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    Conservative talk radio show host Phil Valentine has been hospitalized with COVID and is "fighting for his life," according to his family. After expressing concerns about COVID vaccines, he now plans to "vigorously advocate" for them, they said.

    On Thursday, Phil Valentine's brother Mark Valentine released a statement on behalf of the family reading: "Phil contracted the Covid virus a little over a week ago & has since been hospitalized & is in very serious condition, suffering from Covid Pneumonia and the attendant side effects."

    According to the statement, the Nashville, Tennessee, SuperTalk 99.7 WTN host was breathing with assistance in a critical care unit, but was not on a ventilator.

    Phil Valentine, who hosts an eponymous show on SuperTalk 99.7 WTN, planned to "more vigorously advocate" for COVID vaccines when he recovered, the statement said.

    "Phil would like for his listeners to know that while he has never been an 'anti-vaxer' he regrets not being more vehemently 'Pro-Vaccine,'" the statement read. It went on: "Please continue to pray for his recovery and PLEASE GO GET VACCINATED!"
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    Thank God for the Darwin Effect. Right?
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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A conservative talk radio host from Tennessee who had been a vaccine skeptic until he was hospitalized from COVID-19 now says his listeners should get vaccinated.

    Phil Valentine's brother, Mark Valentine, spoke at length on WWTN-FM in Nashville on Thursday about his brother's condition, saying he is in a critical care unit on supplemental oxygen, but not on a ventilator. Phil Valentine has had an afternoon talk radio show on the station for years.

    “First of all, he's regretful that he wasn't a more vocal advocate of the vaccination,” Mark Valentine said of his brother. “For those listening, I know if he were able to tell you this, he would tell you, ‘Go get vaccinated. Quit worrying about the politics. Quit worrying about all the conspiracy theories.’"

    Mark Valentine took exception to the idea that Phil Valentine was anti-vaccination, labeling him “pro-information” and “pro-choice” on the vaccine but adding, “he got this one wrong."

    After Phil Valentine tested positive for COVID-19 but prior to his hospitalization, he told his listeners to consider, “If I get this COVID thing, do I have a chance of dying from it?” If so, he advised them to get vaccinated. He said he made the decision not to get vaccinated because he thought he probably wouldn't die.

    Phil Valentine also said that he was “taking vitamin D like crazy” and had found a doctor who agreed to prescribe ivermectin, a drug used to treat parasites in animals. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns against taking ivermectin for COVID-19, advising that it is not an anti-viral drug and can be dangerous.

    Mark Valentine said he got vaccinated against COVID-19 after his brother became ill. Realizing that he has a family he is responsible for, he said not getting vaccinated “is just a selfish position to have, and, absent any concrete evidence to the contrary in terms of side effects and negative effects of the vaccine, I have a duty to do that.”

    Mark Valentine's comments came the same day Tennessee's Republican Gov. Bill Lee defended his administration’s firing of the state’s vaccination chief and rollback of outreach for childhood vaccines, both of which sparked national scrutiny over Tennessee’s inoculation efforts against COVID-19.

    Former state vaccine chief Michelle Fiscus has repeatedly said she was terminated to appease some GOP lawmakers who were outraged over state outreach for COVID-19 vaccinations to minors. Some lawmakers even threatened to dissolve the Health Department over the marketing.

    Tennessee continues to have some of the lowest vaccination rates in the country even as cases are rising. As of Thursday, 12,666 people in Tennessee had died from COVID-19.
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    He may die but at least he was not forced to get the vaccine that would have served his life. His family friends and workers may get it too. But they will understand.

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    I hope this Deadbeat isn't in the Hospital using Public Funds. That would be Communism.

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    Well, at least no one treaded on his sacred right to be a fucking moron and a selfish asshole.

    Bye!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Capitalist View Post
    Conservative talk radio show host Phil Valentine has been hospitalized with COVID and is "fighting for his life," according to his family. After expressing concerns about COVID vaccines, he now plans to "vigorously advocate" for them, they said.

    On Thursday, Phil Valentine's brother Mark Valentine released a statement on behalf of the family reading: "Phil contracted the Covid virus a little over a week ago & has since been hospitalized & is in very serious condition, suffering from Covid Pneumonia and the attendant side effects."

    According to the statement, the Nashville, Tennessee, SuperTalk 99.7 WTN host was breathing with assistance in a critical care unit, but was not on a ventilator.

    Phil Valentine, who hosts an eponymous show on SuperTalk 99.7 WTN, planned to "more vigorously advocate" for COVID vaccines when he recovered, the statement said.

    "Phil would like for his listeners to know that while he has never been an 'anti-vaxer' he regrets not being more vehemently 'Pro-Vaccine,'" the statement read. It went on: "Please continue to pray for his recovery and PLEASE GO GET VACCINATED!"

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
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    I think all health insurance companies should drop coverage for anyone who doesn't get vaccinated.
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    Because no healthy tree
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    -Jessica Foster, June 2020

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    You know, that's not a bad idea. It would be kinda like if a person was a heavy smoker.

    Life Insurance companies should hike the premiums for anybody who fails to get the vaccine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Capitalist View Post
    You know, that's not a bad idea. It would be kinda like if a person was a heavy smoker.
    And the definition of heavy smoker is ... as compared to a 'light smoker' or a 'medium smoker'. It's kinda like being half pregnant ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LV426 View Post
    I think all health insurance companies should drop coverage for anyone who doesn't get vaccinated.
    That's actually not a bad idea. Or charge them higher rates, at least, like some do for current smokers.
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    And we care about this schlimazel why?
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    Religion....is the opiate of the people. Karl Marx, 1848

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Capitalist View Post
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A conservative talk radio host from Tennessee who had been a vaccine skeptic until he was hospitalized from COVID-19 now says his listeners should get vaccinated.

    Phil Valentine's brother, Mark Valentine, spoke at length on WWTN-FM in Nashville on Thursday about his brother's condition, saying he is in a critical care unit on supplemental oxygen, but not on a ventilator. Phil Valentine has had an afternoon talk radio show on the station for years.

    “First of all, he's regretful that he wasn't a more vocal advocate of the vaccination,” Mark Valentine said of his brother. “For those listening, I know if he were able to tell you this, he would tell you, ‘Go get vaccinated. Quit worrying about the politics. Quit worrying about all the conspiracy theories.’"

    Mark Valentine took exception to the idea that Phil Valentine was anti-vaccination, labeling him “pro-information” and “pro-choice” on the vaccine but adding, “he got this one wrong."

    After Phil Valentine tested positive for COVID-19 but prior to his hospitalization, he told his listeners to consider, “If I get this COVID thing, do I have a chance of dying from it?” If so, he advised them to get vaccinated. He said he made the decision not to get vaccinated because he thought he probably wouldn't die.

    Phil Valentine also said that he was “taking vitamin D like crazy” and had found a doctor who agreed to prescribe ivermectin, a drug used to treat parasites in animals. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns against taking ivermectin for COVID-19, advising that it is not an anti-viral drug and can be dangerous.

    Mark Valentine said he got vaccinated against COVID-19 after his brother became ill. Realizing that he has a family he is responsible for, he said not getting vaccinated “is just a selfish position to have, and, absent any concrete evidence to the contrary in terms of side effects and negative effects of the vaccine, I have a duty to do that.”

    Mark Valentine's comments came the same day Tennessee's Republican Gov. Bill Lee defended his administration’s firing of the state’s vaccination chief and rollback of outreach for childhood vaccines, both of which sparked national scrutiny over Tennessee’s inoculation efforts against COVID-19.

    Former state vaccine chief Michelle Fiscus has repeatedly said she was terminated to appease some GOP lawmakers who were outraged over state outreach for COVID-19 vaccinations to minors. Some lawmakers even threatened to dissolve the Health Department over the marketing.

    Tennessee continues to have some of the lowest vaccination rates in the country even as cases are rising. As of Thursday, 12,666 people in Tennessee had died from COVID-19.
    He was taking vitamin D and still became ill? How can this be? There’s a poster that says it’s a preventative measure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatOwlWoman View Post
    That's actually not a bad idea. Or charge them higher rates, at least, like some do for current smokers.
    That will probably happen once it’s approved beyond emergency use.

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