I have become increasingly alarmed at the direction that the attitudes surrounding our society have taken, as the danger of COVID begins to diminish. The attitude I am speaking of is what is quickly becoming a wedge dividing us, the discrimination being practiced is “vaccinated” versus “unvaccinated.”
I am now not being allowed to attend social gatherings because I have chosen to be one of the “unvaccinated.”
I am not sick, have not had anyone in my family get sick, tested negative for this virus three times in the past year and agreed to stay masked, but am still not considered safe enough to be mixing with the “vaccinated.”
This is discrimination, just as sure as if I was being turned away because I was of a different race. How many Afro-American people were killed in this country because white people feared them without cause?
Being required to have a vaccine injected into your body, against your wishes, is not what a democratic society or a non-discriminating individual does. This is the action of a dictator.
Few people remember the Thalidomide babies born during the 1960s. For 10 years this government approved drug was given to pregnant women and caused horribly malformed infants to be born. I am reminded of this often because my good friend Dave’s mother was prescribed the drug during her pregnancy. He has lived his entire life with disfigured and missing toes and fingers. What the government says is safe is not necessarily so.
The “vaccinated” are also living in a bubble of false security. The vaccines being administered range from 90 percent to 95 percent effectiveness. This means that five to 10 people per 100 are still able to get sick and infect others, even after getting vaccinated.
Everyone has seen the signs saying “we are all in this together.” To me, this means that we must accept and respect the decisions that each person makes. This is how a democratic society must operate to ensure an environment of freedom for all its citizens.
Stop discrimination, in all its forms, including the latest form of discrimination being directed against the “unvaccinated.”