Got our sweet company memo today saying that even thought restrictions are lifted we will be continuing use of the daily covid fit for work form, and in the long run will transition it into a general fit for work form. More daily bullshit for me to do on customer time all so they can say I didn't do it right in the event of an issue. That is all it is for, legal liability
I feel like I am caught between a rock and a hard place on this one. I can understand peoples fears of worrying that unvaccinated are going to cause a third of fourth wave depending on where you live. Business's have money on the line and in their minds its safer for the business to enforce restrictions than to take risks that might benefit workers or the public. They have those rights
But choosing between employment and taking a vaccine seems like a real hard choice to force on some people. This pandemic turns all our normal rules upside down
I can also understand peoples resistance to being forced into it. Forcing is not the way forward with this, I cant agree with that even if it may appear to be the right thing to do. Some people wont ever take that jab and so what is the way forward a two tier system? It feels like giving up another freedom we will likely never get back. What is going to happen when the real killer virus shows up? That Cap-Chur joke might not be so funny anymore when the righteous decide to take action then. Then again when people are faced with a virus where the death rate appears far deadlier, they will likely act accordingly. I think that is the thing here, most folk really don't feel the danger from covid after living in this pandemic for a year and a half. Contrary to the data or not their reality is their reality and trying to force them to live in yours does not work. I don't know what the answer is
The fact that so many residents are apparently estranged from reality might make for some interesting situations as Banner Health and others try to enforce such policies.
Its such a mess. Some of the shit out there is so unbelievable but people latch onto it anyway. Part of the problem I think comes from real paranoid schizophrenics, the internet conspiracy threads are the worst thing that ever happened to them. They feed into it and create more paranoid out there stuff for their peers to review. How big is that crowd well I have no clue but I suspect they are party to most of the real out there stuff. Like Jewish space lazers and vaccine trackers, and even those pesky Joe Biden clones.. Then some others I think get off on it like a form of entertainment, infotainment, they don't truly believe it so much as want to. There is a weird addicting nature to being the martyr and some are attracted to that. Going against the main stream thought, "you think you know the truth well listen to this brother" ect... The idea that you are this tiny singular force going up against an immovable object like the government. I would have to admit I do fall prey to the latter and there is danger in that
Sometimes I think of society like a giant organism, and the people who don't agree with vaccinations and or are resistant to goverment are like genetic mutations. Sometimes those mutations prove a failure and they rightfully die off. While others may prevent a mono culture that would allow a singular issue or disease to wipe us all out. I realize the metaphor is a little klunky but I can't help but wonder if the folk some call "crazy" are essential in the long run. We watched it happen right in front of our eyes with the lab leak story.The once loony tunes folk eventually given a platform to speak in order to start another reasonable avenue of investigation. It could turn out to be nothing but what if that was the key and we so willingly threw it in the trash. There has be a balance and I can appreciate how people are pulling their hair out on both sides of this issue.
The pandemic of unvaccinated eh. That language game again. More and more I realize how essential it is to carefully crafted narratives. It often takes all the nuance out of a discussion and leaves you with a simple thought
Now we all know who the real enemy is, the other, the unvaccinated trash
Super duper unlikely but lets just use the vaccination of our entire medical staff as an example. Of course pure speculation here so fear not for spread of misinformation. But what a blunder that would have been if the long term results of the vaccine end up fucking them all up in two or three years. As well this horseshit advice that mixing vaccines is perfectly safe, they have absolutely no data to back that up and officials are speaking out against the unlawful push to vaccinate every blade of grass in the country. Anther concern is dosage, there has been little talk of dosage even though it is one of the most important factors when it comes to adverse effects, the higher the dosage the higher the adverse effects, hence the resistance from officials. Yet the push from the medical manufacturing industry for the third booster shot remains strong
Edited by FLASHINGROOSTER, 21 July 2021 - 05:11 PM.