the CDC's like "how could covid cases be RISING?! all we did was tell the dumbest, most selfish population in the history of the world that they didn't need masks if they got vaccinated, entirely on the honor system"
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We have been saying this. Dumbasses.
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Guess who finally got their first vac stab today?
Lost 3 whole hours of my life getting there, filling in the consent form and so much waiting just to get a dose of Sinovac (we don't get to choose).
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“The Biden Administration says it wants to end the pandemic in 2022. If it’s serious about that goal, President Biden should relieve George W. Bush of his paintbrush and easel and draft him as America’s vaccine envoy.
The world remembers W. for Iraq. But Mr. Bush was also the first global health President. Millions of people know that they owe their lives, and the lives of loved ones, to PEPFAR -- the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief -- the effort led by the Bush White House to try to end the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa and around the world.
The global fight against COVID-19 is a race between vaccines and variants. It’s a race we are losing. Mr. Biden, singularly, has the authority to turn things around. But given that COVID is consuming the Administration domestically, he will need a representative who, around the world, cannot be ignored. He needs someone who can use the bully pulpit and back-room pressure to get world leaders, pharmaceutical leaders and health agencies to urgently accelerate the funding, delivery and distribution of vaccines.”
Believe it or not, I actually don’t think this is the worst idea ever. There’s precedent for former Presidents taking on somewhat similar roles. President Bush himself asked his father, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, to lead an effort to raise money after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. And President Obama got Clinton and George W. Bush together to contribute to relief efforts in Haiti following the devastating earthquake in 2010.
I think this is something that George W. Bush would actually be good at and his commitment to PEPFAR (and make no mistake about it -- Bush was genuinely, personally committed to and responsible for making PEPFAR the huge achievement that is has been) has repaired some aspects of his reputation in some parts of the world. I think this article declaring him “Africa’s favourite President” may be a bit of a stretch, however. Bush 43 is also undeniably responsible for launching the disastrous Iraq War and was the Commander-in-Chief whose Administration gave the green light to torture oops...I mean, “enhanced interrogation”, extraordinary rendition, Guantanamo, and the other shameful aspects of the War on Terror. In other words, there are still many places around the world where Bush isn’t as popular as he is in Africa.
So, I think it’s a good idea, but I think President Biden should ask former President Bush to team up with former President Obama to lead the effort. Just like the relief efforts following the tsunami and the Haitian earthquake, it could be a tag team affair. The ability to make this type of program work and achieve real results would only be more powerful if it was led by both Bush and Obama. It’s obvious that 43 and 44 are enjoying laying low in retirement, but this would be a great use of two former leaders who are still more than capable of getting things done. I hope that President Biden pulls them off the bench and puts them in the game.
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WOW! How incredibly SHOCKING that as soon as people stopped wearing masks the number of covid cases started SPIKING AGAIN
WEAR YOUR FUCKING MASKS UNTIL COVID IS
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couple important bullet points here:
the people who infected everyone else had gotten negative covid tests before traveling to the wedding
everyone was in a tent. it doesnt say how enclosed the tent was but it would definitely cut down on air flow
doesnt say whether or not people were wearing masks but i suspect not
if these people hadnt been vaccinated, it would have been a lot worse
the big delta wave will hit the US pretty soon, and is already starting in states with low vaccination rates. new mutations (delta plus, epsilon and lambda) are on the way; lambda is more infectious (symptoms and severity are unclear). the CDC is wrong, everyone should still be wearing masks indoors and in crowds (which is what the WHO says anyway). children still arent vaccinated.
you do not want to get covid at all, even mild covid. long covid even with mild symptoms is really fucking people up (talk to anyone with a chronic illness about what this is like and hopefully they can scare you straight). even mild symptoms like “brain fog” can effectively ruin your life. one guy got tinnitus from long covid that was so bad he committed suicide.
in ten years youre not going to regret being extra cautious right now, but you could very easily regret being careless.
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Le quattro strade (Alice Rohrwacher, 2021)
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How it started / How it went....
What a shocker! Most of the Liberal's Covid-19 spending went to the rich after breaking records for lobbying.
When someone tells you who they are, believe them.
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How it started:
How it’s going:
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It's not too late to get vaccinated.
Until it is.
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Some very good, powerful cats; and a mug that was designed, created, sold, used, and donated within the past year or so.
ARC in Loveland, CO
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Oh, she was so close to getting it. Like she could almost reach out and grasp the point...
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Link to article.
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Incase anyone was wondering how it's going in the UK right now.
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A Texas man who thought vaccines were "poison" died from COVID-19 after spending 17 days in hospital on a ventilator.
Alan Scott Lanoix, a father of three boys from Katy, Texas, was too afraid to get a coronavirus shot and believed he had some level of immunity after he was exposed to the virus at work, according to 4WWL TV.
The 54-year-old tested positive in late May and became very unwell with COVID-19 and eventually died on June 9. His sons had to bury him on Father's Day, the local broadcaster reported.
His sister, Lisa Adler, is now urging others who are also "on the fence" about getting vaccinated to get a shot in her brother's memory, she told the local broadcaster.
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