A Case for the Covid Vaccine
During this time of hyperbolic arguments, pro and con Covid vaccine, the grief experienced by many because of lives lost is not argumentative but a very personal reality for many.
A few days ago, a friend in the medical field shared that her three year old great-grandson had recently tested positive for Covid but no one else in the family had. When asked if the child was in daycare, she said he was.
It was not difficult to conclude the toddler likely contracted the virus from someone connected in some way to daycare.
The first question is why should a three year old be exposed to or infected by a virus--and its effects--by someone in the daycare contact chain, perhaps unknowingly, when there are vaccines available and proven so far effective in fighting Covid.
The second question is the time-old biblical one, "Am I my brother's (sister’s or other's) keeper?" An answer is found in another biblical reference, the parable of the good Samaritan who chose to be gracious, selfless, and humane to one who was of different geography, culture, tribe, race and religion. In essence, the Samaritan showed himself to be his "brother's" keeper even though his "brother" was his inherent enemy. Would we be so gracious, selfless, and humane to not put others at risk by exposing them to what could be a death sentence when there are at least three possible preventions available!"