Collective Responsibility during Covid 19

Starts with each person acting mindful of others

**Disclaimer: I have a background as a Counsellor, Business Analyst, Web Developer, Health Worker, and Health blogger. I am not a medical expert, and this article is my opinion.

My blog site is usually about advocating alternative health solutions. However, when covid-19 arrived in 2020, we were stuck with few solutions, nothing was tested and I could not find any suggestions that I knew would work.

We were, and still are being asked to be socially responsible by following lockdown rules, getting vaccinated, cooperating collectively to save our lives and the lives of those around us.
I concur. I agree. It’s the most sensible way to prevent unnecessary deaths. Is the vaccine safe? Most people getting vaccinated are not experiencing problems, although .001% of people are getting heart problems from taking the vaccine. So the solutions we have, are far from perfect right now. But the results are showing, that those who do get vaccinated are 95% less likely to need intensive hospital care if they catch covid. This has got to be the better option to go with.

We are free agents in how we choose to react and interact individually to this pandemic. You may know people who are stressed and scared, don’t trust big Pharma, and need your calmness and reassurance. See some mental health resources links at the bottom of this page. However, I say to the hesitant, if 1 million people get infected here, maybe 5 thousand will need ICU care. What if your local hospital can only cater for 300 people in ICU? What happens to the other 4,700 people needing intensive care? Would you let them all die for the sake of your hesitancy, objecting to “one person in a million” who might die from taking the vaccine? The problem of “Do no harm” has many layers to consider.

The results are in, if 95% of the population is vaccinated, then the hospitals will not get overwhelmed. So it makes sense to get vaccinated, doesn’t it? That’s Risk Minimisation.

I am writing to encourage you to keep positive and keep yourself and others safe around you by getting vaccinated. Encourage others to get vaccinated, so we can ultimately open up the country again. This is not the time to promote Vitamin C as the cure. However I have to update my opinion, because I have started watching Dr John Campbell on Youtube, a very respected specialist who evaluates findings and helps to interpret them for the masses. On 12th December 2021, his video said that even though we cannot stop Omricon Variant taking over the world, we can prevent serious hospitalisations by getting vaccinated OR boosting our immunity by taking the following supplements: Vitamin D3, Zinc, and Vitamin K2. See his video here: Therefore Anti-vaxxers please take note! If you don’t want to take the vaccine, then at least boost your immunity. Dr John also has a video explaining that many of the unexplained vaccine deaths, are due to the injection not staying in the muscle, but in fact accidentally leaking into the bloodstream where it can cause blood clots.

I believe Jacinda is working on solutions and will implement what is necessary to protect people first and foremost. But besides getting vaccinated, I would like to see a faster roll-out of Saliva testing to replace Nasal swabs, see more MIQs away from populations, allow certain home MIQ options, better coordination for NZ’ers to travel home / get flights, and speed up the fast-tracking for desperately needed migrant workers such as nurses and agricultural workers. We need all front-line workers to be 100% vaccinated, asap. No Jab, no Job. If you are an isolated worker, then no, you might not need to get vaccinated. I agree with vaccination passports too, for travel and public events. And with the 90% Project, NZ would be in a position to open up borders again without hospitals becoming overrun.  Then, we would be unlikely to need to go back into Lockdowns again, especially with the news that Omricon is less serious for the already vaccinated.

For the vaccine-hesitant, or anti-vaxxer groups. Whatever you chose to follow, the majority will win. We have to run with it; it’s the only thing that will keep the majority of us alive until we find something better. At least as of December 2021, if you are unvaccinated by choice, please take Vitamin D, K2, and Zinc and that might keep you from clogging up the ICU’s.

For those being hospitalised with covid infection:

95-97% of people filling up hospitals around the world are reported to be unvaccinated.
In all US states, the rate of breakthrough cases among the fully vaccinated is below 1 percent.

It’s very sad that we live in the new dystopian era of armchair experts with a little scientific background who would not normally be heard. They are spreading misinformation via their Facebook, or other websites. No one would have listened to them otherwise. At least Youtube is now banning anti-vax and misinformation videos.  This is a step in the right direction. I suggest you look up Dr John Campbell for the latest correct information.

Covid is dangerous to all people, all ages. It can lead to Long Covid, i.e. Chronic Fatigue, permanent damage of the lungs, heart, or brain.  No one is trying to say “get vaccinated and you will never get Covid”. Just as no one has said to take the Flu Jab and never catch flu again.

Nearly all COVID deaths in US are now among unvaccinated

In America, almost all the hospitals are full to overflowing with the un-vaccinated (mostly uneducated who believe misinformation, or religious objectors). Suddenly, when they realise they are dying, they start begging to be given the vaccine, but are told it is already too late. Don’t be one of those who die for their foolish beliefs.

  • In the Washington Post 19th August 2021, a Doctor in Alabama said: I recently read an essay, titled “Let It Rip,” in which the writer argued that public policy at this point should be to allow sickness and death run its course and “let reality persuade the delusional and deranged.”

On a brighter note, hold on, keep your spirits up, because we have moved forward since that dire appraisal. The latest analysis of the Omricon variant in South Africa is proving to be more infectious but less lethal than the Delta variant, (for the vaccinated) with a greater chance of it taking over, then dying out. Normality will soon return, albeit in a different format. Just get vaccinated, so that the worst effects can pass over you. By next year we will have tablets (pills) to take if we get it, so that we can recover entirely at home.

If we need help now, we should not be afraid to seek out organisations that are here to support us from within our local communities and online. Make a plan. Take up a hobby, there are loads of free tutorials online. I myself joined a Four Seasons Art class for beginners earlier this year. I now have a new skill, and bunch of new lovely friends!

Remember that a healthy engaged mindset helps to combat stress when you use your mind creatively in a positive way, as that is therapeutic in itself. Be a hero. Take care of yourself. Stay strong.


Resources:

https://covid19.govt.nz/

Here are some helplines info links

NZ Govt Health website

NZ Mental Health Org NZ

Health Navigator

World Health Organisation

Using social and behavioural science to support COVID-19 pandemic response 
Image reference: I have used their infographic for my article.

UK article about guarding mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hashem Al Ghali – a Science Reporter, writes about latest discoveries that can neutralise covid.


Please submit your links and I will list more community services on this page.

 

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