Nip over to Fandango’s FPQ post for this week’s question and responses.
COVID-19 cases are back on the rise in the U.S., with a disproportionate number new cases among unvaccinated people in Southern and Appalachian states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, Florida, and West Virginia, where vaccination rates are low.
Further, the rise of the delta variant of the virus is rapidly speeding transmission among those who haven’t been fully vaccinated, and that variant accounts for more than half of all new COVID-19 cases in the U.S.
So my provocative question is simply this…
Are you fully vaccinated against COVID-19 yet? And if not, why the f*** not?
Melanie summed it up perfectly here and I’m with her all the way.
When Covid really kicked off over here last year, a lot of people in our road were in denial, and others we spoke to saw it as just another strain of ‘flu.
No-one seemed that bothered, and laughed at us with our distance keeping and wearing a mask and gloves when we shopped.
We quietly went about our business, and didn’t get caught with the panic buying and lack of stock as we shopped the way we always did, but were prudent to buy a couple of extra things when we did.
Everyone has since changed their tune, and were getting more panicked not just by restricted purchases, but by having to wait for their jabs, especially the second which was extended to 12 weeks after the first.
Hubby and I have now had both our shots, and been lucky with minor side effects with the first and nothing at all on the second. It is I believe proposed that this winter will see a double jab of flu and Covid, though administration is unclear at this stage.
We see it that the jab is not a cure, but a means of protection and as such, we would rather have some protection than none at all.
Freedom of choice shouldn’t come into it as it is not just the individual at risk, but also all they come in contact with. Covid doesn’t care about your age, your financial status, your ethnic origins, your standing in the community or lifestyle. For those in denial or against vaccination, they are fair game too, and this has been proven with some of the headlines in recent months. It can infect anybody, and to NOT have the jab is, IMO, foolish, selfish and self centred.
Regardless of what our PM is saying about July 19th, we will continue to socially distance and wear masks when out, particularly where we live as visitors constantly come to the town bringing god knows what with them and leaving the residents to deal with their mess.