Am I a bigger optimist than Max? It’s nearly 73% of those over 18, and those under 12 still aren’t eligible. Unlike the Grp of Seven, we are also home to the Bill of Rights & can’t just introduce statutes by fiat. Also home to all social media but TikTok so it’s disinfo central.
Imagine too if we had a national health service didn’t have this pervasive idea that we all are supposed to be swashbuckling mavericks with our own health decisions.
Once again as the Ned Flanders of vaccine proselytizing I urge everyone to hand-sell it to laggards. It’s still surprising how many people don’t know it’s free, don’t know “which one to get,” are scared of needles, etc.
By contrast less than 66% of eligible voters - those >18 - voted in the last presidential election. Which was record turnout.
Oh and only 10% of young Americans can find Afghanistan on a map. Where the US was at war for TWENTY…well, you know the rest.

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