Why I am concerned for my country…reason 732.
“More than 5 million people have skipped their second shot of the COVID-19 vaccine, The New York Times reports.
“The reasons vary for why people are missing their second shots. In interviews, some said they feared the side effects, which can include flu-like symptoms. Others said they felt that they were sufficiently protected with a single shot.”
Oh, you poor darlings. A day of muscle aches and a low-grade fever. Pick up a book and spend the day reading and eating Cheesy Poofs! Or just watch a repeat of a game from years ago on a cable sports channel. But do not complain that you ache for a day! GROW THE HELL UP!
IF we are to get the nation percolating again, and IF we are to get folks such as those who live in this home out spending money again, it will require greater assurance that consumers are not walking into a contamination minefield. We can not complain about businesses not having their bottom lines in the black or how entertainment venues are still in the dark if the chuckleheads in the nation simply refuse to have any sense of responsibility for themselves or the greater needs of the community.
The reasons why this is concerning are abundantly obvious. There are many studies to show that the trials for the vaccines, along with real-world immunization campaigns, point to the peril of people skipping their second doses. Compared with the two-dose regimen, a single shot from Pfizer or Moderna triggers a weaker immune response and may leave recipients more susceptible to dangerous virus variants.
With the increase in variants and the knowledge that the virus continues to adapt and spread means, we need a nation that is smarter than the virus is tenacious.