I respect everyone's decision to take the vaccine or not and I expect the same in return. It should be a decision you make based on your situation after discussing it with your doctor as I have. It should not mandated by a politician who knows nothing of your personal medical situation and you should not be persecuted for your choice. If things change that make it necessary for me to get that vaccine, then I will do so.
- I dissent.
It is foolish to refuse vaccines based on anything political, religious or any beliefs other than medical after consultation with a doctor. My decision is a well informed one which will change if my situation warrants it.
I don't get the flu vaccine either. That decision is also based on my own experience with it. I took it every year for a very long time when I was in the Air Force and every year, I had a very bad reaction to it and ended up getting the flu anyway. Finally, the Medical group exempted me from it and I have never got the flu again since. All of my other immunizations are up to date and I keep them that way.
I'm sorry about your fellow church member too, Sef.
Got together with my group of Spanish speaking ladies - a visitor from Mexico came. Mexicans happily get vaccinated. They wear masks. They don't understand how politics can influence people not to take the vaccine in the states.
That's very stupid. It should be a purely medical decision. There in lies the problem. It has become too political. I applaud people who feel they need the vaccine and decide to take it. I also applaud people who decide not to take it after careful consideration and consultation with a competent medical doctor. Only you and your doctor know your medical history, comorbidities, susceptibility and what the risks and rewards are from this or any vaccine. As such, it should be up to you and not any politician or employer whether or not you get the vaccine.
- I dissent.
- And got the T-shirt
Also, I just read that Israeli studies have found that protection wanes pretty quickly after the second booster. That's a big factor in my deciding to wait a while -- I don't want my immunity to peak and wane before the surge peaks.
I'm pretty careful about wearing a good mask when I'm around people, and I feel safe that way. I don't mind the masks, and plan to continue wearing them for the foreseeable future.
I never really cared if anyone else was vaccinated, that's one of the reasons I chose to be vaccinated, I support the right of people to not be forced to do something medically they don't want to do. I'm not sure why a virus became such a politically polarizing situation. I don't get mad at people that died from covid and weren't vaccinated. People do stuff every day that leads to their death. I exercise and eat a near perfect diet and have done so most of my life, but if others don't want to, knock yourself out, I say.
This was in the NY Times yesterday regarding possibly reason why the US isn't seeing a tremendous spike in the variant going through Europe. I'm not saying I agree or disagree, it's just interesting. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/06/briefing/covid-cases-us-omicron-subvariant.html
- I dissent.
You get vaccinated for yourself, for those you love and for people you interact with in this world.
Not everyone who died was unvaccinated and not everyone who died could medically be vaccinated. The unvaccinated by choice are culpable.
- Supporter in 2022