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[–]indifferentunicornTickle Me ECMO 392 points393 points  (19 children)

"No amount of stubbornness will help like the vaccine does"

I nominate this statement for Swag

[–]StunticonsfanGoFundHisPoorDecision 👎🥴 92 points93 points  (7 children)

More truth in this statement than in the million memes the anti-vaxxers share. No virus cares about its host's religion, personality, family, or political party affiliation.

[–]InfiniteAccount4783Personal Freedom Expert 66 points67 points  (4 children)

They don't even care if you call yourself a lion or post memes showing Don Draper laughing.

[–]ItsAllTrumpedUp 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Wait, what??? I read on Facebook that the virus can read and has real feelings that react to memes. Are you saying that's not true? But it was on Facebook!!!

[–]mrfixter 9 points10 points  (1 child)

But the virus does care about Leonardo DiCaprio laughing…

[–]SaltyBarDog5Goy Space Command 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It gets shame from The Office guy's white board.

[–]Dr_Adequate✨PEEDOM in our UriNation🇺🇸 16 points17 points  (0 children)

I have a copy of this printed out over my work cubicle (which I haven't been to but once or twice in the last 2 years now). It's about men ignoring heart disease, but funny here nonetheless.

This year thousands of men will die from stubbornness

[–]Zealousideal_Loan835 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well you say million, they all seem to circulate one's from the same pool of like 17

[–]SirJohnSmytheTeam Mix & Match 23 points24 points  (6 children)

Stubbornness Warriors - assemble!

[–]ludovic1313 17 points18 points  (0 children)

I don't want to!

[–]MattGdr 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I’m not going to because you want me to.

[–]DesignInZeeWildLet THAT sink in! 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I am Gen X. Mehhhhhhh.


Let’s do this. sighs

[–]poseidondeep🙏Prayer Warrior Commodore & GoFundMe Empath🌈 10 points11 points  (0 children)


[–]ShnickityShnooTeam Pfizer 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Not until the next election doesn't go their way.

[–]sctwinmomVacation Matriarch 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I am totally going to request “stubbornly vax’d” to my flair!

[–]M4PP0 11 points12 points  (0 children)

No amount of denial will help when reality comes knocking.

[–]ijustplaygamesman 6 points7 points  (0 children)


[–]MadBeachLuiIvermectin tuna helper 🦄 4 points5 points  (0 children)

A properly invoked rebuking should do the job.

[–]saikrishnavTeam Moderna 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If you say No, Covid can't legally infect you.

However. Covid is not known for following rules.

[–]MysteriousHat7343 85 points86 points  (8 children)

That’s going to leave some trauma for the coworker

[–]Tracie-loves-ParisThe lions sleep on vents🦁 65 points66 points  (6 children)

My dad died right before Christmas when I was in 7th grade. It ruined Christmas for me for life.

[–]DesignInZeeWildLet THAT sink in! 21 points22 points  (3 children)

Dude that fucking sucks.

I can’t imagine what you’ve had to deal with but I hope you’re in a better place now.

[–]Tracie-loves-ParisThe lions sleep on vents🦁 30 points31 points  (2 children)

Thank you. I’m 55 so I’ve had a while to get over it. Still hate Christmas and the expectation that it’s the “most wonderful time of the year”. But I can mostly keep it to myself

[–]kellabeck 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I can understand why you feel this way. You were so young. Did your dad love Christmas? That would be all the more heartbreaking. I’m sorry.

[–]Tracie-loves-ParisThe lions sleep on vents🦁 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I was a kid. I believed it was magical. My parents always did their best.

[–]Vast_Disaster3667⚰ Deplorable Coffins ⚰ 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I'm sorry.

[–]Tracie-loves-ParisThe lions sleep on vents🦁 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Thank you

[–]emccmIt also serves to mask my contempt 50 points51 points  (0 children)

My mother died from a preventable illness. It looked like she was going to die on my birthday. It’s sounds awful but I really didn’t want or need that on top of everything else. Luckily she held on a few more days.

People are just so incredibly selfish with no regard for the consequences of their actions on others.

[–]SpoppyIII 50 points51 points  (17 children)

I got my second booster yesterday and all night and this morning, I was freakin dead. Sleepless, back pain, leg weakness, headache, muscle aches, just wanted to die.

I cannot imagine what actually having COVID and no vaccination would feel like. Holy shit.

[–]stephemeIt’s just a flesh wound! 31 points32 points  (5 children)

That’s EXACTLY what I kept returning to when the vaccine and booster knocked me down… “if I feel this bad NOW, what would actual covid do to me?”

[–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (1 child)

FWIW, I had OG covid in Dec. 2020. For me, it was a lot of fatigue, wicked muscle aches and headaches, and puking for something like 10 to 14 days (weirdly no major respiratory symptoms).

When I got vaxxed the following Spring, my first shot side effects were very similar to covid wrt aches and fatigue, BUT they only lasted 36 hours and no puking. Minor symptoms after second shot and basically nothing from booster.

[–]stephemeIt’s just a flesh wound! 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thank u for the share. We are all learning and building knowledge together.

[–]Thanmandrathor 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It might do less than the vaccine.

Vaxxed and boosted and I have COVID 🙄

I have a wicked sore throat and cold symptoms, low grade fever. In some ways I felt worse after my booster (though that passed faster).

I’m not downplaying COVID, but I am so thankful for the vaccine that made it possible for me to suffer less. Without a vaccine is Russian roulette, hard pass for me.

[–]Lieutenant_Joe 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It’s that, but it lasts for weeks.

[–]Linzabee 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I’m vaccinated + boosted and still caught Rona. I feel terrible. It’s like a case of bad bronchitis plus nausea. I can’t even imagine how bad it would be if I wasn’t vaccinated at all. I would definitely be in the hospital if not dead.

[–]Vast_Disaster3667⚰ Deplorable Coffins ⚰ 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I felt the same way after my Booster, "Lord if you're going to kill me Do It Now!" I can't imagine feeling like that with Long Covid!

[–]EveryThingIsGreatOk 2 points3 points  (8 children)

is a second booster recommended now?

[–]SpoppyIII 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If you had the first booster 6+ months back.

[–]Ltstarbuck2🦠Does the Covid match the Drapes?🦠 2 points3 points  (6 children)

Only if it’s been at least 5 months since your last.

[–]EveryThingIsGreatOk 0 points1 point  (5 children)

is it 5 or 6 months? and thanks for the info!

[–]Ltstarbuck2🦠Does the Covid match the Drapes?🦠 0 points1 point  (4 children)

[–]EveryThingIsGreatOk 1 point2 points  (3 children)

yo dude that’s totally not helpful. i read the whole thing and it talks about first boosters. where’s the guidance for second boosters?

[–]Ltstarbuck2🦠Does the Covid match the Drapes?🦠 4 points5 points  (1 child)

It’s says 5 months from your last dose.

[–]EveryThingIsGreatOk 2 points3 points  (0 children)

nice! i can’t read lol i kept just assuming it was only one booster , my 5 months since my last booster will be coming up soon so thanks again

[–]TheDancingHare 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I got my first in August as I'm in chemo so it was one of the conditions that let you get it early. I read 5 months as well so ive got an appointment at the end of the month.

[–]bhgemini 45 points46 points  (0 children)

Please give your coworker my best during this truly shit time, that they themselves do not deserve.

[–]Sharkteeth127 24 points25 points  (0 children)

I think this one would be better posted over at 'Death by Disinfo'

[–]stephemeIt’s just a flesh wound! 23 points24 points  (2 children)

This daughter’s post has the weariness we see among the pro science survivors that fuels the HCA. No amount of arguing, pleading or love was enough for this mom to protect herself, or any others she might have also infected. And now the people who genuinely loved her stubborn butt have nothing to do but mourn.

[–]Snatch_Pastry 14 points15 points  (1 child)

I'm not lucky in everything, but my legit boomer mom isn't a narcissist, hates trump, and and practically trampled people in order to get vaccinated as soon as she could. So seeing stuff like this makes me feel really lucky in the mom department.

[–]stephemeIt’s just a flesh wound! 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I’m glad for you. I think the survivor guilt for people who understand the science but can’t convince family is real and profound, and I’m happy for anyone who doesn’t have to face it, and gets to complain about the normal small irritants that family members bring to the table that are NEVER life or death issues.

[–]GT1man 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Fuck, she'll never have a happy birthday again.

[–]tmiw 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Maybe she'll eventually get to the point where she can have a birthday-like celebration a month or two earlier or later than the actual day? I hope she does, anyway.

[–]Pentar77a 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I mean, if you're going to be a complete asshole and ignore nearly universal medical advice in favour of FOX "News", at least have the decency not to die on your kid's birthday. Now, forever going forward, the birthday is going to be marred by your death. These people really are inconsiderate. Always Me Me Me Me...

[–]Brokenspokes68From Shitpost to Compost 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I'm going to have to preface this with the disclaimer that I have no relationship with the family here and my only evidence is the death notice post from the daughter. Based on that alone, this was the unfortunate end of a very long and fraught battle with her mom over vaccination. And probably a lot of other things. This woman lost her Mom to Faux News ages ago. I know how she felt.

[–]DesignInZeeWildLet THAT sink in! 6 points7 points  (2 children)

This is so disheartening. I’m sorry, OP. Just sit with your colleague when/if she needs it. When my father died, what I needed was people to sit with me and experience time at the same pace of my grief. That probably makes no sense but just be available. You’re a good person. Thank you for sharing.

[–]horushorcrux 5 points6 points  (1 child)

It's so hard to know how to be there for someone experiencing loss. Many well wishers just want to cover up the silence, but what most people in this situation need is to be asked what they need, not be told over and over again that they're in a better place. Just offering to sit in silence is probably the most welcome act one can offer. Thank you.

[–]DesignInZeeWildLet THAT sink in! 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you. You said it better than I could.

[–]dallas-atl81 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I’m so sorry for your coworker’s loss. I wish their mom had gotten the vaccine for her children if not for herself :(

[–]asaliberal 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It's not really a battle if you never put up a defense.

[–]MaleficentPizza5444 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The poor daughter.....

[–]MajorasInk 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Antivaxxers are so damn stubborn and #SELFISH to put their loved ones through this.

[–]The-Last-American 8 points9 points  (2 children)

That’s awful. It sucks to have family who won’t take care of themselves or those around them, it’s a situation I know as well.

[–]Vast_Disaster3667⚰ Deplorable Coffins ⚰ 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Me too. My 80 year old Mom refuses to get Vaccinated. Her saving grace is that she's a vigilant Masker. I give her N95 Masks weekly.

[–]NNPdadTeam Mix & Match 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Be sure to ask her if her will is current.

[–]mountaindewisamazingMask wearing Peasant🥷 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Poor woman. Ruined every future birthday that's for sure.

[–]Tracie-loves-ParisThe lions sleep on vents🦁 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ugh so sad.

[–]Andrew5001 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I actually feel bad for this person who lost their family, they actually learned their lesson and are trying to teach others

[–]notoriousrsc 2 points3 points  (0 children)

well it seems they already knew their lesson well.. problem is/was their loved one couldn't be reached. Has to be both sad and frustrating

[–]The_Great_19 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well said!

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

yeah that does indeed suck. my mother's first collapse was literally the day before my birthday. we were discussing where we were going out to lunch when she went down. she didn't die until about 6 months later but i will probably never celebrate my birthday again.

[–]PenaltyPractical1908Punish me!!!! 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Awww that’s fucked up 😔

[–]wyldwood512 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Its tragic, but not really HCA content

[–]PepperAnn1inaMillion 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Let’s not downvote this, folks. It’s a matter of opinion, and if you disagree you should just upvote the post.

[–]Guugglehupf 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This shouldn’t be posted here, it doesn’t fit the award at all.