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More people need to die before we will act, insinuates UK health Ministry.

UK ditches plans for vaccine passports at crowded venues
APNewsHealth Minister Sajid Javid said the government has shelved the idea of vaccine passports for now but could reconsider the decision if COVID-19 cases rise exponentially once again.

“We’ve looked at it properly and whilst we should keep it in reserve as a potential option, I’m pleased to say that we will not be going ahead with plans for vaccine passports,” Javid told the BBC.

Yeah *if* cases rise, we will consider protective measures. I look forward to the “We couldn’t have known…” response when UK ICUs back up.
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So, my niece, who has long been anti-vax, and claimed masks were an affront to her freedoms has now tested positive for the Delta.
So far her symptoms are, while annoying, not immediately life threatening, and she claims that she is being ignored by the doctors.
They told her to go home and isolate herself, Take Tylenol, and drink plenty of fluids. If she gets really sick report to the ER.
She's now angry that they won't give her the vaccine.
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So, my niece, who has long been anti-vax, and claimed masks were an affront to her freedoms has now tested positive for the Delta.
So far her symptoms are, while annoying, not immediately life threatening, and she claims that she is being ignored by the doctors.
They told her to go home and isolate herself, Take Tylenol, and drink plenty of fluids. If she gets really sick report to the ER.
She's now angry that they won't give her the vaccine.
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Old 09-13-2021, 07:57 PM
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Union county schools in NC where masks are optional and the school voted to stop quarantining and contact tracing


Apparently this was because 20 percent of the schools were quarantined, but that means clearly they are having outbreaks.

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Union County Public Health Director Dennis Joyner sent a letter on Friday to the county school district with COVID-19 recommendations. The letter was sent as cases and the number of students and staff members quarantined continue to rise in Union County.

As of Friday, 479 students and employees had tested positive for the virus, and 7,285 were in quarantine.

Union County Schools is one of only five districts in North Carolina where masks are optional. In the letter from Joyner, he advised that masks be required. He also said a 14-day quarantine is the best option to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“Without a universal mask requirement in Union County public schools, a 14-day quarantine period remains the best option to provide for the protection of student, teachers, staff and members of the community,” the letter said.
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Old 09-13-2021, 10:13 PM
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Conservatives: “Think of the children!”
Ok but it will require minimal effort on your part.
Conservatives: “Never mind, let em get sick!”

It’s been pretty interesting watching patriotic red blooded flag waving conservative American not just unwilling to lift even a finger to protect their fellow patriots but happy to hurt those closest so long as they get their way, which really just describes conservative politics.

QAnon Is Harassing a Hospital Into Giving Bogus COVID Cure Ivermectin: Vice

“We will not be experimented on!” They say as they contemplate breaking a woman out of hospital to give her horse medication. A bit too late, as she’s already dead. Michael Flynn (yes that Michael Flynn) called her a “Friend and a Patriot” Both Flynn and Lin Wood got their followers to harass the hospital, calling in to demand they give their friend and patriot horse meds, because that’s totally how hospitals work.

Jan Wolf twitterLin Wood, who still has a law license, called up a hospital, introduced himself as an attorney, and told the operator they’ll be charged with murder because they refused to dispense Ivermectin to an anti-vaxxer pal of his who got COVID.

Now that she’s dead, there’s a small but non-zero chance someone will try to storm the hospital to ‘release the records’ of how they murdered her!
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This one could go in many threads.

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Last week, a ragtag group of people who don't even have children in California's Poway Unified School District invaded a closed school board meeting, as part of a rally organized by dark money-funded astroturf group "Let Them Breathe," and refused to leave. Police declined to force them out and instead suggested the school board adjourn the meeting instead. You know, for their own safety.

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The anti-maskers decided ending the meeting meant school board members had vacated their seats, so they "brought in a constitutionalist" to verify this meant they could elect a new board "by quorum," then made themselves the new school board, with a swearing-in ceremony and everything. Tragically, no sashes or crowns were involved.
Anti-Maskers Try To Pull A January 6 On School Board, Swear Selves In As Replacements - Wonkette

Good thing police departments are lousy with right wing nutjobs, else those freedom loving anti-maskers might have been escorted off the premises so the duly elected school board could get on with its business.
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Wonkette so they "brought in a constitutionalist" to verify this meant they could elect a new board "by quorum,"

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I’m surprised they didn’t try to lower the age of consent while advertising their island/yacht.
Wonkette The “new board” voted no masks and to not teach CRT…

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Joe Fu, professor of math at the University of Georgia, doesn’t plan on resigning, but he said at a recent meeting of the Franklin Senate that he was requiring masks in his classes. He also said he’d take his courses online if local COVID-19 hospitalizations exceeded their pandemic peak, some 319 beds, in January.

In response, Alan Dorsey, dean of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, wrote to Fu that “continued enforcement of a mask requirement in your classes or effecting a change in the modality of instruction without the approval of the provost would violate [system] rules and constitute grounds for disciplinary action.”

Fu later went public with the exchange in the student newspaper. He told Inside Higher Ed Wednesday that he was undeterred by the threat of disciplinary action, though he hoped that his university would choose not to enforce system policy and thus pave the way for other concerned professors to take adopt classroom mask mandates or even take their classes online.
In today’s Tales of the Covideracy How Bout Them Dawgs edition


More about how professors are prohibited from making mask rules in Georgia.
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It’s interesting just how lop sided it is, typing “Liberal Host dies covid” into google news nets me this top article:
Brian Rosenwald Talk radio's Covid death trend a metastasization of conservative media culture: NBC

It first goes over Rush Limbaughs rise to fame and how he wrote the playbook that most talk radio hosts follow but then gets to this.

Brian RosenwaldTalk radio is a business. The main goal for local hosts, like Valentine and Bernier, to unvaccinated national stars, like Dana Loesch, and hosts who refuse to tell their audiences to get vaccinated, like Brian Kilmeade, is to build the biggest possible audience that tunes in for the longest possible time. As Limbaugh long joked, hosts want to be able to charge “confiscatory advertising rates.”

The key to pulling this off is the bond between hosts and listeners — which makes hosts loath to cross their audiences. And polling does indeed suggest that their listeners are skeptical about the danger posed by Covid-19. A Pew poll from October, for example, found that 78 percent of Republican-leaning voters who consumed only talk radio or Fox News thought that Covid-19 had been made a bigger deal than it really was. By contrast, only 47 percent of Republican-leaning voters who consumed only other news sources agreed with this assessment.

Of course, this is a mutually reinforcing cycle: Hosts stoke these sentiments, which then entrap them, making it harder to shift gears and creating potential economic risk for hosts who buck the pack and urge their listeners to get vaccinated.

It makes me think of the Alpha Male culture where it’s the “Betas” that control what an alpha male is, as the Alpha male is their fantasy male, their alpha status is only bestowed on them by the admiration of self labelled betas, and they will be cut down if they step outside that predefined box. So here does the rabid host create rabid fans who would tune in elsewhere if their hosts weren’t as rabid as they.

It seems possible some of them drank their own koolaid because being found out as a traitor to their listeners ideals was essentially death of a different kind.
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Those are cases; these are hospitalisations:

UK: Daily new hospital admissions for COVID-19 - Our World in Data



Johnson's gamble is that the NHS can cope with that curve, and he may be right.

... or he may be wrong: Covid: Plan B would be triggered by NHS pressure, Sajid Javid says | BBC
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Two Alabama YouTubers who became known for online resale tips and vaccine denialism have both died of COVID-19. Tristan Graham succumbed to the virus three weeks ago in Huntsville, and Dusty Graham died Thursday, according to the GoFundMe page operated by their children. In one of the final videos on their now-deleted channel, “We are ALIVE and still Reselling on eBay,” the couple discussed why they would never get immunized. Dusty said, “I’ve got my own passport. It’s called the ‘Bill of Rights.’ I think this will be all behind us in a couple of years.” The couple blogged under the moniker “Alabama Pickers” about the best ways to resell secondhand items on eBay.

Also I found this schadenfreude source. www.sorryantivaxxer.com

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Welcome to sorryantivaxxer.com, a repository of stories of anti-vaxxers who died or came close to dying of COVID needlessly from their own scientifically un-sound and stubborn beliefs.
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Survey: 90% of Atheists Have Been Vaccinated, But Only 57% of White Evangelicals | Hemant Mehta | Friendly Atheist | Patheos


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“Liberalism is a mental disorder.” also appears to have been nothing but projection.
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