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  1. infirmity, decrepitude, senility and dotage seem to be the most common suggested translations from "Altersschwäche", although interestingly none of them seem to be an exact match. infirmity means sickness or weakness, but doesn't include the meaning of "old". Old people are often infirm (and often described as "old and infirm") but you can also be infirm without being old. decrepitude is probably the closest match, with a meaning of "decay due to old age", although I've most often heard it applied to buildings and objects rather than people. I think calling an old person "decrepit" w
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  2. Jesus Christ Kurshok, this isn't your personal therapy page. Six posts in a row is getting ridiculous.
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  3. You keep avoiding the question about what the practical difference is. Unless you're trying to claim that people who die from Covid deserve it because they have a "weak body defense"? dotage (dōt′ij) [ME. doten, to be silly] A pejorative term for cognitive impairment. Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners Note that there is nothing in this definition that counters the claim that "dying of old age is not a medical term".
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  4. "All that silly paranoia about an axe. It's the cardiac arrest that kills you, not the decapitation."
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  5. Man my state is stupid sometimes. The toilet paper is starting to run out again in some stores. I've already got loads of it so it ain't an issue for me but... I mean come on. It's like no-one learnt from the Melbourne/Victoria lockdown - no-one fucking starved or lacked for necessities like TP, even in one of the harshest lockdowns ever seen supply lines remained intact. But panicky people gonna panic I guess.
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  6. I think your numbers are slightly out of date. I haven't seen any scientist seriously suggest a mortality rate that high since about February or March. Even the infamous "Ferguson model" used to justify lockdown in the UK assumed an overall mortality rate of 0.9%, and most estimates since then have been somewhere between 0.3% and 0.6%. Maybe if you only look at hospitalised cases you can get a fatality rate of 2-5%, but that's not equivalent to the fatality rate for the whole disease. What is the source for the claim that 40% of cases will develop long covid? Don't worry,
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  7. You didn't answer the question. What practical difference do you see between someone who dies of pneumonia, and someone who dies of a combination of pneumonia and old age? In both cases they would be alive if they hadn't caught pneumonia.
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  8. Nobody dies of old age. It all depends how much you're revving your body and how little you invest in healing it. You can sometimes find people who die of a stroke or a heart attack at 20-30 years if they never rested, had a lot of stress at work. It's like a limited resource for each human organ. Easy to observe that life expectancy is much longer in developed countries precisely for this reason. Likewise old people from developed countries look like they're 50 at their real age of 70 years. Whereas people from underdeveloped countries can easily look like 70-80 years at their real age o
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  9. Wow, I didn't know that you had it! What kind of complications did you have? I'm far more concerned about those, if I should get it, than the risk of actually dying.
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  10. Re: coronavirus, to put things into perspective, the mortality rate is about 2% (in a developed country; in a developing country it can be as high as 5%), and that's including acute and aggravated cases. There's not that much difference between them, so I think debating about that difference is making too much of it. And anyway, from a public health policy perspective, your job is saving lives, and aggravated circumstances are just an inherent part of that job. So you have to take them into account in the policy one way or another. But, and this is my main point, I think in the big scheme
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  11. Is there any practical difference between someone who dies "of Corona" and someone who dies due to Covid-induced complications? Unless you're referring to people who would have died regardless of whether they had Covid or not--those people are easy to filter out by subtracting the average death rates from the current ones.
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  12. This happens in win7, maybe the 'open recent map on start' option is to blame? Edit: yeah, I switched the loadLastMap to 0 and it works.
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  13. The comment wasn't directed at you, and it certainly shouldn't be seen as endorsing the general tone of Kurshok's posts. I don't personally support either childish name-calling or overly emotional rants, even if the target deserves valid criticism.
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  14. The way you are wording this, you seem to believe that COVID did not cause a significant number of those deaths. May I ask why? What do you expect those extensive post mortems would find?
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  15. To get a positive spin on this discussion, what about the following little story: Due to Covid, I am working from home and because of that, I just got to experience how my son (turning 1 year on monday) took his first steps, and now he is walking around the flat as if he had never done anything else! It's such a normal thing to happen, but I still feel so incredibly proud right now!!
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  16. Any group willing to use violence and terror to promote their beliefs should be called out by all reasonable people.
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  17. Those last 3 missions are looking awesome. Amadeus, isn't that from one of the abandoned missions? I recognise that treehouse part. This is what I've been working today, finishing up one of the shops.
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