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typo on main page[edit]

The story about England and Wales needing masks indoors has a typo. "inddors" — Unsigned, by: 203.100.222.84 / talk / contribs

Herd immunity[edit]

https://t.co/di3xnfrwNW?amp=1 Trump's administration suppressed anti-pandemic measures deliberately, not as a fuck-up. — Unsigned, by: Arisano / talk / contribs

Flu rates[edit]

Some mention could be made of the vastly decreased flu rates - eg [1] and [2] and other places. Anna Livia (talk) 20:21, 22 February 2021 (UTC)

Not citing the bloody Daily Mail it couldn't be. Spud (talk) 04:43, 28 April 2021 (UTC)

dominic cummings[edit]

his statements to the select committee should be viewed with the knowledge that they are statements from dominic cummings. AMassiveGay (talk) 13:30, 28 May 2021 (UTC)

a 'woman scorned' dominic cummings at that AMassiveGay (talk) 13:31, 28 May 2021 (UTC)

A dumbass asks: Mandatory vaccines in the US military?[edit]

Looks like things are going that way. --2001:8003:59DB:4100:7533:FE8A:65CF:B702 (talk) 02:10, 4 June 2021 (UTC)

It would need a better reference. Spud (talk) 02:45, 4 June 2021 (UTC)
The military cannot make the vaccine mandatory now because it only has an emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration. When emergency use authorization ends, what will happen next... --2001:8003:59DB:4100:7533:FE8A:65CF:B702 (talk) 02:56, 4 June 2021 (UTC)
Several shots for different viruses and diseases are already mandatory. Also, Biden has not dismissed requiring all U.S. service members to get a COVID-19 vaccine once the shot is fully approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). --2001:8003:59DB:4100:7533:FE8A:65CF:B702 (talk) 02:57, 4 June 2021 (UTC)
To address this nonsense, the US military has an standing mandate to maintain combat readiness. Sick soldiers, or soldiers who infect civilians and other soldiers are contrary to that mandate. Further, I would hope I wouldn't have to point out the differences between civilian and military life. I really shouldn't need to. ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 03:43, 20 July 2021 (UTC)
At this point I'd support mandatory vaccines for the whole population above 18. The only good argument I can think against it is the political polarisation. It's not like you'll get arrested or anything because you didn't take the vaccine, just making your life harder in some ways. GeeJayK (talk) 12:53, 20 July 2021 (UTC)

A dumbass excitedly shares: COVID-19 Has Forever Destroyed Americans' Trust in Ruling Class 'Experts' | Opinion[edit]

COVID-19 Has Forever Destroyed Americans' Trust in Ruling Class 'Experts' | Opinion. Interesting article. People don't trust the media and scientists like they used to. --2001:8003:59DB:4100:81FA:200D:E939:6550 (talk) 05:30, 8 June 2021 (UTC)

And that's more than likely why the covid response in America has been somewhat pitiful. And the vaccine uptake is rather worryingly low compared to other countries. Cardinal Chang (talk) 21:38, 27 June 2021 (UTC)
Does a basic check on the kind of stuff that writer publishes. Oh what? He consistently pushes GOP soundbites and moral panics? Say it isn't so! Oh who could have etc etc etc... ☭Comrade GC☭Ministry of Praise 01:02, 3 July 2021 (UTC)
Anyone who thinks scientists are “ruling class” in America is an absolute drooling moron. Pizza SLICE.gifChef Moosolini’s Ristorante ItalianoMake a Reservation 01:24, 3 July 2021 (UTC)
BON has a history of sharing stuff from Daily Wire and Gateway Pundit, so make what of you will. See thread above. Person shared a Vox Day link. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario! 02:57, 3 July 2021 (UTC)
its really not covid that has destroyed trust in 'experts'. it largely the previous occupant of the white house, his fuck nut mates and shitty news media where disingenuous opinions of opportunistic liars replaces and masquerades as actual news reporting. destroyed trust, yes. more accurately deliberately assassinated. the hallmarks of a healthy democracy, freedom of speech and a free press, twisted by cunts into the instruments of its destruction. AMassiveGay (talk) 19:47, 8 July 2021 (UTC)
At least half of America is fully vaccinated. 60%+ have received at least one dose. More in Democratic counties, less in Republican counties, of course. So the headline and the poster is just a blowhard. America has different media to chose from. Some get lured into the right wing circle of hell for reasons we all know. Visit that circle for too long, and it may end up that your epidemiologist of a choice is a pedophile expat pig-farmer in the Philippines. Those in this circle indeed might not trust anyone for medical expertise except for blowhards such as professional wrestlers and compadres of cuckolds, various loud dumb dogs that bark loud but have no brains. The rest of us marches on, looks at the delta variant, says "meh" because so far the vaccines seems pretty good against it, and wishes your anti-vaxx conspiracy worshiping relatives on Facebook good luck. Sounds like they're gonna need it. PanGalacticGargleBlaster (talk) 13:08, 20 July 2021 (UTC)