Continuing coronavirus happenings (Part 3)

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Ouch.

I’m partial to both my sense of smell and my love of food…

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Pretty much what I said above. Sucky situation is sucky.

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Version without pay wall.

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Maybe?
I haven’t independently verified yet that the pharmacies aren’t requiring proof of age one state over. I’m not worried about vaccine safety, considering that both Pfizer and Moderna have been running trials on kids her age and much younger for a while now. If there were problems, I feel pretty confident that would be a known thing by now.
But, that said, what if one of these kids is one of the rare cases of vaccine-triggered pericarditis/myocarditis? Are the parents going to investigated for child abuse? Or what happens if the family needs to travel where proof of vaccination is required and the birthdates on the vaccination card and the passport don’t match? And I’m sure there are other aspects to this that I haven’t thought of.

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That is a terrible position to be in. Is it possible to get into a trial for your child’s age? I have no idea how widely distributed those are.

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I don’t think I could stop myself from responding in kind after they assaulted this woman. Worse than in kind.

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It’s that time.

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I think my professional discipline would shatter. Shortly before his jaw did.

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This is kind of shit that happens when cops only target certain types of protesters. How many years have they been letting them get away with this behavior in front of clinics whose policies conflict with conservative beliefs? Too many for me to want to count. Mask and vaccine policies are just the most recent developments to attract folks like this.

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Nailed it. Violent fascist protesters travel across the country (or even across borders) to harass and beat vulnerable people, and the police talk about the First Amendment; nothing they can do.

Meanwhile, people protest actual violations of people’s civil rights - trans persons, POC, and the mentally ill are murdered by police - and they declare a riot and start the beatings, tear gas, and “rubber” bullet headshots.

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https://www.thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PIIS2589-5370(21)00324-2/fulltext#seccesectitle0013

This is a research paper.
It’s published, not a preprint.
It’s a prestigious journal, not something obscure.

Of course we could discuss criticism, maybe on different levels. But when I even think about diving in, I ask myself “whatever happened to erring on the safe side”.

This describes the contents, if you want a digest:

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ETA: Full headline: Biden administration purchases extra Pfizer doses to prepare for possibility of children vaccine needs and booster shots

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If people want to make the choice not to vaccinate themselves and put themselves and others at risk, well, you do you. But the rest of us need not bear the consequences of that decision.

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For those who follow the “Fall of Civilizations” channel they have a sister channel related to the history of fighting germs and human disease, in particular Smallpox. It’s pretty new.

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