Spock wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:40 pm
Sorry, I am not going to live in fear of a miniscule chance of reinfection. And, OMG, If I get it again, I might feel crappy and lose my appetite for a few days.
Getting a vaccine is not "living in fear." But as usual, you're looking for evidence to confirm your political beliefs. Remember how you were crowing about herd immunity last summer, some 400,000 deaths ago. And a lot of them were under 83 years old.
I don't care if you're willing to endanger your life to prove your point. I do care that people like you have spent the last year endangering the lives of everyone else in this country by trying to prove their points.
And for a trip down memory lane, here's a scientific prediction from Spock that hasn't aged particularly well (not that any of his have):
Spock 5/13/20 wrote:The lockdowns and stay at home orders were never predicated on the assumption that the total number of cases would even decrease-it would just stretch the number out over time. Surely, by now, we can handle more cases-Obviously, we have plenty of ventilators and hospital space nationwide.
It seems that a modest increase in cases (possibly to be expected as restrictions ease) would be consistent with all the 'flattening the curve' graphs we saw 2 months ago. Or are we just supposed to drop those graphs down the memory hole? We need to start building up some herd immunity at some point.
Cumulative US deaths as of 5/13/20: 80,770
Cumulative US deaths as of 3/16/21: 549,019
A modest increase.