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Thu Apr 22, 2021, 11:12 AM

How Can We Encourage People That Are Anti-Vaxxers To Get Vaccinated For Covid?......

I heard this morning that vaccinations for Covid are down 11%.

Just a while ago people were having a hard time getting an appointment to get the shot. There was a shortage of vaccines available. People were traveling great distances to get vaccinated. Waiting in lines.

Now vaccines are readily available. Lines are gone. But there is a shortage of people making appointments to get the shot.

Most of those people are either anti-vaxxers; misinformed MAGA's; Fox News listeners; vaccine conspiracy theorists; etc. Many are needle-adverse. Many feel they are indestructible and don't need to get vaccinated. Many are also anti-maskers as well.

In order to get to a decent 'herd immunity' here in the U.S. - we need to bring many of these people to their senses and get them in to get vaccinated or we'll never get out from under this pandemic.

What kind of strategies can be employed to get as many of these skeptics vaccinated? What has worked for you to convince your family, friends and colleagues to get in and get vaccinated?

Please post those suggestions in this thread.

I've used the 'grandkids' as an incentive. "If you ever want to hug your grandkids again - you must get vaccinated. If no vaccination - you don't get to be in the same room as your grandkids."

I've used the 'parents and grandparents' as an incentive. "You don't want to pass on Covid to your parents or grandparents if you're not vaccinated."

This works for all sorts of family and friend relationships.

But what can businesses do? Can they even require their employees to be vaccinated if they want to work in their establishments? Can you prevent an employee to work in your environment if they are not vaccinated? You might pay their health insurance - so couldn't you use that to get them to get vaccinated? You don't want un-vaccinated employees to pass on Covid to your customers? Do you? Is this legal or are you violating their rights and freedoms?

What about college students going back to the classroom? Can you require returning students to be vaccinated before they can attend live and in-class studies again?

Can a cruise-ship line require their potential passengers to be vaccinated before they can book a trip on their cruise ship? What about airlines? Trains?

Can a major PSA Campaign be mounted by celebrities to get the American People vaccinated?

Can a Broadway Theater require their audience to be vaccinated before they can buy a ticket?

What about - using that - it's the patriotic thing to do? It's the American Way. Vaccinate back to Freedom.

Bottom line - I'm posting this here to generate ideas to get those anti-vaxxers as mentioned earlier in this post - to get out and get vaccinated.

So please take some time here and tell us what techniques you've used to get family members; friends and colleagues to get vaccinated.

I have felt liberated getting my Pfizer shots - yet I'm still being real cautious - because it seems like we keep taking one step forward and two steps back in this pandemic.

What motivated me to post this today was the news that - vaccinations have fallen off 11% recently.

We can do and we have to do better!!!

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Reply How Can We Encourage People That Are Anti-Vaxxers To Get Vaccinated For Covid?...... (Original post)
global1 Apr 2021 OP
doc03 Apr 2021 #1
drray23 Apr 2021 #2
WhiskeyGrinder Apr 2021 #4
speak easy Apr 2021 #3
unblock Apr 2021 #5
genxlib Apr 2021 #6
Effete Snob Apr 2021 #7
lindysalsagal Apr 2021 #14
moondust Apr 2021 #8
PoindexterOglethorpe Apr 2021 #26
Hortensis Apr 2021 #9
RKP5637 Apr 2021 #10
TraceNC Apr 2021 #11
CottonBear Apr 2021 #16
TraceNC Apr 2021 #17
LetMyPeopleVote Apr 2021 #12
NCjack Apr 2021 #13
lindysalsagal Apr 2021 #15
LonePirate Apr 2021 #18
hurple Apr 2021 #19
boston bean Apr 2021 #20
Sgent Apr 2021 #21
PortTack Apr 2021 #22
Timewas Apr 2021 #23
thucythucy Apr 2021 #24
EarlG Apr 2021 #25
CottonBear Apr 2021 #28
bluestarone Apr 2021 #27

Response to global1 (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 11:15 AM

1. Make them an offer they can't refuse. nt

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 11:15 AM

2. my place of work will require you be vaccinated to work there.

We are in a right to work state ( meaning people can be fired for any or no reason) so employees who want to keep their job will get the shot unless they have a legitimate reason not to do so.

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Response to drray23 (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 11:20 AM

4. You are conflating "right to work" with "at-will employment." "Right to work" is a state rule that

makes it possible for you to benefit from collective bargaining contracts without paying union dues. "At-will employment" is an understanding of federal employment law that means your employer can fire you for any reason other than being a member of a protected class, or unless you are covered by a contract.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 11:17 AM

3. Vaccine passports for bars, indoor dining, movie theaters, gyms, sports events.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 11:23 AM

5. vaccine documentation requirements to get into the workplace or sporting events would help

but we really should have a coordinated campaign to describe not getting vaccinated as siding with the enemy and being pro-virus.

because that's what it is.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 11:24 AM

6. I say tranquilizer darts

Let's turn it into a giant contest like paint ball and offer points for bagging game.

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Response to genxlib (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 11:30 AM

7. Yeah, they'll do it themselves if you give them the ammo

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Response to genxlib (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 11:36 AM

14. This is my favorite thread of the day!

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 11:30 AM

8. Possibly same as seat belts.

I have my doubts that anything short of THE LAW will convince them.

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Response to moondust (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 01:23 PM

26. And sadly, there are still people who don't bother to buckle up.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 11:31 AM

9. :) Well, for sure pass on the angry hard-cores and paranoids.

Those angry people seen in posts here already know their noble cause is losing, and that's why they're angry.

Most resisters really just want to do what good and normal people like them do and have been caught up in something bad. As vaccination increasingly becomes normal and societal pressures continue to grow, more will come around on their own.

Experts say offering facts is worse than useless.

They say more effective is keep it to personal feelings and needs. Like it's a personal moral issue, part of being my brothers' keeper. Or looking forward to an upcoming family gathering and not wanting to anger or endanger loved ones. Things people can relate to.

My husband and I are wearing "vaccinated" buttons when out and have given strips of stickers to our friends, none of whom needed any persuading from anyone though virtually all from this deep red area are conservative.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 11:33 AM

10. Some will be unreachable because they are delusional and have some serious issues. Others will

come about possibly if barred entrance to places they want to go, but again, what does one use as proof of being vaccinated. Already one can get blank CDC vaccination cards to fill in so as to lie about your vaccinations, and some states like Florida have barred vaccine passports. Even all the deaths do not sway many.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 11:33 AM

11. Might have to pay them.

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Response to TraceNC (Reply #11)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 11:39 AM

16. $200 for J&J , $100/vaccination for Pfizer & Moderna.

Money will convince many people. 💴

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Response to CottonBear (Reply #16)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 11:43 AM

17. Or tell them Trump will be mailing them a check.

They’ll fall for it. Then we actually pay nothing and they’re vaccinated.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 11:33 AM

12. We need vaccine passports and to exclude/shun assholes who refuse to be vaccinated

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 11:36 AM

13. Make getting vaccinated against federal law, passed by DEM party-line vote

and signed by Pres. Biden.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 11:37 AM

15. PSA commercials and ads of people trying to breathe on ventilators, like cancer commercials

Make it gory enough, and people will come around.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 11:44 AM

18. Businesses need to require vax for entry/employment. 45/Carlson/Hannity need to encourage the shots.

Especially since all three have been vaccinated and at least one of them has contracted COVID.

It is morbid to say it but if 45 had died from COVID, his millions of followers might have taken the virus more seriously and might have been more likely to be vaccinated.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 11:45 AM

19. Break into their house in the middle of the night

And give them the J&J vaccine in their sleep.

One and done. Gotcha! Too late now, goober.

😏

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 11:46 AM

20. Moderna and Pfizer need to get full fda approval.

Some people I talk to say this is the reason.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 11:48 AM

21. Should have made the stimulus check

or at least part of depend on getting vaccinated.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 11:51 AM

22. Money, employers can require employees have vaccination once they are FDA approved

Which is coming up shortly...Get the vaccine or your employment is terminated

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 11:54 AM

23. Tell them that

One of the weird side effects is men's penises get bigger

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 12:05 PM

24. In blue states: make proof of vaccination a requirement for getting or renewing a driver's license.

The federal government can make proof of vaccination a requirement for getting or renewing a passport.

School districts can do the same for public school attendance, and for employees (teachers, staff, etc.).

Colleges and universities are already requiring students to be vaccinated before registering for classes.

Larger businesses can require workers to be be vaccinated.

Make proof of vaccination a requirement for medical licensing, including nurses and other health care professionals.

Require any business that receives federal funding to have all employees vaccinated.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 12:08 PM

25. Part of a solution might include a change of terminology for "anti-vaxxers"

I'm not talking about the tiny percentage of people who can't take the vaccine for legitimate medical reasons, but those who choose not to take it because of something they read on Facebook.

"Infection spreaders," perhaps?

"Disease carriers?"

"Contagion vectors?"

"Virus transmitters?"

Something that sounds less, "I'm taking a stand based on my principled beliefs," and more, "I'm basically a human plague rat."

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Response to EarlG (Reply #25)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 01:32 PM

28. "Human plague rat" is descriptive but won't change minds. LOL!

Seriously though, I think all of your suggestions are excellent. Words matter.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 01:28 PM

27. ONLY two things will help here

1) FDA Full approval! 2) a NEW VARIANT that KILLS!

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