This morning.

Via Irish Times:

When The Irish Times invited people not taking the Covid-19 vaccine to explain their reasons, we received more than 250 responses inside two days…

…These readers’ statements are analysed by two doctors: Dr Anne Moore, vaccinologist at University College Cork; and Dr Eoghan de Barra, consultant in infectious diseases at Dublin’s Beaumont Hospital and senior lecturer in the Department of International Health and Tropical Medicines at the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland….

Why we’re not getting the Covid-19 vaccine: Irish Times readers share their reasons (Irish Times)

Meanwhile…

‘…We see the duty of care most possess for others play out in mask wearing too: a practice that offers little protection to the wearer, but is designed for the collective benefit of everyone around.

Compliance with mask wearing in Ireland has remained high, according to research from the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI). And even as mandatory mask wearing in the UK ends, they still remain ubiquitous on public transport and in supermarkets. It seems the message that we wear masks for each other’s benefit was not a hard one to grasp.

And though the government can issue mask-wearing directives all it likes, it cannot easily engender a sense of comity that sees people continue to wear them even when they do not have to. A roster of rules backed by the threat of sanctions can get us some of the way there, but it seems at the core of all of this is a shared ethical standpoint. That is something no cabinet could ever legislate for…’

Good grief.

Covid crisis could result in a shared ethical stance (Finn McRedmond, Irish Times)

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15 thoughts on “Analyse This

  1. Micko

    “There is no evidence that they impact on fertility or the menstrual cycle.”

    Well, I personally know two women who have had issues with their period after it
    (can’t comment on the fertility bit as they’ve had their family)

    Even Vice covered it last month it’s happened to so many women.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGqDGeDssmY&t=76s

    I’m sure there will be no long lasting effects – but to deny it outright… well

    1. Tinytim

      Interesting, now that you mention it I personally haven’t been able to sell my van since the rules on wearing masks were introduced.

      1. scottser

        that’s mad. my botty-boo-boo has definitely required more scratching since this pandemic began – there’s definitely something up.

  2. Cool_Hand_Lucan

    “If someone says it’s raining & another person says it’s dry, it’s not your job to quote them both. Your job is to look out of the tooting window and find out which is true.”

    Sally Claire

    1. Verbatim

      Well worth the read, hard to fault any of it! Wish I could be outraged by ‘such paranoid gibberish’, I wish the conspiracy theories just weren’t coming true. I wish I could find it ‘hilarious’, I wish it were Christmas, oh…but it is, I’m off to Grafton Street to buy, buy, buy!

    2. scottser

      nonsense – everyone knows the spanish flu originated in china. they love an oul cough, the chinese.

  3. DaithiG

    You know that even with the vaccine, you can still get the virus and pass it on, it just greatly reduces how sick you will get.

    So keep wearing those masks people. Children are not vaccinated and you can bring this virus home to them.

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