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usgoosht
The FDA should approve the vaccines so that those harmed by them can sue the makers. Otherwise, they will have to sue the employers to recover damages. I expect the courts will be sympathetic to employees who are harmed by such employer mandates, especially for an emergency authorized vaccine. Ah well, these employers have deep pockets, and they'll probably be happy to pay in order to support their ideology.

Actually, the vaccines are low enough risk, and their employees are few enough, and probably young and fit to boot, that they will have few, if any, casualties.

I don't think the same can be said for the federal government. They have a lot more employees, and many of them will be older and obese, or with other co-morbidities, so there will be casualties. Trade off. comment by usgoosht on These companies are requiring Covid-19 vaccines for their employees Jul 29, 2021 02:20 AM [GMT]
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Are they also offering payments to workers or their survivors if the vaccine kills or disables them? Will they pay any of their health costs that occur due to the vaccination? Maybe they have such gold plated benefits that this is all covered automatically. comment by usgoosht on These companies are requiring Covid-19 vaccines for their employees Jul 29, 2021 02:09 AM [GMT]
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And still nothing about those who have survived covid19. They have the most robust immunity of all, their immune system has stood the ultimate test, and yet they are ignored. They probably number near 100 million, instead of the 35 million officially listed on the CDC site. Most of them will not have been tested, just carried on with their lives.

With children having high immunity, with the vaccinated, and with the recovered, the US is probably in the 90% range for immunity. comment by usgoosht on Mask up Arizona? 13 counties fit the CDC's revised criteria on masks for fully vaccinated Jul 29, 2021 01:59 AM [GMT]
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If Wr Pelosi really wants to do something to limit the spread of the covid19 virus, the better action would be to increase fresh air flow through any spaces occupied by large numbers of people. Doubling or tripling the fresh air flow will do significantly more good than a mask mandate.

Instead of fresh air, they could install ultraviolet disinfection of the existing air and recirculate it more quickly.

The idea is to remove any covid19 aerosols in the air, either through exhausting them into the outdoors where they quickly degrade, or by destroying them in the existing air. comment by usgoosht on Such a moron: Pelosi heaps disdain on McCarthy for criticizing mask guidance Jul 28, 2021 8:43 PM [GMT]
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The data is clear; the masks that most people wear are useless. Imagine shooting BBs at a chain link fence. That is how effective they are. Actually, less effective. Because the aerosols of concern are in the 20 to 30 micron range, they are easily carried along with the flow of air through the mask. If you can breathe, they can pass through.

As Dr Ioannidis has said, though, "If wearing a mask provides psychological comfort to you, you should wear a mask. It is providing a benefit to you, even if it isn't preventing the transmission of covid19."

I hope we don't see a repeat of the wasted money, time, and effort on the surface cleaning that also has been repudiated as worthwhile. I suppose it also provided a psychological benefit, because people felt a sense of agency in the face of danger.

The Capitol physician is probably operating under the same false information that Dr Fauci was until a world class physicist, expert in this area, explained it to him. She had to pound it into his head because the erroneous information he already had was so ingrained. He probably still makes his decisions based on the erroneous information because it is in his subconscious. But, he should be able to consciously explain it to Wr Pelosi if she asks him.

Then she can apologize for her ignorance. comment by usgoosht on Such a moron: Pelosi heaps disdain on McCarthy for criticizing mask guidance Jul 28, 2021 8:17 PM [GMT]
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Yeah, Indonesia is one of the countries following the guidelines of the WHO, and forbidding the treatment or prevention of covid19 with ivermectin.

Compare with India, Nepal at worldometer. Take a gander at Malaysia, and Bangladesh, two other countries also forbidding the use of ivermectin.

Is it a miracle drug? No, but it saves many lives that would otherwise be lost. It can tip the scales to tame an outbreak. I just can't understand how anyone who cares about people can ignore it as a tool in the midst of a pandemic. It's like they are more interested in protecting their bureaucratic jobs than taking any risk that might cost them their cushy position.

I have read that the WHO gets ~70% of its R&D budget from big pharma; could that be the reason?

It just doesn't make sense. Safe, cheap, and has efficacy. It could even help vaccinated people who get the virus and have a severe outcome, or as a prophylactic.

Billions of people aren't going to be vaccinated for months, if not years. It could tide them over until they can be vaccinated.

It's crazy. comment by usgoosht on Aussies living in once-paradise Bali reveal the horrors the island suffers under Covid Jul 28, 2021 7:37 PM [GMT]
usgoosht
The data is clear; the masks that most people wear are useless. Imagine shooting BBs at a chain link fence. That is how effective they are. Actually, less effective. Because the aerosols of concern are in the 20 to 30 micron range, they are easily carried along with the flow of air through the mask. If you can breathe, they can pass through.

As Dr Ioannidis has said, though, "If wearing a mask provides psychological comfort to you, you should wear a mask. It is providing a benefit to you, even if it isn't preventing the transmission of covid19."

I hope we don't see a repeat of the wasted money, time, and effort on the surface cleaning that also has been repudiated as worthwhile. I suppose it also provided a psychological benefit, because people felt a sense of agency in the face of danger. comment by usgoosht on Republicans lash out against revised CDC mask guidance live updates Jul 28, 2021 7:29 PM [GMT]
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If he is that concerned about transmission, he should require that everyone get tested once a week, since the vaccinated can transmit the virus, and are more likely to be asymptomatic, so won't even realize they have it and are spreading it without a test. comment by usgoosht on NY to require state employees to get vaccines, or get tested Jul 28, 2021 7:16 PM [GMT]
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The death of the cult of islam can't come soon enough. All those people living warped, twisted, and stunted lives because of the fascist control of the cult.

The cult of islam is a curse upon muslims, and a crime against humanity. The world will be a better place without it.

PS I only recently realized that the cult is so brain dead it is still using a calendar that doesn't align with the revolution of the earth around the sun. They say they celebrate when an event happened, but the date of the event changes every year! Date becomes meaningless. Allah is a clueless moron. Well, mohammed (actually, one of his alters) made up the whole religion, so I should rather say the allah of the cult of islam is a clueless moron. If they weren't so dead set on killing me, I would want them to hang around for the entertainment value. It's hilarious that they take such nonsense seriously. You know how watching children play grown-up is funny and cute, watching members of the cult of islam play religion is the same. If you ignore all the hate, intolerance, incitement to violence, support for slavery, and female apartheid. comment by usgoosht on Hajj pilgrims face growing heat stroke risks with global warming Jul 28, 2021 7:11 PM [GMT]
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Except solar energy heats the planet. Yes, the argument is that it is better than burning fossil fuels to generate energy. But, what if it is displacing wind, that doesn't heat the planet, or nuclear, which heats the planet a roughly comparable amount, but is dispatchable. Waaaay more green is to ensure that the building reflects as much incident solar radiation back into space so it doesn't heat the planet, and use nuclear or wind. comment by usgoosht on Construction begins on Arizona's first 'living building' Jul 26, 2021 7:02 PM [GMT]

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