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‘Trust the science’: He gets the COVID-19 vaccine after losing brother to pandemic

April 12, 2021

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Greg Freeland is looking forward to living a normal life after getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

Greg Freeland is looking forward to living a normal life after getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

Greg Freeland: 65, York, retired

Why I chose to get the vaccine: “I’m an older African-American. I trust the science and I want to live. It’s been a rough year. This pandemic is hard. It took my brother and I just wish that he would have gotten the vaccine before he died. I miss him dearly. I feel like those 550,000 people who lost somebody. It hurts. ”

What I am looking forward to: “Normalcy, just the way things used to be. I’m tired of staying home. I want to get out and be with people and socialize.”

What I would say to someone who has not yet gotten vaccinated: “I really just think people are waiting to see. They are sitting back and once you see your friend got it, your neighbor got it, your other neighbor got it, the mailman got it, and everybody got it, then I think they’re going to come forward because I don’t think they will want to be left out. They gotta trust the science, that’s the main thing.