what I may have been referencing in a single line in a prior paragraph. Enough assumptions to the point that I’ve been...
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    uh oh canada :(

    I have to admit that, even with all of my experience with Covid, I don’t know the virus on that level? Maybe it is a viral supremacist?
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    uh oh canada :(

    Pretty sure it’s because they got hit with a nasty double mutant variant during a series of public demonstrations, votes, religious celebrations? Also they don’t have the same infrastructure that we do.
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    The coronavirus scam

    A) no, you won’t, because you aren’t a clinician with a graduate degree and 20 years of experience. I’ve signed death certificates for years, based on my ability to use science to determine why people die. Radiology, labs tests, assessments. It’s called medicine? Why is that a strange...
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    uh oh canada :(

    Reproduction of the virus, where the virus can reproduce in cells. Also called replication, results in creation of new virus that can be genetically distinct from parent virus
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    The coronavirus scam

    1) sure, but something like half of American adults are obese, so this is not shocking. And given that I WAS AT THE BEDSIDE caring for these folks, I know quite well what killed them. Life expectancy dropped by over a year last year from the death we experienced. 2) the new variants popping up...
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    uh oh canada :(

    No, Trumpgurl, allowing the virus to multiple uncontrollably causes it to mutate.
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    The coronavirus scam

    As I said directly below it, I’m not worried about the cases in kids, other than their ability to be a source of infection. AND the ability to allow the production of new variants in Covid. There is a reason we are still not recommending vaccination in that group. The discussion now is the...
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    uh oh canada :(

    The people of India would disagree, at this point. In fact, the variant there (a result of viral opportunism in uncontrolled reproduction) seems to be bypassing waning immunity from past infections from earlier versions of Covid. It is, and will continue to be, a humanitarian disaster.
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    The coronavirus scam

    American Academy of Pediatrics is claiming that 20% of all Covid cases are now in children. That’s largely because we arent immunizing them, of course, and it’s a shifting demographic. I will say children have played a much smaller role in this than they do any flu season on record. But I’m...
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    Biden: Americans Can Only Eat One Burger Per Month

    This is very much like Dave Ramsey saying that you need to save $100 a month, and then seeing somebody else asserting that you can save $100 a month by not drinking coffee, to then asserting that Dave Ramsey says you can’t drink coffee anymore.
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    The coronavirus scam

    I haven’t posted here in years in years, and I probably shouldn’t make my first return post about something so controversial. But unfortunately as a person who manages critical care units in acute care hospitals, i long ago stopped laughing at these groups. They have made my life and work so...
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