The fire extinguisher is not just for show
Without getting into any of the other discussions, the reason I got vaccinated (and last week got the booster too) was strictly for selfish reasons. I did it so when (not if, when) I catch covid, it won't suck as much, and I won't have to go through what the unvaccinated went through when they got sick. My desire to get the shot had 0 to do with anyone else. To be perfectly honest, what risks others face had little to no impact on my decision to get vaccinated.My guess is that the vast majority of people who get vaccinated do so to protect themselves, not others.
If you want to get vaccinated, get vaccinated. If you don't, don't. It's not my responsibility to get vaccinated to protect YOU. if you want to be protected, get vaccinated. if you can't, well, wear an n95 24/7, and never leave your house and prevent infections. We all need to make scarifies to ensure our own health, and you need to make the decision on what you are going to do. I have 0 ethical obligation to do anything to do protect you; that obligation falls to you and you alone.“I just don't see a successful argument that every individual has an ethical obligation to become vaccinated when others have access to relatively easy and convenient and very effective ways of protecting themselves”
Except that if everyone thought that, no one would do it.
Taking it to the extreme: if covid wiped out all of the unvaccinated (it won't, but lets pretend), then I guess there would be no further risk to you right? That's their call, and their right to make stupid decisions about their health.