In the early 1980s, personal computers were just showing up on the scene. At first, the industry overwhelmed Americans by explaining how to program them and other technicalities. Unfortunately, the corporate attitude was “learn this or lose your job,” not exactly a great learning environment. That left a lot of people fearful of computers or just avoiding them. That means a significant number of those over 65-years-old have nearly impossible access to their coronavirus vaccine. Former First Lady Michelle Obama has reached out to help.
Instead of a national rollout, the previous administration left the vaccinating up to the states. Then, individual counties and businesses set up their own too-complex computer access to the shots. It should have gone like this:
- If you are over xx number of years, call this number.
- A live person answers the phone and schedules the vaccination.
- Boom. Done.
The amount of time and money used thus far to come up with all the bells and computer whistles could have easily paid for the phone banks. Now, people’s best bet, if they are computer shy, is to contact their county health department.
By the end of May, most Americans who want a coronavirus shot can have one — if they can figure out where to get one and how to ask for an appointment.
Add the natural skepticism people have to something new and Russia’s disinformation campaign against the vaccinations. It is a money thing. Moscow wants the world to buy its vaccines.
Fortunately, the Biden government, most of the media, and trusted members of our society have embarked upon an important vaccine education campaign. Mrs. Obama stands at the head of that line. Thursday, she tweeted:
‘When you can get the COVID-19 vaccine, I hope you do—Barack and I are certainly glad we did. It’s our best shot at beating this virus, looking out for one another, and getting back to some of the things we miss. Getting vaccinated will save lives—and that life could be yours.’
Twitter world went wild when they saw the former first lady’s tweet. Take a look at some of our favorite below:
Thank you First Lady Obama. Yes there is skepticism in our community but we need to address the lack of access to treatments. Please RT pic.twitter.com/Z1ME06cHGu
— Joel Pulliam (@joel_pulliam) March 11, 2021
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