As I was cruising the internet today wasting time working diligently like I'm expected, I stumbled across an interesting and comprehensive study concerning why Oklahomans are so hesitant and resistant to the Covid-19 vaccine. From the conversations that have been had and shared over the last eighteen months, one might assume it's a crazy bunch of conspiracy reasons, but they don't seem so weird at the core.

Show of hands... Who has heard the rumor that the Pfizer vaccine will change your DNA and they'll then legally own your body? This was the first of the conspiracy stories I heard, from my own very intelligent parents. Luckily, it was put to bed early on as RNA and DNA are two separate things, ergo, one cannot change the other.

Another stand-out suggestion was "Bill Gates is trying to implant a microchip in my arm for tracking purposes." Ironically, people learned about this through their smartphones... which collect massive amounts of data about you... and track your every movement... and predict your spending habits... and know more about you than you even know about yourself. Big-tech doesn't need to microchip anyone, we accepted this violation of privacy all in the name of convenience.

One of the darker tales was that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine had aborted fetal tissue within it. While there is a deeper story about how aborted fetuses are used in the medical industry, this one was simply fabricated to scare people off the vaccine.

My favorite might be that the Covid-19 vaccine will make you magnetic to 5G cell service. Call it crazy, but that would have been an absolute selling point for me. I'd do anything to correct this aggravating constant dropped calls, one and two-bar AT&T service I experience inside work and in my own house on a daily basis.

As the pandemic has lingered on and found a resurgence this past summer, the opinions haven't necessarily changed, but the excuses have become far more understandable. Instead of harping on crazy tin-foil hat theories, people have learned (or been trained) to better elaborate their feelings of why they won't opt for the shot.

Top 5 Reasons Why Oklahomans Refuse The Covid-19 Vaccine

On the whole, there is a seriously large population of people in the Sooner State that simply don't trust those at the top telling us everything is safe and recommended, but it breaks down farther than that.

Oklahoma Counties With The Highest Covid Vaccine Rates

There are certainly a few surprises on this list. The most surprising might be how few vaccinated people it takes to make the top of the list.

Answers to 25 common COVID-19 vaccine questions

Vaccinations for COVID-19 began being administered in the U.S. on Dec. 14, 2020. The quick rollout came a little more than a year after the virus was first identified in November 2019. The impressive speed with which vaccines were developed has also left a lot of people with a lot of questions. The questions range from the practical—how will I get vaccinated?—to the scientific—how do these vaccines even work?

Keep reading to discover answers to 25 common COVID-19 vaccine questions.

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