I’m a little mystified.
Ireland is priding itself on being one of the leaders in vaccination, if indeed that is something to gloat about. The latest figures say that 90.3% of the population is fully vaccinated. I heard somewhere at the start of this shindig that herd immunity should kick in around 85%. So we’re grand. Right?
So why are they moaning about the health service being under enormous pressure? Why are they saying that our ICUs are almost full? Why are they screaming that we are heading into a crisis?
Maybe it’s the 9.7% that are clogging up the place? No. They say that somewhere around 60% of ICU victims are unvaccinated, which leads one to suppose [with a little rudimentary calculation and logic] to assume that 40% are vaccinated? But I thought that the vaccine was the ultimate solution? The frantic panic to get us all jabbed would seem to imply that?
But then suddenly they decide that the vaccine isn’t the Holy Grail. We need boosters and then we are safe? To my shame [tinged with a twinge of idle curiosity] I have had the shots and the booster. So I’m safe, right? No. I still have to keep my distance, not mingle, wear a nappy and all that shit. I’m still a mortal danger to myself and the public at large, despite having put myself at risk of nasty side effects [including death]?.
They told us that the vaccines were the answer. We have bought millions of vaccines at a scary price because they are the solution. But then we are told that we are “‘Naive’ to think vaccines would be enough against Covid“? Essentially the Experts are calling us stupid for believing the Experts? We could have saved all those billions spent in an essentially flawed experiment?
If vaccines “aren’t enough” then what is? There is only one way to get past a virus – catch it and gain immunity. Maybe you’ll die in the process but that’s a small price to pay. If they can’t give you artificial immunity via a needle then the only other way is to actually get infected with the real thing and hope you survive. Alternatively, placing each and every one of us in a hermetically sealed box could work? That way we would all suffocate but at least we wouldn’t have clogged up their precious ICUs?
I hope the Austrians, Belgians and Germans are watching us. Their Lords and Masters seem so convinced in the power of the vaccine that they are willing to make it mandatory and cause rioting in the streets, while our Lords and Masters are basically telling them they’re naive to think such a thing.
I can only sit back and scratch my head in wonder.