These opinion numbers are discouraging:
Medicine has been politicized and also selfish assholes are gonna remain selfish.
But here’s the thing: that 45% of Republican is still tens of millions of people who believe the Trump-Virus is a hoax. We’ll still be wearing masks for a long-time until these selfish jerks either get vaccinated or die-off (and I know which scenario I’m rooting for, so eff your feelings).
That number of unvaccinated Republicans is large enough (and probably concentrated enough in Red States) that there will be no Herd Immunity.