Herd Immunity against COVID-19 is not possible in the US because in this country we have a deadly mixture of stupidity, exceptionalism, individualism, and Republicanism.
On the whole, Americans are not that bright. It is what it is. Our educational system sucks, especially in math in science, compared to other highly developed nations. The average American does not understand how science works or how new information means adjustments to previous theories.
We are all fed a steady diet of “America is the best!” from the time we’re born. Thinking you’re the best, when you’re actually not that bright, makes it easier for misinformation to take root. “I’m smart, and if I believe this, it must be true.”
MY FREEDOM! MY LIBERTY! The US is will never work as a collective because of class, racial, and religious divisions, but also because we prize individual freedom over the common good. You cannot convince selfish people to inconvenience themselves to save others.
Republicans politicized A VIRUS. It’s objectively impressive to sit back and watch the GOP work on their faithful followers, but this is the result. Scientific truths about COVID are just lies cooked up by Liberals, thanks to Trump’s America.
So there it is. Herd Immunity is impossible because the United States is a stupid country with selfish people who all believe they know better, and the biggest chunk of them are Republicans being spoonfed lies for the political aims of their elected officials.
I hate it here.
Ivermectin would be so profitable…if it worked.
The US is a deeply capitalist country. Forget doctors, the FDA, the CDC and whoever else is allegedly conspiring against ivermectin. If livestock dewormer worked to defeat or prevent COVID, *all* of the companies who make it would be pushing it for that reason to make more money!
It’s so funny to me that these raggedy ass, anti-government, Facebook Researchers are so convinced the world is cahoots to keep horse paste away from them when the people who stand to make an absolute killing off the sales of horse paste aren’t trying to pimp the shit out!
Merck is an ivermectin manufacturer and they flat out said don’t use it for COVID. You really think they would lie about that and miss out on a bag? Please.
US News: Georgia Governor Boosts Hospital Staffing Amid COVID Surge
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced Monday the state will spend another $125 million to increase staffing at hospitals amid a surge in coronavirus cases that has forced them to turn patients away.
(cont. US News)
Brian Kemp refuses to issue mask or vaccine mandates, not even for hospital workers and state employees, as COVID cases skyrocket. He said, “You see where mask mandates are causing fights at sporting events and on airplanes and other things. People know how to deal with the virus.”
No, they do not, because Americans in general are assholes and Republican Americans are violent assholes who cannot stand to be told what to do and have no interest in the greater good or protecting other people.
Instead, of mask/vaccine mandates, he is increasing funding to hospitals, because when your house is flooding, it’s best to just spend a ton of money to add another level instead of turning off the water.
CNN: A parent sent their child to school after a positive Covid-19 test.
More than 80 students may have been exposed, officials say
More than 80 students were potentially exposed to Covid-19 on the first day of class in Reno, Nevada, on Monday after a parent sent their child to Marce Herz Middle School, despite both the parent and child receiving a positive Covid-19 test just two days earlier, Washoe County Health District officials said.
The exposed students had to quarantine at home and started distance learning on Tuesday, the Washoe County School District said.
One side of me feels like a parent of one of the 80 kids who were exposed: How dare this SELFISH and STUPID family interrupt and endanger the lives of 80 other families? You and your kid tested positive for COVID and you sent them to school anyway? JAIL!!!!
The other side of me feels like an armchair socialist: We don’t live in a country that adequately supports working parents. What do you usually do when your kid is sick and you can’t take time off work or afford a sitter? You send them to school with the sniffles anyway.
Nobody wins. Our federal and local governments are the reason we’re in this mess, and the reactions from everyday citizens range from honorable to laughable to desperate to idiotic.
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