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    Tens of millions of doses will have been administered before us 'normal people' will get access to the vaccine. That's a pretty big safety test.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesman7 View Post
    Tens of millions of doses will have been administered before us 'normal people' will get access to the vaccine. That's a pretty big safety test.
    I understand what you're saying but for me at least, it's not the amount of people that have the shot before it's generally available but how long the time is between the early vaccinations and the rest of the population.

    I don't have anything against the vaccination but want to wait and watch.
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    If you don't have a reaction shortly after getting a vaccination chances are you won't later on. Millions of doses are given before we get ours and if no serious side effects are reported I intend getting mine.

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    If you are under 60 and maybe even 70 I would question getting the vaccine in its early stages.

    Being late 50's and having one version of covid was a little but not much worse than the reported side effect of the vaccine.

    I question the mutation of the virus and wonder if the vaccine will be like the normal flu vaccine and be 20 to 40 % effective next year?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobH View Post
    If you don't have a reaction shortly after getting a vaccination chances are you won't later on. Millions of doses are given before we get ours and if no serious side effects are reported I intend getting mine.

    Bob
    You make a good point Bob but I'm not so much concerned about a reaction to the vaccine because I could live with that. My worry is possible long term side effects, no one yet knows what will happen after 90 days because no one has tested for that but am I to believe that the vaccine is the only drug without any.

    Who here hasn't seen the commercials on TV informing people that if they took a certain drug that they should phone a number so that they might get compensated, or the commercials that tell us all about a new drug that we should ask the doctor for then list very quickly the side possible side effects which are sometimes so serious that I am amazed that anyone would take it.

    I'm sure the vaccine will be excellent and hopefully end this awful pandemic, I think everyone should get it but for those of us that that aren't comfortable with it yet we will have to continue to social distance and remember that we might still be able to make others ill.

    I do want to just say that I consider this just an academic sort of discussion and I do honestly believe that the vaccine is a a good thing that will hopefully end this covid-19 pandemic and the terrible agony of any more people having to bury their loved ones even if I don't want it yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by STF View Post
    You make a good point Bob but I'm not so much concerned about a reaction to the vaccine because I could live with that. My worry is possible long term side effects, no one yet knows what will happen after 90 days because no one has tested for that but am I to believe that the vaccine is the only drug without any.
    Not an expert on the subject but believe there is a difference between a drug and a vaccine and likely the length of the testing process because of that. Drugs are taken on a daily basis for an extended period of time and have a cumulative effect on a person so likely need a far longer testing period than a vaccine to get approval. In any case you make an interesting point.

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    My sentiments exactly, Steve.
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    yes, vaccines are designed to work for a brief period of time to cause your body to make antibodies to fight the virus. Medications are a totally different thing. In many cases they are powerful chemicals that can cause all kinds of unwanted side effects and in some folks seriously bad stuff.

    For me as an example I can't take certain antibiotics. If I do I'm in the Emergency Room for sure.
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    This bug is starting to make me think this is the big daddy of all bugs ? Seems every time I turn around they find yet another symptom or another stage etc. Seems like all the other bugs of the past were pretty cut and dry as far as it does this to you and this and then you die or live but this thing really seems to have no rhyme or reason. Yeah sure you get a fever or lose taste and smell and or get a cough but then it's like wheee, skies the limit on this thing. everything from teeth falling out with no blood or pain to wierd brain tumors to being great one hour and on the ventilator the next. Like I said before ,I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy, damn !

    People still keep trying to compartmentalize it but really that doesn't work either. deliberate or not this is a bad bug.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightblade View Post
    This bug is starting to make me think this is the big daddy of all bugs ? Seems every time I turn around they find yet another symptom or another stage etc. Seems like all the other bugs of the past were pretty cut and dry as far as it does this to you and this and then you die or live but this thing really seems to have no rhyme or reason. Yeah sure you get a fever or lose taste and smell and or get a cough but then it's like wheee, skies the limit on this thing. everything from teeth falling out with no blood or pain to wierd brain tumors to being great one hour and on the ventilator the next. Like I said before ,I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy, damn !

    People still keep trying to compartmentalize it but really that doesn't work either. deliberate or not this is a bad bug.
    I know what you mean. What gets me is the loss of smell/taste, which means there are neurological effects, not just respiratory (and it's not just a flu!). That, combined with the fact that many symptoms seem to reappear weeks or months later, is really wild.
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