How do we fix stupid?

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How do we fix stupid?

Postby MM_Dandy » Tue May 04, 2021 12:53 pm

Alright. Fine. Maybe calling vax-hesitant people stupid won't work. But this is frustrating.
New York Times wrote:...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.

Reaching 'Herd Immunity' is Unlikely in the U.S., Experts Now Believe

An acquaintance of my folks, an ornery man in his early 70s, refused to get a vaccine. He had all sorts of reasons: COVID was like a bad cold, the numbers were highly exaggerated, the vaccine wasn't tested properly, etc. He ended up in the ICU of the regional hospital on a ventilator. Despite that and the fact that he was a heavy smoker for decades, he survived. And guess what? He's as insufferable as ever.

Whelp, here's to many, many years of COVID booster shots.
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Re: How do we fix stupid?

Postby Arneb » Tue May 04, 2021 2:27 pm

I think the short answer to your question is "We don't".

Otherwise, I've seen people like him. The kind who start complaining the minute they come off the ventilator and start to squeak again. I've said to more than one of them, it's so nice to hear you complaining again. I thought you'd never make it back to normal that way. That shuts some of them up. For five minutes.
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Re: How do we fix stupid?

Postby Heid the Ba » Tue May 04, 2021 2:30 pm

Private companies who insist on vaccine passports will fix stupid. Needing to prove you are vaccinated to go to Disney or to see sportsball will enforce it apart from the hard core idiot holdouts.
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Re: How do we fix stupid?

Postby Lianachan » Tue May 04, 2021 4:23 pm

Heid the Ba wrote:Private companies who insist on vaccine passports will fix stupid. Needing to prove you are vaccinated to go to Disney or to see sportsball will enforce it apart from the hard core idiot holdouts.

They’ll make their own Disney or sportsball. With blackjack! And hookers!
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Re: How do we fix stupid?

Postby Мастер » Tue May 04, 2021 4:48 pm

Some things can easily be duplicated/replaced.

But if the more capital-intensive or otherwise hard-to-duplicate things require it, that might do the trick.

And if employers require it . . . although I don't know whether any will.
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Re: How do we fix stupid?

Postby g-one » Tue May 04, 2021 6:31 pm

Мастер wrote:Some things can easily be duplicated/replaced.

This is where the chip comes in. ;)
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Re: How do we fix stupid?

Postby Richard A » Sat May 08, 2021 11:48 am

Requiring a vaccine certificate might work for some of the Disney parks. But not the one in Florida, given who Ron De Santis's voter base is. Musing. Vaccine certificate required for Disneyland, California and Disneyland Paris, but not for Walt Disney World. Ah, the Facebook posts!

At least the UK Government is moving towards approving a vaccine certificate for international travel, pointing out that many countries require a yellow fever certificate. You want your 2 weeks on a Turkish beach? (And Turkey has been working hard to restart its tourist industry.) Well, you can either get vaccinated for free, courtesy of the NHS, or you can stay in quarantine hotel for 10 days at a cost of £1750 when you get back - the decision is yours!
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