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Offline Dia

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Re: Alberta - Hillbilly Redneck Hyuck
« Reply #60 on: September 24, 2021, 09:16:43 am »
So I was trying to quote an earlier post of mine where I said IDGAF about unvaccinated people dying and I accidentally deleted it. 

Anyway, I read a story today that melted even my cold covidiot-hating heart.  She was a 29 year old who had an organ transplant when she was little and was worried about the side effects of the vaccine because of it.  She had taken precautions and wasn't a covid denier, but somehow she got it anyway.  She was intubated on her 29th birthday and died a few days later. 

Shortly after I read about a 'covid party' in rural Alberta where people deliberately tried to contract covid and a few ended up in the hospital.  I chuckled, got mad, and then realized that in a way they're just as much victims of misinformation as the young woman who died for whom I did feel sorry.

I want to feel sympathy for them all equally.  They are all victims.  They're all going to be missed by someone who loved them. 

And yet, I am numb to most of them because I'm so angry at them.

Yeah, both angry and sad about the anti-vax types.  My angry side says let them die, they knowingly took the risk.

But when I think about real people ending up in the hospital, sick, scared and dying, I'm very sad for them.  Gullibility shouldn't be a death sentence.

Sometimes I think spreading misinformation should be much more harshly dealt with, but at the same time I know that's not really an answer.  It would just drive those people underground, and make their ideas more attractive to a certain segment of the population.
Plus they're not wrong when they point out that experts make mistakes, or that the vaccine may have unintended side effects, but they ignore the reality that overall experts save lives while making our lives better.  The vaccine is our best option, even if it's not perfect, which is true for almost any choice we have in life.

But usually I just want to shake them, or slap them upside the head and hope they get a clue before they're dying in the hospital. 
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