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One of their candidates recently had his ‘it’s impossible to catch a virus’ video removed from Facebook and YouTube. They peddle baseless conspiracy theories and don’t display any indication of being ‘informed’ about medical matters. There are tens of thousands of Aussies walking around today who would now be dead had IMOP policies been in place during the last two years.

Alan Watterson, Hastings Point


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13 COMMENTS

  1. Thinking viruses don’t exist is just the balance to people who think health young people can die from a cold virus. Much of a muchness really.

    • Medical sources tend to be totally upfront about the rarity of such occurrences. A big statement (whatever the statement is exactly, “cold virus” being a rather vague term medically) that is has never happened.

      False equivalence here!

      • Colds & Flu refer to the human contractible RNA viruses Corona, Rhino, Adeno, and Influenza.
        Influenza A and B are segmented and can easily exchange functionality between variants, so it’s put it in a category of it’s own.
        The other three can be handled by a healthy persons innate immune response and don’t require an Adaptive immune response.
        If you are under stressors and therefore have to escalate from Innate to Adaptive, you can end up with with a common condition called Anti-body Dependent Enhancement. Put simply, if you had say, Rhino last year, you are extra susceptible to the other RNA viruses this year. Your body can confuse this new infection with a previous one and take a while to figure out the mistake.
        The rationale behind never creating vaccines for Corona, Rhino, Adeno, is not just that they mutate wildly, but that it also opens you up to a failure to respond to Influenza that is far more deadly. The idea of the flu vax is that you concentrate on segments that are fairly cemented into all the current variants, hopefully giving you a broad spectrum immunity, but you may get a bad cold because of it, but that’s not really a problem if you are young and healthy.
        Is that specific enough for you?

        • I should have have asked you if it was copy and paste – I don’t know. But – I’d be fascinated to read your bibliography.

          • I did copy it. It’s from my head. It got there when Iearnt it. I can do you a dissertation on the ATP cycle if you like. I was fascinated by ATP when I was 8 after ABC open learning taught me all about it.

      • No. While you’ve given us a VERY impressive bit of copy and paste, I’m none the wiser as to which particular type of cold you think has NEVER caused the death of a healthy young person.

        I was suggesting that there is a big difference between a)someone with the relevant medical background stating/ having a belief in the dangers posed by a particular disease to otherwise healthy young people (with the observation derived from clinical observation and appropriately put into perspective with reference to incidence)

        and

        b) some random nong plucking a statement about viruses from the air.

        Just saying …

        • I should have have asked you if it was copy and paste – I don’t know. But – I’d be fascinated to read your bibliography.

          • Well I’ll say up front that 95% of what I know I have never been in a project that needed it.
            But I’ll give you some highlights that don’t give away who I am.
            I was CEO and CTO of a software engineering corporation based in Singapore tied in with their education dept..
            I have been in charge of design and construction of quite a few sounding rockets.
            I cleaned a castle twice a week to help pay for college.
            I was a breeder of race horses. Best we did was 3rd in stakes race.
            Goat herder for live export.
            Wired up quite a few of the state schools in SEQ with Ethernet when that first came out.
            Wrote an operating system that Los Alamos National Laboratory ended up rejecting after dicking me around for 2 years, but the Sultan of Brunei’s brother in law was going to make it right for me, then Sultan kicked him out of the country, so the owners of Johannesburg International Airport wanted to buy in and market it, but then the dotcom bubble popped so they dropped out too. That was a fun time in my life.
            I’ve been a lecturer at a Christian College.
            I was head of special effects graphics on a pilot for a series that never got picked up (due to bad writing, I mean it was really crap)
            That’s all I can think of at the moment that I am allowed to say or wouldn’t give away who I am.

            Now I’m doing the most important job of my life. I’m a stay at home – home schooling dad.

          • I suppose I should have ask if you meant to write biography or if you really meant bibliography.
            My bibliography only consists of a SciFi novel and a children’s story book. I’m a thinker and doer not a writer. If I was that way inclined, I’d start a podcast instead as that is the way people absorb large amounts of information these days. They are easier to digest than audio books.

    • So when I write cold virus, you read all viruses, and then add in disease some how. Do you understand your confusion or do you need me to spell it out?

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