No hysteria, no drama, and yet no indifference to the evidence, this is one way of describing County Commissioner Amanda McKinney’s approach to dealing with COVID-19 and she wishes we all could reflect this approach. You don’t have to agree with his analysis or his conclusions, but we could all reduce our approach and rhetoric a bit.
McKinney says each person should be responsible for their own health decisions. The government and left-wing media should not send the message demanding vaccination as a way to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The vaccine will most likely prevent you from getting too sick or dying from the virus, but it will not prevent you from contracting the coronavirus or passing it on to your neighbor.
What we were hoping for, what we were told, is that the vaccine will stop the spread and it doesn’t. So knowing this, your choice of whether or not to get shot is more to protect yourself than to protect your neighbor. Realizing of course that if you get vaccinated and still get Covid, there’s a better chance that you won’t need to tie up a hospital bed and use hospital resources that might go to another patient, and even free up space for those who need other types of treatment.
McKinney was thrilled with the news of the arrival of monoclonal antibodies at Yakima and explained how the process works and who is most likely to get it. She appeared today (9/30/21) on KIT’s Morning News to talk about the virus and antibodies.