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Covid vaccine. Who took it, who didn't?

Discussion in 'General Debates' started by We Never Know, Apr 3, 2021.

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  1. yes, I trust it

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  2. no, I don't trust it

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  3. undecided

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    5.4%
  1. We Never Know

    We Never Know Well-Known Member

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    I haven't took it yet. I'm leary of side effects that may come with a drug/ vaccine developed so quickly.
    I put myself as undecided.
     
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  2. Batya

    Batya Always Forward

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    I haven't, and definitely won't.
     
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  3. Shadow Wolf

    Shadow Wolf Rival's Wife

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    I get my second shot tomorrow. I trust it, and it feels great as I starting picking up my old life with confidence I am safe from covid's potentially devastating and fatal illness.
     
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    SomeRandom Still learning to be wise
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    Whilst I do understand that a vaccine developed so quickly is worthy of a raised eyebrow. I’m sick of lockdowns, masks and no travel. So jabby jabby
     
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  5. We Never Know

    We Never Know Well-Known Member

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    And if that makes you happy, that is what matters.
     
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    We Never Know Well-Known Member

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    Too many drugs have latent side effects that pop up years later. There are all kinds of law suits for just that.
    However any drug can/will have a side effects. The severity is what matters.
     
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  7. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    I was skeptical in the beginning when they were first approved but now in my county alone 50% of adults have had at least one shot and that amounts to over 460,000 people.

    I had my first shot in late January and my second three weeks later. My wife got hers later on when her age group was eligible. Neither of us had more than minor side-effects but some friends did have a minor reaction that lasted a day or two.

    Given what we see in Israel, where the number vaccinated is very high, the promise of protection has been born out in real life and their society is reopening with no spikes in illness.

    With anything new, some people are early adopters, some in the middle and some at the end. With 50% in my county have gotten at least one shot, we're well into the time when most people are ready to get vaccinated.

    Personally my life is getting back to normal -we're going to see a friend we've not seen since 2019, for example. I'm getting ready to schedule a massage and soon go out to eat again.

    It's a wonderful feeling that the odds of us catching COVID have gone way way way down.
     
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    I agree and I am also undecided but heavily leaning towards not getting it.
    I am more leery of long-term effects than of short-term side effects.
     
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    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    There are also traditional vaccines available if the issue is concern about mRNA. And mRNA has been researched and tested in clinical trials for other diseases for longer than I had realized mRNA vaccines — a new era in vaccinology | Nature Reviews Drug Discovery
     
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    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    As far as long-term concerns go, all I can do is offer the history of vaccines in general which have been proven safe for many decades.

    And we see businesses thinking of making being vaccinated mandatory for employees, governments thinking about vaccination proof for attending certain events and so forth.
     
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    Vaccines have been around since the late 1700's. This covid vaccine was rushed so like I said I'm leary of the side effects, if any that may or may not show up later. That's me though. My wife has taken it, got sick for a few days after the second shot but since then all seems ok.
     
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    It's something much deeper and better than happiness.
     
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    I don't know how to describe it. Going to the gym, eating out, planning on going to a movie next month, getting back to doing what I like, it feels like an existentialist revival.
     
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    This is true. Know what else has latent side affects and can even result in death? COVID-19
     
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    *cries in current lockdown*
     
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    Not sure yet
    Even if I do get it the thought of returning to normal life is kind of lame because I can still spread it around
     
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    I imagine there is going to be hell to pay here. Between maskless springbreaker wankers and our own locals jumping the gun too soon it may get nasty. But we'll be having a recall election this year so I come hell or high waters I doubt we go into anymore lockdowns because Republicans have been crying and wanting it since the governor was elected, and now the state may pay the price.
     
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    Death happens to everyone, at different times, for different reasons, its a natural happening. No one beats it.
    What I found out from this virus is, with all my religious friends and non-religious friends is that my non-religious friends were more worried about dying than my religious friends. Some were freaking out and became borderline paranoid.
    My opinion on that is while no one wants to die, the religious believe there is something after whereas the non-religious don't.
     
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    The thought of returning to 'normal life' is not only lame because you could still spread it around.
    Think about it, what is normal life anyway?
     
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    I can somewhat understand the nonbelievers freaking out because for them this life is the only life they have.
    Do you think that the religious really believe there is something after? If they do they certainly don't behave that way. I have seen them freaking out just as much as the nonbelievers.
     
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