As the increase in infections, hospitalizations, and deaths from the Delta variant of COVID-19 have ramped up over the past six weeks, it’s clear this pandemic will continue until we are able to reach herd immunity through vaccinations.
The stories of sickness and death are horrendous. What’s even worse is that most of the people who are getting sick are unvaccinated. There’s no excuse for ignoring the science, none whatsoever.
As a dad, I was looking forward to my daughters having a normal senior year at college. That’s not likely to happen.
I was looking forward to attending outdoor football games in huge stadiums. That’s not likely to happen without a vaccination passport and a mask.
I was looking forward to everything getting back to normal as soon as we beat back the vaccination. No one can tell us when normal life will return.
I’ve read all the accounts as to why people have not gotten their vaccinations. This isn’t the time to continue to blame people for why it’s so bad.
The news media needs to stop taking sides with extremists on both sides and start educating people on the science of COVID-19 vaccinations. Governors who have been vaccinated should no longer enforce no required masks or no required vaccinations ordinances. Hypocrisy and politics need to stand aside for full transparency and common sense.
If you’re not vaccinated, you should not come into the office. If you’re not vaccinated, you should not attend sports events, work events, or church events; dine at restaurants; or visit your loved ones in hospitals, nursing homes, or retirement communities.
You should not travel by plane. You should not stay in a hotel. We should have vaccination passports so that those of us who have been vaccinated can move about a little more freely.
I know there are people who cannot be vaccinated due to health issues. I understand that and if that’s the case, you could have a special designation on your vaccination passport. I also believe if you have health issues, you are likely going to be wearing a mask.
We eradicated polio, mumps, measles, and smallpox because everyone was vaccinated. We didn’t give people “the right to decide” for themselves. Get a vaccination for everyone else, even if you don’t care about yourself.