CoronaVirus Disease (COVID-19) Thread : In Defense of the Indianapolis 500

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  1. One Two

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    Chicken or the egg issue. In Alabama I’m hesitant to let my guard down because only 40% of adults have gotten the vaccine. I have congregated mask free indoors with groups of friends who are vaccinated but I’m not about to go sit at a sporting event without any precautions yet, for example. Vaccine hesitancy here has nothing to do with doubting the effectiveness of the vaccine and 100% to do with Facebook comment section scientists and spiteful Trump supporters
     
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  2. pperc

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    you found a fucking pissed of virologist who thinks you're a fucking moron
     
  3. Fuzzy Zoeller

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    Right now we've got three groups of people in this country -- people living in May 2021, people living in March 2019, and people living in March 2020. Except almost everyone in that third group has shots in their arms.
     
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  4. Redav

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    Yes more of this
     
  5. One Two

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    “You’re a pussy for not dining indoors yet and it’s scaring the conservatives away from getting vaccinated!”
     
  6. BellottiBold

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    folks? Who the fuck do you think is on your team here exactly
     
  7. Hoss Bonaventure

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    Same. I’ve said it before but at this point if you’re maskless indoors in a public setting surrounded by people I assume you don’t wash your hands after you wipe your ass.
     
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    i am living in may 1320 baby
     
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  9. Hoss Bonaventure

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    I wish I could do a sociological study of this at the gym. So it’s like 50/50 now with masked and non-masked people. The mask wearers are all the “gym people” who are in good shape and all the “garbage people” are the non-mask wearing out of shape gym trash that’s more likely to be on their phone than exercising. It’s like people who take care of themselves and live healthy lifestyles are more prone to continue to keep themselves healthy.
     
  10. One Two

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    Gruel for supper again good sir?
     
  11. Can I Spliff it

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  12. Redav

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    Goddam that is galaxy brain
     
  13. pperc

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    I have changed my behavior quite a lot after being vaccinated. And so have most of the people I know. That said, we all have young children that we would prefer didn't catch COVID-19, great and thanks.

    I don't know how many fucking times I have to say it. The goal isn't to be vaccinated. The goal is to decrease viral transmission so that those who can't be vaccinated yet or at all don't have to worry. We are doing it, finally. Keep it up and then we can spike the fucking football.
     
  14. Can I Spliff it

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    Hell yeah

    But they specifically mean "why do you still wear mask outside sometimes, follow da science like me."

    Only about 30% of my county is vaxxed :baby:
     
  15. infected donkey

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    Until then, it's a monkey fucking a football.
     
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  16. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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    So many of the people I've seen who aren't anti-vaxx but getting more opinionated about what amount of restrictions are needed generally don't have children and assume that kids somehow cannot be infected at all.

    My wife and I ate actually indoors at a restaurant for the first time for our wedding anniversary since we've been both vaccinated for months, we aren't doing anything that isn't outdoors/patio if we go out to eat with our kid.
     
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  17. Redav

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    There are different strains out there and who knows what the next one will present, if it can dodge current immunity. I also have kids that I'd like to not get sick as well.
     
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  18. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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    I could also go for fewer Nate Silver/bluecheck mark tweets that are supposed to be bad takes for us to rage over about how masks outdoors aren't necessary.
     
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  19. pperc

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    the cost of wearing a mask outside and being wrong = X
    the cost of not wearing a mask outside and being wrong = Y

    this isn't fucking calculus. stop giving a shit. and equating mask wearing outside to fully opening up in school, indoor instruction in packed classrooms? fucking christ. those aren't at all the same thing and the "studies" claiming it's safe are so full of fucking issues that it isn't even worth discussing.
     
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  20. pperc

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    we are same
     
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  21. pperc

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    i think it's unlikely they will dodge current immunity to the point of it being as if you were unvaccinated, thankfully. i just don't see that right now being possible
     
  22. pperc

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    they are creating a boogeyman to "win" some made up argument that no one is making
     
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  23. Redav

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    That's good. I'm mostly nervous for kids at this point. Be glad when they can get vaccinated
     
  24. pperc

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    same
     
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  25. Hoss Bonaventure

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    My 11 month old son can’t protect himself so it’s up to my wife and I to protect him, which means continuing to wear a mask in public. Any questions to that line of reasoning are immediately ignored and dismissed by us as that person being a dumbass.
     
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  26. Illinihockey

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    I’m worried participation in that is going to be sub 20% unless schools mandate and a lot won’t
     
  27. Henry Blake

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  28. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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    I think, hopefully soon, for kids 12 and up any adult who got vaccinated by now would probably get their kids vaccinated. Toddlers, whenever they can be vaccinated, I'd bet would see lower vaccination rates.
     
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    If they authorize it for 12-15 next week my 12 year old will be getting it that day for sure. I worry vax hesitant people will say well I’ll get vaccinated but my kid won’t get sick so why even bother
     
  30. killerwvu

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  31. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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    At this point, given how much hesitancy we're already encountering, I'd at least be okay if hesitant people got their shots since we do know kids aren't as likely to become infected and spread. That said though most respectable pediatricians generally hammer flu shots for kids when you see them for checkups once per year, I don't think it will be viewed as that much different for parents if they're okay with shots themselves.
     
  32. pperc

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    there is a small carrot. show me a big stick.
     
  33. pperc

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    i don't think this is necessarily as true for the now dominant variants. have you seen data?
     
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  34. Can I Spliff it

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  35. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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    No, I'm just going off the basic guidelines we've kind of all followed under up until this point. But yes, this is a constantly moving target.
     
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  36. AlternativeFactsRule

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    The problem is the sales pitch. Wearing a mask, getting vaccinated - none of it was about preventing you from getting COVID. It was always about limiting the spread of the disease so that fewer people overall get it and therefore fewer people die from it. That’s it. That’s all this has ever been about.

    Maybe those measures also help you from getting COVID - and that’s great - but this has always been a public health problem more than an individual health problem. And the entire reason nobody seems to understand that despite it being over a year into this thing is that we had the most selfish fucking morons running this country when it hit. It was an opportunity to try and convince everyone to rally together as Americans to help our country be great. But the fucking MAGA asshats instead screamed “LIBERTY!” and got more than half a million of their countrymen killed for no goddamned reason. And now they spend their days justifying that lethal selfishness through denialism.

    Fuck this country and the Republican shitbirds that ruin it for the rest of us.
     
  37. pperc

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    i think we found one, folks. and by one, i mean someone who doesn't have shit for brains.
     
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    Bravo.
     
  40. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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    Going to keep saying it since I'm losing my mind it hasn't already been implemented, but we need to just pay people serious money once they get fully vaccinated. Tie it into the next stimulus bill if need be.
     
  41. ashy larry

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    check your PMs lmbo
     
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  42. bro

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    Hopefully this comes with concrete policy changes that will get this to the people sitting on the sidelines
     
  43. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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    How many adults are vaccinated already? 44.4% of the total population has at least one shot according to the Bloomberg tracker.
     
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  44. Hoss Bonaventure

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    I saw where it’s 50% here in Harris county. I think it’s higher than that here in the actual city of Houston and the outside suburban shitholes are causing the numbers to be lower.
     
  45. Sub-Zero

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    I haven't changed behavior but mainly because that means id have to change my kids behavior. I would love to go to an indoor sporting event (holy shit the Florida Panthers are good and in the playoffs and will likely be playing an hour away!!!) but I'd want to take my 4 y/o who obviously isn't vaccinated. I'm still terrified of my kids getting it.

    But that said, I'm hoping to start playing hockey myself in June where the games are too late for my kids to even go to.
     
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  46. WhiskeyDelta

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    Considering the first two goals they set turned out to be wildly achievable, I suspect they have a plan.
     
  47. poor paul

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  48. orangebl00d

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    VaxBux
     
  49. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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    Oh shit, this is the first time I've seen any concrete date on when kids under 12 may be able to start getting vaccinated.

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/04/health/us-coronavirus-tuesday/index.html

     
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