Haven't posted much over 20 years here, but:
Let's celebrate the genius of Charles Darwin!!
Darwin's Law of natural selection: The failure to vaccinate enough % gives the virus time to mutate into more virulent and infective forms, more and more resistant to vaccines or meds, and which over time will dominate. This is the societal risk to us all created by antivaxxers. The time needed to reach herd immunity naturally [ years] means essentially the same thing. Expect the 600k toll to continue to rise again with the delta and other variants not yet existant. It is possible by the fall we face a virus with a different form of the spike protein eg different antigenicity resistant to antibodies, which means a new vaccine [as w flu] is required for us all.
Darwin's Awards: The antivaxxers are now the ones sickened and dying at highest rates, especially in mentally deficient 20-40 yo " I'm invincible " group; live in mostly noncoastal Red/Red Neck states and rural areas, are also people less educated and more prone to conspiracy theories, and triple whammy, also suffer with less access to hospitals and medical care; are spending $$$ on ineffective "treatments" eschewing effective and free vaccines; the burden on health providers progresses and some will quit/retire as a result, and others lose jobs [eg Texas] leading to understaffing where most needed [of course, why would anyone who works in COVID Central ie hospitals not want vaccination is beyond me ]. The Darwin Award for 2021 goes to them all; as preventable individual risk leads to continued personal and local financial toll on them most of all, as perpetual risk will affect preferentially these areas' businesses and tourism.