Sanity from the WHO? What the hell happened?
Funny how all those “superspreader events” the libs were predicting didn’t pan out, due to vaccines, ventilation and masking. And the ones that sort of did were really a big nothing because of few to no hospitalizations and no deaths.
There’s caution, and there’s the “completely safe” hooey. Get vaccinated. Live your life. You’ll be ok.
That word has been in use in the completely modern sense from the 14th century on, and the Romans pretty much used it the same way (except it referred to areas near Rome).
(Screenshot from kottke.org.)
So glad this time to see some effective pushback against prison countries and perpetual lockdowns. People can’t and won’t accept that again, and good on ’em.
Deepti and people like her want us all to hide inside forever until it’s “completely safe.” Fuck no.
For 19 months, I've been constantly attacked for advocating for elimination, and saying SARS-CoV-2 isn't a virus we can and should live with. It's been evolving in one direction from the start- greater transmissibility, escape & virulence. 🧵
— Deepti Gurdasani (@dgurdasani1) November 27, 2021
This is fucking moronic. Elimination is IMPOSSIBLE. It was NEVER going to happen. It’s a virus that infects and spreads among many, many other species. And poorer places like India could never eliminate it. This is a loony-bin goal; all it would do is keep us locked up forever — which is the actual goal here, of course.
We have been literally attempting to take kids’ life-years and give them to adults, and at an abysmal exchange rate.
— Jenny Rose Finkel Mason (@jrfinkel) November 24, 2021
Yeah, it’s truly shocking how much we’ve permanently and irreparably harmed kids and most people are either utterly uncaring, think that the gramma-to-kids exchange rate was worth it, or say that it “serves them right” because parents complained about it.
How did we get like this?
Large nat immunity study in Qatar. Of 353K primary infections, only 1300 reinfections.
Of those reinfections, 90% lower chance of hosp or dying than an initial infection. Echos Israeli study.
Trust in public health is being lost bc this kind of data continues to be ignored. pic.twitter.com/aNoenFbH3i
— Margery Smelkinson, Ph.D. (@MSmelkinsonPhD) November 28, 2021