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English Actor Encourages People To Break Covid Rules, Gets Shut Down By A Nurse
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English Actor Encourages People To Break Covid Rules, Gets Shut Down By A Nurse

We’re in a very precarious situation right now. With the Covid-19 vaccines looking to be ready for distribution (the UK just approved the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine), some people are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and relaxing now that we appear to be approaching the endzone. And that’s how lockdown rules get broken.

But the worst offenders are those who never believed in the need for any precautions in the first place. They think that their right to live a comfortable life is more important than the safety of the most vulnerable in society. Case in point, actor Laurence Fox from the UK bragged that he was protecting his rights by having a large group of people over for lunch. He also criticized the NHS.

Fox’s thread caused a lot of heated discussions on Twitter. His supporters and critics clashed online. But it was probably nurse Joanna whose response was the most powerful. In a time of opportunistic and divisive platitudes, Joanna cut straight through the BS to the core of the argument. Have a look at what Fox and Joanna said below.

Actor Laurence Fox publicly stated that he broke lockdown regulations and urged others to do the same. He also had a go at the NHS

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One nurse had a powerful response that showed the reality of what it’s like working at a hospital during the pandemic

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Here’s how some other people responded to Fox’s tweet

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The internet wasn’t kind to Joanna. A lot of Fox’s supporters insulted her and her views

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Joanna works as a Cardio-Thoracic Intensive Care nurse and Bored Panda has reached out to her for a comment. So stay tuned for an update, dear Readers.

Unfortunately, the internet can be a toxic place. After Joanna shared her post, she got a lot of hate. “Got my point across and am experiencing a lot of hate for it. Very overwhelmed. Going to have a bath and watch Schitt’s Creek and wait for this to blow over!” she said.

According to the BBC, the UK has already ordered 40 million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine. That’s enough to vaccinate 20 million people (each one gets two shots that are spaced out over time for the vaccine to be effective).

The first 800k doses of the vaccine, which took only 10 months to develop, will be coming to the UK in the upcoming days. The NHS is ready to start vaccinating next week, according to Health Secretary Matt Hancock. But we’re not out of the woods yet and it’ll be a long while before regulations like social distancing and wearing face masks go the way of the dodo.

What did you think of Joanna’s post and the situation, dear Pandas? Are any of you living in the UK? If so, would you like to share how you’re handling the lockdown? Let us know in the comment section below.

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A.M. Pierre
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What I don't get is the "eating meals/going to parties/not wearing a tiny piece of cloth" is more important than dying (or killing) attitude. No one can make that argument, because obviously it isn't true. Then you have the "if I get it, I probably won't die" argument. So either (1) you don't mind being a Typhoid Mary who kills others and/or (2) you don't understand the odds. The death rate runs around 2-4% depending on where you are. So if someone told you, "Sure, you can go out to eat, but before you do you have to play Russian roulette with this gun with a 1 in 25 chance of killing you" would you still be so insistent on getting that roast chicken? And even if for some reason you don't think it's as bad as people say, why take the risk? If I heard a tiger escaped from the zoo and was loose in my county after having killed 5 people, would I say "eh, it's probably exaggerated. It probably only killed 2 people. Time to have a barbecue!" Sorry for the rant, I'm just tired of this.

elfin
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Typhoid Mary refused to stay out of kitchens and ended up locked up for many, many years in order to protect public health. It is astonishing how many people cannot do a simple risk/reward analysis. The risk is you may catch a disease that can be deadly, painful, and harmful long term. You can give it to your family, friends, and neighbors. They can give it their family, friends, and neighbors. Repeat, again and again. The reward is you get to have one pleasant party. Note that anyone who dies of COVID won't make it to the next party.

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WilvanderHeijden
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Seems to me that Laurence Fox tweeted himself out of an already mediocre career as actor but profiled himself as the conservative ultra right wing jerk he always was. He once in an interview stated that he would not date women under 35 because they are "primed to believe they are victims." He added that he reckons they're "too woke" and "absolutely bonkers." Laurence also revealed that he felt compelled to end a former relationship because his partner had spoken in favor of a Gillette advert about "toxic masculinity."

Lucas
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yep, Laurence Fox is really beyond belief. He's trying to start his own political party to 'reclaim British values'. NO we do NOT share his values. Funnily enough we don't actually want to kill people through selfishness. I won't be voting for him and don't know anyone who would.

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Leo Domitrix
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

ANti-maskers and Anti-vaxers are like drunk drivers. They think the rules don't apply to them, and kill others. Screw 'em. Death rates are "low" but rates of post-infection complications are tracking all over the place ------ and if you think that's not an economic disaster, then think again...

Micah64
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2 years ago

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People that think that a vaccine and those stupid covid guidelines are needed to stop the virus are like drunk drivers.

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A.M. Pierre
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What I don't get is the "eating meals/going to parties/not wearing a tiny piece of cloth" is more important than dying (or killing) attitude. No one can make that argument, because obviously it isn't true. Then you have the "if I get it, I probably won't die" argument. So either (1) you don't mind being a Typhoid Mary who kills others and/or (2) you don't understand the odds. The death rate runs around 2-4% depending on where you are. So if someone told you, "Sure, you can go out to eat, but before you do you have to play Russian roulette with this gun with a 1 in 25 chance of killing you" would you still be so insistent on getting that roast chicken? And even if for some reason you don't think it's as bad as people say, why take the risk? If I heard a tiger escaped from the zoo and was loose in my county after having killed 5 people, would I say "eh, it's probably exaggerated. It probably only killed 2 people. Time to have a barbecue!" Sorry for the rant, I'm just tired of this.

elfin
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Typhoid Mary refused to stay out of kitchens and ended up locked up for many, many years in order to protect public health. It is astonishing how many people cannot do a simple risk/reward analysis. The risk is you may catch a disease that can be deadly, painful, and harmful long term. You can give it to your family, friends, and neighbors. They can give it their family, friends, and neighbors. Repeat, again and again. The reward is you get to have one pleasant party. Note that anyone who dies of COVID won't make it to the next party.

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Seems to me that Laurence Fox tweeted himself out of an already mediocre career as actor but profiled himself as the conservative ultra right wing jerk he always was. He once in an interview stated that he would not date women under 35 because they are "primed to believe they are victims." He added that he reckons they're "too woke" and "absolutely bonkers." Laurence also revealed that he felt compelled to end a former relationship because his partner had spoken in favor of a Gillette advert about "toxic masculinity."

Lucas
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yep, Laurence Fox is really beyond belief. He's trying to start his own political party to 'reclaim British values'. NO we do NOT share his values. Funnily enough we don't actually want to kill people through selfishness. I won't be voting for him and don't know anyone who would.

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Leo Domitrix
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

ANti-maskers and Anti-vaxers are like drunk drivers. They think the rules don't apply to them, and kill others. Screw 'em. Death rates are "low" but rates of post-infection complications are tracking all over the place ------ and if you think that's not an economic disaster, then think again...

Micah64
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2 years ago

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People that think that a vaccine and those stupid covid guidelines are needed to stop the virus are like drunk drivers.

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