Front-page news this morning: they will be holding the last drive-through Covid vaccination clinic under the tent outside the local hospital.
I am irreverently reminded of the traveling hucksters from days of yore. The locals have caught on and we’ve bilked them for as much as we can, so let’s skedaddle. No more suckers here.
Time to find more unwitting dupes at the next stop of our traveling patent medicine wagon.
I’ve never been prouder of our local citizenry. The vaccination rate (for those eligible) still hovers just above fifty percent. I believe the CCP (masquerading as the Biden administration) had an ambitious plan to vaccinate seventy percent, no, eighty percent of the U.S. population.
Perhaps their ideal vaccination rate is one hundred percent, including newborns.
Sure seems unlikely that they’ll succeed with that, at least in my fair Santa Barbara, and at least in the United States. At this moment I don’t believe there are mandatory vaccinations being imposed by authoritarian—or as they would prefer, authority—figures.
Except, of course, if you want to keep your job, or go to college, or travel…
That does have a whiff of “mandatory“ about it, doesn’t it?
I chatted with one fed-up doctor the other day during a routine appointment.
“They want to put a vaccination status sticker on our ID badges. That’s ridiculous! That’s a personal medical decision.“
“Not only that, it’s illegal to require that you get vaccinated in the first place.”
“I know! But they put so much pressure on us, it’s unbelievable…“
I asked if he knew about America’s Frontline Doctors. Or Peggy Hall’s The Healthy American. No and no. I mentioned them several times, to help him remember. I had the sense that he wasn’t just humoring me but might go straight to his office after the appointment and punch in those URLs.
“I guess maybe I shouldn’t do this at work, huh?” he remarked, half-jokingly.
“Probably not.” We exchanged a smile from behind our masks.
The last couple of weeks have been a flurry of routine medical appointments for myself and a family member, so I’ve spent more time than usual in medical settings.
That disgruntled doctor was not the only one who appeared to be exhibiting Covid roadshow fatigue syndrome. I noticed more than one medical professional with mask pulled below chin. At the dentist, nobody cared that I didn’t put my mask on to chat on my way out. There seems to be a general sense of “Fed Up To HERE” with this stuff already.
One outlier was the hospital. I visited a friend there and upon entry they took my name (sounds reasonable), whom I was visiting (ditto), and then wanted to take a picture for my temporary ID badge. Wait…what? “With the mask on, please.”
I stared straight at the globular camera, which looked like it belonged on Star Trek, and crossed my eyes.
“Please uncross your eyes,” the receptionist requested. I couldn’t believe he noticed…and I have no idea what prompted this juvenile gesture of protest.
I uncrossed my eyes, but in my mind I was sticking my tongue out, too.
Medical professionals worldwide have been bearing the horrible toxic brunt of on-the-job mandatory masking for nearly a year and a half now. While many locales (at least in the United States) have dropped mandatory masking, it remains enforced in many settings, most prominently anything medically related. Even veterinarians.
The Covid roadshow fatigue syndrome that I’ve noticed might turn into a freedom-lovers’ epidemic from the medical community that’s lightyears more powerful than the virus itself.
Could it be that quite a few medical professionals, like the exasperated doctor I informed about America’s Frontline Doctors and Peggy Hall, are using some of their precious time to do a smidgen of research?
If they’ve chosen to be in the medical field, surely they have above-average curiosity about scientific and medical anomalies. Most likely a certain percentage of them have discovered America’s Frontline Doctors, or Dr. Mercola’s website, or Peggy Hall with her passionate defense of civil liberties and human rights. (1)
Perhaps they are the tipping point we need to bring the traveling Covid roadshow to its final stop. Because once those medical professionals throw down their masks and declare, no more, this is unscientific and not medically necessary, and by the way, about those “safe” vaccines, who will carry out the will of those who would rule us all? Their prized possession, the medical community enforcers, might slip from their grasp for good.
I always think it’s unwise to antagonize your doctor. This is antagonism on a worldwide scale, and I hope enough doctors find their curiosity and their courage in time to put up a roadblock in front of the battering ram that is attempting to force us all, whether we will or no, into anything medically mandatory.
Perhaps I’ll send a nice bouquet to that scrappy doctor at the clinic to encourage him in his rebellion.
(1) AmericasFrontlineDoctors.org; TheHealthyAmerican.org; Mercola.com