Insane COVID Restrictions For Events
I was appalled to read proof of COVID-19 vaccine or negative COVID-19 test were required for attending a holiday movie screening at the Carolina Theater. I was even more astounded the same was required at the Annual Running of the Balls in Sunset Hills! Have some event planners gone insane?
Allow me to break down the insanity in our current world. Movies on the big screen at the large Carolina Theater are a joy to attend. I’ve always preferred some space between me and other viewers (virus or no virus) so the distancing thing is covered there. (Hopefully the theater police aren’t measuring distances with sticks as they are doing outside in Germany currently.) Moviegoers don’t normally mill around the building as grocery store shoppers do, but thankfully I can wear a mask while shopping if I choose. But for the Carolina Theater to forgo mask suggestions and require an invasive test or an invasive injection before attending a classic movie in a large theater is insane.
In the running scenario, racing a 5k is typically done outside. The Christmas balls in Sunset Hills are outside. Studies (before Omicron) have shown transmission of COVID- outside is highly unlikely. Runners could choose to wear masks while exercising, but if they are that concerned, I doubt they would be involved in distance running in the first place. But why not give someone the option of masking and call it good rather than limiting participants in such a fun and festive annual tradition?
In both cases, what about those of us who have fully recovered from COVID, which studies have shown gives better quality immunity? I’ll save my rant about being disenfranchised in that regard for the future. What about those vaccinated who can still get and therefor spread the virus but a negative test is waived for them? Insanity strikes again.
Thankfully, I was able to attend the Festival of Lights along with a large turnout of celebrants. I was very grateful the city did not mandate such asinine requirements to walk the downtown streets while enjoying beautiful sights and sounds of the Christmas season.
I pray the grocery store will not start requiring a proof of vaccine or a negative test before buying fresh and healthy foods.
Invasive test? It isn’t even a deep nasal swab anymore. Just a sneeze on the swab test now and it is still free!
Natural immunity is certainly a solution be we can’t trust the nutters like many that post here to be honest. Also the duration of immunity is showing that it is limited so vaccines are a good ‘booster’ for those that have recovered from covid. Unless you want to get it again?
It will be ok. We are close to the end with a good treatment coming, better understanding of vaccine duration, and a virus that seems to be weakening with this latest variant. If you miss out on a movie or two, you will survive. Or just get the vaccine. Freedom of choice!
It isn’t free. Nothing is.
Yikes. Speaking of the nutters that post here…
That’s right freedom of choice. What you did fail to mention, was the affects from these “jabs! Weak up and do some research.
The effect is that I don’t worry about getting serious case of covid. Which is awesome!
I completely agree with you! Thank you for pointing out where I will choose not to go!
Good decision to stay away from public if you are unvaccinated
If you are u vaccinated, then don’t want you there so win win.
we should all be “chipped” with current immunization blood type real or imagined sex health status local state federal military passport political party & allergies & travel history id just to be safe. Because my mother said “lie down with the dogs – get up with the fleas” ! get your shots , lady , to prove u have concern for neighbors or impressive biology credentials
Is that hyperbole or sarcasm, or are you really as stupid as you sound?
stupid is as stupid does
Ms Henson is misinformed about the “quality” of immunity afforded by a COVID19 infection. After 6 mos she and others who got infected will be nearly as susceptible as uninfected persons un-vaccinated. Those who were infected who get a single booster shot WILL in many instances have better protection than those who have had 2 or 3 shots without infection. The key to successful mitigation depends on proof. Some will try to game the system and claim immunity when in fact they are not immune nor vaccinated. Masking, distancing and full vaccination will ultimately help us all get back to normal living. We all must cooperate. The UK is seeing a significant rise in hospitalizations. New restrictions are necessary. Let’s all buy into the science and the public health measures, please. Please get informed.
Wow. What a farrago of fallacies and non sequiturs. It would take a volume to disentangle and dissect them all.
Let me just inform you of something, doctor. I contracted COVID19 in February. I habitually donate blood every Spring, and I asked the American Red Cross to check my blood for COVID antibodies. It was (a) Reactive and (b) high antibody level. So I have acquired natural immunity. I believe it to be much more efficacious and much more durable than the synthetic “vaccines” which are neither safe nor effective, and which are so pathetically useless that they require “booster” jabs within months. That cycle of continual injections creates antibody dependence syndrome (or ADE) which is akin to Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome in the medium term. We used to call it AIDS.
Furthermore, no doubt you will say that the level of antibodies in my blood will have declined by now (correct), and you will infer from this that my resistance to COVID-Sars-2 is therefore lessened. But your inference will be incorrect. My T Cells, as you must know, retain all the information necessary to fight any reinfection, should it occur.
I am hale & hearty, strong as a horse, I caught the COVID, it kept me in bed for a weekend, I lost 6lbs, and I now have strong, durable natural immunity for the rest of my life.
I didn’t take your toxic injection, I don’t need it, and I’ll Just Say No to your Medical-Pharmaceutical Complex of greed and control.
I don’t need you, or your chemicals.
Love how Austin believes is youtube studies make him more of an expert than an MD. What a joke.
Love how Chris believes everything he is told! What a sheep.
Baaa. baaa. baaa…
I certainly don’t believe what you tell me. HA HA HA HA
But people who have specialized in specific studies around a specific topic…yup. I do listen to them. For example, I listen to my personal physician when it comes to my health. But you go ahead and suck down some dewarmer because a nutter told you do on youtube.
Chris the Blowhard believes everything he’s told by the media, the Medical-Pharmaceutical complex, and the “experts”… and he calls us sheep! Or nutters. His gullible ignorance is only matched by his asperity.
What an odious, angry, little man he must be.
Bravo! I agree with you. In February 2020 my son contracted the Wu flu and the doctors didn’t even know what it was. They tested him for strep, flu, bronchitis, and took X-rays of his lungs. He had fluid just sitting in the lower part of his lobes. We were told they didn’t know what he had other than it was viral and to go home and treat the symptoms. It ran its course and the rest of the family ended up with a version of it; it was different for each one minus the lingering cough. All this to say that before the media and government and “science” tried to scare the hell out of everyone we were told just go home and treat it ourselves. I pose a question: if the government and media had not blown this up in everyone’s faces would you still be this afraid?? Or would you just treat it and continue with your normal life??
800k dead American’s with all the precautions, vaccines, improved treatments…but because your family didn’t die, you say big deal. Have very modern conservative a perspective you have there Plum.
It’s called reality. 49,068,182 cases and 790,381 deaths that’s reality. I lost 3 family members over the last year all NON covid related so does that make their death and my loss less?? How very democratic of you to focus only on covid deaths. If you would put that anger or self righteousness down a bit you might actually enjoy life some. No response necessary because I’m certain you’ll only try to put me down.
Well said, Nom de Plume. George Orwell understood that ubiquitous fear was a prerequisite for imposing totalitarianism. In “1984” the fear was induced in the population by a state of uninterrupted war (regardless of the enemy). In 2021 it is induced by fear of a virus with a 99+% survival rate. Ninety-nine percent, plus! But we are fed an incessant stream of propaganda panic by the mass media, designed to create a widespread hysteria of fear – so that we will line up to get their toxic “vaccines”.
Your family survived it. I survived it (and I’m 59 and overweight), everyone survives it except the old folk who have one foot in the grave. And this Omicron variant is as mild as a cold. The last time I checked it had killed ONE PERSON – in the World.
This propaganda is not about our health. It’s about control… of us.
Yet you fear a little shot in the arm that Billions have safely taken but why? hmmmmmmm could it be right wing propaganda?
Yes, yes, get informed.
And you ain’t gotta clue, doc.
Check the vax rates for the UK then tell us how well the vaccines are working. You must have gone to the same med school as Frawdci.
I had purchased tickets to the Glenn Miller Concert which we attend every other year. It’s our Christmas/Birthday present to each other as both of us were born in January, and this year they will be here on my birth date. Two days later they announced the new rules for attendance at the Theatre following Cooper’s new rules and after a pleasant exchange with CT, my ticket money was refunded. I had hoped that with the rule changes CT would alter their policy also but they haven’t. I’ve attended three movies in the last two weeks where people either wear or don’t wear masks, and no proof of vaccine is required. I’m really sad that after 25+ years of attending Glenn Miller Concerts we will be missing this one, especially since last year was canceled.
Categorizing a person who chooses to not get a vaccine or boosters for COVID or wear a mask endlessly a “nutter” is juvenile. The test isn’t necessarily free, timing the test so it complies with the policies of each place isn’t always doable, no one really knows how long immunity lasts because no one is doing actual scientific testing with consistent data (note Dr. Sullivan this is why I don’t believe there is any “science” to “buy into” because all the science at this point is using data to prove their theory as opposed to using the data to discover and then form a hypothesis that is tested with consistent data collection by all parties).
This virus situation isn’t “close to the end” by any means. European countries are locking down and pushing stricter; policies again, none of which allow “freedom of choice”. Freedom of choice is people being able to choose to go or not go to an event where they require masking and distancing (you can choose to go or not go, be around people who may or not be vaccinated if you are or aren’t vaccinated while wearing a mask and are distanced so you take a risk or you don’t). That is freedom of choice. The current policy, and mandates, are not freedom of choice.
At this point, I realize my choices are limiting my freedom of travel, where I go for entertainment, who I see and interact with, which may possibly damage personal relationships. It’s been a very difficult choice for me and one I’ve thought about a lot, have continued to research extensively, talk to people about including medical professionals. The situation that has created such division between people doesn’t surprise me as a student of history but it disappoints and greatly saddens me. I hope we can resolve our different opinions but with the government’s stance I don’t see that ever happening.
Why research yourself when your local personal physician is available to answer your questions given they are specially trained to understand some of the complexity in making of decisions regarding YOUR personal health?
Sorry you missed your Glenn Miller concert (I am a big fan as well). You sound more like a victim of misinformation from nutters like Austin Morris (the door to door salesman that believes he knows more about public health than actual educated men and women). Don’t let the internet cloud your mind with all of its manipulated facts, outright lies, and nutter talking heads. Sit and have a conversation with your personal physician/family doctor. If you don’t have a personal physician or family doctor…get one. They can help you live a long and happy life.
“Why research yourself when your local personal physician is available…”? – Chris.
There’s no need to think for yourself. Don’t do any research about the virus, the “vaccines”, or the side effects. Just trust the medical-pharmaceutical complex, the evening news, and CNN. Trust us… there’s no need to think for yourself. We’ll do that for you. You just do as your told, get your chenical cocktail injected, and you’ll be just fine…
And am I alone in thinking that it’s elitist and arrogant for Chris to suggest that I don’t have the right to disagree with an MD because I’m “just” a door-to-door salesman? I am indeed a door-to-door salesman in North Carolina. My British family still can;t believe it. You see, I was supposed to go do Oxford and do PPE, but at the last minute I declined and decided to go make some money instead. I did well, and was on course to do VERY well with my home improvements business. But… the British government decided to impose a 20% sales tax on home improvements, skimming off 40% of my income BEFORE ALL THE OTHER TAXES. I realised that in the UK I would not be working for myself, but for the state. So I used the money I had made to come to UNC-G (2 girls for every guy!). It was a legal way to get to America, and check it out. I was 22.
You need not worry about my intellectual abilities, Chris. Mine are far superior to yours – even if I am a door-to-door salesman. And I can buy & sell you out of petty cash.
Billions of people have had the shot with no significant side effect. What are you gonna do as this trend continues? I am willing to bet you will just sit there and call people names and continue to be as ignorant as you have always been.
But keep sucking down the dewarmer because a nutter on youtube said it was a good idea while you make fun of an MD who has dedicate their education, career and life experiences on helping others live long and healthy lives.
You are a sheep of the ignorant and foolish right wing propaganda and have made America Less Great.
I’d say death is a significant side effect. Even Pfizers own numbers showed over 1200 deaths in 90 days, in their own trial. We don’t know the whole truth because it’s being suppressed. Pfizer has been given 55 YEARS to provide their entire research – in addition to being granted complete blanket legal immunity from any lawsuits, even through negligence.
Draw your own conclusions… IF you’re capable of thinking for yourself.
Baaa… Baaa… Baaaa….
Austin ‘the sheep’ Morris loves to spread misinformation as he enjoys the suffering of others. His latest long ago debunked lie is that the vaccine killed 1200 people within the first 90 days. The truth is that of the 100s of thousands that received the shot in the first 90 days, 1200 died. They didn’t die from the vaccine. They didn’t die from covid. The died of other causes. Especially since the vaccine was first offered only to the elderly.
But Austin wants you to fear a shot that has been given to Billions with very minimal serious side effects and no directly correlated deaths except for 4 people that had a blood clot from the J&J vaccine.
Since most wont die or even be hospitalized from covid, Austin wants to you to continue to get and spread the virsus so it can continue to mutate and continue to create unnecessary suffering for those it does impact.
I on the other hand I listen to people far more intelligent than Austin. I don’t mind a harmless little piece cloth or a harmless (free) shot in the arm to make sure my elderly parents and the other more vulnerable people in my community have a lower risk of suffering from the virus.
Austin only care about himself as he has made clear in almost every comment he makes here on the Rhino times. Don’t be like Austin.
I want people to do their own research and reach a decision.
You want to force a needle full of unproven chemicals into their body.
Who is the Fascist here?
You’re just another Vaxx Nazi.
And a particularly unpleasant one.