This isn’t the CV-19 debate thread. This thread is about those of us that actually have gotten the vaccine or plan to get it. You can find the debate thread elsewhere on this website but since you went off topic, here’s my two cents.I don't know anybody that died directly from C19 or from complications from C19. Not one. I know several people that got C19 and all survived after a few days of flu like symptoms. I suspect I might have had it last February but that's just a guess. Same with my wife. FWIW, me, my wife and most of my friends are over 60. Even the ones that aren't are mostly 50+. None of us wear masks unless we absolutely have to (government buildings), we all meet regularly to share meals/coffee and we're all going about our lives as if nothing is going on.
I've read the statistics about C19 and concluded it's mostly nonsense. C19 is real and if you're over 70 with several other health issues you're probably a statistic waiting to happen. However, all the other health issues you have are what ultimately kills you. C19 is just a contributing factor. Very few people of any demographic die solely because of C19.
I won't be getting the vaccination for three reasons:
1. I don't think it's necessary. I'm in good health and under 70. That puts my survival rate somewhere around +99%.
2. Never fly the A model of anything. I think I'll sit this one out until more info is available about the efficacy and safety of these rushed to market vaccines.
3. Getting the vaccine changes nothing because I'll still have to comply with nonsensical government mandates. Masks, social distancing, occupancy rates, artificial quarantines, etc aren't going away. The socialists have won.
Get the vaccine if you want. I'll pass.
You are certainly entitled to your opinion and I would fight for your right to an opinion. That said, I do know people that hardly had symptoms and other people that were healthy and died. I am an outfitter and guide about 26 trips each year and most are guided two on one with other guides and hunters in camp also. Perhaps you have a job where you don’t interact with the public but many of us do. I know of at least three outfitters in Colorado that had a substantial part of their season ruined because they and their guides got CV and had to shut down. It also ruined the hunts for the clients. I don’t want this to happen to me, my clients or my guides. My daughter is a nurse and sees people with and without underlying conditions live and die weekly in a major hospital. I also have a lot of clients that are doctors. That said, I am not running scared of CV and I certainly agree that parts of this issue are overblown but getting the vaccine isn’t one of them.
There is plenty of information on the CDC website and on the websites of the vaccine manufacturers about how the vaccine was developed. They already had the genetic sequence so that made it faster. I was told today when I was vaccinated that as the virus mutates, the vaccine may not prevent a person from getting sick but that the evidence so far is that it protects you from dying. This was shown to be the case with the South African strain. I was told that as the CV mutates, that the current vaccines can be quickly updated to prevent sickness and that a third booster shot could be given a year or two or three later. Seems reasonable to me. People that will practice vaccination hesitancy will just slow down a hopeful return to a more normal existence for the rest of us, but I guess that’s your right.