I get frustrated that there's seemingly only one type of acceptable narrative surrounding all of this. You're not allowed to question anything, and if you do you get ostracized. It's awfully convenient that some of these officials can always just hide behind the claim of "Well, we were just following the data we had at the time" and then pretty much always absolve themselves of any criticism. In reality there's been a ton of mixed messaging. Just look at this:
That bothers me too.
You can't say don't question the science and be taken seriously.
The whole point of science is to question the status quo with new information. Fauci should know better that to say not question the science, he is using that as a screen to avoid people from questioning him. However much the the Omicron science out of South Africa was immediately dismissed by many professionals in the US, Canada and Europe as they went right to the demographics of being older and heavier. Looking at health has not been publicly stated once in the last 22 months by any mainstream health professional as a result most people are stressed and scared. What is one of the biggest factors of weight gain? Stress, which leads to sleep deprivation, bad food choices etc. People have been much more stressed in the last 22 months that won't help matters.
You know who talks about that? Joe Rogan and Bill Maher.
However out of the scientific professions I think doctors are questioned the least and that needs to change.
If we didn't question the science then we would still be living in 1492.
Thats my home province. People here seem to be pro lockdown and for the life of me I can't figure out why. Unless it's because the old people have nothing to lose or people who work from home don't care. But my job would be affected once again qnd scores of other peoples qnd I can't stand people yelling "LOCKDOWN LOCKSOWN" without actually thinking of the consequences. Our Healthcare system is unbelievably horrible on q regular day nvm to pandemic. Our governments need to be more transparent with their data qnd what's driving their decisions but they wont ever be, so instead we are all sheep But doctors have always called for lockdowns, I get they value human life but they don't have an economy to balance. On top of that we are now reatiefiting vaccinated people because this variant spreads from them as well, it upsets a lot of people because we were fed this narrative that being vaccinated would mean we wouldn't be in this situation again. Yet covid had a different plan
The reason that we might need lockdowns is because we have an inadequate ICU capacity to handle a surge but since in most provinces have vaccine passports most places can only be visited by the vaccinated. This will fuel a lot of backlash when you have a vaccine passport as the vaccinated aren't the ones going to the hospital. Locking us down sends the message that the vaccine has failed and the anti-vax people are laughing at the situation as they are kind of being validated.
This is something health care systems have to look at going forward is the ability to handle a pandemic level surge while maintaining normal hospital functionality means there is a lot of redundancy in the system in normal times. It takes up to a year to train an ICU nurse and having them sit around would not be efficient as you can't simply transfer specialists in one aspect of health care to the other.
However in health care and the greater economy this pandemic has exposed the limitations of having a "Just In Time" approach to getting things done. Canadian taxpayers won't necessarily be happy with a lot of ICU teams sitting around a lot of the time.
Regarding the lockdown support I am convinced that they are polling people who answer land lines and who are actually scared and/or have nothing to lose from the lockdowns. If they polled business owners and young people they would see that most of us are 100% against them. I think the polling in Canada is shifting and we see that there are basically no restrictions in the US and we can see it on TV.