The vaccines are here. Trust the science

With more than 25 million U.S. cases, more than 430,000 deaths and thousands dying per day, the expanding distribution of two vaccines is bringing excitement and hope for many in the United States that this may finally be what we need to get control of this pandemic. That said, an […]

With more than 25 million U.S. cases, more than 430,000 deaths and thousands dying per day, the expanding distribution of two vaccines is bringing excitement and hope for many in the United States that this may finally be what we need to get control of this pandemic. That said, an important question remains: How many people will actually take it?

The first responders, nurses and doctors will take the vaccine because they trust the rigorous scientific process vaccines are subjected to during clinical trials. They will take the vaccine because it has the potential to save their lives, so they can continue to save ours. These brave individuals are risking their lives every day to save our families, our friends and our colleagues. They are fatigued, exhausted and filled with grief for the seemingly never ending deaths of their patients.

Our hospitals are at or near capacity, which means there is a potential for rationing of care; all of this will continue to increase with people defying to follow common sense, easy behavioral practices to avoid catching and spreading the virus. Experts have warned us that the United States is on the verge of facing its “worst public health event” ever. Indeed, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director has warned that we will have more deaths per day for the next 60-90 days than the number of people we lost on 9/11.

So why, after many months of living with this virus, are people still refusing to follow CDC guidelines to wear a mask, distance socially, avoid large gatherings and wash hands regularly? Moreover, why do some people believe the virus isn’t even real?

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