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(AP News)   Anti-vax groups aren't going to let a little technicality like the fact that it doesn't even exist yet stop them from telling you how dangerous the Covid-19 vaccine is and why you should refuse to vaccinate yourself or your kids   (apnews.com) divider line
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2020-04-29 11:33:49 AM  
Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a vaccine critic who helped popularize unsubstantiated claims that vaccines can cause autism, said Gates' work gives him "dictatorial control of global health policy." Roger Stone, a former adviser to President Donald Trump, went further on a New York City radio show, saying Gates "and other globalists" are using the coronavirus "for mandatory vaccinations and microchipping people."

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2020-04-29 12:01:05 PM  
The crazy is strong with these people. Here's what is actually going to happen:

- One or more successful vaccines will be developed outside of the US.
- Successful vaccines will be produced outside of the US.
- Populations outside of the US will get vaccinated first.
- Vaccination will eventually be available inside the US.
- Vaccination in the US will be managed every bit as well as testing is.
- There will be mile-long lines of people waiting to get vaccinated.
- Nobody will give a crap what the antivax crowd has to say.

Wildcard: Donald Trump starts spouting antivax crap. If the right person talks to him, this is genuinely possible.
 
2020-04-29 12:16:20 PM  
In recent weeks, vaccine opponents have made several unsubstantiated claims, including allegations that vaccine trials will be dangerously rushed or that Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious diseases expert, is blocking cures to enrich vaccine makers.

FFS.  The ignorance.
 
2020-04-29 12:27:21 PM  
If only there was a vaccine for stupid...
 
2020-04-29 12:28:36 PM  
Honestly, crap like this makes me think the extinction event asteroid can't come soon enough.  Let another species have a go, maybe they won't be so dumb.
 
2020-04-29 12:29:30 PM  
If the anti-vaxxers are also anti-facemaskers there might be a lot fewer anti-vaxxers around to protest when a vaccine is available.
 
2020-04-29 12:31:04 PM  
FTFA: While vaccines for diseases such as polio, smallpox and measles have benefited millions, some skeptics reject the science, citing a distrust of modern medicine and government.

I'd still like to think a true skeptic (as opposed to a cynic which is quite opposite) is one willing to revise their beliefs based on new evidence. Cynics already have their minds made up.
 
2020-04-29 12:31:19 PM  
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2020-04-29 12:32:28 PM  

guestguy: If only there was a vaccine for stupid...


There's a flaw in that plan.
 
2020-04-29 12:32:52 PM  
If an anti-vaxxer gets near me, I should be allowed to protect myself from their threat to my health and kill them.
 
2020-04-29 12:33:10 PM  
In many poor countries a woman will carry her children  miles to the nearest clinic to get them life saving vaccinations.
Each one of them is smarter than the combined total of the pro-disease movement.
 
2020-04-29 12:33:17 PM  

Diogenes: In recent weeks, vaccine opponents have made several unsubstantiated claims, including allegations that vaccine trials will be dangerously rushed or that Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious diseases expert, is blocking cures to enrich vaccine makers.

FFS.  The ignorance.


Exactly.

Which has the biggest profit margin?  A one-time shot, or a big bag of pills you'll need to take EVERY SINGLE TIME you get the disease.
 
2020-04-29 12:34:10 PM  

Magorn: Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a vaccine critic who helped popularize unsubstantiated claims that vaccines can cause autism, said Gates' work gives him "dictatorial control of global health policy." Roger Stone, a former adviser to President Donald Trump, went further on a New York City radio show, saying Gates "and other globalists" are using the coronavirus "for mandatory vaccinations and microchipping people."

I Proof that no party or ideology holds an exclusive monopoly on Crazy or Stupid



Let me know when the ratio isn't 1/1,000,000,000
 
2020-04-29 12:34:33 PM  
These nitwits will trust Alex Jones and Jim Bakker to deliver a cure.  But scientists and biomedical experts?  That's cray-cray.  Because the latter are just in for the money.

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2020-04-29 12:34:33 PM  
Exile.  If they don't want to take part in society, they can leave.  If no country will take them, the ocean will.
 
2020-04-29 12:35:28 PM  

FrancoFile: Diogenes: In recent weeks, vaccine opponents have made several unsubstantiated claims, including allegations that vaccine trials will be dangerously rushed or that Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious diseases expert, is blocking cures to enrich vaccine makers.

FFS.  The ignorance.

Exactly.

Which has the biggest profit margin?  A one-time shot, or a big bag of pills you'll need to take EVERY SINGLE TIME you get the disease.


Yeah, the cognitive dissonance is multi-layered here.  But totally expected when conspiratorial thinking is involved.
 
2020-04-29 12:36:50 PM  
I've accepted that it's a fact, but I'm still a little disheartened by just how many people are so debilitatingly farking stupid.
 
2020-04-29 12:37:06 PM  
My anti-vax niece has already been posting bullshiat for the past couple of weeks to try and get ahead of a vaccine being developed.
 
2020-04-29 12:39:00 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: In many poor countries a woman will carry her children  miles to the nearest clinic to get them life saving vaccinations.
Each one of them is smarter than the combined total of the pro-disease movement.


That poor mom carrying her kids miles isn't smarter, she just isn't able to hear the antivax garbage because she doesn't have access to it.  But here, bullshiat is much easier to spread.
 
2020-04-29 12:42:21 PM  
matters of public health are public health, not free speech and expression.

kids denied vaccination should be taken as wards of the state in which they reside.

/also, i believe that most of these cases of "autism" are merely underdeveloped or unmatured development in the youth.  i also honestly believe most cases of autism are no more than cases of shiatty parenting and is used as a blatant cop-out.
 
2020-04-29 12:42:42 PM  
Okay fine. Once the vaccine is available, if you or anyone in your home efuses to be vaccinated, you get an ear tag like a cow, and anyone who sees you outside your home is free to shoot you on sight.

If you turn in 10 ear tags, you get a free hat or something.
 
2020-04-29 12:42:57 PM  
What part of "Bill Gates is using the pandemic to inject microchips into people" needs a vaccine to already exist before you warn people?  Subby is sounding a little crazy right now.
 
2020-04-29 12:44:34 PM  

arcgear: matters of public health are public health, not free speech and expression.

kids denied vaccination should be taken as wards of the state in which they reside.

/also, i believe that most of these cases of "autism" are merely underdeveloped or unmatured development in the youth.  i also honestly believe most cases of autism are no more than cases of shiatty parenting and is used as a blatant cop-out.


You believe in vaccinations, but not autism?
 
2020-04-29 12:44:49 PM  
They've also falsely claimed that Microsoft founder Bill Gates wants to use a vaccine to inject microchips into people


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They're on to you, Bill. Time to work on plan B.
 
2020-04-29 12:44:53 PM  
That COVID-19 vaccine so bad, it gave me retroactive autism, ADD, and a raging gluten allergy and I ain't even had it yet.
 
2020-04-29 12:45:15 PM  
One minor point of this New Yorker article was that Elvis got the polio shot publicly as a public-health measure.

This should be done now, when one is available for this scourge.  Line up people--entertainment, politicians of all types, business types that are well-known, etc. and show them getting the shot or however it's administered.  Ideally, opposing politicians at the same time (think Clinton and Dole in the post-9/11 ad on TV).

Do it locally, too.  The local news anchors from competing stations should get it at the same time and then post ads and billboards about it.  Mayor, city councils, etc.
 
2020-04-29 12:46:32 PM  

arcgear: matters of public health are public health, not free speech and expression.

kids denied vaccination should be taken as wards of the state in which they reside.

/also, i believe that most of these cases of "autism" are merely underdeveloped or unmatured development in the youth.  i also honestly believe most cases of autism are no more than cases of shiatty parenting and is used as a blatant cop-out.


You need to spend some time around a few autistic kids, then get back to us with your studies.
 
2020-04-29 12:47:06 PM  
I look forward to the day a safe, reliable vaccine is available.

I won't be the first guy in line to get it.  Even the Polio vaccine needed to have some of the kinks worked out before it was universally safe.

Sorry if my first trust isn't for profit drug companies, or the medical staff of the Trump administration.

And I've had a LOT of otherwise not mandatory vaccines in order to maintain my transplant eligibility.
 
2020-04-29 12:47:47 PM  

arcgear: matters of public health are public health, not free speech and expression.

kids denied vaccination should be taken as wards of the state in which they reside.

/also, i believe that most of these cases of "autism" are merely underdeveloped or unmatured development in the youth.  i also honestly believe most cases of autism are no more than cases of shiatty parenting and is used as a blatant cop-out.


I don't even think you need to do that. Send an unvaccinated kid to school, and you have to pay a $1000 year "Public Health Fee".

I'll bet 90% of the anti-vaxxers disappear.
 
2020-04-29 12:49:12 PM  
Is it rude for me to ask why we can't shoot these people?

I mean... we can destroy the economy by locking everything down, but let these asshole ruin all of that sacrifice by being stupid?

I'm just asking questions.
 
2020-04-29 12:49:44 PM  

Cdr.Murdock: I look forward to the day a safe, reliable vaccine is available.

I won't be the first guy in line to get it.  Even the Polio vaccine needed to have some of the kinks worked out before it was universally safe.

Sorry if my first trust isn't for profit drug companies, or the medical staff of the Trump administration.

And I've had a LOT of otherwise not mandatory vaccines in order to maintain my transplant eligibility.


I think it's safe to say that a vaccine will not be available until after the orange shiatgibbon has left office.
 
2020-04-29 12:49:57 PM  

Jeebus Saves: arcgear: matters of public health are public health, not free speech and expression.

kids denied vaccination should be taken as wards of the state in which they reside.

/also, i believe that most of these cases of "autism" are merely underdeveloped or unmatured development in the youth.  i also honestly believe most cases of autism are no more than cases of shiatty parenting and is used as a blatant cop-out.

You believe in vaccinations, but not autism?


i did, until they started claiming autism affects 1/600 to 1/17 children in a span of a decade or some such

when i was a kid, i fell into that flavor of the month bullshiat.  except that it was called ADD then.  I'm sure you may see how that influences my belief.  "problem" children get labels and pills; with said problem being an expectation to tow someone else's line
 
2020-04-29 12:51:28 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: One minor point of this New Yorker article was that Elvis got the polio shot publicly as a public-health measure.

This should be done now, when one is available for this scourge.  Line up people--entertainment, politicians of all types, business types that are well-known, etc. and show them getting the shot or however it's administered.  Ideally, opposing politicians at the same time (think Clinton and Dole in the post-9/11 ad on TV).

Do it locally, too.  The local news anchors from competing stations should get it at the same time and then post ads and billboards about it.  Mayor, city councils, etc.


Agreed.

Have coaches/stars of rivalry teams getting shots together.  Harbaugh and Day, Orgeron and Saban, Krzyzewski and Williams, Harden and Curry, et al.
 
2020-04-29 12:52:07 PM  
I keep thinking/hoping that Covid19 is a natural herd culling that mother nature turned loose. Thin out the idiots, anti-vaxers, die hard Trumpers. We may have to weather some rough seas for a year or 2, but think how nice the world will be after the cull.
 
2020-04-29 12:52:18 PM  

phrawgh: That COVID-19 vaccine so bad, it gave me retroactive autism, ADD, and a raging gluten allergy and I ain't even had it yet.


It made me shiat out stuff I ate tomorrow.
 
2020-04-29 12:53:26 PM  

OMFG Help Us: If the anti-vaxxers are also anti-facemaskers there might be a lot fewer anti-vaxxers around to protest when a vaccine is available.


looks that way:
The movement is receiving renewed attention, especially as it aligns itself with groups loudly protesting restrictions on daily life aimed at controlling the spread of the virus.
 
2020-04-29 12:58:37 PM  

Diogenes: FrancoFile: Diogenes: In recent weeks, vaccine opponents have made several unsubstantiated claims, including allegations that vaccine trials will be dangerously rushed or that Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious diseases expert, is blocking cures to enrich vaccine makers.

FFS.  The ignorance.

Exactly.

Which has the biggest profit margin?  A one-time shot, or a big bag of pills you'll need to take EVERY SINGLE TIME you get the disease.

Yeah, the cognitive dissonance is multi-layered here.  But totally expected when conspiratorial thinking is involved.


No.

If they were experiencing cognitive dissonance, they would experience discomfort.  This is just garden-variety denial.
 
2020-04-29 12:59:06 PM  
phrawgh

That COVID-19 vaccine so bad, it gave me retroactive autism, ADD, and a raging gluten allergy and I ain't even had it yet.

I hear ya, shiat stole my prostate a year ago last January. The Dr called it cancer, but the voices in my tin foil hat know better.
 
2020-04-29 1:01:56 PM  
Wait until they make it a requirement that you need proof that you received the coronavirus vaccine before you return to work/school.
 
2020-04-29 1:02:52 PM  

mr_a: I don't even think you need to do that. Send an unvaccinated kid to school, and you have to pay a $1000 year "Public Health Fee".


FARK that.  No vaccines, no sending your crotchfruit to public school PERIOD.
 
2020-04-29 1:04:08 PM  

barc0001: mr_a: I don't even think you need to do that. Send an unvaccinated kid to school, and you have to pay a $1000 year "Public Health Fee".

FARK that.  No vaccines, no sending your crotchfruit to public school PERIOD.



Do you want unemployable illiterate homeschooled kids, Lana?
 
2020-04-29 1:04:25 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: Line up people--entertainment, politicians of all types, business types that are well-known, etc. and show them getting the shot or however it's administered.


Rectal insertion.
 
2020-04-29 1:05:06 PM  
Maybe we can bulletize the vaccine and shoot into their heads from a distance so they won't be a menace to society anymore.
 
2020-04-29 1:06:23 PM  

iToad: The crazy is strong with these people. Here's what is actually going to happen:

- One or more successful vaccines will be developed outside of the US.
- Successful vaccines will be produced outside of the US.
- Populations outside of the US will get vaccinated first.
- Vaccination will eventually be available inside the US.
- Vaccination in the US will be managed every bit as well as testing is.
- There will be mile-long lines of people waiting to get vaccinated.
- Nobody will give a crap what the antivax crowd has to say.

Wildcard: Donald Trump starts spouting antivax crap. If the right person talks to him, this is genuinely possible.


What do you mean starts?  He has spouted antivax crap for years.
 
2020-04-29 1:06:54 PM  
I worked in the medical field for years. I saw the drop in things like smallpox, Scarlett Fever, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Typhoid and Polio. Polio was the big one because it was a ghastly disease.

Even if immunizations were to negatively affect 2% of the population, it meant that 98% were protected from dying in agony. We have immunizations for Yellow Jaundice, where people used to have infection parties where they brought their unaffected kids over to visit a sick one, to get the disease and develop the immunity.

Yellow Jaundice is Hepatitis. We have immunization shots for much of the variations on that disease now. Even a cure for Hepatitis C.

I expect the Press is over blowing this plague -- like they do everything else, but that does not mean that precautions should not be taken. This is as deadly as past cases of the flue, which we now get immunized for yearly as it mutates. However, America has it's share of nuts and they have big mouths, assisted by the irresponsible press.

I walk into a busy grocery store and out of about 100 people inside, aside from the staff, less than 10% wear masks or gloves. Other nations strictly enforce such precautions, which is why we're about the only nation with a still rising infection and death rate.

Americans stand on their Rights. Especially the right to get infected and then spread that infection.

Brilliant course of action. No? Stupid is strong here.
 
2020-04-29 1:07:09 PM  

FrancoFile: JohnAnnArbor: One minor point of this New Yorker article was that Elvis got the polio shot publicly as a public-health measure.

This should be done now, when one is available for this scourge.  Line up people--entertainment, politicians of all types, business types that are well-known, etc. and show them getting the shot or however it's administered.  Ideally, opposing politicians at the same time (think Clinton and Dole in the post-9/11 ad on TV).

Do it locally, too.  The local news anchors from competing stations should get it at the same time and then post ads and billboards about it.  Mayor, city councils, etc.

Agreed.

Have coaches/stars of rivalry teams getting shots together.  Harbaugh and Day, Orgeron and Saban, Krzyzewski and Williams, Harden and Curry, et al.


Good idea there.  U of Michigan and tOSU already do a competitive blood drive every November.  This could be the replacement the students aren't on campus: how many vaccinated by (date)?
 
2020-04-29 1:11:36 PM  

arcgear: matters of public health are public health, not free speech and expression.

kids denied vaccination should be taken as wards of the state in which they reside.

/also, i believe that most of these cases of "autism" are merely underdeveloped or unmatured development in the youth.  i also honestly believe most cases of autism are no more than cases of shiatty parenting and is used as a blatant cop-out.


Nope.  We've studied autistic brains and  they have about 30-40% more neurons in the pre-fontal cortex.   It appears there actually IS such a thing as being "too smart".  Your brain in mine, of necessity builds in buffers to our sensory inputs because we lack the mentally capacity to process everything  our eyes see or ears hear.   Autistic children DO have the "processing power"  therefore they don't develop the same tools to distinguish signal from noise.

It appears genetic, and a consequence of the fact that we "over-select" for intelligence these days, as a desireable breeding trait
 
2020-04-29 1:11:49 PM  

Rik01: I worked in the medical field for years. I saw the drop in things like smallpox, Scarlett Fever, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Typhoid and Polio. Polio was the big one because it was a ghastly disease.

Even if immunizations were to negatively affect 2% of the population, it meant that 98% were protected from dying in agony. We have immunizations for Yellow Jaundice, where people used to have infection parties where they brought their unaffected kids over to visit a sick one, to get the disease and develop the immunity.

Yellow Jaundice is Hepatitis. We have immunization shots for much of the variations on that disease now. Even a cure for Hepatitis C.

I expect the Press is over blowing this plague -- like they do everything else, but that does not mean that precautions should not be taken. This is as deadly as past cases of the flue, which we now get immunized for yearly as it mutates. However, America has it's share of nuts and they have big mouths, assisted by the irresponsible press.

I walk into a busy grocery store and out of about 100 people inside, aside from the staff, less than 10% wear masks or gloves. Other nations strictly enforce such precautions, which is why we're about the only nation with a still rising infection and death rate.

Americans stand on their Rights. Especially the right to get infected and then spread that infection.

Brilliant course of action. No? Stupid is strong here.



You used to work in medicine?  Did you get fired for transcription errors?
 
2020-04-29 1:12:52 PM  

Bill the unknowing: bulletize the vaccine


Sounds boring.

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2020-04-29 1:14:57 PM  

Rik01: I worked in the medical field for years. I saw the drop in things like smallpox, Scarlett Fever, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Typhoid and Polio. Polio was the big one because it was a ghastly disease.

Even if immunizations were to negatively affect 2% of the population, it meant that 98% were protected from dying in agony. We have immunizations for Yellow Jaundice, where people used to have infection parties where they brought their unaffected kids over to visit a sick one, to get the disease and develop the immunity.

Yellow Jaundice is Hepatitis. We have immunization shots for much of the variations on that disease now. Even a cure for Hepatitis C.

I expect the Press is over blowing this plague -- like they do everything else, but that does not mean that precautions should not be taken. This is as deadly as past cases of the flue, which we now get immunized for yearly as it mutates. However, America has it's share of nuts and they have big mouths, assisted by the irresponsible press.

I walk into a busy grocery store and out of about 100 people inside, aside from the staff, less than 10% wear masks or gloves. Other nations strictly enforce such precautions, which is why we're about the only nation with a still rising infection and death rate.

Americans stand on their Rights. Especially the right to get infected and then spread that infection.

Brilliant course of action. No? Stupid is strong here.


You were around to see the drop in smallpox?  How farking old are you?  It was eradicated in 1979 and there hasn't been an outbreak in the US since the 40's.
 
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