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Where Will We Be….

Ever wonder where America will be a year from now in regards to the coronavirus pandemic?  If we’re not careful, which a lot of Americans aren’t, we won’t be any further ahead of it than we are now.  We may be even further behind.

We can hold out hope for a vaccine.  And there are very promising patches regarding a possible vaccine here and there.  As I posted recently, depending on what happens and who you listen to, we could see a vaccine as early as September or as late as some time in 2021.  But who can predict the future?

In the meantime we have to deal with assholes who love to spew misinformation to the public because they know a lot of the public are vulnerable.  They are desperate.  They are done hoping.  So some alleged doctors made a video and posted it all over social media telling the vulnerable, desperate, done hoping, even gullible American citizens that the “virus has a cure, it’s called hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and Zithromax” and that “You don’t need masks, there is a cure.”

OMG.  Stop the presses!  Tell Moderna and all the other pharmaceutical companies working around the clock on a vaccine to stop what they’re doing.  We already have a cure!  We don’t need a vaccine!  Because if you take hydroxychloroquine, especially for something other than malaria, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis, there’s a very good chance you could die.  No vaccine needed.

Hydroxychloroquine is also known by the brand name Plaquenil.  We know it is given to people who will be visiting countries known for malaria and is also used in the treatment of lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.  Now, you know every drug has some kind of possible consequence, even death, right?  Even “vaccines”. According to “Medical News Today” it probably wouldn’t be wise to give this “cure” or “vaccine” of hydroxycholoquine to children. If you have psoriasis taking this “cure drug” may make it worse.  You could end up with permanent eye damage.  And then there’s the heart issues.  Which, unless you’ve been living in a cave, you have probably heard about.  And I’m not even going to get into how it could affect you if you have another condition such as diabetes or what the side effects are.  No, people, hydroxycholorquine is not a safe drug.  And it is far from a “cure” for coronavirus.  No matter what any “doctor” may tell you. And yes, you do need a mask when out in public.

You know the old saying “one bad apple spoils the whole bunch”?  That’s what is happening in America.  Most of us are taking precautions.  We aren’t listening to the idiots who spew this shit.  We sure as hell aren’t listening to SHITHOLE.  And we’re wearing face masks.  But there are so many who are ruining the chances of overcoming this pandemic with their ignorance, conspiracies and stupidity.  Unless we all get on the same page, America will keep falling further behind and will never catch up.  Even if and when a real vaccine is created.  Because so many are already refusing to take the vaccine.



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The Vaccine War

With so many pharmaceutical companies working around the clock to create a vaccine for COVID-19, you would think a vaccine is right around the corner.  Right?

That may be the case.  Some reports are saying we could have a vaccine as early as September.  Some say the fall.  Some say December.  Some say early 2021.  Those could all be true.  They could all be false.

Speaking from the perspective of a potential vaccine taker, let me tell you what I, as well as I’m certain many, want with a vaccine:

  1.  We don’t want it politicized.  In other words, we don’t want SHITHOLE pressuring the FDA or any pharmaceutical companies to hurry up and make this damn thing, then push through trials, just to say we have a vaccine.  And for the hopes that it will make SHITHOLE look good.  Even if they had an approved vaccine available tomorrow, it wouldn’t make SHITHOLE look good.  His chance to look “good” in America’s eyes has long passed.
  2. We want it to be safe.  Which means there are going to have to be many trials done with it.  It must be approved by the FDA.
  3. We want to know what kinds of side effects it may have, if any.  Can people who take certain medications be given this vaccine?
  4. We want transparency.  We want to know all the details of this vaccine before we decide to take it.
  5. We want to know, will need to know, if this is going to be a one time vaccine or will it be a yearly thing, like a flu shot.
  6. We want to know if you can be given the vaccine if you currently have the virus.  Can you be given the vaccine even if you never had the virus?  Can you be given the vaccine if you never completely recovered from the virus, as many people have not.
  7. Can infants be given the vaccine?  How about if you’re pregnant?  Have cancer?
  8. Who should be given the vaccine first?  Will there be enough for everyone around the world?
  9. Will there be enough to go around?  I remember only a few short years ago there was a flu vaccine shortage.
  10. Can we be guaranteed there will be no cost to us?  I’ve heard conflicting stories on this.  I pay nothing for a flu shot every year.  But this is very different.

If a vaccine is created but Americans cannot be given transparency and information about it, necessary to understand any risks, effects, etc., then why bother creating a vaccine?  We want a vaccine to try to help get our lives back to a somewhat pre-COVID-19 status.  We don’t want a vaccine that will kill us in the process.