slay25 wrote:br7knicks wrote:ccvle wrote:
I understand that. That is more a trust issue. But what I'm seeing from the anti-vax crowd is that most of them would question the data from the gov't/pharmaceutical companies and come up with some ridiculous claims, like the vaccine is more dangerous than the covid itself. I mean I understand why some people are skeptical of the gov't and big pharmas, but then where exactly are the anti-vax crowd getting their information ? It is one thing to say I just don't trust xyz, then to make up some claims that have no basis or proven to be false.
i agree. from what i've learned from anti-vax people is that their claims are either nonsensical, sensationalized, or conjured up.
from what i understand, most people that are against this vaccine are people who have a strong immune system, and would rather let their own body take control over it.
as someone with bad asthma, who gets the flu shot every year and got the covid vaccine, that choice is not for me. but i completely understand why some people do not need it, or feel that it's not necessary for them.
i also absolutely stand behind them and not trusting the government, as they have historically not had our best interest in mind, generally. i also trust them less as they continue to work with pharmaceutical companies, who have even less interest in our well-being than the government.
i am against the vaccine for my personal body. not "anti vax". but i'm beginning to be more so. none of it is because of wacky youtube videos. just like all those pharma commercials where the side effects seem to be worse than the thing the drug is curing, i would rather get covid because I am healthy and in the sun often and active and eat right. the vaccine has side effects that, even if they are rare, are way more intimidating to me. way rather lose my smell for two weeks than potentially deal with heart issues the rest of my life. i'll take my chances with covid.
update: let me just add that while I disagree with your logic, it is not to the point where I feel your are tin foil hat crazy.
Not sure if I agree with the reasonableness of your logic. I understand you are in the low risk demo group. If you are in your 20s, the chances of dying from covid i think is less than .2%. Lets say assuming you are healthy, in good shape, with no pre existing medical conditions, the chances of death is 10x even less likely (.02%). I'm not sure if even you would argue that the death rate of vaccine related death is any where close to .02%. FDA reported the chances blood cloth and heart complications caused by the vaccine is 1 in a million (.0001%) and the chances of nerve damage caused by the vaccine is 20 in 12 million (.00016%). I'm pretty sure even at the 20 year age group, the potential long term side effects (kidney damage, heart complications,etc) are much much higher than .0001% for people who got covid.