So first, diabetics, smokers (ok second hand smoke, but people can choose to avoid it), more than moderate drinkers, hurt themselves. They don’t prolong a pandemic and they don’t infect 5 year olds who can’t vaccinate. Maybe we should have made polio vaccines optional. Then a lot of us wouldn’t be here to worry about
I value my freedom. But we are in an extreme situation, that calls for extreme measures. I do not have two ****s left to give for people who have the ability to get vaxed and choose not to. With choice comes responsibility.
Mel, I applaud your doctor. I wish more doctors would do that. I think the insurance companies should charge more for life and health insurance for us vaxed people. Maybe it will come to that.
P.S. Novavax, which I’m very familiar with as I owned the stock, and have family that was high up in the research food chain at the company, is a very promising vaccine. But they did get Federal funding of $1.75 Billion (the B isn’t a typo). The funding was temporarily stopped a few weeks ago, because the Gov wasn’t happy with their manufacturing and quality control issues and need them to clean it up. THAT is the reason for delays. Manufacturing issues.
PPS The mRNA technology has been under development for decades. It’s not new. The studies done before Emergency Use Approval we’re rigorous, and there is every reason to believe they are safe. There were no corners cut in its development and testing, just lots of resources thrown at it to speed it up.
PPPS . ANECTODAL stories of severe side effects from mRNA Vaccines are rare and Anecdotal, as documented by the CDC and FDA.
Pppps Dr Malone is a spreader of misinformation… he’s one of the problems, not solutions… https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2021/08/robert-malone-vaccine-inventor-vaccine-skeptic/619734/
Ok, I’m going to go play my guitar now, to sooth my nerves. 😂🎸