When it comes to the debate regarding lockdowns I think it is important to identify what can be considered the most important line of argumentation from the pro-lockdown crowd, so that we can counteract it to prove our point. After careful consideration, I believe that the notion of asymptomatic spread is the linchpin of the lockdown measures, and without that idea the measures can all be seen to be pointless.
The reason that asymptomatic spread is crucial to the lockdown argument is that it refuses the potential for healthy people to exist within the narrative. If we only had people who are sick with covid or people who came into contact with a covid sick individual stay home, there would be no need for broad government measures. (That is how we treat diseases like flu/stomach bug). But if the dichotomy between sick and healthy is removed, then the stay at home measures can be extended to all individuals. "Healthy, you say? No, you are merely asymptomatic. You might not feel sick, but you could still be infected, and spread the virus." - most lockdown supporters.
What is the importance of the eradication of the healthy/sick dichotomy via the term asymptomatic? It enables the state, media, and culture to further narratives and restrictions about the pandemic without the counterargument that healthy people should be able to live normally. In terms of masks, all citizens are asked to wear masks by the state and by business, because even if you feel healthy you might be asymptomatic. (Putting aside the questionable efficacy of cloth/surgical masks in preventing spread of disease in a general population). In terms of stay at home orders, people are asked or compelled by "mandate" to stay at home to prevent the pesky spread of covid in standard social interactions. After all, wouldn't want
healthy asymptomatic people spreading the virus by hanging out! Want your small business open? Sorry, risk of asymptomatic customers is too high, your temp checks and other pandemic adaptations aren't good enough. Apply that model to any facet of the pandemic response that you desire and you should find it fits quite well in predicting the pro-lockdown argument.
How should we respond to the notion of asymptomatic spread? On a scientific level, point out the WHO stance on it and bring up t-cell immunity. On a more rhetorical level, point out the absurd nature of breaking down the sick/healthy divide across the entire population. Ask lockdown supporters: if asymp... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hey guys. After hearing great things about Linchpin, I signed up for their 30-day free trial...I’ve been doing it for about 3 weeks now so the trial will be over soon and I’ve been mostly enjoying it so far, but for those who have been doing it for awhile...is it always so repetitive?
I know it has a reputation for being simple, but in 3 weeks I’ve done more sit-ups than I’ve done in the past 6 months, 200 dubs in as few sets as possible has been programmed twice, 30 box jumps for explosiveness have been programmed multiple times, farmer’s carries happen every week...I don’t hate any of these movements and I’m sure Pat knows what he’s doing, but the lack of variety is a bit boring. Is it always like this?
For reference, before this I was doing CompTrain and was looking for a change because it was just a bit too much for me (in loading/skill level and in volume), and I like Linchpin’s overall philosophy. Just wondering if it’s always a bit repetitive or if I just started at a bad time for that!
If you have used both, what are the notable differences? Been on SP for several months but am curious as to the differences in programming and if linchpin has all the nice videos and what not that SP has. Any insight is appreciated.
As anyone tried this app and what are your thoughts? I have been looking into it today since I left my box that I have been a member at for 2 years. Any input would be helpful! Thanks