Posted by George Morrison

Covid – the reality           Word on the Week          19th February 2022.

Just when we thought Covid had passed us by and we were cleaning the Men’s Shed prior to resumption I end up contracting Covid!   Other people got Covid, many people around us got Covid.   I had begun to think I was immune!    So don’t dispense with the mask yet!

The one to dread is long Covid.    It inflicts a tiredness that becomes impossible to shake off.   It makes its home in an existing condition which makes it difficult to treat.

Originally vaccination was carried out, not only to protect the one being vaccinated, but to prevent the spread of the virus through the community.   In more recent times, vexed at the slowness of their population to get vaccinated, authorities introduced the mandatory aspect.   It now has descended into a show of strength!

No one likes being told what to do and it may be that Governments have been ham-fisted in applying the ‘science’.   Making vaccine mandatory is a bridge too far for many people.  In fact, rallies against it have already occurred in Australia, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, and the Czech Republic, among other countries.

In North America, Canadian truckers protesting against vaccine mandates have inspired truckers around the world to head to their capital cities in protest.   These things can quickly get out of hand as seen by the Canadian Government’s response.  

The fact is that vaccination will be with us for the foreseeable future.   It prevented me from getting Covid badly.   Cheer up vaccine deniers – you haven’t heard much mention of the flu this winter so it must be doing some good in the community!

Naaman had leprosy. He wanted a cure.  He thought he was above authority.   And Elisha, the prophet, sent a messenger to him, saying, “Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored, and you shall be clean.” But Naaman was angry and went away, saying, “Behold, I thought that he would surely come out to me and stand and call upon the name of the Lord his God, and wave his hand over the place and cure me of my leprosy.”

It took his servants to speak sense to him, he obeyed and was cured (2 Kings Chapter 5 verses 1 to 19).   Perhaps the truckers and others will reconsider their stance.