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Doctors bring the fight to anti-vaxxers online

Too many health care workers have died needlessly because of covid disinformation, and they are mad and not going to take it anymore, particularly from malicious AntiVaxers. They are organizing effectively to combat the massive social networking of the AntiVax threats!

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Doctors and nurses trying to build confidence in Covid-19 vaccines on social media are mounting coordinated campaigns to combat anti-vaccination forces prevalent on those platforms.

At the same time, public health groups are mobilizing a global network of vaccine advocates to come to their aid when they are attacked online by activists, who closely monitor certain hashtags and keywords. The groups use monitoring software to swiftly identify online attacks, then tap their networks to flood social media posts with supportive messages countering vaccine opponents.

Its turning into a military campaign, in terms of how we have to treat the opposition, said Sunny Jha, a Houston anesthesiologist who organized the #ThisIsOurShot campaign, through which thousands of health care workers have shared their own experiences getting Covid-19 vaccines. As a new group we had to kind of be smart about how exactly we strategize.

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Here we go again with elites with their degrees and knowledge and experience spouting off about how my gut feeling and the gut feelings of millions of others is somehow not as valuable as their expertise.

Like Im supposed to believe them?!? The elites were wrong about the solar system and disease for millennia and now were supposed to take their word about something as newfangled as vaccines?!!!!!!!


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Oh SNAP :ohsnap:!

I knew that somewhere somehow that original soul of Irkdome could be ressurected! grin
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...something as newfangled as vaccines?!!!!!!!

I'm waiting for the Dyson Vaccinator - it'll suck the Covid right outta ya, and I can get it battery powered!


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You do have to keep on recharging those batteries, though. Get some spares.

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Ya sure dont want to be left hanging, if ya get my meaning, if ya catch my drift!

Oh you said Vaccinator , my bad?

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I love all these anti-vax folks who say vaccinated old people dying is proof the vaccine is deadly. 40 million vaccinations and a thousand 80+ year olds die. I got news for them: Old people die. Especially from Covid-19 before their vaccine immunity kicks in. And they would have died at the same rate even without the vaccine.

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It seems as if a lot of black folks are having problems taking the vaccine due to the The Tuskegee Syphilis Study of the 30's. Its unfortunate and it was a long time ago. They seem be be determined to re-hash that which happened a long time ago. Now, apparently, whitey has decided to feel guilty and is working very hard to get them to take the vaccine and they seem to be working just as hard not to. I have some problems with folks who don't want to take the vaccine because of this or that. I also don't understand why they just done give all the teachers the vaccine. Just give it to them and then they will stop being angry about it. Right now there is not enough vaccine to go around (but there is more coming every day it seems).

Anyway, I am for just giving anybody who wants a shot to have one. That is apparently about a month away but more an more are getting the vaccine. Those that don't want to take the vaccines have to pay the price and that might be death. As I watch the black community talk about it I get more and more confused as much of what they are saying tends to infer that they are punishing whitey for all the bad things they did. The problem is that they are not really punishing whitey so much as themselves. Given, however, the simple fact that whenever there are vaccines there seems to be takers, even black takers.

The real problem, for most, is that much of the distributions are screwed up one way or another due to everything from gov to the weather. The gov thing is, I think, not helping and takes the thought that gov can't get anything right yet another step down a really bad path. I just wish gov would stop screwing around, quit the who gets what, when, and where, instead of just start getting everybody available for shots to get shots. After that gets done there will be lots of time to beat our breasts about bad things done almost a 100 years ago or more.

The black thing is unfortunate. My suspicion is that if gov just started giving shots to whoever wants them that a lot of them that don't want the shots now will probably change their minds once they see that nobody is dying from the shots. That, however, isn't going to happen until a lot more get the vaccine.

I apologize if I have offended over this - its not what I intended.

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I got shot yesterday, and I'm no worse than usual! I read all the published reports, but would have taken any of them!

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The really sad thing is people with darker skin are likely to have much lower levels of Vitamin D, which seems to be highly correlated with mortality. Around twice as many Black folks have died, as compared to their numbers in the population. It's easy to understand their reluctance to get vaccinated, but I think if we had a national policy of White Folks First they would be marching for vaccine equality.

It's self destructive. I wish they would all at least take Vitamin D3 to make themselves more resistant. Instead I have seen a few articles claiming Vitamin D deficiency is natural for Black people. Hogwash! Maasai tribesmen who live in Africa have very high levels, just like Hawaiian lifeguards, because of the tropical sun.

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