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Mon Sep 20, 2021, 11:15 AM

Americans who refuse vaccinations are costing US big bucks as well as lives

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Source: The Hill

The delta variant is projected to claim 120,000 American lives over the second half of this year, and this surge will reduce the annualized rate of GDP growth by one percentage point. Overall, U.S. GDP in 2021 will fall by around $70 billion. This represents a very small share of the United Statesís $23 trillion economy, but it nevertheless dwarfs the direct hospitalization costs of the delta surge, and represents an implicit tax of about $210 for every man, women and child in the country.
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Anti-vaxxers thus not only endanger their own lives and those of their family, friends and co-workers, but also limit the recovery of spending, production and employment.




Read more: ttps://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/572970-americans-who-refuse-vaccinations-are-costing-us-big-bucks-as-well-as

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Reply Americans who refuse vaccinations are costing US big bucks as well as lives (Original post)
packman Sep 20 OP
Sherman A1 Sep 20 #1
BlueWavePsych Sep 20 #2
Casady1 Sep 20 #3
modrepub Sep 20 #4
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Mysterian Sep 20 #6
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Response to packman (Original post)

Mon Sep 20, 2021, 11:20 AM

1. I would be just fine with those who choose not to be vaccinated finding themselves

unable to get on an airplane, train, bus, taxi or to enter any public building. I also believe that those unvaccinated should suffer financial hardships in the way of insurance premiums and go to the bottom of the list for medical care. They are making life difficult for the rest of us that have or are doing the right thing and I believe that the opposite should be the case.

Don't want a free vaccine... Fine! Here is the new reality for you............

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Response to packman (Original post)

Mon Sep 20, 2021, 11:23 AM

2. Unfortunately ...

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Response to packman (Original post)

Mon Sep 20, 2021, 11:30 AM

3. How large of an increase

will we see to our healthcare premiums?

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Response to packman (Original post)

Mon Sep 20, 2021, 11:58 AM

4. Read This Morning

There's a run on the COVID treatments being administered to those who are hospitalized. Funny, these folks won't take a free "experimental" vaccine but they are clamoring for antiviral immunotherapies that cost thousands of dollars a pop and are equally experimental in a sense there is little data supporting their effectiveness.

Another example of how health-care cost explode without some type of market control being implemented.

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Response to modrepub (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 20, 2021, 12:03 PM

5. All of those "treatments" that you mention

are still only authorized under EUAs. At this point with Pfizer now having gained a "BLA" (Biologic License Agreement or "full approval" for ages 16+), it only underscores how politicized the loons are.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Mon Sep 20, 2021, 12:38 PM

6. Yeah, but don't you get it??

They're OWNING THE LIBS!

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Response to packman (Original post)

Mon Sep 20, 2021, 12:38 PM

7. This costing fails to take into account the future burden placed on all of us as each new variant

arises. At present there are 3 which have not arrived locally yet and no one knows how many may arise here in the wake of Delta. There will be ongoing costs in future just as we have paid enormous taxes to fund the endless war machine along with its nearly endless line of pernicious contracts and contractors. Now we will have the nearly endless trends of COVID vaccine updates and the related costs of paying Pfizer and the other Big Pharma giants to keep up.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Mon Sep 20, 2021, 12:54 PM

8. Unvaccinated conservatives should reject socialism

and reject any taxpayer funded hospitalization when they get sick with COVID

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Response to packman (Original post)

Mon Sep 20, 2021, 02:25 PM

9. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

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