Catt Sadler got coronavirus from her son, 20, calls it ‘his choice’ not to get the shot

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Last week, we heard that Catt Sadler came down with COVID-19. Catt is fully vaccinated but got much sicker than we’ve heard about from vaccinated people so far. At the time, all we knew is that Catt had been caring for a “sick relative.” Now we know that Catt was caring for her 20-year-old unvaccinated son who contracted the virus. She took as many precautions as she could, but since she was vaccinated, Catt thought she be fine. Now that she’s feeling better, she’s speaking out about about the importance of getting vaccinated. Although it doesn’t sound like she was ever able to convince her son, whom she said remains unvaccinated because, “it’s his personal choice.”

Catt Sadler is sharing an update on her condition after she contracted COVID-19 while fully vaccinated against the virus.

The entertainment reporter, 46, said Friday on her blog that she feels “the best I’ve felt all week.”

Sadler said she was diagnosed with the coronavirus on Tuesday after caring for her unvaccinated son, 20, who became ill over the July 4 weekend. She added that, while she tried to keep her distance, she was “his sole caregiver.”

As her symptoms were letting up on Friday, Sadler joined Katie Couric and E.R. physician Jeremy Faust on Instagram Live to discuss the virus and how people can encourage unvaccinated friends and family members to receive the shots.

“I think where the disconnect is… at first I was just so shocked because I thought ‘What? I’m vaccinated.’ I was exposed more than the average person, but I feel like there’s so many people out there who did the right thing and got vaccinated but are walking around with this false sense of security,” Sadler said.

Of her son, she added that “it’s his personal choice” to remain unvaccinated.

“I wish he would come to the other side,” she admitted. “I’ve spoken with a lot of my followers, mothers who say ‘I have the same issue, my grown kids are resisting.’ He’s just holding out, he’s been skeptical and then he gets sick. It’s not like I want to say I told you so, but it’s going through my mind.”

She also urged her followers to remember that, while getting vaccinated is a personal medical choice, it is one that has an impact on the greater community.

“When he got sick I said you have to remember this doesn’t just affect you…” she said. “Your choices really do have an effect on those around you. It’s not just about you. So, I would, I would ask people to remember that when they’re making up their minds.”

Sadler said earlier this week that her case is from the faster-spreading Delta variant that has become the dominant strain in the U.S.

“Delta is relentless and highly contagious and grabbed ahold of me even after getting vaccinated,” she said.

[From People]

I don’t know how to respond to this. My kids signed up the first day they were eligible, so I never had to confront the issue of their not wanting it. Plus, mine are minors so I can also make that decision for them. I think if they had objected, I probably would’ve insisted, though. But if an adult child objected, what choice does a parent have? Catt said she caught a lot of heat for caring for her son once he got sick, as in “he got what he deserved.” She said she’d do it again and that any mother would. I can see her side. It would be hard for a mother to let her kid suffer, even if it is a result of their own idiocy. But I cannot believe this punk is still disputing vaccines even after he made his mother sick. And she said she’s heard from a lot of moms who have the same problem. I didn’t think the 20-somethings were an issue on vaccines. I am so tired of people staring at the devastation around them and thinking their BS “stance” is more important than preventing further pain. Christ, I am so tired of all of it.

Fortunately, Catt was vaccinated so she had some bad days, but she never had trouble breathing, she never went to a hospital, and she is recovering well. She said none of that would be possible without having been vaccinated. So vaccines are just as important now as they were when they first got rolled out. Please make sure you and yours are protected.

Side note: I thought this was so cool. I got a text this weekend telling me I could view my digital vaccination records. After I logged in, the site allowed me to download my records to my Apple Wallet (they also had a Google option). I have a vaxx card (in its handy sheath that CB recommended) in my lock box, but now I have it in a QR code right on my phone.

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100 Responses to “Catt Sadler got coronavirus from her son, 20, calls it ‘his choice’ not to get the shot”

  1. Izzy says:

    The fact that he managed to get his mother sick with a virus that is on track to kill 700,000 Americans, and still won’t get vaccinated, tells me she raised a spoiled, selfish brat. NOT SORRY. I am DONE with anti-vaxxers, they are a menace to society and public health.

    • Merricat says:

      +1

    • Liz version 700 says:

      +2

    • ElleV says:

      i suspect her lack of boundaries with her son (evidenced by her close contact with him when he refused to be vaccinated) is part of the problem

      • Mcali02 says:

        What? She cared for her son when he was sick. I’d do the same for any family member even if they were stupid.

      • Chlo says:

        This take is a little ridiculous. It’s her son, regardless of whether he was vaccinated.

    • Piratewench says:

      Before vaccines were available, a young man (in his twenties) that I know went to multiple indoor parties. He got his parents, sister, and two out of his three young kids sick with COVID. One of his kids is medically fragile. The entire family was in misery for weeks and his sister ended up with long COVID. She’s a nurse and she didn’t get it from the COVID ward where she was working, she got it from her reckless brother! It’s a miracle no one died, between his fragile child and older parents who also have health problems.

      He didn’t even apologize. There are some people running around this society who are absolute psychopaths. Nothing will stop them doing whatever the f*** they want on any whim they happen to have. Like you said, he is an absolute MENACE.

    • marehare says:

      My kids are adults and they all got their vaccines. Now we’re waiting for the vaccine for young kids so my grandkids can be vaccinated. We aren’t stupid like the non vaxers who don’t care if they infect others while catching Covid. Or kill others by infecting them.

    • CJ says:

      I also feel like dumb runs through that household. We are in the throes of covid your unvaccinated child gets sick enough to need your care and you think “must be the flu”.

      Dumb

    • tealily says:

      I’m made at the 20-year-old who didn’t get the shot, but it seems a bit harsh to blame Catt. Of course she took care of her sick kid. What other option was there?

      • tealily says:

        Sorry typo *mad

      • CJ says:

        Idk, my kids get really sick and I take care of them but I don’t give over them enough to get sick myself and they are minor. All I’m saying is… girl it absolutely wasn’t the flu

      • tealily says:

        I don’t think it has anything to do with how much you “give over.” You catch what they have or you don’t. Catching a contagious disease from your child doesn’t mean you’re bad at parenting.

    • april says:

      The last people I would ever want to get sick are my parents and brothers and sisters. There is something wrong with someone who has no remorse over his mother getting sick.

    • FHMom says:

      Yes. My kids are all vaccinated. They did as soon as they were eligible. She is a better person than I am.

    • Jordana says:

      If he still refuses to be vaccinated, after knowing that he caused his mother to be seriously ill, absolutely a selfish brat. The only reason she didnt end up on a ventilator was very likely because she was vaccinated. He had his “caretaker”, so he had no concerns.
      Honestly….the entitlement here is just gross. And for everyone saying “I would take care of my family no matter what”, well of course. Most of us would. But this had better be a serious wake up call for him. It probably won’t be tho.

    • Anne Call says:

      +1 million.

      I had a big disagreement with a friend who’s 30something highly educated son was refusing to get a vaccine. He’s part of this group of wuzzy new age “I get my health advice from my yoga teacher” contingent that also spreads this bs on influencer Instagram (see Garance Dore anti science post from this weekend). I told my friend I would just tell my kid they can’t see me until they do the right think for themselves, for their family and for their community. My whole immediate family are very careful, got vaccines immediately (doc daughter in law got it last December) and we’re now being extra cautious again. I would be so embarrassed to have a kid like this, selfish and entitled. 18-40 have worst vaccine rates. Maybe seeing their friends get really sick and in the hospital will change a few minds.

    • Ihatestupidpeople says:

      Yes. I agree with you 100%.

  2. Ariel says:

    Don’t get me wrong- i do not wish harm to anyone.
    My mother died of the virus in May 2020, when there was no vaccine available, when tests were barely available. And i don’t wish the grief on anyone, i’m sure the over 600,000 families who dealt with/are dealing with the same loss don’t either.
    But there is a tiny part of me that wishes this kid had to go through his life knowing he basically murdered his mother b/c he CHOSE not to get the vaccine.
    Again- i certainly do not wish her dead. But i wish him to suffer a bit. They way i and hundreds of thousands of others have suffered over the loss of the people we love.

    • Piratewench says:

      I’m so sorry, and I completely understand why you would have this kind of thought.

    • Summergirl says:

      I understand. I’m so sorry you lost your mother.

    • KNy says:

      I’m so very sorry about your mother. It’s insane to me that he doesn’t feel responsible enough to now get the vaccine.

    • april says:

      Yes, I am also sorry for your loss. But her son will someday suffer for his selfishness. What goes around comes around. You reap what you sew.

    • Anne Call says:

      And honestly no one knows definitely about long term effects with getting even a mild case. He may have caused her to have health problems for the rest of her life. Horrible.

    • observer says:

      i know how you feel– there are some people i would never wish death on, but have hurt me and others because they did not comprehend the pain their actions inflicted. they say an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind, but i just want them to lose their sight temporarily. get a taste of how much suffering they inflicted, at a dose high enough to cause reformation of character.

      …but no actual, permanent harm. does that make sense? this is a common daydream of mine when my PTSD is f–king with me.

    • Don’t apologize. My thoughts are far harsher than yours. I’ve taken care of 21 pregnant women with Covid. Three on ECMO (life support) I wish the worst on any antivaxxer and have zero reservations about my thoughts. Your feelings are valid and I support you.
      The only thing I can print here is that all willfully unvaccinated (with no contraindication) people should go to their own hospital where none of the staff: nurses, doctors, lab techs, social workers, housekeepers, food service, administration are vaccinated.
      Go to your own hospital. I don’t care if your leg is broken. Stay out of mine.

  3. Golly Gee says:

    Her son is under the illusion that even if he gets it he won’t be seriously ill. He obviously doesn’t give a damn about anyone else.

    • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

      I have a 53 yr old sister/54 yr old BIL and two 20 something nephews, ALL VACCINATED as soon as it was possible, but still complain about masking and feeling that now that they’re vaxxed, it’s “no big deal”, they are “sick and tired of this and need to *get on* with life”, and “if I get it I’ll just get “a little” sick, but I won’t die” so WTH, let’s just do away with masks and distancing, etc.

      I just can’t with this mentality anymore.

      • observer says:

        THIS THIS THIS

        EXACTLY THIS

        there is no “back to normal” this is the new normal and it’s killing us

  4. MaryContrary says:

    Ugh. My older teens and adult kids got the vaccine the moment it was available to them. I am happy that all the people in my immediate family believe in science and the same ways politically. I know she couldn’t technically”force” him to get it because of his age-but I also feel like this might be one of those things that falls under “my roof, my ways”. I hope her story reaches more people who are hesitating to get the vaccine.

    • Lemon says:

      Same. The young adults were also very good about social distancing, avoiding gatherings, and wearing masks.

      Being willing to use those methods kept my immediate family covid free. While not 100% fool proof, I can say anecdotally most of my family and friends who respected the seriousness have not gotten covid with a few exceptions.

      On the other hand, nearly everyone I know who felt the pandemic was over blown and refused basic precautions got Covid. Three out of a few families ended up in the hospital, one died. Some of those that got Covid went on to get vaccinated, but some still did not!!

      It played out exactly as pretty much predicted and yet people are still refusing vaccines. I will never understand.

  5. girl_ninja says:

    What a selfish and obnoxious young man. Putting your family and community in danger because it’s “your decision” is some BS. When will people understand that they are not on an island and that we ALL effect each other?

  6. Lala11_7 says:

    I would be too embarrassed to put this out to the world

    • MsIam says:

      The mom should be embarrassed or the son? I think she’s right for calling him out for being a selfish asshole. And its also a warning to those of us who think we are perfectly safe because we are vaxxed.

      • Oy_Hey says:

        What does Catt have to be embarrassed of? She’s been responsible, gotten vaccinated, and shared the story of how an unvaxxed family member can still get you (so its ok to choose to be distant until they do)

        Her son though – he could have killed his mother. Mid-40s isn’t super high risk, but its still bad. He should be insanely embarrassed.

    • lucy2 says:

      I kind of applaud her for doing so, it’s a warning to others who are refusing, hey look you can get really sick and affect your loved ones too.

    • tealily says:

      I know I’ve thought twice about going out without a mask, even where they aren’t required, completely because of this story.

    • Fódhla says:

      Ha! Good point, Lala.

      I know she’s trying to highlight the problem with anti-vaxxers or just plain apathy/complacency, but it must be mortifying to have to simultaneously let the world know that your son is so stupid, selfish and immature.

  7. Driver8 says:

    Vaccines should be mandatory. I don’t give a shit about your “rights”.

    • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

      We DO have vaccines that are mandatory already, esp. to start school, to join the military, hell, just to work! I had to show PROOF of a TB test every 5 yrs to hold my teaching job for 30 yrs! AND WE DO IT. We have laws making it mandatory to wear seat belts in cars, helmets with bikes/scooters, stopping at red lights for God’s sake! THIS vaccine NEEDS to be mandatory if you want to be in the community, unless you have a PROVEN reason not to be (and of course, kids under 12 UNTIL they *can* be vaxxed).

      And yes, I’ve heard the BS excuse “we’re waiting until FULL FDA approval”. Nope.. NOT when almost 700K have died (that we KNOW of; we’ve also been told the *real* amount is probably almost double that, as many cases were written off by places like Florida, under DeathSantos making coroners report an underlying cause as reason of death, not the Covid that triggered that to *cause* the death.

      Sorry.. I don’t mean to rant. It is just SO infuriating!

  8. Snuffles says:

    I just want to point out that because she was caring for someone sick with COVID, her viral load exposure was probably extremely high. That’s why she caught it even though she was vaccinated.

    I think most people going throughout their normal day will be fine. Unless they go to cramped, crowded spaces like concerts, clubs or sporting events.

    • pottymouth pup says:

      this is what worries me about HCPs that are treating COVID patients in the hospital. There may be 97% efficacy being fully vaccinated but their exposure burden is inordinately high so those who willfully refuse to vaccinate while expecting the best of care when they’re admitted are a threat to healthcare resources.

      (I admit, I’m extra salty about this after reading that 2 young adults who refused to vaccinate got COVID and received double lung transplants because of how sick they got from COVID. Unless they’re using lungs of lower quality than they’d give to someone who’s been listed for transplant during the normal process, that’s up to 4 people denied a lung so that 2 people who showed they wouldn’t do the bare minimum to prevent illness got their transplants. Proof that you are able and willing to comply with medical directions is usually something evaluated when being worked up for a lung transplant FFS)

      • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

        I TOTALLY agree with you, Pottymouth Pup!! ANYONE refusing to vaccinate should be DENIED Covid care. And I don’t care how callous it sounds. That those two got the transplant over others?? At this point in time, we KNOW better, and we have tools (vaccines, masking, soc. distancing) to help us AVOID serious illness. They should not be given beds/vents/HCWs that *should* go to the people they’ve harmed by their arrogant stupidity.

        They should also have to pay COMPLETELY out of pocket for ANY costs incurred by Covid related health issues, as we all know, Big Insurance will just pass the costs off to the rest of us with high premiums.

    • Anne Call says:

      I’ve seen some concert and nightclubs venues on social media where 20 somethings are doing exactly that. We may never get rid of this thing…

      • observer says:

        we won’t get rid of “this thing”… “the flu” we get every year is actually a much watered down version of the H1N1 Spanish Flu outbreak of 1918. *edit* the deadliest flu outbreak in history, infected about 500 million people, 1 third died approximately. that’s the *same* flu we shrug off or get shots for every year.

        so assuming there’s still habitable life on planet earth and we arent just dealing with nuclear fallout or nanobiological weapons ravaging the earth those in 2121 ACTUALLY FINALLY WILL theoretically just shrug COVID off like “the flu”

        man this sounds so ridiculous

  9. Angelina says:

    it blows my mind (in the worst way) that some people are anti-vaxxers, how stupid can they be?

  10. Tanguerita says:

    I have no words for it. A 20-year-old cretin, who had no qualms about being cared for by his mom after refusing to do the right thing. I’d tell him to get lost.

  11. MsIam says:

    This is why I’m still wearing my mask, even though I’m fully vaxxed. This virus is relentless and I can’t believe people won’t take it seriously. I remember my grandmother telling me stories about polio and tuberculosis outbreaks and how scared everyone was. Its shocking how nonchalant people today are about a deadly virus.

    • Amanda says:

      Same here, I just do not feel comfortable taking off the mask yet, especially with these new variants out. My kids are still for the most part doing a good job wearing theirs as well.

  12. Astrid says:

    I didn’t think I knew anti-vaxxers until the COVID vaccines became available. Turns out some of my adult step children are assholes.

    • lucy2 says:

      Yup. Turns out one of my coworkers is one too! Luckily we’re still all remote, and the owner of the company isn’t going to put up with his BS.

  13. LBB says:

    My husband and I are fully vaccinated as are my three daughters, two of the girls are minors. My husband’s ex wife will not consent to having their two minor sons vaccinated. It is beyond frustrating! We have older and not in great health parents that I worry about and I don’t want them around the boys for fear that they may pass it on to them.

    • pottymouth pup says:

      Does the ex have sole legal custody of your husband’s minor sons? If not, is there no legal recourse he can use?

      • LBB says:

        No, they share 50/50 but have to both agree for medical issues. I told him just to take them to get vaccinated (which is what I did for my daughters) but he won’t do that. He does continue to talk to her about it, but she says she is not ready to agree. They are both going to attend school in the fall in person. I wish the schools would mandate that the kids get the shots, but I understand that they are already overwhelmed.

  14. tig says:

    He was absolutely stupid and foolish not to get the vaccine when he had the opportunity. He is, however, not the first person I have heard of that has contracted the disease, knows they now have the antibodies and decide to not immediately get the vaccine that would give them similar antibodies. The vaccine is not prevention.

    • pottymouth pup says:

      they do often recommend that some people recovering from COVID infection wait to start their vaccinations, especially if they were treated w/one of the monoclonals

      I’m confused by “The vaccine is not prevention” is that a typo? the vaccine is considered a preventative measure

    • ElleV says:

      @tig, vaccination against covid IS prevention, it’s just not 100% – like birth control greatly reduces the chance of pregnancy but does not eliminate it, the vaccine greatly reduces the chance of infection, as well as the chances of serious disease and death if you do get infected

      combining the vaccines with physical distancing and masking is like combining the pill with a barrier method – even better protection yet again

    • MsIam says:

      If you can get the antibodies without having to go through the illness then how is that not prevention? Because its not 100%? Some of the vaccines are pretty darn close. I got the J&J vaccine when it was at 67-72% because the trials took place in areas where there were active outbreaks of variants. At that time it was the South African and South American variants that we were most worried about. Now the protection rate is up to 85% the last time I checked and its holding strong against the delta variant. That’s way higher than the flu shot protection rate.

    • 2lazy4username says:

      he didn’t decide not to get vaccinated after contracting covid. he was already stupidly and selfishly anti-vax before getting it. and he remains just as stupid and selfish.

  15. The Artist Formerly Known as Valiantly Varnished says:

    Imagine getting your MOTHER sick and STILL not wanting to get the vaccine. Sorry Catt, you raised a selfish a$$hole.

  16. Willow says:

    She sounds very calm about this. I wonder how true that is. Also, take care of your kid when he’s sick, pay his rent so he’s not on the street, but kick his selfish, life endangering butt out of your house.

    • CooCooCatchoo says:

      Willow, spot on.
      I bet dollar to donuts she pays at least a few of his bills. If I were her, I’d stop paying them until he gets vaccinated.

    • ElleV says:

      yes – everyone has the right to refuse vaccination, but when you opt out of your responsibilities to others, that should also mean opting out of the privileges they provide you. people who don’t want to take care of others should be prepared to take care of themselves.

    • lucy2 says:

      I would do the same. Boot him out on his own tell him he can’t come back into the house without a vaccination.

    • Golly Gee says:

      Maybe she has coddled and enabled him his whole life and this shaped who he is now.

  17. Bosandi says:

    My 22 year-old son got his second shot yesterday. I’m so relieved. He’d started acting like all he needed was one shot and was regretting getting the first shot. His reasons made no darn sense. The old lady in me thinks something has to be wrong with his generation, lol. Me and his dad hounded him to no end. We’re both vaccinated but knew that we’d have to care for him if he contracted the virus while putting ourselves in danger. I don’t know what made him change his mind but I’m glad he did. In many ways it’s harder to parent a young adult than a toddler.

  18. rawiya says:

    He’s a selfish [censored].

  19. Amanda says:

    Fully vaccinated people in the US are still getting hospitalized — AND DYING — from COVID, just in much much smaller percentages. Like 1% of the deaths from COVID are fully vaccinated people, five people or thirty in some areas.

    But still I don’t want to die, I don’t want to get sick or hospitalized, and I don’t want long-haul effects either. I don’t want that risk, so I’m still masking and socially distancing, and I feel so terrified about the whole situation. Are we EVER going to get past this if people won’t vaccinate?

    It is so profoundly irresponsible of people in the States, who have access and ability, not to get fully vaccinated. When you consider most of the world doesn’t even have a choice.

    • ElleV says:

      my sinking feeling is we are probably not going to get past this, but through it, and eventually acclimatize to the risk – realistically, even if everyone in a country is vaccinated, what about the rest of the world? so long as the virus is circulating it’s mutating. still worth fighting the good fight tho!

      • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

        The Flu still circulates and mutates. But because time has passed, and so many vaccinate against Flu, fewer die from it, and the rest have mild enough illness that they are not hospitalized or die from it. Covid will *eventually* be like that, I believe, but I do think it’ll take at least another decade or two to get to that point. At least during the Spanish Flu, society mostly pulled together to get to the other side of it, listened to the experts, and wore masks, as well as shamed those not in compliance to help it die out quicker (as it wouldn’t have host bodies to mutate in).

        Just imagine if that poisonous Orange Toad hadn’t been in office to mismanage this and dismantle all the preventative offices/agencies we had in place, that until him were still active to help make sure would be more contained so it wouldn’t run rampant around the world. Think of what happened with Ebola, SARS, H1N1 etc, which, while caused horrible havoc in some areas of the world, DID NOT spread into a world-wide pandemic that we’re experiencing now.

  20. Anna says:

    Entitled asshole. She should have refused to care for him. And made him get his own place. He has not qualms about living off her money and having her care for him while he’s sick while being anti-vaxx. May he get what he deserves.

  21. Lizzie says:

    I don’t know if I would have exposed myself and taken care of him when it was his choice to get sick. It is not new news that you can get the virus when you are vaccinated. That is why they are taking about masks for the vaccinated. I might have said if you are too sick to take care of yourself then go to the ER. A lot of doctors and nurses are feeling resentful now that the people landing in the hospital are unvaccinated by choice.
    Sorry, not sorry.

  22. Joanna says:

    My mom is unfortunately a Trump supporter but I was pleasantly surprised when she told me she and her husband had gotten the vaccine. My brother and I did as well. I live in Florida and in one of Trump’s biggest support areas. I fully blame Trump and Fox News for the fear of vaccines.

  23. nina says:

    She raised a selfish a*hole and is right to call him out

  24. pupax says:

    Sorry, not sorry. I am at a point where I see ZERO valid excuse not to get vaccinated. It is free, it is safe, it might save not just your own life but someone else who is depending on their surroundings to survive. Selfish people are making me angry. No, it should not be your personal choice, cause people are selfish, ignorant and just plain a-holes, and their proud ignorance is literally killing others.
    I have been isolating solo even from my husband for 16 months now because of my condition that I was born with. Woman the F up and get vaccinated so we can get rid of this shit, I want to hug my man sometime this decade. Thank you.

  25. BnlurNforever says:

    The new thing young people have picked up is that the vaccines will make them infertile. It’s what I heard and someone in my family is convinced of this and she’s a nurse. I just don’t get how this information is making the rounds, or why people would rather listen to someone they don’t know on social media than actual scientist stating what they know to be true. I have reached the point where I just stopped talking and just ask folks not vaccinated to stay back. I wear my mask everywhere and just get on with it as best I can.

    • tx_mom says:

      They’re being actively misinformed by various right-wingers. My friend’s teenaged daughter was told by her boss that getting the vaccine would destroy her fertility. (She was already vaccinated!) I have seen Facebook threads where people say there is no evidence of this and are countered with “but there is no evidence that it is NOT ruining people’s fertility!” And now states are beginning to legislate that not only can vaccines not be mandated in their states, but that they can’t be mandated until two years after the full FDA approval. I just give up on anything that will require people cooperating or even using they’re brains a little bit. Our planet is doomed. There’s just no way people who won’t vaccinate can plan ahead to stop climate change.

    • Merricat says:

      You know what’s bad for your fertility? Death.

  26. tealily says:

    I have a relative who I recently learned is not getting the vaccine because of her radical stance on abortion. Like, it’s more pro-life to become a vector for a highly contagious, deadly disease than it is to take a vaccine that maybe have been researched using stem cells, even if the pope encourages you to. That’s right, my relative thinks she’s more Catholic than the pope, or her priest brother who did get vaccinated. It makes me angry enough, but she also has 4 young children who are too young for the vaccine that she is putting at risk here too. This is what it means to be “pro-life” in America.

    • Lizzie says:

      US bishops had a concern over the J&J but it was approved if there was no alterative. She might be conflating that with right wing media.

  27. Otaku fairy says:

    ‘I am so tired of people staring at the devastation around them and thinking their BS “stance” is more important than preventing further pain.’ Same. Her kid sounds like a dumb selfish ahole.

  28. Lizzie says:

    I like Cat and I get she is being careful what she says but I would have a whole lot more respect if she said ‘it was his choice but unfortunately it was a stupid choice, not based in science, and he and I are paying for it’.

  29. Valerie says:

    Dumbasses both. Sorry.

  30. Marie says:

    I am so sick of stupid, selfish people holding the rest of us hostage. The sad part is I think that they want to move on from this too but they’re too stupid and selfish to see past the ends of their stupid, selfish little bubbles.

  31. Case says:

    Anyone living under my roof, adult or not, would be getting vaccinated lol. If he didn’t want to protect those he lives with he could move tf out. Bye.

  32. Lara says:

    If the son in question is the one with the mustache, he just LOOKS like a gross anti-vaxxed.

  33. Erica says:

    Why are people in a way blaming her for this? She can’t force her 20 year old to get the vaccine. I’m sure she knows what an idiot he was but he is also her son and probably didn’t know what to do when he was sick either. Take care of him or subject someone else to his illness? She probably figured since she was vaccinated it wouldn’t be as bad as it was. It’s not like she is going to kick her son out of the house in the middle of the illness.

    • ME says:

      No but if he lives with her or visits her often she probably should have told him he won’t be allowed anywhere near her until he gets vaccinated. I mean, it may have worked.

  34. jferber says:

    At least 5 Democrats who escaped from Texas to Washiongton, DC tested positive for COVID EVEN THOUGH they were all VACCINATED. The same mofos who want to disenfranchise brown and black voters AND have the power to “fix” wrong votes (they like to use the phrase “voter fraud”) to the right ones (Republican) ALSO refused vaccination AND most likely refused to mask up. Sorry, but she should have sent her kid to the hospital. What a little fucker her son is. He was fine to kill his mother with his own stupidity.

  35. phlyfiremama says:

    One of my neighbors had TEN family members get COVID, with 2 of them dead. They died while HE was in the hospital for 11 days, and still has long hauler issues. Anti-vaxxers and anti-maskers are the people I have nothing but contempt for. We took a flight recently, and the guy in the window seat was dick-nosing. He tried to ignore me the first 2 times I told him he needed to cover his nose. I wasn’t EVEN having it. Not being ugly, just enforcing MY safety. Flight attendant reseated HIM, but had the nerve to tell ME to basically “play nice” to this asshole who as far as I am concerned was trying to murder me. Umm, NO.

    • McGee says:

      Phlyfiremana—
      Had similar thing thing happen to me.
      In May, flew for an urgent elder parent issue. On flight back, woman in my aisle proceeded to lower mask and FLOSS ALL HER TEETH with one of those tiny wire brushes so her microspittle was flying everywhere! After two ignored requests to stay properly masked AS PER RULES AND PUBLIC SAFETY DURING PANDEMIC, I got attendant’s attention.

      The attendant offered to reseat me, and told the other person that I was being “extra sensitive.” I mean…. there was *never*a time when flat out flossing all your teeth in public was acceptable, and certainly the behavior shows one is an unhygienic dumbass, and it was prior to opportunity to even BE fully vaxxed..

  36. JJ says:

    Ugh. My nephew ~18 won’t get vaccinated either, saying he doesn’t trust it and wants to wait and see… but what would it take to convince him? There’s never going to be enough proof if he’s only consuming certain corners of the internet.

    All the rest of us are vaccinated with one or both shots and in my area, BC, the vaccinated rate is thankfully very high. I am not looking forward to trying to have my sister & fam over for family events, it just makes everything so awkward….

  37. Christine says:

    I am with you, I don’t know how to respond to this. I am holding my breath, until my son turns 12 on January 8, and hoping whatever agency is setting the age limits bumps it down to 11, tomorrow.

  38. EllenOlenska says:

    He needs to go empty some bedpans on the Covid ward for the next six months. And just live there.

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