Monday, March 23, 2020

Trump, Making Sense? Social Distancing Contrary To Human Nature; Loneliness & Isolation Kill

Certainly the terrorist/terrorizing media will claim otherwise.  'Cause that's what the media does best!  Terrorizes. Spreads fear. Leadin' with what's bleedin' Their usual spin type manipulations.
The President signaled on Twitter that he might lift federal guidelines that urge people to avoid gatherings of more than 10 people and not eat in restaurants and bars.
“WE CANNOT LET THE CURE BE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM ITSELF,” Mr. Trump tweeted late Sunday evening. “AT THE END OF THE 15 DAY PERIOD, WE WILL MAKE A DECISION AS TO WHICH WAY WE WANT TO GO!”
He then proceeded to retweet several Twitter followers who suggested he should end measures meant to contain the virus.

Social distancing is so hard because it’s contrary to human nature

“Humans are just really intrinsically social creatures. We are the most extreme example of a species that’s decided that collaborating with others is going to be my entire strategy,” said Steve Cole, a professor of medicine, psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine.

 Primates are social, but we are distinctly so. For starters, we are especially cooperative, a trait that some researchers say stemmed from ecological changes that forced early Homo sapiens to forage together. We are among the few species that choose to share with one another
These social skills helped our ancestors fend off predators and more efficiently gather and hunt food and raise offspring. Our emotional dependence on each other can make keeping our distance, even for the public health benefit of “flattening the curve,” feel crummy.
So important is social connection to humans that the lack of it is terrible for our health. America already has high levels of loneliness, considered a public health hazard in itself even before coronavirus isolated us further. Scientists distinguish solitude from loneliness: Lonely people are hungry for connection but have too little. And a wide body of research has found lonely people are at higher risk for a host of illnesses, including heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s.

Social Distancing As Anti Social Behaviour Self Imposed/Enforced by the Desire to Conform

12 comments:

  1. This is probably one of the best arguments against social distancing, Penny. It's "anti-human". Live Free or Die!

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    1. The full quote:

      Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils.



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  2. It is anti human. Totally. It goes against every fiber of our being- which is why, IMO, the government is pushing on it so hard.

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  3. Briefly:
    Hubby is now unemployed due to the "quarantine"

    People are stressed. It's apparent.

    We went to get a pizza at our local independent pizzeria.
    No chain food pizza- the owner is working in his shop.

    His face is stressed. Doesn't know if he'll be able to remain open- He does employ a number of people. They'll all lose jobs. All this for a mere handful of cases in the entire province?

    More then 14.5 million people reside in this province and their are approximately 425 cases and 5 deaths province wide (as of today)

    In all of Canada, a nation of more then 37 and half million people there are 1432 cases and 20 deaths


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    1. more people likely died today of opioid overdoses in Canada

      and nothing

      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6034966/

      In 2016, there were 2861 apparent opioid-related deaths* in Canada, which is equivalent to eight people dying each day

      and nothing. nadda. zip. zero. zilch

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  4. Swiss Doctor on Covoid is up top side bar/right
    It's constantly updating and some of the latest updates are MUST READ

    Regarding the situation in Italy: Most major media falsely report that Italy has up to 800 deaths per day from the coronavirus. In reality, the president of the Italian Civil Protection Service stresses that these are deaths „with the coronavirus and not from the coronavirus“ (minute 03:30 of the press conference). In other words, these persons died while also testing positive.

    Current test-positive death figures in Italy are still less than 50% of normal daily overall mortality in Italy, which is around 1800 deaths per day. Thus it is possible, perhaps even likely, that a large part of normal daily mortality now simply counts as „Covid19“ deaths (as they test positive). This is the point stressed by the President of the Italian Civil Protection Service.

    However, by now it is clear that certain regions in Northern Italy, i.e. those facing the toughest lockdown measures, are experiencing markedly increased daily mortality figures. It is also known that in the Lombardy region, 90% of test-positive deaths occur not in intensive care units, but instead mostly at home. And more than 99% have serious pre-existing health conditions.

    WHICH MOST PROBABLY INDICATES THE SELF ISOLATION/QUARANTING IS KILLING THESE PEOPLE!

    Professor Sucharit Bhakdi has called lockdown measures „useless“, „self-destructive“ and a „collective suicide“. Thus the extremely troubling question arises as to what extent the increased mortality of these elderly, isolated, highly stressed people with multiple pre-existing health conditions may in fact be caused by the weeks-long lockdown measures still in force.


    In a new fact sheet, the World Health Organization WHO reports that Covid-19 is in fact spreading slower, not faster, than influenza by a factor of about 50%. Moreover, pre-symptomatic transmission appears to be much lower with Covid-19 than with influenza.

    March 23, 2020 (II)

    Former Israeli Health Minister, Professor Yoram Lass, says that the new coronavirus is „less dangerous than the flu“ and lockdown measures „will kill more people than the virus“. He adds that „the numbers do not match the panic“ and „psychology is prevailing over science“. He also notes that „Italy is known for its enormous morbidity in respiratory problems, more than three times any other European country.“
    Pietro Vernazza, a Swiss infectious disease specialist, argues that many of the imposed measures are not based on science and should be reversed. According to Vernazza, mass testing makes no sense because 90% of the population will see no symptoms, and lockdowns and closing schools are even „counterproductive“. He recommends protecting only risk groups while keeping the economy and society at large undisturbed.

    The President of the World Doctors Federation, Frank Ulrich Montgomery, argues that lockdown measures as in Italy are „unreasonable“ and „counterproductive“ and should be reversed.

    PLEASE READ AND CHECK ALL OUTBOUND LINKS- It looks as if Trump is correct and god I hate to say such a thing

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  5. Wait a minute??? Drumpf is actually right about something??? Has the world suddenly gone bonkers especially when we consider what kind of a Jew butt kisser that fool really is?

    I am scared now... Really scared.... Drumpf is doing something right!!!!

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    1. He's certainly hitting the right notes in his talk and it's being positively presented today.

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  6. Penny, I'm truly sorry about your husband's job. I'm truly sorry about the restaurant owner. They keep talking about "non-essential" jobs need to close. If a company provides jobs that company is ESSENTIAL. My husband's company just furloughed about 20+ people and their top management have taken significant pay cuts and made other schedule changes in order not to close. I'm just praying that this insanity stops soon.

    We were walking our dogs last night and came across a "sort of" neighbor (she doesn't live here but is very close with one of our neighbors and visits often). We stopped and chatted for several minutes and suddenly she stepped back and said, "I'm supposed to be social distancing" (she works at a bank). We continued talking and as people do, moved closer together over the minutes as we continued talking and she didn't seem to notice. :) At the end of our conversation we had a handshake and she didn't seem to notice that either! :) Yes, humans are social creatures.

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    1. Thanks Gwen
      Hopefully it won't be too long.

      And yes humans are social. in fact we could use to be more social still!

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  7. Trump wants to get re-elected, and besides he knows - as we do - that's it's pretty much all a deliberate scare. N'est ce pas?

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    1. Yup, he definitely wants to get re elected and way too many people are saying this is bullshit

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