I subscribe to the UK Telegraph. Supposedly conservative. Its readers seem to be at any rate. This email headline came through this morning: “Majority of under-50s of people who died [in England] with the delta variant were unvaccinated.” That means that a distinct minority who died were fully vaccinated. In fact, twenty-four percent. That seems significant to me and more worthy of being headlined. But wait. I read down. Of the 1,076 deaths of people aged over 50, sixty-one percent had been fully vaccinated.
Imagine, if 60% of people dying from, say, smallpox had been fully vaccinated against this disease; and recently. There might be an inquiry. There might be questioning. But no, in this case, the proffered solution is vaccinating children to stop the spread, even though there is increasing evidence that it won’t, and booster jabs to prevent fully-vaccinated people getting very sick and dying.
Someone who I have known all my life has just been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Her daughter hopes that medications will help but distressingly says that she could have been on these much sooner if her medical appointments had not been cancelled because of COVID. Saving lives and improving the quality of life used to be the aim of medicine. Now its focus is on COVID and go hang the rest. And, to boot, the vaccines don’t work effectively and treatments have been pushed aside. What an unholy mess. Perspective and reason have been lost.