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Re: [Phys-L] Coronavirus, Most Vulnerable Demographic

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On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 10:33 AM Daniel MacIsaac via Phys-l <> wrote:

Concern troll is Concerned.

Odious "gay lifestyle" -bashing opportunities are being lost in time of

Perhaps a pseudoscientific "gay lifestyle" -bashing anti-VAXXer “support”
organization could
be created to appease concern troll’s concerns?

Concerns could be addressed; Choices could be made.

Dan M

On Apr 10, 2020, at 10:05, Bill Norwood via Phys-l <> wrote:

Hi Phy-L folks,

10 Apr 2020, about 345 words

It’s been four days since my Apr 6 posting about the coronavirus.

I have been seeing Phys-L folks in various states of frustration and
panic as they variably demonstrate their mastery of statistics in an
attempt to gain an unassailable understanding of this phenomenon.

But, aren’t we kind of slow in realizing that the deaths in the most
vulnerable population are inescapably correlated with the higher death
rates for MALES reported worldwide?

Here, since it could have been offensive to some, I have enhanced the
item that I had at first posted on Phys-L about 2-1/2 weeks ago:

A. By searching <gays’ coronavirus vulnerability> and <gays’ alcohol
abuse incidence CDC> and reading some of the hits I have learned that gays
have an enlarged set of immune-system-compromising vulnerabilities, because
a disproportionate number of them:
1. smoke (This is a biggie because covid-19 is a fast-working
respiratory illness.)
2. drink more alcohol than average.
3. have already tested positive for AIDS.
4. are already infected with syphilis, gonorrhea etc.
5. are in poor states of health.
6. cannot live with just one sexual partner.

B. I believe that the world-wide reports of higher death rates for men
point to this vulnerability. Because of the sum of these conditions, may I
suggest the following THOUGHTS for persons who have a) ALREADY been
dysphoric/conflicted/fearful about their lifestyle, and b) have ALREADY
been considering change:
1. The present virus hazard fallout environment, having removed the
arguable sustainability of a lifestyle, might be ideal for enabling one to
actually set aside that lifestyle.
2. After that one could with concerted effort put together a robust
support system, then go for a year or more, plunging headlong, almost
obsessively, into a celebrate, holistically-driven campaign to optimize
3. I believe that this might not only save one’s life, but would also
take him to a place from which safer, less conflicted, and more rewarding,
choices could be made.

Best Wishes for Best Health!

Bill Norwood
Physics apparatus 1970-2018

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