I Do Not Understand

The thinking was that by now America would either have extraordinarily little COVID or, at least, be in a herd immunity state. Not so as of now. That is why, when I see or hear of the many people that refuse the vaccine, I ask why? I am retired military and have had my share of shots, seldom knowing what the shots were for. I also remember taking the polio sugar cube when I was in junior high school. I did not turn my back on taking the sugar cube because I knew of the iron lung and did not want to be in that position.

               In my childhood, whooping cough, measles, chicken pox and more was the norm until doctors had shots for that and more. Young people today live in an era that is free of a lot of diseases that were normal during my young years. I did not have to look hard to find someone that have been affected by one or more of these illnesses. I have had a couple of these, and I am still here. I took my shots, and I am still taking shots.

               What I do not understand is why people see what have happened when a person become ill with COVID and still do not want to take the vaccine. I do not understand the medical workers not wanting to take the vaccine when they see what happens when a person become ill without the vaccine verses what happens when they do get the shots. I am perplexed about the whole thing.

               I have seen news film clips of people that have the virus, laying in the hospital and either still believe the virus is a hoax or still say they do not believe in the vaccine. There was one clip where the sick person was asking for the vaccine and as the person was told it was too late, they started to cry. I do not understand why they did not take the shots when they had the chance.

               Why is taking the shots politicalized the way it is? When the shots have saved millions of people, why are people making it political? I do not understand why people lives are sacrificed for a political win and the people that are the sacrificial lambs still believe in them. What will these lambs gain from this? I would bet every dime I have that these politicians, that are loudly talking against the vaccine, have taken it willingly.

               I have always thought the doctors, nurses, teachers, etc. were smart people. That is why I do not understand this resistance in taking the vaccine. Now besides the variant-D virus there is another on the horizon. If the people continue to act in the way they are we will never rid ourselves of the virus and, unfortunately, there will be another lockdown, fights because of it, and many more deaths. I do not understand why people want to take the chance of death when they have the chance to continue to live. Maybe I am missing something, I need enlightenment.

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