Clearly, Patience and Understanding is Not Working With Covid Anti-Vaxxers.

How are we supposed to handle this?

Lauren Elizabeth
3 min readAug 22, 2021


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As we all know, Covid-19 continues to rage. Hospital ICUs are nearly full across the country, the healthcare system is on the verge of collapse, nurses have reached their breaking point as staffing reaches unprecedented, dangerously low levels, and tensions only grow more hostile as the conversation about the pandemic increasingly begins to center around children and their health as schools re-open. With the delta variant surge rapidly becoming one of the largest surges the nation has seen, what makes it even more relevant is the fact that overall, it’s impacting a very specific group of people: children not yet old enough to get the vaccine, and of course, the roughly 30 percent of U.S. adults who still, after all this time, refuse to get vaccinated.

As if it wasn’t infuriating enough that people are willing to put the health of others in jeopardy because of their own selfish, irresponsible mindset, polling indicates that more unvaccinated Americans blame vaccinated Americans for the surge of the delta variant than blame themselves.

Regarding a survey of around 1600 unvaccinated American adults, Andrew Romano with Yahoo News writes:

“The survey of 1,649 U.S. adults, which was conducted from Aug. 16 to 18, found that just 6 percent of those who remain unvaccinated say they are the ones who deserve ‘the most blame for the new surge of COVID cases in the U.S.’ The share who say vaccinated Americans deserve the most blame is slightly higher (7 percent). Likewise, when asked “how much” blame each group deserves, just 9 percent of unvaccinated Americans say they themselves deserve a ‘great deal of blame.’ Nearly twice as many (15 percent) say vaccinated Americans deserve a great deal of blame.”

Like I’m sure many others are, I find myself wondering what we are supposed to do with this information?

How are we supposed to handle this situation? What are we supposed to do when all evidence continues to indicate there is absolutely no reasoning with these people?

“Vaccine mandates violate bodily autonomy.”



Lauren Elizabeth

Lauren is a writer & leftist with analysis on topics related to politics & policy. She can be reached at or Twitter @xlauren_mx