I agree with some of what your saying. Again the "if its not 100% effective its unless" arguement makes no sense to me. My point remains if there is some benefit why not go with it. No protection or if you contract the virus, less severe symptoms and less likehood of death. Well I will take the latter. Its about reduction. This has become a political conversation about freedom not science. We wear a helmet in the tree, is it going to protect us 100%, no but it will reduce the injury if we get hit. Seat belt same thing, motorcycle helmet same thing. No one is saying the vaccine is so great but rather its the best we have. May I ask what are the other options that arent being recognized or addressed. Truely sorry to hear about your uncle, my condolences.I don't have a problem with the vaccine, other than it was very quickly developed (which could be good but could also be very bad if short cuts were made). I don't have a problem with private establishments requiring mask or the vaccine, though proof of vaccine is very shady as far as hipaa laws (can I ask if you have aids etc that could infect me?). It is their property and can require what they want (dress attire etc), and then I'll choose whether I want to be a customer of theirs or not.
I do have a problem with it being forced, and required, on me by the government (as an employer or employee) , especially when there are other options that aren't being recognized or addressed by them. If the vaccine is so great and protective, it shouldn't matter whether I have it or not...you are protected...your love one are protected if the chose to get the vaccine. If I die from covid, heart disease, cancer, etc shouldn't make any difference...they all mostly come from decisions I made in my life...they all cost $$$ (which it what health insurance is for). The fact that covid is more contagious then the other I mentioned, doesn't matter if you are vaccinated and it truly works. If it doesn't work we are a F-ed anyways.
Ps - My uncle is a covid death statistic. But his wife never got sick (or my cousins). So yes this has affected someone close to me.