The results were stunning. Sure some Frenchmen protested, but 3.7 million booked vaccine appointments in the first week after Macron’s announcement, and “a record of nearly 900,000 vaccinations in a single day on July 19.” Macron is saving lives and helping to restore his country’s economy and mental health.
Meanwhile, in the United States, we are still pleading with the unpersuadables to stop listening to anti-vaccination cranks and risking their own lives and others around them (e.g., children not old enough to get the vaccine, those vulnerable to breakthrough infections). Polling suggests outreach will not get us far. “Among American adults who have not yet received a vaccine, 35% say they probably will not, and 45% say they definitely will not, according to a poll from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Just 3% say they definitely will get the shots, though another 16% say they probably will.”