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Vegasrider
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February 1st, 2021 at 1:46:04 PM permalink
As the OP, it's just a poll. I don't care what your reasons are for getting the vaccine or not, but I did give everyone the option to select that you are opting out, which is a key component to my poll.
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February 1st, 2021 at 2:51:09 PM permalink
Quote: OnceDear

Make of that what you will. I'm not aware of much controversy here regarding climate change. I expect if that too became a proxy for politics or controversial in its own way, then it might get discouraged.
I just interpret the forum's rules. We can all do that and will all reach our own conclusions.



I guess you don't pay much attention to US politics. The response to climate change is amongst the most controversial topics we have, and a certain new President ran against a certain ex President with the response to climate change a MAJOR point!
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February 1st, 2021 at 3:00:52 PM permalink
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Quote: Wizard

This is the comment that I was referring to, " I still belive [sic] had we done a much more rigorous proper lock down accros [sic] the world we could have confined much sooner. Unfortunately, I don't know if that was ever even a remote possibility. "

Ok, but, How is that political? I have no doubt someone can turn it into something political, but it seems you can turn just about any conversation into something political.

I don't define it as political, but as controversial. It's easy for us to see close alignment between highly charged political opinions and similarly charged mask/vaccine opinions and in some cases they are proxies for eachother.
But rule 19 covers it fine.
Quote: rule 19

Controversial Speech: In an effort to keep the focus of the forum on gambling, Vegas, and math, comments of a political, racial, religious, sexual, or otherwise controversial nature are not allowed. We recommend taking such discussion elsewhere (Added 8/13/19).

We know well enough when we are being controversial.

Dear WMOAT,

Heaven forbid there's anything remotely controversial around here(There's much more to be said about that, in a nut shell, without controversy forums like this would be a ghost town, but I think you know that). for the record, I did not know I was truly being controversial, it certainly wasn't my intentions. I think it's a legitimate question/thought, and an interesting one at that.

BTW I did think your explanation how my statement was not necessarily political, but controversial instead, was a good explanation, had Mike just said that in the first place it may have been the end of it. You might want to ask for a raise for coming to his rescue.


p.s. Is there anything AZDuffman has ever said that isn't controversial?😁
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February 1st, 2021 at 3:09:17 PM permalink
Quote: Vegasrider

As the OP, it's just a poll. I don't care what your reasons are for getting the vaccine or not, but I did give everyone the option to select that you are opting out, which is a key component to my poll.

I care about the reasons. That's super important. I heard a story on NPR where a significant number of nursing home workers (mostly minorities) are declining to be vaccinated( that's crazy if you ask me). If I recall correctly, it seemed that lack of Education about the vaccine was a serious issue. They went on to say something about having an educational one-on-one conversation with another Healthcare professional in that field helped those reluctant change their minds about receiving the vaccine.
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February 1st, 2021 at 6:03:40 PM permalink
Check out this story of younger, healthier, vaccine hunters jumping the line.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/01/us/vaccine-hunters-covid-trnd/index.html
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February 1st, 2021 at 6:41:44 PM permalink
The way I understand it was those vaccines would have been thrown away , so I don’t see the harm in what the “jumpers “ did.
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Vegasrider
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February 1st, 2021 at 7:37:40 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

I care about the reasons. That's super important. I heard a story on NPR where a significant number of nursing home workers (mostly minorities) are declining to be vaccinated( that's crazy if you ask me). If I recall correctly, it seemed that lack of Education about the vaccine was a serious issue. They went on to say something about having an educational one-on-one conversation with another Healthcare professional in that field helped those reluctant change their minds about receiving the vaccine.



Individuals reasoning can be discussed in a different thread. We all have are reasonings on why we should or shouldn’t. The vaccine has been out for 6 weeks. I was just curious how many of us have gotten at least the 1st dose vs still waiting or don’t want it at all.
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February 2nd, 2021 at 12:32:59 PM permalink
100% risk of ruin
AxelWolf
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February 2nd, 2021 at 5:18:04 PM permalink
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Yeah, but only after having to wait in a line that looks like this.... And those are just the people who originally refused to get the vaccine.
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February 3rd, 2021 at 5:26:09 AM permalink
Maybe I was too quick to throw out a warning regarding the conversation about masks. I'm all in favor of a good science-based discussion of anything. You may talk about it, but I'll be watching to make sure the topic stays scientific/mathematical. Perhaps a good subtopic is whether or not this statement is true or false, "CDC comes out with a statement that 85% of the people wearing masks catch it (covid)."
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