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Re: Activision Blizzard Vaccine Change Prompts Walkout Plan
Apr 3, 2022, 15:57
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Re: Activision Blizzard Vaccine Change Prompts Walkout Plan Apr 3, 2022, 15:57
Apr 3, 2022, 15:57
 
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 3, 2022, 12:42:
Zaibach wrote on Apr 3, 2022, 12:39:
ForgedReality wrote on Apr 3, 2022, 11:54:
99.98% of those going to the hospital with COVID are unvaxxed

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Over 99% Hospitalized 2021 COVID Patients Unvaccinated
#2189 Welcome
I find it strange that only the unvaccinated go to the hospital when they have covid. Considering the CDC says that about 20% of the deaths from April 4th - December 4th of 2021 were fully vaccinated, if 99.98% of the hospitalized were unvaccinated, that must mean that the fully vaccinated deaths were virtually all unhospitalized. Did all of them decide to not get help? Did they all die in their sleep? What could possibly be a reason for the discrepancy?
TABLE 1. Average weekly age-standardized incidence of COVID-19 cases (April 4–December 25, 2021) and associated deaths (April 4–December 4, 2021) and incidence rate ratios* for unvaccinated and fully vaccinated persons,† by period§ — 25 U.S. jurisdictions,¶ April–December 2021
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Re: Activision Blizzard Vaccine Change Prompts Walkout Plan
Apr 3, 2022, 00:05
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Re: Activision Blizzard Vaccine Change Prompts Walkout Plan Apr 3, 2022, 00:05
Apr 3, 2022, 00:05
 
The Half Elf wrote on Apr 2, 2022, 20:49:
ForgedReality wrote on Apr 2, 2022, 13:22:
...So maybe look inward to see who the real nazi is. 🙄
Or maybe you're taking it personally.
I'm taking it personally because it was directed that way.
ForgedReality wrote on Apr 2, 2022, 13:22:
But here are facts. Unless you are the extremely rare group of people who have side effects from the vaccination, and refuse to get vaccinated you are at a higher risk of getting and spreading COVID.
People are ignorant of basic things that will kill them (like not reading about how their Tesla should not be allowed to drive itself (or that a person should be behind a the wheel) will drive and take a nap or sit in the back seat. Or how a quarter will stick to your body because of body oil and nothing to do with anything magnetic in the vaccination itself. Or that Hillary Clinton was running a sex ring out of a pizza shop.

The medical data is out there about the effects of the vaccination (whichever one you want to look up) and it is backed by people who are at the top of their field. Problem is you have idiots like Joe Rogan who is not qualified in any way shape or form making medical choices based on ignorance. Billions of people every year go to doctors because they have medical issues, but we have a pandemic, come up with a vaccine to help save their lives and the lives of people they interact with they bury their heads in the sand.

Children are vaccinated at birth, and are required to have vaccinations to attend most schools in the United States. And jobs are now requiring them as well.
Here are some more facts. In communist China, Mao's government determined that sparrows ate from planted crops, therefore they should be exterminated to prevent people from starving. The population of the nation was leveraged to kill the birds, which were eating the insects that were killing the crops. This was one of many mistakes that led to millions starving. The premise was scientifically sound, and pushing back against the government could get you killed.
Today in America, speaking against a narrowly defined narrative can get you ridiculed, kicked from social media, make you lose your license to practice medicine, or worse. Medical truths that have been known for a hundred years including the ineffectiveness of cloth masks against viral outbreaks, the value of natural immunity after surviving exposure, the principle of quarantining the sick and not the well, and the importance of proactive treatment just to name a few have been deemed too dangerous to even discuss.
The only accepted or acceptable way to treat covid-19 has been to inject the first mRNA vaccine used in humans instead of the standard methods we have used to create vaccines. Safety standards have been ignored, reporting was tainted by financial incentives, Pfizer lied about and tried to cover up known potentially deadly side effects, their testing protocol was flawed and potentially unmasked which patients were on placebos, and then they converted patients from being on placebos to testing their shots. Before a judge intervened, Pfizer wanted over 70 years to slowly release the information I just referenced.
When you talk about children getting vaccines, do not confuse that with this new type of technology that has not until now been used in mass human trials. You are absolutely right that people are ignorant of basic things that will kill them. They are ignorant because billions of pharma dollars are at risk.
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Re: Activision Blizzard Vaccine Change Prompts Walkout Plan
Apr 2, 2022, 16:28
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Re: Activision Blizzard Vaccine Change Prompts Walkout Plan Apr 2, 2022, 16:28
Apr 2, 2022, 16:28
 
ForgedReality wrote on Apr 2, 2022, 13:22:
Refusing to do the bare minimum to protect those around you forfeits your right to complain about society not going back to normal. You are the cause for continued lockdown and restrictions in that case. Additionally, you do not have the right to infringe on the rights of others. Their rights supercede your own. If you don't care about the rights of others, you don't belong in a society. Everyone around you deserves to be healthy and not die to your selfish negligence. But the right likes to bitch and moan about their rights being violated by being mildly inconvenienced by a mask. No, it is a public health issue, and it is your civic duty to help us fight this foreign invader. If you don't want to be mildly inconvenienced by protecting your fellow citizens, then just never venture out in public or have contact with others. Those comparing it to the Holocaust or some other such madness, it's the anti-facters who are causing the deaths, not the ones looking out for the safety of everyone else. So maybe look inward to see who the real nazi is. 🙄
The first forum rule is to refrain from attacks of a personal nature. Telling me I am causing a continued lockdown (untrue) and calling me a nazi (also untrue) is not acceptable.
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Re: Activision Blizzard Vaccine Change Prompts Walkout Plan
Apr 2, 2022, 16:24
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Re: Activision Blizzard Vaccine Change Prompts Walkout Plan Apr 2, 2022, 16:24
Apr 2, 2022, 16:24
 
Beamer wrote on Apr 2, 2022, 12:53:
Literally no one is forcing anyone. Stop being histrionic.

No one has a right to work at Activision.
A false choice is not a choice. For example, an employee who had a bad reaction to the first shot and cannot risk a second that is fired from any company for not being fully vaccinated was not given a choice, they were given an ultimatum. Considering that they would also not be able to work at any other company with the same policy, their prospects for employment are reduced, perhaps severely depending on the job and market. If you were fired today for something you could not control, would you say you were not forced?
You are correct that no one has a right to work at any company or any job. There are protections against firing someone on the basis of race. What if a company realized that there is a strong correlation between vaccine hesitancy and a particular race? Would that additional piece of information change your thinking?
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Re: Activision Blizzard Vaccine Change Prompts Walkout Plan
Apr 2, 2022, 12:50
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Re: Activision Blizzard Vaccine Change Prompts Walkout Plan Apr 2, 2022, 12:50
Apr 2, 2022, 12:50
 
Nucas wrote on Apr 2, 2022, 11:40:
there are buy-ins, if you want to participate in a civilized, functioning society.

you don't want to pay your taxes? leave. go live in the fucking woods.

you don't want to be vaccinated to prevent the spread of a disease? leave. go live in the fucking woods.

"individual choice" doesn't mean acting like a law unto yourself, completely without restraint. people who refuse to do this bare minimum to keep society functioning by preventing a disease are freeriders living on the largess of responsible americans.
"Individual choice" means exactly that people can make their own choices based on their own criteria. Someone who chooses not to take a vaccine or other shot is not acting like a law unto themselves, but someone who forces another to take it against their will is. I'll start by referencing the fact there is no law saying you must take the shot.
Why is it someone else has to live by your decree? Don't want to work beside an unvaccinated person? Leave. Enjoy your stay in the woods. It's your choice. I don't bring up this point to say that you should have to leave, only that the freedoms you are so quick to dismiss for others will be the first thing you'll wish you had when the tables are reversed.
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Re: Activision Blizzard Vaccine Change Prompts Walkout Plan
Apr 2, 2022, 12:19
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Re: Activision Blizzard Vaccine Change Prompts Walkout Plan Apr 2, 2022, 12:19
Apr 2, 2022, 12:19
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 2, 2022, 11:19:
There are a couple of valid reasons of which apply to a very small portion of the population. ...
One valid reason is because informed consent must be provided to the patient. 100% of the people who took the emergency use shots were not provided informed consent, so therefore if anyone refused for that reason alone, it was valid. Health conditions, previous reactions, and religious exemptions can be added to that list of valid reasons. That is not a "very small" portion of the population.
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Re: Activision Blizzard Vaccine Change Prompts Walkout Plan
Apr 2, 2022, 11:14
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Re: Activision Blizzard Vaccine Change Prompts Walkout Plan Apr 2, 2022, 11:14
Apr 2, 2022, 11:14
 
Shock wrote on Apr 2, 2022, 10:59:
MithrilMike wrote on Apr 2, 2022, 10:20:
A company should have no right to punish or fire an employee for making any personal medical decision. A company should make reasonable accommodations for remote work for many reasons including preventing the spread of a pandemic.

It's no longer a personal medical decision when your lack of responsibility causes me to get sick. All it does is show how little you care for anyone but yourself

Your personal attack is not appreciated. If you are vaccinated and have faith in the vaccine to protect you, then I don't see how an individual who has chosen to not receive the vaccine is a threat to you. When people are treated as statistics, it's fine to run the numbers. But at some point you have to drill down to individuals. There are many valid reasons for individuals to choose not to be vaccinated, and I don't agree that any other person should have a right to override an individual's decision.
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Re: Activision Blizzard Vaccine Change Prompts Walkout Plan
Apr 2, 2022, 10:20
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Re: Activision Blizzard Vaccine Change Prompts Walkout Plan Apr 2, 2022, 10:20
Apr 2, 2022, 10:20
 
A company should have no right to punish or fire an employee for making any personal medical decision. A company should make reasonable accommodations for remote work for many reasons including preventing the spread of a pandemic.
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Mar 31, 2022, 11:40
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 31, 2022, 11:40
Mar 31, 2022, 11:40
 
Exactly, which is why everyone understands that the proper pronunciation of NASA is Neh-Sah.
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Re: L4D's Bill Joins Dead by Daylight
May 6, 2021, 10:21
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Re: L4D's Bill Joins Dead by Daylight May 6, 2021, 10:21
May 6, 2021, 10:21
 
I, for one, am glad to see developers taking a strong interest in Blue.
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Re: Outage Update
Aug 5, 2020, 15:50
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Re: Outage Update Aug 5, 2020, 15:50
Aug 5, 2020, 15:50
 
Wishing you and all those affected the best. Stay safe.
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