There’s few men of notoriety that I truly respect in this world and Mike Rowe is one of them. His reflective take on his own actions early in the pandemic as well as his current take on all the drama of the pandemic as well as the push for vaccines is very much worth your time to read.
In case you’re worried, Mike Rowe isn’t going to tell you to get the vaccine. He points out that there are risks in getting it and risks in not getting it, and he’s not a doctor so he’s not going to tell other people what they should do.
Below is the full Facebook post right from his page, but here are a few excerpts I wanted to highlight:
“If you’re vaccinated, you’re more likely to get struck by lightning than contract COVID…”
“Here in California if you’re inside, you must now wear a mask, vaccinated or not. What kind of message does that send? Yes, we have a new variant, and from what I’ve read, it’s highly contagious, but far less virulent – especially if you’re vaccinated. According to the CDC, just one 1 in 27,000 vaccinated people have contracted it. That means if you’re vaccinated, you’re more likely to get struck by lightning than contract COVID. And yet, people are once again calling for more lockdowns, more restrictions, and more compliance from those who already got their shots.”
“Those are the same people…”
The fact is, millions of reasonable Americans have every right to feel confused and skeptical. Those people you refer to, Steve – the ones now telling us that we can “get back to normal just as soon as everyone is vaccinated” – those are the same people who said, “two weeks to flatten the curve!” Those are the same people who told us that masks were “useless” before they told us they were “critical.” Those are the same people who told us that a return to normalcy would occur just as soon as “the most vulnerable” among us were vaccinated. Then, just as soon as “half the population” was vaccinated. Then, just as soon as we achieved “herd immunity.” Those are the same people who told us they wouldn’t trust ANY vaccine developed under the last administration. Now, those very same people are belittling the skeptics!
Mike Rowe nails it every time. Read the full post below: