There needs to be herd immunity so the virus doesn't have a pool of bodies in which to spread. That is the only way the contagion can be stopped.
Herd immunity will be achieved regardless of vaccination. Vaccines are not needed for herd immunity.
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Since a vaccinated person is more likely to understand the science of the pandemic,
Nah, many experts that are not linked to Big Pharma will not take this vaccine. A vaccinated person is more likely to be indoctrinated by Big Pharma.
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All these vaccines are rushed, people are labrats to them.
In a way, the Japanese approach of delaying vaccinations is wise. They get to learn more about the vaccinations, about their safety and their effects on symptoms, mortality, and spread. I don't trust the clinical trials carried out by big pharma; I trust them even less than the US elections. I want to see how well these vaccines work in the real world in the long term.
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That is mistaken, not everything that happens after taking a vaccine can automatically be considered a "vaccine side effect". For that a causative relationship must be proved.
Yeah, riiiiight. When several healthy people suddenly start shaking nonstop after getting a vaccine, that is not normal.
These are not coincidences. These rushed experimental vaccines do have serious side effects. There are a number of medical agencies worldwide that are reconsidering their vaccination policies.
Even if the vaccine does not visibly injure you, there is certainly something unhealthy about injecting that stuff directly into your body.
I am not so young, but I take care of my health. There is no way I am taking any of these vaccines.
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Hmmm, so their solution is to crowd people into fewer trains! Yeah, checks out...
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The vaccine only prevents 95% of the recipients from getting terminally ill.
It does NOT prevent infection or spreading. The best kind of vaccine for big pharma, need to keep buying forever.
Was anyone in the placebo group terminally ill? Ithink all we can say is that it reduces symptoms. Does it reduce mortality? Perhaps, but we don't know yet.
One problem with reducing symptoms is that one will not know whether they are infected. Who is more likely to visit (and transmit the virus to) old vulnerable people: an infected unvaccinated person with symptoms or an infected vaccinated person without symptoms?
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If anyone wants to see some of the vaccine side effects (there are many similar videos out there).
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The whole debate surrounding unproven election fraud, stems from mail in voting and the competence of the USPS.
Oh, there is so much more....
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Vaccines are less effective in older people. And if you are old and frail, vaccines can be quite dangerous.
Vaccines are safer and more effective in the young and healthy, but those people don't really need one against Covid-19...
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Posted in: The governments of many countries, including Japan, have said they will not make a coronavirus vaccine mandatory, but legal experts believe companies could order staff to get a vaccine, unless they have a health exemption. What's your stance on this? See in context
Covid19 has a very low death rate.
There is no evidence the vaccine reduces the spread of virus.
The vaccines have cause enough deaths to make some medical agencies to reconsider their vaccination recommendations.
There is no data on the long term effects of these vaccines.
It is therefore completely irrational to mandate any of these rushed experimental vaccines.
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Maybe, just maybe fewer tests are being done because fewer people are presenting with symptoms...
Somehow the virus is losing traction.
Some people will be disappointed...
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Just approve the damn vaccine and we can be over this in a few months and not worry about what bars are staying open late or who and why are drinking there.
Just stay healthy and you can live a normal life, no need for any vaccine. Covid19 is not as deadly as some make it out to be.
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Each day these articles end with something like "Forty-four coronavirus-related deaths were reported." I assuming that's nationwide, and not Tokyo, but the author never says.
Must be nationwide. If you click on the link on the article and then click on "Click here to see a running total of deaths over time" you can see the Tokyo Covid deaths since the start of the pandemic. The last time there were more than 10 Covid deaths in one day was back in April.
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Because they are infected, there is nothing wrong with that.
I'm not sure Wick's pencil was saying there was something necessarily "wrong" with it. Perhaps he/she is just one of many who have understood the fear mongering in the media and elsewhere regarding Covid19, in that similar results might be obtained with other respiratory infections if they were tested in the same manner.
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Big tech is not the judge, it doesn't need to. It can do the rational thing and compare what someone is saying with the scientific consensus, if it says the opposite thing then science is the one that judges that to be not true, trying to push imaginary, incomplete, false information as facts can easily be identified this way.
It's generally people who do not understand science that keep bringing up scientific consensus.
Plus, the scientific community is filled with corrupt "deciders of truth".
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Actually, the media, and to some extent the social media, is controlled by the group able to pay for it,...
...thus it is primarily a tool of the right,
ban all social media - problem solved !
Limiting information to MSM doesn't solve anything.
All we have to do is leave Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google and move over to unbiased alternatives.
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There is absolutely nothing wrong with being "in the crowd in Washington".
He's also a holocaust denier.
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The government advises patients suffering no or mild symptoms to stay at home or in a designated hotel to free up hospital beds for those with severe conditions.
Are they at least receiving any meds?
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I'm curious as to how many tests per day, and how quickly will they know the results (same day?).
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My family got their shots already. Doctors, nurses, medical field workers.
I hope they are all doing well.
A total of 3,916 adverse events had been reported to Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), including 13 deaths (9 from Pfizer, 4 from Moderna), by the end of December.
VAERS is the primary mechanism in the US for reporting vaccine adverse reactions, but it is considered flawed because it relies on the willingness and ability of parents and professionals to voluntarily submit reports. A 2010 federal study concluded that less than 1% of adverse events ever reported.
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What viruses were being held in Wuhan and what research was being carried out?
Biological weapons have been used for thousands of years in warfare.
Why would China not have such research when we all know that many countries in the world have done exactly the same type of research that most likely, China is engaged in at present.
The answers should be clear and transparent but they are not so what is China concealing?
There are a number of publications over many years from the Wuhan researchers, engineering coronaviruses. Much of that research was banned for several years in the US (it's no longer banned), and during that time the US funded the Wuhan lab thanks to people like Fauci. So I doubt very much the investigators will find anything...
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At least now we know that nobody has ever said that Raoult has 99,99% survival rates except you, at least for this mistake the fault is not his.
Actually, I said 99.9-99.95%, but don't let facts interfere with your narrative.
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will honor inaugural traditions while safely allowing more Americans than ever before to participate from their own homes.
Yeah, because hardly nobody would want to show up even without Covid.
Given the imbalance in violence between BLM/antifa and The Proud Boys,
True, but we should note that the Proud Boys as a group were not at the Capitol on Jan 6, perhaps one person went to film the event.
Trump -- who on Wednesday became the first president to be impeached for a second time for inciting the Capitol "insurrection"
Yeah, he incited an "insurrection" when he said:
“I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.”
Anyway, on the one hand, it might be a good thing to have an impeachment trial. It will give them another opportunity to discuss what happened on Nov 3rd.
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People doing bad, unethical science for personal profit should not be a model to follow.
You keep on saying that, but all you've provided is a magazine article criticizing him for not doing randomized controlled studies.
If you are so concerned about ethics, why are you still pushing vaccines from companies like Pfizer, who have been fined billions over the years for falsifying data and bribing decision makers.
How can you continue to trust their data?
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The Wuhan lab has published numerous papers on gain-of-function experiments on coronaviruses.
Nobel Laureate Montagnier is a virus expert, and he has worked in China.
The only "proof" they offer that the virus is natural are claims of the absence of proof of manipulation. That is not proof!
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Want to "stem the virus surge"? Make the vaccine available in Japan.
No evidence the vaccine will stem the surge. All we know is that the vaccines appear to decrease symptoms (assuming the data is legit).
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If this is not done then the whole visit would be suspect and would point the way to other more outlandish theories eg a bioweapon etc
Yeah, some people say it was a bioweapon, but others say it might have been an engineered virus for vaccine applications.
Luc Montagnier (2008 Nobel Prize for his discovery of the HIV) recently explained (in French) that he believes the Wuhan lab was trying to create a vaccine against HIV, by engineering a weakened corona virus (that would explain all the asymptomatics) to express HIV genes. He believes that before they realized the potential consequences, the vaccine (i.e. SARSCoV2) either leaked out or they made a trial run.
Cue to the usual comments trying to discredit this virus expert.
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According to WHO's published agenda for its origins research, there are no plans to assess whether there might have been an accidental release of the coronavirus at the Wuhan lab
That's too bad, as everything points to the Wuhan lab.
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I wrote that: "there is also the higher levels of vitamin D found in the older Japanese population, compared to other countries."
Most of the studies you provided did not focus on the elders.
The most relevant conclusion I found was:
"The observational studies conducted by our group revealed that vitamin D insufficiency does not seem to be a serious problem among active elderly people, but that elderly people with a low level of activities of daily living (ADL) are at a very high risk of vitamin D insufficiency."
Anyway, I could swear that you previously said that vitamin D deficiency was uncommon. But now your saying the complete opposite!
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