How many of the general public would even understand that? And in any case, even if people are aware of the problem, they need to know what to do about it, and they are being lied to in that regard.
The observation that old people die, and that older people die more often, is mundane in the extreme.
Genuine tragedy is when a younger person dies. Someone who should have had many more years ahead of them. And the results there are pretty clear: if you’re not ill, you’re almost certainly not going to die of COVID (you might still die of something else, of course).
A COVID vaccine doesn’t have any dramatic impact on a young, healthy person’s risk of death because the things that kill healthy young people are things other than COVID.
I already showed that the effect of getting healthy (in an unhealthy individual) far outweighs the putative benefit of getting a COVID vaccine, by a huge margin, but you either didn’t understand it or just ignored it. The fact that you think vaccine effectiveness is a factor here suggests you didn’t understand it.
I’ll also point out again that I’m talking about metabolic syndrome here, not obesity. It’s the authorities who deliberately conflate the two. I’m using the word ‘fat’ as shorthand because it’s easier to type. BMI is an extremely poor proxy measurement for m.s.
This is in the vaccine thread because I’m pointing out that getting vaxed against COVID, statistically speaking, is not the most important thing people can do to stay alive under the circumstances. For a large demographic, it will have almost no measurable effect on their prospects of death. This is why vaccines appear not to be doing what the politicians hoped for, and why they’re desperately trying to find a scapegoat. In fact nothing is wrong; the vaccines are doing pretty much what you would expect. But their expectations were faulty. Vaccines do not “save lives”. They simply reduce the chances that people will get ill from COVID. Those two things are not the same at all.
No doubt. But COVID is not the only illness in the world, and of all the medical problems a young person is likely to face, COVID is not high on the list. How many of your neighbours, do you think, have had a stroke, or are on blood-pressure medications or statins or metformin? How many are going to need hip or knee replacements? How many will die of a heart attack in their 60s? How many can’t do the normal things that a human might expect to do because they’re massively overweight? It’s not going to be only two people. These problems are completely fixable, and yet they’re not being fixed, because people think a magic shot will do the job.
I’ve read a few memoirs of doctors working in Africa in the 20th century. What they absolutely had to do, for every patient, whatever was wrong with them, was to give them a shot. Doctors kept a stock of B12 (or something similarly innocuous) for the purpose. There seems to be something of this attitude in the popularity of COVID shots.