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Default Washington state Sen. Doug Ericksen dies at 52 after Covid-19 battle

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The state Senate Republican Caucus confirmed his passing Saturday.

Ericksen, a Ferndale Republican, reached out to Republican colleagues last month saying he had taken a trip to El Salvador and tested positive for COVID-19 shortly after he arrived. Reasons for his visit were unclear.



In a message to state House and Senate members, Ericksen asked for advice on how to receive monoclonal antibodies, which were not available in the Latin American nation.

He soon arranged a medevac flight from El Salvador, former state Rep. Luanne Van Werven said. Van Werven said the next week that the senator was recovering at a Florida hospital. No further information about his location or condition had been released.

Ericksen represented the 42nd District in Whatcom County and had been in the Legislature since 1998, the Seattle Times reported. He served six terms in the state House before being elected to the Senate in 2010.

Ericksen was a former leader of Donald Trump’s campaign in Washington. He also was an outspoken critic of Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 emergency orders, and had introduced legislation aimed at protecting the rights of people who do not wish to get vaccinated.
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It was unclear if Ericksen had been inoculated against the coronavirus. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says people should be fully vaccinated before visiting El Salvador, where current levels of COVID-19 are “high.”
Please get vaccinated and get all your boosters.

Against covid-19, against tetanus, against the seasonal flu, and whatever other recommended vaccines you took w/o pause before politics got in your way.


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When they come out with an actual vaccine against covid that is proven both safe and effective I will gladly take it. Not interested in a placebo that may very well kill me.
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When they come out with an actual vaccine against covid that is proven both safe and effective I will gladly take it. Not interested in a placebo that may very well kill me.

You’re an idiot. There’s a mountain of data showing that the vaccines save lives.






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You’re an idiot. There’s a mountain of data showing that the vaccines save lives.
And yet somehow, I survived Covid without the jab. Go figure.
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And yet somehow, I survived Covid without the jab. Go figure.
No one has claimed that it kills most of the people it infects. Most people do survive the infection, but for those who are unvaccinated, they are 13 times more likely to die from it than those who are vaccinated. Calling the vaccines placebos is an incredibly ignorant thing to say.
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No one has claimed that it kills most of the people it infects. Most people do survive the infection, but for those who are unvaccinated, they are 13 times more likely to die from it than those who are vaccinated. Calling the vaccines placebos is an incredibly ignorant thing to say.
Look, I agree that the Jab makes sense for SOME people, namely the elderly and those with other contributing factors. I will completely agree with that. I advised my own mother to get it, but she wants no part of it.

The problem I have is with the wide brush approach to the Jab. Biden, Fauci and others are stating that EVERYONE, regardless of condition, should get the jab. I completely disagree with this.

Young, health people should weigh their options. If they feel it is worth the risk to get the jab, by all means do it.

But having the President of the United States attempt to force it on people is wrong and narrow minded.
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How is it unclear if he was vaccinated or not?

It was unclear if Ericksen had been inoculated against the coronavirus. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says people should be fully vaccinated before visiting El Salvador, where current levels of COVID-19 are “high.”

Obviously the left does not want people to know how many people die from Covid that HAVE been vaccinated.
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And yet somehow, I survived Covid without the jab.
More than 99% do survive it. Since the jab doesn't prevent one from getting Covid, the jab is useless, and those who say it is effective are lying.
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More than 99% do survive it. Since the jab doesn't prevent one from getting Covid, the jab is useless, and those who say it is effective are lying.
Constant's line of thinking is that it will prevent deaths...Someone who is vaccinated will suffer less and be less likely to die...he constantly (pun intended) tells us that the vaccinated are something like 13 times less likely to die...

But what he OMITS is that this is ONLY for people with pre-conditions and the elderly....

The number of HEALTHY unvaccinated people under the age of 60 who get covid and die in this country?...You probably could fit those people in an auditorium...

I would suggest anyone over the age of 55 to get the jab...especially if they're not in the best of conditions...

...but in NO WAY would I demand it or belittle those who think otherwise...I don't live in an ivory tower or think I'm just SOOOO much smarter than the unwashed masses...
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Constant's line of thinking is that it will prevent deaths...Someone who is vaccinated will suffer less and be less likely to die...he constantly (pun intended) tells us that the vaccinated are something like 13 times less likely to die...

But what he OMITS is that this is ONLY for people with pre-conditions and the elderly....

The number of HEALTHY unvaccinated people under the age of 60 who get covid and die in this country?...You probably could fit those people in an auditorium...

I would suggest anyone over the age of 55 to get the jab...especially if they're not in the best of conditions...

...but in NO WAY would I demand it or belittle those who think otherwise...I don't live in an ivory tower or think I'm just SOOOO much smarter than the unwashed masses...
I'm glad now that I got Covid. From what I know I am much safer than people with multiple shots and boosters.

But I will still be labeled an anti vax loser that is killing the country because I don't think people should be forced to get multiple injections.

Has anyone heard if they are going to start doing antibody tests so people that have had Covid can opt out of the vaccine and not be punished?
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