Press release for August 12, Senate Dems:
“Today, Senate President Martin Looney (D-New Haven) and Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) released the following statement after it was announced that polio has been detected in New York City’s wastewater.
‘We are concerned and outraged about the detection of polio in New York City’s wastewater. We strengthened Connecticut’s school vaccine requirements when we saw a surge in measles cases both here and in neighboring states. Now we are seeing the possibility of another resurgence of an eradicated virus because of the actions of a vocal and dangerous minority of anti-vaxxers. Their actions and misinformation are undoing generations of advances in public health. Thankfully, Connecticut is prioritizing the safety of our kids. This year, students will be required to receive vaccinations but we must remain vigilant in protecting everyone’s health and well-being.’
Point 1: this is New York, not CT.
Point 2: No details on the detection method, accuracy/reliability are given.
Point 3: Duff and Looney did not “strengthen” any requirement. They helped remove an exemption.
Point 4: Possibility does not equal “let’s all be afraid now of a new surge in the [insert name] virus!”
Point 5: Prioritizing safety does not equal prioritizing health. Vaccine safety — or lack thereof — means my body’s health could be gravely — even fatally — compromised.
Point 6: Protecting ‘everyone’ with health and well-being is not the law’s job. If Duff and Looney were concerned about health and well-being, they would ban —
Cars because car accidents.
Smoking because cancer.
All social media because misinformation.
Alcohol because cirrhosis of the liver.
Junk food because overeating.
Pharma pills because overdoses.
But Duff and Looney don’t get paid for that kind of Concern and Outrage so let’s ask the Duffster the Doozy point 7 question:
Who lines the pockets of these two senators? #shipmanandgoodwin #pharma #spilledit #ohsnap