I was lying in bed this morning having a theoretical conversation with a doctor; I suspect it was the doctor who featured in THIS ARTICLE. I have learned that that when it comes to medical questions, especially in this age that whatever fantastical scenarios I can dream up in my head the reality is often worse.
ME: This is not a pandemic of the unvaccinated. This graph, put together from official Ministry of Health statistics clearly show that hospitalisations are increasing and the vast majority of those are of people who are vaccinated.
HIM: [With a smile indicating he is in the right] – That’s because the majority of people have been vaccinated.
ME: I don’t really understand. Jacinda says that we are protected by the vaccines. Surely if that was true there would be very few vaccinated being hospitalised as they have protection against the virus.
HIM: [with a smile of condescension]. The vaccines protect against serious infection. The unvaccinated suffer more serious illness.
ME: That does not really stack up. The statistics do not show seriousness of illness. Presumably, if people are less seriously effected they would not be hospitalised, especially in such numbers.
By now, the smile has disappeared off his face.
HIM: I think we have talked enough
ME: I have paid you for your time to discuss this! You can’t just chuck me out.
HIM: You are an antivaxxer and are spreading misinformation
ME: I am only trying to stick to the facts and using official information to get to the truth. The figures show this is a pandemic of the vaccinated.
HIM: Gets up from his desk and addresses reception.
Can you call the police and tell them that I am being threatened? He just threatened me.