I have no words. What do you have to do to a 5 y.o.’s mind to have them dreaming (or even claiming to dream to please you) about getting stuck with a needle?

As a kid, my cousin had cancer and even tho he knew the chemo could save his life (it did) he unequivocally dreaded it.
I read these threads for insight into what parents could possibly be thinking & I walk away disturbed every time.

Despite the facts re: C19, kids & risk (well articulated here medpagetoday.com/opinion/marty-… ) they are positively intoxicated by the idea of vaxxing their kids...
It definitely seems like it has more to do with a positive feedback loop between the parents than anything to do with the kids.

And the ones who claim their kids are the initiators are the most bizarre.

It’s almost like some variant of Munchausen by proxy

Idk. It’s upsetting.
Deepti thinks this is treating them with love.

Deepti and I disagree.

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11 Jun
I have 3 teen girls & a tween. Pre 3/20, they were growing & thriving. Since 3/20, they all, at some point, wanted to escape this dystopian world b/c

*Rites of Passage cancelled
*Sports gone
*Grades ⬇️
*Futures MIA

Two lost 20lbs each.
Graduations, Proms, School, College, Study Abroad— All cancelled

Dating was impossible

They were freaked out at being treated like untouchables in public.

Masks scared them b/c they couldn’t read people faces

And every day was Groundhog Day...
Masks = terrible skin problems which affected their self-esteem

One covered her mirror.

No in-person counseling

My two performers couldn’t perform.

They lost trust that adults around them (besides me) gave 2 shits.

And they were shamed for not being ‘resilient’ enough...
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11 Jun
BREAKING: UK lockdown extended by four weeks.

For those not behind the paywall: Image
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11 Jun
I’m never going to stop being idealistic
I’m never going to stop valuing honesty in others
I’m never going to stop working on my own
I’m never going to stop speaking out against injustice
I’m never going to stop defending freedom
I’m never going to stop taking responsibility...
I’m never going to stop learning
I’m never going to stop seeking challenge
I’m never going to stop expressive gratitude
I’m never going to stop being scared but
I’m never going to stop doing the scary thing anyway
I’m never going to stop growing
I’m never going to stop changing
I’m never going to stop reconsidering my positions
I’m never going to stop asking questions
I’m never going to stop admitting when I’m wrong
I’m never going to stop seeking to understand before I judge
Im never going to stop looking for common ground...
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11 Jun
The thread below has been spread widely on Twitter to try to discredit Sunetra Gupta & it's a FAKE event

Look at the website, which he doesn't link- only screenshots worldfreedomforum.es

There's no location/address/times/social presence/no mention on Twitter before 3 June...
It doesn't return on a Google search. The copy is non-sensical. Her picture is old and available online.

The domain wasn't registered until 2 weeks ago.

So it goes without saying that - No - she's not attending the fake conference...
The tweet thread is a lie to foment outrage & attempt to discredit by association.

It's one thing to disagree w/ someone. It's another to be willfully duped to satisfy your confirmation bias.

This is morally bankrupt & anyone who shared w/o looking further owes her an apology.
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10 Jun
The handling of the entire pandemic has been an exercise in the McNamara (quantitative) fallacy:

Making decisions based on a narrow set of metrics to the exclusion of all other qualitative information.

But it’s not even that simple...

The metrics we *did* use were riddled with error...

1. the model outputs were faulty & dependent on erroneous inputs (GIGO)

2. the data reporting methods were overly-inclusive & created specifically for C19, rendering the data itself inflated and context-less...
(e.g. we can’t compare C19 deaths to other CoDs to measure severity because they are counted in completely different ways.)

So we essentially made the decision to shut down the world not just while ignoring qualitative info, but based on data w/ almost no information value...
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9 Jun
My autistic daughter just got home from private, one-on-one school.

“Guess what I didn’t have to wear today, Mom? A mask! And I got to sit right next to my teachers and I got to hug two of them!”

She was beaming!!!

My first reaction was gratitude & relief...😭🙏💙

Then, this sweet girl who has struggled with social norms and cues her whole life — and suffered for it — said,

“It felt weird seeing their faces for the first time ever. They didn’t look how I thought they would. But that’s normal, right? That’s ok, right?”...
“No, baby. It’s not normal. But you’re ok.”

She doesn’t know and it’s not her fault.

Now I’m just furious

There’s nothing healthy or okay about masking kids.


And I hope your @nytimes byline was worth setting it up to happen again @TracyBethHoeg @MonicaGandhi9
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