I have been asking myself, what are the most common reasons some people refuse to get vaccinated. So what did I do, I asked Mr. Google
A common theme:
Reason 1: Lack of access, real or perceived – the government should go seek them out
Reason 2: Covid-19 isn’t seen as a threat – what rock have they been living under
Reason 3: Vaccine side effects – the side effect have been minimal
Reason 4: Lack of trust in the vaccines – they do have a valid point, information changes everyday
Reason 5: Lack of trust in institutions – most believable/reasonable of all excuses
Reason 6: A variety of conspiracy theories – this is where commonsense has to prevail individually
All of the reasons people provide for not getting vaccinated, from lack of access to conspiracy theories, share a common theme: A significant portion of Americans don’t believe the vaccines are worth the potential downsides.
Everything officials and experts are now doing to vaccinate more Americans is in effect meant to beat back this theme. Better access would mitigate a major downside. Incentives could push the vaccine over the top, making it worth the downsides. Mandates could too.
If all of this is successful, the country could truly defeat Covid-19. But if enough people believe the downsides are still too bad, the threat of the virus could lurk for years to come.
My opinion: Taking all of the reasons/excuses into consideration, I still say, we as a nation have to play the odds and recognize by the statistics, wearing masks and getting the shots are WITHOUT A DOUBT the solution to killing THE INVISIBLE KILLER.
Proof of victory: Although I am not satisficed with the outcome of the presidential election, I can not think of a better example of people be victorious because they stuck together. Their tenacity and combined efforts (if the results are accurate) defeated Donald Trump.
The same thing applies. If Mr Corona is going to get his ass kicked and eventually defeated, it will take a combined effort of us all. CUT AND DRY.
As far as the excuses/reasons above, some of I do agree with and others I don’t; I say the risk is worth the price we have to pay. Just like in wars (we are in one now ) there is always collateral damage.
That being said; I wish everyone in the world would read my take on this. I believe it is very senseable and to the point. Pass this post on to everyone you know and ask them to do the same.
This may be one of the important articles ever written on the subject.
ANDDDDD; hell no, I am not a doctor – scientist or public official. Just a guy that has the public’s wellbeing at heart, who has a boat load of COMMON-SENSE & STREET SENSE.
Forget about race – religion – political affiliations – who rich or poor you are – who your daddy or mommy is and how great you think you are. Think of your fellow man, and possibly with everyone’s co-operation we can beat this killer.
While we are at it become a little more consolatory, we ALL can apply our new mentality to getting along with one another.
In case some of you don’t know it ; WE ALL BLEED THE SAME COLOR.