FOWC with Fandango- Personal Judgement

Today’s word is “dogged.”

Karen had a big heart and heightened sense of safety having a history of working as a paramedic but her persistence on everyone in her family getting the vaccine became a problem.
Uncle Harry just said, “No way! I’m not putting that experimental crap in my body.”.
Karen thought, what did Uncle Harry know? He drank too much and had dropped out of high school. He had no medical training!
But he wasn’t the only one who refused.
Her little sister, who had had a bad bout with Covid-19 was also refusing. She had also vowed not to vaccinate her kids.
How could her family be SO blind?! They were “anti-vaxxers”! The new second class, reckless, deplorable citizens.
Karen’s sister had voted for Biden. She had to have some good sense. And, she had a college degree too. Karen was livid! Her family wasn’t reflecting well on her, and her inner circle of friends were raising their eyebrows.
Karen’s dogged evangelizing was driving a wedge between family members but, she knew best!
Soon, all she did was send them CNN articles and NPR statements of FACT.
It was ‘fact’ in her circles, anyway. She had no time for alternative views. Gosh! She was the trained paramedic, and this was an emergency.
Then, cases of the vaccinated (and boosted) started intermittently rolling through the emergency room. More adverse reactions, to the vaccine, started ‘leaking out’ and showing up. When she looked further, she realized that the scientific data available was sporadic and incomplete.
Karen suddenly reexamined her position.
Her family had, thankfully, not lost anyone. They had all (at least initially) been frightened. Covid-19 had been a tragic, and evil, imposition on them all by a foreign country, not each other. The vaccines were a calculated personal risk, just like the virus. There was a non-transparent authoritarian attitude among the most visible scientists, for some reason. And the measures taken to combat the virus had been extreme while the interest in finding treatments was almost non-existent.
Happily, her family held no grudge when she relaxed her judgement of them … because they knew Karen, after all, had a big heart and a heightened sense of safety.

FOWC

FOWC -WHOLE- Dear 2022… Better days ahead.

My whole life I respected authority.
Of course, the teen years meant I resented authority too, but the overall trust in my elders was strong.
Then, I raised a family. As I aged, I realized that elders, doctors, and experts were not perfect. They don’t actually know everything, but I was cautiously confident that they all were dedicated to the best possible outcome. Hey… life’s dangerous and a personally complex journey.
Then, I became an elder. It was humbling to realize that the ‘truth’ was hard to ‘nail down’ and that the state of ‘perfect’ didn’t actually exist.
Enter 2020.
An unknown ‘novel’ virus threatened us all. Experts step forward to reassure us. Media offered us information and statistics. We were going to ‘work this one out’ together.
THEN things started to smell suspicious.
Mistakes were bound to be made. We were taken by surprise, after all!
BUT they weren’t being admitted nor were they corrected.
This was not a ‘novel’ virus but a version of other viruses we knew.
The handling of this pandemic was the only novel part!
Soon, the media numbers were exposed as arbitrary… and later it was clear they were manipulated.
We weren’t protecting the vulnerable and we weren’t taking swift action in early treatments.
Governors assumed extreme powers never citing clear scientific suggestions.
Then we found out that the Chinese government purposely spread a deadly experiment through the world. Whether it escaped or was released may never be known.
All trust left the building once Big Tech, our federal government, and our health agencies spoke in unison, telling us their ‘facts’ (never backed with scientific studies) and censoring ‘misinformation’ (which was any contrary commenting). This was science, right? Scientific research is an ongoing diverse questioning not a conclusion.
World famous scientists and hands-on doctors were being silenced. They wanted to focus on therapeutics because they wanted to save lives. They had data to share and ideas!
Ultimately, most people were never offered treatment but were asked to come to the hospital once they were dying!
Hospitals were paid large incentives to label hospitalizations and deaths with Covid-19.
The FDA gets 45% of its funding from vaccines. They pushed vaccines… only vaccines.
Big powerful companies (with lobbyists) were allowed to flourish while small businesses were sentenced to ‘die’. Churches (with specific Constitutional protections) were militantly closed, while liquor stores, lotteries, and large chain stores remained open.
And people kept dying… kids were kept out of school, our economy ground to a halt, and our Southern Borders were sprung wide open. (Covid-19, Fentanyl, terrorists, and criminals uncounted)
No longer was there any hope that the ‘best outcome’ was even a consideration.
Our health wasn’t the highest concern.
Our well-being wasn’t important.
Our children’s futures were cast aside. (The added debt will be only a part of their future struggles)
Our compliance was the only goal. Power and greed prevailed.
Fear, blind trust, and ignorance worked wonders.

Dear 2022,
Trust may be gone but,
Fear is waning and
Our eyes are open.
We’ll work this one out, together.
Better days ahead…

Mixed Messages and Outrage

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The din of cable TV news is playing in the background. Covid-19 is almost universally the topic. What chosen scientists say… what the CDC says… what the government says… what the Chinese report… what doctors on the ‘front lines’ have learned… what elite, self important, people advise… yadda, yadda, yadda.
Do any of them agree on anything? Not from what I hear.
Do any of them have the same understanding? No two reports are similar.
Do all or any of them have public health and safety their common PRIMARY concern? I can’t even tell.
In between, what are called ‘news reports’, there are TV ‘talking heads’ who propose that THEY have the ‘facts’ and know what everyone should do, and precisely who is to blame, for a public non-unified acceptance of (constantly changing) guidelines. These people aren’t helping a thing with their indignant (IMO pretend) outrage.
We aren’t allowed to question or seek diverse expert level opinions?
Big Tech fact checkers (Likely groups with no medical training and under 35 years old.) want us to believe them implicitly?
Political sheep expect us to cower and bend to their opinions on the ‘opinions’ they LIKE just because they claim an imaginary moral high ground? (Um… go jump in a lake you guys.)
This is madness.
All I can say is do your best to protect your families, keep your ears and eyes open for ‘truth’, and ultimately, trust your instincts.
Unified transparent leadership, willing to say that they’re ‘not sure’, isn’t available so we’re on our own folks.
God Bless.




Fandango’s Provocative Question #113- Vaccination


Have you gotten vaccinated for COVID-19 yet? If not, are you planning to? If you have, or are planning to, how do you think your life will change afterwards? If you’re not planning to get vaccinated, why not?
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This is a great question! It’s one I’ve thought about and researched.

No, I’m not getting the vaccine, at least, not in the near future.

I’m a strong believer in vaccines. The current ‘vaccine’ isn’t an ordinary kind, though. It uses mRNA to change the body’s cells into something artificial that (hopefully) will recognize the Covid-19 cells if they enter the body. In essence, it’s an experiment. Any medical professional who is clearly representing it, calls it ‘the experimental covid vaccine’.
So, knowing that, I researched similar vaccine testing. In all of those animal studies, yes all, the vaccine wasn’t deadly or harmful at first, but later on, those modified cells ended up killing the animals by encouraging their bodies to ignore the virus instead of attacking it.
There haven’t been long range clinical studies on our current human Covid-19 vaccines because they are brand new.
Healthy and young people just may be at a larger risk of future ‘vaccine’ unknowns than they are from a virus that has over a 98% survival rate for those people. Those aren’t terrible odds in any gamble, and life is never danger-free at any time.
On top of that, there are several available ‘early onset’ treatments that have been hugely effective. As everyone knows, AIDS does not have a vaccine. Why aren’t there increasing deaths and worries? Because, there are excellent treatments that have been developed.

Oh, and stop confusing positive tests numbers with Covid-19 deaths. Compare them. The vast majority of people who have been exposed were never hospitalized. Herd immunity is likely getting closer than reported. South Africa predicted a huge problem with few vaccines and more cases… it never happened. The most natural and predicable progression of any virus is to become more spreadable and less lethal.

In closing, another worry of mine is the politicization of the whole Covid-19 pandemic. The censorship of information and pharmaceutical boycotts have been unconscionable!
In a time of uncertainty, more questions and more information is the true scientific method, not censorship. Informed consent starts with information. The ‘political’ pressures are fully onboard with only this ‘vaccine’ SAVING THE DAY but won’t tell us how it will actually save us. By the way, the ‘vaccine’ makes a ton of money for the already suspect Big Pharma, so being suspicious of media campaigns isn’t an outlandish position for any thoughtful person. Few ‘experts’ are honest enough to just admit they aren’t sure sometimes which would make me more apt to trust their advice, also.
SO?
I’m healthy, I’m informed, and I’m waiting.
Fandango’s Provocative Question #113 – This, That, and The Other (fivedotoh.com)

#FOWC ~ Personal Space

I’d written this initially for a Six Sentence Story prompt but believe that exercise calls for more of a fairytale response than one meant to “prod” people. Today’s FOWC offered me a chance to use it. Yes, it’s meant to prod everyone’s thinking and assumptions.
Have a great day!
The prompt word is “space”.

Tony had a busy day planned.
He was about to run errands but first his daily Covid-19 Cleanse had to be done which entailed refilling anti-bacterial soap dispensers, washing his clothes and showering, and wiping down the interior of his car before getting in and grabbing his favorite “Back Off” mask on the dashboard and leaving.
Tony went first to the bank and withdrew cash from the ATM, then he stopped at the drugstore and was delayed a bit because three unmasked teens were loitering around the space by the entrance just talking, AND they weren’t socially distanced either, so he waited for them to leave causing him to be desperately behind schedule presenting him no choice but to dash past them flashing a most furious look!
Finally, he went to the grocery market, grabbed a cart after sanitizing his hands, strictly followed the arrows on the floor, and bought the ingredients for three days of dinners so he wouldn’t have to frequent populated areas like the grocery store too often.
His journey complete, he unloaded the groceries, grabbed the mail, and poured himself a glass of wine when a UPS delivery notification popped up on his phone, so he retrieved his package by his door in time to wave at the driver, and wondered, would he now get some ‘down time’ after a most hectic morning?
Two days later his job required a Covid-19 test and when his quick test came back positive, which required a quarantine loss of worktime and another test, he set out to find those ANTI-MASKER teens hoping to file a criminal complaint!

FOWC with Fandango — Space – This, That, and The Other (fivedotoh.com)

Questioning People Without Answers

There’s a scary lack of humility plaguing posts about the “evils of not wearing masks” including claims of fellow citizens ‘murdering’ others or having a nonchalant intention to ‘murder’ others.
First, most authors claiming that ‘anti-maskers’ (cute label) are primary spreaders and therefore primary ‘killers’ aren’t scientists or even paying attention, IMO. They’re borderline hysterical. No courtroom trial could prove what they’re charging others with, yet, they deem themselves judges and juries at a time we ought to be united.
Try answering these questions, then decide whether the charge of murder holds up beyond a reasonable doubt. [That is still the standard for such a vile charge, isn’t it?]
1. Did the scientists first encountering this virus wear masks? Was it still able to spread?
2. Did nursing home staff, where the majority of lethal cases centered, wear masks?
3. Can the small size of this virus pass through the ‘everyday’ masks of ‘maskers’? (Hint: Yes.)
4. Are masks universally expected to stop the spread? How about people who keep adjusting their masks with bare hands or ones wearing bandanas? Are bandanas anti-masks or masks?
5. Does the virus infect people through the eyes or in ways yet to be detected? (some totally house bound people have gotten it and many unmasked people haven’t, in documented cases)
6. Are frequent hand washing and ‘social distancing’ more or less effective than masks? If more, then does a frequently hand washing, socially distant, person serve as less of a risk than a masked person not observing those measures? Who really knows how careful others are about exposure, cleanliness, or the reusing of dirty masks? Might masks just be visible signals not foolproof protections?
7. Are these ‘anti-masker spreaders’ helping expedite herd immunity which will keep everyone safer? Far more people, who have gotten the virus, have lived than died.
8. Once vaccinated, people are asked to still wear masks. Why? Who are they protecting in that case?
I don’t directly know the answers to any of those questions and could ask dozens more without reaching a guilty verdict of murder for anyone.
Two choices available…
We can take precautions that we deem best for ourselves and leave others to the freedom of choosing theirs. We can stop the constant labeling of our fellow citizens as stupid, or worse, evil, when we don’t agree and have some humility about what we don’t actual know,
Or, we can keep posting about ‘murders’ in our midst who are not wearing masks thus exposing more about the lack of humility of those accusers than any credible evidence to convict those accused.