i am just a private kitten and not a surgeon general, but i think that maybe given that george washington literally died because he demanded that his doctors bleed him of 80 oz of heart juice in a single day to treat his "inflammatory quinsy" that probably this is not a health authority you really want to cite.
just a thought.
George Washington wasn't President in 1777.
Citizens are not soldiers and citing mandates using standards of 1700's also classifies slaves as possessions not people. How many political & scientific standards of the 1700's should we embrace?
🤦♀️ cause smallpox vaccine is so similar to mRNA. Sure. Uha. Duh. Yeah. I need a wine bottle subscription with this daily nonsense.
I've been waiting for this argument Also the "we eradicated smallpox, we can crush covid too "
A couple key differences re:mandates: Smallpox mortality was 30%, therapeutics nonexistant, vax actually worked.
Re: eradication: smallpox is human only, with no animal reservoir to hide in. Also comparatively stable so nutations didn't crop up every 5 minutes Also, vax actually worked.
small pox killed about 30% or so of the population, and young ones too. I'm old enough I got my small pox vax. What's his point? All vaccines do different things. It's political hacks that seem to do the same things.
Washington was elected in 1789.
Nothing pisses me off more than when they use small pox as a comparison. That was an actual vaccine! It actually created immunity! Small pox actually killed and paralyzed young healthy people. There is nothing worthy thereof comparison.
Now, turn that around and compare the government dictatorship going on and removal of human rights (I live in Canada, and it is BAD) to Nazi Germany and you are lambasted for it. Yet, in reality, that is exactly what is going on here.
Regardless or when George Washington was President, he certainly was not a medical authority. Another important issue is that we cannot compare COVID-19 with smallpox. Completely different illnesses, completely different public health impact, completely different vaccines. People continue to use the smallpox history as a precedent to justify the absurdities they are doing with COVID-19. Cannot compare.
I’m surprised these wokies would dare cite our slave owning forefathers, outrageous
Washington had his soldiers infected with the actual smallpox virus, extracted from the skin of people suffering or dead from smallpox. It was a like a chickenpox party, with a twist: the soldiers were infected by slicing open their skin and rubbing infected tissue into their wounds. That's it, that was the "inoculation". Many soldiers died from it, but presumably less than would have died if they had all been infected by inhaling the virus since the fatality rate was lower for this infection vector.
But would they have *all* been infected by breathing in the virus, if not infected intentionally? Of course not. It's impossible to know if, overall, soldiers lives were saved by Washington's gambit, but saving lives wasn't the point. Far more important to Washington was controlling the time of infection. He was able to make his soldiers deathly ill in relatively safe conditions, and the survivors would go on to fight battles without fear of a sudden outbreak.
Washington's action was cold blooded in the extreme, and its consequences were borne by young men who might rather have been safe at home instead of forcibly infected with smallpox. There was nothing "public health" about it, it was an maneuver of war. It's absurd to see today's public health acolytes draping themselves in Washington's glory while demanding mass injections of an mRNA cocktail that has a more risk than reward for healthy people and doesn't bestow immunity on anyone. It's as strategic as shooting yourself in the foot.
Yahoo News is carrying this article, "Surgeon General Just Shut Down Anti-Vaxxer Excuses." The article claims. "President George Washington required soldiers to be inoculated against 'A SMALL BOX' (sic) in the 1800s."
Way to go, Yahoo - not only was George not President then, he wasn't even ALIVE! George died in 1799 - last time I looked, that was BEFORE the 1800's. And "a small box" is a bit different from Small Pox. But you don't have to be smart or educated to get in print when you write in support of these communists.
Heh— I love the leap to smallpox in conversations about Covid. It’s like comparing apples and ducks. To my knowledge, never in the time of smallpox were people out and out denied livelihood for not being vaccinated. (Oft quoted Jacobson vs Mass SCOTUS case ultimately was about a $5 fine. Decision was a horrible one nonetheless and set the stage for Buck vs Bell, legalizing sterilization of women)
Washington labored over this decision and it’s was not cut and dry. And it was a military decision strictly for strategy of battling the British. Not a general public decision. People weren’t losing jobs or a way of life as punishment.
Smallpox killed maybe 30% in cases. In 1770’s, “vaccination” was essentially an incision and infection. This method still had a fatality rate upwards of 10%! And soldiers were sick for a month after exposure to the inoculation. And those with previous exposure to smallpox were not subjected to the procedure and not mandated.
So yeah, apples and ducks.
Vax mandates have certainly made life worse for all of us: as I write I am in line for ferry in Edmond Washington. They are down 250 employees that they are firing for not getting vaxxed.
Ferry is running 50% of normal boats. I'll be waiting 2.5 hours to get on boat.
These vax mandates are an excellent way to destroy life as we know it.
I mean by this logic we also shouldn't have income tax, property tax, women shouldn't be allowed to vote...because those things were the norm per government in 1777 also so.....
In today's class at gatito bueno's kittengarten for gifted felines, we present a classical example of the Peter Principle...US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy.
The USSG’s tweet doesn’t check. It wasn’t until 1796 that it was discovered that a mild Cow pox would provide immunity for small pox per Wikipedia. So they’re just making stuff up?
Well, if George Washington did it then the argument is settled. I think Thomas Jefferson used to spout off something about watering a tree of liberty too. Just an observation.
So tired of so many Washington whizzes who don't know history, don't research the main issues, and then dig out some silly historical 'precedents' to hopefully give themselves a veneer of wisdom.
Am waiting for some vaccine 'evader' to be put on trial, and to see talking heads citing the Dred Scott decision.
Washington was elected in 1789 and the smallpox vaccine was introduced in 1796, but otherwise I'm sure this is completely factual
Also, Covid is NOT equivalent to small pox in any shape or form
It wasn't a biological. The hijacking of words and redefining them is a common tactic of Dems.
This surgeon general is obviously a D student. Key word: "innoculation". This vaccine does nothing of the sort.
Oh come on. Smallpox is a totally different disease. It occurs only in people hence lacking animal reservoirs we can eradicate it. Coronaviruses cannot be eliminated!
Previous vaccine requirements were for sterilizing vaccines. C19 are not and there is therefore no comparison to be made. There is no community benefit from C19 vaccination.
Fools like this have no respect for the proletariat. They think we are all imbeciles. The irony is that those who will walk on hot coals for them, will throw them under the bus and back it over them a couple times. Of course , I am referring to those who are not fully propagandized & are able to snap out of their zombie like state.
Let’s go Brandon!
Did he force it on soldiers who had survived smallpox infection?
LOL thank-you for the laugh!
And yes, Dr. Murthy, vaccines are one thing, GENE THERAPY WITH ADULTERATED MATERIALS IN THEM is a whole lotta something else. Until you know the difference Surgeon General and call these things what they really are, it is best to shut your mouth.
If we extrapolate this to its logically conclusion then everyone must be vaccinated with every vaccine going if enough of the mob say so. Madness.
Except Edward Jenner didn't develop the vaccine until 1796
Jeff Childers, an anti-lockdowns lawyer in Florida who does a daily Covid newsletter you can find here on Substack, made a good argument against the Washington-smallpox analogy in court last month. Link: https://www.coffeeandcovid.com/p/-coffee-and-covid-tuesday-september-c3b
when i was in i took all kinds of stuff bc we had vietnam a place filled with bat poop!
proly thinks slavery and distilling corn squeezing using slaves is a great idea.
geo washington's stands on small gumint, no standing army and against foreign entanglement are worth doing thses days.....
Not really vaccination in the current sense... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variolation
Did it work?
LOL! "80 oz of heart juice"
Julius Ruechel has an excellent paper on Washington's variolation of the army and what lessons it may have for today (https://juliusruechel.substack.com/p/washingtons-inoculation-gamble).
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I concur wholeheartedly but you must remember, you are judging Washington by the health care standard of today. That may have been a valid tx at that time.
Wow, so much to learn from history!
Not to mention the fact that Smallpox kills many more of it's victims, including, and especially, the young, oh, and... it's an actual vaccine.
Friend, Edward Jenner, in England, didn't go after smallpox inoculation until 1796! Everybody born here knows this. loooool
Neither cite nor trust.