Health and Sanity category archive
Thom finds himself explaining the concepts of “public health” and “the common good” as they relate to vaccination to a somewhat skeptical caller.
At the Idaho State Journal, Helen Delahunt-Avila has a few words on the issue. A snippet:
. . . I’m pretty certain that if you break a bone, need an appendectomy, tear your rotator cuff, get cancer or lose a limb to diabetes or an accident, social media won’t provide you a step-by-step manual for fixing that broken bone; or provide procedural information to show you how to take out that pesky appendix in the comfort of your home; fix that painful rotator cuff tear with a glue gun; prepare a chemical concoction to defeat cancer; or show you how to make your own prosthetic; or provide a recipe for insulin. Interesting how we depend on science for some things but deny others because some blond guy with bobby pins in his hair can determine health care choices for his obsequious sycophants.
The Arizona Republic’s E. J. Montini has a question.
I say “all of a sudden” because, for as long as I can remember, Arizona has required proof of all kinds of vaccines for school kids.
This new idea about “choice,” however, is only for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Why is that?
Follow the link for his thoughts as to possible answers for that question.
AL.com has a lengthy report on one Alabama doctor’s experiences in treating COVID-19 patients in the least vaccinated state in the nation. She reports that, as she prepares to intubate new patients, they often ask for the vaccine, and she has to tell them, “I’m sorry, it’s too late.”
Here’s a tiny little bit; follow the link for the rest.
“I try to be very non-judgmental when I’m getting a new COVID patient that’s unvaccinated, but I really just started asking them, ‘Why haven’t you gotten the vaccine?’ And I’ll just ask it point blank, in the least judgmental way possible,” she said. “And most of them, they’re very honest, they give me answers. ‘I talked to this person, I saw this thing on Facebook, I got this email, I saw this on the news,’ you know, these are all the reasons that I didn’t get vaccinated.
“And the one question that I always ask them is, did you make an appointment with your primary care doctor and ask them for their opinion on whether or not you should receive the vaccine? And so far, nobody has answered yes to that question.”
Arizona’s governor rules, “
Suffer Sacrifice the children.”
We are a society of stupid.
(Incorrect copy-and-paste cut and repasted.)
No, argues Leonard Pitts, Jr., it’s no place Disney. Here’s the subhead:
Follow the link for his reasoning.