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Vaccine Research

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Honestly feel a little sheepish about the amount of time and effort I spent confirming "yes, the vaccine helps protect people from getting sick and dying" but I guess everyone needs a hobby.
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sandge
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sjk
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I bet the 14 thousand people who died from the "vaccine" wished they had don etheir own reasearch. I bet the hundreds of thousands of people who had serious negative reaction ot the "vaccine" had done their own research. Check the CDC's VARES data that Bit Tech and Big Media is trying to suppress. Also do your own research. the "vaccine" does not prevent you from contracting the disease and it does not prevent you from transmitting it to others. All the "vaccine" does is reduce (but not eliminate) your chances of ending up in the ICU. I've done my own research and I have found that the "vaccine" doesn't do much for society in general and it should be an individual choice made voluntarily. Mandating ineffective "vaccines" only increases vaccine hesitancy and increases distrust in "experts" and authoritarian government.
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CallMeWilliam
4 days ago
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I recently had the displeasure of talking with an Unvaccinated, who thinks it is a personal decision and private. He didn't understand why anyone would care about anyone else, and not only lacks empathy but lacks the ability to understand that other people posses empathy.

That's what we're up against.
lamontcg
4 days ago
Not your private personal choice to turn yourself into a biological weapon
JEFFnSoCal
4 days ago
quote from the Mayo Clinic site: "Antisocial personality disorder, sometimes called sociopathy, is a mental disorder in which a person consistently shows no regard for right and wrong and ignores the rights and feelings of others. People with antisocial personality disorder tend to antagonize, manipulate or treat others harshly or with callous indifference. They show no guilt or remorse for their behavior. Individuals with antisocial personality disorder often violate the law, becoming criminals. They may lie, behave violently or impulsively, and have problems with drug and alcohol use. Because of these characteristics, people with this disorder typically can't fulfill responsibilities related to family, work or school."
QuaCKeReD
3 days ago
Too true! Unless you have a medical reason not to take the vaccine that could help save someone else’s life, just bloody take it already!!!
lamontcg
3 days ago
I can't reply to sjk, but they're an idiot. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.09.08.21263276v1 for an example of how to interpret data similar to VAERS for hazard ratios for the vaccines and the virus. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7037e2.htm recent study showing pfizer/moderna still 77%/92% effective against infection. We don't have studies against delta, but against alpha the vaccines reduced transmissibility. https://www.timesofisrael.com/80-of-vaccinated-covid-carriers-didnt-spread-virus-in-public-spaces-report/
lamontcg
3 days ago
Why do people who parrot the the same talking points as all the other idiots always claim that they're "doing their own research"? I think they mean they read something that sounded technical on some blog post which reinforced what they want to believe and they think this is research. None of them sit down with medrxiv and learn how to read through the latest preprints and look for articles that challenge your biases rather than reinforce them.
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Honestly feel a little sheepish about the amount of time and effort I spent confirming "yes, the vaccine helps protect people from getting sick and dying" but I guess everyone needs a hobby.

Recreate the Conditions

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We've almost finished constructing the piña collider.
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sandge
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llucax
14 days ago
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Piña collider FTW
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We've almost finished constructing the piña collider.
silberbaer
14 days ago
Don't get caught in the rain!
aschrab
12 days ago
But I *like* getting caught in the rain.
sjk
3 days ago
Hopefully we can put a stop to it before you create a black hole and destroy the planet. Or create a mess on the floor and need a mop.

Every Data Table

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I'm hoping 2022 is relatively normal because I don't know what symbol comes after the asterisk and the dagger.
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sandge
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akashmishra
34 days ago
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Hoping 2022 will be better for all of us.
JayM
36 days ago
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Heh
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alt_text_bot
36 days ago
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I'm hoping 2022 is relatively normal because I don't know what symbol comes after the asterisk and the dagger.
neuracnu
36 days ago
Per the CDC's own guidelines: Use the following symbols in the order shown to indicate footnotes: *, †, ‡, §, ¶, #. If the table requires >6 footnotes, use double (e.g., **, ††) symbols. Ref: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/page/tables

Global Temperature Over My Lifetime

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I was really impressed by the accuracy of some of the report's predictions about fossil fuel consumption. Then I realized, oh, right, of course.
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I was really impressed by the accuracy of some of the report's predictions about fossil fuel consumption. Then I realized, oh, right, of course.

Thoughts On the Imminent Unmasking

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As many of you know, the CDC recently changed masking guidelines for vaccinated folks, and in Ohio, at least, guidelines are also changing — both immediately for vaccinated people and then for everyone in a couple of weeks. I’ve had some people ask me what I think about it and what I plan to do with regards to my personal masking habits, inasmuch as I and everyone else in my immediate family (including my mother-in-law) are fully vaccinated now. Well, here’s my plan:

Outdoors, I’m not going to wear a mask, unless I’m specifically asked to by the event/people I’m at/with. In which case I’ll wear a mask.

Indoors, I’m going to do what people/businesses ask me to do. If I go to a business and a sign on the door says “masks required/requested,” I’ll put on a mask. If I visit a friend and they prefer I wear a mask, then I’ll wear a mask — and I’ll make an effort to ask which they prefer ahead of time. I keep a mask in my car at all times anyway, so it’s not going to be onerous for me to honor those requests, and even if it were, I would still honor them.

I do understand that people have concerns that the unvaccinated will be wandering around without masks and now we won’t be able to spot them. My thinking here is that where I live the unvaccinated were wandering around without masks anyway, so this won’t be anything new. At this point, the people who are unvaccinated and have been wandering about maskless do what they do as a political position, and in doing so have willfully endangered the lives of others who can’t get the vaccine for genuine medical reasons. That’s not going to change, whether I wear a mask or not. I can’t do anything about them being genuinely shitty people on this matter. My wearing a mask or not won’t change their genuinely shitty behavior.

(Also, at this point if you are choosing to be unvaccinated because of a political position or because “you don’t trust the science” or whatever dimwit rationale you have, you’re being an asshole, and if you get sick, I’m not going to waste any sympathy on you. My sympathy at this point is for the people the willfully unvaccinated are going out of their way to endanger, namely, the people who genuinely can’t get the vaccine for medical reasons, whose lives will still be curtailed because some of us have decided being a shitty person about COVID is a legitimate social and political stance. Hey! Stop being an asshole about this. Get vaccinated.)

If you are vaccinated but still not comfortable being in public without a mask: You do you! I don’t see any problem with that, and certainly wearing a mask does no harm to anyone else, and may do some good. I support your decision. Also, moving forward, as a general rule, I think it would be useful and wise for people to wear masks when they are ill yet need to be in public. It would be lovely for people not to knowingly breathe viruses on other people! So, yes, I’ll be keeping my masks going forward and adding them to my clothing repertoire.

(Oh, and you know when else they’re useful? When it’s cold as hell outside. My face didn’t freeze nearly as much this last winter as it usually does. I’ll keep masks around for that, too.)

I’m happy the mask mandates are ending; I wish they were ending because we all had gotten vaccines instead of the bare minimum of people to allow us to say, “eh, close enough.” But here we are. And I, at least, am fully vaccinated, as is my whole family.

— JS

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Vaccinated

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I built a model that combines local case rates and vaccination stats to estimate when it's reasonable to attend various types of party, but I forgot to include anything about where to find them.
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sandge
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I feel attacked.
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I built a model that combines local case rates and vaccination stats to estimate when it's reasonable to attend various types of party, but I forgot to include anything about where to find them.
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