Since everything is made of chemicals, you’re right to doubt.
There’s little reason why any credible doctor should still be dispensing this advice. There’s no solid ground for the original idea and what sources there are were taken entirely out of context. For instance, the context of one possible source stated that most of that water need was fulfilled by what you normally eat and drink throughout the day.
Health care professionals should be teaching patients to trust their body to signal thirst, to consider electrolyte drinks when sick or sweating, and how to judge hydration by pee color.
Holy…! You may want to report that because that’s very deadly advice. Just 6 lbs of water can be enough to endanger someone.
Correction: It was 20 feet, not 30. Still. That’s a significant distance.
And this was in June 2020, before variants hit the scene. Jeonju, South Korea, if you want to look it up.
The one that really floored me was the case where they found two restaurant patrons, some 30’ apart, only overlapping in time by 5 minutes, and one caught the virus from the other. Simply because of the restaurant’s airflow.
It’s hard to really grasp how contagious this thing is, and how easily one’s microbial cloud gets around.
Those numbers are, sadly, nowhere near any kind of herd immunity (and we don’t even know what threshold that is for this disease), and the pace of vaccinations has begun to slow by a lot.
As long as we have a significant unvaccinated population, we’re making ourselves a variant breeding ground. There’s always a significant chance that one or more of those variants will defeat our current vaccines… and then we lose a vast amount of progress.
Haven’t actually covered color-blind policy in depth yet; it’s in the last chapter. But it gets a whole section to itself.
A quick skim of the section suggests that color-blind policy makes race a taboo topic. You can no longer talk about it because you fear being seen as discriminatory. It stifles discussion of cultural differences, and suppresses awareness of racism. It promotes aversive prejudice wherein groups avoid each other or only interact in a cold and “correct” way to avoid being seen as discriminatory.
And you kind of make this very point yourself. The application asks, so you see it as discriminatory. Shame on them for asking. Taboo. Even though I pointed out several good reasons they would want to know, including the actual goal of helping recognize and address racism.
To be clear, yes, you’re 100% right. Race should have no importance. Gender should have no importance. But should is not what is. We live in a society where Blacks are seen as “less” even by Blacks themselves, because we are barraged with Euro-White standards of values, culture, and beauty. Where race is a factor. And we can’t fix that by ignoring it. We have to keep a bright light on what’s broken until should becomes is.
I wasn’t talking about death tolls or whether China lied about them. Neither of us know that. I pulled out a point you were making and showed it did not hold up to simple logic. The numbers you cited in that point make quite reasonable sense if you put that sole metric you chose into context. In other words, there’s no objective sense in dying on that particular hill.
Did China lie? Probably. I mean, the US government lied to us repeatedly as well. If they’d had state control over the media we might never have known otherwise, and a dismayingly large number believe the lies anyway.
True. NZ is, obviously, an island country and had little trouble enforcing a border shutdown. They also had a clear unified national response that they reasonably enforced.
What NZ did, however, is important to us. A cooperative citizenry (not coerced, just cooperative) along with effective leadership can get a handle on this thing. NZ’s geography helped (the eastern Canadian provinces have a similar story) but the citizen/gov’t response is crucial.
The US has no chance. News this morning is that experts no longer believe the US will ever even achieve herd immunity due to denialism, anti-vaxxers and vaccine hesitancy. Which means it’ll keep circulating and evolving new variants.
1.5Billion people in China, having less than 100,000 cases when India, about the same population, having nearly 400,000 yesterday alone? Rubbish!
You can’t pick one data point in which two countries are similar and then expect them to match on other data points.
First of all… China is three times as big in land area as India, meaning India’s population density is much higher.
Secondly, China is an aggressively authoritarian state with broad latitude to control its people. Testing is mandatory and any time there’s a positive they clamp down a quarantine. And they enforce that quarantine. India is a more democratic, free-roving populace… much more like the US, where most “orders” have had no more power than a suggestion.