Friday, November 3, 2023

Professor Wants 'forgiveness' for People Who Pushed COVID Lockdowns: 'We were doing our best'; Poll Shows Limited Interest in Newest COVID-19 Vaccine, and other C-Virus related stories

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Professor wants 'forgiveness' for people who pushed COVID lockdowns: 'We were doing our best':
A leading academic at New York University wants amnesty for people who pushed lockdown policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Marketing professor Scott Galloway made the comment during an appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher this week. He claims those who supported lockdown protocols did not fully understand the consequences of such decisions.
“I wanted a harsher lockdown policy. In retrospect, I was wrong,” Galloway said. “The damage to kids from keeping them out of school longer was greater than the risk.”
After having experienced years of online learning and socially distant interactions, student across the country are experiencing a significant decline in test scores. Math scores are dropping to levels not seen since the 1970s, with scores for Black students falling more than twice as much as white students. Reading scores have also dropped to levels not seen since 1992.
Galloway continued, saying that policymakers were ill-informed about the coronavirus. Therefore, he said, these individuals should not be held accountable for the outcomes of their decisions.
“We were all operating with imperfect information and we were doing our best,” Galloway said, eliciting applause from the studio audience. “Let’s bring a little bit of grace and forgiveness amid the s--- show that was Covid" --->READ MORE HERE
Poll shows limited interest in newest COVID-19 vaccine:
A new survey shows muted interest in the newest COVID-19 vaccine.
According to a new Truth In Medicine poll, just 15% of people in the New York area have gotten it, while 39% plan to, 25% do not and 22% are undecided.
"Hundreds and hundreds of people are dying still from COVID every day in the United States. Doesn't get a lot of press," Dr. Aaron Glatt, chief of infectious diseases at Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital said.
Mount Sinai South Nassau will take its vaxmobile on the road, urging the immunocompromised and the elderly to get the third updated vaccine, which was recently released to conquer COVID's latest subvariant.
"To save me from the COVID situation," 77-year-old Sharley Gooden said of her decision to get the vaccine.
A Uniondale senior center offering the vaccine was nearly empty. Could it be vaccine fatigue? Some may have given up trying due to initial supply problems, canceled pharmacy appointments, and confusion over whether insurance companies would pay for it. --->READ MORE HERE
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