Three years in, the bell has rung. No, I don't expect Covidians and vaccine fanatics to apologize. But the ones so deluded as to think THEY still should be judging US - I'm done with them. Forever.
It’s not just being wrong about COVID any more. It’s being wrong about just about everything, and being willing to destroy our country rather than admit they were wrong.
I’m done with them
Its sad. My pulmonary doctor brother in law has never reached out, Apologized or acknowledged anything...even after they required/demanded myself and my unvaxxed family take tests prior to our gathering for Christmas only for they themselves to all come down ill with covid that following February after their 3 plus shots. I honestly I dont ignore them...we pretend nothing happened but they are sort of dead to me now in a general sense...I feel nothing for them...ambivalent at best if only for the sake of my in laws and keeping the peace. They want us to visit but I can not bring myself to bother ...plus it's San Fran which is not real inviting either. They were willing to make our ailing in laws be alone for every holiday and then insisted on making us feel like dirty disease spreaders even when science and common sense contradicted this plainly and that in my opinion became clear very early on..my family had covid in early 2021 prior to vax so our risk of spread was at par with vaxxed. They are both doctors as well....and my brother in law even pushed us to vax our healthy 16 year old who had already had covid. I can't. They were supposed to be smart but I lost all respect for doctors and the medical community after this. I am a CPA and could follow the freaking logic better than them....totally blind to their own politically driven group think. Yeah I can't really go back...the emperor has no clothes. (Reference to a childhood fairy-tale)
Well, I lost a brother to suicide on July 1, 2020 after he was laid off in April due to lockdowns and the resulting panic. People didn't want AV installers in their homes anymore. I'd love somebody responsible to apologize for that, but I'm not holding my breath.
I am 75 and overweight according to government standards. I did not get the jab and I will not take a flu shot or any other needle from now on if I can help it.
My grandson,who thinks he’s smarter than I am, insisted I take a COViD test before “meeting his new baby.” Declined. She can get her shots and come see me when she’s ready.
WalMart was allowed to be open; but the jewelry counter was roped off. That’s as stupid as putting on a mask to walk through a restaurant. I feel sorry for this generation and the ones to follow.
I'm a pastor. Navigating that role amidst covid hysteria has easily made this the toughest season of 20+ years now serving in this way (the cultural mess that ensued has only made it worse). Some were on the same page. Others were obviously not. Same thing goes for my relationship with family - my dad mainly. Maintaining unity amidst the differing opinions was only possible through extra doses of patience and grace. Never have I felt more a sense of "stay in your lane" from others; "accept what the experts say" even became a supposedly proper thing to do for Christians. All of that makes the current demeanor of "let's just move on" so frustrating. Thanks for your perspective on the journey.
ABC did an interview with Robert Kennedy Jr about running for President. They edited out all his comments about the vaccine because of mis and disinformation. They actually posted this statement after the interview. They still insist more people would have been hospitalized and more would have died if not for the vaccine. They just won't admit they were and are wrong.
I refused the shot while I was pregnant and while I was breastfeeding (early 2021). My OB told me it was safe for me to get when I was in my third trimester and while I was breastfeeding.
In September 2021, I was not allowed to return to my office after my 6-month maternity leave because I was not jabbed. I happily worked from home until April 2022 when I was told to return to the office, after my triple (quadruple?) vaxxed co-workers and their families all caught COVID. The reason I was given was that "community infection rates are low" (a blatant lie).
In November 2021, a neighbor in my neighborhood ladies' book club wrote in the group email chain: "I believe everyone in the group is vaccinated, if that makes any difference in you being comfortable hosting inside instead of outside." (I had never discussed the jab with her - I wonder if she thought she would be able to smell it on me?)
My heart goes out to the commenters whose lives were destroyed by the Covid insanity. So many people suffered such horrifying loses...I don't know how I would move on and deal with the monsters and cowards responsible. The impacts on me and my family are minimal in comparison, and yet....
How can I trust the medical advice from my doctors when they told me to get a jab that had never been tested on pregnant women (and never could be for ethical reasons), with no regard for the life of my precious son?
How can I work in a place where I know policy decisions are not informed by logic or common sense, but instead a cocktail of fear, propaganda and whatever is convenient for the leadership? How can I forget that my boss will not acknowledge a mistake if doing so would hurt his faith in the blue church.
How can I form friendships in my new neighborhood with neighbors who denounced my presence in their homes (or chimed in with their vaxx status)? How can I encourage my sons to make friends with their children, knowing that betrayal and ostracization would come swiftly to them if the man on the TV said they should (for Covid, or whatever hysteria comes next)?
My faith in the decency and trustworthiness of my community has been shattered, and yet my family has hardly been touched by COVID-19 in comparison to what many have lost.
Agree with another poster that this isn't about Covid. The inability to allow discussion or debate flows into so many other areas, one obvious area being the transgender ideology, I'm honestly starting to believe t's about government forces using psych-ops to instill in weak-minded Americans a puritanical resolve to be "right" or morally superior in order to usher in societal change that more closely resembles Communist China than our beloved USA. Writing this makes me feel like I've lost it, and I pray I'm very wrong (and will not be unwilling to admit it if proven so.....!)
Thank you for your consistent courage despite all... We knew we could count on you.
I lost some acquaintances. I kept my balls. That's gotta count for something.
I haven’t gotten an apology or even an ACKNOWLEDGMENT that the shots didn’t work. They still say it prevented you from having a bad case and dying🙄. I think it’s PRIDE. people cannot admit they were wrong because then they would have to face the fact the government (which they all trust) lied to them. And that would open up a entire can of worms that they cannot deal with. That’s a biggy, my government lies!😳
Come all the way over to the conservative side Alex. You’ll find true conservatives are much nicer people. They actually care about other people and want the world to be a better place instead of making everything about politics.
That time “everyone in medicine” proved to Alex The Narrative was more important than The Truth. Alex, your moral compass led you away from weak-minded ladder climbers. The rearview mirror will prove the pain is worth the gain.
Yes, so am I. My former 2 best friends said exactly that - coward, afraid of needles ?, you will kill us, stupid cow. A few weeks ago I saw one, and she talked just the same - lives saved by the jabs, if only everyone had taken them, millions of deaths in the US... the same stupid crap. That was the last time I talked to her. I will not contact her again, and if she contacts me, I will no longer be available. Enough is enough. I will invite those that treated me right, and a few new people I met who just like me, refused the jabs. During these last 2 years, I did with the jabbers as they did with me, did not invite them and did not call (they probably thought it got through the phone line LOL) and that won't change. No more invitations !
My mom developed dementia with Lewy bodies within a couple of months after her second shot. I am positive it’s a result of the jabs and I’ve read research that it is. My brother and I begged her not to get the vaccines but she listened to my sister and niece instead. Now that her condition is getting worse, they refuse to acknowledge it and won’t discuss it. I believe that at some level, they know they were wrong but their inability to face that causes them to shut out any discussion about my mom. They refuse to accept that she’s in a progressively degenerating condition. When she passes, I believe they will suffer tremendous guilt, although maybe it will be subconscious as they remain adamant that they were right. My sister still tries to keep us from going inside my mother’s home, wanting us to visit outdoors in small groups. It’s a serious mental problem at this point.
Thank you, Alex, for all you’ve done to help all of us.
My un-jabbed son was banished from his NYC office in Dec 2021 by government decree because he was un-jabbed. He was exiled to New Jersey. When the jab mandate was lifted, his NYC office asked when he would return. He said "never" because he found NJ to be a better place to work - no mandate and a new group of co-workers who didn't recoil when he entered a room. Walking away can be the best choice in matters of principle.