FYI: You Are Already Being Tracked
Fears about a tracking device injected with a vaccine are laughable
If I read one more story or Facebook post about the government conspiracy to insert a tracking device in every citizen via a coronavirus vaccine, I think I will throw up. Please, people. Use your brain for something besides fomenting conspiracy theories.
First of all, if you are worried about being tracked, you better put down that device in your hand. Your phone already tracks you, listens to you and knows more about you than your mother does.
We don’t need to be injected with a tracking device, we carry one around with us. Voluntarily. Why should the government go to the expense of creating a database, and developing a device for tracking you, when you are doing it for them?
And while we are talking about being tracked, how about that AI on your kitchen counter that goes by the sexy name Alexa. If you don’t think “she’s” listening in on your conversations you are delusional. Hell, even your robovac is spying on you. Maybe all these things are a conspiracy. But I am betting you are unwilling to get rid of any of them.
So let’s talk about the danger of spreading total bullshit about the coronavirus vaccine. (Which, by the way, hasn’t even been developed yet.)
- Vaccines save lives. Period.
Diseases like smallpox have been eradicated with widespread vaccination. Smallpox existed for centuries, killing 3 in 10 people who contracted it and leaving many others with disfiguring scarring. Our children do not die from this disease today because of a vaccine.
- Coronavirus is not going to just “fade away.”
Until enough people are infected with it, it is going to just keep going and going, just like the Energizer bunny. We develop antibodies to disease either by getting it or by being vaccinated against it. We get immunity without having to get sick if we get the vaccine. I choose the vaccine over the risk of dying from Covid19.
- If we all get vaccinated, life can go back to normal life sooner rather than never.
I, for one, will be the first in line for a vaccine. I want to visit my elderly mother without fear of killing her. I want to go out in public without a mask. I want to go to concerts, fly in an airplane, go to restaurants and exercise at my local YMCA. I want to hug and kiss the people I love without fear of infecting them — or them infecting me. Why wouldn’t we all line up for the chance for life to return to normal?
- Humans love conspiracy theories, but they can make us behave in ways that endanger ourselves or others.
According to Joanne Miller, conspiracy theories are easier for some people to believe than that bad things happen at random. When something like the coronavirus happens, it makes people feel helpless and out of control. If they believe that some nefarious actors are behind the crisis, it gives them something to fight against.
Unfortunately, believing that the impending vaccine is an evil plot to track us all — in a mark of the beast, 666 sort of way — will create a problem for those of us who just want to get this thing under control. Fighting against the recommendations of health officials puts us all at risk.
If you are worried about being tracked, go live in a cave. Without your cell phone.
Otherwise, get over it. Anyone who wants to find you right now, can. You don’t need something injected into your arm for that to happen.
If you want to scare yourself, think about the long-term implications of a disease that is tramping around the world willy-nilly preying on unvaccinated populations of people who don’t want anyone to know where they are or what they are doing.
If you are going to be one of them, please stay away from me.