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How America is squandering its #1 cash crop.

These figures don't even account for the likely billion dollar bump in Funyun sales. There's money to be made here, people!

How America is squandering its #1 cash crop.
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The current phase of the COVID-19 pandemic has made for a lot of uncomfortable social situations. It's forced people to have hard, potentially relationship-damaging conversations about vaccinations with their friends, family, and coworkers.

Although breakthrough infections are extremely rare, an unvaccinated person is much more likely to spread the virus than someone who is vaccinated.

That means that a lot of vaccinated people are distancing themselves from the unvaccinated to protect their health. There is also a moral component to the issue. Some people don't want to work or socialize with people who they believe haven't taken responsibility for themselves and others by getting vaccinated.

It's a real letdown to realize that someone close to you isn't interested in getting a shot to protect the health of those around them.

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