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Mon May 3, 2021, 03:19 PM

Many Police Officers Spurn Coronavirus Vaccine..

stupid, selfish shits..

Police officers were among the first front-line workers to gain priority access to coronavirus vaccines. But their vaccination rates are lower than or about the same as those of the general public, according to data made available by some of the nation's largest law enforcement agencies.

The reluctance of police to get the shots threatens not just their own health but the safety of people they're responsible for guarding, monitoring and patrolling, experts say.

At the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, 39% of employees have gotten at least one dose, officials said, compared to more than 50% of eligible adults nationwide. In Atlanta, 36% of sworn officers have been vaccinated. Twenty-eight percent of those employed by the Columbus Division of Police - Ohio's largest police department - report having received a shot.

"I think it's unacceptable," Joe Lombardo, the head of Las Vegas police and sheriff of Clark County, said of the demand for the shots within his force.

More at: https://www.yahoo.com/news/many-police-officers-spurn-coronavirus-194524802.html?.tsrc=fp_deeplink

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Reply Many Police Officers Spurn Coronavirus Vaccine.. (Original post)
choie May 3 OP
blm May 3 #1
WhiskeyGrinder May 3 #2
Downtown Hound May 3 #3
stopdiggin May 3 #6
Buckeye_Democrat May 3 #9
stopdiggin May 3 #15
Bleacher Creature May 3 #4
triron May 3 #19
asiliveandbreathe May 3 #5
Aristus May 3 #7
Wingus Dingus May 3 #11
USAFRetired_Liberal May 3 #12
albacore May 3 #13
Bettie May 3 #8
nuxvomica May 3 #10
rickyhall May 3 #14
Ms. Toad May 3 #16
LisaL May 3 #17
Buckeye_Democrat May 3 #18
FlyingPiggy May 3 #20

Response to choie (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 03:21 PM

1. Covid was the number one killer of law enforcement officers

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Response to choie (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 03:21 PM

2. PrOtEcTiNg AnD sErViNg

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Response to choie (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 03:22 PM

3. Most cops are conservative

No surprise there.

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Response to Downtown Hound (Reply #3)

Mon May 3, 2021, 03:32 PM

6. my first reaction too. anybody really surprised here?

If you want that actually puzzles a bit -- check out the number of 'medical staff' working in hospitals and clinics .... Don't need none of that nasty 'sciency' stuff 'round here!

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Response to stopdiggin (Reply #6)

Mon May 3, 2021, 03:39 PM

9. Several of them are right-wingers too.

There's plenty of nurses who pursued that career for the money, not because of a scientific/medical mindset. Some doctors too, but their more intense educations surely makes it harder for them to remain ignorant in general.

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Response to Buckeye_Democrat (Reply #9)

Mon May 3, 2021, 04:35 PM

15. GOP is well represented in the medical field

And, yes -- a lot of it is money (I got mine) plain and simple. What I find more disconcerting (and less forgivable) is anti-science proclivities. To me -- it's bordering on malpractice and violating Hippocratic .... (but I'm sure that depends on definitions)

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Response to choie (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 03:24 PM

4. Then they should quit.

You don't have a legal right to put others at risk. Nobody is going to force them to get vaccinated, but doing so needs to come with a price so that they don't harm others. It's not that difficult and they need the make a choice.

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Response to Bleacher Creature (Reply #4)

Mon May 3, 2021, 07:15 PM

19. It should be a requirement for continued employment (except in certain medical situations).

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Response to choie (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 03:25 PM

5. Got a retired AF guy in neighborhood.."I ain't gettin' no vaccine"..he is about 70ish..

I don't get it!! I thought this guy was smart...service members..are they reluctant because they had so many shots while in the military?..Dunno....

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Response to asiliveandbreathe (Reply #5)

Mon May 3, 2021, 03:36 PM

7. Not me.

I lost track of how many immunizations I got during my active duty years. I still get all my recommended vaccines.

Anti-vaxxing among cops is just another expression of their severely-toxic masculinity.

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Response to asiliveandbreathe (Reply #5)

Mon May 3, 2021, 03:46 PM

11. It's a political statement. He's willing to risk a potentially fatal disease

to defy liberals and "scamdemic" authorities and the lamestream media! He'll sure show us!

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Response to asiliveandbreathe (Reply #5)

Mon May 3, 2021, 03:53 PM

12. Nope

Just like cops...a lot of them are just conservative idiots

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Response to asiliveandbreathe (Reply #5)

Mon May 3, 2021, 04:00 PM

13. This was the Old Corps.... when I was in. Now.. 48,000 Marines are refusing the Covid vaccine.

I never got the impression the "refusing" anything was an option.

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Response to choie (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 03:39 PM

8. You know that part in the Constituion

about promoting the general welfare?

The health of our population is part of that.

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Response to choie (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 03:42 PM

10. I wonder how well "hesitancy" aligns with white supremacy

If they align fairly close, automatic dismissal of vaccine refusers after formal FDA approval could fix two problems.

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Response to choie (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 04:11 PM

14. Fire them Good way to remove the bad ones.

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Response to choie (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 07:00 PM

16. Doesn't surprise me at all.

I got into a pissing contest with one a few weeks back.

Our state (Ohio), county, and city all have masking orders/regulations. They require masks indoors with few exceptions.

Doofus police officer was in a Sheetz without a mask (as were half of the patrons). When I asked him why he wasn't wearing a mask (after he falsely informed another unmasked patron that stores were free to make their own rules). He said he was just waiting for his food.

I reminded him about the state, county, and city laws he was violating and he reluctantly pulled his gator up to just below his nose (to the cheers of at least few other masked folks), and made a snarky comment under his breath.

I'm sure he's not vaccinated.

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Response to choie (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 07:01 PM

17. Presumably a lot of Trumpers among police officers.

NT

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Response to choie (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 07:03 PM

18. As they arrest someone, exhaling their Covid cooties.

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Response to choie (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 07:27 PM

20. Make it so that it ties in w health insurance. Kind of like smokers

It increases your risks so your insurance goes up.

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