Personal risk is not the only (or even primary for that matter) reason for getting the Covid vaccine.Fliegender wrote: ↑Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:00 amHere is what I think, distilled down to it’s essence:
1. You believe the Covid19 vaccine is dangerous.
2. You believe the illness caused by Covid19 isn’t dangerous for most people.
We are not that far apart because,
1. I don’t believe the vaccine is dangerous.
2. I believe the illness caused by Covid19 isn’t dangerous for most people.
This is the biggest problem: the illness caused by Covid19 is sufficiently serious to have tied up hospital beds around the world. This in turn has led to overworked medical staff with all that implies for the treatment of other problems people go to a hospital for. The illness has also hastened the deaths of the frail and the very old.
The most obvious threat from the covid pandemic is to the nation wide and world wide community.
To date, 2.72 million people have died world wide and 543,000 people have died in the US.
The pandemic has also wreaked havok on health systems and economies across the globe.
The only way to defeat this pandemic and for the lives of the community at large to return to 'normal' is to reach herd immunity within that community.
And the only way to reach herd immunity without millions more people dying needlessly is for people to get vaccinated.
All the metrics available indicate that the covid vaccine is safe and effective
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nc ... vents.html
And the covid vaccines are actually working.
They are saving human lives and the US is slowly making progress towards the herd immunity which will enable economic recovery and allow people who have been financially devastated during the pandemic to go back to work.
This is not just a personal risk decision. This is also a 'love your neighbor' decision.