I feel like I should clarify that aids isnt a virus. Hiv is the virus, aids is a medical condition
@Kaywinnet, are you the "actually its SARS-CoV-2" guy at parties?
@CellSword, I'm a scientist, so kinda haha
@Kaywinnet, word, id talk to you
Whats your field?
@CellSword, infectious diseases but I'm just finishing off my degree. You?
@Kaywinnet, im an engineer, currently software development but previously I've dabbled in controls, electrical, radiological, nuclear and mechanical
@CellSword, ooft a bit of an all rounder huh. I moved away from tech stuff as there's only so many idiots you can handle haha. Now I run a bookshop gaming cafe :)
@Kaywinnet, bro a scientist? That's badass
@Kaywinnet, hurry up and solve this COVID-19 deal then plzkthx
@Kaywinnet, I used to be a dishwasher. Now I bottle up ya'll ragu sauce for 2 dollars less x|
@Kaywinnet, Hey now, Karen got a B in high school biology 20 years ago, I think she know what she's talking about
@Mantis Tobaggan, haha just one of many things I do
@SimonPetrikov, lol! It's hilarious when people try to talk to me about covid, and I drop in that not only do I study infectious diseases but my dissertation is on this. People are fun haha
@Kaywinnet, I guess covid came in clutch for you eh?
@CellSword, I mean. COVID-19 is shorthand for "COronaVIrus Disease 2019" so either way works?
@OopsIEsploded, COVID-19 : AIDS :: Sars-CoV-2 : HIV
The flu is a better example, just saying.
@thatoneguymaybe, it definitely is a better example, but it is a slippery slope neither side wants to bring up...for one, COVID has surpassed 250,000 dead Americans in 10 months, the flu typically kills 38,000 each year 61,000 on the high end. Secondly, there are absolutely going to be people who push for masks/other precautions from here on out COVID or not. If no one brings up comparisons like this, less people think about it and it never becomes contentious, and we can all get back to living normal lives when this is done.
@snipesmcgeee, The only thing I disagree about, is the number of deaths. It's been long known the number is very wrong, and a lot lower than reported. Because they lump death with CO-VID, and deaths from CO-VID together. As well as possibly related to CO-VID cases.
The estimated number is at least 25% less.
@thatoneguymaybe, That could be true, our top doctors and scientists are being asked a lot to have 100% accuracy instantaneously. However, even with that 25% number, 175,000 is still 3x worse than a terrible flu season. I’ve also seen the claims that people are dying with COVID, not from it; which is misleading. Sure, people are dying FROM heart attacks while they have COVID for example, but in those cases, COVID was an accelerator. Maybe they die at 65 instead of 75. You don’t die from many kinds of cancer, but it’s absolutely the reason people have complications and pass away.
It’s really easy to come up with arguments and meaningless comparisons (like I could have done above) why either side is correct, which makes it hard to decipher what is the real truth. I personally lean towards extra caution and large majority expert opinions.
@snipesmcgeee, Yes, it can accelerate the process, but that would fall under a from CO-VID death. I'm talking strictly with CO-VID deaths. Like a man crashes his motorcycle, and dies, but he had CO-VID. That isn't a CO-VID death, and should not be counted.
Hospitals make more money if it is, so if course they label it one.
I'm all for extra caution, but even that has its limits.
And I'm definitely leaning toward the majority of expert opinions, if it makes sense. (There are a lot of silenced experts)
Someone that stupid should be tied down and given all three of those...
That’s a definite cry for help if I’ve ever seen one