If you’re vaccinated, you probably have a really hard time understanding those who haven’t been. It’s probably not the first time over the past few years when you’ve shrugged (or yelled a few expletives) because you just can’t make sense of it. Well, it’s complicated. It always is when people vote or act against their self interest, even when that self-interest includes their own self-preservation. Brooke Harrington in The Atlantic: Why targets of deliberate deception often hesitate to admit they’ve been deceived. “To outsiders, the social dynamics of the con appear peculiar and irrational. Those caught up in it can seem self-destructive and, frankly, clueless. But to sociologists, including me, who study fraud, such behaviors obey a predictable logic.” (And it turns out just yelling, “Get the effing vaccine!” doesn’t help much…)

+ “Fewer than half of all Americans age 18 to 39 are fully vaccinated, compared with more than two-thirds of those over 50.” NYT (gift article for ND readers): To Fight Vaccine Lies, Authorities Recruit an ‘Influencer Army.’ (Maybe just make vaccine approval a requirement for buying hard seltzer? They could call it the White Clause.)