An open forum for ideas, comments and discussion, inspired by requests from Lokesh: “What’s it all about? What’s the story with vaccines etc? There were a couple of articles but they are too old for a subject that has changed too quickly. Any comments?” And by Frank: “There has never been such a burning question of the day for sure.” Frank kicks it off:
|A quick tuppeny worth: As someone who has,as an adult, only ever had vaccines that were compulsory for travel, like for travelling East in the old days, and avoided all medicine as much as humanly possible, I was predisposed to have some sympathy with vaccine hesitancy. However, that has gone completely out of the window with the stuff that the (many) people that I know who have not had the vaccine have been coming out with: “Changes your DNA”. “The NHS are like the Nazis trying to do genocide”. “Nurses should be tried for crimes against humanity” “People who are vaccinated shed the vaccine which causes illness and infertility in unvaccinated people who mix with them”. “Microchips in the vaxx” etc.
This sort of stuff is surprisingly commonplace. These were all put forward by speakers at recent anti-vaxx rallies in the UK and cheered.This is the same type of blatantly mendacious online-fuelled propaganda as Q Anon, and very often the same people. I feel sad that people I actually called friends have been mugged by this shit. I`ve had the two doses of vaccine. So far so good. For me the worst case scenario is that they don`t work as well as hoped. I haven`t noticed any bits of me falling off, apart from my Buddhist compassion for idiots, lol.