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Sun Apr 11, 2021, 04:58 PM

Vaccine is piling up in red states, as Republican anti-science threatens national health

As of Thursday, Civiqs showed 41% of Republicans saying that they would definitely not accept a COVID-19 vaccine, while another 10% remain unsure. With the remaining Republicans saying they will accept the vaccine down to just 18%, red states are starting to see a problem that the rest of the nation would love to have—a vaccine surplus. As The New York Times reports, Mississippi alone is now sitting on tens of thousands of doses that they’re having a hard time giving out.

With just 25% of adults vaccinated, Mississippi is lagging well behind most of the nation when it comes to vaccinating its citizens. But that’s not because of a lack of vaccine. The state voted 58% for Donald Trump in 2020. If that number accurately reflects those Mississippians who consider themselves Republicans, that’s 23% of the state either giving a definite “no” to the vaccine. Add in the small percentage of Democrats and independents who are shunning the vaccine, subtract the percentage already vaccinated, and all those doses in Mississippi are rolling around the state, looking for the less than half the population willing to take a jab.


https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/4/9/2025136/-Vaccine-is-piling-up-in-red-states-as-Republican-anti-science-threatens-national-health

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Reply Vaccine is piling up in red states, as Republican anti-science threatens national health (Original post)
634-5789 Apr 11 OP
NoMoreRepugs Apr 11 #1
Skittles Apr 11 #2
secondwind Apr 11 #3
Demsrule86 Apr 11 #12
dixiegrrrrl Apr 13 #28
Initech Apr 11 #4
Sibelius Fan Apr 11 #5
Demobrat Apr 11 #6
soothsayer Apr 11 #7
bluestarone Apr 11 #13
littlemissmartypants Apr 12 #18
bdamomma Apr 13 #38
soothsayer Apr 11 #8
Grins Apr 12 #19
soothsayer Apr 12 #20
louis-t Apr 11 #9
progree Apr 11 #10
ananda Apr 11 #11
NurseJackie Apr 12 #14
oldsoftie Apr 13 #39
BlueWavePsych Apr 12 #15
Celerity Apr 13 #29
BlueWavePsych Apr 14 #40
Celerity Apr 14 #41
lame54 Apr 12 #16
634-5789 Apr 12 #17
patphil Apr 12 #21
DFW Apr 12 #22
bdamomma Apr 12 #23
bucolic_frolic Apr 12 #24
bucolic_frolic Apr 12 #25
Volaris Apr 12 #26
Celerity Apr 13 #30
SheltieLover Apr 12 #27
Celerity Apr 13 #31
SheltieLover Apr 13 #32
Celerity Apr 13 #33
SheltieLover Apr 13 #35
Celerity Apr 13 #36
SheltieLover Apr 13 #37
Roisin Ni Fiachra Apr 13 #34

Response to 634-5789 (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 05:03 PM

1. Enlightened Americans? - NO. Ignorant Americans? - YES.

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Response to 634-5789 (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 05:04 PM

2. these are the same folk who think guns everywhere is a good thing

stupid fucking morons

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Response to 634-5789 (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 05:04 PM

3. I have a half-sister in Ole Miss, she's a Trumper through and through... no vaccine for her!!!!!!

The stupidity, it burns..........

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Response to secondwind (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 06:54 PM

12. Trump took the vaccine as did his entire worthless family...don't get it.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #12)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 05:34 AM

28. Well, SAYS he got it.


He has zero veracity every time he puckers his lying mouth.

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Response to 634-5789 (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 05:05 PM

4. And this is why I equate anti-vaxxers with serial killers and terrorists.

They are almost quite literally digging their own graves.

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Response to 634-5789 (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 05:15 PM

5. Pure elitism and self aggrandizement.

Ignorance is bliss.

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Response to 634-5789 (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 05:16 PM

6. It's not just Republicans

Yesterday I spoke with a 70 year old man who works at a neighborhood grocery store. He’s not a Republican. He told me he wouldn’t be getting the vaccine because he has dealt with thousands of people since the pandemic started. If he hasn’t gotten it by now he’s not going to.

I have another acquaintance, a man in his fifties. He hates Trump. He told me essentially the same thing. He’ll just keep wearing his mask so he won’t get it.

I don’t know what to say to these people.

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Response to Demobrat (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 05:27 PM

7. Well wearing a mask is good at least

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Response to Demobrat (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 06:55 PM

13. They need to realize the NEW VARIANTS

Will spread to them. (it's being said that they are MORE serious and more contagious)

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #13)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 03:10 PM

18. And the fact that he doesn't seem at all concerned about

Getting it, being infectious and giving it to someone else.

I'm sick just thinking about these selfish and ignorant ego maniacs.

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #13)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 11:45 AM

38. exactly

NT

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Response to 634-5789 (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 05:28 PM

8. Can they send the surplus to Michigan

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #8)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 03:43 PM

19. "Never let a crisis go to waste..."

A golden moment for Biden. Loudly and publicly announce “Not using them? We are taking them back.”

Send it to the states desperate to get them. Do it publicly. So they know. And let them know, it surges again, “‘Yer on ‘yer own!”

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Response to Grins (Reply #19)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 03:46 PM

20. Well not the "on yer own part" -- maybe just, Hey, these expire you know

We’ll send you some soon

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Response to 634-5789 (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 05:50 PM

9. I wouldn't care if they just stayed in their own states and died at home.

But they're out infecting everyone else.

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Response to 634-5789 (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 06:47 PM

10. Twin Cities metro area could use some -- I'm 69 yo and can't get an appointment /nt

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Response to 634-5789 (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 06:50 PM

11. It was a real problem for me here in Texas.

It's nothing short of a fucking miracle that I found
an appointment. It's not close, but who cares.

The rest of my sibs and older relatives are all
vaccinated at least once. Several of us are getting
our second shot this week, including me.

I hate living in red state hell, but I do like Austin.

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Response to 634-5789 (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 10:24 AM

14. Except that they provide an incubation dish for mutations...

... I'm perfectly fine with letting them die.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #14)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 02:49 PM

39. Thats what i've been trying to explain to some of these dumbasses.

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Response to 634-5789 (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 12:38 PM

15. Let the Trumpettes get Covid-19 and die off.

75% is enough for herd immunity. 25% will be mostly sick or dead Trumpsters

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Response to BlueWavePsych (Reply #15)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 10:03 AM

29. Actually the variants R- noughts are 5.0 or over, so 80% at least is needed

Simple formula for herd immunity:

1 - 1/R- nought

So if 5.0 is thr R-nought

1 minus 1/5

Yields 4/5

.80

Expressed as a %, 80%

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Response to Celerity (Reply #29)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 10:04 AM

40. If enough Trumpettes die off we can exceed 80%

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Response to BlueWavePsych (Reply #40)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 10:15 AM

41. This is true, Machiavellian as hell, but true. If no non QMAGAts died at all, then it might even be

called a utilitarian good, on balance, by some. Self-inflicted germ warfare, truly putting their own deaths into their Death Cult equations.

Unfortunately, the motherfuckers will kill tens of thousands of innocents more with their insane shitbaggery.

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Response to 634-5789 (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 01:02 PM

16. Dart guns

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Response to lame54 (Reply #16)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 01:24 PM

17. OHH, like that idea!

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Response to 634-5789 (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 05:27 PM

21. Many southern states are doing as bad, or worse than Mississippi.

Not only Mississippi, but also Georgia, Arkansas, Tennessee, Texas, and Alabama are all under 20% fully vaccinated, while Louisiana, Missouri, and South Carolina are just over 20% fully vaccinated.
See how your state is doing here:

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/01/28/960901166/how-is-the-covid-19-vaccination-campaign-going-in-your-state

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Response to 634-5789 (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 05:48 PM

22. It is certainly every Republican's right to refuse vaccination

It should also be the right of any health care giver to refuse treatment for a Covid-19 infection to anyone who has refused the vaccine for any reason other than expectation of adverse reactions based on solid medical advice. In the case of there being a situation where a care-giving facility is swamped beyond its capacity to treat all who show up requesting treatment, I would have no problem refusing treatment to those who refused vaccination for no good medical reason. "Fox News told me not to get vaccinated," or, maybe, "my Republican Senator or Congressperson told me not to get vaccinated" is not a reason to get preferential treatment. Indeed, it is grounds for a Darwin award with best wishes for any afterlife they might believe in.

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Response to 634-5789 (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 05:52 PM

23. I have an idea

give it to other countries they could use it.

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Response to 634-5789 (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 07:00 PM

24. It could mutate again and boomerang on the rest of us

Or it could go for the anti-vaxxers.

Did these people refuse other vaccinations? Tetanus, MMR, DPT, Shingles Zoster, HPV?

I mean they had little choice on the first 3, everyone gets those. How did they survive? Or should I ask, WHY DID WE BOTHER?

I think we should tax them. Hard. It's the only thing they understand. Garnishment of wages, $600 a month to pay for a fund for their COVID care, as a group. Because they're more likely to become ill and their cases will be worse.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #24)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 07:02 PM

25. P.S. Can you tax the stupid? /nt

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #25)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 08:04 PM

26. Yes. State lotteries.

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Response to Volaris (Reply #26)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 10:04 AM

30. +100000

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Response to 634-5789 (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 08:09 PM

27. They are begging people in Memphis to get vaccinated!

I've been engaging people of color & telling them: "You know who is anti-vax? tRump voters! And you KNOW they are wrong about everything!"

I even had one young man ask me to schedule appt for him! Right there, on the spot. Upcoming this week!

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #27)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 10:06 AM

31. Make an OP with this technique. Brilliant and so simple.

Cheers

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Response to Celerity (Reply #31)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 10:23 AM

32. Will do.

Ty!

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #32)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 10:26 AM

33. Yay!

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Response to Celerity (Reply #33)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 11:20 AM

35. Thank you.

I just posted the separate thread.

I have fun with this technique - I suppose because I love bashing qpuke racists, and - more importantly - empowering people of color!

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #35)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 11:30 AM

36. I am lucky to live in a nation where 91% will get the vax, 4% unsure, only 5% say no

Sweden, for all it's faults (rarely spoken of here) has a extremely high percentage of sane people when it comes to vaccination.

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Response to Celerity (Reply #36)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 11:42 AM

37. Lucky you!

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Response to 634-5789 (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 10:36 AM

34. Supply and demand. Distibute the vaccines to states where people

take them. Lower the number of vaccines distributed to red states according to rate of usage, increase the number of vaccines going to blue states according to the rate of usage.

Don't waste time, money, and energy on those who ignorantly look a gift horse in the mouth.

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