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(WIBW Topeka)   County health department unable to give Covid vaccinations because entire staff reject science and substitute their own   (wibw.com) divider line
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2021-01-15 8:21:06 PM  
Southeast Kansas: giant mounds of lead-tainted tailings and that's just fine with the inbred smoothbrain covens that populate that hellscape. Also known as West Missouri.

If it weren't for the fallout, I'd suggest one well-placed tactical nuke.
 
2021-01-15 8:26:00 PM  
I too would like a job where I can refuse to do it, and still be employed
 
2021-01-15 8:42:53 PM  
This is batshiat crazy.
 
2021-01-15 8:43:20 PM  
Tell me again why we shouldn't mock the flyover states?
 
2021-01-15 8:45:48 PM  
I'm guessing nurses in Missouri don't even need high school degrees.
 
2021-01-15 8:46:08 PM  
Must be from the Christian Science Nurses' Academy.
 
2021-01-15 8:47:06 PM  
New technology? Like syringes? Or freezers? Thawing things out? What haven't they seen before that's new tech for nurses?

What kind of nurses are they?
 
2021-01-15 8:56:36 PM  
"We know it's here to stay. We know it can't be controlled. It's a virus. You can't stop a virus."

You can with a vaccine you incredible goddamn shiatheel.
 
2021-01-15 10:39:51 PM  
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/Kansas, not even once
 
2021-01-15 11:19:31 PM  
Between the Pfizer & Moderna vaccine trials, the vaccines were tested in almost 100,000 patients, with an average of a 95% effective rate. The original groups were small, yes, because that's what you do in a clinical trial.
And mRNA vaccines have been around since 2011, you chucklefark. It's not new technology.
Go read a damn science journal, "nurse."
 
2021-01-16 12:32:56 AM  
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Coffey's a known superspreader.
 
2021-01-16 12:46:37 AM  
And this is why we can't have nice things.
 
2021-01-16 12:49:34 AM  
No one in my household is getting a vaccine anytime soon but with people going on social media posting photos of their inoculation band-aids its got one person here in a tizzy trying to find a way to get the vaccine and be part of that club *eyeroll.jpg*. Yes, its good to be eager to get the vaccine but wasting peoples time with phone calls to multiple clinics asking about vaccine availability isn't helping anyone.
 
2021-01-16 1:00:26 AM  
Good. More for the rest of us.
 
2021-01-16 1:04:16 AM  
In a phone call Wednesday morning (Jan 13.), Payer told 13 News that this is a personal decision on each staff members' part and is not meant to send any message--for or against getting the vaccine.

This political correctness is hilarious. It's a stupid decision on these people's part, everyone should get the vaccine and workers who refuse to administer it should be fired.
 
2021-01-16 1:04:33 AM  
I am verklempt.

Die amongst yourselves.
 
2021-01-16 1:07:54 AM  
You and you're staff are fired.

/how it should be
 
2021-01-16 1:08:35 AM  
Your staff

/how it REALLY should be
 
2021-01-16 1:09:25 AM  

fragMasterFlash: No one in my household is getting a vaccine anytime soon but with people going on social media posting photos of their inoculation band-aids its got one person here in a tizzy trying to find a way to get the vaccine and be part of that club *eyeroll.jpg*. Yes, its good to be eager to get the vaccine but wasting peoples time with phone calls to multiple clinics asking about vaccine availability isn't helping anyone.


I called around yesterday and found a place to make an appt for my 75yo mother.  I figured I owed her because in 1978, my mother called every toy store in town to see when they would be getting a shipment of Star Wars toys.  Darth Vader was near impossible to get, I was the first kid on the block to get that action figure.  Thanks mom!
 
2021-01-16 1:10:21 AM  
Perhaps they can trade jobs with a local hospital covid ward.  They can go care for the sick people, while the hospital people give out the shots

/to minimize risk to citizens that is probably not a good swap.  Give the covid ward nurses a day off, and some other nurse come in to the health dept to give the shots.  But fark yeah, the health dept staff goes in and takes care of covid patients.
 
2021-01-16 1:10:26 AM  

khatores: In a phone call Wednesday morning (Jan 13.), Payer told 13 News that this is a personal decision on each staff members' part and is not meant to send any message--for or against getting the vaccine.

This political correctness is hilarious. It's a stupid decision on these people's part, everyone should get the vaccine and workers who refuse to administer it should be fired.


And have their professional license revoked! Failure to administer a vaccine during a pandemic that's killing 4k people a day is criminal malpractice.
 
2021-01-16 1:11:28 AM  
The notion that nurses are experts in immunology and vaccinations is absurd. Allowing them to affect policy in this manner is downright ludicrous. Of course, we are talking about southeast Kansas here. Literally the only thing of value there is the giant Amazon distribution center.
 
2021-01-16 1:20:12 AM  
But will they still administer leeches and perform bloodletting?
 
2021-01-16 1:23:02 AM  
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the great state of Kansas.

My favorite part: "We know it's here to stay. We know it can't be controlled. It's a virus. You can't stop a virus. We're still doing everything we can, but it is what it is."

Shhhh, no one tell them about smallpox, rinderpest, or polio.
 
2021-01-16 1:27:38 AM  
I especially love the "it was only tested on 45 people" line. These are nurses, right? Like, actually licensed medical professionals that understand WTF a 3-phase trial looks like?
 
2021-01-16 1:29:40 AM  
I moved to western KS in Feb. Hubby n I saw the writing on the wall. He wanted me to shelter in a very small pop place while he continued to work. I am immunocompromised with respiratory problems. I thought they'd be like other country folk in the south. Wrong. Very unwelcoming and ignorant. Downright rude at times.

I have been out of the house 2 times in 11 months. Both times people made fun of my mask. In KS, we're all gonna die of Covid.
 
2021-01-16 1:30:43 AM  

The Dog Ate My Homework: The notion that nurses are experts in immunology and vaccinations is absurd. Allowing them to affect policy in this manner is downright ludicrous. Of course, we are talking about southeast Kansas here. Literally the only thing of value there is the giant Amazon distribution center.


There used to be a smaller one as well, right past a prison.  I've been to warehouses situated in worse places, but the people plus the locale plus the shiathole airport plus having to make my dudes buddy up in case of racists when we were out just made it such a package deal of suck.

One time a trucker rammed the guard shack because he was tired of waiting to be cleared by the yard manager. I don't blame him for wanting to spend as little time as possible in Kansas either.
 
2021-01-16 1:41:53 AM  
Science. Does. Not. Care. About. Your. Belief.

I thought we covered that in 2020 but here we are now. Apparently Kansas is in desperate need of competent nurses
 
2021-01-16 1:42:28 AM  

robodog: khatores: In a phone call Wednesday morning (Jan 13.), Payer told 13 News that this is a personal decision on each staff members' part and is not meant to send any message--for or against getting the vaccine.

This political correctness is hilarious. It's a stupid decision on these people's part, everyone should get the vaccine and workers who refuse to administer it should be fired.

And have their professional license revoked! Failure to administer a vaccine during a pandemic that's killing 4k people a day is criminal malpractice.


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2021-01-16 1:42:49 AM  
Every one of those farking idiots needs to be fired.
 
2021-01-16 1:42:57 AM  
They are following the science. Remember, they are the health professionals you said we should listen to.
 
2021-01-16 1:44:36 AM  
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2021-01-16 1:47:12 AM  

BafflerMeal: robodog: khatores: In a phone call Wednesday morning (Jan 13.), Payer told 13 News that this is a personal decision on each staff members' part and is not meant to send any message--for or against getting the vaccine.

This political correctness is hilarious. It's a stupid decision on these people's part, everyone should get the vaccine and workers who refuse to administer it should be fired.

And have their professional license revoked! Failure to administer a vaccine during a pandemic that's killing 4k people a day is criminal malpractice.

Malpractice-doesnt-work-that-way.jpg


Actually it does:
Medical Malpractice: Criminal Cases Extreme circumstances are required for a wrongful death or medical malpractice case to become criminal, most often regarding the death of a patient. The healthcare provider in question needs to act in a grossly negligent, incompetent, or indifferent way to their patient's care.
Failing to distribute a vaccine during a deadly pandemic is near the height of grossly negligent, incompetent, AND indifferent!
 
2021-01-16 1:50:12 AM  
These nurses have made their 'personal choice' based on incorrect information. The article quotes them as saying they think only 45 people were used to test the vaccine, and that is FACTUALLY INACCURATE, it's TENS OF THOUSANDS of people.
I think they're full of crap and are anti-vaxxers, but don't want to admit it. They either need to do their jobs or quit.
 
2021-01-16 1:55:11 AM  

HighlanderRPI: I too would like a job where I can refuse to do it, and still be employed


Said every non-essential ever.
 
2021-01-16 1:57:05 AM  
What a bunch of gutless morons.
 
2021-01-16 1:58:55 AM  

Exluddite: Tell me again why we shouldn't mock the flyover states?


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2021-01-16 2:11:33 AM  

Watubi: fragMasterFlash: No one in my household is getting a vaccine anytime soon but with people going on social media posting photos of their inoculation band-aids its got one person here in a tizzy trying to find a way to get the vaccine and be part of that club *eyeroll.jpg*. Yes, its good to be eager to get the vaccine but wasting peoples time with phone calls to multiple clinics asking about vaccine availability isn't helping anyone.

I called around yesterday and found a place to make an appt for my 75yo mother.  I figured I owed her because in 1978, my mother called every toy store in town to see when they would be getting a shipment of Star Wars toys.  Darth Vader was near impossible to get, I was the first kid on the block to get that action figure.  Thanks mom!


In my neck of the woods people 65 and older are now getting vaccinated as they should be due to their level of risk. I hope California is prioritizing senior citizens as well. Your mom sounds like a very nice lady. She and all of the other older folks deserve to be at the head of that line.

/stay safe and be well
 
2021-01-16 2:16:33 AM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Southeast Kansas: giant mounds of lead-tainted tailings and that's just fine with the inbred smoothbrain covens that populate that hellscape. Also known as West Missouri.

If it weren't for the fallout, I'd suggest one well-placed tactical nuke.


I have a friend who lives in Topeka. He isn't a mouth breather. Used to be a prof at a certain public university, until Brown made cuts. He retired early, and now just does part-time freelance work. Says there are decent pockets of culture over there.
 
2021-01-16 2:18:30 AM  

Cake Hunter: "We know it's here to stay. We know it can't be controlled. It's a virus. You can't stop a virus."

You can with a vaccine you incredible goddamn shiatheel.


Thank god these morons weren't around when they were eradicating smallpox.
 
2021-01-16 2:35:55 AM  

Somme One: These nurses have made their 'personal choice' based on incorrect information. The article quotes them as saying they think only 45 people were used to test the vaccine, and that is FACTUALLY INACCURATE, it's TENS OF THOUSANDS of people.
I think they're full of crap and are anti-vaxxers, but don't want to admit it. They either need to do their jobs or quit.


I was hoping they would be asked where they got the info of only 45 people tested, but I guess they could not bother calling theses nurses out on that.
 
2021-01-16 2:42:42 AM  

ShutterGirl: Somme One: These nurses have made their 'personal choice' based on incorrect information. The article quotes them as saying they think only 45 people were used to test the vaccine, and that is FACTUALLY INACCURATE, it's TENS OF THOUSANDS of people.
I think they're full of crap and are anti-vaxxers, but don't want to admit it. They either need to do their jobs or quit.

I was hoping they would be asked where they got the info of only 45 people tested, but I guess they could not bother calling theses nurses out on that.


Cause there's no place in the world they've ever seen  that had more than 45 people at any one place..
 
2021-01-16 2:45:26 AM  

trerro: I especially love the "it was only tested on 45 people" line. These are nurses, right? Like, actually licensed medical professionals that understand WTF a 3-phase trial looks like?


Was coming here to say this.  You'd think nurses would be required to keep updated on current medical scientific fact.
 
2021-01-16 2:49:45 AM  

Exluddite: Tell me again why we shouldn't mock the flyover states?


Because covidiots are everywhere.
 
2021-01-16 2:51:08 AM  

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/Kansas, not even once


That was the first truly depressing book I read about the cancer that is the GOP.
 
2021-01-16 2:56:31 AM  

Cythraul: trerro: I especially love the "it was only tested on 45 people" line. These are nurses, right? Like, actually licensed medical professionals that understand WTF a 3-phase trial looks like?

Was coming here to say this.  You'd think nurses would be required to keep updated on current medical scientific fact.


Facebook appears to be where they get current medical info.
 
2021-01-16 3:08:09 AM  

Exluddite: Tell me again why we shouldn't mock the flyover states?


I kind of agree with people about not trusting a vaccine that has really hardly been tested. Less than one year. I don't mean the whackjobs that claim that it will rewrite your dna. And I will be getting it as soon as I can...
 
2021-01-16 3:13:20 AM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: Perhaps they can trade jobs with a local hospital covid ward.  They can go care for the sick people, while the hospital people give out the shots

/to minimize risk to citizens that is probably not a good swap.  Give the covid ward nurses a day off, and some other nurse come in to the health dept to give the shots.  But fark yeah, the health dept staff goes in and takes care of covid patients.


Thing is, my ex is one of the lead RN's at the Coffey County health department. Her sister IS an ICU RN at Stormont Vail.

It doesn't matter, and I wish my ex's name had popped up on record in that article bc I would go after sole custody of our daughter sooooo goddamn fast. Fkn crazy biatch.
 
2021-01-16 3:15:30 AM  

The Dog Ate My Homework: The notion that nurses are experts in immunology and vaccinations is absurd. Allowing them to affect policy in this manner is downright ludicrous. Of course, we are talking about southeast Kansas here. Literally the only thing of value there is the giant Amazon distribution center.


Actually, there's a Walmart distribution center as well as Wolf Creek, a nuke power plant. I used to live in Burlington.
 
2021-01-16 3:18:07 AM  

Ruthven13: Exluddite: Tell me again why we shouldn't mock the flyover states?

I kind of agree with people about not trusting a vaccine that has really hardly been tested. Less than one year. I don't mean the whackjobs that claim that it will rewrite your dna. And I will be getting it as soon as I can...


The two trials involved over 100k participants, since then nearly 15M people have had their first dose just between the US and UK. If there was something bad going to happen, even on the order of .001% we would have found it. The closest we've come is a few people with such severe allergies that they carry an Epipen have had a reaction to the Pfizer vaccine.
 
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