Monday, November 22, 2021

Tab Clearing

Republicans fighting President Joe Biden’s coronavirus vaccine mandates are wielding a new weapon against the White House rules: natural immunity.

They contend that people who have recovered from the virus have enough immunity and antibodies to not need COVID-19 vaccines, and the concept has been invoked by Republicans as a sort of stand-in for vaccines

If they want to take the risk of contracting a serious disease, or dying, or having long-term aftereffects, or passing it to their elderly relattives, at this point, I say "knock yerselves out." My only quibble is that nonvaccinated people should be required to pay higher insurance premiums and, if they're in the ICU and someone comes in with a heart attack, stroke, or from an accident, the unvaccinated COVID patients should be disconnected and put on a morphine drip in a vacant room. Their obstinance shouldn't cost the lives of others.

I guess they still figure that they're "pOwning Biden" by refusing to be vaccinated. Maybe we can get Biden to advocate for eating food; those idiots would probably then go starve themselves.

We should all be grateful that none of these "natural immunity" clowns were in positions of influence when diptheria, polio and smallpox were public health problems.

The 13 Southern California siblings rescued three years ago from horribly abusive conditions that included being locked in their home for years, shackled to beds and starved by their parents have been failed at different points by a social services system that was supposed to help them transition to new lives, according to an investigation by ABC News.
Some of the children reported they “felt betrayed” by local officials’ handling of their cases, said Melissa Donaldson, Riverside County’s director of victim services. Donaldson said there were times when the children did not have a safe place to stay or enough food

Anyone who has ever had any professional dealings with social services or child protective services will know that placing children in abusive situations and then ignoring the abuse is not at all uncommon.

Some Florida prison guards openly tout associations with white supremacist groups to intimidate inmates and Black colleagues, a persistent practice that often goes unpunished, according to allegations in public documents and interviews with a dozen inmates and current and former employees in the nation’s third-largest prison system. Corrections officials regularly receive reports about guards’ membership in the Ku Klux Klan and criminal gangs, according to former prison inspectors, and current and former officers.

I am shocked, shocked, to learn a Southern state openly tolerates racism amongst prison guards as well as active racist brutality. [/sarc]

What is totally unsurprising is that DuhSantis permits this. Probably because he is too busy kissing trump's ass and promoting bullshit alternative treatments for deadly diseases.


  1. Was the use of prion an intentional play on the prion disease inflicting the republicans’ “brains”? If so, well played.

  2. Pity, Charlie Pierce would have been proud.

  3. What we have here is a failure to communicate


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