Arguing With A Virus Doesn’t Achieve Herd Immunity

The NYTimes gives us the bad news:

“Now, more than half of adults in the United States have been inoculated with at least one dose of a vaccine. But daily vaccination rates are slipping, and there is widespread consensus among scientists and public health experts that the herd immunity threshold is not attainable — at least not in the foreseeable future, and perhaps not ever.

“Instead, they are coming to the conclusion that rather than making a long-promised exit, the virus will most likely become a manageable threat that will continue to circulate in the United States for years to come, still causing hospitalizations and deaths but in much smaller numbers.”

The Atlantic:

“One in four Americans says they don’t plan to take the COVID-19 vaccine, and about half of Republicans under 50 say they won’t get a vaccine. This partisan vaccine gap is already playing out in the real world. The average number of daily shots has declined 20 percent in the past two weeks, largely because states with larger Trump vote shares are falling off the pace.”

Be sure to thank your Facebook Rage Uncles for this circle jerk o’ doom as we will still be wearing masks and having booster shots now and into the future because they believe that they could argue FREEDUMB with a virus.

That orange carnival-barker wasn’t satisfied with killing only 500,000 of us. Lying his mouth breathers that it will all go away, like a miracle, ensures that it will be with us until the end of time.

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21 Responses to Arguing With A Virus Doesn’t Achieve Herd Immunity

  1. osirisopto says:

    Those of us in the reality based community (I actually said that?) can rest assured that continuing to follow best practices and getting out annual COVID shot will serve to protect us.

    Meanwhile the RWNJs can freak out over fist bumps, tan suits, and dandelions as they earn their Darwin Award the slow way.

    On the other hand something tells me the RWNJ mindset is proving to not be a survival trait and will therefore be bred out, go who am I kidding. If stupidity were able to be brewed out of the species we’d all be geniuses.

    Liked by 4 people

    • Jim luken says:

      At least more of them will die over the years then those of us in the reality-based community. Some will eventually get the message, just as the orange guy did. You know, that guy who knew from day one or two that this was the real thing and dangerous.

      Liked by 2 people

    • MDavis says:

      Dandelions? What did I miss?

      Liked by 1 person

    • MDavis says:

      Never mind. Google found it for me. To which I reply “WTF, Stinchfield!?! Hasn’t blossomed yet? It’ll give everyone asthma when you blow it? His family must have had gardeners deal with dandelions because, damn that’s ignorant.”
      And, by the way…

      “They’re for wishing”

      Liked by 1 person

      • It is deeply telling that they’re increasingly desperate for a way to smear the Bidens. They can’t ‘other’ them like they could the Obamas.

        Maybe, just maybe TFG wasn’t a dumb as he appeared, because it was clear from the start that he considered Biden his most likely opponent.

        Liked by 4 people

      • tengrain says:

        BDR –

        I think TFG worried about Biden because he is another old white dude. He couldn’t smear Handsome Joe without smearing himself, AND smearing his base.

        Rgds,

        TG

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  2. Bruce388 says:

    A former sister-in-law informed me that another former sister-in-law has gone full Q-Anon. No vaccine, no mask. Her husband has several issues with his health but that doesn’t matter. And she’s 70, so she’s in the target demographic. She used to be fairly smart.

    It was nice knowing her.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. ali redford says:

    Well, while personally I’m fine with wearing my mask and staying away from people, 🙂 I’m still PO’d about the people hurt because of those who don’t even try to think past their own meanness. Shame on them.

    Liked by 4 people

  4. Big Bad Bald Bastard says:

    The CDC is going to have to resort to using dart guns to inoculate these idiots.

    Liked by 4 people

  5. Stony Pillow says:

    The Red states will win the Darwin award this fall. September is coming, bank on it.

    Liked by 3 people

  6. roket says:

    Please keep in mind that this politically-based attitude also makes them incubators for an incurable version of the disease. I shall name them politically-based rapturerers(ers?).

    Liked by 2 people

  7. quakerinabasement says:

    “Be sure to thank your Facebook Rage Uncles for this circle jerk o’ doom…”
    chef’s kiss

    Liked by 3 people

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