NeedleinA got a reaction from SpiritDragon in Requiring a COVID-19 Vaccine (shot/s)
CDC website, August 6th 2021, states the following:
The kicker... after stating there is 'limited evidence' that it offers any protection if you have already had Covid, they then go on to say everyone should still take the vaccine anyways.
NeedleinA reacted to Fether in Sabbath as a delight... how?
Sabbath is a day of rest… but rest is only rest if you need it. If you have been sitting in your couch all day watching TV, there is no need for rest.
Additionally, I found on my mission that I slept best after says I worked extremely hard.
I find that the Sabbath only plays it’s role as a day of rest when we have obeyed other aspects of the gospel. If we work hard throughout the week, avoid slothfulness (Doctrine and Covenants 107:99-100), avoid idleness and sleeping longer than needful (Doctrine and Covenants 88:124), are diligent in our role as a provider, parent, nurturer etc, and magnify whatever calling we have, only then is the sabbath a restful day and a delight.
If we spend our week over indulging in the luxuries of life and neglecting work, the sabbath will become a day of excess rules. A day that seems more difficult than all others.
The degree of which the sabbath is a delight and a day of rest is directly related to the degree you live gospel principles throughout the week.
NeedleinA reacted to Traveler in Requiring a COVID-19 Vaccine (shot/s)
Will someone please explain to me why someone with immunity (t-cell) against the virus needs the "vaccine"?
Why does anyone think someone with immunity (t-cell) against the virus is more of a threat to anyone than someone that is fully "vaccinated"?
We now know that there are individuals that have been "vaccinated" that have been infected by the virus - and can pass the virus on to others - Does anyone know of anyone that has immunity (t-cell) that has been infected and/or has passed the virus on to others?????
There is a lot said about those currently getting the virus and being hospitalized are those that are unvaccinated - but how many have t-cell immunity against the virus?
Why can't we recognize those that are immune (t-cell immunity)?
There is already indications that booster shots may be needed against COVID-19 in the future. The science is that those that have t-cell immunity are immune for life (better than the vaccine) and are more immune against the variant than those with the "vaccine". And if history is any indication - there is a possibility that those with t-cell immunity may also pass on their immunity to their decedents. But this will take some time to validate for sure.
Last question ----- Why do those that say everyone should have the vaccine fail to recognize those that have t-cell immunity????? Is it because there is more politics than science?
I have a suggestion - I think it is because it is most difficult to prove that someone does not have t-cell immunity - mostly because of false negative testing. But I also believe that their medical history is a better source than testing - but HIPPA would never allow forced discloser to medical histories - and I believe that is mostly based in the politics of AIDS. I believe we have painted ourselves into a vary foolish political corner!!!! - that makes it most difficult to "follow the science". It is also my understanding that the only way to have t-cell immunity to COVID is to be infected.
NeedleinA reacted to laronius in Sabbath as a delight... how?
I personally never enjoyed an overly sedentary Sabbath. Give me my scripture study time but then let me get going. I actually like having meetings or assignments that get me doing something. To me the rest I enjoy is not thinking about work or anything else of a temporal nature but not necessarily slowing down, just changing focus. So I would say finding a good balance between feeding my soul and engaging in the work is key to making the Sabbath a delight for me.
NeedleinA reacted to Ironhold in Sabbath as a delight... how?
I make it a point to make my Sundays as calm and quiet as possible.
I listen to a couple of radio shows I like before church, during which I get my online matters knocked out.
I have church, then I go to a particular store to get a particular newspaper.
Barring any situations that may arise, once I'm home, I'm home. I find a comfortable spot, turn the radio back on, and just chill. I usually read and otherwise just take it slow to recharge for Monday.
NeedleinA reacted to Traveler in Sabbath as a delight... how?
For understanding I would point you to Hebrews chapter 4. Here Pall compares the Sabbath day as learning to enter into the L-rd's rest which is living with G-d in the Celestial Kingdom following the resurrection (being in heaven). In short, keeping the Sabbath is learning to be with G-d the Father in his Kingdom of heaven. I really think that being with G-d is a delight!
I would suggest that this is not about do's or don'ts on Sunday but by entering into a covenant with G-d to enter into his "rest" for the Sabbath. I believe this is a process where we focus on service to G-d and our neighbor rather than our own pleasures, needs ore necessities. Some may never learn to find delight in sacrifice and service to G-d and our fellow man because they never sacrifice through service to G-d and their neighbor. If they ever do sacrifice it is because they seek a benefit for themselves.
I have a Sabbath covenant with G-d - which includes attending worship services to renew my covenants and partake of the sacrament. There are things I do to remind me of my Sabbath covenant but I do not consider such things as must do's to keep the Sabbath - nor do I expect anyone else to adopt my methods. But I do recommend that all adopt methods to remind them of their sacred Sabbath covenants.
It is my believe that no one will ever find delight in the Sabbath without making and keeping the Sabbath sacred by personal covenant.
NeedleinA got a reaction from Traveler in Landlords Still Cannot Legally Evict Those Who Do Not Pay Rent
About 8 months ago our home was in $550k range, now see it valued at around $700k.
Makes me wish we would have had two homes. One to stay in and one we could be selling right now like @Traveler.
Fact of the matter, even though our house is much higher, no point selling because we would be buying at equally high costs too.
So... we do nothing and watch the frenzy before us. Homes under the $300k mark sell in about 1 day and with multiple offers.
We are a Red state.
Everyone is welcome here, just don't bring your blue state politics with you.
NeedleinA got a reaction from mirkwood in Requiring a COVID-19 Vaccine (shot/s)
Anyone notice how the influenza numbers have pretty much been non-existent ever since the start of Covid? Why is this?
The CDC is now telling testing sites to stop using the rapid PCR test to detect Covid and begin switching to an alternative test that can distinguish between Covid vs. the flu:
NeedleinA reacted to Colirio in Requiring a COVID-19 Vaccine (shot/s)
I agree with everything you said in your whole post, but wanted to use this one statement to make a point.
To clarify my point, I am not arguing for or against vaccinations, but my point is simply that these issues are not as cut and dried or as definitive as we might believe. Again, WE are not the ones testing, doing the research in a lab, or gathering the data to report. Instead this information changes hands multiple times and then is parroted, slanted, skewed and even stifled by the time it reaches the public.
This point you made is absolutely valid. The difficulty is in HOW to state the death with absolution. I will give a personal example to illustrate.
My father’s cousin and cousin’s wife both caught COVID-19 and both went to the hospital last year. They were both in their 70’s. My father’s cousin’s wife was sent home the same day, but he was not. He passed away a few days later. He had pre-existing breathing problems.
So, how should the hospital report his death? He clearly had pre-existing breathing problems. He technically passed away from those breathing problems. But would those problems have been so exacerbated to the point of death without having caught COVID? So, the hospital called it a COVID related death. (Right or wrong, this is what they did.)
So, hypothetically, how would the news media cover this story? Some news agencies might report it how the hospital did and call it a COVID related death. Some might have reported that he died of breathing complications/old age. Some might have reported that half of all the people in this story (two) died of COVID.
So, which hypothetical news agency reported it correctly? Well, they all did in a way. And they reported it according to the political narrative they wanted to push. And when we, the hypothetical news consumers, watch these reports we come here to discuss and even argue about it.
So, what is my point? My point is that there is no definitive authority except God on this issue due to the nuances of thousands (millions?) of individual cases and circumstances. And this is what happens with every single issue that becomes political, from the “science” of climate change to the evils/virtues of capitalism. So, when I hear the numbers, see the graphs, and hear the explanations of these statistics being reported, I can’t help but roll my eyes at the “definitive” conclusions being reached based on third, fourth, and fifth hand information that is presented. Especially considering the amount of silencing/cancelling of information we are experiencing and how heavily it skews our perceptions.
President Nelson - “If we are to have any hope of sifting through the myriad of voices and the philosophies of men that attack truth, we must learn to receive revelation.”
NeedleinA reacted to Anddenex in Requiring a COVID-19 Vaccine (shot/s)
We agree on this. I'm not anti-vaccination and I am also not pro-vaccination. I am solely against exploits to try to make something appear more successful than it really is. I have shared this before (please note I am not referencing you in this -- want to make that clear) regarding the intellectual dishonesty from our medical professionals. If there were more honesty and less specious explanations, less dictator issues, etc... we would already be moving past this. Let me clarify once more:
1) In the beginning with Covid we know the a lot of people (if not the majority) were dying of heart attacks, cancer, diabetes, or some form of pre-existing condition. All these deaths were counted as a Covid death. This resulted in fear mongering and inflated death reports from Covid. Now look at this from the Texas article with regards to the vaccinations deaths:
"The agency said nearly 75% of the 43 vaccinated people who died were fighting a serious underlying condition, such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer or chronic lung disease."
Notice how they seek now to use "underlying conditions" as a way to say the vaccination is working, these people were dying anyway from a pre-existing condition. Where as in the beginning of Covid it was exactly the opposite. This is specious information coming from medical professionals.
2) Numbers can be manipulated to specify what an organization or entity wants them to mean. Thus my questions. How do they know that any of the vaccinated people are doing better because they are vaccinated? These vaccinated people could have survived anyway. If they would have survived anyway -- without a vaccination -- then it doesn't support the argument. Can you prove that these people who were vaccinated would have died if they weren't? If not, then there leaves a big hole in the argument for vaccination.
3) This is the type of assumption I have a hard time with, "COVID would probably take half or more, and kill a percentage of everyone else, more of the older, fewer of the younger." If we take the Spanish Flu as a example, it should have killed a heck of a lot more people then, but it didn't. With no vaccination.
4) I have shared this before, my whole family received the flu vaccine, except me, and I was the only one that didn't get the flu. When my family received the flu vaccine it was the worst flu case to go through my house. My wife was down for three days. My children were down for three days. I was down 0 days. Am I against my family receiving vaccines -- heavens no. It is their choice.
Understand, I'm not arguing against the validity of vaccines. I'm arguing against supporting arguments. I'm all for people with high risk voluntarily receiving the vaccine. There are talks of forcing children to receive the vaccine who are nearly immune to the virus (if you are nearly immune the vaccine won't help, it is a placebo). This is where I argue against vaccines, especially when statistics which have major loop holes, are used to force something upon someone.