Wednesday, May 12, 2021

My reason.........

 


I had covid so i think ......so its kind of hard for me to go get the vaccine  ....when it did not kill me ......thats what i rationalize it anyways ........some people ......can you blame them when have they ever given a reason to trust them ever .....only a complete  fucking fool would trust any govt .......


They Haven't Gotten a COVID Vaccine Yet. But They Aren't 'Hesitant' Either.

Amy Harmon and Josh Holder
According to a new U.S. census estimate, some 30 million American adults who are open to getting a COVID-19 vaccine have not yet managed to actually do so. (James Estrin/The New York Times)
According to a new U.S. census estimate, some 30 million American adults who are open to getting a COVID-19 vaccine have not yet managed to actually do so. (James Estrin/The New York Times)

It had been weeks since Acy Grayson III, owner of Let It Shine, a home improvement outfit he runs out of his own home in the suburbs of Cleveland, had vowed to get a COVID vaccine.

Appointments were available.

But Grayson, who never knows how long a job will take or when a new one will come along, had found it hard to commit to a time and a place. The mass vaccination site where appointments weren’t required was off his beaten path. He didn’t know that a nearby church, Lee Road Baptist, had been dispensing vaccines on Fridays — but the truth is, even if he had, it is unlikely he would have made the short trek to get one there, either.

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“I know you’re trying to find out the reason people aren’t doing it,” Grayson said on a recent afternoon. “I’m going to tell you. People are trying to take care of their household. You don’t have much time in the day.”

The slowdown in vaccinations across the country has often been attributed to a blend of misinformation and mistrust among Americans known as “vaccine hesitancy.” But Grayson belongs to an overlooked but sizable group whose reasons for remaining unvaccinated are not about opposition to the shots or even skepticism about them.

According to a new U.S. census estimate, some 30 million American adults who are open to getting a COVID vaccine have not yet managed to actually do so. Their ranks are larger than the hesitant — more than the 28 million who said they would probably or definitely not get vaccinated, and than the 16 million who said they were unsure. And this month, as the Biden administration set a goal of 70% of adults getting at least one dose by July 4, they became an official new focus of the nation’s mass vaccination campaign.

In addition to “the doubters,” President Joe Biden said at a press briefing last week, the mission is to get the vaccine to those who are “just not sure how to get to where they want to go.”

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