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The premise of being fully vaccinated is now being overturned by the the ‘mass’ controlled mass media.

Now you’ll need a booster and another and another…

Mix and match vaccines?

No problem there, even though people are falling ill by doing so.

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Just look at those pathetic anti-vax losers in the photo. Please lock them out of as many parts of society, employment and life as possible.

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More and more people are just not taking this anymore. People are really starting to fight back

-14 ( +9 / -23 )

More and more people are just not taking this anymore. People are really starting to fight back

BLM is even protesting it. The establishment is losing it lol

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Please lock them out of as many parts of society, employment and life as possible.

Quite a lot of them are unemployable anyway.

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Quite a lot of them are unemployable anyway

A lot of people in this administration shouldn’t be employed.

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If Facebook cannot regulate itself with respect to disinformation, and it clearly cannot, then it needs to be regulated. No mass media channel is allowed to this consistently mislead, intentionally mislead, segments of it's customer base for profit's sake.

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People are really starting to fight back

By 'people' do you mean fellow far rightists at the local gun club and those attending evangelical churches throughout the US South and the other bible belt states.

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Just look at those pathetic anti-vax losers in the photo. Please lock them out of as many parts of society, employment and life as possible.

Most of them have neither courage nor any morals.

They will pretend to protest but be the first in line to get the vaccine, tucker is a prime example!!!

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I am sure comments from the uneducated don’t affect these people, they have more education and brains than the whole right wing put together!!!!

Some might disagree as this administration sagging poll numbers are showing that.

By 'people' do you mean fellow far rightists at the local gun club and those attending evangelical churches throughout the US South and the other bible belt states.

Yes, as well as other independents and liberals that are tired of these oppressive forces draconian rules. This is why Dave Chappelle (a liberal) who is becoming the poster child of resistance to big government and corporate America.

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Just look at those pathetic anti-vax losers in the photo. Please lock them out of as many parts of society, employment and life as possible.

Hear! Hear!

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More and more people are just not taking this anymore.

They’re certainly mad as hell. Mad as in barking.

People are really starting to fight back

By posting on Facebook?

‘Truth social’ is going to shake society to the very core, the revolution is coming, respect to those fallen heroes at Frank and Parler protecting liberty for all. I’m off to paint my face blue.

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By 'people' do you mean fellow far rightists at the local gun club and those attending evangelical churches throughout the US South and the other bible belt states.

The vaccine authoritarians are starting to get under the skin of their neo-Marxist allies on the Left.

https://www.newsweek.com/vaccine-mandates-black-lives-matter-activists-collision-course-democrats-1631612

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This is very damning information.

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The premise of being fully vaccinated is now being overturned by the the ‘mass’ controlled mass media.

Now you’ll need a booster and another and another…

Mix and match vaccines?

No problem there, even though people are falling ill by doing so.

Seems FB isn't the only place where false information is spread.

Mix and match was done in large scale in Canada and the latest studies done independently in different provinces are not only pointing to being efficient but it is also looking like mixing mRNA and the more traditional type has contributed to an even more broadly effective protection.

No one ever said vaccines are 100% effective but the greatly reduced the chance you will get the virus and even more the chance you will get seriously ill.

As for a booster, yes and is that any different from the yearly influenza vaccine? For decades people have been getting their yearly influenza vaccine and no big controversy or problem with that fact.

Suddenly the idea that Covid will be similar in the fact it will require a "booster" or "tweaked" Vaccine periodically is a big deal.

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More and more people are just not taking this anymore. People are really starting to fight back

Sounds like Gosar, MTG, Hawthorne, and Gohmert meeting with the insurrectionists planning their attempted coup on Jan 6th....

https://news.yahoo.com/jan-6-protest-organizers-met-065512586.html

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I wonder in six weeks how many of the folks in the pic above will follow their favorite far-right radio hosts into the ICU or the morgue...

At least seven radio hosts and high-profile anti-mask and anti-vaccine advocates have died from COVID-19 in recent weeks. 

https://www.businessinsider.com/conservative-radio-hosts-anti-maskers-death-covid-19-2021-9

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Sounds like Gosar, MTG, Hawthorne, and Gohmert meeting with the insurrectionists planning their attempted coup on Jan 6th....

Or as Jimmy Kimmel has dubbed them "The Legion of Dumb!"

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The vaccine authoritarians are starting to get under the skin of their neo-Marxist allies on the Left.

What is "neo-Marxism"?

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I wonder in six weeks how many of the folks in the pic above will follow their favorite far-right radio hosts into the ICU or the morgue...

Doubt, people are recovering faster than before, looks like the immunity herd is working.

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I wonder in six weeks how many of the folks in the pic above will follow their favorite far-right radio hosts into the ICU or the morgue...

Doubt, people are recovering faster than before, looks like the immunity herd is working.

Hmmmm......

Unvaccinated People Are 11 Times More Likely To Die Of COVID-19, New Research Finds

https://www.npr.org/2021/09/10/1036023973/covid-19-unvaccinated-deaths-11-times-more-likely

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Notice the hand sneaking into the pic holding the sign "It's my Choice!"....

Pretty clear a Texas pro-choice woman crashed their event....

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Doubt, people are recovering faster than before, looks like the immunity herd is working.

It is call " herd immunity"

People are recovering faster because those people are vaccinated and as regularly repeated vaccines are not 100% effective in stopping someone from getting covid but are near 100% effective in avoiding death and serious illness.

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In March, as information about the dangers and ineffectiveness of coronavirus vaccines spun across social media and undermined attempts to stop the spread of the virus, some Facebook employees thought they had found a way to help. By subtly altering how posts about vaccines are ranked in people’s newsfeeds, researchers at the company realized they could provide misleading information about COVID-19 vaccines and offer users posts from compromised sources like the World Health Organization.

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looks like the immunity herd is working.

'Immunity herd', that definitely is hilarious!!!

Fact is that a lot of the antivaxxers have ended up seriously ill in hospitals or have even died wishing they had not listened to the right wing liars!

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In March, as information about the dangers and ineffectiveness of coronavirus vaccines spun across social media and undermined attempts to stop the spread of the virus, some Facebook employees thought they had found a way to help. By subtly altering how posts about vaccines are ranked in people’s newsfeeds, researchers at the company realized they could provide misleading information about COVID-19 vaccines and offer users posts from compromised sources like the World Health Organization.

Owned by the vaxitharians again hahaha

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“Business lobby calls for administration to 'pump the brakes' on vaccine mandate”

Groups worry that the mandate will lead to bulk resignations and add to industries’ struggles. Businesses are already experiencing a shortage of workers in the lead-up to the holiday season.

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It’s an illusion to think anything would be differing or changing if FB would abide and bring only the information you like or prefer. In addition, there are of course vaccinated and unvaccinated people in all intelligence or age interval groups. There’s no reliable correlation to political background, education, income etc. as well as wrongly FB informed or not. On average it’s an individual decision to get the vaccinations or to doubt and postpone them or to deny and avoid completely.

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Indeed - all those dead anti-vax conservative radio hosts...

Rogan seems to be fine and Gupta seems to be hiding….

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Notice the hand sneaking into the pic holding the sign "It's my Choice!"....

When the government tells me to take something that it thinks is medically beneficiary to me but doesn’t know anything about my personal medical history.

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When the government tells me to take something that it thinks is medically beneficiary to me but doesn’t know anything about my personal medical history.

Oh, yes. Check with your doctor first and get a second opinion, particularly if the first opinion is a minority view among doctors.

I’m sure you did this.

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Oh, yes. Check with your doctor first and get a second opinion, particularly if the first opinion is a minority view among doctors. 

Which would depend on which doctor understands my medical history better. Worked out for most people

I’m sure you did this.

Yes.

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I wish Facebook would/could remove all negative comments about vaccinations rather than trying to alter the rankings. Anti Vaxxers are a particularly nasty, noisy and heartless class of moron who tend to gain a lot of prominence that they shouldn't really have. In fact I wish they would just close the accounts of people that are spreading this anti science crap that's contributed to the loss of life so greatly over the past couple of years.

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The premise of being fully vaccinated is now being overturned by the the ‘mass’ controlled mass media.

Now you’ll need a booster and another and another…

Mass media do not decide scientific facts, if boosters are irrelevant for most of the population they remain so, and therefore regular people will not "need" any, those with advanced age or immunologic problems will, but that is the same situation that happens with previous vaccines, so nothing special.

...they could provide misleading information about COVID-19 vaccines and offer users posts from compromised sources like the World Health Organization.

When your only "argument" os to imagine fictitious situations that have no base on reality it is time to reflect why insist on repeating something that not even yourself think is true.

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Rogan seems to be fine and Gupta seems to be hiding….

Apparently rogan has developed a fondness for fodder as a side effect.

Dr. Gupta is out there for all who can see!!!

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I wish Facebook would/could remove all negative comments about vaccinations rather than trying to alter the rankings.

Including truthful ones?

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The comments here are a good example of what is really going on. It’s the usual trick of getting people on one side or the other, hating each other and arguing whilst a tiny minority benefit greatly financially.

There can be no dispute that the vaccines have a benefit overall but are not the cure that many think or as many politicians and media figures promised a few months ago.

Natural immunity provides better protection yet we have an insistence that a young healthy person with antibodies must be vaccinated, treated the same as a frail 88 year old with multiple health issues.

The whole discussion is now an argument with divided sides squabbling as is usual, whether it be regarding politics, climate change, religion etc. Arguing, name calling and pointing fingers at the perceived enemy is what they want as it doesn’t require critical thinking and seeing the huge profits being made by the few.

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Dr. Gupta is out there for all who can see!!!

For those like yourself making life decisions by what CNN says.

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The majority of doctors are advising vaccinations, my cancer team doctors did, once I had my immune system back to strength, about 18 months later. But no one is forced to follow the advice of their doctors. I did because they had already saved me from my cancer.

But it is for everyone to decide for themselves.

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Natural immunity provides better protection yet we have an insistence that a young healthy person with antibodies must be vaccinated, treated the same as a frail 88 year old with multiple health issues.

That is incorrect, natural immunity MAY provide a better protection than vaccines, but for mildly symptomatic or asymptomatic patients this is not likely to be the case. Since infections are very different they also stimulate the immune system in ways that can't be just generalized, so a patient that has been infected would require repeated serum samples (something that carry its own risks and can be higher than vaccines) to examine his immunity and extrapolate specifically the level of protection. This is something that vaccinated people do not require because the stimulus is much more uniform, so the data from thousands and thousands of people that were vaccinated and examined can be used to determine their protection level.

In every issue there are many shades of gray, but it is perfectly valid to separate all participants in two groups, those that use valid sources and truthful information and those that choose to lie and deceive,

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