It has been some time since I published here and I note there are currently 7 draft posts sitting here waiting for me to add to them with something vaguely wise or at least a little interesting. All of them initially sparked by something in the media, often something so outrageous or so concerning that in the midst of writing, I find I don't even have words anymore to describe the absurdity or inhumanity of our world.
During the worst of the overt and nasty discrimination against people who had chosen not to participate in experimental medical therapies which purported to be safe and which we know have not been effective, many feared not being able to access healthcare at all.
I was one of them. The doctor's surgery I had attended for 30+ years would not provide me with treatment when I had Covid. They wanted nothing to do with me. Still today doctor's surgeries don't want patients with a sniffle or a cough so I'm not sure why they are so busy given sniffles and coughs probably made up at least some of their businesses.
People, politicians and medical 'professionals' included suggested that unvaccinated people should not be allowed to access healthcare at all, for any reason. They should be left to die.
Today, three years into this horror show, that is exactly what is happening to an Australian woman being denied life-saving treatment unless she complies with taking a drug that the majority of evidence today demonstrates does little if anything to prevent transmission of Covid.
In fact, until now, because of the heart condition which now necessitates a transplant, she was considered exempt from this experiment. One high profile doctor expresses the view that the heart she could receive has more value than she does when he says:
"From a transplant physicians point of view… the biggest risk to you when we hit your immune system like that if you get Covid-19 without having the vaccine, then there‘s a really significant risk that you’ll die and that organ will die with you,” Dr Coatsworth said.
“And we don‘t want that to happen to you and we certainly don’t want it to happen to the family whose made that sacred donation. So it is such a complex area. I don’t envy your decision, but I do standby the rules of the transplant physicians have made here.”
I don't know about you but this is perhaps one of the most offensive ... if there can be any part of this more offensive than the other ... parts of this statement.
His use of this word in this situation sickens me. This woman has children, a husband, perhaps parents and no doubt other family who love and value her, whose worth and value is not about whether she complies with politically driven drug trials that provide her no benefit at this point. Sacred?
If anything has been truly lost from this new world we are in today, it is that anything seems to be considered 'sacred' except the words and dictates of a few people in power who are trying to rob us of all our humanity.
In many cases they are succeeding. My own fears are realised that it is a possibility that in the event I might need some essential healthcare it may be denied me. For me, this is an even greater reason for people to step up and stand their ground, whether vaccinated or not. Any one of us can be the next in line as the sand shifts and dictates change.
What will be your line in the sand? Do you even have one?