As I sat and enjoyed the feeling, I thought about the idiots who won’t partake in this massive free benefit. My attitude towards them is similar to the attitude I’d have towards someone who won’t visit a national park, or who won’t take a nice walk on a nature trail, or have some religious objection to riding a bike. I can sum it up as “more for me.” The more red staters who refuse vaccination, the more likely that my young relatives in red states will be vaccinated early. These anti-vax idiots make it more likely that my elementary and middle school relatives will be vaccinated before school this Fall, as soon as the EUAs come through for their age groups.
I am sure it will come as no great surprise that my thoughts on these fuckers is less charitable. Personally, I think anyone who had the opportunity to get vaccinated and chose not to for any reason other than medical advice, upon contracting the disease and needing treatment, be locked into a hermetically sealed room with meals thrown in occasionally until they either die or get better.
And let me be clear about medical advice- I mean if your doctor, a licensed physician practicing modern medicine, says you should not be vaccinated for whatever legitimate reason, whether it be pre-existing condition or whatever, then fine. That’s why everyone else is getting it- to protect those who can not protect themselves.
I am not, however, talking about the earthy chick who teaches your hot yoga class and sells DoTerra on the side whose only “medical” training is a three day homeopathic remedy retreat outside Bend, OR, that she heard about during Burning Man in her hippy days. I am not talking about your buddy from the army who read a book on biology while mining bitcoins and became a youtube certified epidemiologist over the past few months.
Look- I am not opposed to alternative “medicines” in many contexts, and think if having your pressure points manipulated or you getting cupped or having accupuncture brings you relief, good on you. I value mindfulness and am a big fan of deep tissue massages, something I get frequently for my shoulder pain when we are not in the midst of a plague.
But we are in the shit now, and this is a very deadly disease that has disrupted our lives for too long and KILLED MILLIONS worldwide. It is your fucking duty as an American citizen and to your fellow man to get vaccinated if it is medically sound (and for 95+% of the population it is).
I find these idiots, like your stay at home mom friend Karen from Marin County who refused to vaccinate her kids because it causes autism but she’s not worried because she feeds them only organic whole foods, to be absolutely fucking maddening. Every fucking school and restaurant in the god damned nation has liability insurance and special training so a handful of kids don’t die from eating a fucking peanut every year, but now we have something that is multiple orders of magnitude more serious, a solution ready and available, and motherfuckers won’t do the right thing because they’ve decided their right to be a fucking dipshit trumps other people’s rights to not die.
Tl:DR- Get vaccinated assholes.