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(AP News)   The first man cured of HIV infection now has terminal cancer. "Hero" tag still kicks "Sad's" ass   (apnews.com) divider line
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2020-09-25 1:15:11 PM  
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2020-09-25 1:20:15 PM  
The doctors are heroes.

A man with an illness who does nothing extraordinary is not.
 
2020-09-25 1:23:02 PM  
Magic Johnson has terminal cancer?
 
2020-09-25 1:23:52 PM  

RussianPotato: The doctors are heroes.

A man with an illness who does nothing extraordinary is not.


And, if you think about it, he's really kind of an asshole.
 
2020-09-25 1:25:18 PM  

nemisonic: Magic Johnson has terminal cancer?


I see my work has already been done.
 
2020-09-25 1:26:36 PM  
It's like heads they win
Tails you're gonna lose
 
2020-09-25 1:27:06 PM  

RussianPotato: The doctors are heroes.

A man with an illness who does nothing extraordinary is not.


USSRname checks out.
 
2020-09-25 1:28:44 PM  
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2020-09-25 1:29:15 PM  

RussianPotato: The doctors are heroes.

A man with an illness who does nothing extraordinary is not.


A person willing to accept experimental treatments that may not even help them but could have a positive impact on humanity is making a heroic action
 
2020-09-25 1:30:27 PM  

RussianPotato: The doctors are heroes.

A man with an illness who does nothing extraordinary is not.


Maybe his heroic act was not dying, in contrast to all those people who got AIDS and died due to their lack of innate heroism. Or maybe getting cancer makes him a hero regardless of whether he eventually dies from it or not.
 
2020-09-25 1:31:30 PM  

RandyJohnson: nemisonic: Magic Johnson has terminal cancer?

I see my work has already been done.


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Now we're done
 
2020-09-25 1:31:56 PM  
So I guess he's been downgraded from "extremely lucky"?
 
2020-09-25 1:32:03 PM  
J. D. Shapely?

/comment more for the Geek tab
 
2020-09-25 1:34:09 PM  
Berlin patient? HIV, leukemia, what was the third disease in the trilogy?
 
2020-09-25 1:34:10 PM  

bhcompy: RussianPotato: The doctors are heroes.

A man with an illness who does nothing extraordinary is not.

A person willing to accept experimental treatments that may not even help them but could have a positive impact on humanity is making a heroic action


According to TFA he repeatedly volunteered for exploratory surgeries to have bits of his innards lopped out and tested for HIV residues.

I mean sure he was self interested, but I don't know if I'd volunteer to go under the blade every month for the rest of my life.
 
2020-09-25 1:36:23 PM  

thealgorerhythm: bhcompy: RussianPotato: The doctors are heroes.

A man with an illness who does nothing extraordinary is not.

A person willing to accept experimental treatments that may not even help them but could have a positive impact on humanity is making a heroic action

According to TFA he repeatedly volunteered for exploratory surgeries to have bits of his innards lopped out and tested for HIV residues.

I mean sure he was self interested, but I don't know if I'd volunteer to go under the blade every month for the rest of my life.


He gave much to science.

Of course, not wholly altruistic. A lot of guys would have shuffled themselves off though. I know one who did.
 
2020-09-25 2:26:45 PM  

RussianPotato: A man with an illness who does nothing extraordinary

"We took pieces of his gut, we took pieces of his lymph nodes. Every time he was asked to do something, he showed up with amazing grace," Deeks said.


As you say...it's more than some would do.
 
2020-09-25 2:28:25 PM  

dothemath: RussianPotato: The doctors are heroes.

A man with an illness who does nothing extraordinary is not.

And, if you think about it, he's really kind of an asshole.


I mean, if you REALLY think about it, he's worse than Trump, or Satan.
All those virtue signalling trips to the clinic to get pieces of his guts cut out for research to help other people.
Liberals mostly, I'll bet.
What a motherf**kin' scumbag.
 
2020-09-25 3:31:43 PM  

ToughActinProlactin: thealgorerhythm: bhcompy: RussianPotato: The doctors are heroes.

A man with an illness who does nothing extraordinary is not.

A person willing to accept experimental treatments that may not even help them but could have a positive impact on humanity is making a heroic action

According to TFA he repeatedly volunteered for exploratory surgeries to have bits of his innards lopped out and tested for HIV residues.

I mean sure he was self interested, but I don't know if I'd volunteer to go under the blade every month for the rest of my life.

He gave much to science.

Of course, not wholly altruistic. A lot of guys would have shuffled themselves off though. I know one who did.


Indeed.  It's not uncommon for people to give up treatment because the physical and mental cost is too much.  Happens all the time with chemo.
 
2020-09-25 3:51:12 PM  
Didn't RTFA.

Cancer 10 years post bone marrow transplant is common. The chemo that saves the patient also kills them.
 
2020-09-25 5:38:10 PM  
For years, that was thought to have cured his leukemia and his HIV infection, and he still shows no signs of HIV.

I hope he beats the cancer, too, just to complete the trifecta.
 
2020-09-25 6:09:01 PM  

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2020-09-25 6:09:49 PM  

bhcompy: RussianPotato: The doctors are heroes.

A man with an illness who does nothing extraordinary is not.

A person willing to accept experimental treatments that may not even help them but could have a positive impact on humanity is making a heroic action


A drowning man will grab the blade of a sword.
 
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