Thursday, May 6, 2021

Another thought about vaccination

What I learned yesterday about the lack of interest in vaccination in my deep-red part of Illinois helps me to understand a conversation I had a week or so ago. We were talking about vaccines. Someone’s sister had a fever of 102° after getting the second Moderna shot. Oh, said I, the second shot really wiped me out for a day. “Yes, but it’s better than getting COVID.” And I said, “Of course!” And I thought to myself, Why would anyone need to say it’s better? Obviously it is.

And now I realize, people here do need to say it’s better to put up with side effects for a day or two or three than to contract COVID. That’s not already obvious to everyone.

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