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Crunchy Frog

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September 25, 2021

Post #17 in the thread linked below.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100215892198

It's what this current thread is in response to, I'm pretty sure.
September 22, 2021

The GOP is waging biological warfare against the United States.

The dying rubes are the cannon fodder.

That's the bottom line.

September 17, 2021

Hermain Cain Awards having a positive impact. Influencing hesitant to go ahead and get the shot.

I've been lurking a lot on this Reddit board. https://www.reddit.com/r/HermanCainAward/

Lately I've begun seeing posts by vaccine hesitant people who have who have decided to get the shots after reading the accounts there. https://www.reddit.com/r/HermanCainAward/comments/ppnri6/declining_my_award/

For all the people scolding about how counterproductive "death shaming" is, it appears to be having a genuine positive influence on some people. It seems to be acting like a vaccine equivalent of "Scared Straight".

And even now, they are not all beyond reach.

September 8, 2021

Our Catholic hospital here tried to kill my mother's SO,

who had Alzheimers, when he was there with pneumonia. He was costing the Catholic run care program more than they were getting for him from the government.

The program then put heavy pressure on her to sign a DNR when she wasn't ready to, and also to just let him die instead of going to the hospital the next time he got pneumonia.

I don't count on Catholic run hospitals or other health programs to be more concerned about "life" than they are about money.

I'm going to wait and see how this situation develops.

July 23, 2021

Another perspective on this. Nurses getting abused and threatened by covidiots.

Nurses quitting due to "compassion fatigue" when dealing with those who are sick by choice. There is absolutely no other comparable situation in this country's history that I know of.

The surreal lives of Arkansas nurses fighting Covid-19 inside the hospital and denial on the outside

Video is called: Nurse explains why she doesn't like the term 'healthcare hero'

"Nurses were really the symbol for this pandemic and all of the hate was centered around us -- the hate, the fear, the respect, all of it," Sunny said. A lot of nurses have PTSD from 2020, she said, "And now we're having people come in and look us in the face and be like, 'No I didn't get the vaccine, and now I'm sick."


No, I'm not suggesting that patients should be turned away, but when people see or hear about this kind of shit, I find the sentiment to be understandable. And if too many healthcare workers quit because of burnout or compassion fatigue, or just sick of the bullshit, it's a guarantee that patients WILL be turned away, though it probably won't be the ones who deserve it.
July 22, 2021

It doesn't surprise me. My mother just spoke with an old friend.

She and her husband and her elderly mother all got it, and were all fully vaxxed. The mother got extremely sick, and was hospitalized, I believe in the ICU, though she fortunately survived.

All the real world evidence that I've seen suggests that Delta is highly transmissable, even to vaccinated people.

Everyone can do what they want, but I personally feel like not masking, at this point, is insane.

July 10, 2021

This is a really pernicious form of voter intimidation.

Threatening people with a felony conviction and years of imprisonment if they make an unintentional mistake in voting. Isn’t there already a woman in Texas serving a 5 year term for an honest mistake?

And I wonder which kind of people are more likely to be convicted and have the book thrown at them?

This could potentially have an incredibly chilling effect on voting, especially among groups more likely to be targeted.

I'm surprised people aren't making more noise about these laws.

July 8, 2021

Other countries have gone completely over the edge. Many times, and within living memory.

It's the height of magical thinking, or belief in American exceptionalism to think that such things can't happen here.

I worry about total societal breakdown, and the possibility of unspeakable violence happening here. Just like has happened in so many other places.

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