Are you willing to get the Covid vaccine when offered? (2 Viewers)

Will you get the covid vaccine when offered?

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About half of the people I know, including nurses, seem very reluctant to get the vaccination. Surprisingly, this includes different political demographics. What better way to settle it than by coming to a Saints message board.

edit: Geez I somehow allowed people to pick more than one answer on a yes/no poll. Doh!
 

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The Karens and Dr Jenny McCarthey have gotten a third of the US to simply disbelieve all science unless it’s read on Facebook.
I don't like cherry picking a great post,but wanted to comment on the last sentence. it's not just stupid people getting their info
off FB. I have a friend who is a retired petty officer in the Navy. He was in charge of the health dept. at his base. He believes
the vaccine is chipped and alters your DNA.
 

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Israel's deal to obtain early doses of vaccine in exchange for sharing massive public health data for vaccine studies is starting to pay off.

This suggests (not yet proven) that the vaccines do in fact cut transmission by reducing the viral load way, way down if you get infected after receiving the vaccine.

 

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Israel's deal to obtain early doses of vaccine in exchange for sharing massive public health data for vaccine studies is starting to pay off.

This suggests (not yet proven) that the vaccines do in fact cut transmission by reducing the viral load way, way down if you get infected after receiving the vaccine.

In other words, get the shot.
 

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I don't have a problem with vaccines in general. I was in the military so I have been vaccinated against nearly everything. I have 3 issues with this. One being that I don't believe it will work. The second being because I am one of those who gets sick when I get the flu shot. I used to get it every year and got sick every year. I haven't had it in at least 20 years and haven't had more than a mild cold (definitely not the flu) in that time. The third is I don't trust the CDC. Just a few months ago they were saying we shouldn't even be wearing masks and now it's "take the vaccine or you'll die and also you're a terrible person". I don't think they know what the truth is. That coupled with the fainting nurse incident and the Bell's Palsy incidents, I'd rather take my chances. Especially when my chances are over 99%.
Oh boy another one of these experts
 

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In other words, get the shot.
Even if a guy I knew in 4th grade posted on facebook not to trust it because it has fairy dust that causes fingernail cancer and will connect me to Taiwan's GPS capable of downloading DNA altering mRNA algorithms to my brain?
 

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Even if a guy I knew in 4th grade posted on facebook not to trust it because it has fairy dust that causes fingernail cancer and will connect me to Taiwan's GPS capable of downloading DNA altering mRNA algorithms to my brain?
Yes, especially then.
 

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We really have almost 20% of the people not wanting the shot?

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How about a little sense and use of perspective and context in this discussion? (I know I know - how dare me)....

Personally, when I am offered it... I will get it... That said, I have good reasons to do so and the numbers / odds / my age / personal situation dictate that it's the smart thing to do for me personally...

That said, I have 2 children between 18 and 25... That have already had Covid, experienced very little illness, and are at a near zero risk to be critically ill at any point because of this.... and have also already tested positive for anti-bodies (blood test) weeks after testing positive via the nasal swab test.

Neither of them are going to get it when it's available to them... but their situation is night and day from mine... so I'm fine with their decision.
 
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How about a little sense and use of perspective and context in this discussion? (I know I know - how dare me)....

Personally, when I am offered it... I will get it... That said, I have good reasons to do so and the numbers / odds / my age / personal situation dictate that it's the smart thing to do for me personally...

That said, I have 2 children between 18 and 25... That have already had Covid, experienced very little illness, and are at a near zero risk to be critically ill at any point because of this.... and have also already tested positive for anti-bodies after testing positive via the swab test.

Neither of them are going to get it when it's available to them... but their situation is night and day from mine... so I'm fine with their decision.
My daughter is 18 and she is getting her first dose tomorrow. As soon as my wife and I are eligible, we am getting ours. Why? I'm not in any major categories for being really sick or dying, but I miss Mardi Gras and music festivals and I hate wearing my mask all the time. We are getting it because we want to progress towards normal and not be stuck in this ridiculous sheet we've been stuck in. We want people to get their jobs back and we want the economy to be healthy. We aren't just getting it for ourselves... we are getting it for everyone.
 

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My daughter is 18 and she is getting her first dose tomorrow. As soon as my wife and I are eligible, we am getting ours. Why? I'm not in any major categories for being really sick or dying, but I miss Mardi Gras and music festivals and I hate wearing my mask all the time. We are getting it because we want to progress towards normal and not be stuck in this ridiculous sheet we've been stuck in. We want people to get their jobs back and we want the economy to be healthy. We aren't just getting it for ourselves... we are getting it for everyone.
I assume she (as well as the rest of your family) has never had Covid, and thereby do not already have antibodies... If that were the case for either of my children, I am sure they would both be in line for a shot also.

Both of them have told me they fell like since they have already positively had it, and have recovered, and have both received positive antibody tests... they feel like getting the vaccine anytime soon would just be taking one away from some else that actually needs it. (both said they may opt to get it further down the line - like they would a regular seasonal flu shot)

I agree with their logic and decision...

My point was, there are logical, sensible, and empathetic reasons for people not wanting the vaccine right now.
 

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I assume she (as well as the rest of your family) has never had Covid, and thereby do not already have antibodies... If that were the case for either of my children, I am sure they would both be in line for a shot also.

Both of them have told me they fell like since they have already positively had it, and have recovered, and have both received positive antibody tests... they feel like getting the vaccine anytime soon would just be taking one away from some else that actually needs it. (both said they may opt to get it further down the line - like they would a regular seasonal flu shot)

I agree with their logic and decision...

My point was, there are logical, sensible, and empathetic reasons for people not wanting the vaccine right now.
No we have not had it, but testing has shown that antibodies from getting Covid only last for a couple of months. If everybody keeps passing on getting the shot, it's going to take way longer than that to get everyone one. I do understand their reasons, but I don't agree with their logic. My mother-in-law is trying to use the same logic and I'm actually surprised she made it through having Covid without being hospitalized as we were really close to sending an ambulance to go get her. That was 2.5 months ago. The only logic that makes sense to me is if you have the chance, get it. The sooner that happens, the sooner we can all move on.
 

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I did the novavax trial (which is still ongoing if anyone in NOLA is interested). Got my second shot on Saturday. Sunday was rough. Tired all day and a slight fever. I felt fine on Monday though. I'm thinking i did not get the placebo, which is a good thing.
 

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