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Old 09-16-21, 09:46 AM
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But they are free.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...ients-rcna1997
Hospitals in West struggle to find beds for critically ill amid Covid surge
Last week, Idaho allowed some overwhelmed hospitals to ration care. Now they're considering doing the same for all medical facilities.
Sept. 16, 2021, 3:30 AM CDT
By Phil McCausland

Idaho hospitals are so overwhelmed with the surge in coronavirus cases that doctors and nurses have to contact dozens of regional hospitals across the West in hopes of finding places to transfer individual critical patients.

"It's just nonstop trying to find placement for these patients and the care that they need," said Brian Whitlock, the president and CEO of the Idaho Hospital Association, who noted that hospitals across the state are struggling with the same issue. "It really is a minute-by-minute assessment of where beds are open, and hospitals saying we don't know where we're going to put the next one."

Itís become an ethical challenge, as Washington has been aggressive in its Covid safety measures while Idahoís state leaders have done little to address the latest surge.

Now, he said, doctors are being forced to call 30 or more hospitals across multiple states to find a bed for a single patient in hospitals with which they have little to no relationship. Some doctors in Idaho have called as far south as Texas and as far east as Georgia.
Old 09-16-21, 09:50 AM
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I do hope they incorporate data of those that have both natural immunity from prior infection + vaccine vs those with only vaccine-based immunity. I suspect the data may also indicate booster recommendation will also vary between mRNA and J&J.
Hell I'm pretty sure the booster data will even be different between Pfizer and Moderna at this point. Moderna being triple the dose of the Pfizer shots definitely seems to have made a bit of a difference.
Old 09-16-21, 09:52 AM
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Hell I'm pretty sure the booster data will even be different between Pfizer and Moderna at this point. Moderna being triple the dose of the Pfizer shots definitely seems to have made a bit of a difference.
The snippet on the news yesterday said both were recommended to be 6 months (pending FDA approval) but the Moderna was half a shot/dose.
Old 09-16-21, 10:15 AM
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How can this happen? With a 40% fully vaccinated rate, that's how. Good advice on Covid research at 5:30.

This was from a week ago.

Old 09-16-21, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by jfoobar View Post
While Patton Oswalt is canceling shows at venues that DON'T require masks and vaccines. I'll be going to see Oswalt on Friday night. .
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I'm also going to see Patton on Friday, and very glad he's taking the position he is.
I'm not surprised at all though, Patton seems like a really good guy. You guys have fun, I really wish I could see him again, he's one of my favorites, but who knows when he'll be able to make it up to Canada.
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I'm not surprised at all though, Patton seems like a really good guy. You guys have fun, I really wish I could see him again, he's one of my favorites, but who knows when he'll be able to make it up to Canada.
Iíve seen him live twice ó once in 2015 in Madison, WI and again in 2018 when I was at a local DC open mic and he randomly dropped in. He was in town visiting family and decided to try out some material he was working on. We were 50 or so people in the basement of a bar on a Thursday night getting treated to 20 minutes of free comedy from an A-list standup!
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Iíve seen him live twice ó once in 2015 in Madison, WI and again in 2018 when I was at a local DC open mic and he randomly dropped in. He was in town visiting family and decided to try out some material he was working on. We were 50 or so people in the basement of a bar on a Thursday night getting treated to 20 minutes of free comedy from an A-list standup!
That's awesome, I'm jealous!
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I'm also going to see Patton on Friday, and very glad he's taking the position he is. Meanwhile, I just figured Jim Breuer had gotten a regular job by now.
If you are going to the later of the two shows, just wave at random people and pretend one of them is me. If you wave at a really tall guy with a beard walking with a woman with brown hair and big boobs, your odds of waving at the actual me are higher.
Old 09-16-21, 04:31 PM
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Iíve seen him live twice ó once in 2015 in Madison, WI and again in 2018 when I was at a local DC open mic and he randomly dropped in. He was in town visiting family and decided to try out some material he was working on. We were 50 or so people in the basement of a bar on a Thursday night getting treated to 20 minutes of free comedy from an A-list standup!
This will be my fourth time seeing him. The first, many years ago (2011-ish I think), was at the Arlington Drafthouse. He did crowd work for close to half the show and I was probably one of the few people in the first five rows he didn't end up talking to. The last two have been at the Warner Theater.
Old 09-16-21, 06:18 PM
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And Minaj doubles down on being a piece of shit:

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainmen...ccine-blowback

Rap artist Nicki Minaj slammed America’s cancel culture after she spoke out about her vaccine hesitancy and compared it to China's restrictions on residents and visitors from criticizing the country's leaders.

"I remember going to China and they were telling us you know, you cannot speak out against, you know, the people in power, there, etc," Minaj said in an Instagram Live video on Wednesday night.

"Don't y'all see that we are living now in that time where people will turn their back on you … but people will isolate you if you simply speak and ask a question."
If you "simply speak and ask a question?" Oh, so that's what she was doing.
Old 09-17-21, 08:02 AM
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There's an easy solution to a majority of what people claim is cancel culture. It's called get the fuck off social media.
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There's sincerely asking a question. And then there's Just Asking A Question (i.e. JAQing off). It's easy to figure out which one she was doing.
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There's sincerely asking a question. And then there's Just Asking A Question (i.e. JAQing off). It's easy to figure out which one she was doing.
And "peer review" doesn't mean review by YOUR peers on Facebook
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Another day, another pair of anti-vaxxers lose their lives. Ugh.

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Score one for natural selection.
Old 09-17-21, 09:20 AM
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The tourists are from Texas. Shocking.

Here's more:

NEW YORK (AP) — A hostess at a popular New York City restaurant was assaulted by three women from Texas after she asked for proof they had been vaccinated against COVID-19, police said.

The three women punched the hostess at Carmine’s on the upper west side repeatedly and broke her necklace Thursday afternoon after she asked for proof of vaccination, which is required to dine inside at a restaurant in New York City, police said in a news release.

The attack left the 24-year-old victim bruised and scratched, police said. She declined medical attention.

The three women were arrested on charges of misdemeanor assault and criminal mischief. They were given desk appearance tickets and ordered to appear in court Oct. 5.
So, basically, nothing criminal will happen to these three women at all. They will be long gone back to Texas before 10/5 and New York is not going to extradite for misdemeanor assault. Unfortunately for the women, they will have been thoroughly identified already and the hostess, and possibly Carmine's as well, will sue them.


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Another day, another pair of anti-vaxxers lose their lives. Ugh.

https://twitter.com/thedailybeast/st...32239542566915
Gee, that's a shame. Fuck 'em.
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I really want to start a thread just devoted to anti-vaxxers dying. But then I'll mostly just be reposting from r/HermanCainAward on Reddit.
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I really want to start a thread just devoted to anti-vaxxers dying. But then I'll mostly just be reposting from r/HermanCainAward on Reddit.
You can just go here: sorryantivaxxer.com | A repository of stories of anti-vaxxers who died or came close to dying of COVID.
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I mean the response should be the same response they would give... what about all the people who didn't get the vaccine and lived (so far)?
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The tourists are from Texas. Shocking.

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So, basically, nothing criminal will happen to these three women at all. They will be long gone back to Texas before 10/5 and New York is not going to extradite for misdemeanor assault. Unfortunately for the women, they will have been thoroughly identified already and the hostess, and possibly Carmine's as well, will sue them.
And people wonder why no one wants to return to the service industry.
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I really want to start a thread just devoted to anti-vaxxers dying. But then I'll mostly just be reposting from r/HermanCainAward on Reddit.
It actually would be great if all of the anti-vaxxer death dunking would go into its own thread.
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And people wonder why no one wants to return to the service industry.
Exactly. The more that people become self-entitled assholes, the harder it will be to find workers for jobs where one has to deal with the general public. I know that I wouldn't touch such a job with a ten foot pole these days, fuck that.
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Could be a two birds with one stone suggestion. Fast track Robot Servers technology and cross them with T-800s or Daleks.
"Oh you disagree with our posted and legal mask requirement. Exterminate, Exterminate."
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Apparently the Nikki Minaj stuff is to take attention away from her husbands trial.

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