And that got me thinking about a previous question I asked. Larger than 10% of the population does not like needles. Can we still not find another way to get the vaccine into people?
russia could also have a nasal spray. politics & big pharma will probably prevent us from getting it here just like we can't get sputnik v: https://www.themosco...-vaccine-a75657
The largest organization representing chiropractors in B.C. is condemning anti-vaccine statements made by some practitioners at a meeting of their professional regulator this week.
At Wednesday's annual general meeting of the College of Chiropractors of B.C., 78 per cent in attendance voted in favour of a resolution to "maintain the right to medical freedom of choice" for chiropractors and called on the college to "take a stand" against an expected public health order mandating COVID-19 vaccination for all regulated health professionals.
Those who spoke in favour of the non-binding resolution claimed, without evidence, that the vaccines haven't proven to be safe or effective.
Those statements were upsetting to Angie Knott, the executive director of the B.C. Chiropractic Association (BCCA), who attended Wednesday's meeting.
"The BCCA was certainly appalled and disappointed at the misrepresentations made by that handful of chiropractors concerning the safety and science behind the COVID-19 vaccine," she told CBC News.
"There were just falsehoods around the science and the efficacy of vaccines."
Mobile robot detects social distancing breaches to reduce the spread of COVID-19
Dec 4 (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of protesters marched through several northwest European cities on Saturday to demonstrate against coronavirus restrictions imposed amid a surge in infections.
Austria last month became the first country in Western Europe to reimpose a lockdown, which is set to last 20 days, and said it would make vaccinations mandatory from February.
Some of the more than 40,000 demonstrators in Vienna carried signs reading: "I will decide for myself", "Make Austria Great Again" and "New Elections" - a nod to the political turmoil that has seen three chancellors within two months. read more
Around 1,200 police officers deployed for the march on the central Ring boulevard, and a 1,500-strong counter-protest, both allowed under the terms of Austria's lockdown.
In the central Dutch town of Utrecht, several thousand demonstrated against restrictions that began last weekend.
Protesters carried banners reading "Medical Freedom Now!", with a large police contingent present.
France records more than 50,000 daily COVID cases
Anti-vaxxer changes covid vaccine views after firsthand experience in hospital.
A prominent No Vax leader in northern Italy has had a 'conversion' after being hospitalised for a week in Treviso with severe complications linked to covid-19.
Nine Russians returning from South Africa test positively for presence of COVID-19
They have all been hospitalized and are under medical observation
Ten people aboard a Norwegian Cruise Line ship approaching New Orleans have tested positive for COVID-19, officials said Saturday night.
About 15 people who attended an anime convention in New York last month with a Minnesota man who later was found to have the Omicron variant have also tested positive for the coronavirus, the man has told health officials in his state. It is uncertain whether any of those cases involved the Omicron variant.
The man said that his friends — a group of about 30 people — had come from all over the country for the event, which ran Nov. 19-21. About half of them also later tested positive for the virus, he told the officials.
In a sign that the convention could have infected more than the Minnesota group, Gov. Ned Lamont reported late Saturday that Connecticut’s first case, a man in his 60s, seemed to originate from a relative of the infected man who had recently attended the anime convention. Additional family members were being tested, and both the man and his relative were fully vaccinated and experiencing only mild symptoms.
The Minnesota man, officials said, was fully vaccinated and had gotten a booster just weeks before the convention. He has recovered from mild symptoms that began shortly after the convention ended, and has provided names and contact information of several in his group to health officials. Since the friends live in other states, their names were forwarded to those states’ health departments. Details of their cases are not known.
The Minnesota man’s case was among the first reports of Omicron in the United States, and it presented a worrisome possibility for health officials: Might the anime convention, which drew tens of thousands of people to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center for three days, have been a vector for spreading the new variant, which scientists fear may be able to spread more quickly than any other variant?
for a lot of cancers we also can't just get vaccinated to prevent it.
Georgia representative Marjorie Taylor Greene once again attacked Covid restrictions and safety measures on Saturday.
Comparing deaths caused by the coronavirus infection to those caused by cancer, the Congresswoman made various claims about the two distinct illnesses, and said schools have never been shut down because of cancer, ignoring the fact that cancer is not contagious.
“Every single year more than 600,000 people in the US die from cancer. The country has never once shut down. Not a single school has closed,” the far-right conspiracy theorist, who has a long history of making unfounded claims, said in a thread on Twitter. “And every year, over 600,000 people, of all ages and all races will continue to die from cancer.”
“Since Covid19 tracking has started, 780,000+ people have died in 22 mo [months] in the US, but more than 1 million still died of cancer,” she wrote. “More have died in 2021 from covid than 2020 in spite of Gov [government] mandated widespread vaccines, mass public masking, & trillions spent.”
“The thing is, you can’t catch cancer from breathing near an infected person who might not show symptoms. Picture the world if you could,” journalist Hellen Kennedy wrote.
“Imagine thinking comparing Covid to cancer was a good thing. But here we are,” actor Angela Belcamino wrote.
it's sunday again
The Gashlycrumb Tinies is an alphabet book by Edward Gorey where each letter begins a line of verse about some child who died, often in a macabre or gothic way. “A is for Amy who fell down the stairs, B is for Basil assaulted by bears, C is for Clara who wasted away, D is for Desmond thrown out of a sleigh”, and so on. It inspired me to write something similar about anti-vaxxers, and I finished that just in time for Sunday. Here it is :
A is for Alice who said, “It’s a hoax.”
B is for Brandon who told Covid jokes.
C is for Claire who put garlic on feet.
D is for Donald. Now that would be sweet.
E is for Erin who trusted Candace.
F is for Frank with his goatee in place.
G is for Gen who liked Holocaust memes.
H is for Hal who feared liberal schemes.
I is for Inez whose lungs got a rest.
J is for James who thought bleach would be best.
K is for Kyle who loved guns but not shots.
L is for Lynn who blamed Jews and their plots.
M is for Max, got the ultimate healing.
N is for Nina who boiled orange peeling.
O is for Orv who liked lions and eagles.
P is for Paula who’s scared of illegals.
Q is for Q who spread lies through the nation.
R is for Ralph who needs cash for cremation.
S is for Sharon, a mom of sixteen.
T is for Tim, saw the Mark in vaccines.
U is for Una, used zinc and aloe.
V is for Vic who called Harris a ho.
W is for Willow who wanted to wait.
X is for Xavier, kept spewing trans-hate.
Y is for Ying who wished Fauci was jailed.
Z is for Zoe whose prayer warriors failed.