As of August 13th 2022, 67% of people in the US were fully vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2, the formal term for the corona virus that has caused both an economic and psychological upheaval in the US and much of the world. (When I say fully vaccinated, in this book I mean that they took the initial 2 Pfizer of Moderna vaccines or the one Johnson & Johnson vaccine.)
Many people in the US are forced to be fully vaccinated in order to keep their jobs, serve in the US military or to attend college or university. Many people also felt forced to take a Covid vaccine due to social pressure, or because they wanted to have the freedom to travel, work and socialize.
Many people took Covid vaccines enthusiastically in 2021 and have continued to take boosters.
The one-third of people in the US who are unvaccinated have faced discrimination. They have been barred from attending institutes of higher education and barred from many work places which had never required vaccination as a condition of employment before. There were times when they couldn’t enter restaurants, bars, gyms or theaters in some states or cross national borders.
The unvaccinated have been dis-invited from weddings, holiday celebrations and other social events once the host knew of their vaccine status. Families and friendship circles, life sustaining relationships, kicked out members who refused to take a Covid vaccine. Some couples divorced when one spouse refused to get a Covid vaccine.
I bet more people have lost friends and family members over the issue of Covid vaccination than they have lost due to SARS-CoV-2.
Most of the people who decided against taking a Covid vaccine had taken all all their childhood vaccinations (Smallpox, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, etc) and had vaccinated their children. However, despite that, the unvaccinated were venomously derided as anti-vaxxers.
As an unvaccinated person, such anger was shocking to see and experience.
In 2020 and 2021 all Americans were expected to believe in and follow a specific narrative regarding Covid vaccination and Covid mitigation strategies like masking. We were supposed to agree with shutting down schools and closing small independent businesses while Costco and Home Depot stayed open. People who brought up concerns about any part of the Covid narrative were dismissed as conspiracy theorists.
I wrote this book to make the case against Covid vaccine mandates.
I believe that if we lived in a sane and just country truly committed to science there would be no Covid vaccine mandates.
It should be a personal decision whether or not to take a Covid vaccine. We should not be and shouldn’t have been mandated to take one.
I hope to prove that point.