A friend sent me a video clip of a family doctor in Indiana who told his school board that COVID vaccinations are never going to work. My friend admitted he “didn’t know who to believe?”
So, I sympathized:
“Yes, it’s hard to know whom to believe. On the one hand you have this family physician in Indiana who has scientific knowledge that is superior to the US Department of Health, the United Nations, and the governments of more than a hundred countries around the world. He argues that vaccines don’t work and are actually harmful. He learned as he was preparing to be a doctor, that vaccine worked for smallpox but will not for these types of viruses such as the common cold. Masks also don’t work and are a deception in some way causing the virus to get worse. The doctor, however, bless him, has treated 15 COVID patients with 100% success using herbs that he told his audience about. Golly! It’s so confusing!”
Meanwhile, I have been monitoring the mood of my many friends in the USA and here in Thailand, and I can see a down-turn in mental welfare. I am pretty sure it comes from a combination of circumstances, including the waves of COVID. First the virus came but would be controlled, and then it got out of control but vaccines would take care of it, and then it turned out new strains were spreading despite vaccination, and then there was a need to start over with social restrictions and new rules. People hoped we’d return to normal. But that has been postponed and a “lot” of people are rebelling. Their rebellion is most dangerous when it is obstructing the vaccination movement. That is what has pushed many of my friends and family toward the brink. I am not exaggerating when I say I’m worried about how they’re doing emotionally. They don’t sound well at the moment.
This prolonged pandemic and swirling storm of bad news is getting us down.
Rev. Dr. Kenneth Dobson posts his weekly reflections on this blog.