Some people are choosing not to take the Covid-19 vaccine. Younger people without comorbidities are at limited risk, so perhaps that’s rational though selfish since the mRNA vaccines have been shown not just to protect the vaccinated person but also to prevent spreading. They risk killing grandma. The decision by older people not to take it seems odd, doubly so when focused on undocumented ‘long-term risks’.
However there are also people who are so against vaccines – not just for themselves that for others. We’ve seen bars ban vaccinated patrons, and even a school ban vaccinated teachers. There’s also an Airbnb listing that refuses to rent to vaccinated guests, out of some sort of crazy fear that they will spread the vaccine.
UPDATE: I asked the host how one proves they've been vaccinated. Their response: pic.twitter.com/SnSpK10j9y
— Charlie Warzel (@cwarzel) May 24, 2021
WE ARE RESTRICTING THE CABIN TO NON-COVID VACCINATED GUESTS ONLY.
For the health and safety not only other guests but also ourselves, all covid vaccinated guests are asked to find another vacation rental that allows vaccinated guests.
It has now been scientifically proven and is clearly stated on the vaccine manufacturers web sites, that the MRNA protein in the ingredients SHED through the vaccinated persons skin, breath etc, and will be passed along to non-vaccinated people.
The cabin is completely sanitized between each guest and is this a safe place to rest, relax, enjoy nature and the surrounding activities that are abundant.
Airbnb appears to have redirected the listing. It continues to show up in searches but clicking on it sends the user back to the search page.
Credit: Live and Let’s Fly
First of all, the claim is limited to mRNA vaccines, so would they accept a guest who was vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson, or someone from outside the U.S. who got AstraZeneca? Ironically there actually would be more meaningful (harmless) shedding from an attenuated virus but it doesn’t seem like scientific nuance is strong with this listing.
Second, let’s review how mRNA vaccines actually work. The thing to start with is the basic understanding that DNA creates RNA and RNA creates protein. (So as to a separate conspiracy theory, no the mRNA vaccines do not ‘alter your DNA’.)
- The mRNA vaccines, from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, send your body an instruction (a message, or ‘messenger RNA’) to create the spike protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
- You are not receiving a virus, you are literally just making one protein of the virus.
- Your body learns to recognize and defeat the protein that attaches to your cells, so that it can defeat that attachment mechanism.
There’s really nothing of consequence to shed, you aren’t going to be exposeed to the spike protein from a vaccinated person’s respiratory aerosols nor is there virus being shed (since the mRNA vaccines do not contain virus). While there are fake documents circulating, the real one on Pfizer’s website doesn’t talk about potential for viral shedding as the conspiracists claim.
The anti-vax minority may feel like they’re (reverse) virtue-signaling by publicly discriminating against the vaccinated, but these instances are relatively few and far between – and unenforceable. As the owner of this Airbnb listing acknowledges, they’re on the honor system. They’re making it clear that they don’t want vaccinated guests, so what vaccinated person (or reasonable person) would want to give them money? However as easily faked as CDC vaccine cards are, there’s not even a CDC non-vaccinated card you can show.
(HT: Live and Let’s Fly)