Covid Stupidity, is not new. The portmanteau ‘covidity’ appeared early on in relation to some of the less sensible suggestions and actions of Government.
Now, we really are under pressure to decide on the sanity of the administration with Jacinda’s latest … unrestrained use of authority in dictating her whim with regard to mask-wearing.
I could have just said arbitrary but our circumstances suggest we may need a slightly more forthright approach here.
It’s been clearly stated that wearing a mask serves no purpose in stopping the spread of Covid if you do not have symptoms. If you do have symptoms it reduces the possibility of another person, including one wearing a mask from contracting the disease through your inconsideration.
Something along the lines of putting your hand over your mouth when coughing or sneezing.
Perhaps the rationale is, if we all wear masks we will not create a new prejudice, a Covid prejudice or will maintain some degree of ideological equality.
I prefer to retain my right to a greater choice here, my freedom of choice, and the opportunity to avoid a person wearing a mask because they are either infectious or stupid.
So, I also notice that drug companies will not supply vaccine without immunity from side effects. Quite simply they are not prepared to surrender their civil security to comply with political pressure. Why should they. Vaccine would normally be supplied on the basis of scientific study not for the benefit of political demands.
On the same basis why would I comply with a political demand that surrenders my civil security and increases the possibility of my exposure to Covid transmission because I cannot identify someone going to or home from the doctor because they think they might have Covid.
I’m sorry, this arbitrary compliance to the whim of Jacindarella and her fairytale thinking doesn’t suit me and I would like to think it’s not suiting any other sane person left in the population.