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#1 Dec 17, 2020 8:37 pm

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5 simple questions for you

1) If social distancing works, why do we wear masks?

2) If masks work why do we lock down?

3) If lockdowns work why is the virus on the rise?

4) If the vaccine works why will we have to continue wearing masks?

5) If the vaccine is safe, why are manufacturers protected from liability?

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#2 Dec 18, 2020 10:47 am

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Re: 5 simple questions for you

If seat belts work, why do we need airbags?

If have fire departments, why do we need fire extinguishers?

If crash helmets work, why do people die in crashes?

If we have life preservers, why bother to learn to swim?

If we eat good food, why do we need to exercise?


Why, it's almost as if mitigating equipment and behaviors mitigate risk but don't eliminate it.

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#3 Dec 18, 2020 11:59 am

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Re: 5 simple questions for you

Unfortunately you do not seem to be able to rationilize the progression. Maybe it's too complicated for you.

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#4 Dec 18, 2020 12:07 pm

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Re: 5 simple questions for you

No, I address the flawed logic in your progression.  You imply that if A works B should be unnecessary.  That is incorrect on its face.  The solution to most complex problems is not a single action or device but several.  Masks don't work perfectly.  Social distancing doesn't work perfectly. Lockdowns don't work perfectly.  Sometimes nothing works very good at all.

Personally, I think masks don't do much but they do help prevent the spread of snot and slobber and that is something. 

Social distancing and lockdowns world work perfectly if 100 percent of people and animal carriers could isolate themselves from every other person and animal species that can carry the virus.  The virus would disappear in two weeks.  That isn't possible so social distancing and lockdowns aren't 100 percent effective.  That said, a hermit living alone in a cabin won't get sick so they do have some efficacy.

Vaccines work but they don't work if you don't get them or if you are immune suppressed.  So again, not 100 percent effective.

The bottom line is that there is nothing that is 100 percent effective so people are engaging in multiple mitigating activities.

In other words, your original post is weapons grade idiocy.

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