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    of the vaccination rate.
    https://triblive.com/sports/4-nfl-te...-highest-rate/

    I'm not understanding the reluctance to getting this done. My sister's kids (all in their 20s) didn't get it either. Now two of them just contracted covid and one has been sick for two weeks....smh. The other sad point is the number of unused vaccines in the U.S. when there are countries that can't even get enough for the first dose.

    4 NFL teams reportedly under 50% vaccinated; Steelers among teams with highest rate
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    Four NFL teams remain under 50% vaccinated less than two weeks from the start of training camp, a person familiar with the vaccination rates told the Associated Press.

    Washington, Indianapolis, Arizona and the Los Angeles Chargers had the four lowest covid-19 vaccination rates in the league as of Thursday, according to the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity, because the league hasn’t released the numbers.

    The Pittsburgh Steelers, Miami, Carolina and Denver have the highest vaccination rates and are among 10 teams that have achieved at least 85%. About 73% of players have been vaccinated. Teams on the lower end of the vaccination table face potential competitive disadvantages.

    The NFL doesn’t plan to cancel any games this season, the person said.

    In a memo sent to clubs last week and obtained by the AP on Thursday, the NFL, in conjunction with the NFLPA, updated protocols to allow teams traveling to joint practices to have their daily maximum of Tier 1 and Tier 2 individuals. The traveling party will be either 100 or 140, depending on the club’s vaccination percentage. The club must limit the number of individuals traveling on the team transportation to 85 but may travel additional Tier 1 and Tier 2 staff up to the applicable daily Tier limits separately to attend the practice.

    Also, beginning at the start of training camp, teams will be required to develop a method to visually identify fully vaccinated Tier 1 and Tier 2 individuals.

    Utilizing color coded wristbands or credentials are recommended but clubs are free to implement other methods.

    Last month, the NFL and the players’ union updated protocols to loosen restrictions for fully vaccinated players and to encourage others to get the vaccine.

    Unvaccinated players must continue to get daily testing, wear masks and practice physical distancing. They won’t be allowed to eat meals with teammates, can’t participate in media or marketing activities while traveling, aren’t permitted to use the sauna or steam room and may not leave the team hotel or interact with people outside the team while traveling. Vaccinated players will not have any of those restrictions.

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    So strange to me that people would rather take their chances with covid, which has a documented recent history of landing an enormous number of people in the hospital or the grave, vs. taking a vaccine, which has a documented recent history of only rare side-effects. The long-term effect of both is pretty much equally unknown. But it's not like this is the first vaccine that man has ever created.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eich View Post
    So strange to me that people would rather take their chances with covid, which has a documented recent history of landing an enormous number of people in the hospital or the grave, vs. taking a vaccine, which has a documented recent history of only rare side-effects. The long-term effect of both is pretty much equally unknown. But it's not like this is the first vaccine that man has ever created.
    https://theconversation.com/covid-va...navirus-164526

    Then there's this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whisper View Post
    The highest rates of death are in the elderly, and most of the elderly are vaccinated. So, of course that makes sense.

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    The vaccine is the mark of the beast. Its used to track us with microchips.

    How do I know? I used my smartphone to watch a youtube video.
    Tomlinís coming back so what can you do?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn View Post
    The highest rates of death are in the elderly, and most of the elderly are vaccinated. So, of course that makes sense.
    the elderly also tend to have more of the high risk health conditions linked to severity of covid

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn View Post
    The highest rates of death are in the elderly, and most of the elderly are vaccinated. So, of course that makes sense.
    If vaxxing worked, why isn't it? And both young and old who vaxxed are dying from C19, still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whisper View Post
    If vaxxing worked, why isn't it? And both young and old who vaxxed are dying from C19, still.
    Depends on your definition of "working". I like the odds by being vaccinated.

    "The fact that only 0.8% of COVID-19 deaths are in the fully vaccinated should persuade those people still hesitant about vaccination," says Hugh Cassiere, MD, medical director of Respiratory Therapy Services at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, NY.
    Last edited by NorthCoast; 07-17-2021 at 07:47 AM.

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    So I guess the "My body, my choice" statement doesnt apply here. Lol
    If you are in the pro-vaccine camp, why worry about those who choose not to get vaccinated?
    There are certainly valid reasons why folks would be reluctant to partake.. considering the drugs are approved on an experimental/emergency use basis..

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    Quote Originally Posted by whisper View Post
    If vaxxing worked, why isn't it?
    Rich Eisen from the NFL Network is probably asking himself that same question.

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