6th of August, 2021. Georgetown, Guyana, South AmericaLast updated: August 6, 2021 at 15:29 pm
In light of the recent showdown between believers and skeptics, we would like to make the following statement:
If a person has reason to believe that they are strong and their immune system is capable of fighting off the virus, that person may opt not to take the vaccine. Further if someone knows of some herbal remedy or other natural treatment for covid, and thus has means to protect himself, that person may opt not to take the vaccine. They do so at their own risk.
If a person does not have full confidence in his body’s ability to survive the Covid-19 virus, and does not know of any herbal remedies or natural cure to protect himself, that person may choose to take the vaccine. He does so however, at his own risk of possible long or short term side effects.
The vaccine makers make it absolutely clear that they are not responsible for any complications which may arise from taking the vaccine, and they are protected by law.
Remember that the virus can live in both the bodies of vaccinated and unvaccinated people, and both can spread it. The vaccinated however, has a lesser chance of getting sick or dying. It is ridiculous therefore to say that the unvaccinated pose a threat to the vaccinated. Covid vaccines may be safe and relatively effective, but the choice of whether to take it must remain voluntary.
The Uprising in St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Mass protests against forced vaccinations are taking place all around the world. Most mainstream media channels, however, refuse to cover them. Yesterday, a tragic situation escalated in which the Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Mr. Ralph Gonsalves, was hit in the head by an object hurled by a protestor. The protest was against mandating vaccines.
First of all, we must say that we condemn and are deeply saddened by the attack on Mr. Gonsalves, and we extend our deepest sympathies and prayers to him and his family.
But at the same time, we must caution the following:
While we are deeply saddened by and strongly condemn the violent attack on the St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister, we cannot ignore the precursor to it. Citizens became enraged when Mr Gonsalves was attempting to pass legislation making covid vaccination mandatory.
We can call to mind the Revolutionary War of 1776 and Thomas Jefferson’s words: “governments are instituted amongst men deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”
In any democracy, nothing can be forced down the throats of the common people because a handful of people believe it is the right thing to do.
We all dream of a world where covid no longer exists, but it is an individual choice as to whether or not to get vaccinated with a drug that has been approved for emergency use only. You can do more to convince the people of the safety and efficacy of the vaccine, but you cannot force them to take it or penalize them for not taking it.