The Real Risk

Thoughts on vaccine-mandates and collectivism, from Sarah Hoyt.

[Update a while later]

“Read my lips. We’re not going back to masks and lockdowns again.”

After a few weeks of freedom, I saw yesterday that CVS put up the mandatory mask sign again when I went to get some ice, for no reason other than the idiotic dictate from the LA County health department, which the sheriff has said he’s not going to enforce, because there’s no scientific basis for it.

11 thoughts on “The Real Risk”

  1. Hey, the vaccines were developed under the guidance of the scientist who was funding the Wuhan lab, which should mean that incredible expertise has gone into this effort.

      1. Fauci didn’t provide any guidance to the vaccine manufacturers? I thought he was the CDC point man for all of this?

  2. Texas has been without a mask mandate for a long time now, but the local CVS still keeps up their sign. It’s about 50/50 of those who follow it. I used to respect the opinion of businesses, but as more businesses decide to enforce through corporate policy what politicians can’t enforce by law; then my respect evaporates.

    I’m vaccinated. Either that means something or it doesn’t. Instead, we are told you must get vaccinated to regain freedoms that existed prior to 2020 and only removed for an emergency that ended months ago. Also, even if you are vaccinated, maybe you really shouldn’t have those freedoms after all. Finally, if you got sick and survived with antibodies, science says you will likely fight off a reoccurrence better than someone vaccinated, but policymakers don’t care about the science.

    1. I got vaccinated because, well, I am retirement age so definitely in the Higher Risk Category. Mostly it was concern that my “Freedom to Navigate” could be impaired if I didn’t have the Magic Vaccine Passport in my wallet.

    2. A lot of those policies (like all the sanitizing) are driven by corporate being leaned on by their insurance companies.

  3. I’d have crawled over broken glass to get my Wuhan virus shots. As it was, I had to drive over a hundred miles each way (both times) and I was happy to do it.

    Getting vaccinated was my choice. I also think that those at high risk from the virus who don’t get vaccinated are idiots.

    What I do NOT have the right to do is force my opinions on others. I thus of course abhor the concept of mandatory vaccinations, and support the inherent right of people to make their own choices when it comes to their own bodies. Whether I agree with those choices is irrelevant; it’s their choice.

    I find it rather amusing that the biggest supporters of mandatory vaccinations are the very same people who say “her body, her choice.”

    1. “Her body, her choice” unless she wants to sell her *ahem* “horizontal athletic skills” or pole-dance or pose for unclad pictures because that is different. It is intriguing how so-called ‘feminists’ draw the lines on personal freedoms.

  4. ““70 percent of new COVID-19 cases originate from households and small gatherings.” And in October, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said it was “small household gatherings” largely driving the uptick of cases in the Garden State. ”

    How did the virus get in the home? Stands to reason that out of the home activities are not low risk because that is where people are getting sick and then spreading the virus in less guarded environments. What you need to know is where the person who brought the virus home caught it.

    I have seen this argument a lot and it is stupid and the people who bring it up offer no solutions to stop the spread at home anyway.

    What does it even mean that there is an uptick of cases? How many of those were symptomatic and how many required hospitalization? How many vaccinated people tested positive? Getting a vaccine doesn’t make you immune but makes it less likely to get the virus and if you do get it, makes it less likely that you have symptoms, as severe a case, and less likely to spread the virus.

    A vaccinated person getting the virus but not having symptoms or not having severe symptoms should be a good thing. It shows the vaccines work and also means people are getting natural defense mechanisms.

  5. In the case of the Houston Opera and Symphony voting for mandatory vaccinations, I’ll bet it was the older players (and there are a lot!) that voted for it. They are most at risk, even if a serious case is unlikely if you are vaccinated, and with a “long haul” case, it could end their career. Think about it. If you are in an orchestra pit, you are sitting in the middle of a bunch of people blowing air through an instrument as hard as they can. An aerosol heavy environment for several hours at a time.

    TBH, Sarah Hoyt has really gone round the bend over the last few years. Flashbacks to her youth in Portugal, no doubt.

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