Guest219794 2,453 Posts Dec 28, 2021 11 hours ago, Stacie McClellan said: The thing about this argument is that there is no fast, easy way to prevent CHF, diabetes or COPD like the vaccination for Covid. If you had a 3 shot regimen to prevent them most of the people affected would be lining up in droves to get it. The fact that there is a safe, quick, easy and effective way of preventing Covid makes this different from lifestyle diseases. I’m obese and diabetic. Have battled my weight for years. If it could go away with 3 shots I’d be thrilled to take them so I would no longer have these issues and wouldn’t use healthcare resources. And this, ^^^^^, is the crux of why the analogy falls short. The bottom line is that there are not enough resources for everybody. It is not unreasonable to require anybody who wants to draw from these resources to contribute something. All we ask that they contribute is getting vaccinated. I am not suggesting that we stop caring for the unvaccinated. But, others are truly suffering as a result of that decision. I think it, at this point, it may be reasonable to prioritize care for those who did participate by getting vaccinated. And, if we had a sudden explosion of obesity wreaking havoc on this country, crippling healthcare, and that pandemic was largely preventable, I would feel the same way.