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Who started calling it "the jab"? I understand that jab means to poke, but it's a fucking shot. Call it a shot.
If you call it "the jab" we can't be friends.
Does the word "shot" not originate from the jet needle gun used mostly by the military? I understand that it is quite painful.
The folks in the UK have for years referred to what Americans usually call "shots" as "jabs," so that's probably the origin of this current usage even in the US, given the International scope of the internet and all of our exposure to each others' use of language....
It's sorta like blaming Biden for record COVID deaths, but ignoring the fact that Trump locked down. Lockdowns come with lowered mortality. So when human garbage like Rand Paul is whining about the stuff he's advocated for comes with increased mortality all I can say is well, whodathunk.After spending the last 2 weeks watching local government and school districts push for kids to go back, they're all starting to close now with record infections and lack of staff. They saw it coming a mile away and still pushed for it, it made no sense then and they're paying for it now. Nobody seems to be paying attention here but anyone saw this coming a mile away.
Mr. Ducey announced last year that he was rolling out two education programs intended to undercut school mask requirements that some school districts in the state put in place.
A $163 million program using the federal relief money provides up to $1,800 in additional funding per pupil in public and charter schools. However, these schools must be “following all state laws” and open for in-person instruction. Schools that required masks would not be eligible.
A separate $10 million program funds vouchers worth up to $7,000 to help poor families leave districts that require face coverings or impose other Covid-related “constraints.”
In the letter, the Treasury Department said that if Arizona does not cease or change the programs within 60 days, it could start a process to recoup the money that is being misused. It also said that it could hold back the second installment of relief money that Arizona is scheduled to receive this year.
A great example of if you don't like a fact, there must be an issue. Otherwise, they will go with "I think" equals "facts".
The math that says: “Uh, sir? Your voters are dying in droves.”
As of this week, about 1,800 Americans a day are dying of Covid; the C.D.C. expects that number to rise above 2,600.
Virtually all are adults. If 95 percent were unvaccinated and we assume that 75 percent of those were Trump supporters, that’s 1,300 to 1,900 of his voters being subtracted from the rolls every single day.
Donald Trump lost Arizona by a mere 10,000 votes. He lost Georgia by 12,000, He lost Wisconsin by 21,000. He lost Nevada by 33,000.
Right now, about 60 Arizonans, 36 Georgians, 34 Wisconsinites and 14 Nevadans are dying of Covid each day. Seventy five percent of 95 percent of that would be minus 103 Trump voters per day — just in those four swing states. Week after week. That adds up.
They also did the math on the voter population. The estimate was about 200,000 more GOP voters lost to COVID. These numbers are already much higher than what it takes to flip a presidential election.
The math is a bit off as not all adults are registered to vote and not all registered voters actually vote. Still...
But what about the '22 election? AFAICT the losses are largely (though not entirely) in the redder states, where a few dead neighbors are less likely to have a significant impact – unless the Ds can sell theirselves better. If the Rs manage to capture back part of congress, the '24 election will become Teh Suxxor.They also did the math on the voter population. The estimate was about 200,000 more GOP voters lost to COVID. These numbers are already much higher than what it takes to flip a presidential election.