When I was a paramedic, long ago and far away, I put in some time at a facility where not all of the patients were, shall we say, wrapped too tightly. As a result, doctors, nurses, and orderlies carried panic buttons, similar to Life Alert tags, so that security help could be instantly summoned if needed. I had one, but never needed to use it.
But this is just ridiculous. These days, you have doctors, nurses, orderlies, and nurses aides actually being physically assaulted by Q-Anon Trumptards who flat out refuse to accept the diagnosis that they have Covid! These mental midgets sailed along, playing their ideological kiddie games, reveling in pissing off the libtards, and now, when the chickens come home to roost, they lash out at the people desperately trying to save them from their stupidity. Fuck that.
I have strong personal reasons for despising New York, some having to do with the 1969 New York Mets, but right now, I adore the Big Apple! If you’re 12 years or older, you wanna go to a health club? Show your vaccinations. You wanna see the Knicks, the Nets, the Rangers or the Devils? Show your vaccinations. You wanna go into a restaurant or a bar? Show your vaccinations. You wanna see a movie or a show? Show your vaccinations.
This is the way it should be nationwide. And while Biden may not be able to issue a federal vaccination mandate that survives the Roberts court, states and cities controlled by Democratic mayors and governors should follow New York’s lead. Northeast states, mostly blue like New York and New Jersey are experiencing Omicron spikes, but hospitalization, ICU, and death rates are lagging, due to the high vaccination rates. The hospitalizations are almost 100% unvaccinated people.
Look, the constitution gives you the right of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And the best part of it is, that nowhere does it it require intelligence. You can be dumber than smashed cooked turnips, and still be entitled to the same things. But nowhere in the constitution does it entitle you to make other people pay for your stupidity.
Personally, I believe that the SCOTUS is going to uphold Biden’s OSHA vaccine mandate. It has a long history of siding with the government, even under the Roberts court. But it is going to take more than that for us to get this under control.
After two years of Covid fatigue, people are desperate to see friends and family again, for a sense of normalcy. Air travel is close to or exceeding pre pandemic levels. Yet the airlines are cancelling 1000 flights a day because employees are suffering from Covid. The airlines need to make the decision to require proof of vaccination for domestic air travel.
Today, Goldman-Sachs announced that employees showing up for work will need to show proof of vaccination. Most major airlines have already instituted such measures, with stunning success. Even New York, with a rebellious police union ordered vaccination compliance, and had over a 90% compliance.
The only way out of this crisis is through herd immunity. And the only way to achieve this is to force recalcitrant fucktards to comply. The complaint of small business owners that a vaccine mandate would cost them 40% of their workforce is hogwash. Who leaves a well paying job with benefits over their personal pique to look for a minimum wage job at a place that has less than 100 employees? The argument is absurd on its fave.
It’s time to drop the hammer. We’ve gone far too long without feeling the fresh breeze on our faces, and walked into a store or a casino without looking like Jesse fucking James. These mental throwbacks can either join the civilized world, or pay the consequences. End of story.