It doesn't kill you in 5 minutes. It slowly wears you down, shuts your organs down and stops your lungs from working. You'll be on oxygen for a few days or a week and then a ventilator for weeks until you die. Nobody can visit you until you're in a coma and they write you off as a goner. Then one person can come say goodbye to you.
So while you're in there rotting from the inside out on a hospital bed other people that need care get shafted. It comes in waves so you're considerably more likely to get covid when a bunch of other people in your area have covid.
Just a few weeks ago I had a ton of shit to going on and my air compressor died. Starting capacitor exploded. No big deal, I'll just drive down my road 5 minutes and go the electric motor shop I do work for and pick one up. Big god damn sign on the door, the business just closed that day. The owner just died that morning from Covid.
Had to drive 2 hours to get that capacitor.
I don't think it should be law that people get vaccinated, but I do think it's bullshit to think it doesn't impact other people negatively if you don't.
That little electric motor shop was captive to the largest steel mill in the NW. Constant stream of emergency rush motor work to keep that mill alive. Wonder what consequences that downtime will have on an already strained steel supply chain?
Or the hospitable could have been proactive, and not political, and treated the people early on, for $3.