The former group, the people who say they’re paying the bills, have spent years now trying to let the rabble know there’s a limit to both their patience and their generosity. They’ve made it clear there are limits to how much speech freedom they’ll confer, how much political choice or right to assembly will be permitted, how much ignorance will be allowed to fester. The news landscape has become writer Thomas Frank’s dreaded “utopia of scolding,” with every screen full of finger-wagging Rahms and croaking Brian Stelters telling us how “fed up” they are with others’ inadequacy. This approach not only will fail, it already has, over and over.
My feeling is that it's entirely rational for Americans, especially young and healthy Americans, to question whether the threat of covid is worse than a vaccine that is being distributed under emergency status and has not been approved (yet) by the FDA. It's not crazy to question whether there might be unseen long-term effects of the vaccine, especially for kids who have an extremely low rate of covid complications.
All the superior scolding is not going to change this viewpoint.