This thread though, from ‘politicallyhomelesstoo’, really and truly spells out what people and families went through while the CDC put in place the most ridiculous restrictions ever for a virus that nearly 99% of all Americans survived. And now that they’ve loosened those restrictions even though people are still dying? Yeah … their motives are more suspect than ever.
Take a gander:
A 🧵regarding the news of the CDC’s new guidelines:
In no particular order…:
I was not allowed to volunteer at my kids’ schools for over a year because I wasn’t vaccinated.
A family refused to carpool with us because they said they were “uncomfortable” with their son sharing a car with us. We had been ratted out by a mutual friend who said to the other mom “well, you do know they aren’t vaccinated, right?”. (Trust, shattered)
Oh, this editor kept a list of any and all places of business that discriminated against people who weren’t vaccinated or masked.
We had to eat ice cold lunches, out of a backpack huddled outside with frozen hands when we skied at a @vailmtn resort because we weren’t allowed inside the lodges. I could never get warm. I bailed on the rest of the season after just using 2 days of my pass- wasn’t worth it.
A group of his friends
told him over text that he was endangering them and their families and they told him he couldn’t stay in the airbnb w/ them for a trip they had been planning. They no longer speak to him.
I was called a conspiracy theorist by dear friends and was left in the dust by them socially. I would have given one of my kidneys to these friends; they cut me off over a vax that didn’t stop transmission or infection.
My teens experienced unbelievable amounts of stress regarding “being found out” by their peers for not being vaxxed. They usually lied and said they were in order not be shunned or called the derogatory and bigoted term of “anti-vaxxer”. I didn’t blame them.
We didn’t book a trip to a friend’s son’s bar mitzvah in NY because we wouldn’t have been allowed inside the venue. By the time NYC dropped the mandate, it was too late to book travel. (I still wouldn’t be allowed to work there bc #Science).
I was disinvited to annual women’s fitness trip that I had been attending for years because of my personal medical choices and despite having already had Covid. I was told I could attend this next one “as long as the guidance doesn’t change”. How generous.
Oh and my husband was fired from his job at a Fortune 500 for not getting vaxxed despite the fact that he worked 100% from home and offered to test before any meetings or travel. (This rule only applied to US employees except for those in Texas, because #Science.)
So, yes, I am seething a bit right now having read the CDC’s new guidance knowing that this was what the guidance should have been all along (minus the ridiculous masking). I want apologies and I want assurances that this won’t happen again. I know that won’t come though. pic.twitter.com/EbakjoJUlN
We all knew this all along, but if we pushed this we were called conspiracy theorists, shut out of groups, shunned by friends, and silenced on social media. It was all about an election, it was all about control …