People admit they won't give Christmas gifts to loved ones with conflicting Covid beliefs
Pandemic politics are having an impact on Christmas.
There's no doubt that the Covid-19 pandemic has caused so much pain for people across the world.
Ongoing lockdowns, intense restrictions, and the never-ending worrying have certainly taken their toll on the public.
Overwhelming and intense times like this can also trigger tension amongst loved ones, especially when it comes to the Covid vaccine debate.
A new study has found that 1 in 8 people won't be giving loved ones with conflicting Covid beliefs Christmas gifts this year.
Debates about the vaccine, Covid, and how it started have sparked many family debates and caused numerous relationships to dwindle. Many families have been divided and others have stopped talking because of these arguments.
The topic is so severe that a recent study found that Americans are not willing to celebrate the holiday period with loved ones who have conflicting Covid beliefs, especially when it comes to being vaccinated.
According to Coinstar, the participants admitted that it doesn't matter how close they are with the person, be it a family member, friend, or neighbour.
They stressed that pandemic politics have strained their relationships and don't believe in including these people in their holiday celebrations.
Others said they won't be buying Christmas gifts this year because of financial struggles while others said they want to focus on getting together with loved ones as opposed to spending money on gifts.
39% admitted they cannot afford as many gifts this year.
34% revealed they have changed jobs during the pandemic and are no longer earning as much money as before.
These financial changes can really change things for families.
At the end of the day isn't celebrating with the people who make you happy far more important than spending money on bath sets and selection boxes?
The pandemic may have caused a great deal of stress for millions of people around the world, but isn't it time to focus on moving forward? Shouldn't we invest our time in the people who matter and the ones who make us feel safe?
Do you think the survey participants are wrong for refusing to give gifts to loved ones with opposing Covid beliefs?
Or is it completely understandable given all the damage Covid has caused this year?
Let us know what you think.