Are you going to get the COVID vaccine?

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I'm curious as to why some people wouldn't get it?
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It hasn’t been tested throughly on different patient demographics and individual contradictions to several other conditions. Also, they fastened the drug trial process and made vaccines in a very short period of time which seems dangerous.
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It hasn’t been tested throughly on different patient demographics and individual contradictions to several other conditions. Also, they fastened the drug trial process and made vaccines in a very short period of time which seems dangerous.
The UK has one of the most advanced scientific technology and has had an unimaginable amount of funding put into the research, hence the speed trial and approval.
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Of course, judging by the roll out I should get one this year.
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The UK has one of the most advanced scientific technology and has had an unimaginable amount of funding put into the research, hence the speed trial and approval.
Of course, that’s true. But long term effects have not been studied throughly. The government and scientific bodies are just making decisions to save the current situation and not make it even worse in my opinion.
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Herd immunity will happen in the summer anyway so no need to worry. Unless new strains don’t respond to vaccines which still hasn’t been tested and no one is talking about.
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Herd immunity will happen in the summer anyway so no need to worry. Unless new strains don’t respond to vaccines which still hasn’t been tested and no one is talking about.
I agree, the long term affects are a concern of mine, however herd immunity can't be obtained without a vaccine in my opinion. Lockdowns are temporary solutions until herd immunity is obtained via the vaccine. Apparently the vaccine will cover for the new strain aswell.
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(Original post by kikib02)
I'm curious as to why some people wouldn't get it?
There are lots of threads on this. Its mainly very vague, completely unresearched 'Its been created too quickly', completely ignoring that they've been tested on >40,000 people each. Who cares how fast it was created, if its been safely tested on 40,000 people without problem...

A more reasonable concern is that there may be side effects that might not be apparent by 3-6 months, but become apparent years later. This would seem both very unlikely, and very probably less likely than covid itself causing something similar. Covid is already known to cause a whole host of immune-related side effects, long term lung scarring, and this 'long covid' syndrome, so would be a prime candidate to have other long term consequences.

(Original post by GotAQQuestion)
Of course, that’s true. But long term effects have not been studied throughly.
That's true, but as above: the long term effects of covid already sounds a lot, lot more scary than virtually any other vaccine ever created, so you have to consider that.
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That's true, but as above: the long term effects of covid already sounds a lot, lot more scary than virtually any other vaccine ever created, so you have to consider that.
True. It’s best for those who are highly vulnerable to get the vaccine but for someone like me who’s quite young with no health concerns and has had COVID before, I won’t be getting it even though I know it won’t be distributed to my age group.
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I'm not an anti vaxxer but I'm still a bit paranoid though so right now if I was offered it I would say no.
In general and at a later date then certainly
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Yeah, if my specialists agree that I should.
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True. It’s best for those who are highly vulnerable to get the vaccine but for someone like me who’s quite young with no health concerns and has had COVID before, I won’t be getting it even though I know it won’t be distributed to my age group.
I mean, if you're 100% certain you've had it that might be an argument. Lots of young people are getting long term covid side effects though - very likely to be a lot more than any long term vaccine effects.
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I mean, if you're 100% certain you've had it that might be an argument. Lots of young people are getting long term covid side effects though - very likely to be a lot more than any long term vaccine effects.
Yeah I agree with that. I tested positive in April and sense of smell/taste has not returned for some specific items so long COVID definetly exists.
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(Original post by GotAQQuestion)
Yeah I agree with that. I tested positive in April and sense of smell/taste has not returned for some specific items so long COVID definetly exists.
Can be a lot worse for some though.

An interesting one is that 10% of elite athletes still have symptoms 30 days after covoid, and some are still unable to return to training months later https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/54872855...cal%20profiles.

Imagine if that had been a vaccine side effect - there would be people all over the news saying its unsafe, those athletes would probably sue for tens or hundreds of millions. But nope, just covid. Prevent it by getting the vaccine - simples.
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Considering you can get re-infected even after having covid, what's the point?
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Considering you can get re-infected even after having covid, what's the point?
you cant re-get it if you have the vaccine. The point is to stop the virus in this vaccine via herd immunity..
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you cant re-get it if you have the vaccine. The point is to stop the virus in this vaccine via herd immunity..
Don't you get it? If people can get Covid again, there won't be heard immunity even with the vaccine. If people can get Covid again having already had it once, there is no reason why they won't be able to get it after having the vaccine.
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Don't you get it? If people can get Covid again, there won't be heard immunity even with the vaccine. If people can get Covid again having already had it once, there is no reason why they won't be able to get it after having the vaccine.
Yes but if you have the vaccine you CANT get it again (even if you previously had it) because the antibodies produce a secondary response much quicker so you won't cause a re-infection due to antibodies attacking the corona antigens at a much faster rate. Please understand you CANNOT get it after being injected. If that was the case, everyone who had corona wouldn't be able to get the vaccine? Thats like half the country. Your logic makes no sense
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Yes but if you have the vaccine you CANT get it again (even if you previously had it) because the antibodies produce a secondary response much quicker so you won't cause a re-infection due to antibodies attacking the corona antigens at a much faster rate. Please understand you CANNOT get it after being injected. If that was the case, everyone who had corona wouldn't be able to get the vaccine? Thats like half the country. Your logic makes no sense
Please understand that you CAN - having coronavirus also gives you antibodies and clearly people do get infected again. I don't really think you understand what you are talking about.
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Please understand that you CAN - having coronavirus also gives you antibodies and clearly people do get infected again. I don't really think you understand what you are talking about.
it gives you antibodies at a much SLOWER RATE becuase you contracted covid for the FIRST TIME.
people get infected again but get rid of it quicker due to the secondary response
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