People are sick, in the hospital, and dying from COVID-19. Yet, we still have members who can take the vaccine to protect themselves and their loved ones but refuse to.
The vaccines have been tested and proven to be effective. To date, the FDA has approved the Pfizer vaccine for use.
I encourage those who haven’t taken a vaccine, and are able to, to look at the facts. Don’t get caught up on social media and in the conspiracy theories that have no basis in fact.
I, too, was skeptical in regards to the vaccines. Most of my skepticism was based on the Tuskegee experiments and others done to people of color, the poor, and the uneducated.
I, too, had doubts because of my lack of research and reliance on hearsay. However, now that I have done the research, spoken with medical professionals who have experienced the tragedy of this horrid virus, and most importantly, searched my own heart, I am thoroughly convinced that these vaccines are the most effective way to beat this pandemic.
What is it going to take for us to look out for our own health, the health of our union brothers and sisters and our communities? What is it going to take for us to wake-up?
Whatever your decision, I hope you know that your Human Rights chair loves you no matter what you decide.