VICE: ‘I haven’t gotten COVID yet’ isn’t good reason to skip vax

More than 18 months into the COVID-19 pandemic, there is still a significant portion of the population that has not been vaccinated against the virus. Unvaccinated people give a variety of reasons for refusing to get the vaccine, including the idea among some that not having gotten COVID-19 yet proves they are not at serious risk.

In a story published by VICE, Carl Fichtenbaum, MD, of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the UC College of Medicine was one of the sources cited about this line of thinking.

Fichtenbaum said for some, it’s a coping mechanism.

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