COVID Vaccines Are Shots in the Dark

hal9000

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No

The vaccine is merely a prophylactic against serious sickness, it doesn't reduce infection or transmission rates

If I put something in my body and it makes me sick, it is a poison; actual COVID is just a problem for the old and weak, the numbers are right there for you to see
so a few people on here were freaking out about nursing homes for no good reason? Just let the sick and old die?
 

Ifallalot

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so a few people on here were freaking out about nursing homes for no good reason? Just let the sick and old die?
It would have been much, much better in the grand scheme of things

The people freaking out about nursing homes were doing that as a gotcha, nothing more, nothing less. You know this
 
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Ifallalot

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Dude it's not running "delete from us_population where age > 65 or 5ktime > 30:00;"
The cost of lockdowns is not zero either.

This country spends how many dollars on people that are DONE vs $1 on children?
We live in a gerontocracy

It's actually surprising the boomer sh!t died out when the screechers figured out that they were the ones in danger. Some non-hypocrisy for once
 
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plasticbertrand

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It would have been much, much better in the grand scheme of things

The people freaking out about nursing homes were doing that as a gotcha, nothing more, nothing less. You know this
Better for whom?

Better for the dead people or better for you?

Narcissism is cancer.
 

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Yes, but their ages matter more than anything else. Why are you dancing around this?

...as if you care about the elderly? How do you protect them?

Get vaxxed!
 

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The vaccine is merely a prophylactic against serious sickness, it doesn't reduce infection or transmission rates

The unvaccinated are about 3X more likely to be infected. I haven't seen any numbers related to transmissibility differences but its known that transmissibility skyrockets when virus is being symptomatically shed, which is much less likely for the vaccinated.