Covid-19; what do we think about it?

I honestly didn’t know enough to reach decisions about Covid-19:

  • Should I get a vaccine?
  • What about masks?
  • What drugs work and which don’t?
  • Who can I believe?
  • What are the Constitutional restrictions on government (or should be)?

I started watching some videos today, and ran across several – VERY LONG videos that were presented by Hillsdale College. I’ll share a couple of them here, and you can watch, or not, as you desire.

The first video is of a conference from last fall featuring three speakers:

  • Robert Barnes, Barnes Law LLP ““Is Freedom of Assembly Dead?”
  • Alex Berenson, Author and Journalist, “The Failure of Expertise”
  • John Hinderaker, Powerline, “The Politics of the Coronavirus”

The second video from February, 2021, features Scott W. Atlas, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. His field is health care policy.

I can’t tell you what to do or what to think, but these discussions cleared things up for me a bit!

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17 Responses to Covid-19; what do we think about it?

  1. auscitizenmom says:

    I am not an anti-vaxxer, but I am a questioning vaxxer. I haven’t watched the videos yet because I am not in a position to, but I do intend to watch them. I won’t get the COVID vaccine because it makes no sense to me to get vaccinated when I have a 99%, or in my case, a 94% chance of surviving COVID without the vaccine. And, the fact that they are trying to cover up the treatments that we already had makes me question why.

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    • stella says:

      I will reveal here that I have had the first vaccine shot (Pfizer), and I am scheduled to have the second one on March 30.

      I believe (as expressed in one of these videos) that because of my age and risk factors, it is more of a risk not to have the vaccine than to have it. Each person must make their own decision, but I would certainly recommend doing further research before deciding against. People that I trust are recommending everyone over the age of 65 be vaccinated.

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    • stella says:

      PS: I have had no adverse reaction to the vaccine, other than a slightly sore spot on my upper arm for a couple of days.

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    • weather257 says:

      Absolutely agree, mom. I don’t trust anything coming from the gov’t at this point and totally question why treatments are downplayed. Everyone forgetting about ‘herd immunity,’ which is real. Talking to a friend last week whose cousin was able to get an Rx online and fill it locally; symptoms were all but gone the next day. Same treatment PDJT had. Mostly, I don’t trust Gates and his despicable ilk. Totally about control (just like daylight savings time).

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  2. WeeWeed says:

    My child just went through the “covid” – supposedly, as the test was positive. I myself got sick about 2 days later. We’d had lunch together on a Friday before the Monday diagnosis. So – I won’t get the shot until I have an antibody test, as there’s no point. That said, I have no problem with ME getting a vaccination because of my age – I won’t be reproducing at this point and if a hidden disease is lurking, so what. I haven’t watched the videos yet, but I will.
    Some of the things I’ve read on the mRNA addition to these vaccines disturb the reproductive abilities of the younger generation and/or inhibit cancer treatments both in progress and in the future. Maybe. It’s experimental, there’s no history on it.
    As to my being sick – the kid’s being sick – it was a nothing-burger.
    Insert Monty Python’s “I’ve ‘ad worse” scene here.

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    • texan59 says:

      I’ma wait until you and Stella get your shots and see how you’ze do. Pop got the Moderna 2-fer and didn’t have any reaction to the first or second shot. Gonna go visit him later this week to see if the third eye started growin’ in the middle of his cabeza. I don’t have any of the risk factors, so I’m going to wait until at least next year sometime. Time for a lot more observation and feedback, plus a chance for this thing to mutate a couple hundred times and see what it looks like in a few months. I’m not an anti-vaxxer, but I want to see how this plays out for awhile. I get flu shots and shingles vaccine, so we’ll see.

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      • WeeWeed says:

        OMG – I got the shingles #1 not too long ago and it like’ta kilt me. I have one more to go – I dread that bugger, I’ll tell ya’s. Tell your dad “hi” from us! DH got his covid shots and hasn’t dropped dead yet, so there’s that. No reptilian features so far…..

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        • auscitizenmom says:

          Did you mean you got the shingles shot or had the shingles?

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          • weather257 says:

            Guessing the shot, as she’s dreading the second one. First I’ve heard of a bad reaction; I didn’t have any reaction. My MIL had a mild case of shingles (on her arm, I believe), and it was very painful. She waited for the all-clear then got the shot(s) with no adverse effects.

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          • texan59 says:

            The shot. I had the original vaccine and no issues, but my doc says I’ve got to get the newer one and I’m kinda waiting on that. I’ve heard a couple people who had a rough go of it with the Shingrix vaccine.

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  3. czarina33 says:

    I had my first Pfizer shot the second week they were available, because I work for a hospital. Got sick two weeks later and tested positive the next day. Was tired but not unwell for a few hours, had a fever for less than an hour and started Azithromycin and prednisone immediately. Felt fine by the evening. Had the second shot a week later and had no reaction. I believe the two weeks after the first shot produced antibodies which helped me fight off the virus.

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    • weather257 says:

      Who knows, really. Maybe a combination of the vaccine and the Rx. All I know is if big pharma just dragged out some old flu vaccines (H1N1) and touted them as Covid-slayers, they’re making BIG $$’s off this caper. The treatments are so much cheaper by comparison, and they’re not being promoted from what I see.

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  4. jeans2nd says:

    Listened this afternoon. Being obviously biased, the best presentation was by Barnes, but Berenson and Hindraker had salient points as well.

    CCP Virus has always been a hoax to me as to the severity of it. Why people fall for the hype is beyond me.
    Respect and trust for the gubmint deserted me circa 1970s-80s, after observing what they did to Dad, and that includes Engineering Modeling.
    Dad consistently proved the gubmint incorrect at every level, and that very much determines my opinion.
    Dad quietly retired and took his gold watch.

    Nope, no vaccine for me. Refusing the flu shot every year at the VA has become tedious at best. As I age, meds become more and more toxic for me, with sometimes pronounced side effects. More fights with the VA.

    Being a hermit by choice, lockdowns don’t affect me, but Wicked Son has never obeyed the “rules,” including church, and is fine.
    Insidious GDaughter actually had CCP Virus over Christmas, yet she went to Greensboro on a plane, and infected no one, although she did refuse to come inside my house and left my presents on the side porch & waved from the driveway.
    I still go out as often as I did before.

    .We were quarantined when I had scarlett fever circa late 1950-early 1960s. The house was quarantined including the entire fam.
    Dad still went to work daily in the car pool he had with 3 other Engineers/Chemists. The doc came to the house. No one else was affected.

    Those who take the vaccine are 100% encouraged to take the vaccine, and do what your family doc tells you. Listen to the precautions and do what suits for you and your area.
    The above is my opinion only and is worth exactly what you paid for it.

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  5. jtrstill says:

    I caught it from DH who got it from the public where he works. As soon as I started feeling unwell, I took a dose of Ivermectin (horse wormer). Felt sickish for about 3 days, but never got a fever. I still can’t smell or taste my food! That was just after Christmas.

    Not taking the vaccine, I don’t want to be genetically Modified.

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