Who lumped every single nurse that raises objections into one category? There is a difference between someone who has an objection grounded in thorough, scientific research and an anti-vaxxer. To be clear, an anti-vaxxer is not even the same as vaccine-hesitant. People can have doubts and objections. Of course, they can. They should, science must always be questioned and tested over and over again.
But that's not what I am talking about.
The anti-vaxxers' objections are based on their belief that their personal freedoms are somehow being violated. They don't trust the government. The vaccine is going to alter their DNA. It's going to affect their freedom. The vaccine has a microchip so they can be tracked. COVID is not that bad. And on and on and on. Worse of all, it isn't enough that they have made a decision to risk their own health. They pass on this gross misinformation, and there are nurses who agree with it or parrot it, thus somehow validating it. They claim to have firsthand knowledge of large numbers of people who have been harmed by the vaccine. They pass on anecdotes that seem to confirm the general public's worst fears. That's wrong. That's who I'm talking about.