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    1. ReconfigBehSci. (2022, January 20). @timcolbourn @OmicronData As I said before, it’s not the function of this account to argue/advocate covid policies, but I will comment on the shape of the argument. The use of the frame “just delay” here seems hugely prejudicial. We don’t talk that way about flu or other diseases we might get repeatedly [Tweet]. @SciBeh. https://twitter.com/SciBeh/status/1484074977964011520

  5. Jan 2022
    1. at peak flu levels reached 11% of the US public this flu season, almost double the CDC’s estimate of about 6%.

      How is google retaining this data. It seems weird to me that they would just refuse to explain the error. There has to be a reason that Google would come to a conclusion that is double that of the CDC.

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    1. John Burn-Murdoch. (2021, January 7). Doctors & nurses do amazing, stressful work reallocating beds to squeeze Covid patients into, but a) those beds are taken away from other patients who risk losing treatment for other illness & injury, and b) when numbers get high enough, there simply aren’t any more beds or staff [Tweet]. @jburnmurdoch. https://twitter.com/jburnmurdoch/status/1347200868014297093

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    1. Chu, H. Y., Englund, J. A., Starita, L. M., Famulare, M., Brandstetter, E., Nickerson, D. A., Rieder, M. J., Adler, A., Lacombe, K., Kim, A. E., Graham, C., Logue, J., Wolf, C. R., Heimonen, J., McCulloch, D. J., Han, P. D., Sibley, T. R., Lee, J., Ilcisin, M., … Bedford, T. (2020). Early Detection of Covid-19 through a Citywide Pandemic Surveillance Platform. New England Journal of Medicine, NEJMc2008646. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMc2008646

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    1. In 2017, Canadians were on waiting lists for an estimated 1,040,791 total procedures. Often, wait times are lengthy. For example, the median wait time for arthroplastic surgery (hip, knee, ankle, shoulder) ranges from 20 weeks to 52 weeks. In the British National Health Service, cancelations are common. Last year, the National Health Service canceled 84,827 elective operations in England for nonclinical reasons on the day the patient was due to arrive. The same year, it canceled 4,076 urgent operations in England, including 154 urgent operations canceled two or more times. Times of high illness are a key driver in this problem. For instance, in flu season, the National Health Service canceled 50,000 “non-urgent” surgeries. In Canada, private insurance is outlawed (as it would be under Sanders’ proposal). In 2017, “an estimated 63,459 Canadians received non-emergency medical treatment outside Canada.” In Britain, private insurance is permitted—but it is an additional cost to the taxes that British citizens pay for the National Health Service. Escaping the system is an option for the wealthy, or for those who are willing to forego other expenditures to get the care they want or need.

      A system cannot conduct healing, and refuses to take care of the sick. This has a great deal to do with humanity, and deviations from health care.

  23. Dec 2017
    1. In most healthy adults this process works, and they recover within days or weeks. But sometimes the immune system's reaction is too strong, destroying so much tissue in the lungs that they can no longer deliver enough oxygen to the blood, resulting in hypoxia and death.

      Evolution is a fucking joke. There is no intelligent design in any of this. Humans are an agglomeration of disparate pieces that barely just work.

  24. Mar 2017
    1. Can the flu vaccine give you the flu? As you might have guessed already given our description of how flu vaccines are made, the answer is unequivocally no- you’re not going to get the flu from the flu vaccine