Despite all of the self-righteous preening from our moral betters, people who haven’t yet been vaccinated against COVID are still out there, roaming the streets.
What’s it gonna take to convince them to get the jab? Will it be getting shamed in the name of Jesus by Catholic priests? That’s probably not gonna do the trick.
No, what people need is a really smart public health campaign. Something that’ll really sell them on the benefits of getting vaccinated.
Like maybe what the Hammersmith and Fulham Council is doing in London:
Their messaging can’t get any worse right? Oh no… it can. pic.twitter.com/fnfv4yCmRe
— Justin Hart (@justin_hart) December 24, 2021
We’re getting some mixed messages here … getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself against a severe case of COVID, but the vaccine is no longer effective after a while?
Are you kidding me? 😂 https://t.co/1lRe1HKmYC
— 🇺🇸Vin S🇺🇸 (@Vin_in_MA) December 24, 2021
— Andrew Caraway (@Caraway6) December 24, 2021
Do we laugh? Maybe to keep from crying.
This is comical. https://t.co/HLge6MA5aS
— Proud Snow Possum and American Patriot (@melissamiller33) December 24, 2021
Seriously, what is this? Vaccines are amazing and have saved countless lives, but why would telling someone who’s on the fence about getting vaccinated that the vaccine will lose power persuade them to jump on Team Vaccine?
It works so good that it doesn't work so good.
— Pork Rinds (@PorkRinds7) December 24, 2021
If anything, this sort of marketing campaign will have the opposite of its intended effect. Vaccine skeptics will decide that there’s no point to getting vaccinated. And people who have been vaccinated might just decide that they’re sick of being told that they’ll have to keep getting boosted indefinitely against a virus that’s, like it or not, not going anywhere.
And here we go….
— Samuel Miller (@samuelmiller64) December 24, 2021
Setting the seed for number 5 🤮
— caravan Life (@manetame79) December 24, 2021
And who says it’ll stop at 5?
Said another way, "Prepare for endless boosters because they lose their power like batteries."
— Leave2Do (@Leave2Do) December 24, 2021
& Batteries always need a recharge
It’ll never end
— Anne Shirley 😀 (@KJ007pcmc) December 24, 2021
I have to charge my phone every day. Is that where it's going?
— Brian Kirwin (@BrianKirwin) December 24, 2021
It definitely doesn’t seem like things are going in a positive direction. And that’s a shame, because stuff like this undermines vaccine confidence, and that can actually ultimately have far-reaching and dangerous consequences, not just with regard to COVID, but with regard to other viruses and diseases as well. This is just the absolute worst way to go about a vaccination/booster campaign.
Keep in mind that you can only recharge a battery so many times before it stops working completely https://t.co/ac8dRrlJ1r
— Theophilus Chilton (@Theo_Chilton) December 24, 2021
The battery comparison is actually dead-on.
And how long before those batts don't take a charge anymore? https://t.co/fWL6RHPlLd
— john jackson (@pvtjokerus) December 24, 2021
Whether or not you’re in favor of the COVID vaccine and subsequent boosters, it’s very difficult to blame people for taking the mobile phone battery analogy to its logical conclusion. At a certain point, your phone just can’t hold a charge anymore.
We can’t decide whether it’s comforting or disturbing to know that other countries’ governments are at least as awful as ours when it comes to messaging surrounding COVID vaccinations.
This isn't how the immune system works. This is scaremongering nonsense.
— Hari (@Hari89886353) December 24, 2021
God forbid the public health “experts” behind these kinds of campaigns ditch the urge to be hip and clever in favor of appeals to logic and reason. It’s actually not that difficult if they really put their minds to it.
Lucky I’m constantly connected to my immune system 😂
— Mark Butterworth (@bigbutty80) December 24, 2021