Mask- and vax-hating GOP state senator gets Covid and takes a hospital bed

Originally published at: Mask- and vax-hating GOP state senator gets Covid and takes a hospital bed | Boing Boing

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It seems to me that at the very least, insurance companies should be saying that they won’t cover treatment for covid for the willfully unvaccinated. It is bad enough that these people are taking hospital beds but we are paying for it through higher insurance premiums as well. If the law prevents them from doing so right now, it perhaps should be changed.

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With 95% of hospitalizations and 99% of deaths being among the unvaxxed, it pretty much goes without saying. They are tying up a huge number of beds that would be available if only they had the sense God gave a goose. They are using resources while abusing the nursing and medical staff. They are a public threat.

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“pneumonia,” right.

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Totally normal for a 41-year-old man who has no known autoimmune issues to contract pneumonia in the middle of August.

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Jaque lied outright rather than admit the consequences of his own bad decisions.

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If you’ve had pneumonia previously, you will be more prone to having it again. So it’s vitally important to get both flu and COVID vaccines.

What if doctors started talking about “their freedom not to be exposed to COVID” and stopped treating COVID patients?

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A new apparent symptom of this variant:
loss of taste and resolution.

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I don’t think the law prevents them from this, any more than it prevents them from denying coverage for others who engage in dangerous, high-risk behaviour. The insurers were more likely caught off-guard by this bizarre behaviour by millions of people in the midst of a public health crisis.

My guess is that they’ll start asking for proof of vaccination when a policy comes up for renewal by the end of the year, and denying coverage for treatment of Covid-related illness to anyone (like this raging arsehole) who doesn’t have a medically sound reason for not getting vaccinated.

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The big question: do you have to fail an IQ test to run as a Republican candidate, or does the party do something to damage your brain after you’re elected?

Yes, I know you can’t actually “fail” an IQ test.

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I don’t want this person to die. I want him to enjoy being intubated and on a ventilator for quite a long while.
Sometimes when a respiratory therapist is clumsy they will intubate the esophagus instead of the trachea.

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Nah, just surrender any form of ethics and morals you might possess. That’ll do the trick.

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I’m under the impression that they put most of the intubated patients in a medical coma. Is this not correct?

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from the picture it looks like jacque has at least one co-morbidity that should have made him more cautious. and a new dad to boot. i guess these assholes only get the message between their second-to-last and last breath.

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Person. Woman. Man. Camera. TV.

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This sounds good, but I’m sure that if it became policy, it would be enforced most aggressively against poor and marginalized people.

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fuck 'im, he’s a tough guy lol. death cult-er can go piss up a rope and kick the bucket

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An absolute case of “maga variant”!

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Poor and marginalized people don’t HAVE insurance.

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If anybody gets so much as a hangnail and needs hospitalization, that should bump this willfully-ignorant jackass from his bed.

Or maybe that’s a perfect time to apply good old fashioned PE-owned-healthcare-company-style market principles, and extract maximum, punitive monetary concessions from him?

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