- The Facts:Justin Trudeau expressed that things won’t go back to ‘normal’ until a COVID-19 vaccine is developed.”
- Reflect On:Is a vaccine the only solution, or is something else going on here?
The push for a coronavirus vaccine continues strong, and the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, recently emphasized that point by saying Canadians will remain on ‘lockdown’ for potentially several months, and that what we here in Canada are experiencing “is the new normal, until a vaccine is developed.” (source) This sentiment recently shared by Trudeau echoes what Bill Gates recently stated in a Fox News interview, stating that we won’t go back to “normal until” a vaccine has “gotten out to the entire world.” You can read more about that comment here, and watch him say it.
In that article, I wrote about vaccine hesitancy, how it’s grown and has gotten to the point where the World Health Organization has labelled it one of the biggest threats to public health. Whether or not that’s true, is up for you to decide. If vaccines were completely safe and effective for everybody, there wouldn’t be a growing number of physicians standing up for informed consent. Some high-profile speakers at the World Health Organization’s recent Global Vaccine Safety Summit also highlighted the fact that scientists and doctors are now skeptical about vaccines, yet despite this fact, anybody who shares any concerns about vaccines, or presents science showing that vaccines aren’t as safe as they’re marketed to be is instantly labelled as “anti-vaccine” by the mainstream media. Why are the many concerns that are being raised never addressed and rebutted, why are they simply ridiculed? And why is there a growing a mount of doctors and scientists who are questioning vaccine safety?
Professor Heidi Larson, a Professor of Anthropology and the Risk and Decision Scientist Director at the Vaccine Confidence Projec emphasized at the WHO conference this point:
The other thing that’s a trend, and an issue, is not just confidence in providers but confidence of health care providers, we have a very wobbly health professional frontline that is starting to question vaccines and the safety of vaccines. That’s a huge problem, because to this day any study I’ve seen–and we’re constantly looking at any studies in this space–still, the most trusted person on any study I’ve seen globally is the health care provider.