Will you trust the Covid vaccine?

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  • #35561

    Jody Lee
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    Thanks, Jake! It’s a result of being one step closer to some type of normalization. But really just wanted to show off my awesome shirt! 😁

    #35562

    Unseen
    Participant

    Over 48 hours later…No side effects. We vaccinated 106 people and the only complaint was tenderness in the injection site.

    That’s you? You sorely need to update your icon photo. LOL

    I may be the only one saying it, but I bet I’m not the only one thinking it. Gotta love a smile like that.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 7 months ago by  Unseen.
    #35564

    TheEncogitationer
    Participant

    Jody Lee,

    Good to hear about the results of your vaccine.  It not only innoculates you against COVID-19, but evidently, it’s the Elixr of The Fountain of Youth.😁👍Please keep us updated on your status.

    There’s a big nose-rubbing reckoning coming for this Nation and Planet for all who thought faith was a cure-all.

    And after that, maybe the officials of the Chinese Communist Party and People’s Liberation Army can get their Nuremberg Trial for the cover-up and subsequent spread of this horrible global plague.

     

    Oh!  Happy Day!

    Oh!  Happy Day!

    Oh!  Happy Day!

    When Reason and Science,

    When Reason and Science,

    When Reason and Science

    Washed all our illness away! 😎

     

     

    #35565

    Jody Lee
    Participant

    @unseen Yes, that’s me and thank you for the compliments.

    @encogitationer I like your rendition of Oh Happy Day.

    #35574

    Unseen
    Participant

    To the tune of the Henry the 8th ditty:

    I’m wishing the Covid away
    Wishing Covid away away
    I don’t mask up or wash my hands
    Wishful hoping, that’s my plan
    l don’t give hygiene a mention
    Don’t trust Fauci and his clan
    I don’ believe in prevention
    Herd immunity that’s my plan

    Second verse? Same as the first!

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    #35576

    Unseen
    Participant

    Realizing not everyone here was around during the “British Invasion” years, this is the Henry the 8th ditty referred to in my prior post:

    #35577

    Jody Lee
    Participant

    I knew part of the diddy, but have never heard the whole song. It’s annoyingly catchy.😆

    #35578

    Unseen
    Participant

    I knew part of the diddy, but have never heard the whole song. It’s annoyingly catchy.😆

    Tell me about it. I’m a wee bit OCD and it pops into my head whenever I’m not thinking of something else.

    #35580

    TheEncogitationer
    Participant

    Unseen,

    Great parody of Herman’s Hermits’ one hit wonder.  The lyric, though, should be the “herd mentality” malaproped by The Donald, not “herd immunity.”

    The idea behind mass vaccination is to increase herd immunity.  The more people who are vaccinated, the less likely the disease can spread to those who are too young or too old or too sick to get the vaccine, as well as the less likely the disease is to spread to those whose vaccine has wore off and needs redone.

    The importance of vaccines to herd immunity is reference here by Penn Gillette:

    Penn Point–Anti-Vaccination on Penn and Teller: BULLSHIT!–Andrew Wakefield and Jenny McCarthy are Assholes

     

     

    #42619

    PopeBeanie
    Moderator

    I was looking for a good place to cite the following science & medicine story without starting a new topic, and this here topic seems appropriate, even if just as another brief reminder of the monumentalness of science & medicine. Side note, mention was made about how the vaccine will contribute to herd immunity. This has been overstated many times, but there likely is a significant contribution to herd immunity, it’s just not as much of a contribution as many people assumed it would be. A couple of the troubles with science journalism (and even with medical experts): 1) Some unfounded beliefs tend to last long after real data finally becomes available; 2) People have difficulty understanding gray areas and tend to go overboard choosing the binary, black or white (e.g. it’s all true or it’s all false) interpretation of reality. Vaccines (and infections) do confer some herd immunity, just by enabling bodies to fight and eliminate viruses sooner and faster than the body could do that without being previously vaccinated or infected.

    Now, on another topic, thanks to @ysumlin for being the first to post a (yahoo business news) link to the following story. I just want more people to see it. The following looks to me to be potentially awesome research wrt our ability to fight cancer:

    https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/largest-study-of-whole-genome-sequencing-data-reveals-new-clues-to-causes-of-cancer

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