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  • #91
    Originally posted by Reepicheep View Post

    You are assuming that the population density of Canada is constant across the entire country (e.g., you are assuming that the population density of Baffin Island, which is almost entirely north of the Arctic Circle, is the same as the population density of Greater Vancouver or the "Golden Horseshoe" in Ontario). Your assumption is false.

    In reality, 90% of Canadians live within 100 miles of the US border, a geographic area which, by coincidence, is roughly the size of Texas.

    The "Greater Golden Horseshoe", where over 9 million Canadians live in an area 1/22nd the size of Texas, has a population density of 759/square mile
    Yeah the population distribution of Canada is pretty weird. It's actually interesting that more Americans live above the southernmost point of Canada, than Canadians.
    "When you're attacking FBI agents because you're under criminal investigation, you're losing"
    -Trump Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders


    "So when you actually get the virus, you're going to start producing antibodies against multiple pieces of the virus. So, your antibodies are probably better at that point than the vaccination."
    - Pfizer Scientist Chris Croce

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    • #92
      Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post

      Firing them for not getting the vaccine is being "dismissive" of them in the most literal way.
      True
      "When you're attacking FBI agents because you're under criminal investigation, you're losing"
      -Trump Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders


      "So when you actually get the virus, you're going to start producing antibodies against multiple pieces of the virus. So, your antibodies are probably better at that point than the vaccination."
      - Pfizer Scientist Chris Croce

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      • #93
        Originally posted by Gondwanaland View Post
        Yeah the population distribution of Canada is pretty weird. It's actually interesting that more Americans live above the southernmost point of Canada, than Canadians.
        and that parts of California are north of parts of Canada.
        "My favorite color in the alphabet is three." - Donald J. Trump
        "The 'J' in my middle name stands for 'Jenius'" - Donald J. Trump

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        • #94
          Originally posted by Gondwanaland View Post

          To a foreigner like yourself that doesn't have a dang clue what they're talking about, perhaps.

          There's nothing speculative about it to people in the US, especially those who live in Texas or who (like me) have friends or family in Texas.

          https://www.npr.org/2021/06/22/10092...t-covid-vaccin
          And that was back in June. Since then more hospitals have started requiring it so it is only logical that many more have quit or retired as a result.

          I'm always still in trouble again

          "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
          "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
          "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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          • #95
            Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
            And that was back in June. Since then more hospitals have started requiring it so it is only logical that many more have quit or retired as a result.
            Yep. At least 5 Texas hospitals have followed their lead, as of August 4th.
            https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/a...odist-lawsuit/
            "When you're attacking FBI agents because you're under criminal investigation, you're losing"
            -Trump Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders


            "So when you actually get the virus, you're going to start producing antibodies against multiple pieces of the virus. So, your antibodies are probably better at that point than the vaccination."
            - Pfizer Scientist Chris Croce

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            • #96
              Originally posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post

              And the reference to the work and the character? I'll give you time to Google it.
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              "When you're attacking FBI agents because you're under criminal investigation, you're losing"
              -Trump Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders


              "So when you actually get the virus, you're going to start producing antibodies against multiple pieces of the virus. So, your antibodies are probably better at that point than the vaccination."
              - Pfizer Scientist Chris Croce

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              • #97
                Originally posted by Reepicheep View Post

                Considering his education level, and the extremely high position he holds in the Canadian medical research community, I decided I would be a fool if I were to refuse to follow his example. I am certainly no worse off by wearing a mask under some circumstances. Seems like a reasonable precaution for me to follow, to protect both myself (if I am in the presence of infected people) and others (if I am unknowingly infected with COVID).
                Knowing what we know about the ineffectiveness of masks for stopping a virus, there is no reason to stifle yourself with a face covering, and if he's as educated as you claim, then he has to know this, so either he's ignoring the data and is exhibiting paranoia, or he's virtue signaling.
                Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
                But I'd rather be a fool in the eyes of man
                Than a fool in the eyes of God


                From "Fools Gold" by Petra

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                • #98
                  Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
                  Knowing what we know about the ineffectiveness of masks for stopping a virus
                  Source?
                  "My favorite color in the alphabet is three." - Donald J. Trump
                  "The 'J' in my middle name stands for 'Jenius'" - Donald J. Trump

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                  • #99
                    Originally posted by Reepicheep View Post

                    Source?
                    Observable reality.

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                    "When you're attacking FBI agents because you're under criminal investigation, you're losing"
                    -Trump Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders


                    "So when you actually get the virus, you're going to start producing antibodies against multiple pieces of the virus. So, your antibodies are probably better at that point than the vaccination."
                    - Pfizer Scientist Chris Croce

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                    • Originally posted by Gondwanaland View Post

                      Hun, I'll be dismissive of anyone I want to, especially when they created an image of fearporn of hospitals overrun with sick and people dying in hallways in the US (none of which happened), whilst also clearly having time for elaborate tiktoks.
                      I find your attitude callous. Hospital staff have contracted this disease and died from it while caring for patient suffering from it.
                      "It ain't necessarily so
                      The things that you're liable
                      To read in the Bible
                      It ain't necessarily so
                      ."

                      Sportin' Life
                      Porgy & Bess, DuBose Heyward, George & Ira Gershwin

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                      • Originally posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post

                        I find your attitude callous.
                        And I should care.... why?

                        Hospital staff have contracted this disease and died from it while caring for patient suffering from it.
                        Yeah, some have. Others haven't. Others spent the entirety of the last year making nurse tiktoks.
                        "When you're attacking FBI agents because you're under criminal investigation, you're losing"
                        -Trump Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders


                        "So when you actually get the virus, you're going to start producing antibodies against multiple pieces of the virus. So, your antibodies are probably better at that point than the vaccination."
                        - Pfizer Scientist Chris Croce

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                        • Originally posted by Reepicheep View Post

                          Source?
                          It's actually something we've known for years and was considered an uncontroversial fact prior to the China flu scare when the government invoked its standard "We must do something; X is something; therefore, we must do X" response to a problem.

                          But anyway, here's a recent study showing non-medical masks to be nearly 100% ineffective at stopping viruses, and medical masks used in a hospital setting are only around 50% effective at best.

                          https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/5/4/e006577
                          Last edited by Mountain Man; 08-14-2021, 12:51 PM.
                          Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
                          But I'd rather be a fool in the eyes of man
                          Than a fool in the eyes of God


                          From "Fools Gold" by Petra

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                          • Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post

                            It's actually something we've known for years and was considered an uncontroversial fact prior to the China flu scare when the government invoked its standard "We must do something; X is something; therefore, we must do X" response to a problem.
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                            I've heard about this taking place in several parks and recreation areas


                            I'm always still in trouble again

                            "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                            "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
                            "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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                            • Originally posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post
                              I can understand the removal of staff who are not vaccinated as they may prove asymptomatic and infect others.
                              Well, first you were totally ignorant of the fact that this is part of the reason nurses and staff are in short supply in Texas.

                              Instead, you came up with something dopey about things being "hunky dory" in Texas. Classic example of your inability to deploy even the most basic logic.

                              However, the right to choose comes with the responsibility of accepting the outcome of one's choice.


                              That's not the point --- you seemed to question whether it really was true, and OF COURSE they realized that "accepting the outcome of one's choice", because they thought it important enough to quit or be fire.

                              Is it?
                              It is. Now you may respond with a dingbat question that has nothing whatsoever to do with topic in order to try to change the subject.
                              The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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                              • Originally posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post
                                Maybe Texans are just more weak and feeble than Canadians!

                                I shouldn't be flippant but for some remarks here it almost obligatory.
                                Goes to character -- you're not only a dingbat, but one of extremely low class.

                                The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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