Unvaccinated Americans explain their decisions.

With the Delta variant of the coronavirus raging across the United States, focus has turned to the millions of people in the country who have chosen not to accept a Covid shot.

But why not get vaccinated at this point in the pandemic? The New York Times podcast The Daily has heard from a few of the estimated 90 million Americans who are eligible for inoculation but have decided against it.

Don, a 38-year-old single father from Pittsburgh, doesn’t want to be lumped into the “crazy antivax crowd” and rejects conspiracy theories about Bill Gates and Democratic malice. His rationale for not getting vaccinated: “I’m just not an early adopter of anything really.”

Yet Lyndsey, a woman from Florida, expressed regret. Her family had decided against having her grandmother inoculated — and she died from the coronavirus.

Listen to ‘The Daily’: Voices of the Unvaccinated

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