What should never be asked about COVID and vaccines, nor should it ever be disclosed

For the censors, this is not a piece against vaccines. On the contrary, I believe that vaccines represent the best hope for billions of people around the world. It is simply about our rights as Americans, in the age of COVID, to ask certain questions. I say that because, while some will disagree, for many people life has apparently become a dystopian sci-fi movie of “Do what we say” edicts.

And sadly, an ugly and potentially damaging “us versus them” mentality has gripped some on both sides of the COVID-19 treatment division. It is a division that has arisen due to the consequences of forced or controlled “ignorance.”

During the first few months of the pandemic, you could use Google or another search engine to search for questions such as “What is the Covid survival rate?” or “What is the average age of people who get the virus?” or “Does the virus affect people who are obese or chronically ill more?” or “Where did the virus originate?” or “Has the virus weakened as it has mutated?” But try to do it now. You will find that many of the answers are either buried, dating from the early 2020s, or simply impossible to find.

Why is that? Shouldn’t we allow Americans to look up that information and then make judgments ourselves?

In the United States, it may appear that “they” (usually politicians or their representatives) have decided “for our own good” that certain questions should not be asked, certain answers should be buried, certain scientists should be criticized, and Doctors, certain people should be fired, and a certain class should think for the rest of us.

There is no sane person who does not hope or pray that medical science can at least weaken the threat of the SARS-CoV-2 virus so that we can resume life as it was before COVID-19. That said, everyone, including doctors and scientists in the infectious disease field, should be able to ask questions or express doubts about certain protocols without being punished or fired from their jobs.

In this unhealthy “us versus them” dynamic that has emerged as a toxic byproduct of the pandemic, there are many Americans – politicians, celebrities, and Twitter trolls – calling for more than just doctors, nurses, and firefighters to be fired. , police officers, military personnel, teachers, pilots, air traffic controllers and intelligence officers of the United States, but they also welcomed that possible outcome.

“Fire Them”: Can we step back for a second and realize what that punishment would really mean? Punishing these Americans would potentially deny them the ability to buy food for their children, pay their rent or mortgage, buy gas, pay for medicine, or pay for the care of their loved ones. This is what “us against them” can produce.

Up to this point, in a recent “Real Time with Bill maherWilliam (Bill) MaherJuan Williams: Trump is killing American democracy Bill Maher rejects criticism of Chappelle: ‘What was that reaction?’ Americans Just Don’t Want Biden’s Build Back Better Bill Costs MORE, ” the liberal host said, “The world recognizes natural immunity. We don’t, because everything in this country has to go through the pharmaceutical companies. Natural immunity is the best type of immunity. We shouldn’t fire people who have natural immunity because they don’t get the vaccine. We should hire them. Yes? “Many doctors have made the same point as Maher.

Others have argued that many Americans who have not yet received vaccines are not necessarily anti-vaccines, but simply adults who wait as long as possible to see the effects of vaccines unfold. And our understanding of COVID vaccines, compared to natural immunity and other questions, remains a moving target.

As reported by a recent story in The Hill: “The vaccinated are just as likely to spread Delta variant within the home as the unvaccinated: study.” Another story from last week reported: “Immunity from both vaccines, COVID-19 infection lasts at least six months – CDC.”

That is not a criticism or accusation of vaccines. Everyone must look forward to its complete success. The point is, as with all viruses, there is a learning curve. Shouldn’t we want those responsible to know as much as possible, to give them the confidence to set the policy for the rest of us?

Americans should support medical science to win the war against the virus. That being said, we should still have the option of questioning any politics, politics, medical or otherwise, that are passed on by those who have dominion over us and the lives of our children.

Last time I checked, that is our right as American citizens. What President Biden said in his inaugural speech, “That is democracy. That is America. The right to dissent peacefully, within the barriers of our republic is perhaps the greatest strength of our nation ”.

Douglas MacKinnon, a political and communications consultant, was a White House writer for Presidents Ronald Reagan and George HW Bush, and a former special assistant for policy and communications at the Pentagon for the last three years of the Bush administration.


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