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Without Public Health Safety Mandates and Containment Actions--Vaccines Will Leave Us All
by Nayvin Gordon
Sunday Aug 29th, 2021 6:40 PM
Public Health Measures are the Key to eliminating the Covid Pnademic
Without Public Health Safety Mandates and Containment Actions--Vaccines Will Leave Us All Behind the Covid 8 Ball.
The Center for Disease Control defines immunity as follows-- Immunity: Protection from an infectious disease. If you are immune to a disease, you can be exposed to it without becoming infected. For example, measles vaccine gives you immunity from measles. You cannot be infected.
Covid-19 vaccine does not give you immunity. It does protect against severe disease and death. It will not prevent a person from getting infected, sick, or transmitting the virus to others.
Furthermore, the existing Covid-19 vaccines effectiveness wanes, after 6 months. New variants such as Delta variant are more easily able to escape vaccine protection. All this means that vaccinated people can be infected, get sick, transmit the virus, and still end up in the hospital or develop Long Covid and other disabilities. Nonetheless, it is important to get vaccinated with the present vaccines until there is a better vaccine that provides true immunity.
The millions of unvaccinated children age 12 and under are at extreme risk. Opening up schools for children, even with masks, will spread the virus rapidly throughout the country. Sending children back into schools is dangerous, deadly, unscientific, unethical and criminally negligent. These policies are leading lambs to slaughter.
Those who claim repeatedly that “vaccination is the best weapon in the fight to curb transmission” are wrong. It is only one weapon, but not the most important one.
Multiple countries have shown that the best weapon to curb transmission is public health mitigation and containment strategies. These methods have been able to quickly contain, and curb transmission in New Zealand, Taiwan, China and Viet Nam.
Public Health Science is the key to preventing more illness and death worldwide. Stopping transmission, and the growth of new and perhaps more dangerous variants, depends upon the only measures definitely shown to work—6 week lock downs with full payment for everyone doing non-essential work, closing schools, mass events, isolation of the infected, and quarantine of travelers, all combined with mass testing and contact tracking. https://covidactiongroup.net/
Without these measures, viral transmission will continue as will mutations and viral variants. The longer transmission continues, vaccines will always be behind the newest variant. Disease, disability, and death will continue.
The government’s duty is to protect. Let us do more to make this happen.
8/4/21
Dr. Nayvin Gordon writes about health and politics. gordonnayvin [at] yahoo.com



by Thank u
Monday Aug 30th, 2021 2:29 PM
Why is it that many Americans can’t understand basic science? Thanks for your clear explanation
by Reality Message
Tuesday Aug 31st, 2021 9:57 AM
Half of American Adults Read Below 6th Grade Level. Understanding science is not possible with such a low level of education. They sit in school for 12 years not learning anything. But they can tell you all about football, clothes, junk food, movie stars, the garbage TV shows, rock and roll "music" and breeding. Only about 25-30% of American adults have a decent education. Only profoundly backward people, most of whom had a net worth of less than $1 million, could vote for Nazi Trump, and 74 million of them voted for him to have a second term. The United States is profoundly backward country.
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