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Article: The coming battles over long-haul COVID-19 and long-term disability

Discussion in 'Epidemics (including Covid-19)' started by Sly Saint, Aug 23, 2021.

  1. Sly Saint

    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    full article here
    https://www.thelawyersdaily.ca/arti...r-long-haul-covid-19-and-long-term-disability
     
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  2. glennthefrog

    glennthefrog Established Member

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    "psychosomatic"? what would make they think that way? what can be the relationship between psychology and having been infected with a deadly virus and later developing a series of bodily symptoms? It goes even against common sense
     
  3. Leila

    Leila Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    "The relationship of having been infected with a deadly virus and later developing a series of bodily symptoms" is exactly what a BPS approach is made of, isn't it?

    Fear fueled by scary media reports and too much focus on physical symptoms could have made people go crazy after all.
     
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  4. Mithriel

    Mithriel Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    They believe that any infection is gone; in fact some of them think that there was never an infection just anxiety about catching a killer virus.

    Their theory of ME has been honed to something simple. You get an infection which keeps you ill for a while. You get deconditioned. You try to do something but you find it difficult and painful because your muscles are deconditioned.

    Being fearful you now think that you are worse because of the exercise. You avoid exercise. You become more deconditioned until you are very ill in a vicious cycle that can only be broken by CBT to get you to realise you are not really ill and graded exercise that gets you in condition so there is no more symptoms when you do things.

    Voila knighthood!

    This is spiced up with being sick giving you a reward such as attention (and attention from doctors!) people making a fuss over you and being able to avoid things like meeting people or having to work. Thus the mocking of children and denial of benefits so you don't get a reward of money. Oh and no medical tests because that would make you think you must be sick and no aids for the same reason.
     
  5. alktipping

    alktipping Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    insurance companies want the word psychosomatic attached to as many illnesses as possible because it allows them to refuse claims . this leads to greater bonusses for board members and more money for hiring psycho babblers to deny more claims and produce more tripe in support of the "evidence they give in courts or tribunals.
     
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  6. Arnie Pye

    Arnie Pye Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I agree. But I've never been clear on why doctors are so happy to go along with this. The number of apparent sadists in the profession is enormous.
     
  7. Mithriel

    Mithriel Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Sadly, too many people are being sucked in to the lies.

    A caring GP has a patient with obvious problems he has never met before so he looks to experts in the condition for advice. He has no reason to believe that they have perverted understanding of the disease so when they say that CBT and GET are curative and that he must not run blood tests because it makes the patient worse he will believe them just as he would a rheumatologist.

    When nurses are told to leave food and medication as far away from an ME patient as possible so they will be forced to move many will accept it is the best thing to do. Of course, some are compassionate and don't follow protocol.

    Bristol runs courses for police officers where they are told that children must be taken from parents who are emotionally abusing them by keeping them sick. They are left with the belief that these poor children will be bedridden for life if they are left at home. It becomes a moral duty to do it.

    There is a coldness in the way we are treated by the people in charge. I feel we are just objects to be used for their own needs regardless of what it means to us.
     

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