Vaccines save lives – they are not the right choice for each and every person.
I myself am vaccinated, and so is my fiancée, and we each chose to get vaccinated against COVID because it was the right choice for us, given our situations and how we believed the future was going to look. I do not pretend to speak for my fiancée, but the reason that I got the vaccine was because I hate masks, and no other reason than that. It may seem ridiculous, but that is the truth.
As an infant, my parents got me vaccinated against a wide range of diseases, and I am very grateful that they did so. Mumps, Rubella, Dyptheria, Polio – the world is a much better and safer place because these vaccines were made readily available and given to children.
While I encourage people, generally, to get vaccinated against COVID, I believe that mandates to do so, particularly the type of mandates that NYC are enacting that bar people from participating in certain activities are an insult to the sovereignty that each and every American citizen holds.
I believe that vaccination is the right choice, and at the same time, I recognize that neither myself, nor any politician, nor any other American nor any other person on this planet can tell me (or anyone else) what the right choice is for them.
At the end of the day, I believe that the vast majority of American citizens would be better off if they got vaccinated. At the same time, if anyone (especially a politician) thinks that they have the authority or, God forbit, the right to tell someone else what they are required to do, then I encourage all people to seriously contemplate noncompliance.
Make the decision that is best for you and forget about trying to control other people’s lives. It never ends well.