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yankeessuck

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Oh man its like an epidemic.


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ZombiesRUCrazy

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You can't fight this kind of stupid/stubbornness

Vaccine skeptics and anti-maskers are sucking down horse paste promoted by Trump's 'alien DNA' doctor

Vaccine skeptics and anti-maskers are instead sucking down horse paste — the latest snake-oil "miracle cure" — once they become sick with COVID-19, resulting in an increase in calls to poison control centers, the Daily Beast reported Friday.

The horse paste contains ivermectin, which is normally used to treat parasites in humans and livestock but is now being prescribed by quack doctors and promoted in online forums as the latest version of the Trumpian drug hydroxychloroquine.

One of the groups behind the ivermectin craze is America's Frontline Doctors, the Trump-promoted Texas group that includes accused Capitol insurrectionist Dr. Simone Gold and "alien DNA" specialist Dr. Stella Immanuel.

"Devotees have besieged pharmacists with prescriptions from shady online prescribers, forcing pharmacies to crack down and treat the antiparasitic drugs like opioids," the Daily Beast reports. "As human-approved ivermectin prescriptions have been harder to come by, enthusiasts have taken to raiding rural tractor supply stores in search of ivermectin horse paste (packed with 'apple flavor!') and weighed the benefits of taking ivermectin 'sheep drench' and a noromectin 'injection for swine and cattle.'"
 

ZombiesRUCrazy

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Logged into Facebook for the first time in a few months.

first post on my feed was from a dude I knew high school stating that he is not going to get vaccinated and to get away from him.

some dumb boomer comment saying that they don’t need to show that they are vaccinated, this isn’t communist Germany.

I deactivate Facebook again.
 

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We're back to having to wear masks at the office. E-mail came in late Monday. We basically didn't make it through one full day of everyone being back on site.
We have masks at work, not mandatory, no one uses it. I tried one, took it off after 5 minutes, who could wear these without touching them? From my understanding you have to change them the second you touch them otherwise it's basically worthless?
Now everyone who wants to be vaccinated are or at least gotten the first shot, so the only ones getting sick would be those who doesn't want to be vaccinated.
 

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We have masks at work, not mandatory, no one uses it. I tried one, took it off after 5 minutes, who could wear these without touching them? From my understanding you have to change them the second you touch them otherwise it's basically worthless?
Now everyone who wants to be vaccinated are or at least gotten the first shot, so the only ones getting sick would be those who doesn't want to be vaccinated.

There's a ton of misinformation and propaganda around masks. Masks help reduce the chances you get sick and others sick.

There's a logical fallacy that people use to poke holes in things. "If something isn't perfect, it must be flawed".

You want to wear masks and frequently wash your hands. What you don't want to do is touch your nose of face under your mask before you've washed your hands, otherwise obviously you can bring in germs. That's why washing your hands frequently is a big part of it. Washing your hands plus wearing a mask really helps. If you pick your nose after washing your hands well, it isn't a big deal.

A mask won't stop 100% of every single germ, but it greatly helps reduce them from flying around, especially when people sneeze of cough. Ideally, we should all be on those better n95 masks, but that isn't really practical, so cloth is better than nothing.

Humans are disgusting germ factories, and the more of our disgusting holes we plug up, the better. This is all new to us. Most of us have gone through our whole lives not thinking of the disgusting germs flying around. Doctors and nurses have been doing stuff like this for ages. Nurses work around sick people all day (not just covid), and this is how they do it.
 
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There's a ton of misinformation and propaganda around masks. Masks help reduce the chances you get sick and others sick.

There's a logical fallacy that people use to poke holes in things. "If something isn't perfect, it must be flawed".

You want to wear masks and frequently wash your hands. What you don't want to do is touch your nose of face under your mask before you've washed your hands, otherwise obviously you can bring in germs. That's why washing your hands frequently is a big part of it. Washing your hands plus wearing a mask really helps. If you pick your nose after washing your hands well, it isn't a big deal.

A mask won't stop 100% of every single germ, but it greatly helps reduce them from flying around, especially when people sneeze of cough. Ideally, we should all be on those better n95 masks, but that isn't really practical, so cloth is better than nothing.

Humans are disgusting germ factories, and the more of our disgusting holes we plug up, the better. This is all new to us. Most of us have gone through our whole lives not thinking of the disgusting germs flying around. Doctors and nurses have been doing stuff like this for ages. Nurses work around sick people all day (not just covid), and this is how they do it.
Wut, nurses didn't wear masks at hospitals all the time before lol

There's no mask mandate for randoms here, never were. That's how it is. You do you, I'm not going to argue amerikan politics (or COVID-19... Which seems to be the same) with anyone here, it's bound to become a flaming house of rage.

So, covid is bad and non vaccers are retards, we can agree with that my forum friend.
 

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Wut, nurses didn't wear masks at hospitals all the time before lol

There's no mask mandate for randoms here, never were. That's how it is. You do you, I'm not going to argue amerikan politics (or COVID-19... Which seems to be the same) with anyone here, it's bound to become a flaming house of rage.

So, covid is bad and non vaccers are retards, we can agree with that my forum friend.

Doctors and nurses wear masks around here. Heck, even my dentist wore a mask long before covid.

It isn't politics, but science. Politics can be debated and disagreed on, science is science. You can choose to not believe in gravity, but jump out a tall window and see what happens.
 

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Doctors and nurses wear masks around here. Heck, even my dentist wore a mask long before covid.

It isn't politics, but science. Politics can be debated and disagreed on, science is science. You can choose to not believe in gravity, but jump out a tall window and see what happens.
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My uncle got it was really sick for a week. My wife’s mom now has it she hasn’t gotten sick, while her landlord had it and ended up dying from it this week.

Most people are still not taking it serious in SE Texas. All the hospitals in our area are back full and people on social media still just saying “oh it’s just the flu, it has a 98% recovery rate, all these deaths they just say it’s COVID, mask don’t help if under can’t stop a fart a mask isn’t going to stop anything, they taking all our freedoms…. Blah blah blah.

We’re all doomed from stupidity.
 
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ZombiesRUCrazy

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My mum's had no taste for 8 months now.

Her smell... she can smell her dogs farts but that's it.

Other than my oxygen levels dropping while just walking to the bathroom, the lost of taste/smell was rough lol.

It was a crazy sensation eating a jersey mikes sub with full on oil/vinegar and the oregano seasoning and not tasking anything lol.

I also remember easting a carne asada burrito and got grossed out half way as I could not taste anything haha.

It took me about 6 weeks after testing negative for my taste and smell to come back and it was still another month or so of everything tasting off.

Bummer about your mum. Hopefully everything comes back to normal.
 
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There's a ton of misinformation and propaganda around masks. Masks help reduce the chances you get sick and others sick.

There's a logical fallacy that people use to poke holes in things. "If something isn't perfect, it must be flawed".

Condoms are not 100% effective but Snoop still says to wear them to not get burnt up while up in it. Certainly "nothing but a g thang" is at least as high-quality a medical source as an alien DNA expert.
 
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If anyone wants to have an actual discussion about this without resorting to name calling, making this a political issue, etc…this is an MD presenting the other side, and why vaccines will never stop this, and why they never could.

I am independent politically, and not at all anti-vax, just selective. My personal, educated opinion is that they should mainly be for those at high risk (which is a lot of people, but not everyone) and the focus should shift (as Fauci is now noting) towards improved drug treatment.

I know this is a FB link, but it summarizes everything in a less than 7 minutes.


Again, mature responses only, please, if you want to have a discussion.

Otherwise I’ll happily just go back to posting every s***ty gaming rumor I can find! Alright I’m going to do that either way 😂
 
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If anyone wants to have an actual discussion about this without resorting to name calling, making this a political issue, etc…this is an MD presenting the other side, and why vaccines will never stop this, and why they never could.

I am independent politically, and not at all anti-vax, just selective. My personal, educated opinion is that they should mainly be for those at high risk (which is a lot of people, but not everyone) and the focus should shift (as Fauci is now noting) towards improved drug treatment.

I know this is a FB link, but it summarizes everything in a less than 7 minutes.


Again, mature responses only, please, if you want to have a discussion.

Otherwise I’ll happily just go back to posting every s***ty gaming rumor I can find! Alright I’m going to do that either way 😂
Are you vaccinated
 
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Kerosene31

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If anyone wants to have an actual discussion about this without resorting to name calling, making this a political issue, etc…this is an MD presenting the other side, and why vaccines will never stop this, and why they never could.

I am independent politically, and not at all anti-vax, just selective. My personal, educated opinion is that they should mainly be for those at high risk (which is a lot of people, but not everyone) and the focus should shift (as Fauci is now noting) towards improved drug treatment.

I know this is a FB link, but it summarizes everything in a less than 7 minutes.


Again, mature responses only, please, if you want to have a discussion.

Otherwise I’ll happily just go back to posting every s***ty gaming rumor I can find! Alright I’m going to do that either way 😂

I honestly just don't get the vaccine skepticism. I don't understand it, so I'm not going to argue for it. I listen to my doctor and a bunch of other doctors, not some random person on Facebook. Everyone in my family got it and nobody had any issues from it beyond mild side effects. My mother in law was just exposed to someone who had it, and she just got her results back - negative. Now, would she have been ok without the vaccine? Who knows, but thank goodness she got it.

I can take a vaccine which is free and easy, and it greatly reduces the likelihood that I get really sick from this? I'm going to do it.

I honestly don't get what the debate is over? It is just a no brainer to me.

From what the experts say, the more un-vaccinated people, the more variants we'll get, and eventually things will get even worse. I'm no doctor or scientist, but this seems like exactly what is happening now.