I was vaccinated against COVID-19 with a Johnson & Johnson single-dose shot by the Benton County Department of Health back in April, and have since received the Pfizer booster at Walgreens in Sartell.

I'm not an anti-vaxxer, but I'm also not a big fan of mandates. I didn't get a shot because someone told me I had to. I got one because based on conversations with my doctors and close friends in the medical world -- that it's in my best interest to get vaccinated.

A rough translation of the Biden administration's vaccine program is that companies with 100 or more workers will need to mandate a choice for the employees between getting vaccinated against COVID-19 or getting a weekly test -- to be enforced by OSHA.

I'm not a big fan of that, but I get what they're trying to accomplish.

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Here's My Big Question

While we're telling the working people of Minnesota and America to vaccinate or they could lose their job  -- I have not heard any of the following:

  • Vaccinate or lose your welfare benefits.
  • Vaccinate or no food stamps.
  • Vaccinate or no state of federal assistance.

Hell, it doesn't even include the U.S. Congress. (By the way there are 535 members of Congress.)

Now I'm not against vaccines, welfare, food stamps, or any other kind of government assistance where it's needed -- but WTF?

Answers to 25 common COVID-19 vaccine questions

Vaccinations for COVID-19 began being administered in the U.S. on Dec. 14, 2020. The quick rollout came a little more than a year after the virus was first identified in November 2019. The impressive speed with which vaccines were developed has also left a lot of people with a lot of questions. The questions range from the practical—how will I get vaccinated?—to the scientific—how do these vaccines even work?

Keep reading to discover answers to 25 common COVID-19 vaccine questions.

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