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Thread: The Coronavirus Pandemic

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    'Pandemic' is a word generally interpreted as a health disaster where it actually merely appears to refer to the prevalence of a disease rather than its health effects

    Covid-19 without lockdowns is estimated by some to have a mortality rate of 600 per 1,000,000 or 6 per 10,000 or 0.06%

    Naturally, certain individuals are more vulnerable

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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyLauren View Post
    As retired people, our lives aren't very exciting at the best of times. Covid-19 has made them even less exciting.
    I know a lot of people needing the same procedure who have had to wait for months.
    It is estimated more people will die from neglected medical care that from the Covid-19. UK's Professor Karol Sikora estimated there will be 50,000 excess cancer deaths in the UK for year 2020. The head of the US CDC Robert R. Redfield has already said there are more excess suicides and overdoses than COVID deaths.

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    Personally, I'm just following the basic guidelines in my country and getting on with life as best I can....and one thing I don't want to do is to start getting involved with the politics around it all and some of the wild assumptions to be found around the internet & media in general.





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    As Buddhists, we should consider what is harmful and not harmful. Following the basic guidelines in one's country means 100% involvement in politics, because one is following the directives of politicians rather than examining medical opinion and the realities of the experience of other nations. Kind regards

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    As Buddhists, we should consider what is harmful and not harmful. Following the basic guidelines in one's country means 100% involvement in politics, because one is following the directives of politicians rather than examining medical opinion and the realities of the experience of other nations. Kind regards
    I already examine medical and scientific opinions as well as pay attention to what appears to be happening around the rest of the planet thanks, and I don't make a habit of becoming actively involved in politics, other than to feel private dismay at much of it.

    "Following the basic guidelines in one's country" can just mean simple precautions such as washing one's hands regularly and not throwing one's arms around and kissing on both cheeks with every person one comes into contact with, which is about common sense rather than "100% involvement in politics."

    Have a good day Element.

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