When the US was about to sign the evil contract with Iran, you flew over to try to dissuade them. To no avail, but you tried. And rightly so.
You said that your recommendation was not political. That’s needed again. America must hear your voice now. This time, just to protect themselves.
They got so confused, across the pond, that even half of their healthcare workers aren’t jumping at a chance to get vaccinated against corona.
You love to represent a Light unto the Nations. You did it for Austria. Who knows how many lives you saved, when its president quickly complied?
Address the US healthcare workers directly. Tell them: “You know, every medical intervention can do damage. Even an innocent X-ray. But how many get injured by having an X-ray and how many by not having one?!
There could even be 1 in 100,000 people to have a very bad reaction to the vaccine. But there are at least 100 per 100,000 who’ll have a very bad reaction to the new coronavirus. Take your chances with the vaccine!
(You probably understand better than almost anyone the very rare reports of people falling very ill after the vaccination. Most likely, this is unrelated, an effect of a prior coronavirus infection or of old age, not of the jab.)
Here in Israel, we are busy vaccinating the whole Nation. In two weeks, we vaccinated half of the population at risk. Don’t endanger yourselves any longer, nor your patients nor your families. Everybody knows that you have been the heroes of 2020. But there is something even better: to be the role model for everyone without medical knowledge or understanding.
Noach, when G^d told him about the Flood, he could have said: I’m sure You’ll save me. He was a fully righteous man. But no, he jumped at the chance that G^d gave him to escape death. The faithful recognize and grab the Hand of G^d and don’t by reject it, relying on later Divine action.”
And you know, when doubtful Israelis see Americans listen to you, they may change their minds too. And many others watching around the globe.
And next time you talk about Iran, maybe the US will also listen to that.
In unrelated US news, the homes of Senate Majority Leader McConnell and House Speaker Pelosi were vandalized after Congress keeps failing to approve an increase in coronavirus grants. A special police unit is trying to locate the perpetrators. I think I know who did it: them, the People.