NotAKnicksFan wrote:I work at Pfizer at the NYC Headquarters, i actually signed up realgm with my pfizer email. I think the Pfizer Vaccine is very safe. Im not a scientist, i work in the digital field. but there will always be fear articles written about there vaccine, and the reason the vaccine was developed quicker the other vaccine is because of the revolutionary technology, MRNA. times change and science gets better, fyi there have been over 1 million people vaccinated with Pfizer/Biontechs vaccine, between UK/Europe and USA. much more than 1 million actually and plus the trial with over 40,000 people half which were placebo. and the death rate is low, i know someone here posted 12 deaths. lets just say thats true, 12 deaths out of over 1 million people vaccinated. thats bad? people literally die of everything as his been pointed out on here.
Well consider 92% of covid deaths are among the age group of 55 or older.
That means only 8% of of covid deaths are among those younger than 55 years old.
In the us we are currently only vaccinating “front line/ essential workers”. How old would you guess these people are? I’d wager 90% of the people we have vaccinated so far are younger than 55 years old.
So we’re vaccinating young/healthy people for a virus that doesn’t really affect young and healthy people. So of course it seems safe, these people are young and healthy with strong immune systems anyways.
How many times have you heard from your social circle “I’m not worried about getting covid myself, I just don’t want to spread it to XYZ and be responsible for their death...”
So hard to draw much of a conclusion from the vaccine so far.
The US has vaccinated over 10,000,000 people so far. 1,000,000+ in LTC settings (staff and patients). So I'd imagine at least hundreds of thousands of people aged 60+ have been vaccinated. So far 10 deaths (with no proven causation) have been reported.
Let's say at bare minimum 100,000 60+ year olds have been vaccinated:
fatality rate for 65 year old with COVID: 1.4%
fatality rate from COVID vaccine (possibly): 0.01%
As a 65 year old you're 140x more likely to die from COVID than the vaccine (based on the numbers so far). Seems like the risk might be worth it.