Choosing to be part of the solution

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At the beginning of the pandemic people looked out for each other.

As we progressed through the “nightmare” and people spent more time on the internet checking on “miracle” cures and what can only be described as conspiracy theories, most of which originated in the USA, people became suspicious, depressed, and even started to turn on one another.

It seemed a new pandemic was overtaking the original one – mental illness.

I’ve seen communities fractured, friends turning against one another and even families torn apart because of varying viewpoints and fear.

It seems that rational thought has gone out the window.

I have been told that because I’m double vaccinated my DNA has been altered to the point that I will no longer be human, that I now carry a chip so that I can be tracked.

I did point out that we all carry phones so we can all be tracked so a chip seemed like a waste of time and money.

They must have advanced the “chip” industry because the needle is so fine you can’t even feel it so the chip must very tiny indeed!

Now coincidently, since the injection mandate, we vaccinated people are shedding the spike in the vaccine and causing untold damage to females and sterilising any male or female that come into contact with us further alienating people from one another.

Yes, people really believe this stuff.

To be clear, I do not agree with the mandate and I don’t really care if people to get vaccinated or not.

What I do believe in, however, is that we need each other during these trying times more than ever and getting on the internet and following the invisible Pied Piper down the dark holes of misinformation and hate is not the way we will find our way out of this mess.

Both my husband and I have been vaccinated, along with a lot of people we know and have met over this time.

I always ask if they had any bad reactions and most said they had mild discomfit for perhaps 24 hours, mostly pretty tired for a day, some had no reaction at all and they were all happy they had the “jab”.

And we’re all fine!

We’ve all done it because we care about our loved ones and society in general.

We all want to see everyone back to living their lives to the fullest as soon as possible – to see our economy healthy again and to see people working again without the stress of wondering if they can afford to pay rent/mortgage or even eat.

We want to see kids back at schools interacting with their friends and learning and to be able to travel to see our loved ones in other states.

I recently learned of a lady I know in Sydney whose son is in Victoria and contracted COVID-19.

She was frantic because she couldn’t go to him. This must stop!

As far as I can see the people that are still protesting about lockdowns and mandatory vaccinations are behaving like spoilt children who have had it so good for so long and now that they are denied a few freedoms (which will all be given back in a couple of weeks) they can only think of themselves.

There are countries that are crying out for more supplies of the vaccine and the protesters, selfishly, only want to follow the invisible Pied Piper into the dark holes of the internet and chant the slogan “My Body My Choice”.

Well, I can use that slogan too “My Body My Choice” and I choose to part of the solution not part of problem.

Email, Oct 31
Lynette Bradley, Killarney Vale

1 Comment on "Choosing to be part of the solution"

  1. Hi Lynette.

    I understand what you are saying with regards to the wild “conspiracy theories” that are out and about on the internet (chips inserted, DNA modified etc) but I feel it is disingenuous not to include valid concerns that individuals who do not wish to take these vaccines have.

    Did no one you talked to who is refusing to take the vaccine come up with any potentially valid concerns? I think they likely did. This is the problem I had when I went to the federal government health website to read up on what some of the concerns of the un-vaccinated were. I was hoping they would address the more serious concerns, but instead it was similar to what you posted above. “Is animal DNA in the vaccine”. “Are there microchips in the vaccine” etc. No help at all to a serious person wanting information to refute the serious issues raised about these vaccines.

    You state “To be clear, I do not agree with the mandate and I don’t really care if people to get vaccinated or not”, but then go on to describe people not willing to take the vaccine (protesters) as “selfish”. You also refer to people who are not yet vaccinated in the following manner “As far as I can see the people that are still protesting about lockdowns and mandatory vaccinations are behaving like spoilt children” You also dismiss them all as wanting to “follow the invisible Pied Piper into the dark holes of the internet”. In these statements you are again brandishing them all as crazy idiots who have been brainwashed.

    I feel that tone and sentiment does nothing to advance the supposed intent of what you have written above, namely “What I do believe in, however, is that we need each other during these trying times more than ever”. What you need to understand is that it isn’t people who are refusing the vaccine who are sewing division, or ostracizing others from the community.

    I don’t see why basic freedoms and the ability to survive in the society you helped build and maintain need to be described as “had it so good for so long”.

    Empathy is needed here. Not everyone refusing the vaccine is a rabid conspiracy theorist. Not everyone refusing the vaccine is doing so so as to put you at risk. Not everyone refusing the vaccine selfishly attended protests during comparatively high infection levels. Yet everyone who refuses the vaccine is now ostracized, and faces a future that is uncertain and likely not of the same quality as before this all started. If you can accept there are people out there like I’ve stated above, it would behoove you to practice empathy, and attempt to put yourself in their shoes. It’s true they are being selfish, but matters such as survival and trying to keep yourself free of long term health issues are areas of life where it is essential to be selfish. Self preservation should not be seen as an unreasonable level of selfishness.

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