Coronavirus

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by VondyP, Mar 11, 2020.

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How worried about Coronavirus are you?

Poll closed Mar 18, 2020.
  1. Very Worried

    9.4%
  2. Moderately Concerned

    37.5%
  3. Not Worried

    34.4%
  4. Hoaxing Hoaxers gonna Hoax

    18.8%
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  1. Tuckfro42

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    1. It’s new
    2. Social media makes it impossible to ignore
    3. As your numbers show, the vast majority of deaths related to smoking are due to people CHOOSING to smoke.
     
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  2. Doc

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    Except more are dying from second hand smoking than Covid.
    But yeah, the new thing and media certainly do make this a “more in your face” problem. I’m just showing how this whole thing has been blown way out of proportion.
     
  3. Tuckfro42

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    There have been almost 41,000 deaths due to COVID 19 in the US so far this year. It’s only April.
     
  4. Doc

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    I hear ya, and that’s sad for those families involved but in the grand scheme of things, it’s not that outrageous of a figure, especially when compared to those killed from smoking. And by no means am I hinting at a ban on smoking. It’s just insane that we’ve had this country on lockdown for, what 2 months now, for something that isn’t as deadly as what I can get for $10 at Pilot. (Of course there’s other diseases $10 at the back of a Pilot can get you that won’t kill you but lol make you wish you were dead.)
     
  5. Tuckfro42

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    I get the sentiment, but you should find something else to equate the death rate to. By the way, remember when smokes were around a dollar a pack? Wasn’t that long ago. There’s a reason they’re around $10 a pack now, and it has nothing to do with inflation or tobacco shortage.
     
  6. Doc

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    Ok let do heart disease...

    About 647,000 Americans die from heart disease each year—that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.

    Heart Disease Facts | cdc.gov

    What about obesity...

    Obesity has reached epidemic proportions globally, with at least 2.8 million people dying each year as a result of being overweight or obese.

    10 facts on obesity

    Do I need to come up with more examples?
     
  7. Tuckfro42

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    Maybe try a virus? I don’t know, something that actually equates.
     
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  8. Doc

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    Ok, since Covid is a respiratory disease, how about chronic lower respiratory disease....

    “deaths from chronic lower respiratory diseases (including asthma): 160,201”

    https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/copd.htm
     
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  10. Tuckfro42

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    I don’t think you can catch asthma...
     
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