DES MOINES, IA — As the United States begins to emerge from the Covid-19 crisis, many are expressing their appreciation for the effectiveness of vaccines.
Most Americans with brains see a correlation between the timing of the vaccines’ introduction and plummeting Covid cases.
Others on the other hand, are looking at the near-60 percent vaccination rate and scratching their heads.
Don Anderson, a 43-year-old accountant in Des Moines says it all comes down to “what we don’t know.”
“Just because the Covid rates almost immediately dropped after vaccines became widely available doesn’t mean the drop isn’t being caused by something else. We really don’t know anything about Covid or the vaccines so that means anything can be a lie…or even a conspiracy!”
Anderson was speaking to The Daily Orb from his older brother’s funeral, a 48-year-old anti-vaxxer who died from Covid.
“Yeah, it was just a chance for our family to gather and talk about Covid you know? The thing is that we really don’t know much about the vaccine because it’s brand new, and since none of us are particularly educated on the matter, we never will know. That’s enough for me to be skeptical forever.”
Anderson said that he was raised to always be skeptical, particularly on those matters he is not educated on.
“Yeah so like for example, is the world actually round? Well, I’ve never seen it, so I don’t know. And I’ve never studied astronomy or even earth science, so I can’t say that it isn’t flat, which means that it probably is. Just stuff like that, you know. Being skeptical and second-guessing things that you can’t verify.”
Anderson again reiterated that this is what gives him a legup on the experts.
“They’ve been studying this stuff for decades. But skeptics like me have what’s called “an outsider perspective” because we don’t actually read books or objective news articles so that allows us to see the truth.”
“I’m looking forward to getting into it at my mom’s funeral next week, she’s had Covid for a while now and will probably die then.”