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Steely_D

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Posted: Jul 23, 2021 - 4:47pm

Sphincters.


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Posted: Jul 23, 2021 - 4:35pm

 kurtster wrote:
Wrong.

(Double negative.)

You mean, exactly right.

I don't have to worry either.


P.S.: What about all those vacant re-education camps?
kurtster

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Posted: Jul 23, 2021 - 4:23pm

 R_P wrote:
 kurtster wrote:
I think I mentioned somewhere below well over a month ago that most of the people who want to get vaccinated have already done so.

Nope. Different claim/mention. With a double negative if I recall correctly.
I guess you're gonna have to get your posse up and go door to door with guns and force these stupid, selfish bastisds to get their shots.

Send blankets. With COVID.
 
Wrong.  You just looked at your edit of my statement you put in a quote to reply to.

Here is what I said earlier on June 12th if you want to backscroll, that you say is a contradiction to the first quote above ...
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 kurtster wrote:

I guess that I / we have entered a new stage where we'll be constantly exposed to unvaccinated people with active CV over and over again.  Have a reaction of some sort, recover, get reinfected, recover, and so on and so forth.  Indefinitely.  

There is a philosophical question going forward about dealing with the unvaccinated.  I feel that if one has not been vaccinated by now, they have no intention of doing so with the widespread availability of vaccines.  I feel that I no longer have an obligation to protect the unvaccinated from myself going forward.  We all have to make choices.  I went with the program and got vaccinated.  Financially I cannot stay home and lose income just to protect the unvaccinated.  They aren't staying home, so why should I ?

I am sure that I will get flamed here for even thinking this thought, but ain't no one paying me to stay home.  Something has to give.  This fear and paranoia cannot continue.
 

I'll be happy to send you a blanket, C O D of course.

Just to stay on topic ...  I heard a soundbite that said of all the new CV cases of the vaccinated in Israel, 85% had the Pfizer.

One has to wonder if the strict requirements of handling before injection were met.  The super cold storage.  A premature temp rise could render the vaccine ineffective.

Glad I got the Moderna.  It is the one I wanted based on all of the observations I made in making that decision.

back to you, Richard ...
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Posted: Jul 23, 2021 - 4:05pm

 kurtster wrote:
I think I mentioned somewhere below well over a month ago that most of the people who want to get vaccinated have already done so.

Nope. Different claim/mention. With a double negative if I recall correctly.
I guess you're gonna have to get your posse up and go door to door with guns and force these stupid, selfish bastisds to get their shots.

Send blankets. With COVID.
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Posted: Jul 23, 2021 - 3:55pm

 geoff_morphini wrote:

They seem to be doing a pretty good job of self-annhilation. You are correct though, they are stupid, selfish bastids. I feel bad for the health-care workers who have to deal with the results of their stupid selfishness.



Thanks for making sure that colossal expression of selfish stupidity doesn't disappear.
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Posted: Jul 23, 2021 - 3:46pm

 steeler wrote:

It is difficult not only to muster empathy for but to tamp down resentment of those refusing vaccination because they are putting the rest of us at risk. They are not just assuming the risks for themselves. These variants will continue to evolve to the point of rendering existing vaccinations less effective. Those refusing to get vaccinated are providing the virus with enough of an open playing field to allow it to continue to wreak undue havoc.

This is not about freedom. It is about selfishness.




Exactly.
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Posted: Jul 23, 2021 - 3:36pm

 geoff_morphini wrote:

They seem to be doing a pretty good job of self-anhilation. You are correct though, they are stupid, selfish bastids. I feel bad for the health-care workers who have to deal with the results of their stupid selfishness.


It is difficult not only to muster empathy for but to tamp down resentment of those refusing vaccination because they are putting the rest of us at risk. They are not just assuming the risks for themselves. These variants will continue to evolve to the point of rendering existing vaccinations less effective. Those refusing to get vaccinated are providing the virus with enough of an open playing field to allow it to continue to wreak undue havoc.

This is not about freedom. It is about selfishness.


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Posted: Jul 23, 2021 - 2:50pm

 kurtster wrote:

I think I mentioned somewhere below well over a month ago that most of the people who want to get vaccinated have already done so.

Latest update for Cuyahoga County is now 54.16%

Statewide is now 48.75%

I guess you're gonna have to get your posse up and go door to door with guns and force these stupid, selfish bastisds to get their shots.

Right ?

They seem to be doing a pretty good job of self-anhilation. You are correct though, they are stupid, selfish bastids. I feel bad for the health-care workers who have to deal with the results of their stupid selfishness.

kurtster

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Posted: Jul 23, 2021 - 2:43pm

 Red_Dragon wrote: 
I think I mentioned somewhere below well over a month ago that most of the people who want to get vaccinated have already done so.

Latest update for Cuyahoga County is now 54.16%

Statewide is now 48.75%

I guess you're gonna have to get your posse up and go door to door with guns and force these stupid, selfish bastisds to get their shots.

Right ?
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Posted: Jul 23, 2021 - 1:23pm

AP-NORC poll: Most unvaccinated Americans don’t want shots
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Posted: Jul 21, 2021 - 9:39am

Life Expectancy in U.S. Dropped 1.5 Years in 2020, Largely From the Pandemic
The 18-month drop was the steepest decline since World War II, according to federal statistics. Black and Hispanic Americans were disproportionately affected.
The coronavirus pandemic was largely responsible for shaving a year and a half from the life expectancy of Americans in 2020, the steepest drop in the United States since World War II, according to federal statistics released on Wednesday.

An American child born today, if they hypothetically lived their entire life under the conditions of 2020, would be expected to live 77.3 years, down from 78.8 in 2019. It’s the lowest life expectancy since 2003, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, the agency that released the figures and a part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The difficult year also deepened racial and ethnic disparities in life expectancy, with Black and Hispanic Americans losing nearly two more years than white Americans. Life expectancy for Hispanic Americans dropped to 78.8 from 81.8, while the numbers for Black Americans dropped to 71.8 from 74.7. Non-Hispanic white Americans saw their life expectancy drop to 77.6 from 78.8.

The statistics further quantified the staggering toll of the pandemic, which has killed more than 600,000 Americans as it has, at times, pushed the health system to its limits.

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Posted: Jul 21, 2021 - 5:58am

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wtf is that guy and what has he done with Hannity?

Proof that for even the most polarized, political mouthpiece, there comes a time where stupid can no longer be tolerated. 

The point made by the one reporter is something I could never understand... Trump & Co wanted credit for Operation Warp Speed, but wouldn't tell people to take the vaccines he wants credit for? You know Hannity and all of the Fox News folks have been vaccinated for months.  Tucker won't answer the question.

I also wonder if Fox is beginning to see a need to move away from Trump toward more mainstream conservative views to maintain their audience.  They will continue to show Trump events and stories, but they are going to focus more on immigration, abortion, religion....things that play to a broader conservative audience.  
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Posted: Jul 21, 2021 - 5:38am

 miamizsun wrote:

please encourage people to get vaccinated

the current vaccines are effective against severe disease with the delta variant



bump
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Posted: Jul 20, 2021 - 2:41pm

 BlueHeronDruid wrote:

wtf is that guy and what has he done with Hannity?
BlueHeronDruid

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Posted: Jul 20, 2021 - 2:29pm

Confusing, innit?
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Posted: Jul 20, 2021 - 1:05pm

Anti-vaxxers are worthy candidates for honorary Darwin Awards

Natural selection doing it's thing...


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Posted: Jul 20, 2021 - 11:36am

Freedumb/freebum...
Britain, we are told, is free. On Monday the government lifted the country’s remaining Covid restrictions — on social distancing, face masks, limits on numbers for gatherings, the lot — effectively leaving protection from the coronavirus to vaccinations and, er, the goddess of chance. (Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the devolved nations, have sensibly chosen to retain some restrictions.)

The timing was immaculate: Over the previous week, 332,170 people tested positive for the coronavirus — the most since January — as the Delta variant courses around the country. New Covid-19 cases are expected to rise, perhaps reaching the dizzying figure of 100,000 a day later in the summer. The number hospitalized, much lower than in previous waves of infections because of the vaccination program, is steadily increasing. Deaths are creeping up.

Details, details. This was Freedom Day, as the government and the right-wing press insistently reminded us. The time when Britons, after more than a year of sacrifices, could let it all out — drink in a crowded room, go clubbing, have everyone over. No need for masks. But really, it was Confusion Day, a monument to chaos, anxiety and the unknown. We have no plan.

Fittingly, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, lover of liberty (especially his own) and architect of the “plan,” couldn’t celebrate; he was self-isolating. He had been in contact with Sajid Javid, the health minister, who was double-vaccinated and tested positive for the coronavirus on Saturday. (Britons are discovering, to their alarm, that vaccines are not invincible.) Mr. Javid is new to the job: He was installed last month after the previous health minister, Matt Hancock, was photographed kissing an adviser in his office. He had to resign for breaking social distancing guidelines with his tongue. (...)

And this loss was not even the gaudiest fact of the day. That was a man who told a newspaper he woke up, did three grams of cocaine — who says we can’t trade globally? — drank 20 ciders, lit a flare in his bottom and then invaded Wembley Stadium without a ticket, like D-Day in reverse. “There were no rules that day,” he said. “I was off my face, and I loved every minute.”

“Bum flare man,” as he is inevitably known, is interesting because he is an archetype: a typical subject of Mr. Johnson’s experiment with freedom. What happens next, we can’t know. But it’s sure to be gruesome.

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Posted: Jul 20, 2021 - 6:53am

https://twitter.com/mattprescott/status/1416326979041828865
 
Dr Matt Prescott
@mattprescott

Jul 17
As far as I can tell, almost every strategy for worsening the COVID PANDEMIC has been deployed in the UK.

1. Delaying a national response for months at the outset
2. Failing to purchase and distribute basic PPE
3. Treating a deadly airborne virus as though it was flu...
...
100. Not promptly and conclusively stopping all AIR TRAVEL to and from INDIA, as soon as it emerged that a new and more dangerous COVID variant (DELTA) had evolved there. This DELTA variant is now the dominant variant in the UK.

Prescott also links to an earlier list of similar observations, from May 2020.
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Posted: Jul 20, 2021 - 5:09am

Millions may have died in India during pandemic
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Posted: Jul 16, 2021 - 12:33pm

Just 12 People Are Behind Most Vaccine Hoaxes On Social Media, Research Shows
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