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How do you handle a step child who is 23yo (doesn’t live in your house) and is chooses to not get vaccinated when they give their too young to be vaccinated siblings covid? Currently quarantined with a 3yo who tested positive. Certain my 1yo will too. Can I help a person in this age group see the impact that their decision has on the people who can’t get vaccinated? As a step mom, what boundaries am I allowed to set to ensure that this doesn’t happen again? Ultimatum or is this “not my place”?

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Don’t let your children have close contact with unvaccinated people, even relatives. I’d be livid.

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Silly assumption.

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Well from what I know vaccinated people can spread Covid just as a non vaccinated person. So you going to totally just blame the step child? Your children didn’t catch it from anyone else, not even you or your husband? Unless everyone stays at home and never leaves the home and sterilizes all deliveries there is still a risk of bringing Covid home

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Yes I can read but it also says it’s possible.

Ideally you and your husband are on the same page and convey the message together that you are concerned for your young children and are going to restrict their close contacts to vaccinated people. I’m assuming your step child knows the siblings caught COVID from the step child? Did the step child acknowledge that or feel any regret (just trying to understand the step child’s general thoughts on the vaccine)?

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He’s furious at her thinking but also knows she will be stubborn and it will ruin their relationship which has been rocky for the better part of 23 years. She says things like “let’s agree to disagree.” Meanwhile my son is on day 7 of a 102 fever and I’m drowning in anxiety and fear about his being this sick. I’m just baffled.

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At this point, not probably anything you can do. If it was an issue earlier, I'd have asked her to wear a mask when she came over. That would have been fair and a reasonable request for her visiting your home. We all have to determine our own level of comfort and risks we're willing to take. I make my kids wear masks at all indoor public places still. But we decided fairly early on (before vaccines were available) that we were willing to see our immediate families, all of whom were also taking reasonable precautions. There's no perfect answer unfortunately. Sad that some people don't care how their decisions effect other people.

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The step child is an adult at 23. I would imagine it would cause a good amount of friction. Your child has a 99% chance of surviving the virus if infected if that helps.

1% mortality rate…. Grossly overestimated much?!? Seriously tho, how many 0’s are supposed to be in front of that 1?

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What kind of impact is she really causing if this vaccine does not prevent spread or infection? I have not seen the data to support that getting vaccinated really protects others so I’m curious to understand why you feel natural immunity is not sufficient?

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