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    Quote Originally Posted by Teenwolf View Post
    Nully, thanks for speaking your piece.

    You do realize that the chances of developing myocardial from having Covid is exponentially higher than the risk from the vaccine, right? I heard it's roughly 10% of Covid patients develop myocarditis, while it's a tiny fraction of 1% getting it from the vaccines.
    You are correct (at least on the last portion), there was a source saying it was 0.1% but it turns out their data was wrong (they underestimated vaccinations by 25x). So closer to 0.004%

    https://www.businessinsider.com/stud...pulled-2021-10

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    You are correct (at least on the last portion), there was a source saying it was 0.1% but it turns out their data was wrong (they underestimated vaccinations by 25x). So closer to 0.004%

    https://www.businessinsider.com/stud...pulled-2021-10
    Thanks, Ken. In the flood of information, I have seen this exact article reported on, and I've seen stories about anti-vaxxers continuing to spread the erroneous study as fact. It's working, as I've also heard other vaccine hesitant people cite the concern about myocarditis as their biggest obstacle to getting vaccinated. Ironic that unvaccinated are 2500x more likely to develop myocarditis from the disease than the vaccine which they're so concerned about.

    For the unvaccinated, they will either get the disease and live with no complications, or get the disease and die from it, or develop long-term afflictions like myocarditis. What about the alternative option, never contract Covid? With the lack of herd immunity in the dumb-dumb states, it's highly unlikely that unvaccinated people will avoid ever contracting Covid. The viral load of the delta variant spreads 500x as much virus as the original strain. You WILL get Covid if not vaxed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teenwolf View Post
    Thanks, Ken. In the flood of information, I have seen this exact article reported on, and I've seen stories about anti-vaxxers continuing to spread the erroneous study as fact. It's working, as I've also heard other vaccine hesitant people cite the concern about myocarditis as their biggest obstacle to getting vaccinated. Ironic that unvaccinated are 2500x more likely to develop myocarditis from the disease than the vaccine which they're so concerned about.

    For the unvaccinated, they will either get the disease and live with no complications, or get the disease and die from it, or develop long-term afflictions like myocarditis. What about the alternative option, never contract Covid? With the lack of herd immunity in the dumb-dumb states, it's highly unlikely that unvaccinated people will avoid ever contracting Covid. The viral load of the delta variant spreads 500x as much virus as the original strain. You WILL get Covid if not vaxed.
    I think this last point is an important one to get out there. When you talk about relative risk of vaccination vs infection, I'm confident the vast majority of vaccine hesitant people severely overestimate their ability to avoid every catching the virus. They think they can be careful and wait it out until herd immunity kicks in (nevermind the selfishness of that plan). I don't think most of them fully appreciate how hard it would be to never get COVID. Just as many people overestimate their ability to drive or their looks, many seem to overestimate the ability to dodge billions of little viruses floating around. It's like they think they can run to their car while its raining and not get wet. But a lot of these stats are unpersuasive to someone who does not compare the risk of infection vs vaccination, but the risk of vaccination vs never being infected. In that comparison, the risk is not 10% vs .004%, or something like that. It is a binary--risk vs no risk.

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    Throwing away a D-I coaching career to own the libs:

    Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich has been fired for cause after refusing to take the COVID-19 vaccine and being noncompliant with both state and university policies, the university announced Monday evening. Rolovich sought, and appears to have been denied, a religious exemption from those mandates, which required employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 18 if they wished to continue working.

    Four Washington State assistant coaches have also been terminated: Ricky Logo (defensive tackles), John Richardson (assistant head coach, cornerbacks), Craig Stutzmann (co-offensive coordinator, quarterbacks) and Mark Weber (offensive line).

    https://www.cbssports.com/college-fo...ccine-mandate/

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    The power of misinformation: a Gallup poll in September shows Republicans lagging every major subgroup of Americans in being vaccinated.

    Non-Whites now exceed Whites as a % of their group to be vaccinated.

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    COVID-19 Vaccination Status Among U.S. Demographic Groups in September 2021
    Fully or partially vaccinated	Vaccinated^ or plan to be	Don't plan to be vaccinated
    %
    %
    %
    U.S. adults	75	80	20
    Gender	
    Men	73	78	22
    Women	77	82	18
    Age	
    18 to 34	79	82	18
    35 to 54	68	74	26
    55 and older	77	83	17
    Race/Ethnicity	
    Non-Hispanic white adults	73	78	22
    Non-white adults	78	85	15
    Region	
    North	79	86	14
    Midwest	73	78	22
    South	73	78	22
    West	76	81	19
    Party ID	
    Democrats	92	97	3
    Independents	68	74	26
    Republicans	56	60	40
    ^Fully or partially
    GALLUP PANEL, SEPT. 13-19, 2021
    https://news.gallup.com/poll/355073/...-decision.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by revo View Post
    The power of misinformation: a Gallup poll in September shows Republicans lagging every major subgroup of Americans in being vaccinated.

    Non-Whites now exceed Whites as a % of their group to be vaccinated.
    Also young adults and women are leading the way.
    "Jesus said to them, 'Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are going into the kingdom of God ahead of you.'"

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    COVID Human Genetic Effort https://www.covidhge.com/getinvolved
    Share samples (whole blood, fresh or frozen, or genomic DNA) from patients (and their relatives) that fit within the recruitment criteria below to any of the Sequencing Hubs.

    Recruitment criteria:
    Children or adults of all ages exposed to or infected with SARS-CoV-2, falling in any of the three following categories:

    (i) Subjects with critical COVID-19 pneumonia, MIS-C, Long COVID, COVID Toes, Guillain-Barré, or encephalitis.

    (ii) Subjects repeatedly exposed to SARS-CoV-2, yet not infected.

    (iii) Subjects who remained asymptomatic despite documented SARS-CoV-2 infection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    You are correct (at least on the last portion), there was a source saying it was 0.1% but it turns out their data was wrong (they underestimated vaccinations by 25x). So closer to 0.004%

    https://www.businessinsider.com/stud...pulled-2021-10
    if the vaccine is a little cytotoxic, and it wouldn't be the first vaccine that was, but still worked anyways. that's what's happening in ppl that have vaccine induced myocarditis or thrombosis, their immune system is attacking the vaccine. still rare. i would surmise that everyone's immune system is attacking it. some more severe than others, one of the factors maybe the stronger the immune system the stronger response along with other factors. which might be why it affects younger ppl more, but still a rare response. if this is true then in theory the more times you are vaccinated, than potentially the risk of myocarditis or thrombosis would increase as your body will build up more B-cell memory to the vaccine because it see's it as a foreign invader instead of a genetic agent. do it enough times and the risk increases unless there is a saturation point. one way to alleviate would be to prevent excess vaccine nano lipids from entering the bloodstream, and if more possible, have it do it's thing in the muscle. - so it's something to be aware of, but might not be true. like ADE, it's a question that will eventually answer itself over time, as in the former antibodies wane, or the latter more booster shots are used. but so far, things look ok.

    if any of those things happen there is a way out. this could be wrong but some ppl claim the vaccines don't have much B-cell memory. this is good and bad. this likely prevents ADE. and your body won't build up an intolerance to the vaccine. still, if they could find a anti-viral pill treatment, the left thinks the antidepressant drug fluvoxamine is potentially one. so it would be nice to see us champion a treatment or find one which would eliminate both risks.

    i don't know if i read that the two former FDA commissioners are now working or on the board of directors of Pfizer and such. and Fauci partially owns patents on the Moderna, this is a conflict of interest. it's bribery when you know you are going to work for the companies you are regulating. but they justify it because they see it as performing a civic duty. in contrast, it's not a lot different from when republicans work for the fossil fuel industry after leaving office and public institutions.

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    Nurse explains why she won’t get COVID-19 vaccine https://www.mailtribune.com/top-stor...id-19-vaccine/

    this is probably the best explanation i've seen. for what it's worth.

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    there's a reason why Pfizer and Moderna have different doses. the original problem with gene therapy in the 90's was delivery. the first patient died and Clinton issued a moratorium. as i understand it one of the ways to solve it was by lowering the dose which lowered the cytotoxicity. but if you have to keep lowering the doses for safety reasons it becomes a problem because it defeats the purpose of getting vaccinated. so you have to balance each scenario.

    in an evil scenario, if the virus becomes endemic and more virulent but less severe eventually, you could still pump the vaccine angle by lowering the dose even though they are no longer needed, and laugh all the way to the bank. but that's paranoid. i wonder if it will become like a wild west. where we just opened up the pandora's box to all kinds of weird future scenarios. we've witnessed the power of groupthink on both sides. we've witnessed the power of consolidating and controlling information. we've witnessed the power of so-called big pharma. but we've also witnessed it's benefits and the potential power of emerging technologies. it's the wild west of the future. i wonder if it will still take 10 years to approve a vaccine or drug now that our tolerance for risk is increased.

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