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2021-01-18 8:41:30 AM  
Yup. Hold 'em down and stab them.
 
2021-01-18 8:48:20 AM  
Canada has that dumb 3, too? Is that just a human thing? Like Jane has ten kids, and three die looking up in a rainstorm at 20?
 
2021-01-18 8:55:50 AM  
It's a just a little prick.

//that's what she said
 
2021-01-18 9:04:17 AM  

Nullav: Canada has that dumb 3, too? Is that just a human thing? Like Jane has ten kids, and three die looking up in a rainstorm at 20?


Yup. Its a human condition sadly. Modern medicine now outweighs Darwinism
 
2021-01-18 9:10:50 AM  
Hockey fights? I love hockey fights. Will gladly get a shot for more hockey fights. Not even Canadian.
 
2021-01-18 9:22:46 AM  
Hmm 7 of 10 canadians want mandatory vaccines. Our conservative (republican wanabe) party typically polls at 30% of the population... coincidence?
 
2021-01-18 9:22:54 AM  

montreal_medic: Nullav: Canada has that dumb 3, too? Is that just a human thing? Like Jane has ten kids, and three die looking up in a rainstorm at 20?

Yup. Its a human condition sadly. Modern medicine now outweighs Darwinism


That 30-40 percent is kinda consistent world wide isn't it. Except in countries like China were you will have no choice.
 
2021-01-18 9:26:00 AM  
I'd take the vaccine out of a dirty heroine needle if it means being able to mountain bike in BC this summer. Has some pretty bad withdrawal symptoms this winter from but getting my fix.
 
2021-01-18 9:27:58 AM  
May change when they realize that you won't be able to cross the border (ie return to Canada) without it.  All of the Canadian Floridiots - ie snow birds really like their Florida.
 
2021-01-18 9:28:04 AM  
So are they going to shut down the country for the next time years until they can vaccinate everyone?

https://torontosun.com/opinion/kinsel​l​a-international-media-unimpressed-by-c​anadas-vaccine-rollout-and-theyre-righ​t
 
2021-01-18 9:30:59 AM  

Numberlady2: May change when they realize that you won't be able to cross the border (ie return to Canada) without it.  All of the Canadian Floridiots - ie snow birds really like their Florida.


Too be honest now that we have adults in charge in the US I could se them needing to be vaccinated to enter the US as well.
 
2021-01-18 9:33:07 AM  

Rucker10: I'd take the vaccine out of a dirty heroine needle if it means being able to mountain bike in BC this summer. Has some pretty bad withdrawal symptoms this winter from but getting my fix.


Just a reminder that getting the vaccine doesn't necessarily mean you won't be a disease vector. The vaccination is only useful once (mostly) everyone is vaccinated.

So when you get it, sit your ass at home a while so others can also live.
 
2021-01-18 9:37:45 AM  
Wow, a nation on this planet that actually surpassed the "me vs us" child developmental stage.  Very impressive!  Pretty remarkable how willing people are to do what's good for the whole when their nation's entire existence hasn't been an unaddressed afterthought of slavery.
 
2021-01-18 9:40:57 AM  

Rucker10: I'd take the vaccine out of a dirty heroine needle if it means being able to mountain bike in BC this summer. Has some pretty bad withdrawal symptoms this winter from but getting my fix.


I want to get back to photographing sports, and going for hikes and travelling and not wearing a freaking mask.
 
mjg
2021-01-18 9:50:46 AM  

Nullav: Canada has that dumb 3, too? Is that just a human thing? Like Jane has ten kids, and three die looking up in a rainstorm at 20?


Yup. Up here is commonly called Alberta and Albertastan (aka - farmers in Saskatchewan)
/from SK
 
2021-01-18 9:50:52 AM  
That article was about BARRING unvaccinated people from private businesses, not about mandatory vaccines.

I personally support vaccines, all vaccines.  What I dont support is some snot nosed little 16 year old demanding my medical history before I enter a place of business.
 
2021-01-18 9:53:29 AM  

Action Replay Nick: Rucker10: I'd take the vaccine out of a dirty heroine needle if it means being able to mountain bike in BC this summer. Has some pretty bad withdrawal symptoms this winter from but getting my fix.

Just a reminder that getting the vaccine doesn't necessarily mean you won't be a disease vector. The vaccination is only useful once (mostly) everyone is vaccinated.

So when you get it, sit your ass at home a while so others can also live.


Oh I'll do whatever they want us to do honestly. I'm just talking about what I hope happens.
 
2021-01-18 9:54:28 AM  

fark account name: So are they going to shut down the country for the next time years until they can vaccinate everyone?

https://torontosun.com/opinion/kinsell​a-international-media-unimpressed-by-c​anadas-vaccine-rollout-and-theyre-righ​t


A Toronto Sun link.. our equivalent of the Daily Fail.
 
2021-01-18 9:56:39 AM  

vdrog: That article was about BARRING unvaccinated people from private businesses, not about mandatory vaccines.

I personally support vaccines, all vaccines.  What I dont support is some snot nosed little 16 year old demanding my medical history before I enter a place of business.


We may get our mandatory human-chips after all out of this.  Mixed bag that would be - an RFID chip like we put in pets but its data is if you're up to date with your own vaccine.  Likely way too easy to abuse though, even beyond the very controversial nature of a chip in the first place.
 
2021-01-18 9:57:59 AM  

Gerald Tarrant: fark account name: So are they going to shut down the country for the next time years until they can vaccinate everyone?

https://torontosun.com/opinion/kinsell​a-international-media-unimpressed-by-c​anadas-vaccine-rollout-and-theyre-righ​t

A Toronto Sun link.. our equivalent of the Daily Fail.


Some of us prefer locally sourced artisanal bullshiat.
 
2021-01-18 10:00:44 AM  

Gerald Tarrant: fark account name: So are they going to shut down the country for the next time years until they can vaccinate everyone?

https://torontosun.com/opinion/kinsell​a-international-media-unimpressed-by-c​anadas-vaccine-rollout-and-theyre-righ​t

A Toronto Sun link.. our equivalent of the Daily Fail.


Ooo, maybe they'll post a more reputable link from Rebel Media next!
 
2021-01-18 10:00:50 AM  

BumpInTheNight: vdrog: That article was about BARRING unvaccinated people from private businesses, not about mandatory vaccines.

I personally support vaccines, all vaccines.  What I dont support is some snot nosed little 16 year old demanding my medical history before I enter a place of business.

We may get our mandatory human-chips after all out of this.  Mixed bag that would be - an RFID chip like we put in pets but its data is if you're up to date with your own vaccine.  Likely way too easy to abuse though, even beyond the very controversial nature of a chip in the first place.


And I bet you'll hog all the all-dressed and ketchup versions, too.
 
2021-01-18 10:03:44 AM  
I'm tired of anti-science idiots getting airtime for their wrongheaded and idiotic ideas.

You want to be anti-science and not get a vaccine? Fine, but the rest of us cannot be expected to put ourselves at risk because of something YOU don't want to do.

I'm fine with people not getting vaccinated if they have some sort of medical condition that would make it dangerous for them. But this is like 0.01% of the population.

If you are able to get the vaccine you have a social duty to do so.
 
2021-01-18 10:06:06 AM  
I wonder if they'd have to introduce some sort of religious exception?

I certainly hope not, but I'm wondering how the Mennonites at all the farmer's markets here will try to get around that if was introduced.
 
2021-01-18 10:10:29 AM  

Rev.K: I'm tired of anti-science idiots getting airtime for their wrongheaded and idiotic ideas.

You want to be anti-science and not get a vaccine? Fine, but the rest of us cannot be expected to put ourselves at risk because of something YOU don't want to do.

I'm fine with people not getting vaccinated if they have some sort of medical condition that would make it dangerous for them. But this is like 0.01% of the population.

If you are able to get the vaccine you have a social duty to do so.


I would rather this than forced vaccines. Let society shame and shun the plague rats than government legislate, government legislation should always be the last resort not the first. However I realize this makes it hard for the immuno-suppressed
 
2021-01-18 10:14:28 AM  

mjg: Nullav: Canada has that dumb 3, too? Is that just a human thing? Like Jane has ten kids, and three die looking up in a rainstorm at 20?

Yup. Up here is commonly called Alberta and Albertastan (aka - farmers in Saskatchewan)
/from SK


Oh, there's plenty of chucklefarkery in the rural areas of Eastern Ontario (see esp. Randy Hillier) and an anti-vax religious cult near Morin Heights Québec.
 
2021-01-18 10:15:43 AM  
When we return to normal office hours it will be contingent on all employees being vaccinated. Anyone who refuses will be looking for a new job.
 
2021-01-18 10:22:42 AM  

Pope Larry II: Rucker10: I'd take the vaccine out of a dirty heroine needle if it means being able to mountain bike in BC this summer. Has some pretty bad withdrawal symptoms this winter from but getting my fix.

I want to get back to photographing sports, and going for hikes and travelling and not wearing a freaking mask.


Can't wait til all the kids go back to school and get back to normal life
What's that ? No vaccine for kids yet .... o ... back to the basement
 
2021-01-18 10:23:02 AM  

Salmon: I wonder if they'd have to introduce some sort of religious exception?

I certainly hope not, but I'm wondering how the Mennonites at all the farmer's markets here will try to get around that if was introduced.


I certainly hope not as well.  This is far too dangerous and important for the social health of the country as a whole.  Frankly the idea of an objection based on anything but pure medical need should have been laughed out of the courtrooms in the first place.  Maybe we'll have better people making that call this time.
 
2021-01-18 10:38:27 AM  
A very good friend outed herself to me as refusing the vaccine - she is a PA in a NURSING HOME.  Lives with three high-risk individuals (husband and mother in law have Huntingtons, father in law is a cancer survivor) Was offered the Pfizer vaccine and turned it down because "I don't want something so new and untested in my body".

Vaccine roll out here in Ontario is abysmal and I was SO FREAKING FURIOUS.  I would have lined up twice for that thing.
 
2021-01-18 10:40:31 AM  

Civchic: I would have lined up twice for that thing.


well, you do need two doses.
 
2021-01-18 10:57:51 AM  

Tyrosine: When we return to normal office hours it will be contingent on all employees being vaccinated. Anyone who refuses will be looking for a new job.


that sounds like fascism . what about free choice?
 
2021-01-18 10:58:44 AM  

Tyrosine: When we return to normal office hours it will be contingent on all employees being vaccinated. Anyone who refuses will be looking for a new job.


Is that legal? Can you do that for every vaccine or does COVID have some special exemption status? Can you fire or refuse to hire people specifically on the grounds they do not get flu shots? MMR vaccine? How do know who does and does not have certain vaccines? Is it even legal to ask as an employer?
 
2021-01-18 11:05:28 AM  

the money is in the banana stand: Tyrosine: When we return to normal office hours it will be contingent on all employees being vaccinated. Anyone who refuses will be looking for a new job.

Is that legal? Can you do that for every vaccine or does COVID have some special exemption status? Can you fire or refuse to hire people specifically on the grounds they do not get flu shots? MMR vaccine? How do know who does and does not have certain vaccines? Is it even legal to ask as an employer?


In Canada? Probably
In the US? Even more probably
 
2021-01-18 11:19:08 AM  

some_beer_drinker: that sounds like fascism . what about free choice?


Having to follow <any rule, anywhere> sounds like fascism. What about free choice?
 
2021-01-18 11:21:52 AM  

some_beer_drinker: Tyrosine: When we return to normal office hours it will be contingent on all employees being vaccinated. Anyone who refuses will be looking for a new job.

that sounds like fascism . what about free choice?


No shirt, no shoes, no vaccine - no job/service.  Some things are more important then the misguided tantrums of rebellious adolescents.
 
2021-01-18 11:28:26 AM  
How are you going to know who hasn't been vaccinated? Guess could implant microchips to ID them.
 
2021-01-18 11:46:31 AM  

Nullav: Canada has that dumb 3, too? Is that just a human thing? Like Jane has ten kids, and three die looking up in a rainstorm at 20?


It means that 30% are either against the vaxx totally AND/OR against it being mandated.  Lots of folks, I'm sure, plan to get it but don't like the idea of the government forcing it on them.
 
2021-01-18 11:48:34 AM  

fark account name: So are they going to shut down the country for the next time years until they can vaccinate everyone?

https://torontosun.com/opinion/kinsell​a-international-media-unimpressed-by-c​anadas-vaccine-rollout-and-theyre-righ​t


Also, Kinsella is a giant asshole.
 
2021-01-18 11:59:08 AM  

some_beer_drinker: Tyrosine: When we return to normal office hours it will be contingent on all employees being vaccinated. Anyone who refuses will be looking for a new job.

that sounds like fascism . what about free choice?


If I have to wear pants in public, you can get a vaccine.
 
2021-01-18 12:03:26 PM  

the money is in the banana stand: Tyrosine: When we return to normal office hours it will be contingent on all employees being vaccinated. Anyone who refuses will be looking for a new job.

Is that legal? Can you do that for every vaccine or does COVID have some special exemption status? Can you fire or refuse to hire people specifically on the grounds they do not get flu shots? MMR vaccine? How do know who does and does not have certain vaccines? Is it even legal to ask as an employer?


According to the legal opinion we got it's perfectly legal. We will look at exemptions on a case by case basis. If the request for exemption is based on something sane like a history of bad reactions to vaccines, we will likely make an exception. If the refusal is based on anti-vax b.s., then they're going to have a lot more free time on their hands.
 
2021-01-18 12:04:34 PM  

some_beer_drinker: Tyrosine: When we return to normal office hours it will be contingent on all employees being vaccinated. Anyone who refuses will be looking for a new job.

that sounds like fascism . what about free choice?


You want a complete freedom go live in the woods of Alaska or NWT. I also hear that in Syberia there is such degree of freedom that you can't even imagine. On the other hand, if you want to live in the human society you have to follow the rules that this society sets.
 
2021-01-18 12:16:27 PM  

SMB2811: the money is in the banana stand: Tyrosine: When we return to normal office hours it will be contingent on all employees being vaccinated. Anyone who refuses will be looking for a new job.

Is that legal? Can you do that for every vaccine or does COVID have some special exemption status? Can you fire or refuse to hire people specifically on the grounds they do not get flu shots? MMR vaccine? How do know who does and does not have certain vaccines? Is it even legal to ask as an employer?

In Canada? Probably
In the US? Even more probably


While the vaccines are under Emergency Use Authorization, it likely is not legal to make the vaccine a condition of employment. Currently hospitals are not requiring their employees to be vaccinated (at least in my area) but are putting a full court press on ameliorating vaccine hesitancy.

When approved fully, I expect it to be a condition of employment like hepatitis vaccination.

/I have counseled many of my coworkers (tech level or lower) on getting the vaccine
//they all have more patient contact than I do
///way too many healthcare workers around here slowfooted the vaccine - expect doctors. I don't know of any of my MD colleagues who haven't been vaccinated.
 
2021-01-18 12:16:39 PM  

Gerald Tarrant: Hmm 7 of 10 canadians want mandatory vaccines. Our conservative (republican wanabe) party typically polls at 30% of the population... coincidence?


The Conservatives aren't nearly as crazy as Republicans. They have some nuts in the ranks but the party fights to keep them under control. The Republicans in the U.S  seem to have listened to the nuts and then subscribed to their newsletter.
 
2021-01-18 12:19:34 PM  

Gerald Tarrant: fark account name: So are they going to shut down the country for the next time years until they can vaccinate everyone?

https://torontosun.com/opinion/kinsell​a-international-media-unimpressed-by-c​anadas-vaccine-rollout-and-theyre-righ​t

A Toronto Sun link.. our equivalent of the Daily Fail.


Exactamundo

I do agree we should be doing what Israel did - start producing our own vaccine manufacturing capacity.  We saw how international supply chains farked up our access to PPE in the spring (especially with a certain mob+tactic employing country to the south).
 
2021-01-18 12:20:41 PM  
Hockey has been back on for about a week now, moose out front should have told you. All the Canadian teams are just playing each other and there's no travelling to the US for any games. The hate between teams should grow pretty quickly under these conditions, although without any rabid fans in the crowd the emotional temperature might be kept on low. Although two of the Vancouver Canucks managed to fight each in inter-squad play before the season even started.
 
2021-01-18 12:48:56 PM  

awruk!: some_beer_drinker: Tyrosine: When we return to normal office hours it will be contingent on all employees being vaccinated. Anyone who refuses will be looking for a new job.

that sounds like fascism . what about free choice?

You want a complete freedom go live in the woods of Alaska or NWT. I also hear that in Syberia there is such degree of freedom that you can't even imagine. On the other hand, if you want to live in the human society you have to follow the rules that this society sets.


i'm fine with that as long as the law isn't set until the people have had a chance to vote on it.
 
2021-01-18 12:55:06 PM  

RTOGUY: Gerald Tarrant: Hmm 7 of 10 canadians want mandatory vaccines. Our conservative (republican wanabe) party typically polls at 30% of the population... coincidence?

The Conservatives aren't nearly as crazy as Republicans. They have some nuts in the ranks but the party fights to keep them under control. The Republicans in the U.S  seem to have listened to the nuts and then subscribed to their newsletter.


Canadian conservatives and American republicans are no where near the same beast. Canadian conservatism is somewhere over the hill and down the road to the left of the American Democrats. I still would never vote conservative though
 
2021-01-18 2:29:19 PM  

Tyrosine: some_beer_drinker: Tyrosine: When we return to normal office hours it will be contingent on all employees being vaccinated. Anyone who refuses will be looking for a new job.

that sounds like fascism . what about free choice?

If I have to wear pants in public, you can get a vaccine.


Skirts...dresses...shorts...skorts...y​ou have options you are choosing not to use.
 
2021-01-18 3:07:05 PM  

mr_fulano: Although two of the Vancouver Canucks managed to fight each in inter-squad play before the season even started.


Who was that?

I didn't know that.

LOL.
 
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