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Old Today, 12:54 AM   #1601
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Originally Posted by Childlike Empress View Post
These government clowns are using almost as many scare quotes as I do.
Just... not used as scare quotes?
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Old Today, 12:57 AM   #1602
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Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
It is not a real pandemic
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Pandemic: Event in which a disease spreads across several countries and affects a large number of people.

What is the definition of Pandemic for anti-vaxxers? {}, aka
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Old Today, 01:14 AM   #1603
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Originally Posted by Aridas View Post
Just... not used as scare quotes?

Your source is BS. You can go to the wikipedia article about "Pandemic" and find there that the WHO changed the definition in 2009. It is sourced with this SPIEGEL article:

Originally Posted by Former News Magazine, 2009
SPIEGEL: Do you think the WHO declared a pandemic prematurely?

Jefferson: Don't you think there's something noteworthy about the fact that the WHO has changed its definition of pandemic? The old definition was a new virus, which went around quickly, for which you didn't have immunity, and which created a high morbidity and mortality rate. Now the last two have been dropped, and that's how swine flu has been categorized as a pandemic.

It wouldn't have been possible to declare Corinna a pandemic under the pre-2009 WHO definition.
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Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
It is not a real pandemic


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My point exactly. You even get the biggest story of the current century wrong.

You? Tell me to open my eyes? Puhhhlleeezzeeee.
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Old Today, 01:43 AM   #1605
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Originally Posted by Childlike Empress View Post
Your source is BS.
Err... I read the article. It doesn't seem to actually back that up. Yes, Tom Jefferson makes that claim, but him making that claim seems to be all you have to work with there, based on your link.

As it stands, the deeper delve into the subject that I linked to can be considered to pre-emptively address that. Plenty more details can be found in the more full text there, which, in short, leads me to the conclusion that you are just trying to dismiss it on any flimsy pretext you think that you can, because it doesn't agree fully with your preferred narrative as it deals with the subject about as neutrally as reasonably possible.

Just to poke at an aside from my link when it comes to "my" source and Tom Jefferson, though...

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I am grateful to Yuko Hara, Peter Graumann and Tom Jefferson for their perceptive observations and comments. I also wish to thank the Hugh Hampton Young Memorial Fellowship committee at MIT for their generous support of my research.
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I have no idea who Tom Jefferson is. It is just the source wikipedia uses. That the WHO changed the definition of "pandemic" in 2009 is common knowledge. I needed no source to pick up Bubba's offer.
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Old Today, 02:50 AM   #1607
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Originally Posted by Childlike Empress View Post
I have no idea who Tom Jefferson is. It is just the source wikipedia uses.
And more than enough has been provided to demonstrate that such is fairly certainly not the whole truth of the matter in ways that undermine the attempted usage here.

Originally Posted by Childlike Empress View Post
That the WHO changed the definition of "pandemic" in 2009 is common knowledge. I needed no source to pick up Bubba's offer.
Claims useful for supporting preferred narratives do tend to become more popular, after all. The truth of the matter is not always the same as one's preferred narratives, though.
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