[T3] 2022 Type 3 Invasion

Max Welton max.welton.2k at gmail.com
Wed May 18 06:44:36 PDT 2022

Vaccinated and boosted.


On Wed, May 18, 2022 at 6:49 AM Jim Adney <jadney at vwtype3.org> wrote:

> I'm having a hard time trying to decide about attending this Invasion.
> Melissa
> has decided not to go, just because of potential problems with blood clots
> in
> her legs as a result of all that driving and sitting. I have ethical
> problems with
> burning a lot of gas on a optional activity during a time (Russian
> invasion of
> Ukraine) when we should each be trying to cut back.
> And then there's COVID. We'd all like it to be done, but it's not. Known
> infections are spiking again, and deaths nationwide are back up on the
> order
> of 1000 per day. It's not the news we want to hear. With the broad
> political
> spectrum represented in this group, it seems likely that some attendees
> will
> be unvaccinated, which makes COVID spread at the Invasion possible.
> Sure, it's unlikely that any of us will die as a result of this, but every
> infection
> is an opportunity for another infection and a host where the next
> mutation/variant might develop.
> That said, I'd feel a LOT more positive about attending this year if I
> knew
> that everyone there was vaccinated.  For the record, Melissa and I are
> both
> vaccinated and double boosted.
> Yes, each of us gets to decide whether to vaccinate or not and to accept
> the
> ramifications of our decisions. Since, on average, each person who gets
> sick
> will pass this on to ~3 others, the vaccination decision also affects our
> responsibility for the people we might infect, and the people they might
> infect. The chain of transmission is long, and the opportunity to break it
> is
> valuable.
> So, I'm going to ask: If you're coming to the Invasion, are you vaccinated?
> --
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> Jim Adney, jadney at vwtype3.org
> Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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