No hysteria, no drama, and yet no indifference to the proven is one way to describe County Commissioner Amanda McKinney's approach to dealing with COVID-19 and she wishes all of us might mirror that approach.  You don't have to agree with her analysis or conclusions but we could all dial down our approach and rhetoric a bit.

McKinney says each person should be responsible for his or her own health decisions. The government and the left media shouldn't be sending the message mandating vaccinations as a way to stop spreading the Coronavirus.   The vaccine will most likely keep you from getting too sick or dying from the virus but it will not keep you from getting the Coronavirus or from spreading it to your neighbor.

What we hoped for, what we were told, was that the vaccine will stop the spread and that's not the case.  So knowing that,  your choice to get the shot or not is more about protecting yourself, not protecting your neighbor.  Realizing of course that if you get the shot and still get Covid, chances are better you won't need to tie up a hospital bed and use up hospital resources that could go to another patient, and even to free up space for those who need other kinds of treatment.

McKinney was pleased with the news that Monoclonal Antibodies are coming to Yakima and explained how the process works and who is most likely to get it.  She appeared today (9/30/21) on KIT's Morning News to talk about the virus and antibodies.

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