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    Quote Originally Posted by barbos View Post
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    The point of the military is What?

    We don't pay a force to put down the constituencies. In America the constituencies are those who govern without personal armies.
    The point of the military is to prevent anarchy.
    And we have an C19 anarchy, albeit slow.
    So the army should go around giving people shots?
    Guess it beats shooting people.

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    More Newsom hypocrisy;

    California Governor Gavin Newsom pulls his kids from summer camp after his son, 10, was pictured maskless indoors in violation of his rules for kids ages two and older. Newsom on July 9 ruled that children in California must still wear face masks at school and at summer camps, despite the CDC changing its rules to say that face masks were no longer necessary.
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    Hopefully this prick get recalled.

    And I guess the "we follow the science and data" mantra has been thrown out altogether as the CDC has recommended vaccinated people and kids wear masks despite zero evidence to support that decision. Compliance will be low.

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    Making people wear masks when possibly then don't have to is about the smallest most minor crime in history.

    Not wearing a mask when you are supposed to wear one if not vaccinated makes somebody evil and despicable.

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    This just in: politicians are hypocrites. WOW. Also, completely irrelevant to science.

    Quote Originally Posted by TSwizzle
    And I guess the "we follow the science and data" mantra has been thrown out altogether as the CDC has recommended vaccinated people and kids wear masks despite zero evidence to support that decision.
    Duh. There goes more conservolibertarian disingenuous arguments again...Conservolibertarian arguments always seem to ignore how individual A impacts individual B in a society of many, many people. The SCIENTIFIC FACT is that people who are vaccinated can be infected and take part in spreading the disease. In areas of high vaccination, nearing herd immunity, it's not too much of a concern because the infection rate and severity are reduced by the vaccination. However, in other areas where mostly unvaccinated idiots are running around with no masks, like say Arkansas or Alabama, people should still wear masks to reduce the spread and load on hospitals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elixir View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by barbos View Post
    And we have an C19 anarchy, albeit slow.
    So the army should go around giving people shots?
    Guess it beats shooting people.
    Who said anything about not shooting people? I suggest going full Nazi - vaccine shot or gunshot, your choice.

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    Has anyone mentioned shoes?
    My podiatrist just mentioned shoes.

    Expect a coming shortage of shoes.
    Because where they make the shoes we buy, they're not COVIDing well.
    According to him, Bangladesh has a vaccination rate of about 1.6%, which is having an incredibly unsurprising effect on their shoe industry.

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    Florida hospitalizations currently at about 65% of max during the pandemic (last July). That is pretty impressive! Florida has managed to reach 65% despite having many people vaccinated. Maybe we'll reach herd immunity after all. I mean that'll be a complete failure to the pandemic, but America isn't much about doing things right the first... second... or even third time.

    At 6500, that is over 1 in 10 available beds in Florida with a Covid-19 patient in it... and this is post having the vaccine that works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Higgins View Post
    Florida hospitalizations currently at about 65% of max during the pandemic (last July). That is pretty impressive! Florida has managed to reach 65% despite having many people vaccinated. Maybe we'll reach herd immunity after all. I mean that'll be a complete failure to the pandemic, but America isn't much about doing things right the first... second... or even third time.

    At 6500, that is over 1 in 10 available beds in Florida with a Covid-19 patient in it... and this is post having the vaccine that works.
    I suspect Florida is going through what other places will soon be going through.

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    Even worse, this is the status in Arkansas.

    Missouri appears to be heading down the same road. Current vaccination rate in my county? 27% have the first dose, and only 22% are fully vaccinated. One of our (small) local hospitals has at least one person per day dying from COVID this month. None of the deceased were vaccinated.

    I received word that about a dozen people from my former church contracted COVID in the past few weeks. Four of them are still sick after a month and unable to work or leave their house. Again, none of them were vaccinated. This is the second wave to go through that church. You would think after the first time they would have learned....but apparently not.

    I am seriously beginning to lose all hope that there will ever be an end to this in my part of the country.

    Ruth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruth Harris View Post
    Even worse, this is the status in Arkansas.

    Missouri appears to be heading down the same road. Current vaccination rate in my county? 27% have the first dose, and only 22% are fully vaccinated. One of our (small) local hospitals has at least one person per day dying from COVID this month. None of the deceased were vaccinated.

    I received word that about a dozen people from my former church contracted COVID in the past few weeks. Four of them are still sick after a month and unable to work or leave their house. Again, none of them were vaccinated. This is the second wave to go through that church. You would think after the first time they would have learned....but apparently not.

    I am seriously beginning to lose all hope that there will ever be an end to this in my part of the country.

    Ruth
    Two stories on CNN today that provide some partial hope that when Government and health care professionals have not been able to get people to get vaccinated, employers may. Some anyway. It's not a silver bullet but might move the needle at least.

    Require unvaccinated employees to get tested each week at their own expense and wear N95 masks
    In all cases it requires that employers are willing to keep records of those employees who are willing to provide proof of vaccination and segregate out those who are not for more restrictive measures.

    My company has strict rules for unvaccinated employees but the company just accepts people's word for it if they are vaccinated or not. I've told the higher up that until the rules state that to get the privileges for being vaccinated, people need to show the proof that they are vaccinated. Until then they won't ever see me at the office. My opinion may not matter much because I only set foot in the office about 3 times a year before the pandemic, I know that there are people who would go to the office if they could be certain that those who say that they are vaccinated actually are vaccinated.

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/28/tech/...ice/index.html
    https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/28/succe...ees/index.html

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