Coronavirus

Each person must run their own COVID-19 vaccination game

I only care because we are all connected.

Toni Crowe
Apr 6 · 2 min read
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There are two people in our family not planning on being vaccinated. One is a STEM teacher. The other never graduated high school and believes there is a microchip in the vaccine that will turn on mind control in vaccinated people. The rest of our family either has been vaccinated or has plans to be vaccinated.

I don’t understand what or why they are uncomfortable. The person who is a science teacher has absorbed enough misinformation to be uncomfortable. Our family strategy is applying gentle, respectful pressure. Each of us does our part on the family Zoom call by relating our own vaccination experiences and encouraging everyone but her to continue to pursue getting their vaccination. We celebrate first and second shots and when we achieve the fully vaccinated status. Why? The numbers speak for themselves.

Because Friday, April 02, and Saturday, April 03 both set new daily records of 4 million shots per day. 75% of U.S. residents who are 65+ or older have received at least one vaccine dose. As of March 31, nearly 81% of the country’s Covid deaths had occurred in people that older age group.

31% of our population have received at least one vaccine dose, according to the CDC. 18% of the population (59.9 million residents) are fully vaccinated.

We hope she will come around, but it will not be pretty if she needs help if she doesn’t. We love her, but her unvaccinated self can not come to stay with us. Each person should run their own process but also face the consequences of their actions. The world is a brutal place.

Toni Crowe retired to pursue her dream of being a writer. Toni has written six books. Her bestselling business book, ‘Bullets and Bosses Don’t Have Friends’ won a Gold Readers Award.

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