Occasional polemics and pictures.
So there's a policy petition; change the policy from pandemic mitigation (and the horrors we observe that strategy to produce) to extirpation.
I've signed it; I would urge you to consider doing the same.
That XKCD is very good.What I want to see is Daleks with dart guns roaming the streets saying "Extirpate, Extirpate". Forget vaccine passports, you need one of those vaccine RFID tags that have the covidiots all excited, just to stop the Daleks shooting you up repeatedly.In weird news, the Daylight Savings Party just won a seat in Western Australia off 0.23% of the vote - go preferential voting! In a way that's what we actually want, all the microparties with no chance of an actual quota together add up to about a quota so one of them gets a seat more or less at random.
+MozWhat I want to see is Daleks with dart guns roaming the streets saying "Extirpate, Extirpate". Forget vaccine passports, you need one of those vaccine RFID tags that have the covidiots all excited, just to stop the Daleks shooting you up repeatedly.That would be admitting that the correct policy is to vaccinate everybody, rather than this "if you want to get vaccinated" nonsense. SARS-CoV-2 is much too contagious for voluntary vaccination programmes to work in the sense of stopping community spread, at least in the Anglosphere. (And then there's the "are you vaccinating the undocumented? No? You get that biology and politics are not the same? problem.)
There's a general sense of cold horror here in Australia about the response in the rest of the Anglosphere/EU. The idea that extirpation is not the obvious response is unthinkable, outside of fringe anti-vax movements.
+MardoniusThe people setting policy are doing a cost-benefit analysis that's trying to minimize outlay (~= their personal risk of increased taxes), rather than total systemic cost. Which unsurprisingly produces an answer that is not merely wrong.
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