No more questions: Lakers superstar LeBron James said he got the COVID-19 vaccine.

“I think everyone has their own choice to do what they feel is right for themselves and their family, and things of that nature. I know that I was very [skeptical] about it all. But after doing my research, and things of that nature, I felt like it was best suited for not only me but for my family and for my friends, and that’s why I decided to do it.”

(Via SI)

First, I want to know what research and “things of that nature” were included in this celebrity athletic person’s research and how they were different from the “things of that nature” for everyone else and their family.

Second, no. There are choices people can make for themselves and their families that only materially impact them and no one else. COVID-19 vaccinations, or influenza or polio or measles or a host of other entirely manageable conditions are as much about the protection the vaccinated give to those who cannot themselves be protected. It’s not a local-to-me issue and never was.

Stop couching “Look at me! I got the shot!” with personal choice BS.

Or look someone who is immunocompromised in the (virtual) face and explain to them how it is a personal choice.

LeBron James can, for a multitude of sins, go fuck himself. This one can go to the top.

Third, who is writing James’ copy?

Be nice with what you write.