September 14th, 2021

(no subject)

Saw this retweeted by a developer:



Here's the full article. Hard to tell how much of it is satire (some of it clearly is) and how much is in earnest (some of it seems to be); but the whole list of questions is pushing the reader to a specific conclusion.




What if we tried a different set of questions:

- List some of your daily activities with the highest risk of getting you into an intensive care unit. How comfortable are you about doing these activities?
- Where would you put the risk of yourself needing to be placed in an ICU and intubated after contracting covid, given the available data? How does it compare to your answer to the first question?
- By how much does wearing a mask reduce your risk of getting infected with covid or of passing it on to your classmates? How, as far as you can tell, has the knowledge about this risk reduction been obtained? Reflecting on the mask-wearing practices that you see among the people that you come in contact with, how similar are they to the conditions under which the aforementioned risk reduction has been assessed?
- Which pandemics, as far as you are aware, previously put a halt on global commerce and travel? Which of the following diseases do they include: polio, mumps, whooping cough, diphtheria, the Spanish flu of 1918 or the Hong-Kong flu of 1968?
- Considering a number of patients is greater than the capacity of health care service, how are patients triaged? What place does the moral virtue of a patient have in the triaging algorithm?