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Response to leftyladyfrommo (Original post)

Sat May 15, 2021, 03:02 PM

4. You and every single individual you come in contact with.

Every single unvaccinated person who refuses to wear a mask and stay six feet away from others is risking the health of every other person in their household, every cashier they interact with, every person they sit next to or stand in line next to, etc. And they are risking the health of everybody each of those contacts encounters.

For those of us who are fully vaccinated, the risk is minimal but not zero. With so many others who haven't yet been vaccinated, the behavior of the anti-vaxxers puts us all at risk for future variants of the virus, as well as continued circulation of the existing virus and its existing and future variants. When our current vaccine immunity subsides in a few months, we'll again be at high risk until we get our booster shots (which we're hoping will be effective).

All this is to say nothing of the global effects of COVID carriers circulating among the general population, spreading the virus to create more asymptomatic and symptomatic carriers worldwide.

So it's not quite as simple as just saying, "Not vaccinated? Go ahead and die -- not my problem."

Fortunately, many U.S. businesses are starting to require proof of vaccination to enter as a customer or work as an employee, as reported in these stories:

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