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quit griping and get the dang shot already. (Original Post) AllaN01Bear Dec 2021 OP
But but I heard omicron just causes the sniffles! Shermann Dec 2021 #1
Hmmm. So perhaps my constant runny nose is Omicron, not allergies? PoindexterOglethorpe Dec 2021 #12
This message was self-deleted by its author Chin music Dec 2021 #2
Yes, proving they are patriotic Americans, the real Americans,one of the chosen by the EX-president. RKP5637 Dec 2021 #3
The more you want them to get it, the more they dig in their heels. Grokenstein Dec 2021 #4
This message was self-deleted by its author Chin music Dec 2021 #5
It's easy to stereotype them. summer_in_TX Dec 2021 #6
Pretty much orangecrush Dec 2021 #8
Yep. summer_in_TX Dec 2021 #10
If getting stereotyped is the worst thing that happens to them, they'll be lucky. Grokenstein Dec 2021 #13
That'll convince them IronLionZion Dec 2021 #7
Got all 3. orangecrush Dec 2021 #9
I've been arguing with my brother about getting the booster, he keeps asking "how many more?" Rhiannon12866 Dec 2021 #11

PoindexterOglethorpe

(26,043 posts)
12. Hmmm. So perhaps my constant runny nose is Omicron, not allergies?
Mon Dec 27, 2021, 01:42 AM
Dec 2021

Just wondering.

Actually, I know it's allergies, which is highly annoying. I'm reasonably certain I have not had Covid, although I suppose it's possible I got it and was totally asymptomatic. But my nose does run all the time, alas, poor me.

Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

RKP5637

(67,112 posts)
3. Yes, proving they are patriotic Americans, the real Americans,one of the chosen by the EX-president.
Sun Dec 26, 2021, 11:00 PM
Dec 2021

Grokenstein

(5,764 posts)
4. The more you want them to get it, the more they dig in their heels.
Sun Dec 26, 2021, 11:03 PM
Dec 2021

Surely we've all seen or met that child: the little s**t who can be counted on to ruin the party, destroy the presents, set the fire, or do whatever awful thing is within his reach and power. The Beavis, the Eric Cartman, the Bart Simpson without the scripted self-awareness and/or regret. When a parent or bystander asks why he's done that awful thing, he has no answer--but he's clearly reveling in the attention, even if he's about to suffer for his idiocy.

Add thirty or forty years to that and you have your average antivaxxer.

Response to Grokenstein (Reply #4)

summer_in_TX

(2,906 posts)
6. It's easy to stereotype them.
Mon Dec 27, 2021, 12:28 AM
Dec 2021

I'm related to some of them, the parents of my ten grandchildren. My experience of them is of intelligent, caring, but gullible people who have fallen in with a crowd that believes as they do and reinforces them.

orangecrush

(20,512 posts)
8. Pretty much
Mon Dec 27, 2021, 12:55 AM
Dec 2021


I live in a red area.

The propaganda is winning.

Most of these people never gave a damn about politics until Reagan convinced them that "others" were to blame for all their troubles.

The propaganda machine now is supercharged.

summer_in_TX

(2,906 posts)
10. Yep.
Mon Dec 27, 2021, 01:02 AM
Dec 2021

Sucked in by conspiracy theorists post 9/11 as they tried to make sense of the world. That was the beginning.

Grokenstein

(5,764 posts)
13. If getting stereotyped is the worst thing that happens to them, they'll be lucky.
Mon Dec 27, 2021, 02:26 AM
Dec 2021

My experience has been the exact opposite, aside from the "gullible" part.

IronLionZion

(46,072 posts)
7. That'll convince them
Mon Dec 27, 2021, 12:50 AM
Dec 2021


The more people pressure them, the more they think it's nefarious somehow. Oh well, there may be fewer of them soon.

Rhiannon12866

(212,499 posts)
11. I've been arguing with my brother about getting the booster, he keeps asking "how many more?"
Mon Dec 27, 2021, 01:10 AM
Dec 2021

I know he doesn't like to go out much and I convinced him to get vaccinated last spring. But when I stopped by just before Christmas, he had a surprise for me - he showed me his vaccination card with a third line filled in. He had to out to get his prescription filled (he goes through the drive thru) and noticed that the lighted sign at the vaccine clinic where he got his first two shots is accepting walk-ins - so he got his booster a week ago Thursday. I told him that's all I needed for Christmas!

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