The Silent, Unvaccinated, Confused Minority
Is it safe, for their own sake, for the Covid-vaccinated to be let out of their homes?
Political officials in Western media-Science theocracies need not fear backlash from confessing their intent to wield the power of the state to torment and harass those who have declined to take the Covid vaccines. After all, most of their subjects did get the shots.1
We unvaccinated must take our lumps. To not have been subjected to injection-by-gunpoint is more than we deserve. Clearly if a choice is popular, that only makes mandating it more reasonable, as fewer will be inconvenienced.2 (One wonders why no one ever thought of doing this for other matters, like religion, speech, assembly, etc. - isn’t that what a democracy is for?!)
Indeed, in some Western polities there are so few unvaccinated left that it’s not clear anyone would even notice our being rounded up and killed en masse. In France, for example, there are only 5 million; though to be fair their kids should probably be expunged along with them.3 Really, would anyone even make a big deal if a European country went and killed off 6 million undesirables? Not exactly “front page material,” if you get my drift.
Oh sure, being subjected to restrictions on free engagement in economic activity - “the carrot approach”4 - isn’t fun, but it isn’t as bad as it could be! Let’s not lose sight of how fortunate we are to be persecuted by such a temperate mob. Anyways, we must accept that we are scum and are mentally driving the Covid-vaccinated up the wall with our inexplicable reticence.
This, however, still leaves us with a sticky philosophical quandary:
Should the Covid-vaccinated be allowed to leave their homes? Is it… safe for them?
Left unsupervised, the Covid-vaccinated have been known to subject themselves to unproven, experimental gene-technology interventions just because the TV told them to. They have even done so during pregnancy, in absence of any proven benefit,5 nor even a molecule of trial data for pregnant recipients, flaunting all medical common sense. And for many of the Covid-vaccinated, even reckless self-harm is not enough: They have had their own children dosed, as well.
In the spring, sure, you could describe these acts as manifestations of a grand, successful swindling: The Covid-vaccinated had been offered certain promises regarding these experimental injections, namely that they were “safe” and “effective.” But promises aside, the Covid-vaccinated still had no excuse for not knowing that they were also “rushed,” and “experimental” - facts which, alone, should have made it obvious that no one could know the truth of those two prior claims. Regardless, things changed after the summer - there was no longer any excuse for believing that the Covid vaccines were safe or effective by any standard applied to preventative medicine in modern times.
And yet the Covid-vaccinated still lined up for more doses, in the autumn and winter - even as official dissent on the their necessity was published in the mainstream press!6
The potential social burden the Covid-vaccinated are placing on the “silent minority,” via their mania for these injections, is frankly breathtaking. What will happen if medium and long-term severe adverse effects, like neurological disease, cardiac dysfunction, cancer,7 rapid aging, autoimmune disease, or immune deficiency, apply to more than one in ten recipients? What will happen if the children of the Covid-vaccinated prove even more vulnerable, as supported by the signal for myocarditis,8 such that they often do not outlive their parents? Who will take care of those parents then?
Given these staggering potential negative externalities, it’s not clear that the Covid vaccinated should be allowed to leave their homes, except in case of emergency, until it can be established that they will stop re-dosing themselves and their children with these experimental products.
Now, I know what you are thinking. Isn’t this a slippery slope? Aren’t I making, essentially, the same argument that the Covid-vaccinated have now adopted as the party line - that it is alright to punish citizens to allegedly protect them from themselves? The way the Covid-vaccinated see it, the only thing that will allow them to stop placing lockdowns on themselves, unasked, is to ban the unvaccinated from society completely;9 yet another exercise in blatant self-hostage-taking by the Covid vaccinated to justify their oppression of the unvaccinated.
So, I share your trepidation. When the Covid-vaccinated argue that mandates and economic ostracization are still acceptable to apply to us because of the higher proportion, in hospitals, of unvaccinated middle-aged than Covid-vaccinated middle aged, I worry about the implications for our basic right as citizens to decide for ourselves on medical matters, rather than allow experts and the media to declare new lifestyle taboos on a whim, and have the state enforce that whim. But hear me out.
Yes, it’s true that the unvaccinated may end up requiring care for infection with the virus - and there are plenty of therapeutics, which do not require hospitalization to administer, but these have been suppressed - but only some of them. Most will not. Should 99% of the unvaccinated be punished for the misfortune that might befall 1% - especially since for the young and active, that ratio is closer to 100/0? The fact is, most unvaccinated are not at significant risk from the virus.
Whereas, for the Covid-vaccinated, 100% of them have rushed to have an experimental medical intervention with no data on long term effects. Thus, all of the Covid-vaccinated are at significant risk for running out to try experimental drugs their TV tells them to get.10 In fact, we could argue that restrictions on the Covid-vaccinated are not so much an intervention on health care grounds, but on the basis of psychological instability. Societies have often found it necessary, though unsavory, to confine the psychologically unwell to protect them and those around them from whatever harms might result from their wild delusions. So, confining the Covid-vaccinated until we can affirm that they are ready to navigate the adult world again would not, in fact, create a precedent for sanctioning those who refuse a preventative medicine (experimental or otherwise).
Thus, the problem is clear; the remedy unpleasant but likely appropriate. The only thing we can do for the Covid-vaccinated is confine them to their homes. For their own good.
Serhan, Yasmine. “The Silent, Vaccinated, Impatient Majority.” (2022, January 17.) The Atlantic.
In France, and in other democratic countries around the world, the unvaccinated make up a relatively small segment of the population. Macron and his peers in countries such as Australia and Italy have calculated that condemning this group could be more politically effective than pandering to it.
For all of the attention that has been paid to the growing political cleavage between the jabbed and the jabless, getting vaccinated is extremely popular in countries where vaccines are widely available. Countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Spain, and Canada have vaccination rates as high as 94 percent, 81 percent, and 79 percent, respectively, without blanket vaccine mandates.
It stands to reason, then, that politicians would seek to use this popular issue to their political advantage. This is particularly true in the French context, where it is estimated that only 5 million people over the age of 12 have yet to receive a single dose.
Until recently, unimmunized French people could still access public spaces so long as they could provide proof of a negative COVID test, which I previously described as the “carrot” approach to promoting vaccination. By shifting to a more punitive model, Macron seems to be kicking off his as-yet-undeclared presidential campaign with a pledge to stick it to the unvaccinated.
Krause, Philip. Gruber, Marion. Offit, Paul. “We don’t need universal booster shots. We need to reach the unvaccinated.” (2021, November 29.) The Washington Post.
Two-thirds support the new vaccine-passport requirements to access public spaces. The way many French people see it, widespread vaccination was their ticket to a semblance of normalcy over the summer. As the Omicron variant spreads, and as intensive-care units come under the strain of primarily unvaccinated patients, many people may wonder why those who got vaccinated should face the same restrictions as those who opted against.
A completely false statement, naturally. Droves of Covid-vaccinated have forsworn further injection, and oppose the mandates. But, one must take liberties in satire.