Positive Talk About SARS-COVID-19 (Bwahahahaha)

SOMETHING POSITIVE AND UPBEAT FOR YOU NO-MASKERS (unless you absolutely have to) THAT CAN ONLY TOLERATE POSITIVE GRIN GRINNY GUIDELINE GRUNTS as information; WHO CONSIDER COMMON SENSE TO BE A NEGATIVE INFLUENCE. WELL NO COMMON SENSE WRITTEN HERE. BACK ATCHA’ DEARIES
However, the BTW, at the end, is sensible.

It will be OK. 🌻 We just won’t test to confirm and then there won’t be any stats to count, hence no spike, no new infections. Viola!! 🌻
And since we know that two layer cotton masks work absolutely better than no masks, we can just slim down the anti-masker overpopulation and that will be good for everyone! 🌻 Hooray there might even be a surplus of empty housing … that no one can afford! 🌻
As for dead people, just say that any extra, two hundred thousand plus, in USA, dead people died from some other problem or co-morbidity and that this silly fickle (mutating) virus was just on the sidelines watching. 🌻
Don’t worry about any healthcare workers such as nurses or doctors or technicians or housekeeping staff, or any of those, folks. After all, risk is just part of the job. Right? Sensible people wouldn’t do a risky job like that, taking care of you, and other sick or injured persons. 🌻
There. All better. No problems in Florida. 🌻
The 37(+) dead in Nassau county don’t count, because they are dead already. 🌻
Nothing negative here. All copacetic 🌻 My goodness, even the resulting disabilities and lingering ill health are positive, because they are getting MORE, you know, POSITIVE, PLUS, not less, not minus.

BTW, It is OK to change your mind. Some of the best people have done so.
Keep in mind that old people did not get old by acting foolishly to endanger others and self, like no-maskers.

26Septmber2020
Agawela ©Bearspawprint2020

I should not have said stupid. I should have said foolish. Gonna change it. I’ve done plenty of foolish things, but mostly they did not endanger others. That is a criteria I took into account.

8. Conversations With Bump Onna Log

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BUMP ONNA LOG:      It’s OK. There is nothing to feel bad about. I don’t care that you have this neuro-whatever thing, as long as it doesn’t get in the way of me doing what I like to do, or me going on the trips that I enjoy.

BEAR:   So it doesn’t bother you that I have an incurable degenerative disorder that has been causing me pain, agony, anguish, suffering and grief for many years, will continue to do so, and  this diagnosis  confirms it will only get worse?

BUMP ONNA LOG:      Why should it bother me?

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Bear … 05.12.2015
ⓒBearspawprint2015

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For an explanation (ha!) and links: Bump Onna Log

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Sighted Babies of Blind Moms Excel in Visual Attention

Babies of Blind Moms Excel in Vision Tests

Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer
Date: 09 April 2013 Time: 07:01 PM ET
A baby and his mom participate in a study            

Sighted babies of blind moms seem to have better visual attention and memory than their peers with sighted parents, new research suggests CREDIT: © The Babylab, Birkbeck, University of London

Babies born to blind mothers have better visual attention and memory than their counterparts with seeing parents, new research suggests.

The findings, published today (April 9) in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, suggest that blind parents’ inability to respond to gaze and eye contact doesn’t harm their babies’ development.

In fact, the need to rapidly switch between communicating with blind parents and the seeing world may actually enhance tots’ budding abilities by boosting their visual attention, the study found.

“The babies are very flexible, and they can easily adapt to the different modes of communication,” said study co-author Atsushi Senju, a developmental cognitive neuroscientist at Birkbeck, University of London.

Communication skills

Past studies have shown that children with autism make less eye contact and follow people’s gaze less often. Children in orphanages, who get little eye contact or social interaction, also show development problems.

Senju and his colleagues wondered how the lack of eye contact and gazing from blind parents affected their seeing children. Blind people may not be able to gaze into their little ones’ eyes, but they still interact just as much through sound, touch and talking, Senju’s team knew from past studies by other teams.

For the new study, researchers divided a sample of babies into two groups: five babies with a blind mother and a sighted or partially-sighted fatherand 51 babies with two seeing parents. The researchers then showed the two groups a video of people and compared the gaze of the babies of blind mothers to that of the babies with seeing parents. [11 Odd Facts About a Baby’s Brain]

They evaluated the babies twice: once when the tots were between 6 months and 10 months old, and again when the kids were between 12 months and 15 months old. Then, they assessed the babies’ brain development between ages 2 and 4.

No deficits

Throughout the study, the babies of blind mothers were able to follow a person’s gaze and look at faces just as well as those whose mothers could see at comparable ages.

Moreover, in tests of their visual attention and memory, the babies of blind mothers actually performed better than their peers at all time points.

“We were totally puzzled to find it,” Senju told LiveScience.

The team went back through the literature and found that bilingual babies also show a similar increase in visual attention. That led the team to wonder whether switching between sighted and blind caregivers could provide the same mental boost as switching between different spoken languages.

The findings show the remarkable plasticity of the baby’s brain, said Andrew Meltzoff, a director of the University of Washington Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences, who was not involved in the study.

It also shows just how much babies are wired to seek out social interactions, especially with their mothers.

“One of the most striking and endearing findings in this paper is that the babies of blind mothers significantly increased their attention-getting vocalizations to the mother over and above that shown by babies of sighted parents,” Metlzoff said. “They crave maternal social attention and switch modalities and produce auditory events that will get the mom’s attention. Brilliant!”