coldfish wrote:Clint Eastwood wrote:Nucky Thompson wrote:Big prayers up to Vuc as he battles this deadly runny nose/cough
Ignorant post alert. 5 million people worldwide have died form this runny nose/cough. Very few people have not had a connection to someone tragically affected by this global pandemic. And shame on the two people who liked this post as well.
Since I am one of the two people that liked the post and should be "shamed", I have to respond.
First off, a whole lot more people than 5 million people died. Its estimated that 4m people died in India alone. The global death count on this is huge.
A customer I was relatively close with died from covid just a few weeks ago. The first time someone is exposed to covid is extraordinarily serious. I just liked the post because once someone is vaccinated, a healthy person with a functional immune system has very low risk to the point where it really is just a cold. Given that this is going endemic, we are going to have to get used to that idea.
Maybe im misinterpreting the data, but looks like deaths cumulative in India are around 462K. I don’t think a lot more than 5 million people died, but not really the point. Even at 5 mil, its been pretty awful we both obviously agree.
I can see your point about in vaccinated people it is more like a cold. And if that is what you like about the post, sorry for shaming you. However, vaccinated people can still die from this cold, but obviously at a very very reduced rate. It’s not 100% protective from severe disease.
My issue with the post is it seemed pretty insensitive and minimizing. If that was not the posters intent, ok, but the way it read seems like it was the intent. And since Nucky responded with an obnoxious response to me rather than explain why my response was unwarranted, I’m pretty sure im right on this one.