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My mechanic had a Christmas party with vaccinated and unvaccinated people. All the unvaccinated people got COVID19. All the vaccinated people did not...The sick had a horrible time, and he took two weeks to go back to work.
The moral of the story is VACCINATE!!!
No, no, no, no NO! The moral of the story is personal freedom. Namely, I have the freedom to make YOU pay for my arrogance and childish stupidity, not to mention my scientific illiteracy.
 

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https://www.yahoo.com/news/terrifying-post-covid-syndrome-makes-042400228.html
Rosie Diven, a mother of three in rural South Carolina, had no idea her 16-year-old son had COVID-19 until a fearsome syndrome nearly killed him.

Branson Diven had been vomiting and suffering a loss of appetite when Rosie brought him to an urgent care center near their home in Hartsville on Dec. 10. He did not have classic COVID symptoms such as a sore throat or a cough, and after testing negative for COVID and positive for flu, he was sent home under the assumption he would soon be better.

Six days later, Branson seemed sicker...
Let's go Branson!
 

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The three top epidemiological authorities in the U.S. are Anthony Fauci, Donald Trump and Alex Jones and, although all three have been vaccinated, two out of 3 do NOT support MANDATORY vaccinations.
Mandatory vaccinations are a political decision, not a medical decision.
Mandatory vaccinations are a political decision not a medical decision in the same sense that having standards for clean drinking water in any municipality is a political decision and not a medical one.
 

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Mandatory vaccinations are a political decision not a medical decision in the same sense that having standards for clean drinking water in any municipality is a political decision and not a medical one.
Lets see:
"I can buy my water at the grocery store. I don't have to drink their water."
"I can drill a well."
"What if I'm a horse? You can't make me drink."
"I'll collect rainwater from the roof."
"The water authority is corrupt."
"Communists!"
"Socialism!"


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Mandatory vaccinations are a political decision not a medical decision in the same sense that having standards for clean drinking water in any municipality is a political decision and not a medical one.
Lets see:
"I can buy my water at the grocery store. I don't have to drink their water."
"I can drill a well."
"What if I'm a horse? You can't make me drink."
"I'll collect rainwater from the roof."
"The water authority is corrupt."
"Communists!"
"Socialism!"


:)
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Did you ever see a commie drink a glass of water?
 

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Biden said:
If you are fully vaccinated, you no longer need to wear a mask.




Biden said:
Let me repeat. If you are fully vaccinated, you no longer need to wear a mask
Let's Go Brandon!!

Posted May 13th, 2021. Pre omicron.

Pre Delta, even.

I continued to wear a mask at that point because I expected Delta to happen. (In the general case--I was expecting a variant to show up, not the specific sequence of events we saw.) Without the variant threat I would have gone back to life as normal.
 

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Not wearing a helmet should be legal since the only likely victim is one's-self; driving while drunk OTOH could easily lead to the death of another person.

Helmet laws are because society ends up caring for the brain damaged results.
 

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Did you ever see a commie drink a glass of water?
Nope. The only commies I know normally drink tea. :)

(Admittedly, they are merely members of the "communist" party, not communist in ideology.)
 

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Why isn't infection treated in a similar manner to vaccination?

Wouldn't infection be similar to having an injected and nasal vaccine at the same time?

Because, no matter how many times the Republicans pretend they're the same they're not. Infection confers good protection against that strain, but provides little protection against variants. That's why we've never had a coronavirus vaccine before--standard techniques produce a vaccine that quickly becomes ineffective. The spike-protein targeted vaccines confer much broader protection--not merely against the strain they are engineered for but against variants also.

Note that while the current vaccine doesn't provide much protection against Omicron infection it still confers well over 90% protection against getting seriously ill.

Note that I am using Eric Motherfucking Topol, the guy who made sure that the vaccine EUA happened after the election. One of the most respected medical guys who is not senile like the HIV discoverer.
They didn't have the data earlier.
Do you have evidence of this? That the current vaccines give broader protection than an infection.
 

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In the UK, doctors and health services call to delay mandatory vaccination and thousands take to the streets to protest;

The deadline for health workers to have a Covid vaccination should be delayed to prevent staff shortages in England, the Royal College of GPs has said. NHS workers who oppose the government's mandatory vaccination policy have staged a protest in central London. Demonstrations were also held in other cities across England including Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds.

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Prime minister Johnson is really up against it these days.
 

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Can you explain to me why vaccine mandates for COVID 19 are bad?

Even when I agree something is a good idea, I don't approve of mandating it. Just as an example, I wear a helmet when I ride my motorcycle, yet I oppose helmet laws.

Saying something should be mandated is a whole second step above and beyond saying it is a good idea. Each of those two arguments is a separate argument.
I understand that. But I don’t understand your argument for NOT mandating COVID vaccines. Can you please share it?

The default position on using force on another person is always "against." Once the first criteria is satisfied "it is a good thing in itself" then it is up to those who support mandates to make a separate second argument in favor of mandates. The argument should be a different argument from "this is why X is good", combining the two is fallacious and lazy.

It doesn't matter what the mandate is, the default position is against and it is the responsibility of those favoring mandates to make that second separate distinct argument. Saying "this thing is good" is not a sufficient argument for why it should be mandatory.
 

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Saying "this thing is good" is not a sufficient argument for why it should be mandatory.
That's not the argument.

There's tons of evidence out there about why it's a good thing. Refusing to see that evidence doesn't mean it isn't there.
Tom

ETA ~Mandates aren't a good thing, except for the fact that so many irresponsible people keep the epidemic going. That's causing huge problems for the rest of us.
I'd rather we, as a society, didn't have to resort to such mandates. But we do.~
 

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I wonder if NYC will keep the mandates that are keeping (yes it is his choice to not vax) Kyrie Irving from playing at home while unvaccinated for long after the peak has plummeted to very low levels because Kyrie was a dick about it. Can't let Kyrie "win" by dropping a mandate even if it makes sense otherwise. If power is shown to not be powerful then it is not a power to be respected.
 

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The default position on using force on another person is always "against."

People consider deliberately giving someone HIV to be force. Since sneezing and coughing at people could be defined as force as well, maybe sneezing plague rats should all be charged with assaults and unvaxxed, unmasked plague rats with reckless endangerment. That's a bit of impractical reactive management, though, to solve the problem.
 

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NYPD officers were heckled for arresting five organized anti-vax mandate protesters and detaining a nine year-old girl Wednesday after they barged into the Natural History Museum without showing proof of COVID vaccination. The arrests, which come amid soaring crime in the Big Apple, took place on Wednesday. Trouble began when a half-dozen purported members of the New York Freedom Rally - a group that has been staging anti-vax protests throughout the city - attempted to enter the Manhattan museum without showing their vaccine passports in violation of rules. Those require every visitor five years and older to show proof of vaccination. The nine year-old, named Jayla, was filmed sobbing as she was marched down the steps by two cops, with onlookers filmed heckling and abusing the NYPD officers over her apprehension.

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Defund the police !

That is horrible, that her mother had her participate in their death cult.

Here's another death cult mother harming her child much worse.


Hana Horka, 57, who was the vocalist for the band Asonance, died on Sunday, according to her son Jan Rek. She had voluntarily exposed herself to the virus when her husband and son, both vaccinated, caught it before Christmas, Rek told public radio iRozhlas.cz.
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Rek blamed the death on a local anti-vax movement, saying its leaders had convinced his mother against vaccination and thus had “blood on their hands”.
 

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Saying "this thing is good" is not a sufficient argument for why it should be mandatory.
That's not the argument.

There's tons of evidence out there about why it's a good thing. Refusing to see that evidence doesn't mean it isn't there.
Tom

Saying "it is good" is not the same as saying "this is why it should be mandatory." I'm not arguing the first, I'm not disagreeing with the first, I'm not saying the first is wrong.

I'm saying that the argument to support the second is not the same as the argument to support the first.

Some people want mandates. Their argument for the mandate is "this is good". That is a bad argument.
 

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I wonder if NYC will keep the mandates that are keeping (yes it is his choice to not vax) Kyrie Irving from playing at home while unvaccinated for long after the peak has plummeted to very low levels because Kyrie was a dick about it. Can't let Kyrie "win" by dropping a mandate even if it makes sense otherwise. If power is shown to not be powerful then it is not a power to be respected.
Could you explain what you're talking about here? What mandate prevents him from playing at home?

I had no idea who you are talking about so I googled him. Here's an interesting bit from Wikipedia:
"Irving has shared and interacted with social media posts from a conspiracy theorist on Instagram, claiming that "secret societies are administering vaccines in a plot to connect Black people to a master computer for a plan of Satan".[185]"

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I wonder if NYC will keep the mandates that are keeping (yes it is his choice to not vax) Kyrie Irving from playing at home while unvaccinated for long after the peak has plummeted to very low levels because Kyrie was a dick about it. Can't let Kyrie "win" by dropping a mandate even if it makes sense otherwise. If power is shown to not be powerful then it is not a power to be respected.
Could you explain what you're talking about here? What mandate prevents him from playing at home?

I had no idea who you are talking about so I googled him. Here's an interesting bit from Wikipedia:
"Irving has shared and interacted with social media posts from a conspiracy theorist on Instagram, claiming that "secret societies are administering vaccines in a plot to connect Black people to a master computer for a plan of Satan".[185]"

Tom

https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/counseltothemayor/downloads/Key-to-NYC-FAQ.pdf

12/20/2021
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What about professional athletes who are appearing at an indoor area of a sports
stadium or arena and any individuals accompanying them as part of their regular
employment — do I need to verify proof of vaccination for them?
Yes, covered entities need to verify proof of vaccination for professional athletes, as well as
college athletes, and any individuals accompanying them as part of their regular employment
unless these individuals do not live in New York City and are entering the covered entity for the
purpose of participating in a professional or college athletic competition.
New York City “home
team” players and staff must be vaccinated regardless of where they live

I think it is conceivable that people like Irving may cause an entrenching reaction by the politicians and bureaucrats and make the policy last longer.

If the sting of the policy is defanged "too soon" (judgment call) then people will think that the next time a similar policy is implemented that it will be a temporary, weak joke and the stick to get more people vaccinated will have much less effect.
 

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Some people want mandates. Their argument for the mandate is "this is good". That is a bad argument.

No, that isn't the argument for mandates.
No more than "driving sober is good" is the argument for laws about impaired driving.
Tom
The argument "this is good" is a separate argument from "this should be mandatory."

Those who have been making the arguments for "this is mandatory" is "this is good, and enough people aren't doing good."

That is insufficient.
 

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The three top epidemiological authorities in the U.S. are Anthony Fauci, Donald Trump and Alex Jones and, although all three have been vaccinated, two out of 3 do NOT support MANDATORY vaccinations.
Mandatory vaccinations are a political decision, not a medical decision.
Mandatory vaccinations are a political decision not a medical decision in the same sense that having standards for clean drinking water in any municipality is a political decision and not a medical one.
Well, yes, they are both political decisions, rightfully made by politicians who are elected by the community which the political decision will apply to.

Of course, different communities might want and need different standards for drinking water and raising or lowering those standards usually does not involve forcing medical procedures on unconsenting adults.
 

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Some people want mandates. Their argument for the mandate is "this is good". That is a bad argument.

No, that isn't the argument for mandates.
No more than "driving sober is good" is the argument for laws about impaired driving.
Tom
The argument "this is good" is a separate argument from "this should be mandatory."

Those who have been making the arguments for "this is mandatory" is "this is good, and enough people aren't doing good."

That is insufficient.

Nope.
That's not it. It's not "enough people aren't doing good".

It's "too many people are doing wrong". The wrong impacts all of us, even when we're doing the right thing. It's the same as alcohol impaired drivers. If they were only damaging themselves we wouldn't care about DUI so much. But they're not, they cause huge harm to people who are driving sober as well as themselves and other drunks.
Tom
 

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I think the argument is that when you don't do it, a lot more people die and from a "force" perspective, the plague rats are forcing their diseases via breaths, coughs, and sneezes onto others and so that's an A or a B argument which I have underlined both A and B. Both A and B individually by themselves have similarities to government interventions. The first one (A) when you don't do it, a lot more people die is akin to not getting involved in WW2, i.e. more people would die by the US being non-interventionist. The latter point (B) the plague rats are forcing diseases via breaths, coughs, and sneezes onto others is similar to infecting someone with HIV being illegal, sneezing in someone's face being assault, blowing smoke in someone's face as assault, the primary differences with B being that (1) the victimizer forcing things onto the victim often doesn't know they are a plague rat but do behave irresponsibly and recklessly, like say, drunk driving--drunk driving is illegal because there is a probability you could end up seriously harming someone including killing them AND (2) that this is a societal, widespread affect because of a pandemic, not an individual act, multiple plague rats in a room filling it with diseases.
 

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New Zealand will make household contacts of Covid cases isolate for 24 days under harsh new rules brought in to combat an impending Omicron outbreak. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has brought in the strict measures as the country battles to stay Covid Zero despite the threat of the highly contagious mutant strain.

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Anti science left wing authoritarian goes full blown tyrant;

New Zealand will make household contacts of Covid cases isolate for 24 days under harsh new rules brought in to combat an impending Omicron outbreak. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has brought in the strict measures as the country battles to stay Covid Zero despite the threat of the highly contagious mutant strain.

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Ardern cannot keep Omicron out of New Zealand.

"COVID Zero" is an impossible pipe dream that should have been abandoned by any sane person by the end of 2020. Of course, we can add NZ to that other human rights luminary that wants COVID zero, China.
 

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Here's another death cult mother harming her child much worse.

Hana Horka, 57, who was the vocalist for the band Asonance, died on Sunday, according to her son Jan Rek. She had voluntarily exposed herself to the virus when her husband and son, both vaccinated, caught it before Christmas, Rek told public radio iRozhlas.cz.

Is it possible to get through to you that my problem is with mandates for a vaccination that does very little (if anything) to “stop the spread”?

Two vaccinated people very likely passed on the virus. Hana made her choice not to get vaccinated for whatever reason so that’s her lookout.
 

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Anti science left wing authoritarian goes full blown tyrant;

New Zealand will make household contacts of Covid cases isolate for 24 days under harsh new rules brought in to combat an impending Omicron outbreak. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has brought in the strict measures as the country battles to stay Covid Zero despite the threat of the highly contagious mutant strain.

"anti science" :rolleyes:

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The tiny numbers of cases and of fatalities in NZ vs the rest of the developed world is just pure luck, then?

Thousands* of New Zealanders are alive today who would have died in the past two years, if only they had the good fortune to live in a free country. I feel terribly sorry for them. They have submitted to having their lives tyrannically saved by the actions of their democratically elected government. So scary.

Or does science in your right-wing freedom loving paradise not entail observing facts?

How does your right-wing alt-scienceTM explain this discrepancy in illness and death, if it has nothing to do with masks or lockdowns?



* Over 14,000 if they had a similar fatality rate per capita to that of the USA
 

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The three top epidemiological authorities in the U.S. are Anthony Fauci, Donald Trump and Alex Jones and, although all three have been vaccinated, two out of 3 do NOT support MANDATORY vaccinations.
Mandatory vaccinations are a political decision, not a medical decision.
Mandatory vaccinations are a political decision not a medical decision in the same sense that having standards for clean drinking water in any municipality is a political decision and not a medical one.
Well, yes, they are both political decisions, rightfully made by politicians who are elected by the community which the political decision will apply to.

Of course, different communities might want and need different standards for drinking water and raising or lowering those standards usually does not involve forcing medical procedures on unconsenting adults.
Most medical decisions do not have potentially fatal consequences for the public at large or potentially catastrophic consequences for the economy or society.

I well remember when it became the norm to have seatbelts in all seats in a motor vehicle and when the use of seatbelts became mandatory. I remember very well how much some people pushed back against that-including members of my family. I also am aware that between 15K and 18K lives are saved annually because of seatbelt laws.

People have a right to not be vaccinated but they do not have a right to wander about outside of their personal property endangering the lives of others, including those who cannot be vaccinated or for whom vaccination might not be sufficient protection, such as transplant patients.

We mandate vaccination for children against common, potentially serious and life threatening communicable diseases to protect their lives and the lives of those who cannot be vaccinated because of medical conditions. The only reason we do not so mandate such vaccinations for adults is that they are normally vaccinated in childhood. In the US, university students who are legally adults, usually, must produce proof of vaccination in order to enroll. Those who enlist in the military, who serve in a medical setting and in many cases (and it should be ALL cases) who work in day care or home care/nursing home settings must be vaccinated against communicable diseases, including influenza and now COVID19 as a condition of employment. In some settings, vaccination against Hepatitis B is also required; in some states where Hepatitis A is endemic, vaccination against Hepatitis A is also mandatory. Not only are vaccinations against Hep A and B mandatory in some settings, so are follow up tests to demonstrate that you have acquired immunity against Hep A and Hep B. Note: Hepatitis B and C are spread through blood/body fluid exposure and Hepatitis A is spread through fecal-oral transmission meaning that one cannot transmit those illnesses through very casual contact as one can be infected by influenza or COVID19 or measles, mumps or rubella, or pertussis or other common childhood illnesses. Vaccinations are mandated where they are a matter of public health. During this pandemic, vaccination against COVID19 for all who are eligible and not precluded by medical condition should be mandatory.
 

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People have a right to not be vaccinated but they do not have a right to wander about outside of their personal property endangering the lives of others, including those who cannot be vaccinated or for whom vaccination might not be sufficient protection, such as transplant patients.
I am not going through this again. You are not going to convince me that forcing medical procedures on unconsenting adults is a good and proper thing. It is not. It is evil.
 

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Here's another death cult mother harming her child much worse.

Hana Horka, 57, who was the vocalist for the band Asonance, died on Sunday, according to her son Jan Rek. She had voluntarily exposed herself to the virus when her husband and son, both vaccinated, caught it before Christmas, Rek told public radio iRozhlas.cz.

Is it possible to get through to you that my problem is with mandates for a vaccination that does very little (if anything) to “stop the spread”?

Two vaccinated people very likely passed on the virus. Hana made her choice not to get vaccinated for whatever reason so that’s her lookout.
It would probably get through to people IF IT WERE TRUE.

The fact that there has been so much resistance to vaccination and a shortage of vaccine available for all populations while most countries/localities have done little to limit movement across borders has given rise to variants that have some degree of resistance to current vaccines.

I wish that it were possible to get through to people like you that this is a fact. I realize that it isn't a fact because freedumb.
 

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New Zealand will make household contacts of Covid cases isolate for 24 days under harsh new rules brought in to combat an impending Omicron outbreak. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has brought in the strict measures as the country battles to stay Covid Zero despite the threat of the highly contagious mutant strain.

"anti science" :rolleyes:

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The tiny numbers of cases and of fatalities in NZ vs the rest of the developed world is just pure luck, then?

Thousands* of New Zealanders are alive today who would have died in the past two years, if only they had the good fortune to live in a free country. I feel terribly sorry for them.

How's that for some science? Or does science in your right-wing freedom loving paradise not entail observing facts?



* Over 14,000 if they had a similar fatality rate per capita to that of the USA
Jacinda Ardern is not going to keep Omicron out of NZ. It is a delusional pipe dream. Anyone advising her she can is wrong.
 

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People have a right to not be vaccinated but they do not have a right to wander about outside of their personal property endangering the lives of others, including those who cannot be vaccinated or for whom vaccination might not be sufficient protection, such as transplant patients.
I am not going through this again. You are not going to convince me that forcing medical procedures on unconsenting adults is a good and proper thing. It is not. It is evil.
What is evil is refusing to take measures that one can take to halt a pandemic that has killed over 5 million people world wide and is dramatically harming elderly who are confined to care homes and can no longer receive visitors and to school children who must forego important learning and socialization for your FREEDUMB.
 

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Not wearing a helmet should be legal since the only likely victim is one's-self; driving while drunk OTOH could easily lead to the death of another person.

Helmet laws are because society ends up caring for the brain damaged results.
It's sad that laws against propaganda can become laws generating propaganda...

Because propaganda causes brain damaged results that we have to care for too
 

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People have a right to not be vaccinated but they do not have a right to wander about outside of their personal property endangering the lives of others, including those who cannot be vaccinated or for whom vaccination might not be sufficient protection, such as transplant patients.
I am not going through this again. You are not going to convince me that forcing medical procedures on unconsenting adults is a good and proper thing. It is not. It is evil.
Nor will you convince me that people being free to spread a dangerous disease to the rest of us is a "good and proper thing".

I wish everyone were sensible enough to voluntarily take the best precautions available. It's the plague rats forcing these mandates on the rest of us. The government is trying to deal with the stupid. The government wouldn't have to take such draconian steps if people just recognized the reality of dealing with a global pandemic.
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People have a right to not be vaccinated but they do not have a right to wander about outside of their personal property endangering the lives of others, including those who cannot be vaccinated or for whom vaccination might not be sufficient protection, such as transplant patients.
I am not going through this again. You are not going to convince me that forcing medical procedures on unconsenting adults is a good and proper thing. It is not. It is evil.
Nor will you convince me that people being free to spread a dangerous disease to the rest of us is a "good and proper thing".

I wish everyone were sensible enough to voluntarily take the best precautions available. It's the plague rats forcing these mandates on the rest of us. The government is trying to deal with the stupid. The government wouldn't have to take such draconian steps if people just recognized the reality of dealing with a global pandemic.
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Like they rejected the measure because the government were the ones who asked and they have been trained and lead by propaganda that centers around deposing the government so private interests can pick clean the carcass of our civilization and reinstate kings and kingdoms over resources rather than discrete lands, though sometimes that, too.

But who else is in a good position to deliver information for the welfare of us all? Serving such infrastructure to the common trust is the reason government exists.
 

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Here's another death cult mother harming her child much worse.

Hana Horka, 57, who was the vocalist for the band Asonance, died on Sunday, according to her son Jan Rek. She had voluntarily exposed herself to the virus when her husband and son, both vaccinated, caught it before Christmas, Rek told public radio iRozhlas.cz.

Is it possible to get through to you that my problem is with mandates for a vaccination that does very little (if anything) to “stop the spread”?

Two vaccinated people very likely passed on the virus. Hana made her choice not to get vaccinated for whatever reason so that’s her lookout.
It would probably get through to people IF IT WERE TRUE.

The fact that there has been so much resistance to vaccination

Male bovine excrement. The number of people taking up the vaccine far outnumber those that don’t. Enough already. It’s time to move on.
 

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Here's another death cult mother harming her child much worse.

Hana Horka, 57, who was the vocalist for the band Asonance, died on Sunday, according to her son Jan Rek. She had voluntarily exposed herself to the virus when her husband and son, both vaccinated, caught it before Christmas, Rek told public radio iRozhlas.cz.

Is it possible to get through to you that my problem is with mandates for a vaccination that does very little (if anything) to “stop the spread”?

Two vaccinated people very likely passed on the virus. Hana made her choice not to get vaccinated for whatever reason so that’s her lookout.
It would probably get through to people IF IT WERE TRUE.

The fact that there has been so much resistance to vaccination

Male bovine excrement. The number of people taking up the vaccine far outnumber those that don’t. Enough already. It’s time to move on.
For someone so keen to claim that others are ignoring "the science", you really don't seem to give a shit about applying science in your arguments.

R0 for Omicron is about 8. This implies a required vaccination rate for the whole population of 1-(1/8) = 87.5% to achieve an Reff < 1, and thereby stop the spread of the disease.

That's the target. Given that many of the people in our whole population are infants too young to be vaccinated, or have other medical reasons why they cannot be given vaccinations, we need not just to have people who get vaccinated to "far outnumber" those who don't - simple arithmetic tells is that we need pretty much everyone who can be vaccinated to be vaccinated. And if the vaccination is less than 100% effective (and nothing is perfect), that number needs to be even higher.

As to "enough already":
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Your boredom with doing the right thing is not an argument for not doing it; It's just a reflection of your poor character and/or lack of intelligence.
 

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People have a right to not be vaccinated but they do not have a right to wander about outside of their personal property endangering the lives of others, including those who cannot be vaccinated or for whom vaccination might not be sufficient protection, such as transplant patients.
I am not going through this again. You are not going to convince me that forcing medical procedures on unconsenting adults is a good and proper thing. It is not. It is evil.
What metric are you using to determine that?
 

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Mandatory vaccinations are a political decision not a medical decision in the same sense that having standards for clean drinking water in any municipality is a political decision and not a medical one.
Lets see:
"I can buy my water at the grocery store. I don't have to drink their water."
"I can drill a well."
"What if I'm a horse? You can't make me drink."
"I'll collect rainwater from the roof."
"The water authority is corrupt."
"Communists!"
"Socialism!"


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Did you ever see a commie drink a glass of water?
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The three top epidemiological authorities in the U.S. are Anthony Fauci, Donald Trump and Alex Jones and, although all three have been vaccinated, two out of 3 do NOT support MANDATORY vaccinations.
Mandatory vaccinations are a political decision, not a medical decision.
Mandatory vaccinations are a political decision not a medical decision in the same sense that having standards for clean drinking water in any municipality is a political decision and not a medical one.
 

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People have a right to not be vaccinated but they do not have a right to wander about outside of their personal property endangering the lives of others, including those who cannot be vaccinated or for whom vaccination might not be sufficient protection, such as transplant patients.
I am not going through this again. You are not going to convince me that forcing medical procedures on unconsenting adults is a good and proper thing. It is not. It is evil.
What metric are you using to determine that?
Basically, I said it. That is totally sufficient for Metaphor to oppose it.
 

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What is evil is refusing to take measures that one can take to halt a pandemic that has killed over 5 million people world wide and is dramatically harming elderly who are confined to care homes and can no longer receive visitors and to school children who must forego important learning and socialization for your FREEDUMB.

Putting infected patients back into care homes was evil.
 

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The three top epidemiological authorities in the U.S. are Anthony Fauci, Donald Trump and Alex Jones and, although all three have been vaccinated, two out of 3 do NOT support MANDATORY vaccinations.
Mandatory vaccinations are a political decision, not a medical decision.
Mandatory vaccinations are a political decision not a medical decision in the same sense that having standards for clean drinking water in any municipality is a political decision and not a medical one.

It appears you believe that I oppose drinking water standards. Why do you think that?
 

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People have a right to not be vaccinated but they do not have a right to wander about outside of their personal property endangering the lives of others, including those who cannot be vaccinated or for whom vaccination might not be sufficient protection, such as transplant patients.
I am not going through this again. You are not going to convince me that forcing medical procedures on unconsenting adults is a good and proper thing. It is not. It is evil.
What metric are you using to determine that?
Basically, I said it. That is totally sufficient for Metaphor to oppose it.
Toni, please try not to be narcissistic. "What would Toni think" does not figure into my moral system.
 

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People have a right to not be vaccinated but they do not have a right to wander about outside of their personal property endangering the lives of others, including those who cannot be vaccinated or for whom vaccination might not be sufficient protection, such as transplant patients.
I am not going through this again. You are not going to convince me that forcing medical procedures on unconsenting adults is a good and proper thing. It is not. It is evil.
What metric are you using to determine that?
What metric is anyone using when they decide it is right and proper to force medical procedures on unconsenting adult group A, solely for the benefit of group B?

In any case, I do not think it is any longer productive to argue public policy with people who are so callous that they dehumanise their targeted group as 'plague rats'.
 

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The three top epidemiological authorities in the U.S. are Anthony Fauci, Donald Trump and Alex Jones and, although all three have been vaccinated, two out of 3 do NOT support MANDATORY vaccinations.
Mandatory vaccinations are a political decision, not a medical decision.
Mandatory vaccinations are a political decision not a medical decision in the same sense that having standards for clean drinking water in any municipality is a political decision and not a medical one.

It appears you believe that I oppose drinking water standards. Why do you think that?

No, no. Merely adding to the point. Not saying at all that you like dirty water...
 

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People have a right to not be vaccinated but they do not have a right to wander about outside of their personal property endangering the lives of others, including those who cannot be vaccinated or for whom vaccination might not be sufficient protection, such as transplant patients.
I am not going through this again. You are not going to convince me that forcing medical procedures on unconsenting adults is a good and proper thing. It is not. It is evil.

Allowing plague rats to walk around killing people is evil, no matter how much you think we should tolerate it.
 

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Here's another death cult mother harming her child much worse.

Hana Horka, 57, who was the vocalist for the band Asonance, died on Sunday, according to her son Jan Rek. She had voluntarily exposed herself to the virus when her husband and son, both vaccinated, caught it before Christmas, Rek told public radio iRozhlas.cz.

Is it possible to get through to you that my problem is with mandates for a vaccination that does very little (if anything) to “stop the spread”?

Two vaccinated people very likely passed on the virus. Hana made her choice not to get vaccinated for whatever reason so that’s her lookout.
It would probably get through to people IF IT WERE TRUE.

The fact that there has been so much resistance to vaccination

Male bovine excrement. The number of people taking up the vaccine far outnumber those that don’t. Enough already. It’s time to move on.

We are under 2/3 vaccinated and much lower numbers who also have a booster. That's why our hospital rates are exploding even while Omicron blazes in highly vaccinated countries without swamping the hospitals.
 

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R0 for Omicron is about 8. This implies a required vaccination rate for the whole population of 1-(1/8) = 87.5% to achieve an Reff < 1, and thereby stop the spread of the disease.

That's the target. Given that many of the people in our whole population are infants too young to be vaccinated, or have other medical reasons why they cannot be given vaccinations, we need not just to have people who get vaccinated to "far outnumber" those who don't - simple arithmetic tells is that we need pretty much everyone who can be vaccinated to be vaccinated. And if the vaccination is less than 100% effective (and nothing is perfect), that number needs to be even higher.

In practice the vaccine + booster isn't going to get those numbers against Omicron, 100% vaccination will not stop it. We need masks--the good ones, properly worn.

As to "enough already":
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Your boredom with doing the right thing is not an argument for not doing it; It's just a reflection of your poor character and/or lack of intelligence.

Fuck Newton! Let's go, Darwin!

Why are you listening to Newton, anyway? Einstein said he's wrong, gravity is variable.
 
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