valerie wrote: If people in the medical field think this way, they may have more knowledge
than you concerning the so called vaccine.
Actually no they don't, they are confused, misinformed lot of charlatans and quacks - Thank goodness it is only a MINORITY of health workers who promote the bullshit and fake news - There is no place for a nurse or a doctor to be setting bad examples, w hen vaccines have proven themselves - as far as mRNA, it has been studied for 20+ years, it's nothing NEW, only that now it is used as a vaccine - instead of reproducing the vaccine in a lab (which takes a lot of time), they use your body's own cells to produce the actual vaccine - there are risks to everything, even traditional vaccine, probably more so. The vaccine has been tested during trials and proven effective - the incidents are very low, and yes they have not studied the long term risks and effects, but statistically, those risks are virtually insignificant, the only reasons some doctors and nurses don't support it, is not because of their knowledge, it's because of their own personal views and misguidance - it's nothing to do with science, you are just falling into their game, there are a lot of bad doctors and nurses out there, LOTS, but fortunately the majority of health care workers follow science. These nurses and doctors who are against it just follow the fake news, bullshit propaganda and lies.
I too was concerned about getting the vaccine, my only concern was due to lack of long term testing - that's all, BUT, given vaccines have proven themselves and that long term health effects rare, it's a risk I'm willing to take, and risk is relatively low compared to the risks I'm taking NOT getting the vaccine. I am more concerned now over the fading efficacy of the vaccines than its actual safety, having to get booster shots every few months is not something I am too happy about - but maybe we won't have to after all, with the new anti COVID19 pills coming out, care of Pfizer, Merck and others - the pill pushers are hard at work to keep us safe
(I hope my note of sarcasm is obvious
But I am serious about the fact doctors don't know better - there are world renown SPECIALISTS who know what they are talking about - the quack nurses and doctors are in the minority, they go by own conviction based on misinformation.
One thing I must say though is that the vaccines might give people a false sense of hope - people are so misguided and believe the vaccine is a holy grail - how many people understand that the vaccine gives you SOME protection and not PERFECT protection - Right now as things stand, vaccine efficacy has become far weaker against infections, if you are exposed to the virus you have a high risk of getting sick, with variants it takes a fraction of the exposure compared to the original strain - and if you are exposed to a large number of infections, your risks of hospitalisation and death go up significantly, again, variants change the game. But without vaccines your risk would be 100%, with vaccine, your risk is down to 20-30% for severe case/hospital/death and 50%-60% for getting infected in the first place, still good numbers, still better than 0. Let's see now, about the long term risk of a vaccine that was not tested for long term, the risk would be in the single digit % if relying on statistics - seeing as how hospitals were flooding with COVID19 patients, it is so ********d irresponsible for doctors or nurses to discourage vaccination - they should be fined, fired, and lose their medical licence - AT HOME, they can do what they want, they can hang themselves, infect themselves, but not in a hospital - and when a doctor/nurse has a family (husband/wife/kids) this is a bad example to set, I would go as far as saying they are guilty of criminal negligence.
There are some clueless IDIOTS out there who have even compared the vaccine to RAPE - don't tell me that doctors know better, there are many cases where patients know more and know better - it's like the story of the shrink who is far crazier than his/her patients