Westerly

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  1. Westerly

    covid-19

    Exactly. Fuck them. I am tired of getting speeding tickets because someone else was speeding. Time to cut the dead weight and let those who want to battle the virus 'the natural way' have their wishes. At this point I flat out dont give a shit what happens to the anti-vaxxers and honestly no one should. Those vaccinated are protected so I say open things full up, no restrictions. Let nature do its thing. Sometimes the hard way is the only way people learn.Insert other media
  2. Westerly

    covid-19

    Yet I am still the only actual medical professional in this thread. I spend 50 hours a week in a hospital. How often are you there? Anyone who argues 'some rando PCP said this, so it must be true' clearly hasent spent much time around doctors. (Moderator warning - Westerly has demonstrated that he is not a reliable source of information on COVID-19 and the issues surrounding it.)
  3. Westerly

    covid-19

    You use that sentence like it implies some level of authority. The general population may look to MDs as experts and among the smartes of us all, but in the medical world being an MD/ PCP doesent mean shit. The true 'experts' are surgeons and very experienced specialists. MD-PCPs and NPs are basically just garden gnomes comparatively. There are 'plenty' of MDs who are absolutely off their rocker and it's a complete misery how they even have a medical license to begin with. Being a PCP doesent mean you have it all figured out. Many barely have anything figured out and they have general knowledge of all medical subjects, but they are not experts in any specific field. That's why your average RN who, say, works in the NICU probably knows a shit load more about babies than most MDs who work in family medicine.
  4. Westerly

    covid-19

    Sure ,the problem with this though is most people who end up in the hospital are there by their own fault. Injured? Well, thats your fault, you should have stayed home where it's safe. Heart disease? Maybe you should have ate healthier. Diabetes? Maybe you should have exercised more. Cancer? Maybe you should have smoked less. ect. ect. ect. I know plenty of people who would argue that anyone who is stupid enough to jump out of an airplane should have to pay their own medical bills if they get hurt.
  5. Westerly

    covid-19

    LOL active duty servicemembers are government property and any so-called 'laws' dont apply when terms like 'national security' are involved. The military can order their troops to take the vaccine if they want. I understand why they havent yet, but the idea that 'they have no legal authorization' to mandate it is complete BS. The president and commanders of the military services can order literately anything without restriction if the order is in support of mission readiness. Hell, they can order that their troops are no longer legally authorized to consume alcohol or smoke if they wanted to (which is a real example that has actually occurred)... (Moderator warning - Westerly has demonstrated that he is not a reliable source of information on COVID-19 and the issues surrounding it.)
  6. Westerly

    covid-19

    Great. Sounds like people are getting with the program. At this point people have made their choice. 99% of all new infections are among those who are unvaccinated. Get the shot or take your chances. The unvaccinated need to stop bringing down those of us who have made the smarter choice. Time to cut the dead weight and let them take the risks they so desperately want to take. They want to be on their own and do their own thing, so let them. Drop the masks and precautions and let nature sort things out. Everyone had a chance to protect themselves. They made their choice.
  7. Westerly

    covid-19

    The vaccines are sold by private firms who are welcome to sell their product to anyone they want. The government cannot legally restrict them from selling their product to other countries, nor would it.
  8. Westerly

    covid-19

    I dident say per year. I was speaking in absolute terms. Covid has existed for one year. The flu has existed since before your great grandmother was born. The flu has killed many millions of humans in its existence. The cumulative damage of the flu far exceeds that of Covid, yet as I pointed out no one seems to give a shit about the flu. Half of those deaths could have been prevented from masking, but until 2020 no one in America would even consider wearing a mask even if they were actively sick. That's something you see easily if you go to Japan. Since well before the pandemic it was common that the japaneese would wear a mask if they thought they were even marginally sick. But in America, you could be hurling vomit from infection and it would still be the standard to show up to work and shake everyone's hand.
  9. Westerly

    covid-19

    Great, so why are we only getting around this some 200 years after said document was written? Where were all the bleeding hearts when the flu was around? You know how many people have died from the flu? FAR more than COVID. Buy a factor of dozens. Yet, no one has given a crap about that for the last hundred or so years. This year had the lowest prevalence of flu deaths of any year in recorded history--largely because of all the COVID precautions of course. If we would have enacted these precautions for daily life a long time ago, millions of lives would have been saved from flu deaths. But we dident. No one cared. Even in an actual hospital, during peak flu season, no one wore masks. OR staff were the only ones that wore masks 100% of the time while at work. No other unit did-not even the ICU. I just find it convenient that all of a sudden we have a societal obligation to help people now, but it took a pandemic to figure that out. Prior to 2020 that wasent a thing and no one cared.
  10. Westerly

    covid-19

    There is no evidence that someone with a medical condition will render the vaccine ineffective. Stop making shit up. In any case, the answer is simple. They need to take the appropriate precautions. It’s not society’s job to protect everyone else. It’s your job to protect yourself. No one cares more about your safety than you do. What we are doing is not sustainable and needs to end at some point so sooner is better than later. also I’d add that medical conditions are not new. The flu is a leading cause of death amongs the elderly. Yet where was all the ‘think about others’ prior to COVID? That’s right, no where. No one gave a fuck. Funny suddenly everyone cares about saving lives during COVID but prior to that no one gave a shit. Don’t get too comfortable on your high horse. It’s a temporary position.
  11. Good. If some ass hole protestors show up on someone’s private property fucking off they should get a gun in the face and a police request to GTFO off their property.
  12. Westerly

    covid-19

    98% of those currently in the hospital with COVID are unvaccinated. So in essence we’re required to wear a mask to protect people who don’t want to protect themselves. That’s like the literal definition of completely bullshit. I say thin the heard. Our fastest way to immunity is to just let them all get infected since it will happen eventually anyways and then we can truely be immune as one whole country. It’s absolute horseshit that in required to make sacerfices to help people who aren’t willing to do the same thing to help themselves.
  13. Westerly

    covid-19

    Even if every human in America was vaccinated, that wouldn’t change the fact that there are still some 120+ countries who have a 0% vaccination rate and the virus could very easily mutate there and then travel to the USA. Vaccinating just one country in a world of 240 countries means little to nothing in the grand scheme of stopping mutations.
  14. Westerly

    covid-19

    time to end the bullshit pandemic restrictions. there is a vaccine widely available to everyone who wants it and at this point if you choose not to get it and you get sick, that's entirely your fault. there is no real reason to keep moving forward with restrictions at this point.
  15. these people need to sack the fuck up. getting a shot is literately no big deal. Do you know how many times I have drawn my own blood with one hand? like more than 30. I have given myself an arterial blood gas measurement before. Literately stabbed my artery with one hand and drew arterial blood. i guess being around people all day who have nasty diseases that can be debilitating, I see first hand that getting stuck with a needle is a wet dream compared to what some people have to deal with on a daily basis. most people have absolutely no idea what real pain actually feels like.