Posted by Let's Get Real on May 04, 2020 at 09:11:16:
In Reply to: Re: The real problem for restarting sports in high schools posted by Walt Flanagan's Dog on May 03, 2020 at 18:40:54:
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: : : : : : : : Thanks. Feel free to answer the question.
: : : : : : : Did my use of fancy Latin words confuse you?
: : : : : : : Try this, then. To quote Mona Lisa Vito, "It's a bullshit question." The economy is not completely shut down to start with.
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: : : : : : Walt, your response always follows the same formula: denigrate the other person and avoid the question.
: : : : : First, I do return an insults with an insults.
: : : : : Secondly, I have addressed the question twice now.
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: : : : You're pretty sensitive if you think I have insulted you in any way. And, no, you have not answered the question.
: : : I've addressed the question...twice. You don't like the answer.
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: : Addressing the question is not the same as answering it, but that's ok, I've made my point.
: That you ask idiotic questions. Yes, you have made a good point. Good for you.
: And yes, older people die, but that doesn't help your math at all. The Covid deaths would be on top of the regular deaths.
: And your figures are yearly, whereas this pandemic is just a quarter-year so far.
: As far as "your way of thinking" goes, you don't really express much of that. All you've done is propose a false dichotomy, and choose "your side" by the fact that old people die.
: The fact is that that the medical treatment for the virus can be a tremendous cost as well. One doesn't have to die in order to rack up huge medical bills in the United States.
: Walt's Dog
Another ad hominem response, Walt? I'm disappointed. I'm beginning to think you're an attorney.
Your reasoning is incorrect. Coronavirus deaths are not on top of regular deaths. The two intersect. To what degree we are not certain. The point is, older people are more likely to die, whether or not they have coronavirus. The virus is really not a threat to most people.
Also, my figures are not annual, they are over a period of 5 years. (You would know this if you had bothered to look at the link I posted, but hey - never let the facts get in the way of a good argument.) But percentages do not increase over time - they stay the same. That's why they are useful for analysis. In other words, if 2% of people who contracted coronavirus die within a given month, that doesn't meant 4% will die over a two month period. I'm surprised that you go so far out of you way to use words like "idiotic" then make such basic mistakes in your own logic. I was under the assumption that you were misguided and naive. Now I'm starting to think that you're just not very smart.
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