Well, I did it. I booked a flight back to the US to get a COVID-19 vaccine shot. Actually, two shots, three weeks apart.
I had signed up for the vaccine in Florida, which is my legal residence, and really didn’t expect to see anything happen soon, as the entire vaccination program in the state seemed to be a lesson in stupidity.
But they surprised me. On the day they opened it up to people 50 and over, I was able to sign in and get an appointment right away. I guess part of the reason for that, is that the state has a lot of people who say they are not going to get the vaccine. I guess to them I have to say, “Thank you for leaving a slot for me.”
Idiots. Hasn’t the last year proven anything to the people who are refusing the vaccine? Even former President Trump did a public service announcement saying that the vaccine was safe, that he and his family had gotten vaccinated in January, and that people should get vaccinated.
Yet, there is an astonishingly large number of Americans (30%) who say they won’t get it. These are the same people who probably got hepatitis B (3 doses), hepatitis A (2 doses) diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (5 doses), flu (4 doses), polio (4 doses), pneumococcal (4 doses), rotavirus (2 doses), varicella (2 doses), and measles-mumps-rubella (2 doses) when they were kids.
Yeah really. This is what we give children so that they can live normal, healthy lives. And go to public school. And live normal, healthy lives (yes, I know I’m repeating that, I’m trying to pound it home).
Okay, so back to my point. Most of the anti-vaxers all received these vaccines when they were kids. And if they are well enough to get out and protest about it, well, I guess the vaccines worked for them. Like they do for billions of people in the world.
So, if the entire political argument that was foolishly started around this last year is erased (remember, former President Trump and his ENTIRE family took the vaccine), then why are so many people being so foolish?
There is no logical answer. I studied this stuff (ad nauseum) in college, and I know that vaccines are part of the reason that our life expectancy has gone up steadily over the last 100 years. I also know that there is no legitimate proof that links vaccines and autism (yeah, I know I’m going to catch a rash of shit over that last line, I just don’t care).
I also know that Bill Gates is not putting chips in the vaccine to track you (Steve Jobs already achieved that when he made the iPhone that you carry in your pocket).
And, I also know that this is not the lizard-people’s effort to manipulate our DNA so they can ….well, what do you lizard-people nuts think? That they are changing our DNA to make us into them, or to make us better to eat? I can’t figure that one out.
Anyway, I am happily going to get vaccinated. I am also excited to be travelling again. Though I wouldn’t be doing it for any other reason than to get the vaccine.
Because there are still too many people in Florida who won’t get it. And they won’t be wearing masks.
In fact, if there are lizard-people, I suspect it’s them. Just waiting for me to walk by so that they can flick a little spittle off of their tongue to infect me. I’m gonna have to watch people’s eyes as I walk thru the airport.
I’m just sayin.’