The battleground is still warm following the divisive covid narrative of the last two years and the war on the unvaccinated. The mandates have let up and both sides stumble back into something that resembles the old life we once knew – except there now exists a kind of raw and pervading damage which appears irreversible. Up to now no one really wanted to talk about it, however we are beginning to see the great regret is starting.
As our leaders’ propaganda finally falls apart under the avalanche of evidence of harm, establishment commentators are testing the waters of our restraint with the beginning of a mainstream media pivot. Suggestions we ‘kiss and make-up’, that both sides made mistakes and we should just move on are coming to the fore.
Brown University economist Emily Oster simply requested “We need to forgive one another for what we did and said when we were in the dark about COVID.” This does not sound like an apology or even a reflection on actions to New Zealand Doctors Speaking Out with Science (NZDSOS). Rather it sounds like a desperate attempt to get those harmed to look away.
A spokesperson for NZDSOS requested “rather than asking for forgiveness, perhaps they could apologise for things that were said and done and agree to an adult discussion on our points of difference. Being labelled a grandmother killer and then losing one’s livelihood for simply wanting to make a choice of bodily autonomy, or asking reasonable questions is not something that can be easily forgotten or simply swept away without acknowledgement.