Hello Brethren of NRG,
As the title says, “To jab or not to jab?”.
I’ve noticed an increasing trend in industry (especially health care), and education institutions, that many are making policies that require mandatory vaccination checklists to be completed.
Whether it be the annual flu, hep b, immune boosters, tetanus boosters, chicken pox etc. Many of these are done at a tender age through school and what not, however some require ongoing application.
I understand this is becoming a contentious and polarising subject matter for society. It seems the middle fence sitting is falling to the wayside (enacted through policy), and one has to either say no, or say yes.
Now, I have a close friend (let’s call him bob), who has spent the last 7 years building to a career in health care. He has reached postgraduate level of study and the institution is now requiring him to undertake a vaccination checklist requirement if he wishes to do a hospital placement and finish his degree.
Now in terms of advice, we all have our own views, however, how much of that is conjecture and how much of it is grounded in facts/solid information?
I for one am leaning towards advising him not to do it. A career is just not worth the potential irreversible complications (after all, this life is temporary). The ramifications for declining are not only personal, but one could find him ostracised and discarded with how political this issue is becoming.
He’s quite the diligent bloke and I’m sure it won’t be the end of the world for him if he was to refuse and accept that path is no longer an option. I know he values his spirit more than the material.
Having said that, it is a big decision after so much investment of finances and more importantly, time.
Obviously with this covid vaccine pending this further complicates the matter.
Research is also polarising and it seems there is a lot of propaganda out there. Discernment is needed but it can be difficult to cut the issue straight down the middle when all resources and information available seem to come from sources outside of ones self and studies that may have an agenda either for or against.
Much information for against is anecdotal with some small amount of studies indicating potential for health issues, and then we know there is a plethora of information on the for side.
At times it seems the decision is obvious, however, he asked me to consult a rag tag team of intelligent and knowledgeable humans, such as yourselves.
So comrades, hit me with what you got on this subject matter.