There are those who refuse the vaccine simply because they do not like the current administration. This, I believe, to be little more than pouting, a child holding his breath in the grocery store as a protest for not getting a cookie before checkout. — Brian Broome, K. Leroy Irvis Fellow and instructor in the Writing Program at the University of Pittsburgh
There are those who refuse the vaccine simply because they do not like the current administration. This, I believe, to be little more than pouting, a child holding his breath in the grocery store as a protest for not getting a cookie before checkout. — Brian Broome, K. Leroy Irvis Fellow and instructor in the Writing Program at the University of Pittsburgh
Why many of the unvaccinated insist on going without
Little do these people know how unspecial they are.

I recently had the opportunity to hear a 95-year-old man speak on the subject of covid-19. When asked if he’d gotten the vaccine, he responded that he received it as soon as it was available. He went on to say that, in his long life, he has seen this behavior over and over again with regard to vaccines. He has lived through the people who were smarter than the measles vaccine and the mumps vaccine, smallpox, polio; there has always been a percentage of the population that refused them.

I am following the lead of the man who lived to be 95 years old. Not some dude from Daytona Beach with an Internet connection who believes that his immune system alone will storm the castle should covid’s time come. Daytona Beach dude does not want to be told what to do. None of us do.

There are those who refuse the vaccine simply because they do not like the current administration. This, I believe, to be little more than pouting, a child holding his breath in the grocery store as a protest for not getting a cookie before checkout.

I do not understand the unvaccinated. Is their fear that medical science is trying to poison half of the United States? Half the world? I guess it all comes down to trust. And yes, in the end, you can do with your own body whatever you please. But I cannot ignore how few cases of measles, smallpox, mumps and polio we deal with these days. I based my choice on that.

I have seen the news coverage of those who have lost loved ones to this disease. I have seen the coverage of those who have died and, with their final words, wished that they had not refused to believe in its existence. And I also know that preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that 99.5 percent of the people who have died from covid-19 in recent months were unvaccinated.


And still I have spoken to people, some of whom are friends, who refuse it. Their reasoning made me only want to get vaccinated more than ever.

I choose to believe the doctors and scientists because death is a truth that cannot be denied, even by those who believe themselves invincible and immune.
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