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  1. jl

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    you're not counting vodka shot I guess?? :)
     
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    Yeah, same here. Luckily the only side effect i had on my first AstraZeneca shot was a very sore arm for a few days.
     
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    Just got shot number two. My daughter gets hers next week. Next month we can finnaly go visit her grandma. My daughter's Mom passed away last May (from cancer) and her grandpa passed away in January. Been a fuck of a year being separated from family. Her grandma has really had it the hardest, but I expect there to be a lot of tears from everyone.
     
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    Fuck surge #3. Scheduled to go back to work full time in the office September 1st. Really not hopeful that any body count with change that now. I can't imagine how crazy this must make people who have not been able to stay home. Maybe you just get numb to the new reality.

    My city uses new hospital admissions to determine what level of precaution to recommend. Of course, local leaders can no longer mandate any safety measures like masks or limited gathering sizes. Our governor has prevented that through executive order. At least now I can carry a gun without a license, concealed or otherwise, so if I see the viruses coming, I can stand my ground and shoot them. Pew Pew.

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    I've been going about my daily life because I got a vaccine, but now that's apparently pointless with the new super scary variant which means potential (mandatory?) boosters for people who already have a vaccine which was supposed to be a victory, right?

    Fuck this BS. No one knows anything. We're literally just waving our arms around in the dark just hoping to hit something. Until more shit hits the fan, I plan on just going about my normal every day life.
     
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    1) I have this vision of you blasting invading virus particles from your porch/doorway, with toy Star Wars blaster in hand - and it is perfect

    2) this [unfortunately] makes just about as much sense as the majority of other arguments I have heard from people who are against vaccinations, control measures, etc.

    Having this sort of regulation devolved to a State level never makes any sense, but especially so in a global pandemic. I mean I do agree Andy there are a lot of things we might not know for certain, but there are libraries of information on disease, human biology, viral behaviour, and global epidemiology that we DO know. Decided to willingly ignore or set aside scientific and medical sensibility because there are some unanswered questions would mean humans would never progress, in anything.
     
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    The politicization of this vaccine has been one of the biggest blunders of humanity in centuries.

    I’ve never though that a horde of people that have only look after themselves could inflict so much damage into our lives. I wish polio or any of the pox on any of these colosal morons that have us still stuck here. I’m even more disappointed that having the most production of anything in the history of the world, we still have to go out there and work in this sh*tshow.

    We deserve the death and the misery we have gathered so far. The worst of all is that It appears that until the body bags are piled high enough to cover our mouths we will have to continue to deal with a whole sector of the population that somehow they think they know better. Ugh.

    Anyone thinking about going about their lives in complete normalcy as if that’s a remedy is not really reading the (ER) room
     
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    vaccination campaigns work. Keeps numbers down, created herd immunities for those compromised and eventually, those that continue to vaccinate keep those that forget protected.

    The joys of science and community
     
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    Could it be that we reach the point where morrons outnumber reasonnable people? In that case, we are definetely fucked!!
    No wonder Bezos & Co are looking to escape this shitshow...
     
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    What variant is evading vaccines your side of the pond? The columbian one? Vaccinations in the uk seem to be really helping cut hospital numbers of the delta. So I’m just wondering what variant was mentioned.
     
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    At least here in Texas, I don't think they are necessarily testing for which variant strain is showing up in each positive case. I think the assumption may be that it's the Delta variant, but I'm not clear that the test typically show that. Our caseload started growing starting right after the 4th of July weekend. We have a low vaccination rate relative to other states, and I think people just kind of gave up on taking precautions, so we started getting more community spread.

    I feel really lucky my kid does not have to go back to school in person this month. The state education agency released guidelines saying they will not do contact tracing for kids who get sick and parents are not responsible for notifying the school district if their kid or a family member has had a positive test. Bonkers. Seems designed to just put more people at risk.

    For now, I think Florida is in worse shape as far as new cases per day, but I bet Texas will be #1 in the U.S.A. soon enough. Yee-hah?
     
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    No wonder indeed, they made the shitshow :lol:

    I'm simplifying grossly but suspect the main reason behind all this vaccine mistrust is an internet that needs rage and controversy to drive ad clicks. Even the vaccine debates on twitter make dollars for every tech billionaire.

    Having made the bed, they should have the grace to die in it with the rest of us. I hope the space ventures all end in failure.
     
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    Arizona with the highest percent of break through cases of vaccinated individuals getting covid, most definitely staying masked up, and hoping for a booster sooner than later. Apparently pfizer has put out a statement that getting a 3rd shot has shown a significant boost in protection for those who got vaccinated early on. I'm considering going to get another shot this weekend since i got vaccinated back in January.
     
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    What the ever-loving-fuck is going on down there? Is the goal to get people sick?
    A friend of mine said a while back that the GOP has turned into a death cult. He might be right.
     
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    I can't seem to embed it here, but if you scroll all the way to the bottom of this article from the BBC, there is an animated infographic - based on data collected from Johns Hopkins - which shows total case numbers by country since March 2021. The trends are.... somewhat astounding to see in numbers through the progression of the pandemic, especially for the US.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-51235105

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    Where the hell did this idea for anti vaccers to take horse medicine to fight covid come from?
     
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    From the same source that says to drink bleach to kill the virus??
     
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    Viruses and vaccines are not new, but the internet is (relatively) new. I blame the internet for all this 'they gave you the virus on purpose to initiate a new world order' bollocks.

    The masses can be depended upon to be daft or slow on the uptake, and the internet backs them up and emboldens their fearful opinions, whether they make sense or not.
     
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    i have noticed a correlation, in my peer group, between volume of ketamine consumed over a lifetime with belief in total nonsense.The endorsement of Ivermectin is no surprise.
     
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    He's actually saying to get the vaccine now. About a year too late though. Can you imagine where we'd be at with this virus, had he gone on tv and got his jab?
     
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    I didn't see the clip but the headline gave me lulz. He got booed when he mentioned the vaccine. This particular tumor of stupidity has outgrown its original host.
     
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    Have seen said clip. I couldn't really hear boos, but all the people behind him completely stop clapping when he says it. You can tell the mood shifts drastically because he starts doing that incoherent babbling thing he does when he feels insecure/threatened.
     

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