Will Covid reduce the average lifespan? (10 Sep, 2020)

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Will Covid reduce the average lifespan? (10 Sep, 2020)

Postby aardvark_admin » Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:02 am

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Could CV19 see an end to the ever-increasing average lifespan of humans?

Might the long-term effects (the magnitude of which is yet to be fully experienced) be such that those who have been infected have a shorter lifespan than those who haven't?

Damage to lungs, liver, kidneys, heart and brain could create chronic conditions later in life that cause premature death -- at least that's the way things seem to be headed. Could this alone lead to massive increases in health costs a few decades down the road?

Are we prepared for this?

Could the real cost of CV19 be yet to hit us?
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Re: Will Covid reduce the average lifespan? (10 Sep, 2020)

Postby RoddyAxn » Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:24 am

Humans are only genetically designed to live to 35yess as ts old
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Re: Will Covid reduce the average lifespan? (10 Sep, 2020)

Postby Ossified Location » Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:30 am

The chicken pox virus can cause shingles later, we simply don't know what this one may do. Its a brand new disease, we have very little idea of the long term consequences. Some people on social media only seem to consider two options: death or 100% no effect. And those people also try to discount deaths due to covid where co-morbidities are listed. That is like saying that if somebody got shot and bled to death then it wasn't really getting shot that killed them, it was blood loss. Or they discount covid deaths where a pre-existing condition exists. Which is like saying the 600 people who die in nz each year of prostate cancer don't really die of prostrate cancer, they die of being male because that is the pre-existing condition.
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Re: Will Covid reduce the average lifespan? (10 Sep, 2020)

Postby Ossified Location » Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:31 am

RoddyAxn wrote:Humans are only genetically designed to live to 35yess as ts old
Bullshit. Please provide evidence to support such a ridiculous assertion.
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Re: Will Covid reduce the average lifespan? (10 Sep, 2020)

Postby paulw » Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:16 am

We may have to wait say 20 years to see what the outcome is.
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Re: Will Covid reduce the average lifespan? (10 Sep, 2020)

Postby hagfish » Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:07 am

Yes, I expect it will reduce our life expectancy - it's like malaria, but for industrialised countries. The good news is that with all of capitalism's other co-morbidities all coming to a head, we likely won't notice.
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Re: Will Covid reduce the average lifespan? (10 Sep, 2020)

Postby Perry » Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:34 pm

RoddyAxn wrote:Humans are only genetically designed to live to 35yess as ts old
Ossified Location wrote:Bullshit. Please provide evidence to support such a ridiculous assertion.

Don't hold your breath for a reply.

If you do get one, pray ask, who / what was the genetic designer? :twisted:

A deity construct of some sort, perhaps?

I went to a funeral today, awash with the usual crap.

I so wanted to scream out loud . . .

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here together today because your prayers failed - totally, utterly and completely.

But don't let that corrupt your phalse phaith phudge, now, will you?

But please chip in 10% of your gross income as you leave.

Your deity construct of choice is a "bit short" today.

(And will be next Sunday, still.)
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Re: Will Covid reduce the average lifespan? (10 Sep, 2020)

Postby phill » Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:34 am

RoddyAxn wrote:Humans are only genetically designed to live to 35yess as ts old


not sure about that
women are genetically dead around late 40s
men last well into 60's
although both start an increase in abnormalities from 40 odd

physically both can last to 100
men's lower expectancy still shows higher early death rate from wars and fast cars
this will change as wars are smaller and becoming non sexual and cars are safer and now driven as stupidly by both
( ,,,,,,,, ....... A E I O U use em sparingly theres probably not enough )

i might live and eat in a sewer .. but hey look how many of these shiny things i have got
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