I get why your friend is saying all that, and he’s not wrong. But this conspiracy bullshit has gone too far now.
I grew up in Hungary where the government is led by a dictator who says there’s democracy. He rules the country for nearly 20 years now. It’s real sad.
I’m living in London for over 8 years now. I’ve been here in the last 18 months. Pandemic? Lockdown? The people here doesn’t give a shit about anything. Staying indoors and wearing masks? Only if they feel like it.
You’re lucky to live in a beautiful and really organized country. I’d love to visit New Zealand one day, I’ve heard great things.
Anyway, it was a really though-provoking essay for sure. But I had enough of the conspiracies and nonsense arguments to be honest. Get the vaccine, continue living your life as much as possible under the circumstances. That’s it, that’s all I can say.