"I am ANGRY when I read vitriol above, name calling, wishing people dead, placing blame. This virus has been overtly politicized from Day 1 by BOTH sides with divisive and destructive results. The solution is education, but why would anyone listen to someone who wishes they all die?"
There is a lot of anger to go around. People with compromised immune systems are scared for their own health, people with other serious illnesses (cancer, heart disease, etc.) are unable to receive the treatment they need when hospitals are overflowing with covid patients, and overworked healthcare professionals are exhausted and frustrated. It can be hard to sustain patience and empathy for people who are seen to be acting recklessly and selfishly for whatever the reasons.
Some health-care workers are starting to resent their patients"an emotion that feels taboo. "You're just angry," Coulter said, "and you feel guilty for getting angry, because they're sick and dying." Others are indignant on behalf of loved ones who don't already have access to the vaccines. "I'm a mom of a 1-year-old and a 4-year-old, and the daughter of family members in Zimbabwe and South Africa who can't get vaccinated yet," says Matifadza Hlatshwayo Davis, who works at a Veterans Affairs hospital in St. Louis. "I'm frustrated, angry, and sad."
It pisses me off that I am fighting for my life and am terrified, yet there are people out there who thumb their noses at the vaccine that saves lives, as they put others' lives at risk.
Everyone needs to be more empathetic and less selfish, but we know some, like Trump himself, are incapable doing either.