Today we finally left the house and got vaccinated. We have the privilege of working from home, having everything delivered and the very few times I went out I masked up and kept my distance.

Why did it take us so long? First, since we didn’t leave the house it wasn’t a priority. That gave us another privilege: we could take our time, research and make a clear and conscious decision based on science instead of fear. In the 80s I swore to always question authority. That’s still important to me.

Now that I’m vaccinated, I’d like to bring up a few points about the current witch hunt going on against the unvaccinated. I keep seeing claims that this is a pandemic “of the unvaccinated” and this is usually accompanied by hatred.

I personally know of three people who have been told they can’t be vaccinated due to other health risks. They would like to be vaccinated, but it could damage them, their doctors say. How do you think those people feel when they hear that the unvaccinated are the scourge of the earth and to blame for all of this?

Then there are the people like me. I have the luxury of staying isolated at home. I like to make an informed decision about my vaccinations. Every time I heard someone shouting hate about the unvaccinated, it made me more cautious. That’s not an effective method for sharing valuable information. In some ways, getting vaccinated reminds me of a bunch of evangelists running around demanding everyone jump onto their faith wagon. I’m a big girl, I can make my own decisions. Being told I’m hated for thinking just makes me think harder.

The current division is ridiculous. Even among the vaccinated I’ve seen arguments between “Team Pfizer” and “Team Moderna.” Really? Personally, I’m rooting for the aliens that have been buzzing the US Warships. We need them to come down here and remind us that we are Team Human regardless of gender, race, religion et al.

Have you not yet heard about the Pentagon’s admissions that UFOs have been buzzing US warships? Surprisingly, most people haven’t. This has been ongoing since the pandemic started with the Pentagon releasing footage and even Avril Haines, the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), admitting it a few days ago. You can catch up on all that here and use your own judgement.

And for the record, we took Johnson and Johnson.

By Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is a third-generation Shimanchu-American and award-winning poet, author, and publisher with 20+ years of experience as a professional writer in nonfiction. Publisher of Space & Time magazine (est. 1966), producer of the Exercise Your Writes YouTube podcast, two-time Bram Stoker Awards® Winner, and HWA Mentor of the Year for 2020, find her at

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