Month: August 2021

Compassion fatigue: an inevitable consequence of the anti-vaccine movement

People protesting against vaccines that nobody is forcing them to get. A woman with light hair and skin wears Blue Lives Matter paraphernalia and holds a sign that says "LET ME CALL MY OWN SHOTS", while another woman with light skin and hair in the background holds up a red phone and a sign that says "NO FORCED VACCINES".

In California, the percentage of vaccinated patients hospitalized with COVID-19 is “effectively zero”. Recently, a physician in a COVID unit published an op-ed in the LA Times about compassion fatigue; namely, that they are beginning to develop it for their patients–who are, again, entirely unvaccinated. This isn’t the first time I’ve heard such an opinion […]

Columbine: the movement America should’ve never wanted to start

A grid of headshots of each of the victims of the 1999 Columbine massacre.

In the original narrative about the Columbine massacre, an entire school of students were blamed for the actions of two of their peers–blah blah blah, these two men were badly bullied, and that’s why they blew up your friends–and, instead of any measures which would’ve even addressed the false bullying narrative, districts began pouring money […]

Why arguments about COVID survivors don’t actually convince anyone to care

Professor Mike Baldwin of the "guess I'll die" meme. Dr. Baldwin wears a red long sleeve shirt and he is a man with pale skin and white hair and beard. He is shrugging, and the picture of him shrugging is tiled in the background too.

Y’know how a common adage in pro-COVID response communities is that it’s not just about deaths but about how many people will suffer in the process? How many people will get long COVID, end up with permanent respiratory damage, etc? This is one of those things that often goes in one ear and out the […]