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Online Rick Plant

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« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2021, 01:41:31 AM »
If Faux Propaganda can implement vaccine mandates then red states can as well. So, these right wing hacks at Faux who rail against vaccine mandates are required to be vaccinated by their own network. This is the SAME mandate that President Biden is implementing. This right wing hypocrisy is killing their own viewers. 


Fox News implemented vax requirements -- and now '90% of full-time employees are fully vaccinated': internal memo

Fox News hosts may complain about about companies requiring their employees to either get vaccinated or submit to weekly tests -- but their own network has implemented just such a program and it's worked incredibly well.

CNN's Oliver Darcy has obtained an internal memo from Fox Corporation human resources chief Kevin Lord that claims "90 percent of full-time employees reported they are fully vaccinated" weeks after the company required them to upload their vaccination status into a central data base.

What's more, the memo says that Fox will introduce "daily" COVID tests for the remaining ten percent of employees who have not been vaccinated, which is essentially the same policy that President Joe Biden is pushing every business with more than 100 employees to adopt.

An internal Fox News memo obtained by Ad Week last month gave details about how the network planned to get as many of its employees vaccinated as possible ahead of a return to the office.

Specifically, the memo asked all Fox employees, including those who are working remotely, to upload their vaccination status to a central database, where it will be used for "space planning and contact tracing purposes in conjunction with CDC/state/city health and safety guidelines."

https://www.rawstory.com/fox-news-vaccine-mandate-2655024748/

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« Reply #21 on: September 15, 2021, 06:49:22 PM »
If Faux Propaganda can implement vaccine mandates then red states can as well. So, these right wing hacks at Faux who rail against vaccine mandates are required to be vaccinated by their own network. This is the SAME mandate that President Biden is implementing. This right wing hypocrisy is killing their own viewers. 


Fox News implemented vax requirements -- and now '90% of full-time employees are fully vaccinated': internal memo

Fox News hosts may complain about about companies requiring their employees to either get vaccinated or submit to weekly tests -- but their own network has implemented just such a program and it's worked incredibly well.

CNN's Oliver Darcy has obtained an internal memo from Fox Corporation human resources chief Kevin Lord that claims "90 percent of full-time employees reported they are fully vaccinated" weeks after the company required them to upload their vaccination status into a central data base.

What's more, the memo says that Fox will introduce "daily" COVID tests for the remaining ten percent of employees who have not been vaccinated, which is essentially the same policy that President Joe Biden is pushing every business with more than 100 employees to adopt.

An internal Fox News memo obtained by Ad Week last month gave details about how the network planned to get as many of its employees vaccinated as possible ahead of a return to the office.

Specifically, the memo asked all Fox employees, including those who are working remotely, to upload their vaccination status to a central database, where it will be used for "space planning and contact tracing purposes in conjunction with CDC/state/city health and safety guidelines."

https://www.rawstory.com/fox-news-vaccine-mandate-2655024748/

All these endless rants trying to deflect blame from clueless Biden don't change the simple facts.  Virus cases are up 300% under Biden despite having public access to the cure for the entirety of his presidency.  He has bungled it by politicizing the vaccine and casting blame instead of finding solutions.  And, of course, the highest percentages of unvaccinated are among minorities and younger people.  Most of whom are his supporters.  President Trump was a proponent of the vaccine, did everything in his power as president to facilitate its development and made it available to the public before he left office.  He has taken it himself.  He differs from Biden only in that he leaves it to the individual rather than corrupt governmental bureaucrats to make their own health decisions. 

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« Reply #22 on: September 15, 2021, 11:37:07 PM »
All these endless rants trying to deflect blame from clueless Biden don't change the simple facts.  Virus cases are up 300% under Biden despite having public access to the cure for the entirety of his presidency.  He has bungled it by politicizing the vaccine and casting blame instead of finding solutions.  And, of course, the highest percentages of unvaccinated are among minorities and younger people.  Most of whom are his supporters.  President Trump was a proponent of the vaccine, did everything in his power as president to facilitate its development and made it available to the public before he left office.  He has taken it himself.  He differs from Biden only in that he leaves it to the individual rather than corrupt governmental bureaucrats to make their own health decisions.

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The point is you aren't providing any facts here. You are simply posting the right wing spin you listen to on television.

All you do is deny, protect Trump, and blame Biden for Trump's failures. This is a Republican policy since they all do the same thing.   

The fact is Donald Trump and the GOP has done nothing to combat the coronavirus and allowed it to ravage the United States.

President Biden and Democrats have taken strong action to end this pandemic.

The overwhelming majority of infections and deaths are coming from unvaccinated Trump supporters. That is an absolute fact.

Criminal Donald did nothing to promote the vaccine. He pushed quack cures like Hydroxychloroquine, disinfectant, and UV lights.       

President Biden has been a champion for the vaccine and is mandating vaccines so we can end this pandemic.

Red states mandates vaccines for diseases and it's not left up to the individual. They can mandate vaccines for COVID as well.

Fox News mandates vaccines and it's the same program that President Biden has initiated.

The government has the power and authority to stop diseases and a deadly pandemic.

It's clear the GOP has no interest in doing their job to keep their constituents safe from a deadly virus.

Richard is vaccinated but why would he want unvaccinated people carrying a deadly virus around him which could infect him with a breakthrough virus?

Why would he want this Delta variant to mutate to where the vaccine he took would no longer be effective?

This is what President Biden and Democrats are trying to prevent from happening.

Also, the minority of the population does not get to dictate to the majority when health is at risk. These same people tried this with seatbelts.               

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« Reply #23 on: September 16, 2021, 01:17:19 AM »
Below is the result of failed lack of leadership from Republican Governors.

Thousands of new COVID-19 infections amongst unvaccinated Trump supporters are happening each day. More mass death is occurring in their states each day. Children in schools are being infected with the virus which they spread to their families at home. Children are dying from the virus. Hospitals in all these states are in crisis mode with most filled up to capacity. That means people with other ailments are being turned away which results in death. An Alabama man with a heart ailment was turned away from over 40 hospitals because they were full. He died from a heart attack right after. This should not be happening in America. And it will only get worse as more people get deathly ill from being unvaccinated.     

What is the Republican plan to end this pandemic? Nothing. They don't have a plan. They refuse to combat this deadly virus. All they are doing is allowing the virus to spread resulting in more mass infection and death. This is their only plan to allow more death and infection. And this is coming from the party who pretends to be "Pro Life".       

The overwhelming majority of Americans are angry and demand action. Over 61% of Americans support President Biden's vaccine mandates and Republicans are trying to block him from ending this pandemic. They want the virus to keep surging because they don't want President Biden to get credit for defeating the pandemic. They want to use this as a political issue for 2022 and 2024. So, Republicans are killing off their own supporters in order to try to get into power.

Republicans have no business even being in office because they refuse to do the job they took an oath to do. They don't care about the health and safety of their constituents. They don't care about the liberty and freedom of vaccinated people who's liberty and freedoms are being taken away by unvaccinated virus spreaders. Every person has the right to live in a virus free community and Republicans are preventing that from happening.

That's why Republicans need to be defeated in a total landslide in 2022 just like what happened out in California last night. This is the only way we will be able to defeat this pandemic, preserve our democracy, and pass the legislation the American people demand. Republicans are obstructionists and will continue to block anything beneficial for Americans. Vote them all out up and down the ballot in every state so we can make real progress in America. The Republican Party has made it quite clear they have no interest in working for the American people, their only allegiance is to an orange criminal lunatic who tried to start a nuclear war with China.                     


COVID-19 report shows hundreds of new cases in Southeast Texas
https://kfdm.com/news/local/covid-19-report-shows-hundreds-of-new-cases-in-southeast-texas

Florida COVID update: 10,723 cases added, state nears 50,000 total deaths
https://www.miamiherald.com/news/coronavirus/article254263558.html

Georgia public health officials: Most COVID-19 outbreaks now in schools
https://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta-news/georgia-public-health-officials-most-covid-19-outbreaks-now-in-schools/TMJBT4Q33ZFYZLJXQ7TRCK7RNE/

Alabama adds 3,651 COVID cases, 66 deaths to total
https://www.al.com/news/2021/09/alabama-adds-3651-covid-cases-66-deaths-to-total.html

Mississippi COVID-19 deaths reach 9,100 and continue to rise
https://www.wapt.com/article/mississippi-reports-2353-new-covid-19-cases-39-additional-deaths/37607816

Arkansas: 36 New COVID Deaths And 1,544 New COVID-19 Cases
https://www.ualrpublicradio.org/post/arkansas-36-new-covid-deaths-and-1544-new-covid-19-cases

CDC reports 42 more COVID-19 deaths in Oklahoma; more than 1,900 new cases added
https://www.koco.com/article/cdc-reports-42-more-covid-19-deaths-in-oklahoma-more-than-1900-new-cases-added/37610569

Idaho adds 25 COVID-19 deaths, 2,700 cases Monday; hospitalization rates hit new peak
https://www.idahostatesman.com/news/coronavirus/article254221083.html

Arizona reports 2,432 additional COVID cases, 29 more deaths
https://apnews.com/article/health-arizona-coronavirus-pandemic-tucson-flagstaff-9b9321f96d00790bb27f4254ecc8f49c

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Re: COVID-19 in America
« Reply #24 on: September 16, 2021, 01:29:07 AM »
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The point is you aren't providing any facts here. You are simply posting the right wing spin you listen to on television.

All you do is deny, protect Trump, and blame Biden for Trump's failures. This is a Republican policy since they all do the same thing.   

The fact is Donald Trump and the GOP has done nothing to combat the coronavirus and allowed it to ravage the United States.

President Biden and Democrats have taken strong action to end this pandemic.

The overwhelming majority of infections and deaths are coming from unvaccinated Trump supporters. That is an absolute fact.

Criminal Donald did nothing to promote the vaccine. He pushed quack cures like Hydroxychloroquine, disinfectant, and UV lights.       

President Biden has been a champion for the vaccine and is mandating vaccines so we can end this pandemic.

Red states mandates vaccines for diseases and it's not left up to the individual. They can mandate vaccines for COVID as well.

Fox News mandates vaccines and it's the same program that President Biden has initiated.

The government has the power and authority to stop diseases and a deadly pandemic.

It's clear the GOP has no interest in doing their job to keep their constituents safe from a deadly virus.

Richard is vaccinated but why would he want unvaccinated people carrying a deadly virus around him which could infect him with a breakthrough virus?

Why would he want this Delta variant to mutate to where the vaccine he took would no longer be effective?

This is what President Biden and Democrats are trying to prevent from happening.

Also, the minority of the population does not get to dictate to the majority when health is at risk. These same people tried this with seatbelts.             

Fact - the vaccine was developed during Trump's administration. 
Fact - Trump has taken the vaccine and advocated that others do so. 
Fact - the highest percentage of unvaccinated people are minorities and younger people (i.e. democrats). 
Fact - Biden and Harris expressed skepticism of the vaccine. 
Fact - Biden, Pelosi, and Fauci indicated just a few months ago that it was not possible or legal to mandate vaccines. 
Fact - Virus cases are up 300% under Biden despite having the vaccine available from day one of his presidency. 
Fact - if you are vaccinated, as I am and as Trump is, then the risk of a "breakthrough" infection is small (that is the entire purpose of the vaccine that the Dems are forcing on people) but if it does happen the symptoms will be mild. 

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« Reply #25 on: September 16, 2021, 02:37:55 AM »
Fact - the vaccine was developed during Trump's administration. 
Fact - Trump has taken the vaccine and advocated that others do so. 
Fact - the highest percentage of unvaccinated people are minorities and younger people (i.e. democrats). 
Fact - Biden and Harris expressed skepticism of the vaccine. 
Fact - Biden, Pelosi, and Fauci indicated just a few months ago that it was not possible or legal to mandate vaccines. 
Fact - Virus cases are up 300% under Biden despite having the vaccine available from day one of his presidency. 
Fact - if you are vaccinated, as I am and as Trump is, then the risk of a "breakthrough" infection is small (that is the entire purpose of the vaccine that the Dems are forcing on people) but if it does happen the symptoms will be mild.

We just saw your fiction so now here are the facts:

1.Trump happened to be in office at the time of the vaccine development but the funding and development came from other countries. He had nothing to do with it.   

2.Trump secretly took the vaccine just like Faux News hacks who all rail against it. Trump told his supporters to take the vaccine only once at a rally a couple of months ago and he was promptly booed. He then meekly and weakly told them "they didn't have to take it if they didn't want to."

3.The largest percentage of the unvaccinated are Trump supporters from Red states.     

4. President Biden and Vice President Harris did not believe pathological liar Donald Trump. They believed medical experts, the CDC, FDA and are both advocates for the vaccine.

5. There was no Delta variant a few months ago and now there is. Jacobson V Massachusetts allows vaccines to be mandated.

6. The virus infections and deaths were at an all time low from April-June under President Biden. After the 4th of July, the Delta variant exploded amongst unvaccinated Trump supporters in red states which is what every medical expert and scientist predicted would happen.

7. The risk of a breakthrough infection with the Delta variant is not "small" and if a new variant mutates it could be deadly to every vaccinated person.

Nice attempt at re-writing history again. Unfortunately for you, history is always documented so you can't get away with it.
 

Germany funded the development of Pfizer’s COVID vaccine—not U.S.’s Operation Warp Speed

It’s said that success has many authors, and the encouraging data from Pfizer Inc.’s experimental COVID-19 vaccine had plenty of people in Washington lining up to take credit.

Vice President Mike Pence was among Trump administration officials saying support from the government’s Operation Warp Speed program helped accelerate the development of the vaccine, which was found to be more than 90% effective in preventing symptomatic COVID-19 infections in an interim analysis.

The truth is that Pfizer didn’t receive any funding from Operation Warp Speed for the development, clinical trial and manufacturing of the vaccine. Rather, its partner, BioNTech SE, has received money -- from the German government.

BioNTech is credited for contributing the messenger RNA technology, which prompts the body to make a key protein from the virus, creating an immune response. The biotechnology company already had a history of working with Pfizer on influenza vaccines, and in March they clinched a deal to co-develop a shot to prevent against COVID-19 at research sites both in the U.S. and Germany. The two companies began human testing of the vaccine in April, before the existence of Operation Warp Speed was revealed publicly.

Berlin gave the German company $445 million in an agreement in September to help accelerate the vaccine by building out manufacturing and development capacity in its home market.

https://fortune.com/2020/11/09/pfizer-vaccine-funding-warp-speed-germany/

Trump booed at Alabama rally after telling supporters to get vaccinated
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-booed-alabama-rally-after-telling-supporters-get-vaccinated-n1277404

Republicans take to mask wars as virus surges in red states
https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-health-coronavirus-pandemic-fcd36bc56f03fcd46d9ad5839a7b5702

COVID-19 is crushing red states. Why isn’t Trump turning his rallies into mass vaccination sites?
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/fixgov/2021/07/29/covid-19-is-crushing-red-states-why-isnt-trump-turning-his-rallies-into-mass-vaccination-sites/

COVID-19 has hit people in Republican-led states hardest, study finds
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/covid-19-has-hit-people-in-republican-led-states-hardest-study-finds

How New York City Got Control of COVID-19 — and Where It Goes from Here
https://www.healthline.com/health-news/how-new-york-city-got-control-of-covid19

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have a seven-point plan to beat COVID-19 and get our country back on track
https://joebiden.com/covid19/

The Surprisingly Strong Supreme Court Precedent Supporting Vaccine Mandates: In 1905, the high court made a fateful ruling with eerie parallels to today: One person’s liberty can’t trump everyone else’s
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/09/08/vaccine-mandate-strong-supreme-court-precedent-510280

Biden: U.S. COVID deaths lowest since April 2020

May 17, 2021

President Joe Biden said Monday the nation’s coronavirus death toll is at its lowest since April 2020.

“For the first time since the pandemic began, COVID cases are down in all 50 states,” Biden said in a live White House address. “Deaths are down from COVID by 81%,” crediting the nation’s massive coronavirus vaccination effort.

“We’ve gone from 6% to almost 60% of American adults who have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine,” Biden said in the address. “If the unvaccinated get vaccinated, they’ll protect themselves and everyone around them.”

Also Monday, Biden said the U.S. will share an additional 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines with the world in the next six weeks as domestic demand for shots drops and global disparities in distribution have grown more evident.

The doses will come from existing production of Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine stocks, marking the first time that U.S.-controlled doses of vaccines authorized for use in the country will be shared overseas. It will boost the global vaccine sharing commitment from the U.S. to 80 million.

"We know America will never be fully safe until the pandemic that’s raging globally is under control,” Biden said.

The announcement comes on top of the Biden administration’s prior commitment to share about 60 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, which is not yet authorized for use in the U.S., by the end of June. The AstraZeneca doses will be available to ship once they clear a safety review by the Food and Drug Administration.

Biden also tapped COVID-19 coordinator Jeff Zients to lead the administration’s efforts to share doses with the world.

“Our nation’s going to be the arsenal of vaccines for the rest of the world,” Biden said. He added that, compared to other countries including Russia and China that have sought to leverage their domestically produced doses, “we will not use our vaccines to secure favors from other countries.”
https://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/biden-us-covid-deaths-lowest-since-april-2020/MA7M5OIWHNDY5ONZ2ZKWRG6LPY/

COVID-19 Cases Hit Lowest Point In U.S. Since Pandemic Began
June 3, 2021

https://www.axios.com/coronavirus-cases-infections-vaccines-success-fa7673a1-0582-4e69-aefb-3b5170268048.html

U.S. reports lowest number of new COVID-19 cases in nearly a year
May 24, 2021

https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-reports-lowest-number-new-covid-19-cases-nearly-year-2021-05-24/

A Few Mutations Away': The Threat of a Vaccine-Proof Variant
https://www.webmd.com/vaccines/covid-19-vaccine/news/20210730/threat-of-vaccine-proof-covid-varian

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« Reply #26 on: September 16, 2021, 08:46:50 AM »
Every state needs to follow California's model to defeat COVID 19. What this proves is wearing masks and getting vaccinated works to reduce the virus transmission which will eventually lead to eradication. There is no argument to be made against this and other states need to follow suit immediately.

California only state to advance out of high transmission category for COVID

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California is now the nation's only state that is not in the highest category for transmission of the coronavirus.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows California mapped in orange meaning there is "substantial community spread" while the rest of the country is covered in red meaning  there is "high community transmission."

Nationwide the US is seeing an average of 295 cases per 100,000 people and a positivity rate of 9.5 percent. California is seeing 20 new cases per 100,000 residents and a positivity rate of 4.4 percent.

California has handled mask and vaccine requirements differently than other states throughout the pandemic.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, widespread adaptation of health orders and an impressive vaccination rate are factors in driving case rates down. California reported an average of 9,281 cases a day for the seven-day period that ended Tuesday, compared to about 13,400 cases a day two weeks ago.

In July, the CDC said that vaccinated teachers and students don’t need to wear masks inside school buildings, but California said its mask guidance for schools would remain in place.

California residents are also more likely to be vaccinated than residents in other states.

At the end of August, San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced that 80 percent of eligible residents in the city had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, marking one of the highest vaccination rates for a major city within the US.

https://www.ktvu.com/news/california-only-state-to-advance-out-of-high-transmission-category-for-covid

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« Reply #27 on: September 16, 2021, 04:46:44 PM »
We just saw your fiction so now here are the facts:



7. The risk of a breakthrough infection with the Delta variant is not "small" and if a new variant mutates it could be deadly to every vaccinated person.





I didn't realize that you are a vaccine skeptic.  The science actually confirms that the vaccine is extremely effective against the virus including Delta.  Isn't that why Dems are forcing everyone to take it.  If it is not effective, as you suggest here, why force it on people? I guess your opinion, like Fauci's, varies from day to day instead of relying on the actual science. 

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« Reply #28 on: September 16, 2021, 11:47:22 PM »
I didn't realize that you are a vaccine skeptic.  The science actually confirms that the vaccine is extremely effective against the virus including Delta.  Isn't that why Dems are forcing everyone to take it.  If it is not effective, as you suggest here, why force it on people? I guess your opinion, like Fauci's, varies from day to day instead of relying on the actual science.

Nice false narrative and anti vaccine stance.

The vaccines are completely effective with the original COVID strain. 

The Delta Variant is more contagious and deadly which can cause breakthrough infections in some people including those with compromised immune systems. That is an absolute fact.   

That's why medical experts and Democrats are trying to get everybody vaccinated so another deadlier variant doesn't mutate to where the vaccine will no longer work.

The unvaccinated does not have the freedom to put other people's lives at risk and spread disease.     

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« Reply #29 on: September 17, 2021, 01:10:32 AM »
All of this could have been avoided if people wore masks and got vaccinated. Instead these morons had their kids burn masks a few months ago in Idaho. Now their hospitals are in a crisis mode. These are all Trump supporters.

US state with lowest COVID vaccination rate rationing ventilators

Idaho, the US state with the lowest Covid vaccination rate in the country, announced Thursday it was rationing medical care and would turn patients away from ventilators if they aren't likely to recover.

The northwestern state's health department said it had enacted the measure because of "the massive increase of COVID-19 patients requiring hospitalization" which had "exhausted" existing resources.

"The situation is dire," said health department director Dave Jeppesen in a statement.

"We don't have enough resources to adequately treat the patients in our hospitals, whether you are there for COVID-19 or a heart attack or because of a car accident," he added, calling on more Idaho residents to get vaccinated.

The department's statement explained that under the rationing guidelines, patients admitted to hospital may find beds unavailable or be treated in repurposed settings like conference rooms.

What's more, "someone who is otherwise healthy and would recover more rapidly may get treated or have access to a ventilator before someone who is not likely to recover."

Only 46 percent of Idaho's population of nearly 1.8 million have received one or more doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, according to the Covid Act Now tracker.

This puts it at the bottom of the table among 53 US states or territories. For reference, 63 percent of the US population has received one or more doses, with table topping Puerto Rico at 77 percent.

More than 630 people are hospitalized with Covid in the state, compared to around 90 in early July. Around 20 are dying per day, equal to the worst surge seen in December, and the figure could rise further.

Vaccines, as well as other Covid mitigation measures like masks and distancing, are politically polarizing issues in the United States, with uptake much lower in conservative-leaning regions.

https://www.rawstory.com/us-state-with-lowest-covid-vaccination-rate-rationing-ventilators/

 

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