GREENE COUNTY, Pa. (KDKA) — Indicators spreading messages like “The Vaccine Will Kill You” are popping up alongside Route 19 in Greene County.
KDKA’s Amy Wadas tried to ask the owners why they posted the indicators on their property, however they refused to touch upon Friday.
Matt Badali, a enterprise proprietor within the county, lives close by.
“Some folks refuse to get the vaccine in order that they wish to scare everybody else into it. I don’t perceive why,” mentioned Badali.
“I don’t consider the vaccine will kill you. I believe there’s a danger with any vaccine,” mentioned Pennsylvania state Rep. Pam Snyder.
Snyder represents this group, plus components of Washington and Fayette counties.
“Our numbers weren’t as excessive. So, due to this fact, I believe folks weren’t fairly as fearful as persons are in areas the place persons are dying continuously,” mentioned Snyder.
Medical doctors mentioned they’re seeing hesitancy in each rural and concrete areas, and well being care leaders of all ages and mentioned the sort of misinformation isn’t serving to.
“My response to these indicators can be that you just’re spreading lies. The lies you might be spreading are actually hurting the folks in your group as a result of if persons are not getting vaccinated primarily based on what you’re saying or believing then it’s your mates, household and family members now getting sick,” mentioned Dr. Amy Crawford-Faucher, vice chair for the Main Care Institute at Allegheny Well being Community.
“What I’m involved about is that this shift from hesitancy to opposition,” mentioned Government Vice-Chair for the Division of Household Medication at Pitt’s College of Medication Dr. Tracey Conti. “The vaccine can’t kill you. There are some individuals who could also be at increased danger as a consequence of pre-determined medical standing and that’s why it’s essential if they’ve questions they really speak to their physicians about if it’s secure to get the vaccine.”
Medical doctors wish to reiterate that the longer it takes for folks to get the shot, the extra time it offers the virus to unfold and mutate into different kinds that may very well be extra harmful.