covid19

FIRE RANT: Another Media Covid Blitz

Once again, the media is pushing fear with the drowning coverage of the latest covid omicron variant.  Every news station is excessively covering it every news cycle.  What is weird to me is that they waited until after Thanksgiving weekend when most of the great travel and spending had been completed to suddenly have this breaking news.  Had they announced the information a day or two sooner it would have impacted businesses and other entities.  A side impact of this new variant is the realization that even if the USA or another country was 100% vaccinated the risk of covid mutations doesn’t go away completely.  Essentially, if other parts of the world aren’t vaccinated the virus can keep spreading.  The fact gives folks less reason to get vaccinated.  If we can’t get our own citizens to get vaccinated how the heck, we going to influence other countries?

FIRE RANT: I need Data to get Vaccinated, What Kind, Do You Know?

Closing my three-part series on rants against covid-19 topics.  So again, zero problems with folks choosing not to put a syringe into their arms against their will.  However, when people say they are waiting on the data to get vaccinated how many of them know what they are waiting for?  Is vaccination data like porn, you know it when you see it?  I watch these clueless folks they interview on the news that they ask about not being vaccinated and everyone gives the same generic answer.  I need the data; I’m looking at the data.  How many of these folks read labels on anything they ingest medicine, drink, or eat?  No, checking the carbs, sugar, and general vitamins doesn’t count.  If they read a label, are they actually researching ingredients they can’t pronounce?  Do they have any idea how many things on the store shelves aren’t FDA approved that they take without blinking?  By the way, the vaccine is now FDA improved for some.  In short, what I’m saying is if you are waiting on data to get vaccinated, you better be able to intelligently explain what it is you need to feel comfortable.  Otherwise, you’re just a fool repeating what the media and everyone else is saying.

FIRE RANT: No Vaccine, No Problem, Where a Mask though

So, this week I continue my spitting my venom at covid-19 related topics.  I believe that in this country given all the other rights we have been given that its not okay to force citizens to get something injected to their bodies.  I would simply think that folks would act in their best interest and take something that enhances their chances of survival.  However, my assumptions certainly don’t speak for everyone.  My issue is that non-vaccinated folks aren’t holding up their end of the bargain.  People don’t want to get vaccinated BUT don’t want to wear masks either.  I know this because again half the population is roughly vaccinated supposedly but when I go to the grocery store 80% of people are mask-less.  When I view sporting events on TV and see packed stadiums majority of people are mask-less.  Everyone without a mask isn’t vaccinated or covid-19 negative.  If you aren’t interested in getting vaccinated, fine but be accountable and wear a mask!  If you don’t feel you have to do anything but wake up and live, your just selfish as hell.  God have mercy on your soul.  If you get sick I have little to no sympathy for you.

FIRE RANT: Booster Shots for What?

So, the big news recently has been the fact that booster shots for covid-19 are becoming available for various citizens in the USA.  However, I have issue with this.  First, we have folks that are vaccinated getting covid-19 multiple times which means the vaccine isn’t some immunity pill.  So, listen double or tripled down on it and get more shots in the arm.  Yes, the vaccine pretty much stops you from dying from covid-19 but it clearly doesn’t make getting it impossible.  Second, they expect the same folks that already got shot in the arms several times to get vaccinated again while we still haven’t addressed the rest of folks that aren’t vaccinated and don’t wear masks.  Essentially, it seems they are trying to back into herd immunity by hoping if they make the vaccinated folks have lower infection rate maybe that compensates for those that have high infections rate.  Ladies and gentlemen, its just math.  100% protection rate in best case scenario averaged with 0% (folks with no vaccine and no mask) the best you will get is 50%.  Weighted average doesn’t matter because I think we’re barely at 50% of country vaccinated so my simple math is directionally correct.  Third, I’m not interested in getting vaccinated when my kids still aren’t eligible.  Maybe instead of trying to figure out they can keep exploiting for shots they should have put more energy to making rest of population vaccine eligible.  So again, not interested in getting vaccinated a 3rd time for incremental protection, not interested in compensating for the non-vaccinated-non-masked folks, and not getting vaccinated again, when my kids aren’t taking care of.