Great future prospects in the healthcare industry!

Yes, it’s true!!!

An estimated 115,000 plus health and care workers have died from Covid 19.

You read that correctly boys and girls, 115,000.

That’s the equivalent of a commercial airliner crashing with no survivors every day for the past 17 months.

Or …. 1.5 times full capacity inside Old Trafford, Manchester United’s stadium. (Though that’s not such a great loss if you arsk moi – wink wink.)

Who says so? Well WHO that’s who.

So, it seems  Job Opportunities are there for the taking. And with many people stamping their feet and refusing to be vaccinated and not even wearing a mask there is a good chance even more nurses will be dropping dead like flies!

If you think you might like the challenging and very exciting career of front-line nursing and love the adrenalin rush of playing Russian Roulette apply now at your nearest medical school.

 

So, to all those farking nut-jobs who refuse to get vaccinated, or wear masks, the ranks of the unemployed thank you! Cough cough!

God bless you one and all. Night night kiddies. Time to die for bed.

Ark.

 

 

 


89 thoughts on “Great future prospects in the healthcare industry!

  1. Brother, you need to move to good ole ‘Murica! Here, we have NO covid at all!!! As a matter of fact, through our will power alone, and just by disbelieving in its existence, we wiped out ANY chance covid-19 EVER had of coming here and invading these Christ-loving shores!! I’m off to Florida now to swim in the ocean and bask in the warm glow of the sun in a state that hasn’t had a single person get sick or die from ANYTHING in the past 67 years!! God bless America! God bless freedom, and God bless large government mandates that forbid private businesses from implementing mask mandates for their employees!! Man, I LOVE freedom!!! (cough, cough, cough!)

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    1. large government mandates that forbid private businesses from implementing mask mandates for their employees!

      Is this true?
      As far as I am aware, you can’t get past the door of any business out here without a mask, and I mean ANY business.

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      1. In many states with Republican governors, such as Texas and Florida, laws banning the mandating of masks for schools and many private businesses have been passed. Individually, you can choose to wear a mask and it can be suggested, but the wearing of masks being mandated, isn’t legal in many of these states. Individual cities within these states are also NOT allowed to mandate the wearing of masks. Apparently it steps on the rights of people to do with their bodies as they wish. You know, like abortion. See, republicans, because of power granted them through Jesus, have the right to mandate what women can or can’t do with their bodies, but, heaven forbid, don’t mandate masks be worn in public!!! That’s a human rights violation on par with the Holocaust! (I’ve actually heard this comparison many times.) I live in a land of morons, idiots, and self-aggrandizing, uneducated fuck heads.

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        1. I don’t know about mandates regarding simply being out and about in the street (most people I’ve seen are wearing) but entering a business ‘maskless’ does not pass muster out here.
          Maybe there are some smaller businesses where the proprietor has a more laissez-faire attitude but I’ve not encountered one yet, and all the big shops simply refuse entry without a mask.

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          1. Same where I am, but in the states here I mentioned, governors have, or are trying to, make it ILLEGAL for even privately owned shops and the like to require masks be worn in them because it is a horrific human rights violation to do so. Right? 🙂 People can still CHOOSE to wear one, but it is a violation of all that makes America free and God-loving to MANDATE masks be worn. This is why Ron DeSantis, Gov of Florida, has earned himself the nickname, “Ron DeathSantis”. Florida is a death camp.

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          2. Inspired is correct. In those states (the second and third largest in the US by population), any business or local government which requires mask-wearing inside is in violation of state law. The state governments are actively trying to discourage any kind of vaccine mandates as well — for example, Florida prohibited cruise lines from requiring that passengers be vaccinated, though the courts eventually sided with the cruise lines.

            Even in states with Democratic governments, which do have mask mandates, most people in the more rural/religious/conservative parts of those states are just ignoring them and almost nobody wears masks inside stores or whatever. It’s impossible to enforce laws in areas where most of the people reject those laws as illegitimate. On right-wing blogs I even see people fantasizing about beating up anyone they see wearing a mask. Disdain for masks has become a right-wing tribal identity marker, basically, just like their rejection of vaccines.

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          3. Mind-boggling, is it not. Too bad it’s not just the right-wing nutters dying out from covid. But by giving the virus an ample supply of human idiots to nest in, these morons will eventually allow a vaccine-immune strain of the virus to evolve, thus hurting and killing everyone else around them. Fucking assholes.

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  2. Been working at the local surgery vaccine clinic as a sort of doorman, checking everyone is following the rules Ie masks, hands sanatised and not suffering any symptoms before letting them through for their FREE jab. 99% comply then along come the dipshits waving exemption badges they got off the ‘net. This didn’t cut it with me, no mask no coming in. Nearly all the doctors, ad-min and people like me are volunteers and were doing up to 300 a session, yet some people think they are above it all with no regard to the safety of others.
    Masks are now a matter of personal choice here in the UK. Most people still wear them in shops etc and then you see them the look at me i’m not wearing a mask and you can’t do jack about it, the self same ignorant twats who tried to argue their way into the clinics! The gene pool needs thinning out.

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  3. A cousin in-law to the wife, a nurse, had Covid, recovered, got vaccinated, and now has Covid again! Delta, it’s a nasty bug.

    Pleased to say, Sao Paulo state is now virtually 100% vaccinated down to 14 year olds.

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      1. No worries, then, because I live in an area where hospitals employ more than one nurse and nursing program enrolments have waitng lists.

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        1. I ‘m sure those medical staff who have lost colleagues and friends who they worked alongside with while desperately trying to save the lives of those members of Joe Public who contracted Covid – maybe even some who refused to be vaccinated or wear a mask – will react in just as flippant a manner as you are doing, Ron.
          We received notification that one of our long standing clients just lost her husband. That brings the number up to three.
          He left two small kids, one of them is only 4 month old.

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          1. At least in the US, there are issues beyond mortality. In what we call the South (the southeastern US, the most conservative part of the country), nurses and doctors have been working extra-long shifts, working themselves to utter exhaustion, at constant risk of the disease themselves — trying to save patients who scream at them and spit on them, insisting that what they have can’t be covid-19 because the disease is a hoax, or demanding to be given horse de-wormer or whatever the current right-wing bullshit is. It’s getting worse that it was at the height of the pandemic last year, and this time the doctors and nurses know it’s all utterly unnecessary — this disaster could have been avoided if these idiots had just gotten vaccinated. Unlike some countries, we have more than enough vaccine for the whole population. The wingnuts are just refusing it because they believe bullshit.

            It’s no wonder they are quitting in droves. I saw an interview with the chief of a hospital system in Arkansas. He said he has two hundred unfilled nurse positions he’s trying to hire for, and he’s seeing nurses quit in the middle of shifts because they just can’t take it any more. Who can blame them?

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          2. I’m of the belief that if you blatantly refuse to vaccinated and refuse to wear a mask, hospitals should just say, if you show up there sick with COVID, “Sorry. We can’t treat you because we don’t believe you’re actually sick. You’re way to smart to have gotten sick with a made up virus.” Let these fuckers just go home and die in their own beds. Stupid assholes.

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          3. Yep. And the fact they are providing nice warm incubators for the virus to continue to grow, evolve, and mutate in. Eventually a strain will arise that is much MORE deadly and totally resistant to the vaccines. If only it were the non-masking, non-vaccers who died!! Fucking morons.

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          4. No doubt Ron will point out some minor counterfactual about this: Perhaps they could bus in all those ‘spare’ nurses where he stays?

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          5. Do you apply this same logic for all the patients presenting with communicable diseases other than C-19?

            Also, keep in mind that there are no actual records to back up the 115k death toll claim. It’s merely speculation. Per the article:

            “and while reporting is scant, we estimate that at least 115,000 health and care workers have paid the ultimate price in the service of others.”

            And if the nurses are doubled-jabbed and masked, why would they be concerned about catching the coof? Don’t they trust the efficacy of the “vaccines” and masks?

            So it’s all just more COVID fear porn, because people aren’t “dropping like flies” in the streets and the recovery rates are over 99% for those who are in good health.

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          6. The numbers from across the world tell the real story: the most vulnerable are those over 70 with two or more health issues (heart disease, cancer, diabetes, etc.) and the next most vulnerable are the obese. In fact, obesity and poor lifestyle choices are the primary drivers leading towards poor health and vulnerability to many illnesses.

            And looking after your health is a personal responsibility.

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          7. Oh, I think it does. You just don’t like my answer because it doesn’t play to your narrative. 🙂

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          8. Guess you must live in Nth Korea or Tuvalu or cloud cuckoo land where there have been no cases of C19?
            So far over 4.5 million deaths worldwide is NOT “COVID fear porn”
            The vaccine was never stated as 100% effective nor was it stated that it will stop you catching the virus (at least not in the UK) but it appears to be having a good effect as despite 30+K new cases a day hospital admissions and deaths have not reached the same percentage as in the first wave.
            As for masks, they are there to protect others from you not the other way round.
            I see in your latest comment to Ark you cite the over 70’s in poor health as the most vulnerable then the obese etc, true, but now those suffering most and being hospitalised in the UK are the young and un-vaccinated, make of that what you will.

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          9. It’s those bastard pensioners running round coughing on our kids! Shoot the barstewards, I say! Bloody old people!
            Let’s get some discipline back in the country , what?
            Bromide in the tea and horse deworming tablets, that’s the ticket!
            Sorry, must dash … the Archers are on the wireless.

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          10. Here in ‘Murica, we gas and cremate everyone over the age of 62. Old, useless BASTARDS!!! And, IMO, gassing is too good for ’em. We should hang ’em all slowly then draw ‘n quarter ’em. What effing good are old fuckers anyway? They get COVID. They whine and complain all the time. Sometimes they piss themselves and stink. Useless. Worthless. Fucks. Only thing worse than elderly fuckers are poor people. We’re working on gassing and killing them here, too. Useless fucks. There’d be no COVID if not for these worthless pieces of shit being allowed to breath the same air we do. Bastards.

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          11. Feckin’ good job I don’t live in the ‘land of the free’ then, over 62 AND poor I’ve got NO chance 😱.
            Always told my daughter one thing I look forward to in getting old and senile was that she could then change MY nappy (diaper) 💩

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          12. No, I live “across the pond” from you.

            As to your points:

            – 4.5 million died “with” COVID, not “because of” COVID.
            – cases counts are meaningless because they include everyone who tests positive; but not everyone who tests positive becomes ill, or becomes sick enough to require medical care.

            – masks protect no one. There’s even a disclaimer informing you of such on the side of the box they come in.

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          13. So covid didn’t kill the 4.5 million? They just happened to have it, well that’s ok then, guess I’m worrying over nothing more than a troublesome cough then.
            You like to play around with figures and data to suit your side of the debate, that’s fine.
            The more mis-information people put out on social media the worse this will become. This is a new virus, not a variation of flu, and as such it will take several years for our bodies to build up enough antibodies to fight it off. The vaccine is helping us get a start. The more people who refuse the vaccine and fail to take precautions by glibly stating “masks protect no one” the greater the chance the virus will mutate into something far more serious.
            Oh and did you read the world government (echelon) has been putting tracking devices in the vaccine? Just saying.
            Have a safe life.

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          14. No, COVID alone did not kill all 4.5 million people. Per National Center for Health Statistics reporting guidelines, anyone who had tested positive for COVID at the time of death was included in the COVID death toll — even if the primary cause of death was a heart attack, or stroke, or kidney failure, or terminal cancer, or gun shot wounds, or suicide, or drug overdose, or car accident, etc. That’s the equivalent of counting anyone who had a bruises or a paper cut as a bruise or paper cut casualty.

            https://napthaman.wordpress.com/2020/04/28/when-in-doubt-assume-it-was-covid-19

            And here’s a link to the Indiana Director of Health explaining the new reporting guidelines:

            https://week.com/2020/04/20/idph-director-explains-how-covid-deaths-are-classified/

            Furthermore, the death stats published by the CDC show that slightly less that 95% of those who died with COVID had three or more chronic health conditions at the time of death.

            So the pragmatic long-term solution is to strengthen one’s immune system by adopting a healthier lifestyle rather than seeking out quick-fix solutions of dubious value (like masks, or experimental “vaccines” or fad health supplements).

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          15. Like most vaccines, the covid-19 vaccines greatly reduce the probability of death or serious illness, but do not eliminate it. By analogy, vaccinated people are like drivers whose cars have fully working brakes, while the unvaccinated are like drivers whose cars have no brakes. The first group is enormously safer, but would still be wise to wear seat belts and avoid driving at high speed under hazardous conditions. Even for vaccinated people, the conditions health-care workers are experiencing present a substantial danger.

            The delta variant differs from the original covid-19 in being much more dangerous to younger people. Those dying or seriously ill patients overwhelming our hospital system include a lot of people in their thirties and forties. The common denominator is that they’re mostly unvaccinated. The very fact that the hospital systems in many countries are so overwhelmed shows that this is a serious crisis and not an “ordinary” disease like the flu.

            The lies (I see no reason to mince words) spread by people like Ron are a big part of the reason this has been such a disaster in the US. If we didn’t have so many people who refuse to recognize how serious the disease is, we would have far fewer unvaccinated people. I really don’t care if such people die since they’re being willfully stupid. But the toll they are taking on our health-care system and workers is unforgivable.

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          16. “I really don’t care if such people die since they’re being willfully stupid.” $Amen$ to that, brother. The faster these fuck heads are outta the gene pool and not voting or breeding, the better for everyone else.

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          17. So which of my comments/statements contains lies. The one with the direct quote speculating on the number of health care workers who died? The one which translates that guestimate into a percentage? The one that says those over 70 with pre-existing health issues factor heavily into the death toll? Or the one that says obesity is a major risk factor?

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  4. Nurses and doctors have done such a marvelous job worldwide. (Though there are MD a.holes who still refuse to be vaccinated… Ego is their enemy).
    Hope you are safe and well my Friend. Just got back from Frogland. Weird. Very. But nice overall.)
    😷🏴‍☠️

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      1. The county we live in did really well on the first phase … now the hospital (only one) is full. And of course, the unvaccinated are the majority. But hey … SOME people are strong and healthy so why worry about the rest? Right?

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        1. Of course… It only attacks the weak and sickly. I shall continue to eat my greens and walk the dogs. No worries. Mrs R still has to wait until she is completely clear before she can get vaccinated. I’m not quite sure of the protocol, but after what was diagnosed as a very minor stroke she is still shaken up. As Bob Dylan sang: “It ain’t me babe…”

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      2. They’re already talking about 5th wave in Frogland. (Was there a 4th?). Given the world leaders exemplary ineptitude, it seems to me this will the Spanish flu of our times. Nothing much to do but be careful, and try to wlak between the raindrops. (I’m already thinking of flying to the US for a third shot (Which doesn’t seem to be in sight here)
        Take care my friend.

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        1. It’s a minefield of claims and counterclaims. One minute we are relaxed the next on edge.
          The stress is sometimes difficult to manage but manage we are obliged to do … or fold.
          And that I cannot afford to do.
          So … we deal with the job in front of us play everything by ear.

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  5. Ron can talk statistics and quote articles all day if that’s what turns him on.

    But when you have COVID positive tested family members who are suffering because they’re having difficulty breathing and must go to Emergency and be given antibiotics in hopes of warding off the more serious side of the virus, it tends to bring it all home.

    And somehow … those statistics and articles just don’t seem to offer any comfort.

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    1. It is difficult sometimes to relate the claims, stats, and evidence if one has no specific personal experience. There were similar reactions, claims, counter claims and all the hoopla surrounding HIV/Aids.
      In a country like South Africa where traditional medicines or mutis are embedded in local culture, as are Sangomas (traditional ‘healers’ ) it was incredibly difficult to make people understand how lethal HIV was, and this was the case even After the anti retro virals were rolled out. We even had a government minister expounding the virtues of traditional medicine!
      These days Aids is not the inevitable death sentence it once was. Now, to some degree it seems almost passe.
      I suggest the only real way to get a true measure of how dangerous/bad Covid is is to spend time in a major hospital and work as a volunteer on the critical ward!
      I have a feeling that, a single 12 hour shift working alongside critical care nursing staff would cure anyone of any latent ambivelance about the devastation this virus can wreak once and for all.

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      1. It is difficult sometimes to relate the claims, stats, and evidence if one has no specific personal experience.

        Yes, I can understand that. But at the same time, if those that do this would, at the very least, qualify their remarks/statements with something like … “But real-life experience may contradict these statistics/this information/etc.” At least it would show the individual has some empathy.

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      2. “It is difficult sometimes to relate the claims, stats, and evidence if one has no specific personal experience.” Very true! I didn’t believe the US gov’t was injecting people with tracking devices concealed in the vaccine until I was injected with close to 600 pounds of metal tracking equipment when I got the shot. I’m now being monitored by Hillary Clinton, George Soros and Tom Hanks on an hourly basis. It’s HELL, Ark! HELL!!!

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    2. I point to the statistics precisely because they point to the real pandemic threatening the lives of those living in developed nations: obesity.

      https://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/adult.html

      But being told to change your lifestyle is too bitter a pill to swallow for most people, so they look for alternate solutions and causes.

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      1. I don’t know if you were making reference to my situation — I will give you the benefit of the doubt that you weren’t — but just so you know and can file it away in the statistic-oriented section of your brain, my granddaughter, who is the one currently suffering from COVID is NOT obese — or even close!

        And on another note — as I’ve commented before — a person can find statistics to match any POV. It just depends on what that person considers “authoritative.”

        Your seeming callousness about the fact that people –even people who are NOT obese, even people who are not in their “elderly” years, even children (!)– are dying from this virus everyday is simply mind-blowing.

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        1. Statistics have no POV — they simply provide qualitative evidence of what’s occurred; and the evidence collected by the CDC and health organizations across the globe shows that those who are already in poor health (like the clinically obese and elderly people with degenerative diseases) are more likely to suffer from the severe to fatal effects of contracting COVID than those who are not. They also show that the degree of risk diminishes rapidly the younger you are and that those under the age of 20 are the least affected.

          To ignore — or outright deny — this evidence because it might offend the sensitivities of those who may have suffered the loss of a loved one would be utter foolishness and no sound basis for making policy decisions that will affect the lives of millions of people.

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          1. Yes, in essence, statistics are just numbers/information related to a topic. But when you introduce those statistics after someone has just shared that a family member is sick, it indicates a certain amount of callousness. Perhaps not intended, but …

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          2. I think Ron needs to write a post explaining why
            a) he is not going to get vaccinated – presuming this is the case?
            And…
            b) why we also shouldn’t / or don’t need to get vaccinated.

            No sarcasm at all intended. If he knows of legit reasons
            then it is in everyone’s interest that such reasons be shared.
            After all, we tend to ridicule anti-vaxxers, but maybe Ron has a good enough reason worthy of consideration?
            I hope he reads this….what say you, Ron?

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          3. Ark, you should take a gander at my last blog posting related to the virus, vaccinations, etc. You may find the answers to your questions there … “The Spread of COVID-19.”

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          4. I don’t need to write a post, because I can reply right here.

            a) No, because according to their own websites, the long-term trials for Moderna and Pfizer won’t be completed until Oct. 2022 and Jan. 2023 (respectively), and healthy individuals (like myself) are extremely leery of taking experimental drugs with unknown long-term side effects to protect against an ailment having a greater than 99% recovery rate.

            b) Unlike the author of this post, I respect everyone’s right to make their own health choices without resorting to shame or ridicule.

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          5. That would be a fair criticism, if it were true; but there was no previous mention of your granddaughter in any of the comments I replied to.

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      1. Does the evidence indicate that only those who have secondary health issues are the ones dying from Covid.
        Does the evidence indicate the risk factor of dying among generally healthy individuals?
        Me for example. Non smoker, fairly active, no weight issues, vegetarian, normal blood pressure, no hypertension, etc etc

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        1. Yes. The CDC reports that for (just) over 5% of the decedents COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned on their death certificates. All the rest listed an average of four or more other causes in addition to COVID-19.

          https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/covid19/mortality-overview.htm (see Table 3)

          And note [1] contains the disclaimer: Deaths with confirmed or presumed COVID-19

          Yes. The risk factor for healthy individuals varies by age but is insignificant for those under 50. (See Table 1 of same link)

          As for yourself: I’m not a doctor, so I’m unqualified to assess your health status. But I would caution that former smokers (like myself) may be at higher risk than lifelong non-smokers, and that vegetarian diets can be healthy or unhealthy depending on what you consume and how it was prepared — i.e., natural whole foods vs. highly-processed foods.

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          1. I too am a former smoker. While I have no negative health issues I am aware of I am over 50.
            Are you suggesting there is no real need for those that fall in this demographic to be vaccinated?

            Are there other reasons that those who fall in the lower/minimal risk bracket are still advised to be vaccinated?

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          2. Can I just add something here? This virus is not limited to any one individual. It’s affecting thousands and thousands and thousands of people — and many of them have died as a result.

            It would seem to me that the prudent action would be to take whatever precautions are offered/suggested in order to protect not only one’s self, but family members and others with whom they come into contact.

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          3. I’ve looked at the data and determined the risks are minimal for anyone who is in good health, but everyone must decide for themselves. I just wish the pro-vax side would grant the same consideration.

            As for why it’s being pushed: consider who stands to benefit from administering two doses of “the cure” along with annual booster shots to a potential market of 7.7 billion people, and you will have your answer,

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          4. Yet with the Delta variant, many of the “young and healthy” ARE being affected. Case in point: Three of my granddaughters, who are in their early 20’s and with no health concerns have each been diagnosed with COVID. None of them were vaccinated.

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          5. Using Nan’s granddaughters as an example, are you suggesting that weighing the odds of being hospitalised against the risk of potential long term negative effects of the vaccine still warrants their decision not to have taken the vaccine ( I am assuming in this case that they chose not to take it rather than did not have the opportunity)

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          6. Unfortunately, I can’t respond to that particular question because it will be deemed as callousness.

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          7. No. I decline to address questions pertaining to the specific circumstances of contributing commenters.

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          8. This could be the scenario for any number of individuals. Please understand, Ron, I am not asking merely to attempt a ‘gotcha’ or to be facetious. There is a LOT of misiformation and ignorance going around. One minute one thinks, it’s lot of hot air and the next you know someone who is ill or has died. Our friend, Mrs. R suffered a very minor stroke attributed to Covid. She is not vaccinated and is in her late forties.

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          9. Again, I respectfully decline to address the personal circumstances of other commenters, including your own. My focus is (and always has been) on general population trends, not specific individual cases.

            I’ve left links to the source data informing my decisions, so that others may review it and draw their own conclusions as to what’s best for them.

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  6. Is this your brainchild? Out of 28million nurses worldwide, 117,000 have died. .004%. Sounds like a safe enough occupation. Maybe next time do you math before sounding the alarm?

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