We are a year into the Covid 19 global pandemic. Our U.S. neighbour and major trading relationship has exceeded 500,000 deaths due to the necropolitics of the Trump Administration. My April 2020 Blog Post covered this democidal behavior in detail. Unfortunately the BIG LIE(s) that Trump spawned continues unabated in the highest levels of the U.S. Congress and has stunted critical thinking ability among legislators and a large percentage of their electorate. The "big lies" have infected Canada:
“Ideologically motivated violent extremists and others are using the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to promote disinformation and alternative narratives regarding both the cause of the pandemic and potential societal outcomes. anti-government extremists, in particular, have been using COVID-19 conspiracy theories to attract followers, raise money and encourage violence." A Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) Report via GlobalNews.ca DEC 2020. And from the MAY 2020 CSIS Report: "COVID-19 has had a profound impact on our country and the world. This uncertain environment is ripe for exploitation by threat actors seeking to advance their own interests."
The rest of us want to get vaccinated because we have read the history and we know what happens when a viral pandemic is unleashed in a population that is ill equipped.
With thanks and a big Hat Tip to Trevor Tombe @trevortombe here are some charts of the latest vaccination detail that I have mashed up:
History, Charts & Curated Readings
"History, real solemn history, I cannot be interested in.... I read it a little as a duty; but it tells me nothing that does not either vex or weary me. The quarrels of popes and kings, with wars and pestilences in every page; the men all so good for nothing, and hardly any women at all - it is very tiresome." Jane Austen spoken by Catherine Morland in 'Northanger Abbey'
"Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement; and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana Vol. I, Reason in Common Sense