This anti-vaccine nonsense has gotta stop. Facts and science have proven the antivax nonsense is just that, nonsense. At this point, if you’re still pushing the anti-vaccine crap, it’s out of tribal and partisan politics, narcissism, and being stubborn. I know it’s hard to admit when you’re wrong. It leaves a bad taste in your mouth…but that goes away when you accept responsibility. When you admit you were wrong, you get to reclaim some credibility.
For now, most of the people warning against vaccines are the same people who told us back in February, 2020, this pandemic wouldn’t kill more people than the flu and would pale in comparison to the H1N1 pandemic that occurred during the Obama administration. They were wrong but they never owned being wrong. Instead, they just moved on to the next bullshit talking point.
Vaccines are not a money-back guarantee, especially since they’re mostly free. I say “mostly” because we are paying for them but when you walk into a clinic or pharmacy, you are not paying out of pocket. Sure, this is socialism but hey…the vaccines are also proving that works. Getting a vaccine is not a guarantee you won’t catch the coronavirus. What the vaccine does is give you antibodies for the virus. Most people who catch covid after being vaccinated experience very light symptoms if any at all. The fact is, over 90 percent of those hospitalized are unvaccinated.
The unvaccinated are also screaming about vaccine passports. The idea here is that you need proof you have been vaccinated to enter establishments and events. The alternative to most of these requirements is that you have proof of a negative covid test from within the past 72 hours. From personal experience, the swab up your nose is much more violating than the needle in your arm for the vaccine.
The needle is tiny. I turned my head both times and had to ask the nurse administrating the shot if she was done. That’s how little I felt. Yeah, you feel soreness later, but you don’t feel much from the needle. It’s really small. I should point out, I HATE HATE HATE needles. I’m a baby with shots. I’m also a baby with the swab going up my nose and I dreaded it. And you know something, I had every right to dread it. It was horrible. When you see the swab, you are terrified. The swab is also extremely long. It’s not like your household Q-tip. This swam is about as long as those sticks they use to get leaves and crocodiles out of swimming pools, and they use this one to brush your brain.
You have a choice in getting the vaccine but you may not have a choice in a swab going up your nasal cavity to tickle your brain.
The passports are a great idea. It tells me the venue I’m entering is safe. an added bonus is knowing there will be fewer MAGAts in there. When I was asked for my vaccination card at Yankee Stadium, I didn’t feel like I was being suppressed by the SS. And, if you don’t have a card, you can still get in. You just might have to sit with some MAGAts.
The people screaming about these so-called passports are comparing it to Nazi Germany’s restrictions against Jews and how they were marked for travel. Once again, white conservatives are using the oppression and persecution of others to make a case for their imaginary persecutions. The people with the most privilege cry that they have the least.
You’re not being suppressed because of your religion, race, political views, sex, or sexual orientation. You are not being oppressed the way you have always supported the oppression of others.
Antivaxxers say vaccine passports violate their freedom. They scream they should have the same rights as the vaccinated to enter establishments. But here’s the thing, fuckers: None of us would have any of these freedoms if there weren’t vaccines for the coronavirus. We would still be in lockdown. And you have the same right as anyone else to get vaccinated. When you are denied the vaccine, that’s when you can cry about your freedom.
Antivaxxers want to enjoy the fruits of the labor put in by those who wore face masks and received vaccinations. Just get the vaccination and you can go to Starbucks, Dunkins, Walmart, Cheesecake Factory, etc, etc.
The antivaxxers are doing all they can to prolong the pandemic. It is now a pandemic of the unvaccinated. I think what the antivaxxers are doing is anti-American. I think it’s a sin. It’s a sin to be willing to kill people for your tribal politics and narcissism.
I don’t believe in Heaven but if you’re doing all you can to prolong a pandemic that kills people, I think you should burn.
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