In December 1967 a patient in South Africa was dying from heart disease. Dr. Bernard offered him the chance to try a heart transplant, he agreed, he lived more than one year. While the occupation in Ottawa was underway (this was not a protest) doctors in Baltimore transplanted a pig’s heart in a human, the patient is still alive. When the polio vaccine came out in 1954 there were many hesitant people, so much so that Elvis agreed to get the vaccine on live tv on the Ed Sullivan show to calm nerves.
In 1905 Einstein published his relativity theory. Since then teams of scientist around the world have tested it with sophisticated computers. The new telescope in space will also test it. So far Einstein and his pencil have been proven right every time.
My dad use to say there are two kinds of people in the world. Those who believe in science and the rest of you.
The science in the vaccine has been studied by the brightest minds in medicine for 30 years. It is the same science that produced stem cell treatments. A doctor I saw on a documentary said, “We don’t know yet exactly how it works, but it works the same way every time.”
The important piece of knowledge the occupiers lacked is the scientific method. That’s our fault in not teaching it in elementary school until it is well understood.
But there is no excuse for the behaviour in Ottawa. If you don’t get vaccinated, live with the consequences.
Ukrainians are showing us what freedom looks like. It’s not hot tubs and bouncy castles.