I have been getting flu shots because I have relatives that I don't want to infect or to have possibly infected.
To me it's like not operating a vehicle while almost impaired.
When I was young and carefree (perhaps careless) I pushed the limits of self-medication and didn't get shots for decades.
About the hospital ship that came to NY city last spring, they said it was to be used as a non-covid environment for normal patients requiring hospitalization when the regular hospitals were overwhelmed with covid (which they were, I recall the news showing long lines to get in and reefer trucks were used as morgues).
Anyway a busload of covid patients was sent to the hospital ship which was then covid positive and there was no point in keeping the covids out or taking the trouble to bring non-covids in. The hospital beds set up in the Javits Center and Central Park Lawn etc. had enough capacity that the ship wasn't needed. Just so you get an idea of how big the Javits Center is, the Progressive Motorcycle Show is normally held in the basement, some years there was the NY Boat Show upstairs with as many big yachts on display as motorcycles downstairs, I'm sure. That's a lot of room for stretchers & ventilators and there were patients there.
You can post that "A year ago, we built dozens of field hospitals, recommissioned hospital ships, and never used them" and it sounds good, comes across just like a fact, but then somebody has to take time out of their life to refute the erzatz fact and if you think about it, that time spent to call out an untrue statement is just another thing that good people don't have to do, like taking precautions for other peoples health. Calling out a false statement doesn't help me, I know the truth already. So it's not great to stay home all the time and it's also not great to fix everybody who's wrong on the internet. But sometimes I try.
I'm sorry. You're right, I was wrong. I should have said "we built field hospitals and didn't use the MAJORITY of them"
Thank you. For the information on the capacity of the Javits Center. That explains why the ship, nor the Grahm Ministry hospitals were needed.
The media insinuated the Graham facility was "unwanted" due to its christian affiliation. That would have been, well, silly.
Truth: Whilst we tend to think of truth as unisversal. In this case it is not. It's location dependent.
What you said is true for your location. What I said is true for pretty much the rest of the country.
Thanks Again. For staying home , and fixing all the wrongs on the internet.