Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Equal Time

Believe it or not, one expert suggests we should ignore social distancing so as to strengthen our immune systems.  He says our preoccupation with germs has turned us into a nation of wimps.  See for yourself.


Anonymous said...

I'm reality this is true. Example is I always wore my scrubs when I would arrive home after work from cases at the hospital and my 4 young kids would have exposure and immunity would build. Americans well western culture largely obsession with germ cleanliness has led to large number of allergies. Bottled water is just 1 example. Constant hand sanitizer is another. Our body has ability to build immunity if we would allow it.

Anonymous said...

Expert? I didnt make it very far but looks more like a standup comedian than expert on anything.

Anonymous said...

@7:08 kingfish is obsessed with HBO and forms all of his opinions from the garbage he watches.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great idea for the elderly and immune system impaired. Let’s cull the herd. (Sarcasm) I understand the concern for obsession with germs and over-protectiveness. But this is not the time. Given the overwhelming nature of the impact on our healthcare system, this is not the time to throw caution to the wind. Plus the risk to the elderly and health impaired is not worth it. Apparently people are still unaware of how serious the risk is. For some perspective, check out this article:

Anonymous said...

LIGHTEN UP PEOPLE!!! George Carlin was a genius. And he was funny....

Anonymous said...

@7:08 kingfish is obsessed with HBO and forms all of his opinions from the garbage he watches.

And YOU are obsessed with stalking every move business owner Kingfish makes.

Anonymous said...

What Carlin is saying is true to a point. We do need to build immunity to the germs around us as we grow up if we expect to be healthy adults. Children's immune systems are much more robust.

However, this is a totally different situation. This is a new virus where absolutely nobody has any immunity and everyone can get it. And it is deadly enough to strain our healthcare system if we don't control the spread in a manageable way. What we need is a vaccine and we'll be extremely lucky to see that before the end of the year.

Letting the virus spread unabated through the population will result in hundreds of thousands of needless deaths as it ravages cities like New York, Chicago, D.C., Boston, Seattle, San Francisco, etc. Yes, we need to get immunity through our population, but we simply can't turn a blind eye to the fact that a 1% mortality rate can turn into a 10% mortality rate when no medical treatments are available.

Anonymous said...

7:08 probably hasn't watched George on republicans.

In these times everyone should.

Anonymous said...

Would someone please post a link to a reputable study that shows humans develop any immunity whatsoever to Covid-19? I can't find one anywhere. This virus may be like streptococcus virus, i.e., strept throat - which one can catch repeatedly throughout life. We are still awaiting legitimate studies of C-19 survivors to determine if they develop antibodies to the virus.

Louis LeFleur said...

Thanks for the classic Carlin humor, KF. I pity those who can't recognize this for what it is. To be honest, I side with Carlin on general germaphobia, but I know even he would have said COVID-19, Ebola, SARS, and the like are a horse of a different color.

Anonymous said...

@8:54 is one of those people who like to hear themselves talk.

Anonymous said...

Try as I might, I can't find anyone I know, nor anyone I've asked, who knows of a REAL (1st person to them) who has been diagnosed with this. Sure, we've all been told of high profile politicians & Hollywood-types but really look around you.

Not meaning to belittle the event but come on, estimates of 420,000 people worldwide (5000 in US) die annually from food poisoning. In 2017, 55,000 died in the US from flu & pneumonia complications.

Overly hyped? Perhaps... just keep perspective.

Anonymous said...

@9:17 is one of those narcissists who freaks out when their ignorance is revealed.

TheClintonscantsuicideusall said...

God made dirt for a reason.

Anonymous said...

I personally do not know anyone, but one of my sister's colleagues tested positive for Covid-19, and they all have to be tested because they worked near her. I'm praying that her results come back negative, as well as those results of her colleagues.

@9:54 AM = major failure said...

@9:54 AM - FAIL! Strep is a...wait for it...BACTERIA, not a virus.

Apples and cucumbers.

Kingfish said...

Sorry, 8:08 wasn't me. I was doing my best impersonation of a worthless St. Bernard.

Anonymous said...

Apparently there are a good many folks commenting on this post who were out sick the day their English class discussed "A Modest Proposal." (Jonathan Swift)

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