18 thoughts on “Alaska Governor orders state agencies to ignore federal vaccine mandates | Ars Technica (Me: Covid-19DeathCult claims Alaska’s Governor as latest victim of deluded thinking)”

  1. In general it seems to me that in the eyes of the people the only bad death is the death by COVID-19. That many more millions of people die every year of lifestyle caused diseases does obviously not interest anybody, and those diseases would be just as easy to prevent. A good example for tunnel view.

    1. In US 750,000 dead in one year and a few months is a lot. You are right of course, we tolerate thousands dead from automobiles and guns, as well as smoking and drinking.

    2. Many cancers may be totally avoidable if we did not foul our world with industrial poisons – true. And the poisons we take into our bodies – food, tobacco and alcohol cause many of the heart attacks… We deny culpability or ability to do anything about them i the same way many deny Covid-19 and the new vaccines. We are a strange species…

    3. I don’t really understand what people mean with Covid-19 denial and vaccine denial. What do people deny? That Covid-19 exists? Nobody can possibly deny that, right? It has been found and it is killing people, just like influenca viruses do and bacteria. And what is vaccine denial? Do people deny the effectiveness of the vaccine? There are doubts about it. WHO says with regard to influenza vaccine that there is an effectivenss below 45%, which I don’t find very impressive, but there are reasons for that, among others the continuous mutations of the viruses.
      Some people don’t trust the Covid-19 vaccines, because it is not totally clear what they contain. Furthermore they have not been tested as long as vaccines usually should be tested, so eventual long-term damages have yet to be seen. I have never been vaccinated against influenza because of the aluminium the vaccine contains (and that is not a rumour, the producers don’t deny it, they just say that it is “good” aluminium). And I do not wish to get the Covid-19 vaccine because of the MRNA components. I rather take my chances with the virus, and if it is stronger than me, so be it. If I feel sick, I stay away from other people, as I have always done.
      Not long ago a befriended couple from the US got vaccinated to be able to fly to Germany, and the wife suffered a stroke two days after the vaccination. Stroke has been an acknowledged side effect for some vaccines, and they were therefore stopped. So nothing is only black and white …

    4. There are people still who deny that Covid-19 is real and distrust all vaccines. I have always gotten flu vaccines – 30-45% protection is better than none for me. I once nearly died from Asian flu in winter of 1958-59. Was down for 4 weeks. 1,000 people died in Los Angeles County from that flu season. I got the Pfizer vaccines and booster. I think the new process MRNA is safe. Has been under development as a process for several years. Hope you stay well. I am not a medical expert but have been following influenza and other pandemic vector research for about 15 years. Sorry that your friend had the stroke.

    5. Fortunately, for me, my mother was a nurse and took good care to keep me hydrated and cooled me down with alcohol rubs. I could not keep much food down for nearly ten days or the four weeks. Had a temperature of over 101 for 10 days. Broke all the blood veins in my eyes from throwing up and dry heaves. It was nasty.

    6. It was very scary time for me and the community – half of school children were out ill for 2-4 weeks over a four month period.

    7. Was that a local epidemic? Because it was that with the pneumonia. There were so many cases that people were lying in the corridors of the hospital (with beds, of course).

    8. Asian Flu was throughout US 1957-58 and 1958-59. It was pandemic. Hit Los Angeles hardest in second wave 58-59. In February 1957, a new influenza A (H2N2) virus emerged in East Asia, triggering a pandemic (“Asian Flu”). This H2N2 virus was comprised of three different genes from an H2N2 virus that originated from an avian influenza A virus, including the H2 hemagglutinin and the N2 neuraminidase genes. It was first reported in Singapore in February 1957, Hong Kong in April 1957, and in coastal cities in the United States in summer 1957. The estimated number of deaths was 1.1 million worldwide and 116,000 in the United States. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/1957-1958-pandemic.html

      It was a classic Lunar New Year driven avian influenza. Geese, chickens and pigs are the vectors to humans. In months leading up to the Lunar New Year in China and SE Asia millions of geese, chickens and pigs were raised to brought live markets in Southern China, Vietnam and large ex-patriate Chinese population in Singapore. The pre-Lunar New Year live markets have always been a perfect breeding ground for new influenza outbreaks and now coronaviruses as well.

    9. I just looked up the pandemics I thought that what you call Asian flu was what we called Hongkong influenza, but that was again another one a decade later. Mankind had its share of pandemics. And it looks like many of them started in China.

    10. Human behavior there creates conditions that produce influenza pandemics on a regular basis. And as industrialized poultry business became global over last 20 years, avian influenza has become even more virulent for the birds and potentially for humans again.

    11. Yes from sick sheep, (a strange idea already to feed that to a vegetarian animal) as they thought the disease would not jump species … boy where they wrong! But did they learn from it? Some years ago they planned here to feed pigs with remains of sick sheep, why? Because diseases don’t jump species, do they? I don’t think the pig farmers where allowed to do it in the end.

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