Some good reasons you might not get inoculated against the pandemic might be if you have an underlying health condition or an allergic history. But there are other reasons and some are very poor and need to be combated in order to bring the pandemic to an end. Needle phobia is an anxiety response that some studies find in 1 out of every 10 people. It can be overcome lots of ways such as cognitive behavioral therapy. Lack of access to the vaccine is another reason for not getting inoculated. In many parts of the world there are shortages and slow vaccine rollouts. But in the United States, the federal government has delivered many more vaccine doses to the states than are actually used. A shot is now available to walk-ins at many pharmacies and other local places. There are still issues for some people such as transportation to the vaccine site or taking time off from work with the possibility of one or two days of feeling sick afterwards. And some people don’t understand that the vaccine is free and available to them even without insurance. Also immigrants don’t realize that they are able to receive the vaccine and don’t have to be U.S. citizens. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) pledged that undocumented immigrants will have equal access, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will not conduct enforcement operations at or near vaccine distribution sites. So getting this information out to the unvaccinated and having more local vaccination sites, and offering employers funds to permit paid time off for the employees to get the vaccine, will combat these access problems. Another reason people in the U.S. are not getting vaccinated is because they don’t consider it a serious threat. It has been possible to persuade some with incentives of cash or event tickets to receive the vaccine. Currently about 900 people a day in the U.S. are dying from the virus. This news is not reaching the unvaccinated or it is just being ignored. Many of these anti-vaxxers have also been rejecting mask mandates, and lockdowns as unnecessary and violations of their civil liberties. They feel they are safe and will not catch the virus. One such person is Cardinal Raymon Burke, 73, a strong critic of Pope Francis, one of the Church’s most outspoken conservatives and a vaccine skeptic. Burke has warned people that governments were using fear of the pandemic to manipulate people. He spoke out against mandatory vaccinations and he said the best weapon for fighting the virus is Jesus Christ. On August 10, 2021 he announced that he had contracted the virus. He was the archbishop of St. Louis before becoming the first American to oversee the Vatican’s Supreme Court. But in 2014 he was moved out of that position. When he contracted the COVID-19 virus he spent 10 days on a ventilator in the hospital and is now out of intensive care. He tweeted a letter on August 21 in which he thanked God for bringing him “:to this point of healing and recovery” and he will be beginning “intensive rehabilitation” and will need an “extended period of convalescence.” He has not said if he has changed his thinking about the vaccine but many hardcore anti-vaxxers have