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DarthMeow504 t1_iyl6rby wrote

I'm really looking forward to seeing those bigot fundy "AIDS is gawd's holy punishment!" types lose their minds when HIV is announced as eradicated.


Ignifazius t1_iylb9uw wrote

Easy: the vaccine is the devil's work and you are forbidden from taking it, otherwise you get to hell.

Oh, and don't forget the antivaxx folks - it will probably never be eradicated...


right_there t1_iylph5s wrote

Judging by the monkeypox vaccine uptake in the LGBT community, I don't think we'll have any problem getting the most vulnerable groups to take the HIV vaccine. At least, not in the West.


Safe_Indication_6829 t1_iylthu3 wrote

>Oh, and don't forget the antivaxx folks - it will probably never be eradicated...

if they keep it up they're the ones who will do it to themselves


dedicated-pedestrian t1_iyn4a9f wrote

They'll just take antiretrovirals if they do get it. They did the same with monoclonal antibodies for COVID. Once they're actually in danger they accept all the miracles modern medicine has to offer.


NorthNorthAmerican t1_iynvyb3 wrote

Fascinating how they stop their "whatattabouts", and "doing my own research" and questioning science/medicine when their asses are on the line.

"Didya do any research into the drugs we're giving you to survive now?"

"No? Okay. This is spelled: d-e-x-a-m-e-t-h-a-s-o-n-e..."


DarthMeow504 t1_iynzomc wrote

>the vaccine is the devil's work

You triggered my trap card!

How could Satan, let alone mere humans, have ever thwarted the Almighty's divine punishment? Surely if God made it to carry out his will, it could never be undone. And yet, it was. How is that even possible?

Of course you can expect them to attempt any number of mental gymnastics and probably settle on the "mysterious ways" cop-out, but there's clearly no good answer to be had. And though they may never admit it, even to themselves, deep down they'll know it. And that knowledge will torment them, as they most certainly deserve.