Covid 19 vaccinesWatch
The difference between taking 'a drug' and having the vaccine is that the vaccine protects those around you, and not just yourself. Although you may not think you would, statistically speaking, not become very ill if you caught covid, that isn't an argument for not getting vaccinated, because by getting vaccinated you are protecting the people who are likely to get ill.
Vaccination does NOT stop you getting the disease. It does NOT stop you being symptomatic.
You can therefore still transmit Covid to others despite being fully vaccinated.
It's actually quite dangerous not to realise this because you might otherwise go around mingling with people spreading Covid thinking you can't do so because you are vaccinated.
looking at the figures from march 2020 compared to now shows the difference the vaccine made. back in march, when we had like 30k cases, we had thousands being admitted in the hospitals and hundreds dying every day, now although we do have more recorded cases (due to mass testing we didn't have before), despite being up in the region of 100k cases, we are averaging around 40-150 deaths a day.
News From April 2021
"Prof Karl Friston, of UCL, told The Telegraph: "The herd immunity estimates surprised me. However, they are unremarkable when one considers that over 50 per cent of adults have been vaccinated, around 42 per cent of people have now been exposed to the virus and about 10 per cent have pre-existing immunity."
Also reported here:
So 42% of the UK population would have been 28 million people
By now there will be vastly more people with natural immunity as a result of Delta and Omicron running around.
I feel sure that a great deal of the reason for less cases, hospitalisations and deaths was due to the high levels of natural immunity in the population. The vaccines will have supplemented that imo.