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By Bill Stevenson
Whitman County Gazette 

Why I am vaccinated


August 12, 2021

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Nicole is a 22-year-old and sits in a chair telling her dad on the phone how her boyfriend abandoned her.

He stopped calling and texting her once she told him she has COVID. The young man doesn't seem to know he can't catch it through a cellphone.

Her dad is several states away waiting for a store to unload his semi-truck, but he called her.

An unvaccinated coworker at a juice bar brought it to work. Nicole and two others got sick. She lost the job.

Nicole's alone and feeling rejected by everyone. She flinches as people walk by too close to her in the emergency room lobby. Nicole is admitti...

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