Classism and Ableism – (originally posted on Twitter)

My eczema gets inflamed and itchy when I wear masks.  Open skin has led to & will lead to an infection.  My Dr. told me to wear a mask as little as possible.  So I spend most of my time outdoors.  I don’t ask others to wear masks because of my situation.  I wear one if I need to.

I’m not immunocompromised.  I’m relatively healthy.  But can still succumb to COVID. I refuse to put my health in the hands of millions of motherfuckers. I think COVID is the first of many pandemics, according to Sleepy Creepy Joe, & we will all need to adjust how we live.

We live in an individualistic society as evidenced by the shit laws in this country.  The most vulnerable are never protected.   Now, the most vulnerable has no class barrier.  People don’t have money for the N95 masks being told to try harder to find free masks 👁️👁️

No one is going to protect you like you will protect yourself. I have said the same thing to family members. The onus is on us to protect ourselves and also to stay away from the most vulnerable, and anyone, if we could have been compromised.  This is the world you  created

There’s no kumbaya moment coming. You people have sat and watched the poor die from a plethora of “preventable” diseases while saying “they should take better care of themselves.” Y’all never say “We should stop allowing junk to be sold as food. It’s killing people.”

And of course there are poor immunocompromised people.  I’m not ignoring them.  But you probably are…. As you always have.  I’m sick of people with money complaining about the fact that they’ve lost access to venues because of selfish people when poor people never had that access.

My ex used to say “nobody ever understands anything until it happens to them.”  And this is what I’m witnessing.  There’s been no real legislation helping the poor for anything.  Most of the legislation either criminalizes poor people or strips them of their dignity.  Y’all did that

Each and every time you let the election cycle go by without the least bit of consideration for poor people, you say you don’t GAF about poor people.  This has been going on for decades.  Now imagine being poor and everyone else not giving AF about you.  This is where you are

When profit is the main driver for medicine, we’ll never have cures.  We’ll never have timely treatments.  How can they have studied a vaccine for decades that works so poorly?  Where are the EFFECTIVE treatments?  For anything? Popping pills for a lifetime hardly seems fair.

COVID has become endemic.  With no cure, effective treatment or effective vaccine that STOPS the spread in sight, we’re in this for the long haul.  People can’t be expected to wear masks in perpetuity.  So it’s a good idea to demand treatment instead of yelling at strangers

America’s COVID death rate is directly related to the state of American’s health and the state of the healthcare system.  While I’m here, shout out to all of the COVID vaccine injured that vaccinated to “protect others” and now those others don’t GAF about you.  You deserve better

We Need To Get Healthier, Mentally, Physically, Politically and Socially

YOUR mask and YOUR vaccination won’t protect YOU but I should wear a mask to protect YOU?  I wear a mask to protect MYSELF and MY family. I don’t ask anyone to wear a mask unless they are coming into my house. Y’all gotta get a grip. Fix YOUR behavior and your HEALTH.  Y’all will say the disease is airborne and that animals can get it.  If they can get it, they can spread it.  I haven’t seen a masked beaver in a bit.

Y’all talking about masks and vaccines, where’s the major health initiative to reduce obesity, heart disease etc? Where are the government PSA’s that added sugars in processed food is the main culprit of bad health? It’s been more than 2 years, has your health improved? Anxiety, isolation and depression are also bad for your physical health.

When we say that the U.S. needs universal healthcare, this is what why. Y’all think healthy people, who contract COVID are just dying? Or are they not getting treatment early enough because they can’t afford it? And by the time they figure out that they have to afford it, it’s too late. What happened to the monoclonal antibodies? Remember throughout Delta, it wasn’t made readily available even though it was more effective than the vaccines. Not a conspiracy. Facts.

It’s clear that a populace with bad health won’t stand a chance against COVID. That’s the answer. Not these B.S. vaccines that do not stop the spread AND allow for long COVID & death. It’s a disgrace that Americans hate their neighbors but love this country 🇺🇲 that don’t love you back. Somehow, health issues are now the responsibility of your neighbors and not a discussion for you and your doctor.

Also, when did everyone start trusting everything the government said? We’re living in frightening times. I see fascism’s a coming

Black People Can And Should Actively Care About Their Medical Decisions. This Includes Our Decision To Vax or Not to Vax

I was watching The Amber Ruffin Show. And I have some views.

Dear Amber,

Black people aren’t antivax.  We’re not all looking at Medical racism thinking “we’re scared of the vaccines.” 1/3 of us Black folk understand that this isn’t about the COVID. if it was about COVID, why weren’t they and aren’t they treating COVID?  There are articles in the NYT that monoclonal antibodies (MCA) were not going to the people with the highest risk.  Ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine were banned are treatments in 2020 and NOW in 2022, other countries are conducting trails. Seems like Japan thinks ivermectin is a possible treatment. Trials are going well.  

Also, in January and February of 2021, there were constant public service announcements in NYC about getting early treatment. By March, they stopped those PSAs for “GET VACCINATED.” NOW you have Vaccinated people, getting COVID, not knowing there’s EARLY EFFECTIVE Treatment and they are dying. Why? SO many people didn’t know there was early effective treatment. Those Merck pills, only 30% effective at preventing hospitalizations. The MCA antibodies worked 85% to prevent severe illness.

1. The vaccines are not stopping the spread (see the CDC website. They aren’t sure if it stops the spread. It’s been a year and they don’t know?)

2. The vaccines aren’t preventing death.

3. The vaccinated still run the risk of long COVID.

I read somewhere that omicron is the only variant in the U.S. now. 100%? How could the know that? And based on that information +read estimate) they pulled the MCAs that weren’t working against Omicron. But in every other country, Omicron was mild. Why did they pull them?  You don’t know, when someone tests positive for COVID, what variant it is. What kind of madness is this?

The amount of censorship around the issue from RESPECTED doctors and RESPECTED scientists should give EVERYONE pause. Not just Black people.  We certainly shouldn’t be championing mandates. And unlimited booster shots. This is ridiculous.

The booster shots will not stop. These governments have bought supplies for years.

So why the mandates?  This is about our freedom of choice. NOW, especially now, that we know the vaccinated get and spread COVID, we all should realize this is about body autonomy. AND you should all be asking “where’s the treatment?” EVERYDAY

How dare you? Black people get their kids vaccinated. If they don’t want any unproven drug in their bodies, why should they be forced to? No one should be forced to. And it’s probably more than a 1/3 of Black people. Don’t you have a problem with the coercion of Black people to get the vaccine by promises of fast food, money or even the unfortunate inability to feed their families if they don’t get a COVID vaccine?

You should be embarrassed Amber. What makes you qualified to advise people on their medical decisions? This segment is weird. What percentage of White people are antivax? They aren’t all Trumpers. We are not a monolith. Do better.

P.S. You may as well do a segment about the vaccine injuries.. since you’re so concerned.

De Blasio Passed One Of The Most Regressive Laws

In NYC, Mayor De Blasio realized that poor people do not eat out, go to the movies, have gym memberships, go to bars… So he, the mayor who wanted to end the Tale Of 2 Cities, passed the most regressive law; you cannot work NYC without being vaccinated against COVID.

“Vaccinated People No Longer Need To Take A COVID Test.” That Was The First Clue

We should’ve known something was up when they said vaccinated people no longer have to take the COVID test. It’s like the potential father saying he doesn’t have to take a DNA test because he knows he’s not the father.

America Needs To Focus On Health. We Can’t Booster Our Way Out Of A Pandemic

I was just having a conversation this morning about COVID and fat cells…. We discuss things in my house. Sue me. Many of the COVID hospitalizations are obese patients. COVID attacks fat cells according to a Stanford study that has been around for months. We actually need to focus on overall health for all health outside. Particularly, COVID does not like healthy people. Weakened immune systems can be strengthened with a proper diet and activity. We can of course talk about the affordability of eating healthy. Absolutely. Ask yourself why the government will not mandate the end of highly processed foods to protect our health. But they are willing to insist that you inject an UNPROVEN “vaccine” into your body. When 2/3 of American adults are obese or overweight, we need to reassess our priorities. We can’t booster our way out of COVID. We need to revamp our health.

Russell Brand is worth a follow on YouTube. Also join his mailing list. He posted this video a while ago discussing overall health, fat shaming and the pandemic. I watched it in its entirety today. It’s worth a watch. Or just listen. There’s really nothing to see. But there’s plenty to listen to and think about. Why are we so sure the vaccine is the only way when it’s clear that we actually are unsure as more variants appear quickly as they always do with RNA viruses?

Doctor Fauci …. Sigh

What can I say about Doctor Fauci? Something is not right. The first time Doctor Fauci told us we didn’t need masks, a pandemic ensued. The second time he told vaccinated people they don’t need to wear masks, we experienced the 2nd wave. Now Doctor Fauci wants vaccinated families not to wear masks. Ok. Are we still going to listen to him?

Check out what’s going on in Gibraltar; the MOST vaccinated territory in the world. They are currently having an outbreak. When are we going to admit that this virus is here to stay? When are we going to ask why they, the government and the doctors, are not promoting early effective treatment?

What’s going on is criminal and frightening. People giving up their freedoms so they can go to the mall and eat in a restaurant. That’s not freedom. Being allowed to go somewhere isn’t a freedom. Having the right to go anywhere is a freedom. People are bartering movies and fun for freedom? It’s only going to get worse

It’s been almost 2 years into this pandemic. What has anyone done to get healthier? This is a pandemic of the unhealthy. If we don’t admit that, we are failing ourselves.