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  • D.L.Orean
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    • February 25, 2020, 09:34:41 am
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12940 on: May 07, 2021, 09:02:04 am »
Percentage fully vaccinated:
USA: 41%
Korea: 0.5%
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How long until 1% of South Koreaís population becomes fully vaccinated?

Why do you use "over 18s" for the US but total population for Korea? 41% of the US population over 18 has been vaccinated. 32.7% of the total population has been vaccinated. It's better to compare like for like. The US is so far ahead, even when making the more accurate comparison. Why do you choose to use misleading statistics?


  • D.L.Orean
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    • February 25, 2020, 09:34:41 am
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12941 on: May 07, 2021, 09:08:52 am »
How is it misleading? Both are stats I read in online newspapers.

You're trying to make a comparison between the United States and South Korea. The two figures you used do not measure the same thing. It's an inaccurate comparison. The inaccuracy is unnecessary because the US is clearly so far ahead in its vaccination program. 32.7% vs 0.6% total population vaccinated.


  • Lazio
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    • January 27, 2018, 03:56:10 pm
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12942 on: May 07, 2021, 09:15:34 am »
Today is 18C / 64F.

Office heater says 25C / 77F.

This consumption of fossil fuels is contributing to air pollution (of which there is no safe level).

You are right.
But don't we all use energy (and therefore harming the environment one way or another) for doing things that are not at all necessary?


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  • Waygook Lord

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    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12943 on: May 07, 2021, 09:26:36 am »
Fully vaccinated:
USA: 107.4 million
ROK: 000.3 million


  • tylerthegloob
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12944 on: May 07, 2021, 09:48:19 am »
Coronavirus Casualties:
USA: A lot.
ROK: Not a lot.
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  • D.L.Orean
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    • February 25, 2020, 09:34:41 am
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12945 on: May 07, 2021, 09:53:21 am »
Coronavirus Casualties:
USA: A lot.
ROK: Not a lot.

Deaths:
USA: 579,275
ROK: 1,851

New confirmed cases May 5
USA: 45,085
ROK: 574


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  • Waygook Lord

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    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12946 on: May 07, 2021, 10:07:49 am »
Coronavirus isnít that dangerous. Only if you are very weak can it kill you. Exceptionally healthy people almost certainly will feel nothing.

How many Americans died? Well under 1 in 500. Many of whom were going to die soon anyways.

Worldwide how many died? Well under 1 in 1,000.

Other things kill way more - air pollution, smoking, alcohol, obesity.

The less people get vaccinated, the more coronavirus will spread, resulting in more deaths (even thought it wonít be many, proportionally speaking) and a diminished quality of life.

I donít want to have to keep wearing a mask for years to come. And social distance. And not be able to travel abroad.


  • D.L.Orean
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    • February 25, 2020, 09:34:41 am
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12947 on: May 07, 2021, 10:17:30 am »
Coronavirus isnít that dangerous. Only if you are very weak can it kill you. Exceptionally healthy people almost certainly will feel nothing.

How many Americans died? Well under 1 in 500. Many of whom were going to die soon anyways.

Worldwide how many died? Well under 1 in 1,000.

Other things kill way more - air pollution, smoking, alcohol, obesity.

The less people get vaccinated, the more coronavirus will spread, resulting in more deaths (even thought it wonít be many, proportionally speaking) and a diminished quality of life.

I donít want to have to keep wearing a mask for years to come. And social distance. And not be able to travel abroad.

Who wants these things?

While I am frustrated by the slow speed of the vaccination plan here, I wouldn't wish to have spent the last 12-15 months in the US as opposed to Korea.


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  • Waygook Lord

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    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12948 on: May 07, 2021, 10:18:46 am »
Coronavirus deaths in America: going down
Coronavirus deaths in Korea: going up

I just hope this pandemic can be over soon. Iím sick of it. Want to enjoy life. The more this pandemic drags on, the more we lose out. I pray herd immunity can reached. (The more vaccine delays, the less likely that is to happen.)


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    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12949 on: May 07, 2021, 10:24:00 am »
I wouldn't wish to have spent the last 12-15 months in the US as opposed to Korea.

I would. Because masks are / were optional there, same with social distancing. (Depending on the area.)

Coronavirus isnít even dangerous to a healthy person. Why worry about it? Just keep your body strong and your immune system will neutralize the virus so quickly you wonít even know youíve had it.
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  • D.L.Orean
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    • February 25, 2020, 09:34:41 am
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12950 on: May 07, 2021, 10:25:22 am »

Coronavirus deaths in Korea: going up


Is this true? Since March 1 there has been 1 day with deaths in double figures (March 10 with 10 deaths). Deaths in Korea have gone down since a spike in late December and early January (and that spike peaked at 40 deaths in one day) and have remained low.


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  • Waygook Lord

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    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12951 on: May 07, 2021, 10:27:06 am »
Some states in the USA reported no deaths for a day. Definitely going down there.


  • D.L.Orean
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    • February 25, 2020, 09:34:41 am
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12952 on: May 07, 2021, 10:34:24 am »
Some states in the USA reported no deaths for a day. Definitely going down there.

I didn't suggest they weren't going down in the US. I was just wondering about the "Coronavirus deaths in Korea: going up" part. That's why I only quoted that part of your post.


  • L I
  • Waygook Lord

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    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12953 on: May 07, 2021, 10:37:39 am »
The rules about businesses having to close by 9pm and groups restricted to four people or less are having a good impact in Korea. Slowing the spread. Not a fun way to live, but I guess weíve go to do it. It helps less people catch coronavirus.

Cases are down from a Dec / Jan peak (though starting to go up a bit).


  • D.L.Orean
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    • February 25, 2020, 09:34:41 am
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12954 on: May 07, 2021, 10:43:50 am »
The rules about businesses having to close by 9pm and groups restricted to four people or less are having a good impact in Korea. Slowing the spread. Not a fun way to live, but I guess weíve go to do it. It helps less people catch coronavirus.

Also keeps the death rate lower


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  • Waygook Lord

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    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12955 on: May 07, 2021, 10:44:58 am »
Yes. Itís been working. But do you want to live that way forever?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12956 on: May 07, 2021, 10:48:21 am »
Yes. Itís been working. But do you want to live that way forever?
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  • Waygook Lord

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    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12957 on: May 07, 2021, 10:49:03 am »
More people in Korea die from air pollution than from coronavirus. Around the world it kills more (and weakens immune systems, increasing likelihood of death from coronavirus) ... but not a lot is being said / done about that.


  • tylerthegloob
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12958 on: May 07, 2021, 10:49:22 am »
 
Coronavirus isnít that dangerous. Only if you are very weak can it kill you. Exceptionally healthy people almost certainly will feel nothing.

this is some mega-bullshit dude. several olympic athletes died of coronavirus. a few of them weren't even that old
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  • D.L.Orean
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    • February 25, 2020, 09:34:41 am
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12959 on: May 07, 2021, 10:49:38 am »
Yes. Itís been working. But do you want to live that way forever?

No. And, as I've mentioned before, I am frustrated by the lack of vaccines available here. Hopefully, the vast majority of people can be vaccinated by the end of the year. And if that is the case, I would look back on this and continue to think being in Korea was a better option.