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DrStairs jamessmurthwaite's article
Jan 22, 2022 at 17:43
Jan 22, 2022
Athletes Now Need to be Fully Vaccinated Against COVID to Compete in France
@DRomy: I literally complimented his scientific pedigree in that sentence. There’s no point arguing with folks so steeped in bad faith, you just choose the most convenient tangent to attack.
DrStairs jamessmurthwaite's article
Jan 22, 2022 at 16:53
Jan 22, 2022
Athletes Now Need to be Fully Vaccinated Against COVID to Compete in France
@tacklingdummy: “Cases and deaths in the US are higher with the vaccines than without.” You present yourself as someone with a scientific background, but you shatter your credibility by presenting that statement as if it’s a knock on vaccines. Those deaths you mention, are they mostly in vaccinated or unvaccinated populations? Did people behave differently after vaccines became available (less social distancing and masking, driving increases in case numbers)? Are there any new variants that the vaccines are less able to prevent the spread of? That quote screams to me of something someone on fox news would tell more gullible audiences who didn’t understand the difference between correlation and causation, not worthy of someone of your scientific pedigree.
DrStairs jamessmurthwaite's article
Jan 20, 2022 at 19:27
Jan 20, 2022
Athletes Now Need to be Fully Vaccinated Against COVID to Compete in France
@unrooted: damn, that’s a pretty callous way of looking at a global tragedy.
DrStairs jamessmurthwaite's article
Jan 20, 2022 at 19:17
Jan 20, 2022
Athletes Now Need to be Fully Vaccinated Against COVID to Compete in France
@tacklingdummy: Y’all antivax folks never want to acknowledge that Covid has killed 1 MILLION Americans in two years. If the vaccine only makes it 92% less likely that you die and not 100%, then it’s useless, right?
DrStairs jamessmurthwaite's article
Jan 19, 2022 at 18:21
Jan 19, 2022
Athletes Now Need to be Fully Vaccinated Against COVID to Compete in France
@Mntneer: think about building a regular house. 95% of the time is a mix of waiting for the city to approve your permits, waiting for materials to come in, waiting for a crew/specialist to be available, and then you only get 40 hours out of the 168 in a week. If the city put your application at the top of the pile, the vendors overnighted all the materials, the contractor had no other clients, and you had 24/7 shifts, you can imagine a house that would take a year and a half would end up done in three weeks.
DrStairs jamessmurthwaite's article
Jan 19, 2022 at 10:40
Jan 19, 2022
Athletes Now Need to be Fully Vaccinated Against COVID to Compete in France
@tacklingdummy: dang dude, I’m pretty sure half the biochemists in the world went into overdrive trying to find a Covid vax because of the effect the pandemic had on the world. There are nearly 20 different vaccines available for Covid, from over 100 that made it past the development stage. Governments and companies did everything they could to approve funding and to get rid of administrative hurdles that would slow down development, because everyone hates having to wear masks, have zoom meetings, etc. At this point, with hundreds of millions of people vaccinated, there has been many, many more person years of data for these vaccines than the ones you referred to as safe. It would be naive to say that technology has not accelerated the development process, of course earlier vaccines could have been developed more quickly if they had access to today’s lab equipment. Finally, the horror stories we can find about vaccines may seem bad, but it’s mainly because they are so rare: it will never make the news when somebody gets the vaccine and has a sore arm the next day. Nor do we hear about it when a Pinkbike reader catches Covid and dies. But one single bad reaction should be a testament to how safe the vaccine is: if it were really dangerous, wouldn’t there be more confirmed cases of bad reactions, with the many tens of thousands of riders who received the shot? I’ll respond to your last two sentences if you can provide any factual backing for them. Much of the criticism of the vaccines sounds a lot like “well if you can still crash and get hurt wearing a helmet, why wear one at all?”
DrStairs jamessmurthwaite's article
Jan 19, 2022 at 10:09
Jan 19, 2022
Athletes Now Need to be Fully Vaccinated Against COVID to Compete in France
@sjflow: Damn dude I have no idea who shit in everyone’s cereal in this thread. I guess some people just can’t concede a point, or accept they misunderstood the first comment you made. All it takes is googling “crisis standards of care” or “elective surgeries” to understand the strain Covid puts on the healthcare system, or better yet, hearing from nurses at reddit’s r/nursing. The unvaxxed ICU patients spend so long in the hospital, when instead there could be 15 patients who could have been treated in their place, if they had only sucked it up and gotten a shot. My area is in a “code black”, so if I get in a bad crash, I may not be able to get help in time. The threats being made to healthcare workers is sickening, like if you really think all you need is ivermectin then just stay out of the damn hospital. It’s the trolley problem, except the one person tied themselves to the tracks thinking that nobody rides trolleys anymore.
DrStairs jamessmurthwaite's article
Jan 18, 2022 at 9:56
Jan 18, 2022
Athletes Now Need to be Fully Vaccinated Against COVID to Compete in France
Measles vax? No problem. Polio Vax? Why not? Diphtheria vax? Sure. Rubella vax? Couldn’t hurt. Extremely effective vaccine for global pandemic that’s killed 1 million Americans over two years? Sounds fishy, there might be microchips in there, I’m not a guinea pig, I’ll take my chances and hop on the ventilator if I have to. **Important note: many folks have very mild cases of Covid, and think this is because the virus was no match to their immune system: if you don’t feel very sick with Covid it could be that your immune system is simply not reacting to this unfamiliar pathogen, so it’s wreaking havoc in your lungs while you think you’re fine and dandy. The best test of how bad is your Covid infection is checking your blood oxygen saturation, some folks feel totally fine except for a bit short of breath, and end up spending a month on a ventilator. Stay safe!
DrStairs seb-stott's article
Oct 7, 2021 at 13:08
Oct 7, 2021
First Look: Delium Launches Four Affordable Tires
I think at this point it’s almost a given. Non-tubeless performance mtb tires basically don’t exist (some dh exceptions)
DrStairs mikekazimer's article
Sep 13, 2021 at 17:28
Sep 13, 2021
First Look: Yeti Goes Electric With the 160E
@mikekazimer: yeah, I can see what you’re getting at; I imagined it had to do with having a consistent torque response through the range since you have less feedback from the pedals. I don’t think any of us analog riders leave gears on the table though.
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