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Maryland Becomes Epicenter of Natural Selection You say you want some evolution, well, you know...

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Posted 2021-July-08, 14:22

https://www.baltimor...jhnq-story.html

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Of the nearly 100 people who died of COVID-19 in Maryland last month, all were not vaccinated against the disease, state health officials say.

In addition, 95% of newly infected people in Maryland and 93% of those requiring hospitalization were unvaccinated, according to a tweet from Mike Ricci, spokesman for Gov. Larry Hogan


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Posted 2021-July-08, 15:01

View PostWinstonm, on 2021-July-08, 14:22, said:



These figures tally more or less with the figures from some parts of northern England that were published, I think 3/300+ admissions were twice vaccinated + 2 weeks.
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Posted 2021-July-08, 15:21

Republicans loved pre-existing conditions in health insurance plans before ACA, and constantly complain about how expensive health insurance is. Now is the time to humor them and add refusing to get a Covid vaccination as a pre-existing condition and exclude costs due to Covid from health insurance/Medicare benefits.
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Posted 2021-July-09, 04:39

I take it this post aims to highlight social Darwinism cases other than the lunacy surrounding COVID and vaccines.
In which case, the following information from the USA is of interest:

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Of the 22,215 passenger vehicle occupants killed in 2019, 47% were not wearing seat belts. Seat belts saved an estimated 14,955 lives and could have saved an additional 2,549 people if they had been wearing seat belts in 2017 alone.


It doesn't surprise me that people don't want community-rated medical care in a country where people can't be bothered taking the simplest of precautions to avoid injury.

The cost of paying for people's freedom to not wear seat belts, or motorcycle helmets, is unnecessarily high.


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Posted 2021-July-09, 14:29

View Postpilowsky, on 2021-July-09, 04:39, said:

The cost of paying people's freedom to not wear seat belts, or motorcycle helmets, is unnecessarily high.




Oppressive government regulations that stifle American freedoms. Everybody should have the right to crash head first through the front windshield of a car, or leave pieces of their brain on a street or highway after a motorcycle crash. Live free or and die!

And everybody else should be free to pay for the cleanup costs and medical costs of these accidents.
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Posted 2021-July-11, 08:23

View Postjohnu, on 2021-July-09, 14:29, said:

And everybody else should be free to pay for the cleanup costs and medical costs of these accidents.

What medical costs? Do you not refuse treatment to those not wearing a seatbelt?
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Posted 2021-July-11, 09:26

View PostfromageGB, on 2021-July-11, 08:23, said:

What medical costs? Do you not refuse treatment to those not wearing a seatbelt?


No, but insurance companies charge very different rates based on pre existing conditions.
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Posted 2021-July-11, 13:42

This is not an America-only problem:

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A 90-year-old Belgian woman has become the first person known to have contracted two variants of COVID-19, likely from different people. The worrying discovery was announced by Belgian scientists who said the woman had both the Alpha and Beta variants when she died in March 2021. "This is one of the first documented cases of co-infection with two variants of concern of SARS-CoV-2," molecular biologist Anne Vankeerberghen, author of the study released by the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), wrote in a statement. The patient was not vaccinated.

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Posted 2021-July-12, 08:30

View Postpilowsky, on 2021-July-09, 04:39, said:

The cost of paying for people's freedom to not wear seat belts, or motorcycle helmets, is unnecessarily high.

Those freedoms don't exist in most US states. 49 states require seatbelts in the front seat, and 31 require them in the rear seat.

New Hampshire is the outlier. I guess their motto should be "Live Free And Die".

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