Masks and Vaccines Matter
We’ve seen what happens when people get worked into a systemic frenzy based on emotion and illogic. Are we going to allow it again, or are we going to speak out and push back?
Instead of worrying what kind of mask, just wear a mask. Wear a surgical mask, a cloth mask…We need to wear masks.
-President Joe Biden
I respect people’s freedom, but when you’re talking about a public health crisis…the time has come, enough is enough. We’ve just got to get people vaccinated.
-Dr. Anthony Fauci
Recording Artist Victory Boyd Refuses Vaccine for Religious Reasons, NFL Cancels her National Anthem Opening Day Performance.
-Daily Wire Headline
Anyone who still thinks that the pandemic response is about public health, is either uninformed, or deceived. In my state of Utah we can still participate in daily life without being vaccinated or wearing a mask, but not in New York City, where you must show proof of vaccination in order to dine indoors, go to a gym, or attend a show.
Australia has once again become a penal colony, only instead of criminals being banished there by England, regular citizens are locked down in their homes. They are arrested and fined up to $3,700 if they violate stay-at-home orders, or if they lie to contact-tracing officials. Thousands of Australians have been gathering to protest the harsh pandemic measures that have been in place for months. All this, despite a moving seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths that hasn’t exceeded 7 people for the entire country, population 25 million, since September 2020.
But, back to the U.S.A. The reasons given for masking our population and requiring vaccination have worn so thin that they’re see through. How many times have you heard “Follow the science?” Or, “Studies show that masks work.” Or, “The only way to end this pandemic is for everyone to get vaccinated.”
I hear many people making these statements, but I’ve yet to have even one of them actually show me a valid scientific study. Bring it on. I’d be interested to see what they’re referring to, because I’ve looked at the data and the studies, and there isn’t one long-term study showing that mandating the general population to wear face masks while going about daily life, is an effective way to prevent disease spread. Not one.
As to studies about COVID-19 vaccine efficacy. There can’t be long-term studies for the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines; the vaccines were only developed in 2020 and have only been administered widely starting in January of this year. As stated by Dr. Martin Makary, of Johns Hopkins Medicine, “While the long-term durability of natural immunity is unknown, it’s also unknown for vaccinated immunity. We can postulate with strong rationale, but to be true to the science, we have zero data beyond 18 months for either.”
The latest data from Israel, a country with almost the highest Covid vaccination rate in the world at around 80%, is showing that their current COVID-19 surge is spreading through the vaccinated. This study, the largest real-world observational study comparing natural immunity and vaccine-induced immunity, found that those who have recovered from Covid infection have much greater immunity to COVID-19 than those who received the Pfizer vaccine. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.08.24.21262415v1
Israel has been segregating the vaccinated and unvaccinated in society for months with their Green Pass - a vaccine passport that requires immunization in order to enter public venues such as restaurants, bars, gyms, shops, theaters, and concert performances. What now? Will they stop discriminating against the unvaccinated? No. Their plan is to keep the Green Pass, and you can’t get one, or renew one, unless you’ve had the Pfizer booster shot.
Robert Malone, a pioneer in mRNA technology, is against the booster shots. In a September 2021 interview on American Thought Leaders he stated that he had COVID-19, and the two-shot Moderna vaccine. He believes that the Covid vaccines have saved lives, but that they’re being overused; they should be given to the elderly and those with health issues that make them vulnerable to Covid, but he doesn’t recommend them for young people. Malone also stated, “Vaccine responses are not linear. More is not better. There are many cases where if you dose more or dose more frequently, or move beyond a prime and a boost, you can actually quench immune response…you can move into, it’s called high zone tolerance…a situation in which your immune responses drop.”
A return to normal medical practices and common sense would have ended the pandemic panic long ago. Unfortunately, there are many who wish it to continue.
The world has been rash. Attempting to insert a new and largely untested vaccine into everyone, for a disease that has a 99.98% recovery rate in those who are infected.
The world has closed its eyes. Choosing to treat all as though they have equal Covid risk, masking and locking down everyone while failing to protect the elderly and immunocompromised.
The world has been selfish. Restricting the educational and social opportunities for young people, and destroying their chance at normal lives, when they are not at risk due to Covid.
The world has violated human rights. Depriving people of freedom of choice, movement, and association.
The world has become totalitarian. Denying medical choice and insisting that every person be vaccinated, depriving those who refuse vaccination equal access to normal life.
The world has been unkind. Hurting relationships and associations, sometimes permanently, with divisive, manipulative campaigns and attitudes toward masking and vaccination.
The world has gone medieval. Treating pieces of cloth and fabric like talismans that will protect people from harm, and shunning the data and the people who question the illogic.
The world has gone non-scientific. Attempting to ostracize, shame, and shut-down educated and qualified counter-voices questioning the official narrative.
The world has forgotten medicine. Sending ill COVID-19 patients home with no medicine or treatment protocol, other than to come back if their lips turn blue, is medical ignorance and incompetence.
The world has lost its compassion. Wishing illness and death on the supposedly unclean –the unmasked and unvaccinated – and even talking about refusing to provide them medical care.
The world has lost perspective. Furiously focused on the number of Covid cases, and completely ignoring the mental illness, despair, and poverty resulting from the harsh and completely ineffective interventions.
The world has gone mad.
Some of us miss the enlightened world we lived in where freedom of speech, movement, association, and religion were protected. Others pretend that the world has not changed and try to comply with whatever they have to, hoping their compliance will bring back life before Covid – at least for them.
Recording artist Victory Boyd was just canceled by the NFL as the person to sing the National Anthem at the season opening game on September 9, due to her refusal of the vaccine on religious grounds. Boyd said, “It feels like we’re going backwards to a familiar place that I thought we had overcome as a country…To be disqualified because of a discriminatory policy that had nothing to do with my talent made me feel alarmed because of what it implies for not only myself but millions of others.”
Yes. If you value the world we had before Covid, it’s time to speak out against what is wrong. To just go along with it, hoping things will get better, is to let the bullies rule the world. Anyone who has dealt with a bully knows that they become emboldened by cowering and compliance.
We have seen institutional discrimination before in the evils of slavery, and the wickedness and inhumanity of the Jim Crow laws. We have seen an attempt to eliminate an entire race in the heinous attack on the Jews by Nazi Germany. The Salem witch trials. McCarthyism. We’ve seen what happens when people get worked into a systemic frenzy based on emotion and illogic. Are we going to allow it again, or are we going to speak out and push back?
I’m pushing back. Join me!