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An anti-patriotic stance

Melvin B. Miller
An anti-patriotic stance
“Some people refuse vaccination but they line up for monoclonal antibody treatments that are 100 times more expensive.”

Americans are exceedingly egocentric. We like to characterize that trait as bold, strong and upright but it is little more than shockingly puerile. There is nothing redeemable about a lack of concern for others. There are now about 80 million people who are eligible for Covid-19 vaccination but have so far refused to get the shots.

When one reads the excuses people have, it’s disturbing to find uneducated adults so assertive about scientific matters when they have to know their opinions are simply assumed. What is worse, their views are contrary to the careful work of scientists in the medical field.

The reluctance to get the shots would be tolerated if there was danger of adverse consequences. There have been no reports that those without medically dangerous pre-existing conditions have been harmed by the vaccine. And there is substantial evidence that those who are inoculated benefit. There is a much lower rate of infection or death among those who are vaccinated.

Now President Biden has been forced to require large employers to vaccinate their workers. He has to require it, because many Americans could not do it out of love for their fellow American.

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