To Be or Not To Be Poked: Covid-19 Vaccination
By: Evelyn Odum
Polar opinions are not a new phenomenon in today’s America. Below is a side-by-side showing two different answers to the same questions from two different people regarding their opinion on the COVID-19 vaccine. Both students are upperclassmen who know people that have gotten COVID. The two participants and I have chosen to keep their names anonymous.
As you read, I ask that you reflect and ask yourself what is the real issue here?
The issue is not anti-vax v. pro-vax. Instead, it is one of moral obligation and ethics (free-will and government power). When you are engaged in a touchy-subject conversation, ask yourself what the root of our differences is. It might not be what it first appears to be. Acknowledging this may open the door to greater respect and understanding. This is our obligation.