Dr Eddy Betterman
Amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, several polls have revealed that Gen Z refuses to get vaccinated and celebrities like actors, singers and talk show hosts continue to try and convince them to do so.
Fighting health freedom with fear
According to the results of various polls, Gen Z, made up of a younger group of Americans, refuses to take part in Big Pharma’s “experimental mass vax program.” In an attempt to change Gen Z’s minds, the White House and public health officials are resorting to fear-based warnings about how their refusal could cause SARS-CoV-2 mutations.
Despite the government’s fear-mongering, the decision to skip the jab makes sense.
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), young adults ages 18 to 29, which includes Generation Z and some younger millennials, currently make up 22.5 percent of all coronavirus cases in the country. The figure is higher than any other age group and “disproportionately higher than their share of the population.”
But even though the group makes up a high percentage of cases, they make up only 0.5 percent of virus deaths.
Several polls have also revealed that people in this age group who declined vaccination have also increased over time. The shift is linked to the higher-than-expected rate of heart inflammation among people aged 16 to 24 who have had their second dose of the coronavirus vaccine.
The CDC reported that 323 cases of heart inflammation have been verified in people who received the Pfizer or Moderna coronavirus vaccine. The cases of myocarditis and pericarditis were mostly seen in teens and young adults between 12 and 39 years old and usually after the second vaccine dose.
Out of the 323 cases, 295 patients were discharged from the hospital, but nine remained hospitalized in the third week of June.
Dr. Kristen Sexson Tejtel, a cardiologist at Texas Children’s Hospital, said that symptoms of heart inflammation linked to the vaccine include chest pain or pressure and difficulty breathing. Tejtelv has treated people with the vaccine-related condition.
If you have received the vaccine and are experiencing similar symptoms, Tejtel recommends consulting a physician or going to the emergency room for evaluation since blood tests and heart imaging results can confirm the diagnosis.
Gen Z knows there’s no need to get the shot
Back in March 2021, a poll by NBCLX and Morning Consult revealed that 26 percent of Gen Z adults didn’t want to get vaccinated. The figure has gone up significantly from five percent in March 2020 in a poll from the same organization.
According to another recent poll from STAT-Harris that documented Americans’ declining interest in the coronavirus vaccine for the past several months, more than 50 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds also don’t plan on getting vaccinated.