By JAMES J. KUROPATWINSKI
Week #2 of the Triad Accommodation and a federal lawsuit is underway (see “Los Alamos National Lab Employees Bring Federal Lawsuit Over COVID-19 Religious Discrimination” link).
This, after the COVID-related death of Colin Powell (whom was vaccinated), the testing positive of Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorka (whom was vaccinated), and a recent report put forward by the New Mexico Department of Health that more than one in four reported new COVID infections are among the vaccinated.
At what point will the fear-induced incursions upon personal liberties subside? I am of the opinion that modern society is debased from the laws of nature as well as the natural law, as the U.S. policy in reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic/panic have shown.
Whether pro-vax, anti-vax, or neutral – I continue to request that we walk forward together to pursue policies that are in line with the laws of nature and the natural law; not a one-size-fits all policy that turns liberty-minded citizens into submissive automatons working the factory assembly line of a socialist society.
I will note that the NMDOH report illustrates the effectiveness of the vaccine in reducing hospitalizations and deaths due to COVID. However, it also demonstrates that the vaccine is not the cure-all that proponents exclaim.
According to the report’s data from Sept. 27 to Oct. 25: ~27 percent of all COVID cases are of vaccinated individuals. As such, it is currently unclear as to when Triad management will find this infection rate among the “~99 percent Vaccinated Workforce” to be an “acceptable risk” such that its “accommodation” made to those with medical or religious exemptions can be less Machiavellian.
As a safety engineer by profession, both Triad’s and the U.S.’s vaccine-only approach reminds me of the forest fire fighting strategies of the mid-20th Century in which it was standard policy to put out all fires.
That policy has been shown to be a contributing factor to the huge western fires we continue to experience in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. (Drought and human expansion into the wilderness are other major contributors.) I am fearful of what a “vaccinate ALL people, even the kids” strategy will have on our ability to fight future novel corona viruses.
As for the social cohesion challenge I proposed, I thank the community members who responded with kind words. I love Northern New Mexico in general, and the Los Alamos community specifically. Since I have blocked myself from Facebook and most news sites, my wife had to share the comments (as of the middle of the week) relative to my previous letter. She was quite animated at some of the responses, and it all made for fine conversation. With regards to the not-so-kind words: I thank you for your vehemence, and ask that it be used for constructive ends.