This was the scene outside Carolina East Health Medical Center in New Bern, North Carolina, at about 8 o’clock this morning:
The event was a “STAND 4 MEDICAL FREEDOM/OUR HEALTHCARE WORKERS DESERVE BETTER” demonstration. The people protesting were not against the coronavirus vaccine–I am sure many of them were vaccinated. However, all of us were protesting the idea that an employer can force an employee to get a shot that has not yet been fully tested. For those who argue that the shot is fully tested, please consider that the shot has only been in existence for about a year. How do we know what the long-term effects are?
There were about eighty people who attended the demonstration. The cars passing by were waving and giving thumbs up to show their support.
Demanding the shot is an affront to personal freedom. Demanding the shot with the threat of firing when hospitals are short-staffed to begin with is simply unwise.
Another thing to be aware of–America is the only country in the world that does not recognize the natural immunity of those who have recovered from the coronavirus as protective. This defies all previous science. It also defies the statistics coming from some of the most highly-vaccinated countries.
Get the vaccine if you choose, but don’t think it is your right to force others to get the vaccine. The unvaccinated are no more likely to spread the coronavirus than the vaccinated. The only thing the vaccine currently claims to do is to ensure that you will have a milder case if you get the virus, and even that is being questioned by many doctors.
Freedom is the foundation of this country. Let’s not give it away.