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Old 03-29-2021, 12:27 PM   #1
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Old 03-29-2021, 05:35 PM   #2
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We live on the Cape and boat and fish several times a season in Chatham and other nearby waters inhabited by Great Whites. Fear of sharks has never prevented us from enjoying the Cape.

The possibility of someone getting injured or killed by a shark is still very, very small. Unfortunately, the lake also has it's share of water-related fatalities as well.

Media-driven hype about sharks will always be with us.
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Old 03-29-2021, 06:50 PM   #3
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Same can be said about the virus


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Old 03-29-2021, 07:57 PM   #4
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Old 03-29-2021, 08:11 PM   #5
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Old 03-29-2021, 10:03 PM   #6
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Headline NEWS ......!!!!

2.79M people have died worldwide from shark bite in one year.
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Old 03-30-2021, 12:18 AM   #7
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Headline NEWS ......!!!!

2.79M people have died worldwide from shark bite in one year.
Not to mention there is a wide range on the definition of "recovered or survived" COVID and we have no idea on some of the long term effects yet to those who "recovered".

Think of something like chicken pox and 50 years later you get shingles from it.

Many "Survivors" now have chronic conditions and acceleration of other diseases, especially respiratory ones.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-...s/art-20490351

If my sister in law survives, she will be crippled for life. Currently paralyzed from the neck down on a ventilator for weeks, with weeks to go. She is in her 50's.
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Old 03-30-2021, 05:07 AM   #8
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Lake Sharks
Not so fast...

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This freshwater lake covers an area of over 8,000 square kilometers and is often referred to by the local people as “the sweet sea”. This name is appropriate because, apart from the lack of salt, this lake is very much like the sea complete with waves, archipelagos of islands and sharks.

Despite being a freshwater lake, Lake Nicaragua contains sharks that have adapted to freshwater life.
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Old 03-31-2021, 07:50 AM   #9
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Ok so I'll need to remember that next time I find myself wanting to take a trip to Nicaragua for a swim.
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Shark fatalities and Covid fatalities are apples and oranges.
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Old 04-01-2021, 09:39 PM   #11
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But they are both fruit!


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What about the Murder Hornets?

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2.79M people have died worldwide from shark bite in one year.
2.79 million...after taking exceptional precautions. Imagine 2.79M shark bites after we all got out of the water?! Now THAT'S a problem. Oh, wait...

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What-about-ism: www.wikipedia.org/wiki/whataboutism ..... is all about what-about-ism .... something to ponder ..... well, what about this and what about that and what about, you know, that other thing!

What about it ...... also known as whataboutery
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2.79M people have died worldwide from shark bite in one year.
https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/sh...dwide-summary/
The ISAF 2020 shark attack report
The Florida Museum of Natural History’s International Shark Attack File investigated 129 alleged shark-human interactions worldwide in 2020. ISAF confirmed 57 unprovoked shark bites on humans and 39 provoked bites.

Global total of unprovoked shark bites significantly lower than average
The 2020 worldwide total of 57 confirmed unprovoked cases was lower than the most recent five-year (2015-2019) average of 80 incidents annually. There were 13 shark related fatalities this year, 10 of which were confirmed to be unprovoked. This number is above the annual global average of four unprovoked fatalities per year.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...de/4502604002/

Shark attacks were down again both in the U.S. and worldwide in 2019, according to a report released Tuesday.

Last year, 64 unprovoked shark attacks were reported around the globe, down from the average of 82, according to the University of Florida's International Shark Attack File.

As for deaths, sharks killed two people in 2019, which is below the average of four.
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What's a "provoked" shark attack? Oh I know standing in the water yelling to one "your mother wears army boots?
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What's a "provoked" shark attack? Oh I know standing in the water yelling to one "your mother wears army boots?
Ask and you shall receive

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