Inclusive

I’m very inclusive. I have a group of friends where everybody goes, “I’ll be the last person vaccinated for COVID! No, you’ll be one but last. I’ll be the last. What are you two talking about? I’m last!”

And I also have a group where everybody goes, “I was the first in line to get vaccinated for COVID! No, that was me, and I didn’t see you there. No, me!” Then, of course, I go, “I’m not getting vaccinated,” and there’s an uncomfortable silence. But still, I’m proud of my inclusivity.

5 thoughts on “Inclusive

  1. What I like are the people who go, “What do you mean you can’t get vaccinated? For how long? But how do you know you’ll have a reaction? Just because the vaccine made your mom sick doesn’t mean it’ll make you sick — you’re only hurting yourself.” As if it’s completely unfathomable that a doctor would determine the risks outweigh the benefits for anyone, let alone (gasp!) two related people, one of whom is still dealing with autoimmune problems triggered by a single Moderna dose almost two months ago (it triggered specific post-COVID syndrome issues that “aren’t possible” according to the official story, but are, in fact, possible according to the CDC — the fact that it hasn’t gone away points to an autoimmune response to the vaccine). Oh, but it’s not considered an adverse event because “people have died,” and clearly nothing short of death can affect everyday life.

    Adverse events are still adverse if they don’t result in death.

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    1. What irritates me is the people who scoff at hydroxichloriquine and ivermectin as treatments for Covid because they’re “unproven,” but who are all gung-ho for an experimental vaccine that is also unproven. And what utterly baffles me is the people who have already had Covid and recovered who are now eagerly lining up for the vaccine.

      I’m almost sixty-seven, and therefore considered to be high risk, but I have no intentions of being vaccinated. I’m not afraid of a cold virus with a survival rate in excess of 99%, and I don’t trust any product whose manufacturer is legally exempt from liability if their product maims or kills me.

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      1. This is a very reasonable and rational position. You have evaluated your options and reached a decision that makes sense to you. And I said the exact same thing to my parents when they decided to get vaccinated.

        Why can’t more people be calm and rational about this?

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    2. I had a conversation recently where a colleague was expressing outrage over precisely such a situation as yours. “Pfft, immunocompromised! Ridiculous!” The colleague has zero background in medicine. I thought about you when she was ranting and it made me really mad. After decades of repeating, “medical decisions should be made by the patient and her doctor because they are nobody else’s business,” now we’ve thrown all that out of the window. It’s very sad.

      I’m with you, my friend. This sucks.

      My suggestion is that we shouldn’t berate either people who did get vaccinated or those who didn’t.

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      1. Exactly. Because it’s nobody’s business who has been vaccinated and who hasn’t and why they made that decision. It feels very much like gaslighting in the media and it’s bleeding into the public mindset.

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