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(International Business Times)   If you're one of the the 66 million Americans who still haven't gotten the Covid vaccine, you're part of the reason a fifth Covid wave may happen   (ibtimes.com) divider line
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2021-10-18 3:52:44 AM  
I want to say "OK, let's finish this thing. Get us a variant that will invariably kill the unvaccinated". Difficulty: The kids who can't be vaccinated, or who are only recently able to be vaccinated. Fark you anti-vaxx loons.

I'm in Australia, where our Therapeutic Goods Administration  hasn't yet authorised a vaccine for under-12s, and I have an infant grandson. That's a problem. I loathe the idiot anti-vaxxers with a white-hot hatred, because we really bloody need to get all of the over-12s vaccinated, just to protect our young, until we can be sure they can be safely vaccinated.

Here in Melbourne, we're starting to open up this coming Friday. I expect that my employers will be expecting us to come into the office a couple of weeks later, but we have record numbers of daily infections. Guess what? That's a hard no. Not getting on a train with the plague rats. Good news: they'll get over it. They sure as shiat won't make an issue of it, or their project will be farked.

/Key man dependency FTW.
 
2021-10-18 4:00:24 AM  
What do you mean "may happen"? It's going to happen.

Can we vaccinate those under 12 now?
 
2021-10-18 4:16:30 AM  
I'm ready to get my Pfizer booster when it's available here in Alaska and hoping they approve the vaccine for children 5-12 soon.

Why is this so hard? Get the farking shot. I have stage 4 liver disease and my immune system is seriously compromised. I don't want some asymptomatic anti-vaxxer infecting me. All I can do is continue to follow social distancing guidelines and wear a mask.
 
2021-10-18 7:42:28 AM  
fark your freedumbs. Get the farking shot.
 
2021-10-18 7:42:29 AM  
We (the US) have a peak every 4 months. Expect another surge around Dec-Jan timeframe.
 
2021-10-18 7:43:10 AM  
Look, sometimes you need multiple waves if you want to drown everyone that can be drowned.
 
2021-10-18 7:44:22 AM  

thanksagainandagain: fark your freedumbs. Get the farking shot.


Freedom without responsibility isn't freedom, it's childness.
 
2021-10-18 7:44:24 AM  

Badafuco: I'm ready to get my Pfizer booster when it's available here in Alaska and hoping they approve the vaccine for children 5-12 soon.


Get the Moderna. It is being proven that Moderna on top of Pfizer is the most effective. Look for reports.
 
2021-10-18 7:44:38 AM  
Yeah, but it's like doing the wave at sporting events.  A lot of people are involved in the first couple, but it really peters out by the fourth or fifth attempt.
 
2021-10-18 7:45:20 AM  
Sucks for the kids and the immune compromised.  If we get over a million we might offset voter suppression laws.
 
2021-10-18 7:46:49 AM  
It's the transitional, mostly-nice weather of autumn. Cases/deaths will skyrocket again when it stops being nice to be outside, mostly in the northern tier of the country. Any place where people are hanging out indoors unvaxxed for extended periods of time. Same as it raged in the southeast over the hottest part of summer when everyone was in with the AC.

It's entirely @&#%ing predictable. Get your shots & don't die. We've got a free vaccine out there, WTF do you want. Don't expect me to cry over you. I'll feel for your kids, but only because you were a friggin' moron.
 
2021-10-18 7:46:56 AM  
I think I missed a wave.  Do I have to repeat it?
 
2021-10-18 7:47:43 AM  
Zzzzzzzzz...
 
2021-10-18 7:50:28 AM  
I can't imagine how people in poor countries that won't have significant access to the vaccine until mid-2022 feel about all of the vaccine inventory we're sitting on for people who will never use it.
 
2021-10-18 7:50:40 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: I think I missed a wave.  Do I have to repeat it?


You might want to. After the 10th wave, you get one free
 
2021-10-18 7:53:59 AM  
66,000,000 people unvaccinated.

57% of the population vaccinated.

329,000,000 = total US population.

Okay- so I got a C in algebra.  These numbers don't make any sense.
 
2021-10-18 7:54:46 AM  

buster_v: 66,000,000 people unvaccinated.

57% of the population vaccinated.

329,000,000 = total US population.

Okay- so I got a C in algebra.  These numbers don't make any sense.


66 million that are eligible to be vaccinated
 
2021-10-18 7:55:25 AM  
Very generous defenition of waves. I personally don't count plateus as waves. But who am I to question normal colloquialisms.

/there are 3 waves
//and 4 lights
 
2021-10-18 7:56:27 AM  
Forget it subby. All the proper evidence in the world is not going to convince those who have decided that they know better than people who spent decades researching viruses. At this point, all we can hope for is that we who decided to survive this are not left with too much of a societal mess once these complete idiots all die out and leave us in peace.

/wondering how many cities will be reduced to almost non-viable levels once the plague rats die out
//not that they care about that
///one supposes that they will once the priest walks into the room...
 
2021-10-18 7:57:06 AM  
The facts continue to be just stunning.

All from the article:

"As of Sunday, the U.S. has recorded 44,933,329 COVID-19 infections and 724,317 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic."

"As of Sunday, only 57% of the total population in the United States has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and only 65.9% of the total population has received at least one dose, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."

"...as more than 60 million Americans remain unvaccinated."


Over 724,000 Americans have died from COVID (we know the actual number is a lot higher), and many millions still say no to getting the vaccine.  Fark plague rats.
 
2021-10-18 7:57:25 AM  

thornhill: I can't imagine how people in poor countries that won't have significant access to the vaccine until mid-2022 feel about all of the vaccine inventory we're sitting on for people who will never use it.


It'd almost be worth it to pull some reverse-psychology. Announce we've clearly reached market saturation among those who wished to be vaccinated, and will now withdraw availability of the vaccines & restrict boosters only to people who've already received it so we can take remaining supplies and distribute to 3rd-world countries worldwide.
 
2021-10-18 7:58:32 AM  

buster_v: 66,000,000 people unvaccinated.

57% of the population FULLY vaccinated.

329,000,000 = total US population.

Okay- so I got a C in algebra.  These numbers don't make any sense.


I think that is the difference fully vs not at all vs only one shot.
 
2021-10-18 7:59:26 AM  
2 days till my 2nd shot.
 
2021-10-18 8:03:20 AM  
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2021-10-18 8:04:51 AM  
Still waiting for the first wave...
 
2021-10-18 8:08:55 AM  
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2021-10-18 8:09:40 AM  
resurgence could be prevented

Definitions: could

past of can

1. used to indicate possibility
2. used in making polite requests

So it is a possibility... I need help with my high school biology.
WARNING: May involve critical thinking!

Multiple Choice
Question 7:

During a pandemic you should NEVER...

A. kiss your horse
B. put a mask on a baby
C. eat licorice
D. vaccinate people
 
2021-10-18 8:10:21 AM  

KerplunkSploosh: Still waiting for the first wave...


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2021-10-18 8:10:44 AM  
The fifth wave that will be caused by the "control group".  Five times more likely to get Covid, 29 times more likely to be hospitalized, and 11 times more likely to die from Covid.
 
2021-10-18 8:11:12 AM  
Sports are back!
The pandemic is over!
 
2021-10-18 8:11:39 AM  
I really thought after a few I don't need the vaccine now I'm deadstories people would get the message. Boy, I was wrong.
 
2021-10-18 8:12:05 AM  

FarkingChas: Badafuco: I'm ready to get my Pfizer booster when it's available here in Alaska and hoping they approve the vaccine for children 5-12 soon.

Get the Moderna. It is being proven that Moderna on top of Pfizer is the most effective. Look for reports.


Are suggesting they do their own research?

/Kidding
 
2021-10-18 8:12:57 AM  

Creoena: The facts continue to be just stunning.

All from the article:

"As of Sunday, the U.S. has recorded 44,933,329 COVID-19 infections and 724,317 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic."

"As of Sunday, only 57% of the total population in the United States has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and only 65.9% of the total population has received at least one dose, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."

"...as more than 60 million Americans remain unvaccinated."

Over 724,000 Americans have died from COVID (we know the actual number is a lot higher), and many millions still say no to getting the vaccine.  Fark plague rats.


Not to mention the damaged bodies for a large portion of the covid survivors are toting around. Many of these will be wiped out by subsequent flus and other relatively mild maladies.
 
2021-10-18 8:12:59 AM  
The antivaxxer morons will never come around and we have too much FREEDUMB to force them.

We live at the beach now.

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2021-10-18 8:13:09 AM  
Oh no a fifth wave, how ever will it enter the US?
 
2021-10-18 8:15:08 AM  
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2021-10-18 8:17:27 AM  

FarkingChas: buster_v: 66,000,000 people unvaccinated.

57% of the population FULLY vaccinated.

329,000,000 = total US population.

Okay- so I got a C in algebra.  These numbers don't make any sense.

I think that is the difference fully vs not at all vs only one shot.


You are correct.  Statistics are defined by definitions.
Fully vaccinated was defined as 14 days past your second vaccine dose.
Everybody else is defined as Not Fully Vaccinated, even with one dose, no dose, or any future change in the fully vaccinated definition i.e.30 days past your sixth booster shot.
 
2021-10-18 8:18:11 AM  

GregInIndy: thornhill: I can't imagine how people in poor countries that won't have significant access to the vaccine until mid-2022 feel about all of the vaccine inventory we're sitting on for people who will never use it.

It'd almost be worth it to pull some reverse-psychology. Announce we've clearly reached market saturation among those who wished to be vaccinated, and will now withdraw availability of the vaccines & restrict boosters only to people who've already received it so we can take remaining supplies and distribute to 3rd-world countries worldwide.


What do you mean almost? Let's do it.
 
2021-10-18 8:18:25 AM  
If you haven't gotten the vaccine, you helped kill Colin Powell.
 
2021-10-18 8:18:49 AM  
Damn, Colin Powell just passed away.
 
2021-10-18 8:20:47 AM  

TheJoe03: Damn, Colin Powell just passed away.


Oh no, who will we have to give bullshiat rationales for foreign wars?
 
2021-10-18 8:27:04 AM  
Love is the seventh wave.
 
2021-10-18 8:28:02 AM  

French Rage: If you haven't gotten the vaccine, you helped kill Colin Powell.


Oh, this guy?

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Powell asserted that "there can be no doubt that Saddam Hussein has biological weapons and the capability to rapidly produce more, many more." Powell also stated that there was "no doubt in my mind" that Saddam was working to obtain key components to produce nuclear weapons.

Oh farking well.
 
2021-10-18 8:28:51 AM  
Fifth wave? Didn't they make it to #3 with, "Baby I Want Your Love Thing"?
 
2021-10-18 8:29:13 AM  

indylaw: TheJoe03: Damn, Colin Powell just passed away.

Oh no, who will we have to give bullshiat rationales for foreign wars?


Didn't say I liked him, I just said damn.
 
2021-10-18 8:36:19 AM  
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2021-10-18 8:38:16 AM  

UseTheForksLuke: Fully vaccinated was defined as 14 days past your second vaccine dose.


That makes no sense for the 1 dose J&J vaccine. I think your definition is broken.
 
2021-10-18 8:41:22 AM  
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2021-10-18 8:44:58 AM  
"Part of the reason" is kinda letting them off the hook.

I'd go with "the reason", or at least "most of the reason".

You know they're the bulk of the people not taking other common sense precautions either... maskless at the grocery stores, pigging out on riblets and beer at Applebee's 6 days a week, gathering for vociferous protests, etc.

Without their hard work promoting the antivax agenda so effectively seeded in their social media feeds by people like Putin et al, this shiat would have been effectively behind us 6 months ago.

More effective than entire divisions of Red Army soldiers ever were
 
2021-10-18 8:46:21 AM  
Yup and it is the reason my sister wont be around for the holidays this year because she refuses to get her and her family vaccinated, more turkey for me I guess for great leftovers. She lives in a county that is having the spike in our state because they are all morons there, stinking waterbillys.
 
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