Andrew Bolt, evening after evening touts vaccination. Overwhelmingly those in hospital for Covid are unvaxxed he says; those dying are unvaxxed and so on. And, too boot, he is on the record as effectively supporting medical apartheid. OK, he’s not nearly so far gone as Covid crazies like Greg Sheridan but it’s troubling nonetheless.
Why watch him? He’s good on identity politics, on the ‘stolen generations’ factoid, on climate change hysteria, on transgenderism and men with no shame pretending they’re women in order to win women’s sporting contests, on the perversion of children’s education, and so on.
I just don’t get it. It’s not hard to understand that these Covid vaccines are not like any other. They’re based on novel technology. By definition no longitudinal clinical trials have been undertaken. As I pointed out in a previous post, pregnant women have been recklessly advised to take one or other on scant evidence. They don’t prevent people catching and passing on the virus. And their effectiveness rapidly wanes. Witness the experience of early starter Israel; memo to Bolt and his ilk, not late starter Australia. Be journalists!
On reflection, I can’t recall any commentator on Sky News, whatever the slant of his or her views, who hasn’t shared their personal medical history and told me that they’ve been vaxxed. Who hasn’t, as well, said that they’re pro-vaccine, whatever in the world that means? Are they pro-aspirin too? On the other hand, I can’t recall anyone telling me that they haven’t been vaxxed. Does anyone know of someone? Rowan Dean maybe? I don’t know.
Worth noting. In all of this Steve Waterson, writing in The Australian, is a heroic standout. Such an evident clash of civilisations in the one place and time: Waterson (Reason) and The Australian newspaper (Going rapidly Woke).