Stine says ‘no, thank you’ to changing definition of fully vaccinated

Nov 20, 2021, 12:28 PM | Updated: Nov 21, 2021, 7:44 am
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U.S. President Joe Biden receives a booster shot of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in the South Court Auditorium in the White House in Washington, DC. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
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Taken from KIRO Nights with host Jack Stine and edited for clarity.

I saw a headline when I woke up today that made me instantly say, “no, thank you.” I just instantly, out loud — I woke up this morning, I opened my phone, read the news, and I see a headline and just out loud I say: “No, thank you. I am not interested in this. I will not be participating.”

The title of this article from CNN instantly just got right under my skin. It says the definition of fully vaccinated is changing to three COVID-19 doses now. Not three specifically — you can mix and match, as we’ve talked about with Dr. Z many times. But I don’t like the fact that the definition is now changing now. You’re moving the goal post.

Just to get this out of the way: I’m very pro vax. I like vaccines. I think vaccines are great. I went out and I got the J&J vaccine. I would encourage other people to do the same thing after consulting with their physician and making the best medical choice for themselves — blah, blah, blah.

I am rabidly anti vaccine mandates. I’ve said it so many times on this radio program, I now feel like a broken record. Before you start furiously texting me in the text line saying, “Jack Stine, what if this was smallpox?” “Jack Stine, what if this was a measles or mumps outbreak?” “Jack Stine, wouldn’t you be in favor of a vaccine mandate if this was some kind of hemorrhagic fever and bus drivers were driving around bleeding from the eyes like they’ve got Ebola? Wouldn’t you be in favor then?”

I am so sick and tired of that argument because we don’t live in that reality. You might as well be asking me, “Jack Stine, what if aliens landed? Do you think we would bring them cheese pizza or do you think that we would bring them goulash?”

It is a nonsense argument that I do not care to entertain. I’m only going to deal with the pieces of the equation that we have right now.

We have a virus that has something like a 99% survival rate. You got the COVID-19 vaccine, even better.

I do not care if the effectiveness rate goes from 98% to 92%. Oh no, what are we going to do? I don’t care. It makes no difference to me. I went out and I got vaccinated and I am fine with my level of vaccination. I am content with my level of vaccination because it’s my choice.

I think that we’ve lost this idea of boundaries in so many ways. When it comes to COVID-19, there’s been so much hysteria around it. I think we’ve lost understanding what basic freedom and liberty is in the United States. We live in a free country, a so-called free country, and people have the right to make medical decisions on their own.

They don’t need some radio host, they don’t need a Dr. Fauci, they don’t need Dr. Z to tell them what kind of choices to make. They make it on their own, with their own doctor.

I find it irritating that there are so many other news outlets out there that are willing to publish garbage like this from CNN, which plants the idea in people’s brains that they have to go out and get a booster, especially being that we were told — you remember — we were promised that you go out and you get vaccinated and you have your golden ticket and you get to go to the chocolate factory. That’s what I was told.

Now all of a sudden we’re moving the goalpost.

Hear the rest of what Jack Stine had to stay about this in the first hour of KIRO Nights from Wednesday:

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Stine says ‘no, thank you’ to changing definition of fully vaccinated