When quoting one's ideas almost rote from wikipedia; please read to the bottom. Healthy, young individuals died from cytokine storms from robust immune systems. Yes, Robust, overreactive immune systems, not deficient or malnourished systems as you would like to portray. The 4 to 1 number portrays soldiers that were both immunized and not immunized in the combat theater, same condition the only difference being the prick. If your ideas were 'true', all viruses would become more lethal, when in fact the opposite is true. Viruses like politicians and such selfsame bloodsuckers rely on their host surviving and spreading said infection. Virulence is an accidental exception, not a survival mechanism. It is also a good marketing aid and control mechanism. And yes, when we over-immunize and bomb our livestock with antibiotics we open ourselves to a shitstorm of viral and bacterial recombination; Why, because we are attacking a replicating thing, in case of virii we can't utilize the idea of sentience or reproduction or even life, but bacterially we can. Not because gods or gaia or somesuch hippy dippy new age conciousness is manifesting its displeasure.
~ touche' there GHugo,
but if I were you, I'd be careful about not using the "L" word in front of virii...
I mean, you're totally assuming that "accidental exception" cannot possibly
equal "survival mechanism"... not sure I agree with that.
(Also, personally, I would've NEVER put viruses in the same blood-sucking category as Politicians... but that's just me).
If my ideas were "True" all
viruses would not necessarily become more lethal, but a lot
of viruses could
become more lethal (in crowded/cramped/stressful situations) if they were as volatile as influenza, and if they spread via droplet contamination. I think that's just common sense. No Science required. "Not because gods or gaia or somesuch hippy dippy new age conciousness is manifesting its displeasure."
Again, this theory that nothing
in the Universe is intelligently designed (Except
mankind) is not only unproven, it is so arrogant, that I'm ashamed a man thought of that.
Life tends to organize somewhat, for SOME Reason. Everything seems to seek Balance... Which (not unlike the national debt) is NEVER achieved. Opposition makes the world go-round.
That's just MY take on it, but unlike you, I'm going to admit time and time again that what I write IS commentary, NOT fact.
I haven't quoted ANYTHING from wikipedia that I know of, I tend to just type off of the top of my head, but you have obviously stolen "Hippy Dippy" from the Late Great George Carlin, and I think that George would side with me on the idea of our Planet Earth having a divine consciousness, the fact that you can't tap into her voice doesn't surprise me, nor does it negate me."The 4 to 1 number portrays soldiers that were both immunized and not immunized in the combat theater, same condition the only difference being the prick"
I think you hit the nail on the head here, maybe the Universe doesn't like pricks, and it punishes those who submit to them. Anyhow, NONE Of the soldiers in World War One were subjected to a Flu Shot... so whatever vaccinations they DID receive could not have possibly "Hyped-up" their immune response to influenza. Their immune system over-reacted on its own, as did many other people's immune response.
Once again, some people just too arrogant to grasp the idea that bad things can happen that they did NOT cause, and that they have NO control over. I think people are more comfortable thinking that if we somehow "caused" these things, then we can somehow control them. Nothing could be further from the truth.