1. #25781
    Quote Originally Posted by Mihalik View Post
    Lol. When Mormons are the voice of reason.
    Mormons and Catholics.
    Interesting times...

  2. #25782
    Reduced Risk of Reinfection with SARS-CoV-2 After COVID-19 Vaccination — Kentucky, May–June 2021

    In essence unvaccinated people who previously had COVID-19 were about 2.34 times more likely to get reinfected than vaccinated people who've had it.

    BTW, if you are in San Francisco this weekend, Flower Piano is back. Free for resident.
    Last edited by Rasulis; 2021-09-16 at 05:16 PM.

  3. #25783
    If you guys haven't seen it yet, the newest trend for the antivaxxers is calling themselves "Pureblood" in tik tok vids etc.
    I shouldn't be surprised that they are using Malfoy tactics.
    Fuck them.
    Fuck Slytherin.

  4. #25784
    Quote Originally Posted by Hollycakes View Post
    If you guys haven't seen it yet, the newest trend for the antivaxxers is calling themselves "Pureblood" in tik tok vids etc.
    The lady that kicked that off sure looks like a pureblood. In the sense of pureblood royalty, where there was extensive inbreeding to keep the bloodline "pure".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    The lady that kicked that off sure looks like a pureblood. In the sense of pureblood royalty, where there was extensive inbreeding to keep the bloodline "pure".
    lol I was thinking the same thing!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_II_of_Spain

    Also, I love Harry Potter. Fite me.
    In fact was just about to post in the What If? thread about Scott's head in a jar yelling Win Guardium Leviosa! as they flew out of the bunker and now you've ruined it!
    /muggle tears

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    Pfft...MUDBLOOD AND PROUD!

  8. #25788
    Quote Originally Posted by Casterbridge View Post
    Shortages in monoclonal antibody treatments is causing the admin to start rationing the supply...
    Simple solution: Vaccinated people and children who need the treatment should get it. Unvaccinated people can fuck right off because we wouldn't dare want to go against their wishes and put something experimental in their body.
    “Leadership: Whatever happens, you’re responsible. If it doesn’t happen, you’re responsible.” -- Donald J. Trump, 2013

    "I don't take responsibility at all."
    -- Donald J. Trump, 2020

  9. #25789
    From Cleveland Clinic Martin Health North Hospital in Stuart, Fla.

    My 12-year-old had appendicitis. The ER was overwhelmed with unvaccinated Covid patients and we had to wait 6+ hours. While waiting, his appendix ruptured and had to spend 5 days in hospital; just got hmo bill of $5000. So yeah, your decision to not vaccinate does affect others.

    On a more personal level, my sister dropped off his youngest at UT Austin last week. The kid had a full carry offer from Santa Barbara and he picked Austin, TX. He had some kind of severe allergic reaction. His immune system was basically going crazy with symptoms similar to Lupus. Ended up 36 hours in ER before he got a bed because Texas' hospitals were overwhelmed right now. It was a nightmare. Tested negative for Covid 3 times. He is fully vaccinated. Back in school on steroid now. It was a nightmare for him.
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  10. #25790
    https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/po...jee-story.html

    Death Cultist complains that his state isn't allowed to monopolize national resources. Seriously fuck these people.

    DeSantis described it differently. The federal action, he said, was “seizing control” of the supply of monoclonal antibody treatments.
    Because it's the federal fucking supply, paid for by the feds. It's their to control, and if some greedy fucktards are trying to monopolize it because they're unvaccinated, tough shit. Maybe think about that before you reject the vaccine and get covid and get a tube shoved down your stupid fucking throat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josuke View Post
    Well if you ever needed another reason to think Harry Potter is trash
    It's not so much "trash" as "deeply, horribly problematic in ways that it's fucking weird people willfully overlook".

    Even ignoring that Rowling's a raging transphobe lately, the Potter books;

    A> Make light of slavery, showing a slave race who're pathetic and who nobody in the Wizarding World really seriously considers to be "people"; Hermione's considered fuckin' weirdo for thinking they should be free. Hell, a lot of the house-elves want to be slaves.

    B> SUPER white. Super duper omega white. More white than the British population is. The few characters who aren't are so blatantly stereotyped it's galling. Cho Chang is one small step from just being straight-up named "Ching Chong". It's fuckin' gross, once you notice it. It gets worse once they introduce the other schools, because the French ones are all fashionistas and the German ones are all stern practical types, just overtly, weirdly prejudiced.

    C> Goblins are horrible little Jewish stereotypes and you can't tell me that's accidental.

    D> The wizards are all supremacists. Every single goddamned one of them. The "best" ones think muggles are cute and interesting, rather than scum to be oppressed, but none of them think of muggles as their equals. Deluding and mind-raping muggles to keep them "managed" is so commonplace it goes without mention or concern.


  12. #25792
    https://www.npr.org/sections/health-...s-and-cancer-c

    And more consequences from unvaxxed idiots. Cancer patients can't get treatment due to hospitals being overwhelmed with covid cases and surgeries are being canceled.

    People are literally suffering and/or dying because selfish cunts refuse to get vaxxed, refuse to abide by masking and distance guidance, and end up packing hospitals infected with a largely preventable virus.

    Fuck these people. I don't give a shit about the precedent, they should be allowed to be denied care until the hospital can admit them without impacting the overall care provided to other patients. They should not be consuming resources that are desperately needed by others who are sick or injured through no fault of their own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Endus View Post
    It's not so much "trash" as "deeply, horribly problematic in ways that it's fucking weird people willfully overlook".

    Even ignoring that Rowling's a raging transphobe lately, the Potter books;

    A> Make light of slavery, showing a slave race who're pathetic and who nobody in the Wizarding World really seriously considers to be "people"; Hermione's considered fuckin' weirdo for thinking they should be free. Hell, a lot of the house-elves want to be slaves.

    B> SUPER white. Super duper omega white. More white than the British population is. The few characters who aren't are so blatantly stereotyped it's galling. Cho Chang is one small step from just being straight-up named "Ching Chong". It's fuckin' gross, once you notice it. It gets worse once they introduce the other schools, because the French ones are all fashionistas and the German ones are all stern practical types, just overtly, weirdly prejudiced.

    C> Goblins are horrible little Jewish stereotypes and you can't tell me that's accidental.

    D> The wizards are all supremacists. Every single goddamned one of them. The "best" ones think muggles are cute and interesting, rather than scum to be oppressed, but none of them think of muggles as their equals. Deluding and mind-raping muggles to keep them "managed" is so commonplace it goes without mention or concern.
    Have you ever met an obvious thread derail you didn't immediately sink your teeth into?
    /s

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollycakes View Post
    If you guys haven't seen it yet, the newest trend for the antivaxxers is calling themselves "Pureblood" in tik tok vids etc.
    I shouldn't be surprised that they are using Malfoy tactics.
    Fuck them.
    Fuck Slytherin.
    I tried to avoid most social media besides Twitter. And yesterday was wild. Nicki Minaj vs Hasan Piker (leftist political commentar) fighting a proxy a Anti-Vaxxer vs Vaxxer proxy war. It even spilled over into Fox News. It was wild. Probably still going on today. Lots of r-word slinging, anti-science, political nonsense. It would have been more entertaining if Nicki and Fox News weren't using their platforms to spread very dangerous nonsense.

    Resident Cosplay Progressive

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    Quote Originally Posted by PACOX View Post
    Hasan Piker (leftist political commentar)


    just his looks alone > everyone else...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PACOX View Post
    I tried to avoid most social media besides Twitter. And yesterday was wild. Nicki Minaj vs Hasan Piker (leftist political commentar) fighting a proxy a Anti-Vaxxer vs Vaxxer proxy war. It even spilled over into Fox News. It was wild. Probably still going on today. Lots of r-word slinging, anti-science, political nonsense. It would have been more entertaining if Nicki and Fox News weren't using their platforms to spread very dangerous nonsense.
    lol I saw that.
    I do too.
    Zero accounts on FB and the like.
    We no longer need to be on these platforms anyway to hear what's happening on them.
    The quote from the island minister saying he was annoyed at even having to disprove it was pretty funny tho.

  17. #25797
    https://arstechnica.com/science/2021...ine-exemption/

    A hospital system in Arkansas is making it a bit more difficult for staff to receive a religious exemption from its COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The hospital is now requiring staff to also swear off extremely common medicines, such as Tylenol, Tums, and even Preparation H, to get the exemption.

    The move was prompted when Conway Regional Health System noted an unusual uptick in vaccine exemption requests that cited the use of fetal cell lines in the development and testing of the vaccines.

    "This was significantly disproportionate to what we've seen with the influenza vaccine," Matt Troup, president and CEO of Conway Regional Health System, told Becker's Hospital Review in an interview Wednesday.

    "Thus," Troup went on, "we provided a religious attestation form for those individuals requesting a religious exemption," he said. The form includes a list of 30 commonly used medicines that "fall into the same category as the COVID-19 vaccine in their use of fetal cell lines," Conway Regional said.

    The list includes Tylenol, Pepto Bismol, aspirin, Tums, Lipitor, Senokot, Motrin, ibuprofen, Maalox, Ex-Lax, Benadryl, Sudafed, albuterol, Preparation H, MMR vaccine, Claritin, Zoloft, Prilosec OTC, and azithromycin.
    This is fantastic and should be the response to every medical professional, and person in general, seeking religious exemptions on these grounds. If this is truly a deeply held personal belief, it should extend to all areas of your life.

    If you're just using said "personal belief" to get out of something mandatory, fuck you. (the royal you)

    Whiney, childish anti-vaxx babies, cry more.

  18. #25798
    One of the thins you often hear from anti-vaxxers and freedumbers is that covid is no worse than the flu. Well, obviously it isn't, but down here in Australia, where the third wave is going strong (amongst the un-vaccinated), numbers have been put out to show that it isn't, and just how effective lockdowns have been at containing the spread of transmissible diseases, and not just for covid.

    2019 saw 313,000 known cases of influenza, and almost 1000 deaths. 2021 so far, with flu season ending and heading into summer, has seen less than 500 cases and zero deaths. We are getting more cases and deaths a day from covid than we have seen all year from the flu.

  19. #25799
    And another one.
    This time a GOP member from Florida who was anti vax and his death is causing financial issues for local GOP:

    "Gregg Prentice developed and maintained software that electronically tracked donations to the Hillsborough County GOP and supplied data for the organization’s monthly finance reports. None of the other officers knew how to operate Prentice’s software"
    ----
    So now they can't get in and have a deadline by 9/20.
    His social media is gross.
    The usual.
    But this stuff right here:

    "In November, Prentice and Waurishuk appeared on a podcast during which the host referred to the country’s public health crisis as the “plandemic,” a term made famous by a conspiratorial, debunked film about the origins of the novel coronaivrus. The host said the virus was designed to “crush small businesses and consolidate power in the multinational corporations.”

    &

    Jason Kimball, who called Prentice a “mentor” on Facebook said:

    "that Tampa General was “not a safe place to go,” repeating a pervasive myth that the life-saving treatment at hospitals was the cause of many recent coronavirus deaths. Two days after Prentice’s death, Kimball called for an investigation into Tampa General during the public comment period of the Tampa City Council meeting and accused the hospital of “intubating people illegally.”


    Investigation.into.the.hospital!

    I feel like they are having a contest to see who can be more stupid and we aren't even playing.
    The tide pod challenge of politics.


    From:
    https://www.tampabay.com/news/florid...ems-for-party/

    Edit:
    Also want to add this before bed.
    It's from the Ocean Photography Awards this year.
    It's telling.
    Edit 2: It was a seahorse towing a covid mask. The link still is that, not sure why it's coming up the next pic in the slides

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    https://arstechnica.com/science/2021...ine-exemption/

    "The move was prompted when Conway Regional Health System noted an unusual uptick in vaccine exemption requests that cited the use of fetal cell lines in the development and testing of the vaccines."
    And to add to everything else: once more people are using "the vaccines" when they should be discussing individual vaccines.

    The mRNA vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna) haven't really used fetal cell lines in their development - and even if they used them in some tests there were other tests as well. Some other vaccines such as Janssen and Astra-Zeneca used fetal cell lines in development and possibly manufacturing. That's a reason even pro-life group support mRNA vaccines; https://catholiccitizens.org/news/93...ed-baby-cells/

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