Boomer remover

Submitted by The-Shoveler on April 6, 2020 - 1:13pm.

Maybe just a joke in bad taste.

Of course sometimes a "very" few can take it too far.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on April 6, 2020 - 1:48pm.

I think it’s funny. You need a good sense of humor.

Boomers are the first “psychologically needy” generation. They really need to feel loved by their kids and grandkids. Because of that, the grandkids actually have lot sway. Young people have a lot of power and should use it to influence their elders.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on April 6, 2020 - 2:19pm.

FlyerInHi wrote:
I think it’s funny. You need a good sense of humor.

Boomers are the first “psychologically needy” generation. They really need to feel loved by their kids and grandkids. Because of that, the grandkids actually have lot sway. Young people have a lot of power and should use it to influence their elders.

Really, if I were a young dude, I might be thinking 5 or 10 million dead boomers would be to my advantage.

Maybe start with trump and Biden.

Trump in the ICU wouldnt last 3 days. Biden, may be 5. Why are we governed by these ridiculously old fucking people, is what I'd want to know, if I were young?

Submitted by The-Shoveler on April 6, 2020 - 2:38pm.

From what I understand, covid-19 is a taker of lives in all age groups except maybe the very young (people less than 20).

They should knock on wood.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on April 6, 2020 - 4:13pm.

The-Shoveler wrote:
From what I understand, covid-19 is a taker of lives in all age groups except maybe the very young (people less than 20).

They should knock on wood.

Takes 19 boomers and one young un

Submitted by FlyerInHi on April 6, 2020 - 4:21pm.

scaredyclassic wrote:
FlyerInHi wrote:
I think it’s funny. You need a good sense of humor.

Boomers are the first “psychologically needy” generation. They really need to feel loved by their kids and grandkids. Because of that, the grandkids actually have lot sway. Young people have a lot of power and should use it to influence their elders.

Really, if I were a young dude, I might be thinking 5 or 10 million dead boomers would be to my advantage.

Maybe start with trump and Biden.

Trump in the ICU wouldnt last 3 days. Biden, may be 5. Why are we governed by these ridiculously old fucking people, is what I'd want to know, if I were young?

I’m a glad you are the one who said it.

Submitted by ucodegen on April 6, 2020 - 5:13pm.

The-Shoveler wrote:
From what I understand, covid-19 is a taker of lives in all age groups except maybe the very young (people less than 20).

The death rates per age group are from a China study. It does not take into account the younger morbidly obese video game thumb jockeys we now have. We are actually seeing a large percentage of deaths in the age range from 30 to 50 in the US. That bracket should only account for less than 1% of deaths (via the study in China), but is accounting for a significantly larger percentage. People who are morbidly obese, tend to have multiple health risks beyond poor nutrition including; high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. This also does not include the potential deleterious effects of vaping on lungs.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020...

Submitted by FlyerInHi on April 7, 2020 - 8:35am.

This young dude bitching about boomers was in my feed.
That was funny. Young folks are right, old people who can’t adapt are a pain.
Maybe “boomer remover” is mean if one takes it personally. But in the aggregate, they are right.
The coronavirus crisis is a mess that boomers mismanaged. They may not see recovery in the years before they die.

https://youtu.be/5vZaRt5QyFI

Submitted by The-Shoveler on April 7, 2020 - 8:56am.

Be careful what you say, you may be talking about yourself LOL.

Submitted by ltsddd on April 7, 2020 - 9:00am.

ucodegen wrote:
The death rates per age group are from a China study. It does not take into account the younger morbidly obese video game thumb jockeys we now have. We are actually seeing a large percentage of deaths in the age range from 30 to 50 in the US.

Good point. People generally associate young=healthy. I suspect the "young and healthy" people that got taken out by the virus probably have underlining health issues that they were not aware of.

Submitted by The-Shoveler on April 7, 2020 - 9:06am.

Sometimes the more healthy you are the worse it can be.

The body attacks itself in response to the virus.

"cytokines attack"

Submitted by zk on April 7, 2020 - 9:37am.

The-Shoveler wrote:
Sometimes the more healthy you are the worse it can be.

The body attacks itself in response to the virus.

"cytokines attack"

I don't think that cytokine storms are a result of a particularly healthy immune system. They are partially defined by an immune system overreacting. But the overreaction isn't because your immune system is healthy. The overreaction is something that some people have a genetic predisposition to.

At least that's the way I understand it.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/article...

Host Susceptibility to the Cytokine Storm

One of the challenging clinical questions about the cytokine storm is why some individuals seem particularly susceptible yet others seem relatively resistant, and there has been a great deal of interest in identifying underlying genetic mechanisms (149). Recent studies have shown a vast amount of variability in the innate immune responses of healthy humans, as reflected by the intermediate phenotype of whole-blood cytokine responses to bacterial products (151). Hyper- and hyporesponders to bacterial products are identifiable in the healthy population, which is explainable in part by genetically determined differences in the structure and function of TLR receptors, particularly TLR1 (150). In a large population of septic patients, those with a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) marking a hyperfunctioning variant of TLR1 had increased organ dysfunction and morbidity from Gram-positive bacteremia (150). Other genetic polymorphisms also contribute to the severity of the host response in sepsis and the cytokine storm, but the TLR1 polymorphism has a particularly strong relationship to Gram-positive infections (149).

Submitted by The-Shoveler on April 7, 2020 - 9:43am.

If I remember history correctly, the 1918 flu took the healthy more and left the old and feeble.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/01/healt...

Submitted by FlyerInHi on April 7, 2020 - 11:15am.

The-Shoveler wrote:
Be careful what you say, you may be talking about yourself LOL.

Maybe. You have to know when to let go and let the young take over.

Without a vaccine, we will all end up with Covid eventually. I’m confident my immune system will overcome it.... if not, oh well.

I wouldn’t mind the immunity pass you were talking about.

Submitted by svelte on April 7, 2020 - 7:45pm.

I dunno, "Boomer Remover" is not that much different than when my buddies and I see the stupid stuff young folks do and say they are cleansing the gene pool.

Same thing.

Remember the "Jackass" shows? C.T.G.P.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on April 8, 2020 - 11:40am.

Too bad I’m too old for the freedom pass

Releasing young people aged between 20 and 30 years old who do not live at home with their parents could be the best route out of coronavirus lockdown in the UK, researchers have suggested.

The strategy could help to balance the health risks associated with coronavirus and help the economy avoid an “extraordinary recession”, according to a new briefing paper by experts at the University of Warwick and Warwick Business School.

https://finance.yahoo.com/amphtml/news/c...

Submitted by spdrun on April 8, 2020 - 12:05pm.

^^^ if this is implemented in CA, just move to a state that doesn't place as high of a value on life for the next three months until all restrictions are lifted. I suspect that AZ and NV will brag about starting to "open for business" next month, like it or not.

This tends to be a conservative model, but it predicts approximately zero infections in the US by late June, with NY being basically free of infections by early May (perhaps everyone who could have been infected already was)...

https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-st...

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