So, here we are, looking down the gun-barrel of a fourth surge of Covid-19....and now its not just a deadly virus, it is an even more deadly virus, on steroids, because the large reservoir of unvaccinated people has given the virus the opportunity to morph into the so-called, 'Delta variant'. It is terrifying some epidemiologists with how readily it is transmitted from person to person. Some are calling it the pandemic of the un-vaccinated. And, as one looks at the correlation between the soaring infection rates and the parts of the country that have resisted getting vaccinated, it becomes clear that this is an apt way to describe it.
Over 630,000 Americans have died already. That, as previously noted here, is over 200,000 MORE than all of those who died during World War II. The rapidly accelerating death toll has apparently been little noticed by the people who are still insisting that the virus is a 'hoax' and that the vaccines are part of a nefarious government conspiracy to implant nano-bots, in your bloodstream. These tiny machines will trace your every move and allow the government to completely control your life.
When pigs fly....
The sheer stupidity and the mental dysfunction of true believers of such a conspiracy is almost too vast and abysmal to comprehend. But, then, we're living in a time when a lot of people have let go of any connection to the idea that there are such things as actual 'facts' and there are facts that have been scientifically PROVEN to be 'true'. These people subscribe, apparently, to the idea that a fact is what you say it is. If you think it is 'true', then, by God, it is. This, of course, plays right into Trump's hand as he plots his return to the Oval Office. He wants to be the source for what they know and what they believe...and, it will bear little resemblance to anything that the rest of us know is The Truth.
Okay, what is The Truth? Well, let's just do a quick survey of issues. For starters, it's irrevocably TRUE that Donald J. Trump lost the 2020 election. Even Moscow Mitch McConnell now admits that. Not only did he lose it, he lost it by a margin of 7,000,000 votes....way beyond something that could be understood as being 'close'. Over 60 court cases have established that the election was above board and accurate.
A second major fact....a GIGANTIC truth...staring us in the face: science is valid when it is approached with respect, honesty and rigorous discipline. Scientists devote their entire careers to the search for 'truth'. They are held to extremely high standards of proof when they present their findings. So, when Phizer and Moderna say that their vaccines are 95 and 94% effective, they are not just making that up. And, now we have the ultimate proof that they are correct as we watch poor, deluded people crying for the vaccine as they are dying. "I was so stupid. I should have taken the damn vaccine."said a father of five as he lay dying. Others beg doctors to give them the vaccine and the docs have to tell them it's just too late. This truly is a pandemic of the un-vaccinated. About 99 or 98% of the new Covid cases that are now threatening to overwhelm hospitals in Florida, Missouri, Louisana and other under-vaccinated states....are the unvaccinated. They are committing suicide by listening to the lies that continue to pour out of Fox, OAN, NewMax and social media.
These liars are actually killing people by the thousands. Donald J. Idiot doesn't give a fart in a hurricane that this is what is happening, as long as it renders the country vulnerable to his conspiracies and his lies. He has every intention of regaining power, and he'll clearly not stop at doing whatever his feverish little brain thinks will get him there.
My wife has a massage therapy practice of some 33 years. She has at least seven long-time clients who refuse to get vaxxed. The excuses are inane and pathetic. One person claimed that Biden was threatening them that if they didn't get vaxxed, ".....they will pay for it.". So, this poor soul took that to mean that the government was going to demand their money if they refused to get the jab. Well, that's another case of taking language literally when it was meant metaphorically. Those who refuse to get vaxxed WILL indeed pay...many of them....but it won't be money they lose, it COULD EASILY BE THEIR LIFE.
I am about done with excuses like, "Well, it hasn't been fully tested yet." Are you shitting me? It has been tested on millions of people across the globe and it has proven beyond any doubt that these vaccines are not only highly effective, they are also very safe. So, let's be clear: you are willing to die on a hospital ventilation machine because you think the government is out to get you. Maybe you will live to thumb your nose at all of this. Sure, it could happen. But, what if you are one of those who have a bad trip with Covid, and end up on that ventilator, begging a doctor for a cure that is far too late. How would that feel, eh?
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