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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    This is the funniest thing I’ve read all week.
    I take it your view is that government knows best and ordinary people are all idiots. It's not like government has ever lied to us and misled us.

    Weapons of mass destruction in Iraq anyone?

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    If you don't think the government has lied to us about covid watch this clip by comedian Jimmy Dore:

    https://youtu.be/NUIXtfsQLCI

    Fauci contradicts himself in the same interview.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneV2.0 View Post
    I saw Secretary Buttigieg interviewed today. He reports he's in daily contact with his staff, and he discussed supply-chain issues. So it seems he's really just working from home.

    Of course, have to keep the diapers and baby food flowing. (bottle fed, I hope)

    Talked to a friend who owns a produce company. He told me next week that tomato's and lettuce are going to double. Maybe I can get some taco's from taco bell with meat on them, then, LOL.

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    And then I have to wonder whether or not discussions like this are actually going to create more of a supply issue (i.e. run on _______ fill in the blank), than would normally exist? I mean, as an example, I'm still using tp that I stocked up on 1.5 years ago in prep for pandemic shortages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yppej View Post
    I take it your view is that government knows best and ordinary people are all idiots. It's not like government has ever lied to us and misled us.

    Weapons of mass destruction in Iraq anyone?
    1500 unvaxxed people dying everyday of covid in the US. And you think people know best about their health. Sure. Whatever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    1500 unvaxxed people dying everyday of covid in the US. And you think people know best about their health. Sure. Whatever.
    Some people are rolling the dice. Get vaxxed and avoid covid now? Or don't because the virus will evolve to evade the vaccine? We have seen antibiotic resistant superbugs evolve because antibiotics are overprescribed. Imagine a higher lethality supercovid, more like the Black Death that killed one in three people.

    Absolutely the elderly and vulnerable should be vaccinated. For everyone else the case is not that clear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yppej View Post
    Some people are rolling the dice. Get vaxxed and avoid covid now? Or don't because the virus will evolve to evade the vaccine? We have seen antibiotic resistant superbugs evolve because antibiotics are overprescribed. Imagine a higher lethality supercovid, more like the Black Death that killed one in three people.

    Absolutely the elderly and vulnerable should be vaccinated. For everyone else the case is not that clear.
    There's a difference between knowing what's best for one's health and choosing to gamble with one's health and then coming up snake eyes. If the gamblers had been good at assessing health risks/rewards they wouldn't have made the wrong decision.

    And as for your stupid idea that we should encourage covid to run rampant as a way to prevent further mutations, I'd laugh if that weren't such a dangerous idea. Surely you aren't really that dumb are you? You're just playing your role of court jester for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    There's a difference between knowing what's best for one's health and choosing to gamble with one's health and then coming up snake eyes. If the gamblers had been good at assessing health risks/rewards they wouldn't have made the wrong decision.

    And as for your stupid idea that we should encourage covid to run rampant as a way to prevent further mutations, I'd laugh if that weren't such a dangerous idea. Surely you aren't really that dumb are you? You're just playing your role of court jester for us.
    Covid will be with us forever. How much it mutates is in part up to us.

    One factor is how widespread it is - the more covid around the world, the more chances for mutations. This is why America hogging vaccines for boosters is bad.

    But the other factor is how scarce it becomes, and how threatened it feels, so that it mutates to survive.

    You need a happy medium. If people get it and develop natural immunity as a result that is also a plus. It's one factor in herd immunity.

    What we want is a manageable endemic disease rather than a pandemic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    You're just playing your role of court jester for us.
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