We cannot escape the Delta variant anymore. The majority of the COVID-19 cases in America are due to the Delta variant. The cases are rising significantly, and people start to get even more worried than before.
This variant is much more contagious than the original strain, and while it can infect vaccinated individuals, the vaccines are highly effective in preventing challenging symptoms and death. Still, people decide not to get vaccinated. The anti-vaxx campaigns are going strong, and some people still want to believe in conspiracies.
If the vaccines get fully approved by the FDA, more people would want to get them. Also, it would change the law regarding mandatory vaccination – for example, it would allow the military to order vaccines for people serving.
It would also be more beneficial if healthcare workers got mandatory vaccines, for both their protection, and the protection of their patients. Broadway is already making the vaccine mandatory for the cast and crew. The same might happen with movie sets, as well. Managers are very important, as they can see clearly the risks and how a COVID outbreak could affect their businesses.
A big plus would be if authorities would start making changes to their public statements. They need to stop asking, and start to be more rigid. And people need to understand that vaccines are safe and that they could save their lives. We should not get sick because we do not have enough vaccines, so we need to use every dose. Biden has proposed an interesting idea: to go from door to door to offer vaccines for free to anyone who wants them. People want to be responsible for their lives, and that’s okay, but we need to remember that public health is about responsibility.