• 000999@lemmy.dbzer0.com
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    11 months ago

    Weaponised ignorance. These idiots are capable of ruining the lives of innocent people with their hardened bigotry and anti-intellectualism

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      11 months ago

      I’m immunocompromised and my life still hasn’t gone back to pre-covid normal. I just can’t risk putting my life in other peoples hands when so many people showed they literally couldn’t care less about others.

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        11 months ago

        The entire “I trust my immune system” is one of the most infuriating parts of their idiotic belief system.

        It’s like saying “I trust my cat” or “I trust the sea to bring me safely back to land” or something stupid like that.

        Have they ever even heard of autoimmune diseases or even allergies or cytokine storms? Given even the slightest opportunity, the immune system can certainly fuck you up real bad.

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            11 months ago

            My dad’s sent him blind for 6 months.

            This started 2 weeks before the Millennium.

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              11 months ago

              That must have been terrifying! Has he got his eyesight back fully now? One of the drugs I take to control my lupus has damaged my retinas - but not to the point of blindness, thank god.

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                11 months ago

                Fortunately yes, he was able to return to work in the July of 2000, retired about 5 ago and still fine drive safely.

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            11 months ago

            I call mine overeager and incompetent. It likes to attack everything but what it is supposed to attack. The running tally of autoimmune diseases is currently at 4. It is bad enough that I am eating medication that is used also in higher doses for chemotherapy. In other words, if I trusted my immune system I would have died long ago as it also doesn’t really function against infections either.

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              11 months ago

              Snap! Just the 3 for me, but lupus is vicious enough for two. I switched from oral methotrexate to injections about 10 years ago as the dosage was getting too high. I’ve been on prednisone continuously for 15+ years and boy does it show 😒 we most certainly did not win the genetic lottery!

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                11 months ago

                One of mine is also lupus. Thankfully it has mostly spared internal organs but it really likes skin and veins in addition to joints in my case, veins being the biggest problem. I also have EDS so the genetic lottery really didn’t like me. I joke with my friends that someone should tell my body that diseases are not Pokemons.

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                  11 months ago

                  EDS here too! Type 3, but it’s pretty severe. PoTS, sjorgens, fibro, hypothyroidism, NAID etc etc. My lupus loves attacking my kidneys, heart and brain as well as joints, skin and hair, but it’s kinder on the outside than in. I don’t want to look ill, but it is a bit cruel to look pretty healthy on the outside but seriously ill on the inside. I wish you more good days than bad!

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          11 months ago

          Not only that, if you actually do have a strong immune system you could be carrying the disease (and spreading it) without showing symptoms.

          So if you have a strong immune system you definitely should be masking up when something’s going around to prevent spreading to to someone else who doesn’t.

          It’s this false bravery I can’t stand. Afraid of getting a shot, too vain to wear a mask, and then acting like being scared and vain makes them strong people.

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    11 months ago

    This is just as much #nottheonion, isn’t it? 😂 But it’s very fitting, given the noticably lower overall intellect and reasoning capabilities of antivaxxers.

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      11 months ago

      Given how badly we fucked up with COVID in the UK, odds are many of those people are now dead.

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        11 months ago

        Eh, they’re still a thing. Guys like Tim Pool are going on about it again, likely in hopes that there’ll be a resurgence in Covid this winter and they can say “see I told you the deep state (or whoever) will try to control us with this again”.

        And with some new mutant covid going around it’s possible we could see hospitals overwhelmed this winter, necessitating mask mandates and possibly even lockdowns again. The covid denier grifters are monitoring covid news and refreshing their conspiracy theories already.

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          They’re not a thing in the UK anymore - outside of this they never really were. And I can’t see them starting up again tbh. There’s no political us vs them about it, they’re not mandatory - even for healthcare staff. What is there possibly to protest about? If you want to risk your life and the lives of everyone around you, you can go right ahead without any blowback or censure.

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            Like I say that’s just how things are right now. If the new mutant covid starts straining the healthcare system again measures to mitigate it will come back. There will be protests again because the Tim Pool grifter types are everywhere to capitalize on it.

            Could happen again this winter, hopefully not, but we should be ready for it. The anti-vaxers are certainly being prepped to make shitshow out of things again.

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              Are you talking about in the UK? I disagree. I just don’t see that happening because there won’t be anything to protest. I don’t think we’ll go back into lockdown again no matter how bad it gets. At most they‘ll recommend wearing masks again, tell the vulnerable to shield, put capacity limits on indoor venues, and restrict visits to hospitals and care homes. Very worse case scenario they might urge people to WFH/stay at home and maybe reintroduce bubbles at schools.

              I can believe it of American because antivaxx views correlate with political views and the US is so divided politically that it almost doesn’t matter what it’s about, people will argue over it. But without that aspect to it in the UK there just isn’t anything to protest.

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                Doesn’t matter what it’s about‽ Argue over it‽‽ NO YOU’RE WRONG!!!

                Love, your American friend.