"If you’re vaccinated why are you concerned/worried about anyone else’s status… unless, of course, it doesn’t protect you?"
Kelly Slater’s views of government-mandated vaccines are hardly a secret.
When the former world number one tennis player Novak Djokovic was forced to withdraw from the US Open in August due to travel restrictions into the US as a result of being unvaccinated Slater wrote,
“Is the US really still doing this? @djokernole you deserve better. Or you could just walk across the southern border. RIDICULOUS”
In January, Slater waded into a similar fracas when Djokovic was booted out of Australia despite a vaccine-exemption.
“Maybe Stockholm Syndrome can now change its name to Melbourne/Australia Syndrome,” Slater wrote. “It’s sad to see the celebrated division by the ‘virtuous; vaccinated. If you’re vaccinated why are you concerned/worried about anyone else’s status… unless, of course, it doesn’t protect you? Or you’re scared you’ll catch it or upset you had to take the risk of vaccination yourself? So much brainwashed hatred in people’s hearts regardless of vax status.”
When readers argued against his case, Slater was quick to push the blade home, demonstrating a broad knowledge of the disease and the hastily produced vaccine, deftly shutting the door on debate.
Hoarse was the phlegm of the snicker from surf fans, however, convinced of the righteousness of government and the infallibility of the vaccines and so on.
But was Slater…right?
Today, and along with running a video of Dutch political Rob Roos speaking to the European Parliament’s special committee on the COVID-19 pandemic Slater wrote,
“I could voice a lot about hypocrisy and lies from our media and politicians but I’ll just leave this here. The number of people who got ridiculed and cancelled for reasonably and responsibly questioning an untested and unproven medicine is startling. This tore families and friendships apart and cost people their careers. Sad to see. And they’re still pushing this somehow.”
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A not unreasonable position, I think, although I do always wonder who…they…are?
Do you know? Ruskis? Random commie bastards? Incels? Eunuchs? Furries?
And fair enough, too, for Slater to light up.
He was belted by the press a year ago when he claimed he knew more “about being healthy than 99 percent of doctors.”
“Most of my covid info comes directly from doctor friends, many of them in disagreement with the official ‘science’,” Slater wrote at the time. “I had another of many friends have horrible reaction to the vaccine just today. She thought she was dying and fears her quality of life has changed in the past few days for good. My mom also is part of those underreported stats. Other friends have literally died from it… plenty of doctors also talk about this but your algorithm isn’t feeding it to you. It’s wild that people don’t believe we are born with the ability of our bodies to adjust and prepare for different health issues. Covid exposes the unhealthy underlying patterns and issues in people.”