I just now read this excellent article by my favorite software developer, DHH. He is a native Dane, currently living in Denmark. In the article, he describes an entire society that has rejected fear.
A society that has largely rejected safetyism, and accepted that an open society will mean deaths and long Covid and other regrettable consequences. That we can't live in lockdown forever….
I can't tell you how grateful I am for having been on the Danish side of the pond with three kids to live through much of it [Covid].
DHH created a web development framework called Ruby on Rails way back in 2004, which we use to build VaxCalc. Here are a few others that are using Rails:
Over the years, I’ve come to deeply admire his radical commitment to reducing software development complexity, his boldness, and his generosity in sharing Rails with the world.
Rails comes with an entire philosophy built into its design. Way back in 2010 when I first discovered Rails, I was in a professional slump, really starting to dislike software development and all the bloated tools and overly-complex languages like Java. Once I discovered Rails and started to understand the Rails doctrine, I fell in love with it and deeply enjoyed software development again. This has been my inspiration to build a philosophy of freedom and community into VaxCalc.
I love this clear-headed sanity and rejection of fear by an entire society. It shows us what is possible anywhere, even here in the US where there are so many powerful interests that benefit from maximizing fear.
Please read and share DHH’s most excellent, thoughtful, and courageous article: https://world.hey.com/dhh/a-pandemic-dispatch-from-denmark-80dc7aca
Next week, virtually all pandemic restrictions will be gone from Danish society. No mask mandates, no vaccine passports, no distancing, no limitations on bars, restaurants, or night clubs. This follows a determination by the government's pandemic council that the virus is no longer threat to the functioning of society, and thus no longer warrants broad, societal restrictions.
What's striking about this decision is that it's been taken against a backdrop of all-time record infection rates. In Copenhagen, the incident rate per 100,000 was 4,735 over the past seven days! The national positivity rate on the almost quarter of a million PCR tests performed every day is now 23%! The number of hospitalizations with covid is hovering at pandemic highs.
But the number of patients in the ICU because of Covid has been plummeting. An ever-growing share of those in the hospitals with Covid are not there because of Covid. And the infection rate between the vaccinated and unvaccinated is essentially the same.
Read the rest of the article here.
p.s. — this is what we’re up to here at VaxCalc HQ:
Our purpose (at VaxCalc) is to create a happier, healthier, and a more scientific and resilient world by empowering each individual to make their own vaccination decisions - with the tools, technology, planning capability, research and community they need to do it.
We will not stop until we democratize vaccination by changing it from "do as you are told" to "a customizable choice" in which everybody has a say in what they do or don’t do.
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We are a global community, providing a place to connect regarding vaccines and medical freedoms in a positive way, without the fear, hate, or censorship pervading current mainstream news, social media, and doctor's offices.
We provide protection from censorship. We support the individual’s right to choose all, some, or no vaccines. We encourage open discussion, sharing of both research and personal experiences, and welcome all questions. We do not fear different choices.