[ExI] Fan of Sci-Fi? Psychologists Have You in Their Sights

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 25 16:59:03 UTC 2020

What happened to tough love?  OK, so some people are not happy.  Too damned
bad.  It will cost lives if we loosen a lot.  There are times when we
should ignore our empathy and do the right thing, and this is one of them.
 bill w

On Sun, Oct 25, 2020 at 11:23 AM BillK via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> On Sun, 25 Oct 2020 at 16:05, William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat
> <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> > As an experimental psychologist, and not one of those silly clinical
> people, I think they should get serious about mental illness.
> <snip>
> Re getting serious about mental illness,
> People are starting to notice that the protection measures against
> COVID are causing many new medical problems.
> <
> https://summit.news/2020/10/23/sweden-refuses-to-impose-new-lockdown-measures-saying-people-have-suffered-enough/
> >
> Quotes:
> Sweden Refuses to Impose New Lockdown Measures, Saying People Have
> Suffered Enough
> Loneliness, mental health impact of lockdown balanced against COVID threat.
> Paul Joseph Watson  Published 23 October, 2020
> “The elderly, they said, have suffered enough,” writes Fraser Nelson.
> “They have spent months being advised to avoid public transport,
> shopping malls and other parts of everyday life. And the result?
> Loneliness. Misery. This is more than unpleasant: it quickly
> translates into depression, mental health issues and mortality. “We
> cannot only think about infection control,” said Lena Hallengren,
> Sweden’s health minister, “we also need to think about public health.”
> An important distinction: focus on Covid to the exclusion of other
> conditions and you risk lives.”
> --------------------
> In the UK, hospitals have concentrated on COVID patients and cut back
> or stopped all other illness treatments and cancelled hospital
> appointments. This has led to many obvious problems and deaths.
> BillK
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