I hate to write this post but for my own sanity I have made the decision to leave the site. I have made such good friends here who have shown me immeasurable support, Hunter in particular and Pam who has become a dear friend plus many others.
Those who know me know how I lost my mum to Covid in March of last year. Since then you will notice that I kind of dropped out of posting and answering posts. It's been a hard 10 months and I am far, far away from being 100% well in my mental health which is why I had to withdraw from all the Covid questions.
I pray that there are not many on the site who have lost a loved one through Covid because the pain of not being with your loved one at the end of their life clings to you every day. It is a pain I would not wish on my worst enemy.
Imagine how I felt today when I saw a post about the Covid vaccine where I saw quite a large number of people will be refusing the vaccine. When I saw this I knew I could no longer stay on site and read such posts.
I know everybody has freedom of choice but to those who will not have the vaccine, do you ever think about the choice of the NHS staff who are on their knees trying to keep people alive in the most horrendous of conditions. Do they not see or hear of nurses and doctors being found hiding in cupboards crying their eyes out because they cannot face seeing one more person die alone, or trying to control their emotions as they phone next of kin to tell them their loved ones are lost. These health workers are suffering PTSD from treating patients! When was that ever in the job description, but they carry on every day and I just don't know how. A doctor being interviewed on Sky News yesterday said what he is battling today is incomparable to any war zone he served in.
We have all been told repeatedly that the vaccine will not prevent you from carrying the virus. That once vaccinated you will still have to wear face masks and keep your distance for goodness knows how long but what it will do is help you should you contract Covid minimising the symptoms so that you do not have to be put on a precious ventilator or occupy an equally precious ICU bed.
Yesterday, the Government scientist on the Prime Ministers briefing said that of the over 5,000,000 people vaccinated in this country, not one of them had to be hospitalised with symptoms. That statement brought me hope until I read what I have today.
I cannot read anymore about members not doing everything in their power to get this vile virus under control. It just saddens me to much.
I wonder if those who are saying no to the vaccine are on drugs such as Hydroxycarbomide, a drug that affects your body far more than any vaccine would.
One member, who I shall not name on this post, has chosen to take vitamins to protect himself/herself from the virus. Good luck with that one. I am sure the Government would have been able to save billions on vaccines and thousands of lives could have been saved if there was one ounce of truth to this treatment.
Before I leave I just ask that each of you reach deep in side and show compassion to your fellow man and, more importantly, help the emergency service workers who, because of those who refuse to comply with Government regulations, and now who refuse to take a modified flu virus vaccine, will make this a world that nobody wants to live in, a world where thousands more loved ones are cruelly taken before their time. Anybody who has an ounce of compassion surely will think again when offered the vaccine. If you don't then I hope you ask for forgiveness from the doctors and nurses who put their lives on the line to treat you because you wouldn't take the lifeline that was offered to you.
I pray your God keeps you well and safe. Take care everyone.