Battling Hesitancy With A Box Of Crayons And A Six Pack Of Fauci

by Travis Mateer

I am starting to appreciate the desperation in the narrative-coercion being used to convince people to take one of the emergency authorized “vaccines”.

Some of the best/worst attempts at this can be found in local media, like this Missoulian article, which we shall digest in small doses, starting with this:

A new Missoula health department campaign seeks to push back against COVID-19 vaccine misinformation and help educate the public on how to get a shot.

Called “Come Together: Vaccine for every Montana,” the campaign is a partnership between the county, local organizations and businesses. It will provide branding opportunities for businesses and seeks to push out as much up-to-date and correct information as possible.

My first thought is I hope the “Montana” is a typo. It should be a vaccine for every Montanan, since the jab is for people, not states. An unfortunate start for an effort to get Montanans accurate information. Let’s continue:

Recent vaccinations clinics have been slow to fill up, even though they are available to all Missoula County residents 16 and older.

“It seems like we went from not having enough vaccines to vaccinate the number of people wanting it to, now we’ve got more vaccine than we can give away,” said Cindy Farr, local COVID-19 incident commander, to the Missoulian on Friday. “We’ve been really trying to look into some different ways, like number one, identify why people are not wanting to get the vaccines.

So, the clinics aren’t filling up, our County health officials are puzzled, and the number one priority is figuring out why this is the case. Are people uncomfortable with the fact Big Pharma can’t be directly sued for vaccine injuries? Stuff like that?

No, nothing like that is referenced. Instead, we get explanations like this:

“If we look at that, then there’s a lot of different reasons.”

For some, it is the result of misinformation regarding how long protection against COVID-19 will last. Originally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the vaccine will only offer protection for three months — this has since been expanded to six months.

Huh? Ok, what else Cindy Farr?

In other cases it is a matter of convenience, Farr said. Many of the clinics have taken place during work hours. The health department is looking into evening vaccinations as well as an expansion of weekend hours. They’ve scheduled their first walk-up hours starting Sunday and into next week at the former Lucky’s Market.

The next reason referenced is another scheduling issue, saying the challenge for some is getting that second jab scheduled.

For all the focus on stuff like convenience and schedules, watch how the next chunk develops:

There is also the issue of side effects. Farr said there was the potential that some University of Montana students might be wary of getting their first dose now, knowing their second dose would likely be administered during finals week.

For those who have not contracted COVID-19, the second dose can bring on side effects such as arm pain, fatigue, fever and headaches. The first dose often produces more side effects for those who have contracted COVID-19 prior to vaccination.

The VERY IMPORTANT issue of “side effects” gets all garbled up here with some bullshit rationale about college students worried about finals week. Jamming younger people into this is a convenient way to soften the fact those “side effects” can include things worse than fevers and headaches.

I’m going to skip over a bunch of this “content”, like stuff about Russian bots (I alway encourage readers to read the full pieces for context) and get to the following assurances:

These swirling ideas have helped provide a base for those who do not believe the COVID-19 vaccine will work or that it is dangerous.

“What we do know is that (COVID-19 vaccinations) are safe,” Newcomer said. “We know this from clinical trials. And we know this from studies that are ongoing.”

To push back against claims the COVID-19 vaccine is actively harmful requires transparency, and is one of the reasons why the local health department has launched its new campaign.

If transparency is so important, maybe reference SPECIFIC clinical trials that prove the vaccines are safe. Another fantastic idea would be to include hyper links to more information on those clinical trials.

Another problem I have in the above excerpt is the idea that anything can be known from an ONGOING study. Maybe I’m reading too much into that and it’s just a reference to the fact more studies will be done.

Like on lethal blood clotting, for example.

Anyway, let’s get back to how assholes like me won’t be shamed for being ignorant jab-cowards mind-controlled by Russian bots:

Their goal is to help educate the public, not shame individuals who are nervous or fearful about getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

“If someone is really worried about the vaccine, it’s really important that they get their information from reliable sources and not from social media,” Farr said. “We just want to encourage people that, you know, if you are hesitant and you’re kind of holding off, or you’re just not sure, then it is really important to get the best information coming from reliable sources, such as our website, or the CDC, or the FDA.

I agree, go to the FDA and read up on the difference between a vaccine getting APPROVED and a vaccine getting EMERGENCY AUTHORIZATION.

And if you’re still feeling stressed, I suggest doing an activity, like working on an adult-themed coloring book.

About Travis Mateer

I'm an artist and citizen journalist living and writing in Montana. You can contact me here: willskink at yahoo dot com
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1 Response to Battling Hesitancy With A Box Of Crayons And A Six Pack Of Fauci

  1. I’d like to note that two days after writing this post, where I reference blood clots, the CDC and FDA are now recommending a pause in the J&J vax due to blood clots, this from the NYT:

    Federal health agencies on Tuesday called for an immediate pause in use of Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose coronavirus vaccine after six recipients in the United States developed a rare disorder involving blood clots within about two weeks of vaccination.

    All six recipients were women between the ages of 18 and 48. One woman died and a second woman in Nebraska has been hospitalized in critical condition.

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