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Bad Excuses

Half of all Republican men refuse to get vaccinated against Covid-19. You might think that this could be a good thing because it might cause an extinction event for supporters of Donald Trump, but unfortunately it is just as likely to kill the rest of us as well.

But the crazy thing are the excuses being given for refusing a jab or two:

© Tom Tomorrow

The last panel reminds me of the time when people thought that cell phones cause brain cancer. I haven’t heard much about that for a while.

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  1. J wrote:

    I say this is the last straw and that we quarantine them, without voting rights.

    Friday, April 9, 2021 at 9:04 am | Permalink
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    Here, just to so you can’t say the concern about cell phones and brain cancer has disappeared: “Long-term use of both mobile and cordless phones is associated with an increased risk for glioma, the most common type of brain tumor, the latest research on the subject concludes.”

    https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/834888

    Having done so, I can now rest more easily with my cell phone under my pillow!! “>D

    Friday, April 9, 2021 at 3:45 pm | Permalink
  3. Iron Knee wrote:

    That article was from 2014! Have you heard anything lately? I sure haven’t heard anyone deciding to give up their cell phone because they are afraid of getting cancer.

    Friday, April 9, 2021 at 7:31 pm | Permalink
  4. Ray wrote:

    Maybe someone should start a rumor that the vaccines give you Spidey Senses?

    Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 8:00 am | Permalink
  5. Jeff wrote:

    @ Ray I think you’re on to something, but I don’t think you even have to go that far, just rebrand the effects of the actual vaccine.

    “Once taken, you too will have the power to withstand the effects of a global pandemic! Resist disease! Cross state lines without quarantine! Fight off an ever-changing mutant virus with nothing but your own superpowered immune system!”

    Now THAT might get people interested in a vaccine!

    Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 11:58 am | Permalink
  6. Dave TN wrote:

    Btw, the NY post has an article that claims a woman who recieved the Johnson & Johnson contracted the COVID virus three weeks later. Now considering the source I would recommend to take it with a grain of salt. But if it’s in the post you know Faux News will be bellowing out that this is evidence to not take the vaccine. Even though the effectiveness of the J&J vaccine has been know from the beginning to be a bit less effective that the others. Also the more time the virus is allowed to mutate the more the odds go up that the vaccine possibly may become ineffective.

    Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 7:24 pm | Permalink
  7. ebdoug wrote:

    While I was out boating many years ago, there was a doctor on board who said “gliomas” are caused by sun hitting the back of your neck as in sailing, golfing, and gardening without proper coverage of the area. Take that Ted Kennedy, Donald Trump, and John McCain who was in an outdoor cage for many of his months of incarceration. But then golfing causes Prostate cancer from the poisons put on the grass to make it look beautiful.

    Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 7:35 am | Permalink
  8. Iron Knee wrote:

    Dave TN, even a Covid vaccine that is 95% effective (which is very high for any vaccine), means that 5% of the people who take it will get Covid if they are exposed to it. Finding one person who got vaccinated and then got Covid anyway should be relatively easy. What we are trying to reduce is the total number of people who get Covid, which will reduce the all-important number R0 and finally get rid of Covid.

    The real message from the NY Post should be that even if you have been vaccinated, you should still wear a mask and not gather indoors in large groups. Duh!

    Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 9:54 am | Permalink
  9. Greg wrote:

    I (finally, at 67 found an available appt.) received the J&J one-shot vaccine last Sunday and today they’re pulling it out of an abundance of caution because 6 people, out of nearly 7 million doses administered, experienced serious blood clots (all women between 18-48). Guessing they wouldn’t have pulled it if it were the only one available, but it’s bound to give more ammo to the anti-vaxers out there.

    No side-effects here so far. Not even a sore arm. The wife is a bit worried but I’m thinking it was the right decision.

    P.S. I asked the nurse who administered it about the lower effectiveness (67%) compared to the others being used (90%+) and she informed that number is the likelihood of not becoming infected, but if you do the symptoms would be mild at worst and prevent the need for hospitalization 100%.

    Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 7:07 am | Permalink

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