Common Sense: A Rare Commodity These Days

Common sense is a rare commodity these days. The video below says it all.

Does it really make sense that the protected are scared of the unprotected? They’re protected, right?

Now, we don’t claim to own the video. We just want to share what the lady said. Who knows if she’s a real nurse or not?

One thing is for sure, what she said made a lot of sense. In hindsight, it’s pretty much common sense.

Quoting the video below:

“Why do the protected need to be protected from the unprotected by forcing the unprotected to use the protection that didn’t protect the protected in the first place.”

In Tagalog:

“Bakit need ng mga taong protektado ma proteckta sa mga taong hindi protectado sa paraan na pilitin ang mga hindi protecktadong tao bigyan ng protection na hindi naman mabisa  sa mga protecktado.”

Is Anybody Any Better Or Safer?

It’s sad. With everything that’s going on, it’s pretty obvious that everybody is at risk. But for a certain group of people to think they are better than anyone else is appalling.

I recently got a message from a relative saying that we are at risk since we are not protected. I replied nicely by saying, “We are all at risk.”

I had no idea that my simple response would open a can of worms. I have never heard such self-righteousness defense. To make matters worse, I was judged simply because I chose to be “unprotected.”

When I told my relative to have an open mind and do some research, the answer was, “I don’t have time to do some research.” Relative yelled and hung up on me.

Now, here’s my question. If you’re going to be putting something in your body, isn’t it common sense to see how safe it is first?

Memories of Dengvaxia

A huge part of my decision not to get “protected” was due to the dengvaxia issue a couple of years ago. My child was injected with it. Just like that. I didn’t even think about it.

Then all hell broke loose. Suddenly, a huge number of children died because of dengvaxia.

I could never forget the heartbreaking Senate hearing where mothers were crying.

I remember panicking and calling my child’s pediatrician. The response I got was quite nerve-racking. My child’s pediatrician nervously told me not to worry since my child was given the shot in a much better environment than the kids who had died.

I flipped at that moment because my child’s life is not any better than any other kid and vice versa.

Life is precious, no matter who you are.

My stand to be “unprotected” at the moment is based on the data here.

No one needs to be a data analyst to understand the numbers. One only needs common sense to see through it.

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