Large numbers of health care workers in California, Texas, Ohio, and New York City are refusing to be vaccinated against the coronavirus, citing nervousness about the effectiveness and safety of the vaccine. They are also concerned about the way politics played a part in the development of the vaccine. Texas nurses say they are “vaccine hesitant” according to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation survey.
While it is everyone’s right to question medical treatments and therapies, it seems that those who are part of the medical profession have the greatest reason to trust and take advantage of the vaccine. How are we ever going to lick the pandemic, if we can’t get health care workers to take the COVID-19 vaccine? And who is going to take care of the rest of us, when they get sick as a result?