Extremely sorry to see this thread here.
My ME/CFS specialist, one if the Clinicians Coalition, who was an AIDS doctor for 30 years, is taking COVID seriously. He is very concerned about me catching it from someone else and thinks I would be in the hospitalized group because I am immunodeficient, as many ME/CFS patients are.
Mask wearing has been shown to be effective. Vaccines have been shown to be effective. These steps produce not only those who use them, BUT ALSO THOSE AROUND THEM WHO MAY BE MORE VULNERABLE.
Look at Florida, Texas, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and other states where mask mandates are banned, vaccination rates are low, and disease rates are high. No sensible human being can look at these horrific numbers and think that's ok.
If you don't want to watch the media, please stay home. Then you won't have to wear a mask get vaccinated, or run the risk of infecting yourself or others you come in contact with.
And look at all the anti-mask, anti-vaccine media personalities who have died after hospitalizations from COVID recently. Does that mean anything?
Personally, I have fought long and hard to recover from this disease, and I'm extremely sick and tired of all these folks expressing their personal right to freedom to not mask and not get vaccinated which impinges upon my freedom to go to public places, sports events, concerts, and to travel in the US and abroad.
Please don't use this forum to express ignorance.