- Jul 28, 2016
Yupf no testing is done and a patient’s symptoms are close enough to the seasonal flu, will that person’s death automatically be attributed to COVID-19?
Yup and yup.Consider, for instance, that the CDC is estimating there were between 24,000 and 63,000 deaths in the United States from influenza between October and March. In NYC, does that mean some of those deaths got lumped under COVID-19? Will this keep on happening?
The making of fear-porn dressed up in the clothing of 'medical fact'? A modern 'wolf dressed in sheep's clothing' story?
It seems to make much more sense to me to acknowledge that there is a virus out there that is killing an unknown number of people, a number that likely none of us really knows, decide what I will do about that, what I am willing to give up, do and speak about to help with this and then spend the rest of my time, effort, thoughts and emotions busy with the best and most fun ways to spend my time and efforts during this time when the meme of 'physical distancing' is being re-introduced in its modern version. It's a lot like the story of 'which wolf do you feed?'
The story of the two wolves a story that can be seen in many places and many cultures. Another version which comes to mind is a version of the student fighting himself in the book "The Temple of Master of Hotei" by Denise Le Fay. Here is the most common version of that story of two wolves that I've seen:
Another version, that adds a few elements, is this one:
Here is a commentary on some of the societal aspects of the story:
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