Don’t Throw Away Your Masks Yet

It ain’t over

4 min readJul 18, 2021


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We understand that the COVID vaccine protects us from the virus to a high degree.

And, if we do become ill with COVID, the vaccine should prevent severe symptoms from developing.

Thumbs up! What’s not to like?

Unfortunately, over 30% of the North American population still does not understand that they can safely protect themselves by taking the vaccine - free of charge and sans magnets or microchips.

Why have people gone so crazy? Most have been immunized for measles, mumps, polio, chickenpox and the like. So, why have they chosen not to vaccinate against COVID19? I cannot get my head around their logic (or lack thereof).

If these adults who’ve refused the COVID vaccine were told they couldn’t go to Cancun without a Twinrix shot, they’d gladly take their Twinrix - three times for complete protection. Yet, in the US, pockets of the population with low COVID vaccination rates are now driving a new spike. It is only a matter of time before Canada sees a similar spike in its unvaccinated population.

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In fact, here in Canada, it is Stampede Week. Today is the final day of the Calgary Stampede. Although attendance was about half of what it was in 2019, promoters are deeming it a success. They’ve taken precautions to control infections and keep attendees safe.

For the vaccinated, pre-qualifying to get into the Nashville North concert was offered with proof of at least one vaccine taken no less than two weeks before their attendance date. For the unvaccinated, rapid tests were available before being granted entrance to the concert. Extra-wide walkways were constructed for the Midway, and a digital queuing system was developed for other events. Still… With the recorded rise in the Delta Variant, it seems unlikely that there won’t be fallout due to this huge gathering. We’ll see.

Imagine if we could get cooperation from those who have chosen not to be vaccinated. It would help the entire population remain healthy and free of COVID illness while simultaneously keeping the economy alive. So…




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