Michelle Leduc Catlin
Blog Bite - Pro Logic
We cannot rely on our leaders to make sense of our coronacrisis, since they’re the ones who got us into this mess.
We are being manipulated into an unprecedented cleave in this country (and many other countries), with a false binary narrative.
In Canada, our Prime Minister uses terms like, “those people,” saying that he has “no sympathy” for the unvaccinated, who have no right to, well, our constitutional rights.
This is how division and dehumanization is created.
It all starts with the language of “us” and “them.”
In this case, the vaccinated and unvaccinated.
Or the morally charged “pro-vax” and “anti-vax."
But we can bring reason and logic to table.
These terms are, quite frankly, non-sensical.
If you’re someone who gets all your regular, approved vaccines but chooses to wait until the clinical trials are over in 2023 to see if this particular new technology is for you, you’re not “anti-vax."
If you’re someone who got the shot and had an adverse event and you want other people to have informed consent about the risks involved, you’re not “anti-vax."
Even if you are dead set against this particular shot because of disturbing reports of adverse effects and fraudulent studies, you’re not “anti-vax.”
And if you’d like to take the shot but have immune issues or allergies that preclude you from getting it, you’re definitely not “anti-vax."
We need to do our own thinking, rather than allow ourselves to be divided into camps.
Oxford University Epidemiologist and Professor, Dr. Sunetra Gupta, has been a rational voice in the whole C-19 discussion from the beginning.
She believes in the effectiveness of these vaccines — when used appropriately.
Here is a short interview for all of us to consider before we allow divisive politics to undermine our ability to use reason and logic…
“We should be thinking about what the vaccine actually delivers.”
Context is always a good place to start.
“They were never meant to be used to stop transmission.”
Therefore, we should not be surprised that the vaccinated are transmitting C-19, and there is no justification for segregating people.
"It is not logical to use vaccines to protect other people. The vaccine protects you, which, if you’re vulnerable, is a very very valuable thing.”
We need to get back to basics and engage each other with reason and respectful debate.
There has never been a better time to practice critical thinking and compassionate citizenship.
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