I made myself a promise that when I write about “controversial topics,” I would present both sides to explain where each side is coming from. Where evidence is presented, it will be written about. I don’t have a monetary, special interest or political horse in the game of vaccines. I’m a member of an agreed upon (albeit not perfect) society where “We Overrides Me” is how our democracy has flourished and thrived.
What is good for me might not always be good for we, so either I take the appropriate steps to sway the “We,” or I shut the fuck up and let everyone keep piling pineapple and olives on pizza without criminal charges.
We are on the cusp of two very different forks in the road out of this pandemic. Exit #1 is vaccines. The data is clear. Don’t @ me with your nonsense. Numbers don’t lie. People do. That’s why science has a very cool way to keep THOUSANDS of reporting agencies on the up and up. It’s called peer-review and collaboration. We are talking about multi-disciplinary areas of expertise spanning the entire fucking world. These are people dedicated to their “lane” all coming together to share evidence, averaging it out and presenting what works and what doesn’t. When one takes the unpopular road, it’s either vehemently corroborated, or its rightfully shot down. Remember the whole “vaccines cause autism” bullshit, when Jenny McCarthy was trying to get her kid to like, shit it out or something and saying he’s cured? The one who co-penned a book titled, literally, Healing and Preventing Autism. That’s your source?
Exit #2 is a 4th wave of the Delta variant becoming dominant in Ontario. Typing those words out makes me roll my eyes at how repetitive it is. Such and such variant, wave number blah blah blah. Yes. It’s becoming old hat. It doesn’t make it any less deadly. And now? It’s not just taking out grandma. It’s coming for you, bubs.
A tragic demonstration of how the lies of the anti-vax Covid enablers on social media have real world consequences.https://t.co/Nc1JqIpw1C
— Otto English (@Otto_English) July 15, 2021
Trump supporter who downplayed the pandemic and shared anti-vax statements dies of COVID-19https://t.co/RhlBOaObgO
— Raw Story (@RawStory) July 21, 2021
I’m not wasting article space on the safety and efficacy of vaccines. I’m not even going to point out that the J&J and AZ shots are viral vector based (you know, the same science that has been protecting you in every vaccine you’ve ever received) and not even “ExPeRiMeNtAl” mRNA-based which have been in clinical trials for over a decade. You can’t really believe your own words anymore, can you? No. I’m not doing it. As you guys love to say, do your own research.
I’m with @LochlinCross on this one. My empathy has fizzled for those willfully and deliberately dragging this out for whatever self-serving reason they poorly present as the majority. I don’t have anything left in the well to try and see the other side. This is a matter of right and wrong now. I have people in my life who are in this camp of yours, and I fear I may not have it in me to feel shit if they kick it because of something science has rendered preventable. I hate that self-revelation. That’s not who I was 17 months ago. I predict the only feeling will be anger at them, and you for putting others at risk who may not be eligible or GENIUNELY able to take a vaccine. Has everyone just muted out the fact this thing is killing kids? Not just the liberal ones either. Even ones who live under actual communist regimes.
Most of the world is unvaccinated and susceptible to COVID, so I'm going to continue to make threads to humanize this pandemic. You can easily find the latest threads on #SoulsLostToCovid & #TheySurvivedCovid at https://t.co/wmjm4yrAgv. Thank you! https://t.co/f5qjyxoOOS pic.twitter.com/MLXJYCUoCl
— Cleavon MD 💉 (@Cleavon_MD) July 12, 2021
The one thing that is more repetitive than the echo-chamber you people live in is that 11th hour regret, and rally cry for the rest of the lemmings to go get a vaccine. Death bed contrition? Bargaining with karma to save your own life? Or is it that final moment of non-partisan clarity? The final realization that a fucking virus doesn’t give a shit about who you voted for. It doesn’t respect your “rights and freedoms.” It’s a virus. It’s only job is to try and kill you. It’s not Erica from the Conservative Party of Canada taking a fucking survey.
Log off the internet, call your doctor and take exit #1 with the rest of us. Don’t make us make fun of your final tweets.
We over Me is the Canada I love.