An acquaintance told me he’s not going to get vaccinated because, in his words, it will alter his DNA. I hadn’t heard that one, but it doesn’t matter. I told him I’m sorry if it ends our friendship, but I won’t be around someone who refuses to get vaccinated.
I’m not afraid of catching Covid-19 from him; I’m refusing to indulge ignorance and risk spreading panic and junk science.
Vaccination in the United States is on the verge of big changes with manufacturers pledging larger supplies of the existing two-dose coronavirus vaccines and one single-dose vaccine recently approved.
The larger supply that should arrive by April is raising hopes of more normal life returning by summer.
In the meantime, vaccine seekers continue to overrun signup websites and phone lines as states have expanded eligibility to more age groups and people with medical conditions that put them at greater risk from covid-19.
We could be a lot further along if certain people weren’t undermining the basic common sense you learned in kindergarten.