The daily spin. Take the phrase 'mild Covid'. The focus is all on the 'mild'. Compare it with the phrase 'mild stroke'. Does anybody want to have a stroke, no matter how mild? Language is politics. #auspol #covid19aus

2:51 AM Β· Nov 30, 2021

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β€œMild memory loss”
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Ridiculously irresponsible. The attacks are directed at experts as "panic" who have raised the possibility that this variant may be worse than delta (based on limited epidemiological data and virology assessments). Yet the term "mild" can be used based on 0 evidence at all.
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Plus even a mild case of Covid may only be referring to acute, short-term symptoms, not long-term effects.
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So when an asteroid hurtles towards Earth I wouldn't be too surprised if the following classification is used by libertarians: "Mild" Asteroid = 1 million dead "Moderate" Asteroid = 1 billion dead "Severe" Asteroid = Extinction level event (Oh well!)
If a humanity ending asteroid was discovered on a trajectory hurtling towards Earth, I can guarantee the batshit crazy "we must live alongside the asteroid" crowd would be out there advocating against government intervention to save the planet!
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Mild heart attack. Mild stroke. Mild weather. Mild COVID. Mild spice. Mild mannered. They all mean the same thing, right? πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ
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Mild death
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I don’t classify anything that threatens to kill or lessen even a small percentage of people’s quality or quantity of life as being β€˜mild’. Now multiply by entire β€˜Live With It’ populations & there’s my justifiable concern. Precautionary isn’t panic. #ZeroCovid #VaccinesPLUS
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Nevermind that we don't have a clear way to cure this "mild" condition..... ...like, who wants to get a condition there's no cure for?
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