I've heard some vicious back and forth between people who believe in the COVID vaccines and are willing to receive it, and those who don't. I'd say in most cases, the attacks are from the people who believe we should all get the vaccine.
I got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine package, but not without thought and not without there being a possibility that I could've backed out. Here's the thing...whether you want the vaccine or not, you're right. The fact is, we all take a risk with a new vaccine. None of these companies, nor the federal government, know the mid to long-term effects of the vaccines. They couldn't.
What if one of the ingredients is found to cause cancer a couple of years out? Quite frankly, finding out that there are unanticipated consequences from various drugs, or other products as well, is a fairly common occurrence. It's just part of the process. We become part of the long-term trial whether we like it or not.
I mention this because I don't think people should attack those who are worried about getting the vaccine. Maybe they think the odds are good, based on current results, that if they get the virus, they will survive and have an even a better immune system.
Let me let you in on a little secret the CDC is playing down. Republicans have asked time and time again for a CDC study on our natural immune system's ability to keep us safe without the vaccines. Now don't you think this would be a simple request, and a very important one? The question is, why aren't they doing any research in this area?
The reason for this post is that I ask everyone to be patient and understanding of others when it comes to this pandemic and how they process it. None of us have all the answers and let's face it, they keep changing the answers. Fauci has done so many flipflops that he looks like a gymnast. Hang in there, and may peace and joy be with you always.