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Dean Jeffery’s blase and simplistic explanation of Covid transmission is worrying.

At last count 3.9 million of our fellow human beings have died of this horribly contagious disease. This was growing exponentially until the creation of a handful of suitable vaccines, which, very probably, would slow the death rate through reduced transmission. This has actually been shown to happen in the last six months or so. The US death rate from covid has gone from 3,000 a day in January to around 300. What’s not to like Dean? Still 300 too many, but with collective action we may be able to get to zero.

A more inclusive and collective approach may be the go. How about we all go for a further reduction in transmission, and obviously that may involve vaccination. The ‘my body is sacred’ trip is wearing a bit thin. And their appropriation of the feminist slogan ‘My body. My choice’ is typical of their self-centred shortsighted arrogance.

How about we turn away from self-interest and move towards community? Funny how the place has gone from a region of progressive thinkers to a ward of Covid deniers, anti-vaxxers and 5G freaks. Your standard right-wing Qanon deal. Unreal.

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  1. Well said . It is a tragedy how Byron shire has transformed from free thinking ,and hopefully inclusive and community minded to individual rights usurping the common good . The ” me ,me,me” generation have definitely made their ” rights ” known . As for them having access to special information that nobody else does on that most reliable source YouTube with it’s myriad of rabbithole conspiracy theorists,and then claiming that the ” mainstream press ” is fraudulent … Well not much you can say to that . The fear and paranoia and polarisation increases by the day . The last pandemic lasted 4 years . We shall watch on with interest how long this one persists … At this rate … A while yet

  2. While it is possible that 3.9 million have died of something somewhere at sometime……… shrills of ‘horribly contagious disease’ are alarmist and unproven.

    Data bastardised, dodgy tests, bogus cases, phoney science, corrupt media…… and so on.

    And significantly… medical debate shutdown… censored.

    • Bingo Richard, debate has been censored. That is far more dangerous to society than this virus.

      How’s John’s call “with collective action we may be able to get to zero” then goes on to say “their self-centred shortsighted arrogance”

      Mmm, good luck collecting a collective with that not-so-diplomatic approach John. You will have about they same zero chance of getting to zero.

  3. This Richard character is unbelievable, similar to the gun lobby in the USA denying the massacres at schools. No medical debate shut down, people tired of listening to this conspiracy crap.


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