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(NPR)   Congressman bitten by rabid fox now supports legislation making rabies treatments more accessible and less expensive. Awesome, so I guess we just need to start impregnating them all for reproductive rights to make a comeback   (npr.org) divider line
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2022-09-29 1:41:37 PM  
Can we start with Manchin?  Who wants to hit that?
 
2022-09-29 1:46:07 PM  
Guess who you get subby?
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2022-09-29 1:52:53 PM  
Nancy Pelosi's Congress DC Ami Bera Memorial Celebrity Rabies Awareness Pro-Am Fun Run Vote For the Cure
 
2022-09-29 1:53:24 PM  
Getting my dog into the US was super easy. I basically pointed at the dog crate and said there's a dog in there.

Getting my dog from the US to Ireland was a crazy amount of effort and tests and rabies vaccines and titer tests. They really value not having rabies in the country.

And given I can think of few worse ways to die than rabies, I don't blame them for the hoops I had to jump through.
 
2022-09-29 1:54:29 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Nancy Pelosi's Congress DC Ami Bera Memorial Celebrity Rabies Awareness Pro-Am Fun Run Vote For the Cure


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2022-09-29 1:57:13 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Nancy Pelosi's Congress DC Ami Bera Memorial Celebrity Rabies Awareness Pro-Am Fun Run Vote For the Cure


Captain America says he got that reference
 
2022-09-29 2:03:23 PM  

Gubbo: Getting my dog into the US was super easy. I basically pointed at the dog crate and said there's a dog in there.

Getting my dog from the US to Ireland was a crazy amount of effort and tests and rabies vaccines and titer tests. They really value not having rabies in the country.

And given I can think of few worse ways to die than rabies, I don't blame them for the hoops I had to jump through.


I was called to the ER for a dog bite, checked the wound and function and all then asked how did you get you get bit, it turned out to be from a stray.
So I casually mention to the PA that they need to give him his first rabbies shot
 
2022-09-29 2:07:34 PM  
It was a D who changed his mind.  An R would have instead insisted on less restrictions on hunting foxes with AR15s.
 
2022-09-29 2:09:31 PM  
If you wake up to a bat in your bedroom, the CDC advises that you treat it as an exposure* because you might not notice if a bat bites you. Get the bat tested, and if you can't get it tested, get rabies shots.

In my experience, everyone you tell that you woke up to a bat and are getting the bat tested will say that you're crazy except for the state health officials.

*offer void in Canada. There, they don't think it's worth the headache because the odds are so low.
 
2022-09-29 2:11:27 PM  
All the congresscritters worth impregnating are already on the pro-abortion side.
 
2022-09-29 2:11:35 PM  
"Congressman bitten by rabid fox now supports legislation making rabies treatments more accessible and less expensive. Awesome, so I guess we just need to start impregnating them all for reproductive rights to make a comeback "

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2022-09-29 2:11:46 PM  

Dafatone: If you wake up to a bat in your bedroom, the CDC advises that you treat it as an exposure* because you might not notice if a bat bites you. Get the bat tested, and if you can't get it tested, get rabies shots.

In my experience, everyone you tell that you woke up to a bat and are getting the bat tested will say that you're crazy except for the state health officials.

*offer void in Canada. There, they don't think it's worth the headache because the odds are so low.


Once you have the rabies headache.....
 
2022-09-29 2:13:31 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Can we start with Manchin?  Who wants to hit that?


Gimme gloves, a speculum and an insemination needle and I'll take a crack at it
 
2022-09-29 2:13:52 PM  

spongeboob: Gubbo: Getting my dog into the US was super easy. I basically pointed at the dog crate and said there's a dog in there.

Getting my dog from the US to Ireland was a crazy amount of effort and tests and rabies vaccines and titer tests. They really value not having rabies in the country.

And given I can think of few worse ways to die than rabies, I don't blame them for the hoops I had to jump through.

I was called to the ER for a dog bite, checked the wound and function and all then asked how did you get you get bit, it turned out to be from a stray.
So I casually mention to the PA that they need to give him his first rabbies shot


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2022-09-29 2:16:39 PM  
Great.  How about giving them diabetus to get the price of insulin lowered?
 
2022-09-29 2:16:41 PM  
That sounds like socialized medicine.
 
2022-09-29 2:17:48 PM  
"It's not a problem until it happens to me.."


Ya, of course...That just goes without saying..Add to the situation that people in Congress are
so insulated by financial stability, healthcare and other perks, that they hardly have ANY of
the problems that regular citizens have...It's NOT FARKING WONDER that these people
in both the House and Senate do the "What could a bannana cost??" shat..
 
2022-09-29 2:18:36 PM  
Medicare for All now.
 
2022-09-29 2:24:56 PM  
I've been lobbying PETA for quite some time that they would draw more popular support if they would release diseased animals they've rescued into the halls of Congress.

(PETA gets a lot of critics for being goofy. But they draw publicity to their cause and are usually the first animal rights group that comes to our minds...)
 
2022-09-29 2:26:59 PM  
One in four women have a miscarriage at some point in their lives.

These congresspeople have likely already dealt with it. They just don't care.
 
2022-09-29 2:28:22 PM  
How could they tell?
 
2022-09-29 2:28:32 PM  
Let's ban Fox News.  It's worse than rabies.
 
2022-09-29 2:29:21 PM  
Wait, am I missing something? Sounds like we're supposed to be bashing the guy, but was he ever opposed to any public healthcare funding?

Because as it stands, he was simply glad he didn't get bankrupted by his bad luck, and wants to make sure no one without Congressional-level-health insurance coverage ends up in debt just because they were unlucky enough to be bitten by a wild animal. That's not a bad thing - that's advocating for public funding of necessary medical care.
 
2022-09-29 2:31:36 PM  

jimjays: I've been lobbying PETA for quite some time that they would draw more popular support if they would release diseased animals they've rescued into the halls of Congress.

(PETA gets a lot of critics for being goofy. But they draw publicity to their cause and are usually the first animal rights group that comes to our minds...)


peta is so tone-deaf and counterproductive that it wouldn't surprise me to learn they are a psy op by big meat
 
2022-09-29 2:32:34 PM  
All politics is local, sometimes as local as your butt.
 
2022-09-29 2:33:07 PM  
All these points are great and all, but there are foxes on Capitol Hill?

/foxen?
 
2022-09-29 2:34:23 PM  

spongeboob: So I casually mention to the PA that they need to give him his first rabbies shot


How is rabbies fromed?
 
2022-09-29 2:35:02 PM  
I got bit by a bat a couple years ago.  Didnt know if it was rabid or not, but you don't mess around with it.  Had to drive 50 miles the next day to a hospital that had the rabies antibodies on hand, and got 26 shots immediately, all over my body.  Then I had to go back to that hospital several times for follow up injections.  Total cost submitted to insurance:  $22,000.  Its friggin ridiculous that the only effective treatment for a deadly disease is enough to bankrupt most people.
 
2022-09-29 2:36:56 PM  

BillTheCat: I got bit by a bat a couple years ago.  Didnt know if it was rabid or not, but you don't mess around with it.  Had to drive 50 miles the next day to a hospital that had the rabies antibodies on hand, and got 26 shots immediately, all over my body.  Then I had to go back to that hospital several times for follow up injections.  Total cost submitted to insurance:  $22,000.  Its friggin ridiculous that the only effective treatment for a deadly disease is enough to bankrupt most people.


I think I hear cancer laughing.
 
2022-09-29 2:38:38 PM  
CSB - Had rabies shots as a bat got in our house and was flying around my son's room at night and I cleaned up the bat blood from my attempt to get the thing out the window.

The vaccine part of it is no worse than a normal flu shot.
The human rabies immune globulin (HRIG) that needed to be administered within a short period of time after exposure was only available at an ER and the dosage is proportional to the weight of the injectee... this sucked.
Intramuscular injection and it was a good bit of fluid one shoulder and each butt cheek.  I was thisssss close to passing out.
 
2022-09-29 2:38:44 PM  

Dafatone: If you wake up to a bat in your bedroom, the CDC advises that you treat it as an exposure* because you might not notice if a bat bites you. Get the bat tested, and if you can't get it tested, get rabies shots.

In my experience, everyone you tell that you woke up to a bat and are getting the bat tested will say that you're crazy except for the state health officials.

*offer void in Canada. There, they don't think it's worth the headache because the odds are so low.


There surely must be rabies in Canada.  I read a story about a family from Montreal who had bats in their vacation cabin and one of their kids died of rabies a few weeks later.


Wth?
 
2022-09-29 2:39:34 PM  

king of vegas: Let's ban Fox News.  It's worse than rabies.


I know a family of about 4 - 5 people, with no insurance, that all had to get rabies shots. It cost them tens of thousands of dollars. They had to borrow it from a relative.

I'll run it by them which one they think is worse and get back to you.
 
2022-09-29 2:39:43 PM  

You Are All Sheep: BillTheCat: I got bit by a bat a couple years ago.  Didnt know if it was rabid or not, but you don't mess around with it.  Had to drive 50 miles the next day to a hospital that had the rabies antibodies on hand, and got 26 shots immediately, all over my body.  Then I had to go back to that hospital several times for follow up injections.  Total cost submitted to insurance:  $22,000.  Its friggin ridiculous that the only effective treatment for a deadly disease is enough to bankrupt most people.

I think I hear cancer laughing.



That's just your friends and family
 
2022-09-29 2:44:44 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Nancy Pelosi's Congress DC Ami Bera Memorial Celebrity Rabies Awareness Pro-Am Fun Run Vote For the Cure


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2022-09-29 2:46:07 PM  

harleyquinnical: Great.  How about giving them diabetus to get the price of insulin lowered?


My first thought too.
 
2022-09-29 2:49:38 PM  

Kris_Romm: It was a D who changed his mind.  An R would have instead insisted on less restrictions on hunting foxes with AR15s.


Yeah, subby needs to eat a bag of dicks.

Or learn how to write a headline. He introduced a bill, but it says NOTHING about his views on legislation before this. Subby, with that clickbait farking headline is implying that he changed his mind after fighting it before, which is completely false. As a matter of fact, this guy supports the Affordable Care Act, and has fought efforts to repeal it.

This is a misleading, bullshiat headline.
 
2022-09-29 2:50:01 PM  

BillTheCat: I got bit by a bat a couple years ago


You mean a cat.

/what a silly bunt
 
2022-09-29 3:01:33 PM  
I got bit by a feral cat that ended up testing positive for rabies. Shots were $1500 each WITH insurance. This happened a year after a rabid fox attacked my brother. That was an expensive 2 years for our parents.
 
2022-09-29 3:01:47 PM  

transporter_ii: king of vegas: Let's ban Fox News.  It's worse than rabies.

I know a family of about 4 - 5 people, with no insurance, that all had to get rabies shots. It cost them tens of thousands of dollars. They had to borrow it from a relative.

I'll run it by them which one they think is worse and get back to you.


You make this too easy.
 
2022-09-29 3:05:16 PM  
I'm sure the spouses of the white evangelical farknuts are already busy visiting blacked.com.
 
2022-09-29 3:10:16 PM  
Well, pregnancy kills way more people every year than rabies, so ... maybe this is an idea worth exploring.

(more than 700 annually, to answer the obvious question)
 
2022-09-29 3:13:18 PM  

IRestoreFurniture: Dafatone: If you wake up to a bat in your bedroom, the CDC advises that you treat it as an exposure* because you might not notice if a bat bites you. Get the bat tested, and if you can't get it tested, get rabies shots.

In my experience, everyone you tell that you woke up to a bat and are getting the bat tested will say that you're crazy except for the state health officials.

*offer void in Canada. There, they don't think it's worth the headache because the odds are so low.

There surely must be rabies in Canada.  I read a story about a family from Montreal who had bats in their vacation cabin and one of their kids died of rabies a few weeks later.


Wth?


The risk is very low. Canada came to the conclusion that 1 in 2.6million people who have a bedroom bat incident get exposed to rabies and that someone catches it that way once every 84 years.

https://www.cmaj.ca/content/182/1/60

CDC guidance disagrees.
 
MFK
2022-09-29 3:13:55 PM  

Kris_Romm: It was a D who changed his mind.  An R would have instead insisted on less restrictions on hunting foxes with AR15s.


Nobody changed their mind. Because of a personal experience, a Democrat became aware of a gap in the net and introduced legislation to close it.
 
2022-09-29 3:27:28 PM  
FTFA
"The introduction of the legislation, the Affordable Rabies Treatment for Uninsured Act..."

ARTUA?
 
2022-09-29 3:29:40 PM  
"Despite being a fatal disease, rabies is preventable if treated quickly," Bera said in a statement. "After being bit by a rabid fox, I was fortunate to have access to readily available and low-cost vaccines. But for too many Americans, the costs of treatment would break their banks. My legislation would seek to reduce the high costs of treatment for uninsured Americans, ensuring that no one has to choose between receiving treatment or not because of high costs."

Uh. I'm not seeing a problem here.

MFK: Nobody changed their mind. Because of a personal experience, a Democrat became aware of a gap in the net and introduced legislation to close it.



This. It wasn't even so much, "this inconvenienced me, personally", it's "having this experience made me realize I'm fortunate and not everyone has these resources, so let's get everyone these resources".
 
2022-09-29 3:30:13 PM  

Dafatone: If you wake up to a bat in your bedroom, the CDC advises that you treat it as an exposure* because you might not notice if a bat bites you. Get the bat tested, and if you can't get it tested, get rabies shots.

In my experience, everyone you tell that you woke up to a bat and are getting the bat tested will say that you're crazy except for the state health officials.


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2022-09-29 3:33:07 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Can we start with Manchin?  Who wants to hit that?


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Male_pregnancy#Ectopic_implant
"The theoretical issue of male ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy outside the uterine cavity) by surgical implantation has been addressed by experts in the field of fertility medicine, who stress that the concept of ectopic implantation, while theoretically plausible, has never been attempted and would be difficult to justify - even for a woman lacking a uterus - owing to the extreme health risks to both the parent and child."

I think I see a great number of suitable test subjects for this line of investigation. For Science!
 
2022-09-29 4:07:35 PM  

Dafatone: If you wake up to a bat in your bedroom, the CDC advises that you treat it as an exposure* because you might not notice if a bat bites you. Get the bat tested, and if you can't get it tested, get rabies shots.

In my experience, everyone you tell that you woke up to a bat and are getting the bat tested will say that you're crazy except for the state health officials.

*offer void in Canada. There, they don't think it's worth the headache because the odds are so low.


So, how many times have you had that experience?
 
2022-09-29 4:12:26 PM  
I'll bring some turkey basters and bull semen
 
2022-09-29 4:12:57 PM  

RasIanI: All the congresscritters worth impregnating are already on the pro-abortion side.


I would be the 3rd most disappointing thing to happen to Lauren Bobert if you catch my drift.

Once.
 
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