|Posted by Miri on December 12, 2020 at 6:45 AM|
I was just going to write a short 'good luck' message to everyone going to the protests today, when it occurred to me to think what absolutely superhuman miracles of medicine all protest-goers clearly are. Mingling (that's illegal, you know) with hundreds, if not thousands, of others, without masks, shaking hands and hugging, singing, laughing, and not a bottle of hand sataniser (sic - and isn't it just) in sight.
Do bear in mind, protest-goers are not exclusively made up of super-healthy twentysomethings. On the contrary. Protest-goers include:
*The over 50s, 60s, and 70s;
*Those with underlying health conditions;
*The asthmatic, diabetic, allergic.
In short, they represent a full cross-section of society, including plenty of people deemed by the government at "high risk" from the current cold. I mean, deadly plague.
And yet.... Not one of these people have died. Not one has been hospitalised. I've heard unconfirmed reports of a few sore heads (whether this is virus or vodka related is unknown), but that's about it.
If there really was a super-infectious deadly contagion sweeping the nation, then every time there was a protest, the papers would be festooned with reports of lethally foolish protest-goers now in hospital, if not the morgue, and all because of their own grotesque irresponsibility and ingratitude (we are only destroying your life and DNRing your gran BECAUSE WE LOVE YOU).
Does this ever happen? No, it doesn't. Hundreds or thousands of people congregate in close proximity every single weekend, eschewing all "the rules", and nobody gets ill. Nobody dies. Why do you think this is?
Is it because a) protestors are all superhuman modern miracles of turbocharged immunity, or b) something else?
I think I can happily speak for all my fellow kerazy conspiraquacks, when I say, yes, we would all happily do a shift at the local Covid ward, without PPE. We would be more than willing to sacrifice our right to NHS treatment if we develop "Covid-like symptoms". We most certainly are very happy indeed to be banned from receiving the vaccine.
So what is the reason for this? Are we all just insane with a death wish which, maddeningly frustratingly, is never realised, no matter how many PPE-less people we perambulate alongside or unquarantined items we allow into our homes, or could it be... possibly... something else..?