It is painful to watch. Hundreds of thousands of Americans dying needlessly from a preventable illness. The culprits? Misinformation, lack of eduction and political correctness appear to lead the list.
Despite the technological advances that led to the safe and effective vaccines, many Americans value their personal freedom and party affiliation more than their own health and the health of their fellow citizens. This misguided philosophy leads to a tragic and seemingly endless cycle of severe illness and death.
While innocents (children, the elderly and the immunocompromised) are also victims of this social dysfunction, one must accept the fact that we are witnessing 21st Century Darwinism. Those unwilling to accept scientific data and to take advantage of the vaccines are being culled by natural forces. Nature is neither sympathetic nor forgiving.