We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The Post is incorrect about who discovered radioactivity. Marie Curie named the phenomenon, but Roentgen discovered X-rays, and Becquerel differentiated X-rays from what Curie later termed radioactivity. The Curies further study radioactivity, for example noting it is not a chemical reaction (different atoms or molecules interacting to form new substances), but a phenomenon internal to the atom itself.
$40 a dose, and you need at least 2 doses per person to be effective.
That's a lot of money for a vaccine for a disease that has lasting effects in only a fraction of a percent of the population.
But the globalists will of course mandate its use on everyone, at the cost of billions upon billions of dollars per country to taxpayers.
IF $40 a dose was too much THEN 100 other companies would immediately go into this business. But, strangely, they don't. Perhaps there is more to this than the seemingly large prize of $40 a dose implies...
Then, there's the humanitarian side of this act...url https://nypost.com/2020/11/11/pfizer-ceo-sold-5-5m-in-stock-amid-covid-19-vaccine-reveal/?fbclid=IwAR3wndM-ukOnBqUiX18nkmSaT7z4wJmqScEy1K6oaiVz6yc3LzPxLps4f-U/url
I've got a bad feeling that "looks like" is exactly the right term to use. There are a few things about this whole "miracle vaccine" story that just don't add up, from the incredibly high claimed rate of effectiveness to the lack of discussion of how a roll-out is going to work to the obvious political aspect of waiting to announce it until Biden could get the glory to the fact that the Pfizer CEO sold 62% of his stock shortly after the announcement - a lot of little things stink about this whole thing. It's almost as if they don't actually have a vaccine in hand.
A lot of folks at MF seem to think that cynicism is always wisdom. They would ratther be miserable than risk being "taken in."
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Assistant Village Idiot
In all fairness 2020 seems to be a year for cynicism. Did we just not watch half a dozen (at least) states steal the election? Have you seen the videos of people being arrested for not wearing a mask while Antifa and BLM thugs get away with that and a hundred other felonies while the police watch? Every (well, almost every) news outlet pisses down our leg and tells us it's raining. If you aren't cynical you aren't paying attention.