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General Discussion / Re: Covid - 19
« Last post by Old Cruser on July 27, 2020, 09:24:53 PM »
Ditto Fly.
I've lived with the threat over my head for my daughter for over 20years. Sometimes they get it wrong but it's still there - lurking.
Unlike my youngest brother who didn't survive, his was swift
One day maybe they will find that magical all round cure = maybe -----
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General Discussion / Re: Covid - 19
« Last post by Fly on July 24, 2020, 12:44:20 AM »
Comparing Cancer to the common cold is quite a good scenario (y)
There are over 100,000 known common cold 'bugs'.
Everyone catches a dose of a 1, 2 ...... 100+ of these bugs at a time. 'A cold' now and again.
Therefore there are 38,955,840 combinations of common cold.
A cure for one might do sod all for the other.

That's the fight with cancer
It's not in gods hands.
It's fact. It kills people. slow or quickly, it has no mercy.

I hope all the forum members who read this are well (y)
Just to update you all, the step son and mother in law, are both diagnosed terminal,
and all the family members are willing them to be here for the next x+ Christmases or so.

Welcome to my world  :-X  (y)


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General Discussion / Re: Covid - 19
« Last post by Sorastro on July 23, 2020, 03:41:01 PM »
As I said I have no medical background.

The good bit in me would like to think that Cancer is so varied and complex, even with the tests and trials that are ongoing and many avenues to explore, a cure won't be found any time soon, it all appears to be in the lap of the Gods.

The cynical bit in me thinks like many others, it's all down to cost. If the worlds ills are cured straight away 90% of these medical labs would not be needed and so go out of business, it's like the old "finding a cure for the common cold" chestnut that has been around longer than the Cancer trials, plenty of stuff on the market to help relieve your cold that millions buy yearly that generate billions for these drug companies, yet so far down this road no "cure" and compared to today's ills with the technology they have you would have thought curing a cold would be a doddle.
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Fun Stuff / Re: McDonald's queue
« Last post by Old Cruser on July 22, 2020, 01:22:58 PM »
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Fun Stuff / Re: Best plumber advert ever!
« Last post by Old Cruser on July 22, 2020, 01:21:48 PM »
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Love it
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General Discussion / Re: Covid - 19
« Last post by Old Cruser on July 22, 2020, 01:21:15 PM »
Unfortunately O.C. Covid appears to effect people based on their age. Like you and me we are in the "danger zone" so to speak so we have to tread carefully, so strangely enough we have some sort of understanding of Covid.
Unlike Cancer, as has been shown, this can attack people of ALL ages, so without down crying Covid I would still have finding a cure for Cancer right up there on the "to do" list and as I say decades have now passed and yes progress has been made, but progress is not a cure.


Totally agree with you obviously different diseases must bring different challenges. It would be interesting to read WHY they are struggling so much with a complete cancer cure.
Some is genetic we know this so I suppose that may pose different problems.
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General Discussion / Re: Covid - 19
« Last post by Sorastro on July 21, 2020, 11:34:08 AM »
Unfortunately O.C. Covid appears to effect people based on their age. Like you and me we are in the "danger zone" so to speak so we have to tread carefully, so strangely enough we have some sort of understanding of Covid.
Unlike Cancer, as has been shown, this can attack people of ALL ages, so without down crying Covid I would still have finding a cure for Cancer right up there on the "to do" list and as I say decades have now passed and yes progress has been made, but progress is not a cure.

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Fun Stuff / Best plumber advert ever!
« Last post by Alsatian on July 21, 2020, 09:54:35 AM »
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General Discussion / Re: Covid - 19
« Last post by Old Cruser on July 21, 2020, 09:04:12 AM »
Sorastro, so many people who are just back to normal and yes i think we may be heading towards another serious outbreak.
I caught a brief mention on the news that we have protests against wearing masks.
So they want to right to pass on and ( maybe kill) others should they themselves have the virus and not know it?
Is this right?

We used Amazon a lot more than we normally do ( in fact I order very little normally via the internet.
However there has been items such as Hedgehog food my normal retailer couldn't get - so I used Amazon.
All was well and good came pretty quickly - then we had a delivery which 'should' have been made by the post office - it never arrived?
I got a refund but it was supposedly 'dispatched ' so where did it go ?

Cancer, I think they can extend life more than what they used to be able too but there are some that grow much quicker than what the medics can cope with - maybe one day -------

Back to Covid, I will carry on using online shopping as much as possible especially for groceries, and yes I do now go into shops but only with my face shield on!
Also slowly introducing my daughter back to shops ( she loves her shopping) but again she wears a face shield.

Lets hope that jab to combat Covid works and is available soon
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General Discussion / Re: Covid - 19
« Last post by Sorastro on July 20, 2020, 08:28:23 PM »
 News this morning in which they seem to be on the cusp of a real breakthrough In the fight against Covid. This antidote, still early days as trials continue but hopefully a "cure" will be ready later this year early next year.....good news without a doubt.

This pandemic hit over 6 months ago now and it was brand spanking new, the world had never seen the like, nobody knew anything about it, nothing! and it's cut a swathe through the worlds population {and still is} yet here we are. The t.v. has people telling us a cure is just round the corner.

YET..... What about Cancer?
Cancer has been with us for DECADES now, although quite different it has the same effect as Covid by being a world crisis, maybe not as swift as Covid but just as devastating and yet having said that, they don't seem to be any closer to a cure and they've had a heck of a lot more time to work on Cancer that has claimed millions of lives.
I'm not medically trained. I don't claim to know the complexities of these diseases and/or their cures but after decades, a cure for Cancer seems as far away now as it has ever been. 
Yes they constantly claim "making progress"..." great leaps forward"...."innovative technology in the fight" but never the magic word!
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