SHAUN KING: The Vaccine Is Here and I Need Us All to Get It

Shaun King
Dec 14, 2020 - 3:02

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2 Replies to “SHAUN KING: The Vaccine Is Here and I Need Us All to Get It”

  1. “I’m getting the vaccine, and I need every single one of you, whether you love or hate me and the work I do, to get it too. ”

    It’s not clear to me why what you need/want/think should govern my behavior.

  2. To Anna:

    No one is trying to govern your behavior. But with a communicable and highly contagious respiratory illness, your behavior affects the rest of us. Your behavior affects our ability to protect those who are vulnerable (ie. immunocompromised and elderly people to name a few). Engaging in behaviors that benefit society as a whole is critical to ensuring a healthy population. Your response to Shaun’s plea comes off as selfish. He documents very well all the reasons why you should consider getting vaccinated. But really what it boils down to is that you should do it because you should care about what happens to the people in your community. This isn’t just about you.

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