As it appears that America and Alabama are both on the cusp of another COVID-19 surge, calls for more vaccinations are coming in loud and clear. They are all but falling on deaf ears.
Those who want the vaccine can get it.
The number of high-profile “breakthrough” cases is growing with politicians, baseball players and Olympians seeing a surge among those tested more frequently. This will only increase vaccine hesitancy.
On the other side of the coin are the people that want you to take that vaccine, want to force you to take that vaccine and even those who want younger children to be vaccinated heading into the new school year.
Attempting to get two-year-olds to wear a mask won’t work either and is completely unnecessary.
But, the American Academy of Pediatrics wants it.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, America’s TV doctor, has said it is reasonable.
Some school systems will go further.
The media is now pretending it is the only thing between us and the end of the world.
Governor Kay Ivey said “no” because there is no evidence young people are in danger.
This set off the usual stream of vitriol.
She crossed the line!
Archibald even acknowledges all of his attempts to “scold” people are pointless, but it won’t stop him.
But keep in mind that this will not be the end of it all.
Before this is all said and done, after the vaccine for six-month-olds gets approved, there will be calls to keep kids out of schools and daycares if they haven’t been vaccinated.
That is insane.
U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) appeared on WVNN’s “The Dale Jackson Show” and talked about the vaccine while warning about the coming push to vaccinate children.
“[T]hey want to give two and three-year-olds the vaccine,” he lamented. “That’s the craziest thing I’ve ever heard.”
Tuberville added, “It’s almost a zero chance for anybody under the age of 15-16 to really get sick from this stuff.”
But those facts don’t matter. Alabama schools continue to allow vaccine drives on campus, and the Alabama Department of Public Health is sponsoring a Tik Tok contest about vaccines for minors. It is not a stretch to see what is going to happen when a vaccine for six-month-olds is given emergency approval.
The shame game is not working,
Dismissing people’s concerns over the virus’ impact on younger people is not working.
New restrictions will not work, lecturing people will not work, demanding masks on toddlers and fifth graders will not work, and vaccine passports will not work.
The only thing that is going to work is being honest with people, telling them it is an experimental vaccine, highlighting the groups at most risk, and explaining to them the risk of not getting vaccinated.
Instead, we need to level with people, be honest with them, stop threatening them, and leave them alone.
Dale Jackson is a contributing writer to Yellowhammer News and hosts a talk show from 5-9AM weekdays on WVNN and on Talk 99.5 from 10AM to noon.