Dirk Lotriet
2 minute read
23 Jul 2021
5:08 am

Having no vaccine against idiocy is our biggest threat

Dirk Lotriet

Fake news about the biggest medical crisis of our lifetime is abundant, yet easily to disprove.

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As a young man during the dark apartheid years, it often irritated me to see how unwilling people were to question official information fed to them. Nowadays, I have a bee in my bonnet about their reluctance to accept some of the facts on offer, particularly about the not-so-novel coronavirus. “They can shoot me before I will allow anyone to vaccinate me,” an otherwise intelligent old school friend told me the other day. “Did anyone threaten to shoot you if you don’t get vaccinated?” I asked. He ignored the question. “These so-called vaccinations … they haven’t been tested sufficiently. We...