Boy … was I wrong
I was preparing to do another one of my periodic Covid updates. That is no easy task since the entire issue seems to be subjected to massive confusion and questionable information.
After getting vaccinated, I announced that the Covid Pandemic was over for me. I did not have to social distance or wear a mask because the chance of my getting Covid was miniscule – and if I did, it would be a mild case. The chance of hospitalization was less than one percent – and the chance of death was statistically near zero. That was what I was told by Dr. Anthony Fauci and all those other media-doctors.
There was a general consensus among the scientists and the politicians, that the vaccine would be a game-changer. President Biden assured us that his policies would result in more than 70 percent of the people would be vaccinated by July of 2021 – that would be close to that thing called “herd immunity.” We would be past the Pandemic by the Fourth of July 2021, according to Biden.
It turns out that much of what I wrote in the past was wrong. And there is only one reason for that. I listened to the scientists. Yes, Dr. Fauci did a little flip-flopping on masks, but the main issue was that I was very unlikely to contract Covid no matter.
When the Omicron Variant showed up, we were told that it spreads faster, but is less serious – and posed no real threat to the vaccinated. In fact, Biden and the scientists referred to the spread as a “pandemic among the unvaccinated.” All those medical authorities were bragging how few of the vaccinated were getting Covid – and no one was dying from it, if vaccinated. No worry for me.
But then the breakthrough cases started to surge – partly due to the infection rate of Omicron and apparently the decline in the efficacy of the vaccinations. The first sign of a problem was when they started saying we all needed boosters. That would give us even more protection in case the initial two shots of Moderna (in my case) were wearing off.
In the background, they are now saying we may need a second booster – or even a shot every six months. They are pushing the old masking policy again – even over the questionable effectiveness of masks. Watch one newscast and they say that any mask is better than nothing – and doctors on a different channel say only N95 masks work. The others are worthless.
Biden is promising to send out millions of dollars worth of masks –several to every citizen – even though many will not use them as instructed – or not at all. (Personally, I am sticking to my no mask policy unless required – and fortunately that is very rare here in Florida.)
Same with test kits. Biden wants to spend more millions of taxpayer money to sent multiple test kits to every household – knowing that people will likely ignore testing more than they ignore masking. We were once assured that unless you have symptoms –or been in contact with an infected person — you have no need to mask or test. (I am sticking with that policy.)
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has spread confusion by shortening the time a person needs to stay quarantined – and even said some who have no symptom, but test positive can go back to work.
We are now a year past the introduction of the vaccines. More than 65 percent of Americans are vaccinated – and millions more have natural immunity. The Omicron Variant is said to be much less dangerous, but doctors are proposing, and government is imposing more stringent restrictions than ever before. We are back to shutdowns. Biden wants mandatory masking and vaxxing.
None of it makes any sense anymore. How can we listen to the scientists when they are appearing on television giving conflicting information on a daily basis – and saying things that make no sense at all. It is impossible to tell the difference between good advice and fearmongering.
If all the advice they gave me in the past is now wrong, what confidence do I have that they know what they are talking about now. I will just have to go about my business as if the Covid is not an issue for me. The basics are still in place. As a vaccinated person, I am still unlikely to contract Covid. If I do, it will most likely be a mild case – no hospitalization, no Intensive care Unit and almost no chance of winding up dead. If I am wrong, at least I went out doing it my way (Thank you Frank Sinatra)
So, there ‘tis.