Did you live during the 1960s? I did. I saw the social changes up close and personal? Did your friends go to Vietnam? Mine did. Do you remember the day that John F. Kennedy died? Or the day that ML King died? I remember both days. But, I don't think that the 1960s have anything to do with this situation.In the 1950's in the US most people took the Polio VAXClNE, even though at one point there was a tragic incident with the VAXClNE There was nothing of the VAXClNE hesitancy and refusal we see now.
Why? I believe two things: One, during the 1960's the government lost a lot of trust, particularly among younger Americans. The government lies of the Vietnam war were traumatic and were not forgotten. Two, the "mind expansion" of the 1960's gave people original and individual thought. That new individual thought included diverse thoughts on diverse subjects. Prominent examples include casual clothing styles, new music genres, caring for the environment and alternative education. In 1965 just thousands of students were home schooled. By 1970 there were millions! People learned to think, right or wrong conclusions, for themselves in the 1960's.
So today that is why we are seeing 100 million people or more refusing to get vaxinated. This is regardless of the internet which is a comprehensive mode of information sharing world-wide on all subjects. But what the printing press did in history, to create the second stage of the social world (The American Revolution*), the internet is ushering in the third stage of social world. It is getting very difficult to hide anything today. Information is becoming very "efficient", like the stock market.
Today with the efficiency of information all it will take is a major abuse(s) to cause world-wide change. What this abuse will be I can not predict but it will happen because abuses exist and will continue to exist until there is a world-wide change to the third state of social evolution - people doing whatever they want, as long as it does not violate the rights of anyone else.
*The America Revolution was a direct result of information sharing of social philosophers writings (e.g. the pursuit of happiness) that interfaced with the abuses of the monarchy.
Each generation has had a group of young people who have created a counter culture... the beatniks; the bums that traveled the train system before that; the settlers moving west; the Pilgrims that came to the new world; etc. In my area, we had a guy that disappeared into the woods around WWII ,refusing to be drafted -- saying come find me if you can. He came out after the war and went on with his life. This has been happening since the beginning of time.
Yes, I got the polio shot in the early 1960s. I have the scar on my arm. But, this time it's different. Yes, I got the C0VlD shots earlier this year. My husband hasn't. It's is different because this C0VlD shot has unknown risks. And information about different aspects of this situation is being suppressed, both on the net and in the media. Who knows what the truth really is? Only time will tell over the long haul when whole thing shakes out. In the meantime, a small group of people are trying to "craft" the messaging and I really don't trust them.
I don't know what you're talking about when you say "world-wide change to the third state of social evolution". What is that and what does it have to do with getting a shot?