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Would you take a coronavirus vaccine if it was available to you, and if so which would you prefer?

  • No

    Votes: 17 12.9%
  • Any vaccine

    Votes: 18 13.6%
  • Pfizer

    Votes: 45 34.1%
  • Astra Zeneca

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • Already vaccinated with AZ

    Votes: 2 1.5%
  • Already vaccinated with Pfizer

    Votes: 44 33.3%
  • Moderna

    Votes: 2 1.5%
  • Sputnik

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Janssen

    Votes: 2 1.5%
  • Novavax

    Votes: 1 0.8%

  • Total voters
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hahahahaha imagine how absolutely fuckhoused this generation of kids is gonna be, zero social interaction at school, raised on internet/tablets, forced to stay inside during the best/most formative period of their life so old cunce can squeeze a couple extra months of vegetating in a nursing home before they finally kark it from something else
Look this is really nasty to say and Im not endorsing it as something we should pursue, but I reckon that medium-long term countries like Italy/UK/USA will benefit from these deaths. As sad as it is to say, in those countries a lot of those who died were old or chronically ill people who put a significant burden on the economy and health system.

I think after the pandemic is over there should be a big conversation about how we handled the crisis because I think we have significantly mortgaged the future fighting the pandemic and we have also sacrificed significant civil liberties doing so. To me, there are two ways to fight this - the best way is go hard and go early in order to stamp it out (i.e. the Australian approach). If that doesn't work, it should be allowed to run riot. This whole open/close lockdowns is just ridiculous and has prolonged the pandemic for not much gain. Had countries just let it go I think it would have flamed out sooner.
 

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Look this is really nasty to say and Im not endorsing it as something we should pursue, but I reckon that medium-long term countries like Italy/UK/USA will benefit from these deaths. As sad as it is to say, in those countries a lot of those who died were old or chronically ill people who put a significant burden on the economy and health system.

I think after the pandemic is over there should be a big conversation about how we handled the crisis because I think we have significantly mortgaged the future fighting the pandemic and we have also sacrificed significant civil liberties doing so. To me, there are two ways to fight this - the best way is go hard and go early in order to stamp it out (i.e. the Australian approach). If that doesn't work, it should be allowed to run riot. This whole open/close lockdowns is just ridiculous and has prolonged the pandemic for not much gain. Had countries just let it go I think it would have flamed out sooner.
well the first paragraph was just unnecessary.. yes, logically it may be less of a burden in the short-term but let’s not forget the people left with long-term complications due to this disease, plus deaths should never be treated as a “convenience,” there’s people who lost their grandparents due to this disease. besides not all chronically people are old and about to drop dead from any cause, some of them are adults & children. not saying you support it btw, i’m just saying it’s a really unnecessary thing to add and people might get the wrong idea.
 

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well the first paragraph was just unnecessary.. yes, logically it may be less of a burden in the short-term but let’s not forget the people left with long-term complications due to this disease, plus deaths should never be treated as a “convenience,” there’s people who lost their grandparents due to this disease. besides not all chronically people are old and about to drop dead from any cause, some of them are adults & children. not saying you support it btw, i’m just saying it’s a really unnecessary thing to add and people might get the wrong idea.
I know a family friend whose uncle died from covid in India, cus he couldn't get a proper hospital bed

yes, this was when covid in India was BAD
 

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well there’s two ways to end a pandemic… either, transmission drops to negligible amounts or people simply get sick of lockdown and decide to do whatever. what’s stupid is that, if people hadn’t decided to attempt to socially “end” the pandemic by going to protests, we could end it in the safer option. but nope, looks like people want to see a social end to the pandemic rather than a true end. and i get it, people want their freedom but had they stayed inside for a few more weeks we could have actually had a chance at combatting the virus. but now i’m afraid lockdowns will simply be forced to end to avoid further economic losses and a mental health crisis despite the danger of the virus.
 

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bruhh i know I'm going to be a dick here but there's some people in my school FB group right

they're trying to desperately cancel trials and potentially the HSC (defo sitting out the trial block) by pulling the mental health card.

They're the same people who wanted social to go ahead when gladys introduced the 5 person rule

honestly, watching them rant on Fb is the funniest thing ever hahahaahh
 

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bruhh i know I'm going to be a dick here but there's some people in my school FB group right

they're trying to desperately cancel trials and potentially the HSC (defo sitting out the trial block) by pulling the mental health card.

They're the same people who wanted social to go ahead when gladys introduced the 5 person rule

honestly, watching them rant on Fb is the funniest thing ever hahahaahh
bruh
 

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i love how teachers unions and shit are chomping at the bit to shut down the schools lmao

hmm almost like they want to do as little work as possible who knew
 

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i love how teachers unions and shit are chomping at the bit to shut down the schools lmao

hmm almost like they want to do as little work as possible who knew
Teaching is no where near what it was 20-30 years ago, back then it was much easier, apart from teaching you just did a bit of prep work before and after school and that was it. Nowadays, there's a tonne of paperwork, the curriculum is overcrowded with junk and teachers are increasingly focused on meeting every Hugo and Mackenzie's needs. My Aunty is a teacher and Im shocked by all the work that goes into it - not to mention my Aunty reckons half the kids she teaches are on all sorts of behavioural pills (another responsibility which falls to the teacher).
 

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Teaching is no where near what it was 20-30 years ago, back then it was much easier, apart from teaching you just did a bit of prep work before and after school and that was it. Nowadays, there's a tonne of paperwork, the curriculum is overcrowded with junk and teachers are increasingly focused on meeting every Hugo and Mackenzie's needs. My Aunty is a teacher and Im shocked by all the work that goes into it - not to mention my Aunty reckons half the kids she teaches are on all sorts of behavioural pills (another responsibility which falls to the teacher).
the curriculum is overcrowded with junk?
 

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the curriculum is overcrowded with junk?
My mum's a teacher, and yeah, she quite often rants about how bs everything is in terms of what she has to deal with especially considering students' needs. In her 20 or so years, she says that the school system has kinda gone to schite. She says that with the dumbing down of teaching (to student based learning) and the reduced work ethic because of the heavy increase in students pulling the "I'm depressed/have mental issues" card, the education system in her opinion has gone to shit lol. From my economics, I'm pretty sure we went from being at the top of the OECD to being near the bottom, over the span of like 30 years, and I'm sure the factors that my mum's observed have played a role in it.
 

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My mum's a teacher, and yeah, she quite often rants about how bs everything is in terms of what she has to deal with especially considering students' needs. In her 20 or so years, she says that the school system has kinda gone to schite. She says that with the dumbing down of teaching (to student based learning) and the reduced work ethic because of the heavy increase in students pulling the "I'm depressed/have mental issues" card, the education system in her opinion has gone to shit lol. From my economics, I'm pretty sure we went from being at the top of the OECD to being near the bottom, over the span of like 30 years, and I'm sure the factors that my mum's observed have played a role in it.
Dang I’m planning to be a biology teacher, so this effects me
 

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My mum's a teacher, and yeah, she quite often rants about how bs everything is in terms of what she has to deal with especially considering students' needs. In her 20 or so years, she says that the school system has kinda gone to schite. She says that with the dumbing down of teaching (to student based learning) and the reduced work ethic because of the heavy increase in students pulling the "I'm depressed/have mental issues" card, the education system in her opinion has gone to shit lol. From my economics, I'm pretty sure we went from being at the top of the OECD to being near the bottom, over the span of like 30 years, and I'm sure the factors that my mum's observed have played a role in it.
bro have you seen the 2021 discussion group on facebook
 

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bro have you seen the 2021 discussion group on facebook
omg yeah they’re making a petition to cancel the hsc hahah
there is another petition to prevent schools resuming on the 16th due to the covid risk, which imo is a much more sensible option but it doesn’t have as much traction as the “cancel hsc” petition (which there is almost no chance of that happening.)
 

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Teaching is no where near what it was 20-30 years ago, back then it was much easier, apart from teaching you just did a bit of prep work before and after school and that was it. Nowadays, there's a tonne of paperwork, the curriculum is overcrowded with junk and teachers are increasingly focused on meeting every Hugo and Mackenzie's needs. My Aunty is a teacher and Im shocked by all the work that goes into it - not to mention my Aunty reckons half the kids she teaches are on all sorts of behavioural pills (another responsibility which falls to the teacher).
being a hs teacher in the late 90s/early 2000s (from my observations) must have been livin the fuckin dream

science teachers in my hs just sat there at their desk reading the paper while everyone did nothing in class, only work theyd often do was hand out some find-a-word paper puzzles nobody ever did

dream job, would have killed to have been on that gravy train
 

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omg yeah they’re making a petition to cancel the hsc hahah
there is another petition to prevent schools resuming on the 16th due to the covid risk, which imo is a much more sensible option but it doesn’t have as much traction as the “cancel hsc” petition (which there is almost no chance of that happening.)
ughhh

my trials are on the 16th.

Dont worry, we laugh at them after trials
 

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