This time the anonymous diatribe against the unvaccinated comes supposedly from an NHS respiratory consultant, and not the usual pro-narrative parent exasperated by her misinformed peers’ attitudes toward child Covid-19 vaccination.
Let’s quickly run through the pro-authoritarian checklist.
‘Covid-19 has largely become a disease of the unvaccinated,’ begins the echo-chamber. ‘On our intensive care unit the patient population consists of a majority of fit, healthy, younger people unvaccinated by choice.’ Complete dismissal of UKHSA vaccine surveillance report data for weeks 42 to 45, showing cumulative totals in all age cohorts 18 years and above as: 81,589 Covid-19 cases in the unvaccinated versus 448,916 in the double-jabbed; 2,692 unvaccinated cases presenting to emergency care versus 6,233 double-jabbed presentations, and 771 unvaccinated deaths within 60 days of a positive specimen versus 3,419 double-jabbed deaths: tick.
‘Watching the mix of patients coming in with Covid [I thought there was no notable mix, doctor?] it feels to me like hardly anybody has been vaccinated nowadays.’ Complete bypass of current uptake statistics, showing 80.3 per cent of the UK population over 12 years of age as double-jabbed: tick.
‘This is because the people that have been vaccinated are getting on with their lives at home.’ The usual spurious attempt to promulgate the fancy that vaccination permits a return to normal life – that of continued hypochondriacal testing and mask usage regardless of vaccination status, and embargoes on visiting loved ones in care homes; repeated Government threats to cancel Christmas, and permitting Test and Trace to tell you when you can and can’t go outside; the lack of prompt NHS treatment for potentially fatal conditions, and the humiliation of encountering a business owner who does not accept one’s mask exemption; the normalisation of healthy people being afflicted by heart conditions coincidentally after vaccination, and the creeping expansion of both digitised medical apartheid and ‘no jab, no job’ policies: tick.
‘If everyone got vaccinated, hospitals would be under much less pressure; this is beyond debate. Your wait for your appointment would be shorter. Your ambulance would arrive sooner.’ Scapegoating the unvaccinated for the six million-deep NHS backlog regardless of it having been caused by multiple ineffectual lockdowns, frightened and lazy GPs, vaccine mandates, and the newly rebranded Covid-only NHS: tick.
‘Yes, vaccinations are unpleasant. They cause side-effects. They hurt. The approvals process was incredibly stringent [and] the science that has been applied here is nothing short of awe-inspiring to me.’ Total failure to address the alarming Yellow Card Reporting figures of the unforgivably lackadaisical MHRA, a body nevertheless aggrandised by Government as ultra-stringent: tick. Continued censorship by omission of the vaccine’s authorisation for emergency use only, and not fully-approved status: tick.
‘Enshrined in the way we protect patients’ autonomy is the recognition that others may reasonably make decisions we may see as irrational or wrong.’ The good cop approach – propagation of the holographic social credo that in the post-Covid era freedom of choice is indeed still being observed: tick.
‘Even if you are not worried about your own risk from Covid, you cannot know the risk of the people into whose faces you may cough. There is a dangerous and selfish element to this that I find hard to stomach.’ The bad cop approach – stigmatise and insult the unvaccinated, Javid style, whilst normalising the new lexicon of condescending public health speak: tick.
‘Some of my frustration is directed upwards, at the flagrant misinformation flourishing in certain places and the utterly woeful example that our leaders continue to set.’ Dangerous and conspiratorial, social media-based misinformation: tick. The endorsement of tighter controls on the unvaccinated: tick.
‘I am now beaten back, exhausted, worn down by the continuous stream of people that we battle to treat when they have consciously passed up the opportunity to save themselves. It does make me angry.’ The undoing of the prior good-cop argument vis-a-vis respect for patient lifestyle-choices, in a tactic designed to further bamboozle the weak: tick.
‘Despite this, I find the idea of NHS and care staff being forced to be vaccinated very difficult. I know that it is the right outcome, but I dislike the means of bringing it about.’ Immediately back to good-cop mode, to camouflage the inappropriate nature of the previous statement: tick.
‘Maybe it’s just that others have not seen what I have recently, or do not believe it.’ The pathetic reimagining of hospital work as Aid work; Doctors and Nurses akin to PTSD-suffering Vietnam vets – you haven’t seen what I’ve seen, maaan – tick.
‘Fundamentally though, for me, it comes down to this. I can’t think of a single case offhand of a person who was previously fit and healthy who has ended up needing intensive care after being fully vaccinated.’ Nothing to see in the world of sports? Tick.