Will you take the COVID vaccine when it becomes available to you? Why or why not?

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It’s a fraught topic. When I posed the question on Facebook, 116 of our users weighed in with comments, plus 32 reacts. I was pleasantly surprised by the largely respectful discourse, even with many varying opinions. Let’s see a selection from the mix.

Note: While all the participants who we share say they would take the vaccine, some community members do express differing opinions and we reached out to multiple. Check out the original post on our Facebook page to read more perspectives!


ANDREW MARSHALL, Carnelian Bay
Freelance outdoor journalist

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Yes, because science.

 

ASHLEY WARREN, Reno
Writer/educator

Absolutely, 100%. Although I will gladly wait my turn so that other folks can get it before me.

 

KRISTIE SANTOS, Tahoe Donner
CEO, Merced County Employees’ Retirement Association

Heck ya! Living like this sucks. Hoping everyone can stay healthy until it becomes available!

 

CHARLES R. “YOGI” THOMPSON, Incline Village
IVGID (Championship Golf Course in summer, Diamond Peak Ski Area rental shop in winter)

Yes. Because I don’t want to either catch or spread the disease. Also, I’m not an idiot.

JUDI MORALES, Kings Beach
Instructor, Truckee Roundhouse Textile Shop

Absolutely yes, because history and science have shown that vaccines work. Diseases like polio and tuberculosis are no longer a threat thanks to vaccines.

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  • Becca Loux relocated to Truckee on a mission to tell stories that are fact-checked and data-driven without sacrificing the human element. She is an avid hiker, biker, skater, surfer, boarder, kayaker, sun-worshiper, and all other important "-ers" relating to the outdoors. Becca's wolfpack recently expanded to include a teenage husky named Koda.

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