Re: COVID divisions
From: Joyce Cheney (
Date: Sat, 14 Aug 2021 20:50:30 -0700 (PDT)
To vaccinate or not seems, for many, to be a decision about extreme personal 
freedom vs. prioritizing the needs of the community. Not being willing to get 
vaccinated for the sake of the community does not bode well for a future of 
living in community. Jc

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> On Aug 14, 2021, at 5:36 PM, Muriel Kranowski <murielk [at]> wrote:
> My take on this is that accepting vs refusing the Covid vaccine represent
> two extremely different ways of thinking and of making decisions, and I'm
> not sure a community based on group (and maybe unanimous) decision-making
> can succeed with such a stark difference right down the middle.
>   Muriel at Shadowlake Village
>> On Sat, Aug 14, 2021 at 7:24 PM Dean smith via Cohousing-L <
>> cohousing-l [at]> wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> As a forming community seeking members we have a covid-delemma.  Most of
>> our members have gotten the vaccine.  Some have not have gotten the
>> vaccine.  Those who have the vaccine refuse to be around an 40% is not.  If
>> 60% of our folks refuse to associate with the other 40%, we could be in for
>> some striking divisions.  Should the first question for prospective members
>> be, “Have you been vaccinated for Covid-19?"
>> In an established community  this could even cause it  to split.  Am I
>> over reacting or is this an issue?
>> It seems to me that living in community almost demands that we all protect
>> each other be being vaccinated.  Yet those who refuse feel that they have
>> good reasons.  Is it possible that the refusers wouldn’t be interested in
>> community anyway?
>> What do you think?
>> Dean Smith
>> <
>> Marysville, WA.
>> 425-328-9979
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