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Freedom to die: a solution for the anti-vaxxers

Three highly educated Black women clients of mine still aren’t vaccinated. Neither is a former Republican State Rep- or his wife, the doctor. A Black client who is a recovering addict, HIV positive and works with kids- he’s not vaccinated either (says he’s never been vaccinated against anything- for religious reasons). It’s not that these people are future Darwin award [1] candidates (dying by natural selection) they are future burdens to society because when they do get the Delta variant (or whatever comes next) they will flood our hospitals and cost us billions more (yes, we’re all paying for health care of the stupid).

There’s a parable for the religious- it goes something like this:

The damn broke and the flood was coming. Joseph, a devout believer, was in his house when the police drove through the streets warning people to evacuate. He said, I’m a believer- God will save me- and stayed.

When the water was up to his first floor, neighbors came by in boats- and urged him to leave. He said, I’m a believer- God will save me- and stayed.

When the water drove him from his second floor onto the roof- the National Guard came by with a helicopter and offered to rescue him. He said, I’m a believer- God will save me- and stayed.

When he got to the pearly gates, he looked at St. Peter and said- “I’m a believer, why didn’t God save me?” God said, “I sent the police, neighbors and the National Guard to save you.”

Dave Granlund cartoon Anti-vaxxers denying covid 19 vaccine

©Dave Granlund Link to original [2]

There are a lot of misinformed Americans making really stupid decisions that affect all of us (and most of them voted for Donald Trump). The first and most important thing is the vaccine doesn’t guarantee you won’t get sick- it’s more of a guarantee you won’t die or get sick enough to overrun the hospitals (for now- with the variants we have now).

Being vaccinated doesn’t guarantee you can’t get and spread the virus- although, for now, it cuts that probability way down.

The stupid anti-vaxxers say- “It’s not approved by the FDA. I’m holding out for when it’s fully approved.”- Look, you don’t trust the government already- who told you to get vaccinated- and yet, you’re waiting for the FDA?

Masking and distancing do work- and they don’t really impinge on your personal freedoms. Did I ever think I’d be able to walk into a bank wearing a mask carrying a concealed weapon? Thank you Covid-19. Banning masking, banning vaccination requirements- put all the rest of us at risk as this thing will continue to spread and mutate.

The reality is, stupidity should not be allowed to be infectious. It’s time to strap on some consequences to being an Anti-Vaxxer. Employers who have un-vaccinated employees should be able to fire them without having to penalize themselves with workers comp claims. Schools should be able to demand vaccinations or run segregated facilities- yep, just like we used to have “Separate but equal” in this country based on something we had no control over- skin color- but, this time based on your low IQ and non-vaccinated status.

By the same standard- airlines should be required to deny anyone who isn’t vaccinated a seat. The fact that 6 vaccinated Dems from Texas got COVID on their flight to DC should prove that airplanes are a breeding ground for virus spread.

And finally, the real kicker- if you show up at a hospital for care after a deadline- say – August 30, 2021- unvaccinated with COVID- care will be denied and you will not be able to enter. There is no reason to spend tens of thousands on your care because you were stupid. (Note- I’ve felt the same way about motorcyclists who crash without a helmet- sorry- you flunked the IQ test).

It’s time to stop playing nice with lotteries, awards, gift cards. Blood centers have been trying to get people to donate using these same tactics for years – and I guarantee most of you never gave an ounce of blood.

If we want our freedom back, it’s time to require vaccination for all, or, for you anti-vaxxers- your Darwin award awaits.

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Spain

You may know that my parents hounded me on proper usage. So, the use of the plural, “women”, as an adjective immediately raised my eye brows. A quick check indicates it should be singular as an adjective. I would have been lazy and just used “female”.
By the way, here (I’m currently still in Mercer County) many stores still have signs requiring mask for the un-vaxxed, but even with the low rates around here, you never see a mask. In Greater Cleveland, masks are still a common sight.

bobby

Does “vaccination for all” include the vaccination of all illegal aliens who cross our border? Should we let anyone in who refuses “the jab” ?

Andrew

Ive never agreed more with one of your posts. Spot on!

John

Right on. Fareed Zaharia had a similar take. Worth a watch: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UIJINzywvgY&t=231s

Pat F

David you sound like a totalitarian dictator lol. You are brainwashed by the propaganda on TV! This is about controlling and oppressing people on a global level and you are a sheep. There is no sane reason any healthy person should take an experimental vaccine for a chest cold. It sucks that America has many very old and sick people that are vulnerable to this type of virus but screwing everyone else is not the solution. Republican Patriots, Blacks, Asians and Latinos all get it and are not taking the vaccine in large numbers and prove none of them are the problem…it’s sadly white leftists of the Democrat party that don’t get it. Talk about privilege my god…thinking you have the right to control others lives. Just a typical Biden voter I guess. I remember the hate of big pharma from people like you not that many years ago. Now you run like sheep and cowards to get a big pharma and Donald Trump chemical injected in you? Lord have mercy. Zombie fest!!!! This vaccine hurts more healthy people than the virus lol. Tobacco kills 500,000 people a year in the usa. Why don’t you deny smokers healthcare why you are at it? Afraid of a chest cold from china with a 99.8% survival rate and nearly 100% for any healthy person? What a pussy. The person calling people low IQ that follows the herd of zombies. Classic democrat these days! OMG 50 million people died in the world last year and 2.5 million were supposedly covid, oh no run for your lives lol. Your a good guy David help restore freedom to this land and the world by empowering people to make their own choices and have the freedom to do so. If you want the shot get if not don’t you can still get the virus and pass it on either way.

Welp

Yikes… You got the Q pinheads reading this page.

Dave C.

My suggestion: If you refuse the Covid vaccine and subsequently get COVID-19, you’ve now got a $50k deductible on Covid-related treatment. On second thought, make it $250k.

If you wanna be a tough-guy, totally independent, nobody telling you what to do, that’s just fine. But asking everyone else insured by the same company to subsidize that stance just isn’t fair.

Back up YOUR convictions with YOUR assets and wages.

Stupidity is often expensive. I see no reason for COVID-19 vaccine stupidity to come at a discount.

Pat F

Ahh I’m a mystery Q person lol, again, someone gets all their info from corporate state approved media lol. Then of course the accusations that I am stupid but you cannot refute what I say because in reality you are stupid. I am a free thinking human that does not buy into propaganda from people like Trump or the totalitarian communist garbage of the Dem party. Be consistent then and make obese people pay big bucks for abusing our health care system with their life choices. We all have biases. Living in the city of Dayton and then accusing someone who voted for Trump as low IQ or some type of idiot is pretty sad. What demographic really is dumb and trashy, Dayton residents or Trump voters lol? Dayton would go through a major upgrade if it became all Trump voters, just saying, and I didn’t even vote! Why don’t you make China pay reparations for how this virus got out and Mexico for the heroin that overflows the morgue with dead people in Dayton and get some real justice for the people. Wake up zombies! I may disagree with you David but I don’t wish you to be eliminated from the gene pool. Just don’t impose your views on the lives of others. You guys are brainwashed and voices like mine that you aren’t able to debate are being banned and censored by the people that brainwash you. You guys locked yourselves in your homes for a year for no reason. A sucker is born every minute…..

Welp

Free thinking, yet you sound like every other Q moron out there parroting the same nonsense like a sheep. Baa baa

Dave C.
Dave C.

The Supreme Court rejected Jacobson’s argument and dealt the anti-vaccination movement a stinging loss. Writing for the majority, Justice John Marshall Harlan acknowledged the fundamental importance of personal freedom, but also recognized that “the rights of the individual in respect of his liberty may at times, under the pressure of great dangers, be subjected to such restraint, to be enforced by reasonable regulations, as the safety of the general public may demand.”

Pat F

Just as I expected. Noting but name calling like little children. Sad. Be and adult and have a conversation!

Pat F

This is what you have become.

Pat F

Says it all.

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