Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose
A 1960s pop culture reference and our current moment.
Dealing with the vaccine refusniks is not so new (via a story I stumbled upon on FB):
Given our current context, the clip is not very funny insofar as there have been plenty of Rafe’s who have died the exact kind of martyr’s death Andy describes, but to insufficient effect.
I would also note this clip, which sounds far too familiar (but the contemporary version is all the worse since knowledge of medicine is more widespread these days).
Via The News and Observer: Maybe we should change how we talk to Mayberry about the COVID vaccine