Obama thinks he has sway to get people to be vaccinated

“I promise you that when it’s been made for people who are less at risk, I will be taking it,” Obama said of a potential vaccine in a SiriusXM radio interview released on Thursday. “I may end up taking it on TV or having it filmed, just so that people know that I trust this science,”

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usefewersyllables's picture

But that decision won't be mine to make. The powers that be will make it for me.

It'll go to all the politicians first, the CEOs second, the NBA and NFL third, rich Hollywood types fourth, the military fifth (especially the Navy), medical first responders 6th, the cops 7th. Maybe it'll trickle down to us useless eaters last of all, if there's any left over, but I suspect that the politicians will be on their 4th or 5th doses (just to be sure!) before any of us sees a vial...

The good news is that that delay will let us see if any politicians, CEOs, or jocks abruptly keel over from side effects of the stuff. No smiley.

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Twice bitten, permanently shy.

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@usefewersyllables

'which company's' vaccine, but from what i've seen the first doses will go to the poor and people of color, as all of them are still experimental. bill gates would test his on subsaharan africans.

i had to laugh when sputnik had reported this week that 'iran' had hacked AstraZeneca's ___ (data? formula?). i forget, but i hadn't clicked in, either.

g' mornin', bill:

Nov 30
I’m a big fan of author @harari_yuval and was excited to talk to him about why humanity is so willing to believe falsehoods and what these lies tell us about ourselves—both as individuals and as a society.

https://www.gatesnotes.com/Podcast/Why-do-we-believe-lies?WT.mc_id=20201...

(self-parody?)

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first from the source to every hand leading up to the vaccination, along with a bio on the person delivering the shot. After the shot I want to see that needle directly used to draw up some water and then get squirted out to show it wasn't a 'gag' needle.

The big Empty Suit should also take a big gulp of Flint's water just to show us he wasn't ignoring the Flint situation, he just felt it wasn't that threatening, after all according to the Big Zero he probably chewed on some paint chips as a kid, and look at him he became President!

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“Restoring the soul of this nation” is just MAGA with more words

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wendy davis's picture

@snoopydawg

the msn homepage reports that biden will join the former presidents and take the jab live.

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@wendy davis

"If I were you, Joe, I'd make sure that nobody named Clinton is the one filling the syringe...". The chain of custody of that dose will indeed be *very* important to monitor.

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@usefewersyllables

past each other, but it's not important enough to be worth sorting out out, srsly, especially as no vaccine is available in amerika yet. at least as far as i know. i'll never submit to one, myownself.

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RantingRooster's picture

I'm in no hurry to die. Why would I believe Obama? He is a lying sack of poop. I'm not taking a jab unless have the right to sue if it goes bad! Immunity for corporations is a death sentence for many.

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C99, my refuge from an insane world. #ForceTheVote

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@RantingRooster

They got it a few decades ago. And congress let them rig how side effects are recognized recorded.

I don’t remember the algorithm, but instead of recording each side effect separately they can bundle them together so that it doesn’t look as bad. It’s harmed more people than what they say on their website. I haven’t trusted vaccines since I read that.

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“Restoring the soul of this nation” is just MAGA with more words

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