We have all noticed folks bragging about their vaccination status on social media to include sites like Linkedin (a site which used to be business casual but is now business candy aisle walmart). Perhaps you have proudly displayed your band-aid arm or vaccination card for all to see? Getting the vaccine is a personal health choice and I have no qualms over that, no more than I would should someone get the flu shot, a dental cleaning or an annual check-up. I do however find this new phenomena of displaying vax status as rather bizarre, non-sensical and even humorous. I have been around here for almost 52 years now and this is a first for me. At my age it still amazes me how many "firsts" I still seem to come across!
One of the really funny ones to me is the proclamation of "FULLY VACCINATED". I have to laugh at this one as an Army veteran... you see I have a yellow accordion fold out shot record which will almost reach the floor fully extended.... thanks to the US Army. I never thought about taking a picture of me holding that sucker up to show off on social media.... and I have been known to show off on social media! There are literally things on my shot record that I have no idea what they are! Basically every shot known to science between 1987-1995. It includes things like rabies, anthrax, gamma globulins, and on and on.... and certainly some experimental stuff too. Every change of duty station or even hint of a deployment came with a bevy of shots- both arms and both ass cheeks. So for all you folks who went to Walgreens and are now bragging fully vaccinated just shut up! You're not and no one cares!
Again I have no qualms over you getting the vaccines... any vaccines. But at the same time... I don't give a shit either. Now upon hearing that some folks will immediately say "Your an asshole and don't care about people's health". But keep reading and hear me out. My care and empathy for others extends far beyond a dime store shot.
I saw a physician on Instagram with the "I got the shot " post we are all accustomed to now recently... and she proclaimed "Because it is the RESPONSIBLE thing to do". To say I almost lost my shit on that one is an understatement! You see RESPONSIBILITY is where I live. It is my mantra. It is my daily meditation. It is my ultimate goal and pursuit. It is my watch word. If I got a tattoo it would be RESPONSIBILITY across my chest, with some flames, an eagle and maybe a tiger and barb fence wires.
So doc let's talk a bit about the "responsible" thing to do when it comes to viruses, pandemics, disease, and personal health.... all of which feed into population health. If you read my blog or know me... you know where this is headed! And a dime store shot is at the far end of the responsibility list!
So let's talk RESPONSIBILITY! -
WHOLE FOODS DIET
MEDITATION (ON RESPONSIBILITY)
RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS (NOT ONLINE)
CLOSE ASSOCIATION WITH ANIMALS (PETS, HUNTING, BIRDING, ETC)
NO PRESCRIPTION DRUGS NO RECREATIONAL DRUGS
LITTLE TO NO DRINKING
So I want to start a trend where we post these things on our social media. My IG and snap stories are full of these 10 items. My website focuses on these 10 items. We need a proof of health card for folks to show their exercise frequency, diet, sleep etc. Not a stupid proof of vaccination card. Put me in a room with a 100 people doing these ten things and I would be safer than being in a large room with one person who watches youtube and twitter all day eating shit food but has the stupid vax!
We have had a year our population could have been steered toward these 10 things...Has the greatest doctor in the land mentioned them? Fauci? Fauci? Fauci? Crickets. People the next pandemic is coming. Please look inside yourself and face true responsibility and start posting these 10 things on your social media... not your pharma solutions.