I think where it breaks down a bit is the phrase "at all", as if people like me have zero regard for society or something. That's not true.
"Fair enough, for you. I don't get flu shots, and haven't had the flu in 15-20 years. Therefore I will not get a yearly covid shot, either. Why would I? I hate shots, especially ones as ineffective as the seasonal flu vaccinations. Why would I take a 40-50% effective vaccine yearly to prevent something I get every 15-20 years?
Perhaps when I'm old and frail I'll consider it, but for now I'm good."
"I don't get flu shots... I'm good." Literally only thinking of yourself with literally zero regard for society. Which is why I think we're doomed. Sure, if you're backed into a corner by @steross you'll throw out some nonsense about society, but you've already tipped your hand and shown it to be exactly that, nonsense, because "I'm good, I ain't getting the vaccine" regardless of the effect on the rest of society. There are far too many people who think like you, utterly selfish, for us to actually defeat this the way we did smallpox and polio.
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