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Saturday, October 23, 2021
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Goho: Trusting agenda-free science

Existential Introspection

MANY today are suddenly eager to get vaccinated. Why is everyone so eager to jump on the bandwagon? Is this how we supposedly play our part as law-abiding and responsible citizens? Something about all this does not seem right. There is something destructive and sinister about it and we should not be so quick to blindly nod along with the conventional narrative.

While the innovations of vaccination in all its complexities are something to marvel about, what is of great importance is utter proof of its effectivity and safetiness. Perhaps we still cannot say such with absolute certainty regarding the available vaccines we have at the moment. Cases continue to rise regardless of more vaccine compliance, all the more is there a need for more reliable data and concrete information.

Why is there a need to sign a waiver? Why is there rampant censorship? Why are we not having these healthy and substantive debates that would address vaccine hesitancy? Why are vaccine injuries downplayed? Why is there a strong narrative for mandatory vaccinations? Why is there a lot of baseless fearmongering?

There is a need for such discussions to take place if we are to progress and overcome this crisis. These clashes need to be welcomed in order for any real growth to occur. Instead, we just see hatred, subjectivities, and a lot of emotional mislabels and name-calling of no substance.

People reluctant to get jabbed are instantly labeled selfish and irresponsible members of society. And there are many virtue-signaling and self-righteous imposers of vaccination who have complete disregard for freedom, choices, and constitutional rights which dangerously begin to reek of a highly rigid society that may be a threat to our future democracy.

There are extreme levels of alarmism on both sides that negatively affect society. Conflicting narratives with different agendas are prevalent and have created division in our community. In the end, an agenda-free and truth-driven narrative must-win above all.

As human beings, we are driven by certain biases and misguided motives. It is a given that there will be opposing sides of the spectrum. It is hard to discern whom we can fully trust when such views are vastly conflicting to the extremes. If there are so-called experts on one side, there are also credible experts on the other. How then does one make the final determination?

It is certain that we should not simply trust blindly simply by being persuaded by superficial credentials alone. That is a flawed mentality that is an abandonment of cognitive faculties.

Perhaps there may be simpler methods in treating Covid-19 regardless of the mutating variants. Many have managed to recover from it without any vaccine intervention, through cheaper alternatives, and by boosting the immune system naturally. If we can opt for cheaper and more effective solutions, then we should advocate for such instead of shunning it completely.

While this virus is inevitably real, and by no means must it be downplayed. A reasonable and realistic approach must be considered in its management. Impractical approaches driven by money or through an evil mainstream agenda aimed for control must be abolished at all costs.

We can simply hope there isn't a push for more expensive drugs and methods. Most of such beneficiaries might be overruled by a greedy agenda over a solidaric one. While there is no question, a handful of people stand to gain a whole lot from this crisis, let us hope that the right thing for humanity is put forth.

In such dystopian times, big government and big pharma might not be trustworthy enough. A collective profiteering agenda will always prevail. We must remain vigilant in discerning the appropriate measures to take. It would be foolish to simply go with the flow obliviously by trusting the so-called experts. We have every right to question such experts and make our own determination. We cannot allow the mass population to become part of an unprecedented movement with devastating repercussions.

Let us all unite and get into intelligent and objective discourse. Inciting more friction and hate through emotions and ego will be counterproductive.

We must protect our civil liberties before they might be taken away. There are more humane and rational approaches to containing this virus. We cannot simply go on a mindless and dangerous path. May we see the truth, may we trust an agenda-free science, may we be guided in overcoming the uncertainties of this global crisis.


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