It is one of the saddest things I have ever witnessed that these vaccines became politicized.
I swear both sides just make the other one dig in harder and dumber. No false equivalence, the (mostly) right wing side is by far the most harmful of the 2.
Over on the right wing side you have idiots literally willing to risk dying to prove ... I'm actually not sure what they're trying to prove. Just that they are idiots and are willing to risk dying for it.
On the left, a lot of magical thinking and denial - somehow the vaccine is both totally effective, which you're not allowed to question, but completely ineffective unless everyone complies, because one unvaccinated could give it to everyone. So ... not that effective? The truth is a little in between. No vaccine is 100% effective, hence the drive for herd immunity, but looking at highly vaccinated nations like Israel and Singapore, it's entirely possible this virus is simply endemic at this point and even 100% compliance will not achieve herd immunity. The effectiveness of this vaccine just does not rate up there with the effectiveness of examples like measles, with its 97% effectiveness that lasts years or decades. So every time the left goes on about how effective this vaccine is, the right cherry picks a piece of news about yet another person catching Covid while fully vaccinated, or in a few, but a growing number of cases, dying from it despite being fully vaccinated. This just erodes the left's credibility, who get mad and blame the unvaccinated for that person catching it, even though they could have gotten it from someone vaccinated, and everyone just keeps getting madder at each other and digging in harder.
I still wouldn't worry too much about the left's position on that - it's not exactly harmful - but I fear it breeds a false sense of security. I'd much rather see mandated daily *testing* for Covid in health care than mandated vaccines, for instance. Yeah, it's LESS likely - but the truth is the vaccine does work to reduce symptoms and mortality - so how do I know that the nurse standing next to me complaining about her allergies isn't actually experiencing reduced Covid symptoms, and about to go infect someone immune compromised? You can fire every last unvaccinated, and yet that remains a risk. TEST.
As for the right, I just don't know. Keep educating. And while I respect the right of adults to be stupid with their own life, I don't respect their right to subject children to that. The one mandate I can get totally behind is vaccinating children the instant the vaccine is approved.