So a Canadian archbishop has stepped forth to remind the world that to live is gain, to die is a bitch. He's essentially banned all forms of worship for those who haven't received the Covid vaccine. Which vaccine or if it matters doesn't appear in the story.
This happens as an elderly coworker of my son fights for his life. He caught Covid which apparently set off a major heart attack. Far worse of a heart attack than my wife experienced. At this point they don't know if he'll make it. May God bring healing and a fast recovery against all odds. His name is Bob.
He was vaccinated. Sadly, he bought into the hype promoted by both the media and medical pros. If you receive the Vaccine, any Vaccine, then you're free, Free, FREE! Hie to the parties and concerts and arenas and festivals for safe is safe as can be. Except for those evil unvaccinated types. Never mind that, by now, we all should know that it's just such large gatherings in tight quarters for extended periods of time that are the number one cause of Covid spreading.
Not to mention that the elderly population continues to make up a whopping 80% of Americans who have died of Covid. But sadly, he missed all that because it isn't focused on. Propaganda, rather than education, is the name of the game. He had the vaccine, and so he could do anything and everything - even go to Mass apparently! And so he did anything and everything. And so, God bless him, he is dying in ICU.
None of this is to say don't get the vaccine. I've explained our hesitancy, but that's us. I certainly understand why others choose to get it. But please listen to one local doctor interviewed a couple weeks ago on one of our local news stations. Of all medical pros, he was the honest one. If you're vaccinated, it's not a sure thing. You can still get Covid, as we're seeing. Likewise, if you're vaccinated but embark on endless parties, gatherings and crowded forums, you're probably going to get Covid faster than someone unvaccinated who's self-quarantined. As my son's girlfriend - who has been vaccinated - said, they oversold it.
Granted, the likelihood of serious illness appears less for the vaccinated. But those numbers are changing, at least without resorting to more boosters and more follow up shots. As this happens, however, it does suggest we take another look at those thousands of cases of 'rare but serious' side effects, or the over 7500 who have died after coincidently taking the Covid vaccine.
But whatever, even if you are vaccinated, it isn't a Get Out of Covid Free card. That's not the fault of the unvaccinated. It's because we have a vaccine rushed into production to deal with a new virus about which we still know very little and are learning about with each passing day. The over selling of it for political gains is one of the many tragedies of this pandemic. Second only to religious leaders joining in with the worst elements of this crisis.