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As I see it the problem with parents refusing COVID vaccination is that they emphasize the risks of vaccination and think of no-vaccination as no-risk. They forget that no-vaccination means getting the actual disease for sure. Do they know the risks of getting COVID? And does science yet know the long-term risks of disability post-COVID? To assess the risks of vaccination one has to compare those with the risks of COVID illness, and not with no disease. Because for sure nobody will escape the virus.
Suran M. Why Parents Still Hesitate to Vaccinate Their Children Against COVID-19. JAMA. 2022;327(1):23–25. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.21625