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The Echo’s survey of local teachers regarding vaccination was as illuminating as it was disappointing.

One respondent popped their head out the rabbit hole to claim government was hiding evidence of hundreds of deaths resulting from vaccination. So the entire health workforce is collaborating in a conspiracy? It’s probably best that someone with this talent for forensic analysis is not left alone with children.

The rapid development of not one, but several vaccines for COVID is the most stunning success in biomedical history. If people choose to ignore this and take their chances with the virus, that’s their lookout. But not if they are in daily contact with other people’s children.

Teachers who feel affronted by the vaccine mandate need a lesson in ethics and responsibility. So here it is: Consider the unvaccinated and unmasked Californian teacher who infected half the class of primary aged students. Those students then infected family and friends. Other staff were also infected.

Did the teacher involved act ethically and responsibly? If you’re a teacher and you can’t answer ‘No’ then schools are not an appropriate workplace for you. BTW California now has a vaccine mandate for teachers.

Alan Watterson, Hastings Point


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10 COMMENTS

  1. Hi Alan,
    you might like to consider this before throwing stones.

    Dr Rochelle Walensky – Director, Centers for Disease Control said this August 5, 2021 on jabs for the Delta variant;

    “They continue to work well with delta with regard to severe illness and death, but what they can’t do anymore is prevent transmission.”

    Check it out for yourself and please do better, don’t promote a divided society based on marketing.
    Facts and compassion will lead us out of this mess.

    • They might not do a lot to prevent transmission from vaccination break through cases but they offer protection against infection and if you are not infected you can’t pass it on. This protection is less than 100% but the odds are then transferred to those who could potentially be infected.

      Read the entire message.

  2. Duty of care was always pushed in my teaching days. So that means to your students and other staff. You need to get vaxxed to go back to school- it is not a choice.

  3. Dear Alan,
    Here are some questions for you and David Heilpern:
    1. Joe Biden, President of the USA has mandated that all federal employees are to be vaccinated…EXCEPT members of Congress and their staff! Do you think he has any credibility left with the public in the USA or Australia for that matter?
    2. According to Cosmos Magazine publishe in the Echo on September 13, the Therapeutic Goods Adminstration in Australia has published 9 confirmed deaths due to the vaccines out of a total of 546 reported deaths. Since autopsies are the surest way to establish the actual cause of death, how many autopsies have been performed on those 546 people?
    3. What is the average cost per autopsy?
    4. How much finance in total has been provided to perform autopsies on these 456 reported deaths?
    5. Would you like to see the ages and sex of all those 456 people who died?
    6. Collectively, how many family members and close friends in total have been affected by these deaths and the Cosmos Magazine reported 22,180 Pfizer adverse events and 34,659 Astra Zenica adverse events related to these vaccines?

    • So it’s conspiracy garbage again Theo. You cherry pick information like number 1 – opposition from republicans and point 2 to 5 repeat themselves culminating in number 6- how many family members and close friends have been affected by Covid deaths Theo? A hell of a lot more and looking at statistics how about you research how many have died due to non vaccination and the proportion of hospitalisations of people unvaccinated. I really don’t know why you write this garbage Theo and what’s your point except the right to get infected and the right to infect others with no shame.

      • theo supposedly lives with a small group of like-minded people, surrounded, protected and enjoying all the privileges of a fully-vaccinated european country. and yet he chooses to spread disinformation in a community, on the other side of the world. the question is why? and should our local community really be listening to anything theo has to say?

          • Hi Liz,
            I will not be shocked at all because I do not fear anything. You on the other hand might be shocked to learn that a new strain virus called Sars-2 is in the planning stages and will be released in the next few years when the present covid thing runs out of steam. And along with this new strain, new gene therapies will be sold to fight it. I still like to be alive when that happens so that I can have the pleasure of telling you, I told you so here. My question is how long will you remain on the “vaccinsation” treadmill before you wake up? I just hope for your sake and mine, our children and grandchildren that it won’t be as long as Mr Hitler’s regime of 12 years. Love and Truth will ultimately prevail.

      • Hi Rod,
        In the above questions I never mentioned anything about conspiracies. That thought has obviously sprouted in your mind once again. I don’t believe in conspiracies.
        On item 1, I just stated the fact of Biden’s hypocracy of one rule for the masses and no rule for the elite and I never mentioned opposition from Republicans. This is once again your conspiratorial mind at work!
        The other questions are legitimate questions any free mind not obsessed with conspiratorial thinking would ask to make sure that our government is telling the truth because history shows they frequently do not. The mainstream media used to ask such questions, but over the the last thirty years has incrementally failed to do so. In fact over the last 18 months we’ve had non-stop 24/7 mainstream covid propaganda speaking with one voice that leaves Hitler, Stalin and Mao in shame. I am old enough to know what living a dictatorship feels like, sounds like and how it acts. And I remember the dancing in the streets at the end of WWII when Mr Hitler was defeated and what that felt like.

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