It’s a very strange world we are living in today. There is a Pandemic happening across the globe. Millions have died and more millions have suffered from the virus known as Covid-19, or the Corona Virus. It’s latest incarnation, Omicron, is much more catchable, but not nearly as deadly.
Millions have received the vaccine, but not enough for us to achieve herd immunity. This is because a very large minority — mostly adherents of the Trump stolen election lie and/or Q-Anon conspiracy theories, refuses to take the vaccine. Even more refuse to mask, and they openly encourage others to not mask or take the vaccine as well.
It could be a good thing. For the past fifty or more years we have heard of the dangers of overpopulating the planet. We are now seeing the rise of tides and the drastic changes in weather patterns so symptomatic of Climate Change. It may be that the Earth Mother created the Virus to cull the herd.
That aside, we are in a crisis situation. Hospitals across the country are running out of room and there is a severe shortage of health care workers. Mandates don’t seem to mean anything, and some even have the audacity to take protests against masking and vaccination to the streets. The Virus doesn’t care. It rages on.
Back during World War II the Govt. rounded up all the Japanese Americans are put them in internment camps. The Japanese were totally innocent, and many were fighting in the war along side other citizens. This was a totally racist reaction to a crisis situation.
Now, we have a real crisis situation. I would propose that the Govt. build some new internment camps. I would -propose that a fleet of vans be sent out and go door to door, equipped with nurses and National Guardsmen.
The Nurse knocks on the door, “Hello how are you? Have you been vaccinated?” “Yes, I have.” “Very good. Have a nice day.”
Next stop, “”Hello how are you? Have you been vaccinated?” “No, I haven’t.” “I can vaccinate you right here, right now.” “Great, let me have it!.”
Next stop, “”Hello how are you? Have you been vaccinated?” “No.” “Ok, I can vaccinate you right here, right now.” “No, I don’t believe in that.” “Ok. No worries,” and then the nurse signals to the National Guardsman to take the person, or persons, into custody. They are taken to an internment camp to live with other unvaccinated people.
I know this isn’t probably a very popular idea, but, “the good of the many outweighs the good of the few.”
I bet that within a year of the institution of this policy, we could go back to normal.