I am getting used being part of the underclass in Sydney. I supposed that’s what happens to the Untouchables in India. You get used to it. Before you know it, being barred from your club for which you are still paying dues, walking past the crowded local pub, buying takeaway coffees sipped outside on whatever public bench is available, not being able to see the latest Bond movie at the Orpheum cinema, becomes a way of life.
I suppose sitting at the back of the bus was simply how it was for black people in the Jim Crow South. You can’t stew over these things otherwise life would become even more difficult. I’m not sure how long it would be before I became inured to being obliged to wear a sign of my uncleanliness.
A fellow at my local church – we are all allowed back into worship in NSW – asked whether pews would be set aside for those who felt at risk from those unvaccinated. I am not sure how to respond to such inane remarks, at least civilly. The minister was good, pointing out that the vaccinated might equally catch the disease from the vaccinated. But you never feel as though logic, evidence, facts can ever break through to those who’ve swallowed Covid propaganda.
I might in future point out that those vaccinated might catch Covid from their dog or cat if they have one. Admittedly there is no compelling evidence yet that dogs and cats can pass the virus onto humans, but they can catch it. Here is recent commentary from the UK on some research. Certainly, the possibility remains open of domestic pets to human transmission. Now wouldn’t that be fun.
Mandatory vaccinations for pets. No commercial grooming for unvaccinated pets. People with unvaccinated pets not welcome. Have Pfizer run any clinical trials? On monkeys and mice, probably yes, but on collies or tabbies?