I was a supporter of wearing masks in public. I received both doses of the Moderna vaccine and encouraged my friends and family members to do the same. I started a community campaign to assist people in making vaccination appointments when they first became available last winter. I did everything Biden told me to do. Yesterday, I tested positive for COVID-19.

If “I got the jab,” I was told I wouldn't get COVID-19. That was not true. I was told that I would be saving lives if I got the vaccine because I would not spread it to others. Yet, I gave it to my senior citizen mother, who was also vaccinated. I did everything Biden told me to do, yet I infected my mother.

Biden and his fellow Democrats have played games with vaccination messaging ever since he was on the campaign trail. First, Biden and Harris spread skepticism about the vaccine because it was being developed while Trump was in power. The duo questioned the vaccine's reliability and safety, insinuating it was not trustworthy. Now, the Biden administration is trying to scare people into getting the vaccine, claiming if they do not get it, those people are "looking at a winter of severe illness and death" for themselves and their loved ones.

This fearmongering is irresponsible, dangerous, and false. While the data suggests that being vaccinated is better than not being vaccinated, implying a "winter of death" by not being vaccinated is simply not true. As of the time of this article, there are 50.8 million known cases of COVID-19 in the country and 805,000 deaths. That equals a less than 1.6% fatality rate for the pandemic.

At this point, if the vaccine cannot stop the spread, then the choice to get vaccinated or not get vaccinated should be left up to the people. President Joe Biden and his administration should be honest and reliable about the pandemic and vaccination rather than creating a cult of personality around vaccines.