Why is a Sports Show hawking vaccines?

Because the show’s on FOX…

This morning Mr. Cowherd proceeded to criticize those who refuse the brand-new vaccine for THE MADNESS because of some “conspiracy theory”. (and I thought I was going to hear news about this tonight’s NBA Draft. Oh, right. The Draft’s being aired on ESPN. Snark snark)

Four thoughts:

  1. Aside from Colin mentioning both he and his co-host are Capricorns (????) just before starting his rant, this came out of nowhere! There was no LOGICAL lead-up (i.e., MADNESS-related cases involving sports personnel).
  2. Why would he assume that if a person refuses a vaccine that it’s because they believe in “conspiracy theories”? Perhaps some of us are concerned about the ingredients used in today’s vaccines (such as preservatives, genetically-engineered adjuvants, additives, or “manufacturing residuals” – WTF?.) and the side-effects they can cause which may range from headache and fever to dizziness and trouble breathing.

    I guess it’s easier to INVALIDATE anyone who doesn’t get with the program, right? (Question: When the LEFT invalidates the RIGHT and the RIGHT invalidates the LEFT what do you get? Answer: A [rational] middle ground.)
  3. invalidate
    v. make (an argument, statement, or theory) unsound or erroneous

    middle ground
    n. an area of compromise or possible agreement between two extreme positions

    I’m throwing this in for good measure:
    character assassination
    a deliberate and sustained effort to damage the reputation or credibility of an individual [or individuals]. The term could also be selectively applied to social GROUPS and institutions. Agents of character assassinations employ a mix of open and covert methods to achieve their goals, such as raising false accusations, planting and fostering rumors, and manipulating information [source]

  4. The vaccine mentioned is still UNPROVEN – except in China where “people scramble for shots of unproven vaccines” (‘everyone is getting it, so I want it too’). The good news? A growing number of polls have shown that many Americans would not take a coronavirus vaccine. (Hey, Colin, why don’t you pack-up and move to China!!!)
  5. I’m done with THE HERD…back to ESPN.

New Vaccine for Covid 19 Unproven
Side Effects of Flu Vaccines
Why flu vaccines don’t protect people for long (Science Magazine)
Researchers who altered the avian influenza virus to make it MORE CONTAGIOUS announced they would suspend their research for 60 days…

Doesn’t this remind you of an clove-studded-orange Pomander Ball? Gosh, I haven’t made one of those in years but I DO have whole cloves in the cupboard…

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