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The gamble of not getting vaccinated

Many months ago I heard an EMS medical director on a COVID webinar say, “You’ll either get vaccinated or you’ll get COVID.” To me, getting COVID and hoping for the best is a big gamble with bad odds.

A couple of days after an LAFD captain self-recorded a video about the “tyranny” of a vaccine mandate, the Daily News reported a jump in cases in LAPD and LAFD personnel.

I can’t presume to know what’s in the heart of vaccine resisters, but each preventable firefighter, paramedic and cop COVID-19 death is heartbreaking to me. Read more on EMS1.

By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.