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Zardnaar

Legend
While that is better than 50%, 30% of the population ignoring the pandemic is still a crazy high number :oops:

Did you not know that?

Europe's brewing up again. Idiocracy in some places, arrogance and complacency in other eg " we've got the best health care in the world".
 



Zardnaar

Legend

Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
In the City of Boston, public schools opened for students one month ago. As of today, they are going back to all remote classes.
 

billd91

Hobbit on Quest
One of the schools in the county north of mine has had to go all virtual twice since the start of the school year. Considering what I know of the area (I grew up not too far away), I'm not really surprised.
 

CleverNickName

Limit Break Dancing
It seems like most of the people here in the United States just got tired of it and simply decided the pandemic was over.

Except it isn't over. The virus doesn't care about how bored or frustrated you are with it. It doesn't care about how many weeks you've had to spend indoors with your children, and it doesn't care about the economy or the election either. It's still out there, still spreading, still killing people, and we still don't have a vaccine....and grown adults are acting like petulant children over the bare minimum precautions like "stay home" and "wear a mask."
 
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CleverNickName

Limit Break Dancing
Not “most”, just a sizable minority, too many of whom are in positions that amplify their utterances.
Yeah, I know. It just seems like most.

Of course, the virus doesn't care about the majority either. It only needs a handful of bad actors to spread, and even 1% is far more than enough (especially when they are spread out across such a large area, and largely unchecked, untracked, and untested.)
 

Dannyalcatraz

Schmoderator
Staff member
FWIW, I was reading about similar anti-public health measures in the past. I was, of course, familiar with the parallels between our current situation and the 1918 flu.

Today, I learned that similar behavior occurred while the world was ramping up its fight against SMALLPOX.

 

Dannyalcatraz

Schmoderator
Staff member
Yeah, I know. It just seems like most.

Of course, the virus doesn't care about the majority either. It only needs a handful of bad actors to spread, and even 1% is far more than enough (especially when they are spread out across such a large area, and largely unchecked, untracked, and untested.)
You forgot unapologetically unconcerned.
 

FWIW, I was reading about similar anti-public health measures in the past. I was, of course, familiar with the parallels between our current situation and the 1918 flu.

Today, I learned that similar behavior occurred while the world was ramping up its fight against SMALLPOX.


To be fair, when the smallpox vaccine was created germ theory was still in it's infancy. Heck, homeopathy was once legitimately considered as an alternative to germ theory. Lots of details like sterilization, preservative chemicals, and proper storage were still being worked out; getting a vaccine was a bit riskier than it is today.

Nowadays, people are a lot more educated and have access to much better scientific resources. I mean, it's not like there are still companies selling "homeopathic medicine" based off of science that was proved wrong 150 years ago, right?
 





Dannyalcatraz

Schmoderator
Staff member
To be fair, when the smallpox vaccine was created germ theory was still in it's infancy. Heck, homeopathy was once legitimately considered as an alternative to germ theory. Lots of details like sterilization, preservative chemicals, and proper storage were still being worked out; getting a vaccine was a bit riskier than it is today.

Nowadays, people are a lot more educated and have access to much better scientific resources. I mean, it's not like there are still companies selling "homeopathic medicine" based off of science that was proved wrong 150 years ago, right?
Did you catch the part where one of the most vocal and visible antivax activists at the time had been vaccinated for smallpox?
Published by a leading anti-vaccinationist, Dr. Alexander M. Ross, this pamphlet was widely circulated during the smallpox epidemic of 1885 in Montréal, as public health officials were seeking to increase vaccination coverage.
Ross seized on the opportunity of increased health measures to gain authority, notoriety and personal fame. He painted himself the hero of his own story, the "only doctor; who had dared to doubt the fetish" of vaccination. Despite this, it was discovered that he had been recently vaccinated during the epidemic, a fact that was gleefully reported by the major newspapers at the time.
The STONES on that guy!
 

briggart

Explorer
At least this happened.
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I think they have since removed the tweet (this was back in March).
 

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