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Thom finds himself explaining the concepts of “public health” and “the common good” as they relate to vaccination to a somewhat skeptical caller.

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Maskless Marauders 0

Read the article that Farron cites.

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Don’t Look 0

You might not like what you see.

In related news . . . .

The stupid.

It burns.

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“The Disinformation Dozen” 0

Read the article that Faron is discussion.

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Vaccine Nation 0

Two women walk past a newspaper box bearing the headline,

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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.

Also, too.

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Vaccine Nation Takes a Boat Ride 0

As the Titanic slips beneath the waters, voices can be heard saying,

Via Juanita Jean.

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Rand Gestures 0

(Warning: Short commercial at the end.)

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The Visitor 0

Man wearing Gadsden Flag tee shirt and MAGA hat hears a knock on his door and says,

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Vaccine Nation 0

The Arizona Republic’s E. J. Montini has a question.

When it comes to school children being immunized, Gov. Doug Ducey is all of a sudden in favor of choice.

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.

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Vaccine Nation, HIPAAcrit Dept. 0

(Misplet pun correxed.)

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Maskless Marauders 0

Marauders incongruously assembled.

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Vaccine Nation: A Doctor’s Story 0

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.”

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Man wearing MAGA hat, Stars and Bars cape, and carrying Trump flag asks,

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The Sacrifice 0

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A Lesson of History 0

Those who ignore the past are condemned to repeat it.

The stupid. It burns.

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Maskless Marauders 0

Arizona’s governor rules, “Suffer Sacrifice the children.”

We are a society of stupid.

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Culling the Cult 0

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The Disinformation Superhighway 0

man looking at laptop labeled

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(Incorrect copy-and-paste cut and repasted.)

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“The Happiest Place on Earth” 0

No, argues Leonard Pitts, Jr., it’s no place Disney. Here’s the subhead:

If ignorance really were bliss, Tennessee would be the happiest place on Earth.

Follow the link for his reasoning.

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Vaccine Nation 0

Dick Polman runs the numbers.

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