Millions of Americans have rushed to get shots in arms. But not all, not nearly enough, especially in some places.
The Covid19 variant seeks out Republicans. They have a mental flaw. They do not innoculate. Why? A mental flaw.
It’s really unbelievable the reasons that some people give for not getting a vaccine. I have an uncle who is a wealthy, intelligent man. When I asked him if he had gotten his vaccine he said , “no way, I don’t trust Bill Gates.” He seems to think Bill Gates is wanting to inject some sort of tracking chip into the population. I just can’t wrap my head around that. Bill Gates doesn’t have anything to do with the COVID vaccine.
I live in east Tennessee and am fully vaccinated. My county is only 38% vaccinated and my state, only about 34%. It is disheartening to me that so many people where I live have made the choice to NOT help in defeating this virus. I realize that people have many reasons for not getting the vaccine, but an overwhelming number of these reasons seem to be based in selfishness and willful ignorance. It makes it difficult to trust members of my community when it comes to other civic matters.
My wife and I live in a OKC retirement community. We are fortunate, management here provided vaccination for all the residents and staff. Oklahoma is not so fortunate, our Governor does not believe in preventative medicine, and most on his side of the aisle are the same. Science based recommendations are suspect north of the Red River, just as they are on the south bank.
I have learned a great deal reading everyone’s perspective this week. My experience from South Florida was isolation followed by vaccination. Scared to death, I reassured myself by remembering that my mother signed me up for the first polio vaccine at my school.
Why are people hesitant? Fear of medical side effects especially for those with underlying conditions. Accessibility to sign up and vaccination sites as not everyone has a computer, time to sit on a phone, or ability to drive or ride to a site. Time to get a shot and time to recover if necessary if you are working or caring for family. Confusion about the roll out including when eligibility or where to go – many people were waiting for their doctor to call them. Contradictory messaging about the virus, the need for masks, and the benefits vaccines despite (or perhaps because of) governmental statements. Corporate owned media being more interested in the story than providing a public service (personal opinion). People who believe that the risk is overhyped.
Having lost a high school classmate in early 2020 and a close friend in early 2021 to COVID, I have a different perspective. I also have no patience for those who tell their constituents or viewers that it is their right or patriotic duty to ignore scientific evidence while they personally isolated and were first on line for the vaccine.
We each get to make our own decision. However, we are experiencing a global pandemic in real time. If we want solid facts and analysis, we are going to have to wait a few years for the report. Whatever your decision was, everyone please stay safe so we are all here to read the final report.
Probably the biggest factor in deciding to get vaxxed was all the studying I've been doing to learn medicine and about medical treatments. Harrison's Guide to Internal Medicine is my jam. After learning about all the seriously awful side effects for so many different diseases and disease treatments and all the horrible things that can go wrong with the human body, I looked at the stats of what kind of side effects and harm the vaccine caused compared to coronavirus (and hantavirus, and plague, and pregnancy, and rheumatoid arthritis, and trichonosis, and, and, and...), and I was just like, oh this vaccine is nothing. Especially compared to the alternative, hoo boy. Plus I saw it as my patriotic duty. The day I got my second vaccination it freed me of so many fears too; I felt... like I was happy just doing the right thing and if I could just do that for the rest of my life it would be enough.
Unfortunately, my state of Indiana is on the lower side of vaccination rates.
I do my best to be an advocate for the vaccine and have tried to talk to people when they are open to it. Not all are, and I just can't beat my head against a wall anymore. Both my husband and I are vaccinated and we trust the science. We are still trying to avoid large crowds, though.
well i live in a sub of dallas sunny and i perceive mostvhave gotten shots esp fellow excercisers at that sr center in mesquite but i wear my mask any way.
I have a friend who is truly deathly allergic to vaccinations in general (severe hives the first time, then intubation after a tetanus update). This is a known health fact for her, and is thought to be either the traditional carriers or the preservatives, though nothing can be confirmed. She would get a COVID vaccination if she could, but what's important is that we have a population out there who is 100% dependent on herd immunity. That's one of many reasons I got mine as soon as I could.
Silencing me failed because people know I am the Messiah, and for reasons of their own. I have been miserable counting down time with my childhood friends, and now God Said the countdown is the reason people would miss me. I am the Messiah. 😇
You have all been provided enough evidence of who I am to be literally choking on it, yet you have remained silent. You have ONE DESTINY, and now you are currently wearing the Mark of the Beast. How the hell did that happen? I am the Messiah. 😇
My household is fully vaccinated; in the event booster shots are eventually needed, we will get them, just as we get our annual flu shots. It's the responsible thing to do, to protect ourselves and others.
My husband and I are high risk with a few different issues so we got vaccinated due to that. Our grandchild(GC) has asthma so that's another reason. Looking forward to when she can get it too. She wants it now but they haven't allowed it for 11 yr olds yet. I have some family that are adamantly against it claiming that our bodies are designed to fight off infections and at least a couple of others have fallen so far down the rabbithole of conspiracy theories, they truly believe the video where the man claims to have been injected with Bluetooth capability along with the vaccine. It frustrates me with the ones that haven't gotten vaccinated that are around my GC a lot. They just do not seem to care that if they were to get it, they could potentially kill my GC if she were to get it from them. I live in the south and either ignorance about the vaccine or all these conspiracy theories seem to be what's keeping most people from getting vaccinated. I just don't understand it. All of us wanted a "cure" for this pandemic. Now we have it and these people want to back peddle on what they said. Now that the restrictions have lifted, I worry more for my GC because even those not vaccinated have decided to shed their masks. And now this Delta variant will eventually make its way to us and put my GC at even greater risk.
Vaccinations...my family immediate and extended are fully vaccinated. Complicated why people don't get vaccinated even those who had the illness and survived there are those who will not get vaccinated. It appears the reasons are as varied as there are individuals. There are few sitting on the fence. In among the the diverse reasons may also be that some people just want to return to "normal" regardless of being vaccinated. Now because our communities are open to going about without restrictions there is even less reason to get vaccinated in their minds. They're have what they want without a vaccination.
My household is vaccinated, my neighborhood is primarily educated and are professionals. My neighbors are not vaccinated. They have 5 children under the age of 10, and it just doesn't make sense to me. When I asked them 9 months ago why they decided against it, they simply said that they were waiting for results (whatever that means). I did not push it, I will have these neighbors (and they are good neighbors) long after this virus is less of a challenge. But personally, I believe it is irresponsible. It is also unfortunate, because my family will not be able to socialize with them because of their choice. It is really sad to put family at risk like that.
Unfortunately, what use to be the Republican party/GOP, now the COP (Cult Of Personality) dictatorship party has 75 million willfully ignorant, gullible, and dense, misery-loves-company followers who will believe anything they are told by said party, will believe bogus conspiracy theories, will sell out their even their faith to vote for one of the most corrupt and dishonorable heathens to ever hold public office in REAL American history! It's within these 75M people that choose to foolishly take their life and potentially the lives of their loved ones into their own ignorant hands and politicized a life-saving vaccine for their so-called team. I suspect those same people would be glad to get 666 branded on their forehead instead of listening to science and getting the SARS-COV2 vaccine. Pathetic!