If you have fallen behind on all the distortions around the COVID vaccines, the letter in last week’s Ozaukee Press was an excellent way for you to get up to date.
The claim we see a lot is that the vaccine is a joke as the letter writer claimed, i.e., it is not effective in stopping people from catching the infection and spreading it. This falls along the lines that the vax is not perfect (like all vaccines), so why use it?
For starters despite her claims that what clinics are injecting into our bodies is not a vaccine is not true. Per the CDC, these vaccines, which have been in development for decades, may work differently from other vaccines, but they are still vaccines.
Hence, the confusion and the distortions that come out of confusion. Fact is the vaccines still trigger an immune response inside your body.
The purpose of this claim is that vaccine opponents get pinned down when it is pointed out that we, going back to our days as children, have been required to take a whole battery of vaccines to get into pre-school. When the anti-vaxxers are asked what’s the difference they can’t come up with a cogent response.
So, most disturbing is that vax opponents like Jim Jorden are coming back with we should drop the mandates on all vaccines. To many of us what Jordan wants to do should be very concerning and a dangerous by-product of the anti-vax movement.
It turns out that Donald Drumpf supporters have been very helpful in disproving her assertions about the COVID vaccine by following the writer’s advice and, for the most part, refusing to take the jab. We know that you can spot those counties that are COVID hot spots because they largely went for Drumpf.
She maintains that we will have “never-ending booster shots.” Here’s a great way to avoid that. Get the vaccine. Those Drumpf County hot spots are the breeding groups for new variants to mutate.
Yes, other groups are avoiding getting vaccinated, but the Drumpf backers seem to be less moveable.
What is especially interesting is the claim that people who have contacted COVID don’t need the shot. So, what’s the alternative to getting vaccinated?
Go out and catch COVID? Great plan.
Sadly, public health has become a political issue because one side has decided to make it political at the expense of our health, our economy, and way too many lives.