Anti-vaxxers in power

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Witness wrote: Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:54 am [img]
Saved by Google? :notsure:
It's too bad doctors can't figure this out and laypeople have to diagnose themselves. :roll:

Like most childhood diseases, if you don't either get the disease itself in childhood or don't get vaccinated, you're likely in for a worse case if (when) you eventually get it as an adult. That's the time bomb anti-vaxx parents are giving their children. Herd immunity may protect them, but if it doesn't, watch out.
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Yup.

Sadly. Another nail in the coffins.














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This is in my state, I know exactly where it is.

Stupid worthless fucktards.
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For the sake of completeness, some here should also subscribe to the 5G conspiracy theory. :twisted:
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Fucking doomed.
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Covid vaccine: Facebook to ban anti-vaxx conspiracy theories

False claims that the vaccine contains microchips or is being tested on people without their consent will be removed

Facebook is updating its policies around the coronavirus by removing false claims about upcoming vaccines.

The social media giant will be monitoring for misinformation that has been debunked by public health experts on both its main app and Instagram.

The new rules come as a coronavirus vaccine becomes more likely in the coming days after Wednesday's Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine announcement. However, a surge of disinformation on social media came as a result.

“This could include false claims about the safety, efficacy, ingredients or side effects of the vaccines. For example, we will remove false claims that COVID-19 vaccines contain microchips, or anything else that isn’t on the official vaccine ingredient list”, Facebook said in its announcement.

It added that it will also remove conspiracy theories about Covid-19 vaccines that we know today are false, such as that specific populations are being forced to test the vaccine against their will.
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I’m not even sure what that is supposed to mean
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Back in the sixties the live polio vaccine would sometimes give the patient polio


Same thing with the smallpox vaccine

It was a real problem, so much that the medical book for Doctors has entire sections for how to treat both diseases when this happened
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But the vaccines worked

Most people got immunity and did not suffer from the disease (including myself)

The ones that got sick, well, these things happen
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Brazilian supreme court rules against COVID anti-vaxxers

Brasilia: All Brazilians are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 under the penalty of being banned from certain public services and places, the country’s top court has decided.

Ten justices of the 11-member court backed the mandatory inoculation with only one vote against in a virtual session held on Thursday, Brasilia time. The ruling is a blow to President Jair Bolsonaro, who has said he will not be vaccinated and nobody should be forced to.

According to a government statement after the decision, those who fail to prove they have been vaccinated may have their rights, such as welfare payments, public school enrolment or entry to certain places, curtailed.

The court underscored the decision did not mean Brazilians would be taken by force to receive shots that will be offered by the government through the public health network.

Justice Ricardo Lewaandowski, who voted in favour, said that although vaccination without consent was “flagrantly unconstitutional”, “the collective health cannot be harmed by those who deliberately refuse to be vaccinated”, the G1 news website reported him as saying.

Vaccines against potentially life-threatening diseases such as measles and meningitis have long been mandatory for children in Brazil and the justices dismissed a separate case seeking to free parents from that obligation due to religious beliefs.

Bolsonaro has promised to make all COVID-19 shots approved by the health regulator available to the public, but at the same time has raised prospects of an ineffective mass inoculation campaign by discouraging Brazilians from participating in it.
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Vaccine opponents outline online campaigns to sow distrust in coronavirus vaccine

The pandemic has catalyzed anti-vaccine advocates with huge social media followings, new report finds

Leaders of anti-vaccine groups described the coming coronavirus vaccine as a pivotal opportunity to sow distrust in vaccination and laid out planned online campaigns to do so, according to a report from an organization opposing misinformation online.

The report, from the U.K.-based Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH), quoted leaked audio from an October conference in which the leaders, many of whom have huge social media followings, discussed strategies to encourage skepticism and fear of vaccines in the months ahead.

The report highlights the ways in which the coronavirus crisis has catalyzed vaccine opponents, as well as the parallels between the tactics used by anti-vaccine groups — such as coordinated messaging — and other purveyors of online misinformation campaigns.

It also illuminates the struggles social media companies face in debunking and policing misinformation about the coronavirus.
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Nice rusting-out piece of shit van too!
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Dodger Stadium mass COVID-19 vaccination site temporarily shuts down after protesters block entrance
Jan 30, 2021 / 04:08 PM PST

One of the largest vaccination sites in the country temporarily shut down Saturday because dozen of protesters blocked the entrance, stalling hundreds of motorists who had been waiting in line for hours, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The Los Angeles Fire Department shut the entrance to the vaccination center at Dodger Stadium about 2 p.m. as a precaution, officials told the newspaper.

The protesters had members of anti-vaccine and far-right groups, the Times reported. Some of them carried signs decrying the COVID-19 vaccine and shouting for people not to get the shots.

There were no incidents of violence, the Times said.

The Los Angeles Police Department later tweeted that “preliminary reports are that protestors remained peaceful.”

“This is completely wrong,” said German Jaquez, who drove from his home in La Verne and had been waiting for an hour for his vaccination when the stadium’s gates were closed. He said some of the protesters were telling people in line that the coronavirus is not real and that the vaccination is dangerous.

An official said the fire department planned to reopen the vaccination site about 3 p.m. The site is usually open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

A post on social media described the demonstration as the “SCAMDEMIC PROTEST/MARCH.” It advised participants to “please refrain from wearing Trump/MAGA attire as we want our statement to resonate with the sheeple. No flags but informational signs only.

“This is a sharing information protest and march against everything COVID, Vaccine, PCR Tests, Lockdowns, Masks, Fauci, Gates, Newsom, China, digital tracking, etc.”
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↑ Sorry, Anax, hadn't seen your post and put the same info in one of the Covid threads. :oops:
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Witness wrote: Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:43 am ↑ Sorry, Anax, hadn't seen your post and put the same info in one of the Covid threads. :oops:
No worries.
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Fuck.
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Wow. Actual anti-vaxxers in power:

Coronavirus in Tanzania: The country that's rejecting the vaccine

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Health Minister Dorothy Gwajima (C) held a press conference to demonstrate how to make a vegetable smoothie that she said, without providing evidence, would protect against coronavirus
Holy shit. Vegetable smoothies?? This could also go in the Empire of Dumbth.
For months Tanzania's government has insisted the country was free from Covid-19 - so there are no plans for vaccination. The BBC's Dickens Olewe has spoken to one family mourning the death of a husband and father suspected of having had the disease. The fear is that amid the denial, there are many more unacknowledged victims of this highly contagious virus.
A week after Peter - not his real name - arrived home from work with a dry cough and loss of taste, he was taken to hospital, where he died within hours. He had not been tested for Covid. But then, according to Tanzania's government, which has not published data on the coronavirus for months, the country is "Covid-19-free".
There is little testing and no plans for a vaccination programme in the East African country.
It is nearly impossible to gauge the true extent of the virus and only a small number of people are officially allowed to talk about the issue.
Recent public statements have hinted at a different reality at a time when some citizens, like Peter's wife, are quietly mourning the deaths of family members suspected to have had the virus.
Vaccine dispute
Since June last year, when President John Magufuli declared the country "Covid-19 free", he, along with other top government officials, have mocked the efficacy of masks, doubted if testing works, and teased neighbouring countries which have imposed health measures to curb the virus.
Mr Magufuli has also warned - without providing any evidence - that Covid-19 vaccines could be harmful and has instead been urging Tanzanians to use steam inhalation and herbal medicines, neither of which have been approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) as treatments.
It is unclear why the president has expressed such scepticism about the vaccines but he recently said that Tanzanians should not be used as "guinea pigs".
"If the white man was able to come up with vaccinations, he should have found a vaccination for Aids, cancer and TB by now," said Mr Magufuli, who has often cast himself as standing up to Western imperialism.
Side note: There actually is a vaccine for TB, called the BCG. I don't know much about it, but it does exist.
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Sadly, this recapitulates the disaster in South Africa with regards to HIV.

They might as well pray.

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Just a follow-up on that story above:

Condemnation as coughing Tanzanian minister gives news conference
Days after President John Mafuguli finally admitted Tanzania has a coronavirus problem, after months of apparent denial and increasing warnings of a resurgence in infections, the sight of the country’s finance minister coughing and gasping during a news conference to defend the state of his health has left many in shock.
Link:

Tanzania’s president admits country has COVID-19 problem
The president of Tanzania has urged its citizens to take preventive measures against the coronavirus after downplaying the disease for months and claiming it had been defeated by prayers.
What, the prayers didn't work? Maybe they didn't burn the right kind of incense?
Speaking during a Sunday church mass in the capital Dodoma, President John Magufuli urged citizens of the East African country to take precautions and wear face masks – but only locally made ones.
The country of 60 million people mourned the death of one of its highest-profile politicians, the vice president of the semi-autonomous island region of Zanzibar, whose infection with COVID had been announced by his political party. Magufuli’s chief secretary also died in recent days, though the cause was not revealed.

Magufuli, speaking at the chief secretary’s funeral in a nationally televised broadcast on Friday, had urged the nation to participate in three days of prayer for unspecified “respiratory” illnesses that had become a challenge to the country.

Tanzania has not updated its number of coronavirus infections since April as the president has insisted COVID-19 had been defeated.
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Serbia cracks down on anti-vaccination activists

BELGRADE, Serbia — (AP) — Serbian police brought in a well-known Serbian doctor and other vocal anti-vaccination activists for questioning Thursday, saying they are jeopardizing the Balkan country’s successful coronavirus inoculation drive.

Serbian state TV said psychiatrist Jovana Stojkovic, a leading figure in the country’s anti-vaccination movement, was taken to a police station in Belgrade on accusations that she has been spreading “fear and panic” with her social media posts and public appearances.

Stojkovic, who leads a small far-right party, has frequently voiced anti-vaccination conspiracy theories.

At least five other people, including a former Serbian women's basketball player, were reportedly questioned by police on Thursday in an apparent crackdown against Serbia's growing anti-vaccination movement.

Serbian Justice Minister Maja Popovic said the Interior Ministry and state prosecutors were acting according to the law.

“All the perpetrators of criminal acts must be processed, especially when they threaten public health,” the statement said.
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Internet Responds After Anti-Vaxxers Ask Media To Stop Calling Them ‘Anti-Vaxxers’



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Czech vaccines: European rights court backs mandatory pre-school jabs

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has backed the Czech Republic in its requirement for mandatory pre-school vaccinations.

The case was brought by families who were fined or whose children were refused entry to pre-schools because they had not been vaccinated.

In a landmark ruling, the court found that while the Czech policy interfered with the right to a private life, there was a need to protect public health.

All the cases pre-date the pandemic.

However, the issue of routine childhood vaccinations has come under increasing scrutiny due to the spread of Covid-19.

This is the first ruling from the ECHR on compulsory vaccination against childhood diseases.

The judges backed the Czech legislation by 16 to 1.

"The... measures could be regarded as being 'necessary in a democratic society'" the court said, adding: "The objective has to be that every child is protected against serious diseases, through vaccination or by virtue of herd immunity."
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shemp wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:25 pm Internet Responds After Anti-Vaxxers Ask Media To Stop Calling Them ‘Anti-Vaxxers’
Fine.

We will call them "Stupid-Ass Cunts."

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Miami school bars vaccinated teachers from seeing students
A Miami school has discouraged teachers from getting the Covid vaccine, saying any vaccinated employees will be barred from interacting with students.
Centner Academy leadership cited debunked claims of non-vaccinated people being "negatively impacted" by contact with vaccinated people.
Experts say there is no evidence for such theories. US health officials have said the jabs are safe and effective.
Some 141 million Americans have received the Covid-19 vaccine to date.
The Centner Academy, a fee-paying school, is located in Miami's Design District. Annual tuition begins at $15,160 (£10,898) for pre-school students and goes up to nearly $30,000 for middle school students, who are around 13-15 years old.
Co-founder Leila Centner informed parents on Monday that, when possible, the academy's policy is to not employ anyone who has received a Covid-19 vaccine at this time, CBS Miami reported.
In a letter last week to staff, first reported by the New York Times, Mrs Centner said teachers must notify the school if they had already received the jab.
"We cannot allow recently vaccinated people to be near our students until more information is known," Mrs Centner wrote.
Teachers who wait to get vaccinated after the school year ends will be allowed to return only when clinical trials on the vaccine are completed, assuming a position at the school is still available.
Mrs Centner also repeated a false claim of vaccinated individuals affecting unvaccinated people, saying three women in the school's community had their menstrual cycles "impacted after having spent time with a vaccinated person".
There is no scientific evidence for these claims. None of the coronavirus vaccines approved for emergency in the US have been linked to infertility, miscarriages or any other negative changes to women's reproductive health.
Mrs Centner and her husband David Centner have described themselves as "health freedom advocates", providing guidance for parents at the Centner Academy to file for exemptions from vaccine requirements in the past.
Mrs Centner has frequently shared anti-vaccine content on Facebook, according to the Times.
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