To Vax or Not To Vax ?
I have attended most of the Covid-19 anti-lockdown protests in London over the last few months. This is because I am appalled at how the UK Government has continued to lock us down, based on out of date and dodgy data. They have locked us down for months on end, with little apparent care for the massive and disproportionate impacts project fear and lockdown has on people’s general health, whether it’s their physical health such as cancer diagnoses and treatments being halted, or their mental health with the lockdown directly deteriorating many people’s mental health with increased social isolation, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. Lockdown is also resulting in a previously unheard of negative impact on our economy, with businesses failing, levels of unemployment rocketing and national debt piling up in the trillions.
Protests across the country
Many who share these concerns have gathered at protests in towns and cities across the UK. Some of these in central London have attracted tens of thousands. The protests have brought together a huge diversity of people, the young and old, rich and poor, black and white and from both the Left and Right of politics. Not before during my life has one issue brought all sides together like this for one common purpose.
However, in addition to the core aim of standing against the Government’s project fear and lockdown policies, a wealth of other issues have also been represented at many of the protests. These have ranged from standing against 5G, the new world order, satanic paedophile rings and of course the anti-vaxxers.
Though the media has on occasion focussed on some of these weirder conspiracy theory aspects in the crowd, they should not detract from the main message of these protests and the level of public concern with the Government’s management of the so called deadly pandemic. These are side issues, most not followed by the majority and could lead the…