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 Snake-Oil Salesmen and the COVID-Zero Con: A Classic Bait-And-Switch for a Lifetime of Booster Shots (Immunity as a Service)
If a plumber with a lifetime of experience were to tell you that water runs uphill, you would know he is lying and that the lie is not accidental. It is a lie with a purpose. If you can also demonstrate that the plumber knows in advance that the product he is promoting with that lie is snake oil, you have evidence for a deliberate con. And once you understand what's really inside that bottle of snake oil, you will begin to understand the purpose of the con.
One of the most common reasons given for mass COVID vaccinations is the idea that if we reach herd immunity through vaccination, we can starve the virus out of existence and get our lives back. It's the COVID-Zero strategy or some variant of it.
Once I conclude someone is prone to giving irrational advice, I stop taking his advice, not only on that subject, but gradually on every subject. He may mean well, but I'll use other guidance in making up my own mind.
I saw the article elsewhere about the 1:5000 breakthru cases. If that is the case, I am a strange anomaly. We gave my young and vaccinated niece and her vaccinated husband a nice case of symptomatic covid-19. And we barely had contact with him. I know my data is anecdotal, but other sources seem to support a MUCH higher chance of catching covid-19 when vaccinated. Maybe still less than unvaxed, but acting like breakthru cases are immaterial doesn't square with my experience and what we are seeing in highly vaxed areas. IMO.
The CDC changed the definition of vaccination in order to be more "transparent". It was changed from "providing immunity" to "providing protection". The CDC is sly...don't change the meaning as we may not ever get the notice. Change the term of what is providing the "protection. Instead of vaccine call it the Vaxx . And protection should be followed by "maybe".
I've read that voting in elections is a compulsory activity in Australia - one is not allowed to decline participation, it's a punishable offense. So whatever they have, they can't say it wasn't legitimately decided by their electoral system. I wonder what they'll vote for next time.
You know how Socialists, when confronted by one of the myriad examples of Socialist failures will respond that "real Socialism hasn't been tried yet"?
Well, if you hear somebody wailing about Democracy, point them toward Australia or New Zealand. Real Democracy is being tried, and the results confirms the expert's predictions.
Thank your stars for being privileged with rights that are conveyed by your Creator instead of your government, and then praise the wisdom of imperfect Representative Republics.