A little meander on a Wednesday
I got stuck on the Interweb side of things this morning.
It happens. Sites need tending to and I’m not complaining.
But seeing as I’m here I might as well share a couple of items I found over the last few days.
The first is a little story about a dog. It barely hit the Interweb all right but was generally glossed over and quickly forgotten, which is a pity. All I can say is that it confirms me as a doggy bloke, if ever confirmation were required.
The next is about a poor bugger in Wales. Now I really feel his pain, but he really should know by now to backup important stuff. I wonder if he will become the very definition of “down in the dumps”?
Then there was a little confirmation of something that gave me a laugh. It was one of those investigative pieces – “FactCheck: No, the lack of hospitalisations from flu is not because cases are mistakenly being diagnosed as Covid-19“. Now I’ll take their fact checking at face value, but what caused my mirth was the logic –
There is no Flu because people are washing their hands, socially distancing and wearing masks.
The third wave of the Virus was caused by people not washing their hands, socially distancing or wearing masks.
Er…. [*cough*] … Does anyone spot the paradox?
Couldn't get your factcheck link to work. Is it this one? https://www.thejournal.ie/factcheck-flu-cases-ireland-covid-19-5332514-Jan2021/
Woops! Mea culpa. Yes, that's the link and it is now in the correct place. Thanks.
*Note to self – must check I am copying and pasting what I think I am copying and pasting*
I had already read about the dog (off Facebook? Google news? Mind's going.) and I found the second story about the bloke more amusing than invoking pity. He threw the hard drive away in 2013 and he not only expected to find it but that he'd be able to access it? I think not. What some people wouldn't do for a measly couple hundred million.
The Flu story? Yah, sounds a bout right. Now here's a beaut. The US master medico, Fauci, (newly reinstated after Trump booted him) has stated that yes, we still have to wear masks and practice social distancing even if we get the vaccine. Why? Because while the vaccine definitely protects you from covid-19 it may not keep you from becoming infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus (the virus that causes covid-19). So basically what he's saying is they don't know if the vaccine works or not?
How's that for a paradox?
What paradoxes? Flu virus reacts to hand washing, social distancing and mask, Sars-Cov-2 does only combined with lockdowns and curfews. So there, solved.