[ExI] A puzzle

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From: extropy-chat <extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org> On Behalf Of Rafal Smigrodzki via extropy-chat
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Subject: Re: [ExI] A puzzle




On Tue, Apr 7, 2020 at 8:16 AM John Clark via extropy-chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org <mailto:extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> > wrote:

Hospitals in the US and around the world are not as overwhelmed as they might have been because emergency rooms report a 50% reduction in non-COVID19 cases such as heart attacks, strokes, and even appendicitis. It's reasonable to assume part of the reason for this is sick people are reluctant to go to a hospital and possibly get infected, but that may not be the entire answer. People are probably exercising less now, could they have been doing too much before?


Where Have All the Heart Attacks Gone? <https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/06/well/live/coronavirus-doctors-hospitals-emergency-care-heart-attack-stroke.html?algo=identity&fellback=false&imp_id=517932151&imp_id=478355170&action=click&module=Science%20%20Technology&pgtype=Homepage> 



### Heart attacks didn't "go" anywhere. People are still having heart attacks (MI) but because of the 24/7 breathless Chinese virus hype they are more scared of going to hospitals than usual, so many just wait at home until the pain is over. This isn't good, since failing to get promptly treated for MI does increase your mortality and morbidity.


OTOH, crazies are also more scared of hospitals so they aren't clogging up EDs with their made up diseases. Amazingly, I haven't seen a conversion disorder patient in .... 3 weeks? Wow, in normal times I see conversion disorder (fake seizures, paralysis) many times a week.



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