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Seattle Fire and Police, discharged for noncompliance with the vaccine mandate, turn in their boots at the city hall.
--https://twitter.com/disclosetv/status/1450571191853453315

I'm sure the poor and homeless will eagerly welcome the opportunity acquire high quality footwear for free.
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Washington State football coach Nick Rolovitch gave up a $3M job rather than get vaccinated.

Contest for “who can lose the most money from being in a cult”

Obviously hundreds of thousands have lost their lives but most RWNJs draw the line at their bank accounts.

Is fine I’m sure there are lots of other multi million dollar jobs out there, right?

https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/32426315/ni...
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Washington State football coach Nick Rolovitch gave up a $3M job rather than get vaccinated.

Contest for “who can lose the most money from being in a cult”


Perhaps he can gather together all the anti-vaxxers and form a new athletic consortium of players and coaches. Maybe call it "The League of Extraordinary Nut Jobs."

Pete
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I’m still waiting for the ad campaign albaby thinks would have changed these minds.
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I’m still waiting for the ad campaign albaby thinks would have changed these minds.

"Tired of paying too much in taxes to Uncle Sam? Get vaccinated and get a $2020 tax cut on your 2020 taxes!"
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I’m still waiting for the ad campaign albaby thinks would have changed these minds.

Let me be clear - there are about 60 million unvaxxed adults. So it is possible for two things to be true:

A comprehensive well-funded and ubiquitous federal campaign to educate the public about the dangers of Covid and the benefits of vaccination can convince millions and millions of people to get vaccinated; and

There will be millions and millions of Americans who will never, ever get vaccinated.


The point isn't to get everyone. The point is that you can save many tens of thousands of lives by getting to the 30-40% of the still unvaxxed that can be persuaded.

Albaby
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"The point isn't to get everyone. The point is that you can save many tens of thousands of lives by getting to the 30-40% of the still unvaxxed that can be persuaded."

Well, no one expects The Spanish Inquisition! RIGHT? (apologies to Monty Python)

But go on blaming Biden and the current Dem Administration, whydoncha?

Ken
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But go on blaming Biden and the current Dem Administration, whydoncha?

It's not a question of blame. It's recognizing an opportunity for public policy that could both save lives and improve the Democrats' re-election chances.

Public approval of Biden's handling of the Covid crisis has been plummeting. It is affecting his overall approval rating among the entire electorate and among independent voters in particular. Biden doesn't deserve blame for the low rate of vaccination - but the high rate of illness and death is making voters unhappy with the President, which makes it harder for him to advance any part of his agenda. So trying to fix that problem would be excellent politics.

Oh, and it's also fantastic public policy and would save literally tens of thousands of lives.

Put a few hundred million dollars into the reconciliation bill for massive outreach efforts - and it will probably yield much more tangible benefits immediately than putting that money into spending it on programs several years from now. Get the draft OSHA regulations out the door immediately, so that employers that might be waiting to see what the federal regs are going to look like before drafting their mandate requirements can start implementing them.

Albaby
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albaby1: Put a few hundred million dollars into the reconciliation bill for massive outreach efforts...


Like this (announced May 4, 2021)?

Today, thanks to the American Rescue Plan, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), announced the availability of approximately $250 million to develop and support a community-based workforce who will serve as trusted voices sharing information about vaccines, increase COVID-19 vaccine confidence, and address any barriers to vaccination for individuals living in vulnerable and medically underserved communities.

Ya' know, no amount of money is going to convince vaccine-hesistant residents to get the jabs when their own governors, state house, and congressional nitwits are spending 99% of their time telling them its tyranny, it's like the Holocaust, it's socialism (and 1% of the time telling them, sure, get vaccinated if you want... it's your decision).

https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2021/05/04/hhs-announces-250-...
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"Public approval of Biden's handling of the Covid crisis has been plummeting."

I doubt that.

"It is affecting his overall approval rating among the entire electorate and among independent voters in particular. Biden doesn't deserve blame for the low rate of vaccination - but the high rate of illness and death is making voters unhappy with the President, which makes it harder for him to advance any part of his agenda. So trying to fix that problem would be excellent politics."

I doubt that too.

"Oh, and it's also fantastic public policy and would save literally tens of thousands of lives."

Maybe. But the anti-vaxers have God on their side, I hear.

"Put a few hundred million dollars into the reconciliation bill for massive outreach efforts - and it will probably yield much more tangible benefits immediately than putting that money into spending it on programs several years from now. Get the draft OSHA regulations out the door immediately, so that employers that might be waiting to see what the federal regs are going to look like before drafting their mandate requirements can start implementing them."

And Manchin and whatsherface Sinema have said that's what will do the trick for them? They'll get in line with the other Dem Senators then?

I will continue to blame Trump, McConnell, McCarthy, the current SCOTUS and the current GOP. I have not read anything in these posts to sway me away from that.

Ken
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Like this (announced May 4, 2021)?

Yes! Exactly - a lot more of that. But targeted to where the vaccine-hesitant communities are now.

That money was awarded in June and July - half in large grants that served big organizations, and half in smaller grants that went to local community groups. You can see where it went here:

https://www.hrsa.gov/coronavirus/community-based-workforce
https://www.hrsa.gov/coronavirus/local-community-based-workf...

About 2/3 of the local money went to blue states; nearly all of the large grants went to organizations in blue states or that focus primarily on the health of minority communities. Those allocations have almost certainly made a huge difference in erasing the gap in minority group vaccination rates. It shows how these types of efforts can really work.

Time for more funding where the unvaccinated are now.

Albaby
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"Public approval of Biden's handling of the Covid crisis has been plummeting."

I doubt that.


https://www.marketwatch.com/story/americans-are-losing-trust...
https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/coronavirus-polls/

And Manchin and whatsherface Sinema have said that's what will do the trick for them? They'll get in line with the other Dem Senators then?

No. They have objections to many other parts of the reconciliation package.

Albaby
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I believe if you review your 538 source, you'll see:

"Approval of Biden’s response varies widely by party"

I'm shocked I tells ya! Shocked!

Ken
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I'm shocked I tells ya! Shocked!

Approval varies by party - but it's down for every subgroup. Democrats still approve of him more than Republicans, with independents in the middle - but all of them approve of the response less now than they used to.

Albaby
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Yes, al. Republicans are better pounding their negative messages than Dems on the positive ones. Same as it ever was since the “black” dude got elected.

A great American truth was revealed.

Ken
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