How many of you OTR cross border guys will actually quit because of the mandates?

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  1. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    And yet no one has been able to provide actual data to prove this.....
     
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  3. Elroythekid

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    Friend got it. Early 40's healthy sport nut, hockey twice a week, baseball all summer etc etc, zero comorbidities. Thought it would be no sweat when he got it, weeks in ICU on a ventilator, had an oxygen bag with him for weeks after that, his lungs are scarred FOREVER, he will never play hockey again, and probably wont live as long as he would have.
    One of our drivers got it, weeks in ICU on a ventilator, oxygen for a few more, finally back to work, he wont be the same either.
    He gave it to one of the local drivers, he barely got a sniffle, but he took it home to his mother in law, she died. He has to live with it.
    I dont want it. I got the jab, and I'll take any booster they offer.
     
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  7. Elroythekid

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    It's easy to find, but I'll bet even that wont be enough for you. Enjoy your day.
     
  8. MSQUARED

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    Sad part is there is so much mixed data on both sides of the fence that any one can cherry pick something/statistic to fit there agenda. It's really at the point now of who do you beleive. And I think all of the blame falls on the governments. The way they approached this whole situation was wrong from the get go. The hard stance they took has Completely turned alot of people away and rightfully so. The more it goes on it seems the less people are concerned about the vaccine amd more concerned about there freedom of choice. Think it's alot more a problem with authority and being told what to do then the actual vaccine and think even myself is guilty of that
     
  9. Wasted Thyme

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    Do people understand that all of our current vaccines are not mandatory? Yes. You have to get them if you want to go to PUBLIC school. But you can home school, get a job, go to a restaurant...etc. All without a vaccine. So trying to use the well established vaccines as an example. Doesn't hold water.

    Second argument. Trying to save lives. Anyone seen the commercials for the HIV pills/shots? They will keep an infected person from transmitting HIV to another person. Do you see the government mandating its use by all HIV positive people? But we all know that HIV kills 100% of its victims. So saving lives. Doesn't hold water.

    I've said it before. I got vaccinated. I'm living with my mom and she is compromised and has health issues that would kill her. I chose to take the "coin flip" chance. To lower the risk to her. But it was my CHOICE.

    If I was still in the truck and not getting chemo treatment. I'd not have gotten it. No reason to get it. I'm alone. Don't interact with large groups and if I did catch it. I could have self isolated.

    The government, prior to the mandate, was doing the right thing and encouraging people to get it. Many people would have probably gotten it that are refusing to now.

    Why? Because when the government starts to take away your personal freedom and rights. Such as the executive branch is trying. You have to use the judicial branch to get them back in line.

    So debating whether the vaccine works or helps you is really a mute point. It's a matter of protecting yourself from an overreaching government.

    I support anyone who got the vaccines for their health. I'm sickened by anyone that got it due to the mandate.
     
  10. tinytim

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    Was talking with a driver last week. Said he isn't going to get the vaccine and asked if I wanted to know why. The why was that he isn't going to get it because they're telling him to.

    So I asked him what his reason was six months ago when nobody was telling him to. He got an odd look on his face, lol.

    I disagree with the mandates but anyone who's using the 'you can't tell me what to do' excuse is fos imo.

    Just say you don't think it works, or you're scared of needles or whatever the real reason is. ;)
     
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  11. Wasted Thyme

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    I think you don't understand. A lot of people didn't get it earlier because they were waiting to see all of the side effects. Or were in a situation that didn't really warrant it. Like solo truck driver. Heck choosing between picking up a load and getting a "flu shot" is a valid reason. Because for most, not all, healthy people. It's just a rougher flu.

    So all of the people that were on the fence before the mandate. Became no forced vaccine after the mandate.
     
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