As the Delta variant is now confirmed responsible for a majority of new CCP Virus cases in the U.S. and many other parts of the world, ethical concepts of taking the experimental vaccines start to change.
For months since the vaccines became available in the U.S. under emergency use, some Americans have opted to skip the doses for concerns of their potential side effects, which by far have been confirmed to cause blood clots and heart inflammation in a small proportion of recipients.
At the time before the Delta strain started to hit hard across the U.S., it might be more plausible to respect people’s choice not to venture with the shots for fear of themselves falling into the rare categories that might be fatally at risk due to the potential side-effects. It was even more logical when cases began to subside and states gradually resumed pre-pandemic life.
But now when all 50 states of the country are facing spikes in CCP Virus infections, with places of low vaccination rates appearing to account for the most dramatic surge, it is as though Americans have been depleted of options.
On Tuesday, July 20, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell sternly gave out the two only possible scenarios to withstand the more contagious version of the CCP Virus, and neither was comfortable: get vaccinated or prepare for lockdowns.
His attitude, according to the Washington Examiner, had been somewhat unexpected from the GOP members, who would usually place more emphasis on personal freedom of choices and reprimand any coercive like an initiation to force CCP Virus defense measures on citizens, such as vaccine passports or public mask mandates.
But nearly the same as President Joe Biden’s criticisms of the ‘misinformation’ issues that he thinks hinder some Americans from taking the necessary shots to protect against the Indian variant, McConnell bluntly said “ignore all of these other voices that are giving demonstrably bad advice.”
Or in Arizona Rep. in Paul Gosar’s perspective, the Delta’s threat has reversed the moral definition of taking the vaccines.
“In other words, your conscience is irrelevant. Personal autonomy means nothing. It is no longer your body, it is no longer your choice. When it comes to the vaccine, there is no escape,” Gosar wrote in a Tweet last week, hinting that the situation has manifested in a much undesirable way.
“You have a right not to [vaccinate], but when you cause the problem, you’re responsible for that problem,” Washington Examiner recalled Gosar’s controversial opinion about the people who declined to take the vaccines for measles during the outbreaks in 2015.
Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, meanwhile, seemed to be aware of the risks in both cases of being vaccinated or unvaccinated.
“I encourage people to make up their own mind,” she said, praising the availability of the vaccines for the CCP Virus and being aware of the lurking risks they could cause at the same time.
“It was a miracle for them to come up with a vaccine in such a short amount of time,” Greene said. “But what I am saying is, it shouldn’t be forced. It shouldn’t be mandated. Information needs to be found out. There are reports of side effects. There are obviously reports of deaths.”
During a speech in CNN town hall on Wednesday, July 21, President Joe Biden, who has loyally been urging Americans to get vaccinated despite reports of rare fatalities, summed up his view: “We have a pandemic for those who haven’t gotten the vaccination—it’s that basic, that simple.”
After the breakthrough cases that appeared among the Texas Democrats who fled to Washington D.C. last week, some have suggested it proves the vaccines’ benefits in hindering the virus’ effects because all of them were either asymptomatic or with mild symptoms.