It gets crazier and crazier
During his speech at the White House on Thursday, President Biden announced that he will have the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mandate that private companies with 100 or more employees implement vaccine mandates or require negative tests. When announcing his mandate, the president frequently characterized the unvaccinated as selfish people who have made the pandemic worse, granting no exceptions to people who have been previously infected (natural immunity) or people in low-risk demographics:
“We’ve been patient, but our patience is wearing thin.”
“Many of us are frustrated with the nearly 80 million Americans who are still not vaccinated.”
“I understand your anger at those who haven’t gotten vaccinated.”
“We’re going to protect vaccinated workers from unvaccinated co-workers.”
First obvious question: Aren’t vaccinated workers already protected? Isn’t that what vaccination means? Why should anyone be worried about Covid if they’re vaccinated against it?
Second question: Why should vaccinated workers be angry or frustrated or impatient at those who haven’t gotten vaccinated? They’re protected, aren’t they?.It’s going to be the vaccinated workers funerals, not theirs.
One simple answer seems to be: vaccination doesn’t work. In Israel 95% of people over 80 are vaccinated, but…
The number of infections in Israel has increased more than tenfold in the last month. There are 3,000 to 4,000 a day. This is a country of nine million people,
But does it matter anyway? It’s not like this is the Black Death that killed some 30% of Europe’s population. Something like 99.9% of people survive Covid.
This looks like yet another exaggerated health threat. Just like smoking.
We might even suggest that all health threats are exaggerated health threats these days, And if all health threats are exaggerated health threats, pretty soon people will stop worrying about all health threats. It’s what happens when people cry wolf too much. It’s what’s bound to happen.
So I predict a collapse in faith in Public Health.
In my case I already have no faith in Public Health: I’m a smoker who has already been expelled from society by smoking bans. I don’t belong to their society any more. And I don’t want to belong to their society. Us smokers just got their a bit earlier than them.
Health has become a new religion. Health has become the only thing that matters. Not truth or justice or peace or honour or decency or anything else: just Health. Which is why truth and justice and peace and honour and decency have all gone out the window. Which is why Public Health tells monstrous lies about everything, as long as it serves their purposes.
Maybe health doesn’t matter to them either, and what they really want is power or money.
They say they’re Saving Lives. But we all die one day anyway. The best they can do is to delay death a little while. And now maybe not even that. Because Joe Biden is now setting Americans against each other, and that can’t end well. Everyone is being set against everyone else. Smokers against non-smokers, vaccinated against unvaccinated, climate alarmists against climate sceptics.
Perhaps it’s that now that most of us no longer believe in life after death, we’re frantically trying to stave off death. Hence the modern obsession with health. It’s not love of life that drives it, but fear of death. Hence all the fear-mongering – about tobacco and alcohol and sugar and Covid and climate and asteroid impacts.
Ignore it all. It’s all bad craziness.
You keep saying that the population is going to lose faith in Public Health pronouncements. Unfortunately, I don’t see that happening. In fact, many people, particularly Democrats, seem to be, if anything, taking public health more seriously. They have adopted the Public Health message to despise the unvaccinated like they despise Trump supporters. Joe Biden knows this and is playing up to this hatred for the unvaxed.
The democrats don’t surprise me.