Don’t make the mistake of thinking that because our enemies are increasingly accomplished word-sorcerers, that they somehow are no longer blithering, self-destructive idiots.
The title of this coming article got me excited. I’ve long waited for arrogant-prick Socialists who got power over their fellow man via credentials, cronies and cruelties, to get a taste of what a real street fight is. But NOPE, they still haven’t noticed it’s martial arts, not marshmallow arts.
Nation Faces ‘Hand-to-Hand Combat’ to Get Reluctant Americans Vaccinated
The New York Times via h ttps://news.yahoo.com/nation-faces-hand-hand-combat-121327766.html
By Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Annie Karni, 21 April 2021
That’s right, you Gay Stolbergs! Put your dukes up and come get me some!
WASHINGTON — Now that President Joe Biden has met his goal to have the coronavirus vaccine available to all adults, health officials around the country are hitting what appears to be a soft ceiling: More than half the nation’s adults have gotten at least one dose, but it is going to take hard work — and some creative changes in strategy — to convince the rest.
A good description of where we are today. D.C. intends to infect, er, inject everybody with the quaccines whether they want it or not. Thus far, the Lefties have been shoving each other out of the way to guinea-pig retroviral solutions to a plague so lethal that only a blood test can tell if you have it, so it was easy to pretend that all the world was on-board.
But those Dreamers have now passed on to their eternal reward of continuing to wear face diapers & pool noodle hats exactly as if they hadn’t bothered getting Quacked at all. They seem satisfied with this–it’s for the best, really–but the rest of us are not lining up to be saved by the magic Jesuit midget.
State health officials, business leaders, policymakers and politicians are struggling to figure out how to tailor their messages, and their tactics, to persuade not only the vaccine hesitant but also the indifferent. The work will be labor intensive, much of it may fall on private employers and the risk is that it will take so long that the nation will not be able to reach herd immunity — the point at which the spread of the virus slows — in time to stop worrisome new variants from evading the vaccine.
That’s spellcasting in a nutshell. “They are not doing what I want. Well then, what magic words of power can I speak that will compel their obedience against their own wishes and better judgment?”
Also, that’s fascism. “Much of it may fall on private employers”, uh-huh.
“If you think of this as a war,” said Michael Carney, the senior vice president for emerging issues at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, “we’re about to enter the hand-to-hand combat phase of the war.”
What does he know about war? Segue to his bio!
Carney joined the Foundation after more than two decades as a journalist and consultant. He was a partner at one of the world’s largest communications firms, where he advised corporate executives and government officials in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East. He later served as head of public affairs at the Community of Democracies and operated a consultancy in the Netherlands.
Earlier in his career, Carney was a reporter and editor. At USA Today, he was the lead writer for the newspaper’s breaking news blog, On Deadline. His investigative reporting as a magazine freelancer earned top honors in 2005 and 2006 from the Society of Professional Journalists in Washington.
Textbook career Deep State. He knows nothing about war… certainly, nothing like he’s gonna in the next couple years. *GQ points at Black Losers Marching*
In Louisiana, where 40% of the adult population has had one shot even though all adults have been eligible since March, officials are delivering doses to commercial fishermen near the docks and running pop-up clinics at a Buddhist temple, homeless shelters and truck stops. Civic groups are conducting door-to-door visits, akin to a get-out-the-vote effort, in neighborhoods with low vaccination rates.
Yeah, sure, the quaccine holdouts are Buddhists and homeless bums. They couldn’t vaxx normal Americans if they wanted to because (from their perspective) they’d be saving the lives of white people.
To Mitigate Racial Inequity, the CDC Wants To Vaccinate Essential Workers Before the Elderly
By Robby Soave, 18 December 2020
Take your time and reread that headline. It is special even by Clown World standards.
Deaths from COVID-19 are overwhelmingly concentrated among the elderly, and thus it would seem obvious that vaccinating older Americans should be a top priority. Yet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have released guidance suggesting that millions of essential workers should receive the vaccine before many people 65 and older.
Part of the reason for this, according to a CDC report, is to mitigate and racial and ethnic “health inequities.” Older Americans are disproportionately white, whereas the essential worker category includes a larger percentage of racial minorities and low-income people.
“Older populations are whiter, ” Harald Schmidt, a professor of ethics and health policy at the University of Pennsylvania, told The New York Times. “Society is structured in a way that enables them to live longer. Instead of giving additional health benefits to those who already had more of them, we can start to level the playing field a bit.“
Every time I think I hate Baby Boomers, imported diversity shoves me out of the way to demonstrate what hatred is. Turns out, I don’t really hate Boomers. I just want my country back.
In Alabama, fewer than 40% of adults have had at least one shot. Dr. Scott Harris, the state health officer, is trying to reach out to rural white residents, who demonstrate high rates of vaccine hesitancy. They are mistrustful of politicians and the news media, so Harris is asking doctors to record cellphone videos. “Please email them to your patients, saying, ‘This is why I think you ought to take the vaccine,’” he has pleaded.
The spellcasting begins. “You are not opposed to the jab. You are merely hesitant. Let me help you overcome.”
But Harris’ effort to invoke Trusted Leaders is not going to work. “I am Doctor Birinderjeet and of this you must be certain, the vaxx will save your life even if you’ve already had Kung Flu.” The folks of Alabama have already been listening to doctors. That’s *why* they don’t want the jab.
Some companies are contemplating running their own vaccine clinics and trying to educate their workers about the benefits of getting protected against a virus that has already killed more than 560,000 Americans. But as the economy swings into gear, they are reluctant to mandate vaccination for their employees, fearing too many would seek work elsewhere.
“Some companies” include Uber, Southwest Airlines, Walgreens and Walmart. I want to say that small business wouldn’t be able to afford this step if they wanted to… but no, they keep walking to Lubyanka State Loans to beg another round of mercy.
White House officials say they take it as a good sign that nearly 51% of American adults have turned out for a first dose — “a major milestone,” said Dr. Bechara Choucair, the White House vaccinations coordinator, and an indication that “there are tens of millions of people who are still eager to get vaccinated.”
But he is well aware that there will come a time when Americans are no longer fighting for vaccine slots, and when supply will exceed demand.
That’s the point at which they can’t keep destroying us remotely. Us being pushed outside of society means us being pushed outside of their remote control.
In some parts of the country, that point may be here. In Mississippi, which opened vaccinations to all adults a month ago, 21% of the population is fully inoculated. In Alabama, the figure is just 19%. In Georgia, home of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, just 20% of the population is fully vaccinated.
“There are states where they feel they have hit the wall,” said Mike Fraser, the executive director of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. “The folks that wanted it have found it. The folks that don’t want it are not bothering to find it.”
The fear is that even as some regions race toward broad immunity, others will harbor coronavirus infections that could transform into more dangerous and more contagious variants, which could break through existing vaccinations.
That’s a lie they already got everybody to accept: herd immunity, as in, “so long as one vaxx-denier is alive on the planet, nobody is safe. Covid will infect him, mutate like a xenomorph into something monstrous and then more people will die and you’ll have to get vaxxed again like we’re already planning to do annually.”
A plan that requires 100.000% cooperation from the entirety of humanity is doomed to failure. But it’s not supposed to succeed. Success would mean no enemies left to blame , which is the Socialist version of antifragility.
Fraser said the soft ceilings in some states do not mean, “‘OK, everybody, give up.’ It’s: ‘What do we need to change? What do we need to pivot to?’”
“What words will bring us victory?”
The CDC, for instance, is working with states to identify primary care doctors in neighborhoods with a high “social vulnerability index” to get them vaccines.
“It’s really going to be all about the ground game,” Choucair said. “It’s going to be about planning at the local level. It’s going to be about microplans. It’s going to be about county by county, ZIP code by ZIP code, census tract by census tract to make sure what are the strategies that work.”
I would pay cash money to watch Doctor “Fasci” or his Punjabi stand-in walk into small-town Alabama to discuss mandatory “vaccine shots” with local white “hesitants”. Inflating our wealth away and dumping boatloads of migrants in our neighborhoods aren’t problems solvable with privately owned firepower, but a G-man at the door? That’ll put the pop in my popcorn!
Polls show that vaccine hesitancy is on the decline, as more people see their friends and relatives get vaccinated without incident. John Bridgeland, a founder and the chief executive of the COVID Collaborative, a bipartisan group of political and scientific leaders working on vaccine education, said the challenge was not being dogmatic in a public awareness campaign, but treating every person’s concern as unique and valid.
Peer pressure, that ancient damnation of souls. Only a person of very strong morals is able to stand against peer pressure. I experience this myself; so few people push back against the masking that I’ve hit a limit of what I’m willing to do, also. I’ve learned the hard way that there isn’t a legion of quiet, would-be dissidents waiting to back my play.
They will use peer pressure on you, yes. Already have… but…
But he added that “the last miles here are going to be the toughest.”
…But the people who DO stand against peer pressure, who DO act on morality instead of self-interest or peer pressure… God built this Hellish reality for no other reason than to identify and cultivate that kind of stubborn loyalty to Truth and the God thereof.
“People have very legitimate concerns,” Bridgeland said, “and they need good answers from trusted people.”
First use peer pressure. Maybe fake some friendship and sympathy. Then use Trusted Leaders.
Complicating such reassurances is rising concern about vaccine safety after the government’s decision to “pause” the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine while regulators investigate reports of rare blood clots among six female recipients.
Remember to hide the truth!
A CDC advisory panel is expected to meet on Friday to determine whether to place restrictions on use of the vaccine, which public health officials had expected to use in hard-to-reach communities, like homeless shelters.
In some states, there have been surprises. In Alabama, Harris said, officials prepared extensively to address vaccine hesitancy among African Americans and put “a lot of time into trying to build local relationships with trusted voices” — an effort that he said paid off. But officials did not anticipate such strong resistance from rural whites.
Homeless shelters are easy to reach. They have addresses, take money from the State and advertise their presence and services. If rural (conservative) white opposition came as a surprise, it’s only because they’re finally bothering to check.
“You privileged white people! Too many of you are still alive! It’s time for some equity and racial justice at your expense! Go to the back of the line for this lifesaving vaxx! Ah good, the badwhites left quietly. Those vermin know their place underneath our boot heel… *vaxx vaxx vaxx* Sigh, well, that was the last Wakandan on Earth. I guess we can’t put off giving Trump supporters the jab any longer. Line up, you slaver scumbags and Jesus freaks! …uh? …Where’d they go? Don’t they know we love them and are trying to help?”
Tell me that last paragraph didn’t remind you of a bipolar girlfriend better left forgotten.
In the meantime, Fraser said his organization was exploring ways to move away from mass vaccination clinics, which assume “everybody in the population is really chomping at the bit to get vaccinated,” toward “more retail public health,” in which state and local health departments and providers reach out directly to the unvaccinated, almost like a door-to-door campaign.
There’s a few ways to interpret “reach out directly to the unvaccinated” in an article titled “Nation Faces ‘Hand-to-Hand Combat’ to Get Reluctant Americans Vaccinated”. Let’s be optimistic and assume you aren’t allowed through the door without the vaxx. This will convince you that’s it’s medically safe.
The state has done polling to figure out how to reach that group, and learned that the techniques used to reach Black people were not likely to work with rural people who “are mistrustful of politicians in general and maybe state government in particular.” But, Harris said, they do trust doctors.
That’s some wishful thinking, there. Trump taking the jab was an effective spell on them. Doctor Birinderjeet, not so much.
Private employers may be the next pressure point. The private sector is eager to jump in and help educate employees — and even administer vaccines, said Kathryn Wylde, the president of the Partnership for New York City, the city’s leading business organization.
Ironically, that common denominator turned out to be “hate whitey”.
But at this point, mandating vaccination for employees does not seem to be on the table. “Employers feel that COVID has caused such stress on their people, they are reticent to put on any more pressure,” Wylde said.
Shirley Bloomfield, the chief executive of NTCA — The Rural Broadband Association, which represents small, rural telecommunications companies, has been working with the White House on pushing her members to get the vaccine. “One of my CEOs is paying everyone $100 to get the vaccine,” she said. “But I think we all have to be a little more creative because we’re seeing that saturation point.”
She was probably pretty before choosing a career in telecom over a loving family. I see a wedding ring but don’t tell me she’s not a feminist.
Even with broad public awareness campaigns, television commercials, and incentives like cash payments and personal time off, Bloomfield said vaccination rates among staffs at her member companies were topping out at about 50% to 60%.
All those spells… all that extra “education”… they aren’t working. Whatever could the next step be?
On top of that, Bloomfield said her members reported to her that as many as 15% of people in small towns were not showing up for their second shot. She attributed some of that to social media posts about side effects. “That doesn’t help us,” she said.
It also does not help that in a highly polarized nation, vaccination is still a topic of political debate. In Tennessee, for instance, Gov. Bill Lee, a Republican, has emphasized that vaccination is a personal choice, a message that Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease expert at Vanderbilt University, criticized as “not on the correct wavelength” amid a pandemic that threatens all of society.
The next step was in the title of this article:
Nation Faces ‘Hand-to-Hand Combat’
and ‘while going door-to-door’. Not hard to read between those lines but fortunately, La Revolucion got put on hold again for yet another truth-spill clean-up. Which is it, D.C.? Are you going to tell the proles that everything is great, or that it’s our fault?