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Re: Covid Culture (was Outbreak Culture)
« Reply #3075 on: April 07, 2021, 10:08:50 pm »
Last year the government and the medical community kept overstating the risk of covid to younger people,  to try and maintain the "we're all in this together" narrative.   The stats showed that young people were about as likely to die from raccoon attacks as from covid, but you wouldn't have known it from what our government and medical officials were saying. Now they're like "lol okay but this time we really mean it."  Assuming the doctors who cried wolf are telling the truth, and young people are in danger FOR REALZ this time, then maybe young people should be first in line for the vaccine, not last in line.

Young people are more likely to be doing jobs that require interaction with lots of people.  High-risk jobs are mostly staffed by young people. Whether it's keeping the grocery store running, doing deliveries, working in restaurants and stores, or whatever else, it's young people who are doing that work.  Between a 60 year old who works in his own office or a 20 year old who works at the grocery store, it's obvious who's more likely to come into contact with covid. And if the new strains are actually dangerous to young people, then it's obvious who should get the vaccine first.

Young people are also more likely to be living in more precarious situations, for financial reasons.  Between a 60 year old who lives in a standalone home with a spouse or a 20 year old who lives in an apartment with 3 other 20 year olds who are also all working in public-facing jobs, it's obvious who's more likely to come into contact with covid. If the new strains are actually dangerous to young people, then it's obvious who should get the vaccine first.

If there's evidence that the new strains of covid are actually dangerous to young people, then young people should be higher priority for vaccines.

 -k

Of course we know that death is the only possible thing we should ever worry about:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-brain/a-third-of-covid-survivors-suffer-neurological-or-mental-disorders-study-idUSKBN2BT2ZI

I'd rather be dead than lose any large part of my brain function.
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