Vaccines for COVID-19 have become a highly contested subject in the American culture wars. Vaccines for COVID-19 have become a highly contested subject in the American culture wars. According to a survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, about 10.4% of the adult population claim they will most likely refuse to get vaccinated. Reasonings behind their refusal vary. Some are concerned about side effects, while others do not trust its safety or effectiveness. More colorful excuses often involve a global conspiracy spearheaded by Bill Gates and Dr. Anthony Fauci, who apparently seek world domination. Some people swore off the vaccine since it made their cousin’s friend from Trinidad’s testicles swell up, which ruined their marriage. On the surface, there appears to be a wide range of excuses to refuse the vaccine, but regardless of motivation, something that all anti-vaxxers have in common is that they are now a minority of the American public.
It’s the dead of winter, folks, and you know what that means: snow that melts within twenty minutes of it falling, the lack of motivation to get out of bed in the morning (ok that’s every season, but it’s worse in the winter), and the flu. You have probably seen announcements going around using scary words like “epidemic” and “health advisory.”