Vaccines are the red line for a lot of people. All the people that matter, in fact.
Even if they don’t really understand what is going on, they see that they are being forced to do something against their will, and they’re refusing.
With Covid vaccination penetration in the US likely to fall short of Joe Biden’s 70% by Fourth of July target, pandemic analysts are warning that vaccine incentives are losing traction and that “two Americas” may emerge as the aggressive Delta variant becomes the dominant US strain.
Efforts to boost vaccination rates have come through a variety of incentives, from free hamburgers to free beer, college scholarships and even million-dollar lottery prizes. But of the efforts to entice people to get their shots some have lost their initial impact, or failed to land effectively at all.
“It’s just not working,” Irwin Redlener at the Pandemic Resource and Response Initiative at Columbia University, told Politico. “People aren’t buying it. The incentives don’t seem to be working – whether it’s a doughnut, a car or a million dollars.”
In Ohio, a program offering five adults the chance to win $1m boosted vaccination rates 40% for over a week. A month later, the rate had dropped to below what it had been before the incentive was introduced, Politico found.
Oregon followed Ohio’s cash-prize lead but saw a less dramatic uptick. Preliminary data from a similar lottery in North Carolina, launched last week, suggests the incentive is also not boosting vaccination rates there.
Separately, pandemic researchers are warning that a picture of “two Americas” is emerging – the vaccinated and unvaccinated – that in many ways might reflect red state and blue state political divides.
Clearly, the Guardian is pushing for some kind of apartheid system, which we are already seeing emerging. People are already getting mass banned from places for refusing the vaxx.
However, a total apartheid system is not really sustainable or feasible, especially given that the unvaxxed are largely already geographically isolated in red states.
Red states remain almost totally unvaxxed, with the only vaxxed being idiotic brown people who want a donut for free and dumb sluts who are driven to do everything the media says.
We need to split the county.
We need a New Nation of the Unvaxxable.
There is no common ground here – they are saying you have to be vaxxed, and our people are saying “NOPE.”
There is no place for a compromise.
They are planning to enslave us to a vaxx system, or possibly genociding the unvaxxed.
It is time for Ron DeSantis to stop playing around, and start pushing for red state secession.