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View Poll Results: What should we do about RSV?
Another lockdown immediately to "flatten the curve" 1 1.61%
Another lockdown immediately to "protect the vulverable" 0 0%
Close offices and places of worship but not schools 0 0%
Close schools but not offices and places of worship 0 0%
Have color-coded regional restrictions 1 1.61%
Bar travel from "high impact" states 0 0%
Absolutely nothing 60 96.77%
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Old 10-23-2022, 07:35 AM
Status: "A solution in search of a problem" (set 19 days ago)
 
Location: New York Area
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This article, Alarming Surge In Kids Hospitalized With Non-COVID Virus Putting Strain On Hospitals (link) was email blasted three times yesterday by the local newsfeed. Similar coverage was in other publications. The article did point out, buried near the end (linked article, excerpt):
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Originally Posted by DailyVoice, Port Chester (NY)
RSV usually leads to mild, cold-like symptoms with no vaccine available, but infants and older adults could develop severe pneumonia-like symptoms.
The article hinted but did not say explicitlythat this is an old story. An excerpt from a 2014 article in the Hudson Valley's paper of general circulation, Journal News (link):
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Originally Posted by Journal News from 2014
Many of those young people were diagnosed with RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus infection, which is similar to a bad cold. Others have strep throat and a few have been diagnosed with influenza, she said.
After Covid people's nerves are a bit raw. But it the media plumping for another shutdown?

 
Old 10-23-2022, 08:09 AM
 
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LOL I think RSV basically only infects kids and immune compromised elderly people. We all get it as kids and typically it provides extensive durable immunity where usually you’re never infected again unless due to something like cancer or diabetes your immune system is weakened
 
Old 10-23-2022, 08:13 AM
 
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Being a hypochondriac is in vogue these days.
 
Old 10-23-2022, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Seacoast NH
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Forced mask wearing for two years has made kids even more at risk from normal viruses. Kids need exposure to things to build and immune system. It's just childhood stuff made worse by the people who forced masking.
 
Old 10-23-2022, 08:23 AM
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When will we see some honest reporting on the cause of the alarming surge in anxiety disorders?
 
Old 10-23-2022, 08:30 AM
 
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Being a hypochondriac is in vogue these days.
Exactly right.

Disease and probability has been a part of life on this planet since long before humankind appeared. Traditionally, we have done all we can and know how to do, within reason, to lessen our odds of becoming sick and/or dying. BUT, and this is a BIG BUT, it is only very recently that we have decided to shut the entire planet down over a relatively mild malady. It's only recently that we have decided the "cure" should be worse than the disease. We treated a relatively mild virus as if it were bubonic plague before antibiotics. THAT is unreasonable and downright stupid.
 
Old 10-23-2022, 08:36 AM
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Exactly right.

Disease and probability has been a part of life on this planet since long before humankind appeared. Traditionally, we have done all we can and know how to do, within reason, to lessen our odds of becoming sick and/or dying. BUT, and this is a BIG BUT, it is only very recently that we have decided to shut the entire planet down over a relatively mild malady. It's only recently that we have decided the "cure" should be worse than the disease. We treated a relatively mild virus as if it were bubonic plague before antibiotics. THAT is unreasonable and downright stupid.
Knowing the media they will succeed in getting us locked down again.
 
Old 10-23-2022, 09:11 AM
 
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RSV was raging at my infant's daycare and he got it. It's a big nothingburger, just a cough and runny nose.
 
Old 10-23-2022, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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This article, Alarming Surge In Kids Hospitalized With Non-COVID Virus Putting Strain On Hospitals (link) was email blasted three times yesterday by the local newsfeed. Similar coverage was in other publications. The article did point out, buried near the end (linked article, excerpt):The article hinted but did not say explicitlythat this is an old story. An excerpt from a 2014 article in the Hudson Valley's paper of general circulation, Journal News (link):

After Covid people's nerves are a bit raw. But it the media plumping for another shutdown?
The main thing here is that RSV is putting a strain on hospitals and their resources. Not that righties could give a rip about that.

Since the righties on this thread are all about "herd immunity" and kids developing their immune system... it might be best for everybody if you'd keep your little tyke at home instead of sending him to the ER or the hospital if they get RSV. As you said, it's not that dangerous. So what if your kid is miserable for a while.

Heck it might be good if you'd take them to day care to spread it around and help boost all the other kid's immunity. Just make sure they don't take THEIR kids to the hospital either.
 
Old 10-23-2022, 09:26 AM
 
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The main thing here is that RSV is putting a strain on hospitals and their resources. Not that righties could give a rip about that.

Since the righties on this thread are all about "herd immunity" and kids developing their immune system... it might be best for everybody if you'd keep your little tyke at home instead of sending him to the ER or the hospital.

Heck it might be good if you'd take them to day care to spread it around and help boost all the other kid's immunity. Just make sure they don't take THEIR kids to the hospital either.
We have RSV circulate every year, if RSV is enough to put a strain on hospitals, goes to show you how COVID is overblown.

No, don't keep your tyke at home. Terrible advice. Kids need to get sick, need to get germs, to develop their immune system.
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