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(WFAA Fort Worth)   2,000,000 Texans got their first COVID jab and since then have decided that's good enough, despite ample evidence that Delta has been culling the herd quite efficiently as of late   (wfaa.com) divider line
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2021-09-15 1:31:15 AM  
26 votes:

SavoyGaming: Yall ever gonna realize that covid doesnt actually kill every person who gets infected.  I mean i get that its fun to live in a fantasy world but damn, isnt it about time to wake the fark up and join the rest of us in reality.


You are absolutely right. Not everyone dies. So far only a mere 4 million plus people have died from it. Keep playing the odds. 

Never mind that our current rate of vaccination will guarantee that Covid-19 stays around for a good long time, killing another 2-plus million people every year.

Never mind that every single time this virus passes from one person to another, there is a risk that it will mutate into a version that is even more contagious and more deadly and possibly more resistant to the current vaccine (which has already happened with the Delta variant).

Yes, let's let our politics and paranoia allow us to let this disease grow and potentially become even more dangerous, even though we right now have the ability to mostly eradicate it, just like we did with Polio, Smallpox, Tetanus, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A, Rubella, Measles, Whooping Cough, Chickenpox, Diphtheria, Mumps, etc.

Don't consult with your personal doctor. Instead listen to the politicians, the radio personalities, and the Facebook posts from you friends. 

In fact, put your beliefs and politics where your mouth is. If your personal physician is pro-vaccine, drop them. Find a doctor that wants you to take Ivermectin instead. If you do end up going to the hospital, whether it's Covid-19 or a heart attack, or anything else, refuse to let them treat you if they are pro-vaccine. You obviously don't trust them, don't let them try to help you. Insist on being sent to a hospital that is anti-vaccine as well.
 
2021-09-15 1:34:36 AM  
24 votes:

SavoyGaming: Yall ever gonna realize that covid doesnt actually kill every person who gets infected.  I mean i get that its fun to live in a fantasy world but damn, isnt it about time to wake the fark up and join the rest of us in reality.


1 in 8 Americans has had COVID
1 in 60 of those have died. 

Vaccinated
1 in 13,000 get COVID
1 in some stupidly small number die
Symptoms are greatly reduced


Reality
Numbers are numbers. 
Vaccines work. 
If you don't die from COVID it can fark up your lungs, nervous system, or brain for a long time. 
I know of four people near me that say they can't concentrate since recovering.
 
2021-09-15 1:12:45 AM  
19 votes:

SavoyGaming: Yall ever gonna realize that covid doesnt actually kill every person who gets infected.  I mean i get that its fun to live in a fantasy world but damn, isnt it about time to wake the fark up and join the rest of us in reality.


No but it sure farks up your health system and your economy, Free shot or weeks off work not earning and maybe going broke, take your pick

/first shot
//second shot
///booster shot
 
2021-09-15 12:32:36 AM  
19 votes:
The only boosters Texans care about are the ones for the high school football team.
 
2021-09-15 1:20:51 AM  
14 votes:
I am, for the moment, still a Texan. I have both of my shots and my immunocompromised wife has both of the original schedule and a booster.

For those not in the know, Texas is a shiathole. Far, far worse than what those outside of the state see on the media.Abbot and his Texiban government are doing their damndest to drag everyone back to the 17th century and subverting the liberties of a vast majority of Texans whether they realize it at the moment or not.

I sincerely state that if Texas were leveled to the ground and returned to Mexico, nothing of value would be lost.
 
2021-09-15 1:40:39 AM  
12 votes:

aerojockey: One shot of Pfizer is probably not much different than one shot of J&J.  Less effective but still better than nothing.  I'm choosing to regard this news in more of an, "Oh well at least they tried", sort of way.


Having a few million people with partial immunity seems like the ideal method to develop a vaccine resistant variant.
 
2021-09-15 1:35:25 AM  
7 votes:
Personally, I got both my shots in the same pharmacy, scheduled online. My second shot was in May. Yet just last week, I got a text from them telling me I was overdue for my second shot.  Makes me wonder about their record keeping.

This article is citing the Texas Department of State Health Services, but I am wondering how they get the data to be certain about these rates. Vaccine implementation has been kind of chaotic here. A lot of people had to get their shots at different places, especially in the spring when it was hard to get appointments. Between the 1 or 2 day pop up vaccine drives, the large temporary vaccine centers, the hospitals and doctors offices, and the thousands of pharmacies all over the place, it would not be surprising if some shots have been administered but not properly reported to all the places they need to be reported to. I am curious to know if there is anyone else tracking statewide vaccine rates (insurance companies? Feds?) who can compare.
 
2021-09-15 12:47:21 AM  
7 votes:
I get it. I thought about maybe bailing on the second shot when I got mine in the spring. I'm not anti vax, but getting the shot really puts things in perspective that this pandemic is very real. I then looked fwd to #2.
They way things have been going, sooo glad I did it. May wait for the booster for a bit depending on the way Utah numbers go for the next 3 months.
I think people are just scared.  The reality of the virus is something that is really tough to face for some. It's easier to look for an out, because you're nervous. Like latching on to misinformation to help you say no, then cite that reason because you couldn't deal with making a decision.
These are the gullibles. The trumpers in power and rw media are circling, feeding them BS which they are leaning into for reassurance.
These are the same people that respond to Coke is better than Pepsi ads, then flip a year later when Pepsi is better than Coke.
At least they got one shot... aaalmost there.
 
2021-09-15 3:07:05 AM  
6 votes:

SavoyGaming: If you don't die from COVID it can fark up your lungs, nervous system, or brain for a long time. 
I know of four people near me that say they can't concentrate since recovering.

This, This right here.  More of this please.  Way more convincing than you have a .03 chance of dying.  Finally someone living in the real world.


On the site scitechdaily.com, I read a lay summary of a study that showed conclusively that the SARS-CoV-2 virus attacks not only the lungs but any vascular tissue, i.e., blood vessels. Just the act of the spike protein attaching to the vascular tissue produced vascular damage.  This virus also gets through the blood-brain barrier, which is why "Covid brain" is a thing.  So, in addition to permanently scarring lung tissue, this virus can permanently eff up any organ system that happens to be weaker than normal in a person.
 
2021-09-15 1:55:40 AM  
6 votes:

mrshowrules: aerojockey: mrshowrules: aerojockey: One shot of Pfizer is probably not much different than one shot of J&J.  Less effective but still better than nothing.  I'm choosing to regard this news in more of an, "Oh well at least they tried", sort of way.

Having a few million people with partial immunity seems like the ideal method to develop a vaccine resistant variant.

No.  Ideal method is to have those million who got one shot people have no immunity at all.  Every time the virus replicates it has a chance to mutate, so the best way to prevent variants it to prevent the virus is to minimize how often it replicates .  Vaccines causing immunity is (mostly) junk science.

Stop repeating this nonsense.

Not repeating anything.  The longer the virus can spread and the more opportunities it has to spread, the greater the likelihood you will have more variants and it stands to reason the new variants could be more vaccine resistant.


If would be better if they got both shots, yes.  But you were wrong to say partial immunity is ideal to breed variants.  No, zero immunity is ideal.  Don't say partial vaccination is ideal to create variants.  It's better than nothing.
 
2021-09-15 3:21:59 AM  
5 votes:

Spermbot: SavoyGaming: If you don't die from COVID it can fark up your lungs, nervous system, or brain for a long time. 
I know of four people near me that say they can't concentrate since recovering.

This, This right here.  More of this please.  Way more convincing than you have a .03 chance of dying.  Finally someone living in the real world.

On the site scitechdaily.com, I read a lay summary of a study that showed conclusively that the SARS-CoV-2 virus attacks not only the lungs but any vascular tissue, i.e., blood vessels. Just the act of the spike protein attaching to the vascular tissue produced vascular damage.  This virus also gets through the blood-brain barrier, which is why "Covid brain" is a thing.  So, in addition to permanently scarring lung tissue, this virus can permanently eff up any organ system that happens to be weaker than normal in a person.


It can basically give you anything from Covid-toe to diabetes (far more likely in those on their way to that as well) to heart disease and strokes to brain damage remarkably similar to that of early age onset dementia. Millions of people are now stuck with these lingering after effects and we have no idea how permanent they'll be.
 
2021-09-15 1:50:39 AM  
5 votes:

aerojockey: mrshowrules: aerojockey: One shot of Pfizer is probably not much different than one shot of J&J.  Less effective but still better than nothing.  I'm choosing to regard this news in more of an, "Oh well at least they tried", sort of way.

Having a few million people with partial immunity seems like the ideal method to develop a vaccine resistant variant.

No.  Ideal method is to have those million who got one shot people have no immunity at all.  Every time the virus replicates it has a chance to mutate, so the best way to prevent variants it to prevent the virus is to minimize how often it replicates .  Vaccines causing immunity is (mostly) junk science.

Stop repeating this nonsense.


Not repeating anything.  The longer the virus can spread and the more opportunities it has to spread, the greater the likelihood you will have more variants and it stands to reason the new variants could be more vaccine resistant.
 
2021-09-15 1:02:05 AM  
5 votes:
Stop saying 'jab' goddammit. Only limey wankers get to say jab
 
2021-09-15 1:00:10 AM  
5 votes:

SavoyGaming: Yall ever gonna realize that covid doesnt actually kill every person who gets infected.  I mean i get that its fun to live in a fantasy world but damn, isnt it about time to wake the fark up and join the rest of us in reality.


Didn't Donald T. Rice say the same thing?
 
2021-09-15 7:25:10 AM  
4 votes:

foo monkey: The only boosters Texans care about are the ones for the high school football team.


I think the only thing that would begin to change minds is if large numbers of young athletes, football players specifically, came out of a covid infection unable to play ever again. And sterile. I can't think of anything else that will change minds, other than the possibility of losing High School football.

And mind you - it'll be the game, not the kids, that they'd be upset about losing.
 
2021-09-15 12:47:07 AM  
4 votes:
I never knew that so many people were afraid of needles.
 
2021-09-15 12:42:53 AM  
4 votes:
So they're anti-second-vaxxers?
 
2021-09-15 12:40:31 AM  
4 votes:
The comorbidities are strong with Texans, IMHO.
 
2021-09-14 10:21:51 PM  
4 votes:
Nothing of value.
That all aboard whistle sounded long and loud a while back. The echo from the hills has faded now
 
2021-09-15 2:35:13 AM  
3 votes:
Why do I get the feeling it's a ploy to get a VAX card and then just phony the second shot?
 
2021-09-15 10:21:28 AM  
2 votes:

SavoyGaming: Yall ever gonna realize that covid doesnt actually kill every person who gets infected.  I mean i get that its fun to live in a fantasy world but damn, isnt it about time to wake the fark up and join the rest of us in reality.


I mean, yeah, you're totally right.  It's not like this hasn't killed over 650,000 people.  And for each one of those dead bodies, we have another 2 - 4 heart attacks and strokes, 10 people with severe long hauling symptoms, and 10+ with long term organ damage.  For EACH of those 650,000 dead bodies.

But if they're not a corpse, it's all good, right?  No biggie that it'll result in tens of millions of years of lost life in our citizens, just based on infections we've had so far.  It's not like it's overwhelming our medical system to the point of a mass exodus of trained medical personnel, resulting in a precipitous loss of ICU bed capacity.  Or that a huge percentage of nurses, respiratory therapists, etc. are planning to leave the medical field in the next 12 months.

If all you're looking at is the raw mortality percentage, you don't have any understanding of the problem.
 
2021-09-15 9:32:12 AM  
2 votes:

ctighe2353: I agree but for some people natural immunity does not last long and we can't get people to wear masks are there really going to get a finger prick every month?
Maybe if the next variant is 10x more viral and 5x more deadly we will all be getting finger pricks


Also some of the people to claiming to natural immunity because they already had COVID-19 are only guessing that they had COVID and never actually got tested.
 
2021-09-15 8:06:28 AM  
2 votes:

SavoyGaming: Yall ever gonna realize that covid doesnt actually kill every person who gets infected.  I mean i get that its fun to live in a fantasy world but damn, isnt it about time to wake the fark up and join the rest of us in reality.


you've got some blood on your hands - might want to go wash them.
 
2021-09-15 4:06:31 AM  
2 votes:

SavoyGaming: Yall ever gonna realize that covid doesnt actually kill every person who gets infected.  I mean i get that its fun to live in a fantasy world but damn, isnt it about time to wake the fark up and join the rest of us in reality.


You are 40x more likely to die of Covid than you are of having an adverse reaction to any of the currently available mRNA vaccines (I don't know the numbers for the J&J but I suspect they're in the ballpark).  Your odds of dying from Covid after vaccination decrease dramatically after vaccination.

Why take the chance when your odds are much better a couple of needle jabs?
 
2021-09-15 3:25:23 AM  
2 votes:
Most of this story is 3rd hand hearsay, but we need to count natural immunity and stop only counting vaccination.   Many folks strongly suspect that they were exposed and had mild symptoms, took a few days off work and never got tested.    They didn't get tested because because they knew people with positive test results were getting kicked out of work for a month plus regardless of symptoms.

Now there are some folks that are trying to get vaccinations to satisfy mandates and having severe reactions.   On going to their doctor they find that their anti-body counts are absurdly high and being told if they take the second shot with their counts that high they will end up in the hospital.   They don't need another shot, but they might be able to take it if they wait 6 weeks, and even then the doctor wants them to contact the doctor when they do for fear they may still have reactions severe enough to warrant additional medical care.

I'm the positive test result that had to stay home from work for 6 weeks despite being symptom free after 2 weeks.   I also got the vaccination shots a few months later with no serious reaction.   The rest of the people referred to above are just the water cooler stories from work.

I fully support the idea that folks that already have a high anti-body count for the COVID have no reason to get a vaccination for the small additional benefit, when they are already many times more protected by their natural response than those with only protection of the vaccination.    This would allow the vaccinations to be focused where they do the most good as well as reduce some of the adverse reaction stories that cause the hesitant to be hesitant.
 
2021-09-15 1:39:25 AM  
2 votes:
One shotters are the strangest of all.  You already got the microchip, what do you have to lose?
 
2021-09-15 1:38:42 AM  
2 votes:
One shot of Pfizer is probably not much different than one shot of J&J.  Less effective but still better than nothing.  I'm choosing to regard this news in more of an, "Oh well at least they tried", sort of way.
 
2021-09-15 1:06:54 AM  
2 votes:

Gordon Bennett: I never knew so many people were afraid of needles.


Put the vaccine in a gummy-bear, and you're at 95% coverage in six months.
 
2021-09-15 1:04:37 AM  
2 votes:

Serious Post on Serious Thread: Stop saying 'jab' goddammit. Only limey wankers get to say jab


jab

jab jab jab

jab jab

jaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaab
 
2021-09-15 12:57:26 AM  
2 votes:

Pinner: I thought about maybe bailing on the second shot


I couldn't wait to get the second shot.

Two weeks later the mask came off for good.
 
2021-09-15 12:53:52 AM  
2 votes:
Yall ever gonna realize that covid doesnt actually kill every person who gets infected.  I mean i get that its fun to live in a fantasy world but damn, isnt it about time to wake the fark up and join the rest of us in reality.
 
2021-09-15 12:50:20 AM  
2 votes:
They don't know how to protect themselves from the virus because they can't shoot it.
 
2021-09-15 9:52:24 AM  
1 vote:

soj4life: At this point, just let them go out to pasture.  Others without covid are dying because they are not able to get a bed in a hospital because they are completely filled with unvaccinated covid patients.  Any unused retail space can be a covid ward; we don't need to build hospitals in 2 weeks like China, just need to use all the vacant buildings that we already have.


Unused retail space?  Hold on here.  That's expensive.  Get some quotes, otherwise parking lots and condemned warehouses are just fine.
 
2021-09-15 8:10:03 AM  
1 vote:

Flowery Twats: SavoyGaming: Yall ever gonna realize that covid doesnt actually kill every person who gets infected.  I mean i get that its fun to live in a fantasy world but damn, isnt it about time to wake the fark up and join the rest of us in reality.

You want to bet your life it won't be you who gets deathly ill and dies?

Also: it's not just about dying, it's about limiting the spread and the variants. More vaccinated means less probability of spreading because vaxed folks don't spread as well as unvaxed.


And about the 30+% of people who have even a mild infection who end up with long term and possibly permanent symptoms.
 
2021-09-15 7:32:33 AM  
1 vote:

dbeshear: How many more need to die before they start losing Electoral College votes and Congressional representatives?


They'll just cheat harder.
 
2021-09-15 3:25:41 AM  
1 vote:

Dr. DJ Duckhunt: mrshowrules: One shotters are the strangest of all.  You already got the microchip, what do you have to lose?

They are probably the biggest wimps. "Oh my arm hurty for a few days and not feel gud. Will not do again rendering my previous shot worth less."


After i got my first AZ shot (was the best vax we had available) i couldn't lift my arm above my shoulder without pure agony. I also spent the day after getting the shot in bed feeling the worst i've felt since i had dysentery in 2018 (actually feeling worse than i did with that).

You bet your sweet ass i'm counting down the days to Oct 20th when i can get my second shot.
 
2021-09-15 1:46:41 AM  
1 vote:

mrshowrules: aerojockey: One shot of Pfizer is probably not much different than one shot of J&J.  Less effective but still better than nothing.  I'm choosing to regard this news in more of an, "Oh well at least they tried", sort of way.

Having a few million people with partial immunity seems like the ideal method to develop a vaccine resistant variant.


No.  Ideal method is to have those million who got one shot people have no immunity at all.  Every time the virus replicates it has a chance to mutate, so the best way to prevent variants it to prevent the virus is to minimize how often it replicates .  Vaccines causing immunity is (mostly) junk science.

Stop repeating this nonsense.
 
2021-09-15 1:07:18 AM  
1 vote:
Got the first shot right
But they aren't that bright
*clap clap clap clap*
Deep in the heart of Texas

Thought he had the flu
'til his lips turned blue
*clap clap clap clap*
Deep in the heart of Texas
 
2021-09-15 1:00:52 AM  
1 vote:

Uppervalleyfarker: SavoyGaming: Yall ever gonna realize that covid doesnt actually kill every person who gets infected.  I mean i get that its fun to live in a fantasy world but damn, isnt it about time to wake the fark up and join the rest of us in reality.

Didn't Donald T. Rice say the same thing?


Sorry Donald T. Tice
 
2021-09-15 12:49:21 AM  
1 vote:

foo monkey: The only boosters Texans care about are the ones for the high school football team.


Boca Chica high school football rules!
 
2021-09-14 11:25:47 PM  
1 vote:
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