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December 18, 2020

12 Reasons Why I got the Shot.

Here’s why Cali Wolf—a Native American, nurse, and breastfeeding mother—got the vaccine, today. This article—poem—mini-manifesto—is important. Please share sanity. ~ Waylon, editor

 

I did it for my family.
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I did it for my immunocompromised patients.
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I did it so I don’t have to see another person lose both their parents to the same virus.


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I did it so I don’t have to see another 20 year old on life support.
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I did it so I don’t have to tell another patient’s daughter that she can’t be with her mom who is having a heart attack due to COVID visitor restrictions.
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I did it so no one will have to die alone without their family at their bedside.
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I did it for myself, because while I’m a young and healthy individual, this virus doesn’t care.

I did it because 300,000 Americans have died.
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I did it so small businesses can survive. So our economies can reopen. So we can have play dates and wine dates and hug strangers.
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I did it because the studies show it is safe and effective.
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I did it alongside many of my colleagues and coworkers—nurses, doctors, pharmacists, respiratory therapists— all of whom believe in science.

I did it as a breastfeeding mother because there’s no theoretical risk of harm to my nursing toddler.

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