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David in FL

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  1. Gaining a reasonable consistency in my ball striking was most important. Becoming reasonably competent around the green, including bunker play a somewhat distant second. Neither happened overnight, mostly because I did it on my own by playing a lot. A much better, quicker approach to accomplishing the same thing would be to find a good instructor to help you along the way...
  2. I had posted this earlier, but here it is again. It’s likely that variants will dramatically affect the efficacy of current vaccines. How Do We Know the COVID-19 Vaccine Won’t Have Long-Term Side Effects? One of the reasons some people haven’t signed up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine is that they’re worried there might be unknown side effects that will show up months or years later. Although...
  3. And you, for some reason believe that your judgement is better than the millions of others. To have the temerity to lecture me on my “duty” as a citizen is the height of arrogance. Given how relatively little you know about me, my family, and my life, it’s also demonstrably ignorant. To say that someone “doesn’t care” that people die because of the virus is utter nonsense and is nothing but a somewhat pathetic attempt to elevate yourself in your own eyes. I know, I know. I’m killing people every time I walk out the front door. Do you drive? A silly strawman, but since Erik brou
  4. I’m glad that you’re comfortable with the decision you made.
  5. Interestingly, I’d say there are more people at my golf club that have chosen not to get jabbed than at the pool hall.
  6. I don’t get flu shots either. Interestingly only about 50% of the population do get flu shots. The efficacy of the flu shots generally runs about 50% each year as well as they try to predict the strain to target each year. I suspect if annual shots are required for Covid the compliance in terms of getting them every year will drop dramatically just as it has with the flu. We’re likely to end up somewhere around 65% - 70% vaccinated for Covid this first go around. I’d be surprised if it didn’t drop dramatically in subsequent years. Time will tell... True. What one person
  7. It’s the lack of information at this point. Believe what you want.
  8. Yep. And I did so voluntarily, after doing my research.And I did so voluntarily, after doing my research.
  9. I said in my post, let’s start simple with 2-years. You call it stubbornness, I call it prudence. Others disagree with “pretty damn effective” against current variants, let alone those to come. It’s also worth noting that different vaccines have different levels of effectiveness. Where Do COVID Vaccines Stand Against the Variants? Drug makers scramble to adapt vaccines to coronavirus variants before they outwit our immune systems. Again, your personal opinion. And yes, I read and understand the s
  10. Then you should know, it has never been, nor will it ever be, someone’s duty to give their life in the service. In fact, we go to great lengths to train to try to ensure that doesn’t happen.
  11. Yep. Promising. I hope we ultimately find it to be true in this case.
  12. Not until I understood more about the vaccine. Its also worth noting that Alzheimer’s is 100% fatal. 1 in 4 stroke victims die within the first year. Outside of a well defined demographic, Covid mortality is in the 0.03% range, so the comparison is silly. Why would I get the vaccine just because you disagree with me? Once my questions are answered I very well may. Unlike some, I don’t have medical procedures done, nor take medication just because of peer pressure.
  13. Here’s your chance. You claim to have these answers, so let’s start with 3 pretty straightforward questions... What are the long term side affects of the vaccines available now...both mRNA and viral vector-based? Let’s say 2 years out. How effective will each vax type be against the different virus variants that evolve? How long will the initial efficacy of each vax type remain in any given person? Thanks.
  14. I retired from the Maine Corps. If you’d like to chat about the sacrifice and selflessness that goes with having served in peacetime and war, I’ll be happy to help overcome your ignorance, but this isn’t the thread for that...
  15. In your opinion. I’ve given many reasons. The fact that you don’t consider them valid doesn’t mean that they’re not. The fact that you consider me to be “selfish” doesn’t bother me in the least. My first responsibility is to me and my family. Yours is to yours. We do what we think is best given our analysis of the information at hand.
  16. One of the things we don’t know yet, that I’d like to know. Are the current vaccines effective against the many variants out there already, and against the many more that will inevitably come? If someone refuses to take the vaccine, aren’t they responsible for their risk? I certainly would blame anyone else if I were to contract the virus. Let’s say longer than the 6 months or so that we’ve been vaccinating people in any numbers FWIW, I was vaccinated against smallpox. No worries. But again it’s worth remembering that smallpox had a 30% mortality rate. N
  17. And the breakthrough cases, because they’re, by definition vaccinated, have very, very little risk of serious illness. As do the young.
  18. We disagree that it’s my “duty” to take medication that may or may not benefit someone, else even though the risk from the virus itself is extraordinarily small to me and you. If doing so makes you feel better about yourself, have at it though. No judgement from me. I’m curious. Given that it’s likely that we’ll never surpass about 65% vaccinated, do you intend to continue to wear a mask and social distance in all situations where you may be in contact with people you don’t know? Again, not judging, genuinely curious. If they’re vaccinated, I thought t
  19. While you feel you have all the information you need, I don’t. We know there are side affects, but have no idea about longer-term side affects. We have no idea if boosters will be required or how effective the vaccine will be against variants. These things take time. The vaccine seems pretty effective so far, so that’s good news. If you’re happy with your choice to be vaccinated at this point, I’m happy for you.
  20. Have you read my previous posts? I’m not anti-vac at all. Just waiting till we know more about this one.
  21. Congratulations. That’s a huge accomplishment that most golfers never achieve!
  22. I genuinely applaud you for doing what you feel was the right thing for you to do.
  23. As long as it didn’t involve injecting something that we don’t understand the extent of the side affects yet... 🙂
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