DAVE ROSS

Ross: Running out of sympathy for the unvaccinated?

Sep 2, 2021, 5:33 AM | Updated: 9:28 am
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Two protesters hold placards expressing their opinion during the demonstration against a recently imposed COVID-19 vaccine mandate for some public employees in Washington. (Photo by Toby Scott/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
(Photo by Toby Scott/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

I’ve seen several commentaries now about how vaccinated people are running out of patience with unvaccinated people – to the point that some have entertained the thought that anti-vaxxers should be denied admission to the ICU if they get sick.

That would be like not treating an accident victim who wasn’t wearing a seatbelt. Or not treating a heart patient who skipped his cholesterol medicine.

I think we’re a little more civilized than that.

You might say, OK, then what about the public figures who are spreading all the nonsense about vaccinations – the people who say you can’t trust a scientifically-developed vaccine but who are happy to take a drug intended to de-worm horses?

In my opinion, they make no sense.

But these voices are not the problem. The problem is those of us who choose to listen to them.

If Joe Rogan wants to rant against vaccines, that’s his schtick. But if you take medical advice from a comedian, and then you wind up on a ventilator – that’s on you.

Why would anyone think that a comedian, or a preacher, or a self-appointed researcher who churns out substack posts packed with statistics knows anything about your health situation?

They’ve never met you. If they make their living on clicks, their only motivation is to get you to click, not provide you with accurate medical advice.

The person who is likely to know what he or she is talking about is your doctor — someone who’s gone to school, been tested, has practiced medicine, and knows you.

I would say if you ever find yourself making a possible life-ending health decision based solely on a Facebook post, or even somebody like me talking on the radio, you should at least call your doctor first. A lot of them now do video calls, which is cheaper than an office visit and probably covered by insurance. That way, at least you’re getting advice from someone who takes an oath not to kill you.

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