After Trump, we have a large hole to dig ourselves out of. It’s not as if it was even level.
Well, isn’t this exciting?
They have a go fund me set up
Yes, there are a few unvaccinated healthcare workers, but that’s changing fast as more and more hospitals are now mandating the vaccine. I saw a statement from St Luke’s in KC today, where they mandated the vaccine and said they realized that some would go elsewhere rather than get the vaccine, but they are very few.
Sorry, there is such a thing as science. There are infectious diseases doctors and virologists who have studied for decades about how to control viruses. That’s one side. The other side are people who are using google and social media for their information. The 2 sides are not equal in this debate. I can’t pretend it’s a matter of good people on both sides, as it were. The era of trump is over. Adults are now in charge.
When one is advised to take any medication, there is a cost/benefit analysis of whether or not a person should be prescribed that medication. Meds are not candy. The vaccines have been shown to be far more helpful to millions of people than many other meds which are currently being marketed to millions. If you listen to the Jardiance commercial, it says it can cause necrosis to the perineum. That is in the ad. If you listen to the disclaimer of many pharmaceutical commercials, you find many other possible scary outcomes, but a medical doctor has to look at what the benefit might be vs. the low possibility that one might have a bad side effect or even whether a mild side effect may occur. My goodness, a very popular medicine for diabetes is sold to millions and no one seems to care that there is a possibility that it may cause rot to their genitals? That sounds pretty bad to me, though apparently many feel that the risk is small enough and the benefit is great enough, therefore, the medication is prescribed. Meanwhile, millions of lives have been saved with the covid vaccines. It is sad that many are allowing their political allegiance to cloud their judgment regarding their own health and that of others. Some are literally willing to die on that hill. We must move on from this as a society. We can’t allow this small number of people to continue to ruin everyone else’s life. If they don’t want it, fine. Stay away from the rest of us. They can continue to live their lives, just as smokers live their lives today. Smokers used to be allowed to go wherever and pollute the air. That is no longer true. The rest of us who are acting responsibly need to be allowed to live in a covid free space as much as possible.
Biden took on a tough job recently with Afghanistan. Big surprise, it didn’t go off without a hitch, though many were saved from the Taliban. What kind of fairyland fantasy world do folks live in who think it was going to easy as pie to pull out of Afghanistan? There was no scenario in which it would be easy. With the fall of Vietnam, folks were not blaming Nixon, though many died and many more were left behind than have been in Afghanistan! There are 38 million people in Afghanistan. Get real. We can’t save them all. It was another unwinnable war. Per usual, Democrats are left to pick up the pieces and clean up the crap left behind by the GOP and it is not pretty. There are many brave women who will suffer in Afghanistan, however, this is also true in many other parts of the world. We can’t go to war on all these fronts. We have to have our priorities, as in situations in which our own interests are directly affected or those of our staunch allies.
Tell it to the Republican Governors like DeSantis, Abbott, Parsons, Noeme and others. Not to mention Trump, who backed off in a hurry after he was booed for suggesting that people take the vaccine at his recent super spreader event. I’m not suggesting that Rs should die and I don’t think many others are either, (though we are frustrated that many aren’t taking common sense action to stop the pandemic.) They are doing a very good job of this on their own.
It’s bizarre that this small number of dummies would be calling the shots for the rest of us. They’re vocal and they’re showing up, whereas the more reasonable are staying away from public places. More mandates are needed and health insurance should go up for unvaccinated. That’s only fair. If you’re a smoker, you should expect to pay more too, for example. It was different in the beginning of the pandemic, when there were no vaccines. Vaccines are now plentiful and free. No more excuses.
Meanwhile, keep your distance, mask up, get your booster when it’s time…