Jesus fuck that was excruciating.
The government shouldn't be able to mandate vaccinations but the private sector should? Do you understand that you are advocating GIVING STARBUCKS ACCESS TO PEOPLE'S MEDICAL RECORDS, YOU IDIOT? And that's without getting into the rather obvious point that the "no shoes, no shirt, no service" sign on the door is A GOVERNMENT MANDATE, FOR PROTECTING PUBLIC HEALTH. No, please, let's nobody follow up on this point. Lady in the downstage left chair who is the only person who seems to know what the fuck she's talking about? You don't get to talk.
Oh, hey guy upstage left. You wouldn't call yourself an anti-vaxxer but you don't like the idea of putting a disease into your body to develop an immunity to it? THAT'S WHAT A FUCKING VACCINE IS. IF YOU ARE OPPOSED TO PUTTING A DISEASE INTO YOUR BODY TO BUILD UP AN IMMUNITY, YOU ARE, BY DEFINITION, ANTI-VACCINATION. No, please, nobody point this out. Let's get on to the next thing.
Of course, some of the blame goes to selecting Twitter as the medium for the questions, with all the vagary and lack of elaboration that entials. Somebody asks a question about whether "ppl" who don't vaccinate their children should face some sort of punishment, and people on the panel asked questions like "What are you going to do, fine them? Break their legs?" Well, I don't know, maybe charge them with child endangerment or neglect. Nobody thinks of that? Not even Larry or the Paul McGann-looking executive producer of the show? I can see how that thought might not occur to them; they haven't covered that subject on their show since TWENTY-THREE-AND-A-HALF HOURS AGO.
Fuck me running.
If you'll excuse me, I'm off to get my first round of allergy shots.