We hear a lot about groups (setup by statisticians) that are reluctant to take any COVID-19 vaccination. We hear “not high enough effectiveness,” “it is all just a political game,” or “not sure where to get a vaccination.” The list goes on and on.

I am 80 years old and have had both vaccination shots for the virus. Not sure if sometime next year might need a booster, if so, I will take it.

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Cap'n Bumbleguts

Well said Lou!

The gardener

Who gave you the right to tell me what to do? You must be one of those elitists that wants us to all be sheep. If you're afraid, get the shot. If you're really afraid, get the shot and wear a mask. Wear two masks and stay home. I don't care. This is still a free country and you can make your choice, but don't try to tell me what to do.

Cap'n Bumbleguts

What is wrong with you? Have you no empathy or concept of the greater good? Not everything is about you. Be better.

The gardener

Greater good sounds like a communist phrase. You know, "to each according to his need; from each according to his ability" What's wrong with me is that I believe in freedom and free enterprise, oh and the bill of rights. If you wish to be obedient sheep, go for it.

jill

Agreed; worse-case they can round us up and take care of us in some sort of "vaccine camp"; surely it worked well for those ne'r-do-wells in WWII, why not try again?

Ka12

Gardener no one who is getting the vaccine or wearing masks is "afraid" we are doing it because it is the right thing to do to protect our loved ones and the community in general from a deadly virus. The fact that you and your like minded citizens refuse to help just reflects on your ignorance. Thanks for your words Mr. Barnum hope you and all your family stay safe. I get my second dose of vaccine today.

jill

What, do you want a standing ovation? You're more than welcome to attempt to inject me...frankly, I'd rather die before taking these "voluntary" vaccines...

Ka12

What do you want, jill, a medal? No one is forcing anyone to take the vaccine. We just hope most people will get it so we can put this nightmare behind us.

jill

Oh no one is forcing me, just publicly disparaging my view point, ever head of the concept of implied consent? Frankly, I am amazed you would even consider taking a "vaccine" for something that is less likely to kill you (or your neighbors) than a car wreck...we need a class in risk assessment in this country good grief...

Ka12

And you are not publicly disparaging my opinion to get the vaccine? in 2019 38,800 people dies in car wrecks. So I think with over 550,000 Covid deaths over the past year it is just a little more likely you will die of Covid than a car wreck.

The gardener

Keep your opinion to yourself, and you won't run the risk of it being publicly disparaged. It's unfortunate that many of the so-called Covid deaths aren't. As the Coroner in Grand County Colorado said a few months ago, of their 5 reported "Covid Deaths" 2 (or 3) died from gunshots. But they had Covid in their systems.

justmyopinion

Perhaps this is over simplified... But, this is a medical issue. When my car isn't running, I don't call my dentist. When I have a bad toothache, I don't call a plumber. When I need work done on my toilet, I don't call an electrician. This is a medical issue... so, contact a doctor who you feel knows what they are talking about and ask them what they think you should do. Don't listen to a bunch of uneducated morons, who don't have the slightest idea of what they are talking about. Over 500,000 deaths have occurred due to Covid 19. The idea of a vaccine, and/or wearing a mask, and/or distancing yourself from groups... are all simple measures to help keep people safe and protect those who might be at a serious risk from Covid 19. At this moment, Covid 19 has become the 3rd largest killer... behind only Heart Disease and Cancer. If you don't believe me... ask a doctor who you trust.

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