HEALTH: Make your own decisions

11 posted on 1/20/2022, 1:43:52 PM by lakecumberlandvet (Appeasement never works.)
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To: nickcarraway

I’m vaccinated, boosted, glued, screwed, and tattooed. But I’m also 62 with a heart stent and too many extra pounds, so I had to weigh the arguments on both sides. I decided for me it was more prudent to get the vaccination and risk the side effects than it was to risk getting a serious case of Covid.

But there is no way in hell I’d recommend that my 10 year old nephew get vaccinated. The long term effects from the vaccine on a developing body are unknown, and the consequences of him getting Covid for a third time, (he’s already had it twice,) are extremely low.

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[JR: I too am “old with a stent and too many extra pounds”.  Add in valve repair, colectomy, and prostatectmy .  So I took the jab, but I wouldn’t recommended it to anyone.  Everyone has to decide for themselves.]

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Meet Azza Gadir, The Vaccine Whisperer (97% Success Rate in Convincing People)
Women’s Health ^ | DEC 16, 2021 | Jeannine Amber
Posted on 1/20/2022, 1:23:14 PM by nickcarraway

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This immunologist has a 97 percent success rate for convincing COVID-vax-hesitant people to get the shot. She can teach you how to support the wary people in your life.

n the spring of 2020, Eva Allen barely left her home. She was living in New Orleans with her young daughter and the pandemic was raging out of control. “I home schooled and had food delivered,” she says. “I was doing everything I could to keep my child safe.”

Over the next ten months, more than a dozen of Allen’s friends and family contracted the virus. A cousin ended up on a ventilator; a great uncle died. Allen, 39, knew firsthand the devastation caused by COVID-19. Even so, when vaccines became available in the spring of 2021, she couldn’t bring herself to get the shot. “I was afraid of the virus,” she says. “But I was terrified of the vaccine. I have an overarching mistrust of medicine and a fear of doctors and procedures. I was raised on stories of people who were hurt by vaccines. I was concerned about doctors doing harm.”

Today, approximately 30 percent of Americans remain unvaccinated against COVID-19, which has claimed more than 800,000 lives in the U.S. alone. Some vaccine skepticism has been stoked by a contingent of “anti-vaxxers,” who aggressively push their “vaccines are dangerous” message online, according to the non-profit Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH). This anti-vax group is small but effective: According to a separate report issued by the CCDH, up to 65 percent of online anti-vaccine content is produced by just 12 individuals.

The thing is, these anti-vaxxers don’t necessarily speak for the millions of regular people—a.k.a. the “vaccine hesitant”—who, like Allen, aren’t pushing an agenda. They simply have questions and concerns. “I worry about vaccine safety,” says Allen. “Because I don’t trust medical professionals not to injure me or my child.”

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