Daily Archives: November 29, 2021

Being Stupid Has Its Benefits

Used to be when you quit your job or got fired, you were not entitled to unemployment benefits.

Now, in four states, all you have to do is be vaccine stupid and the bennies roll in.

The Florida, Iowa, Kansas and Tennessee state legislatures all changed their unemployment insurance rules in recent weeks to allow those refusing to comply with vaccine mandates to claim benefits.

On October 30, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bill protecting the unemployment benefits of those fired for defying the mandates.

On November 12, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed into law a bill allowing those defying vaccine mandates to claim unemployment benefits.

On November 19, Florida passed a bill allowing those defying the vaccine mandate to claim benefits as part of a broader bill providing a series of exemptions to employers’ COVID-19 mandates.

On November 23, lawmakers in the GOP-controlled Kansas State Legislature passed a bill protecting unemployment benefits of vaccine-mandate defiers as part of a bill broadening religious exemptions from the mandate, the Associated Press reported.

All this just to put a thumb in the eye of the Biden administration’s attempts to get a hold of this fucker. Socialism and handouts are OK when it owns the libs, I guess.

Natural Stupidity

The verdict is in: the right has lost interest in stopping the pandemic with medicine. The new policy?

Get sick, risk death, hopefully recover fully, and trust “natural immunity” to guard them from getting it again.

Once again, however, the science is not on their side.

Scientists acknowledge that people previously infected with COVID-19 have some level of immunity but that vaccines offer a more consistent level of protection. Natural immunity is also far from a one-size-fits-all scenario, making it complicated to enact sweeping exemptions to vaccines.

That’s because how much immunity COVID-19 survivors have depends on how long ago they were infected, how sick they were, and if the virus variant they had is different from mutants circulating now. For example, a person who had a minor case one year ago is much different than a person who had a severe case over the summer when the delta variant was raging through the country. It’s also difficult to reliably test whether someone is protected from future infections.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in August that COVID-19 survivors who ignored advice to get vaccinated were more than twice as likely to get infected again. A more recent study from the CDC, looking at data from nearly 190 hospitals in nine states, determined that unvaccinated people who had been infected months earlier were five times more likely to get COVID-19 than fully vaccinated people who didn’t have a prior infection.

Thanks to these chucklefucks, we’re gonna be in masks in perpetuity.

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