Safe or Russian roulette
Whether you’re for or against the Covid-19 vaccine, there’s no denying that one takes a risk when accepting the vaccine. The manufacturers of the vaccine acknowledge the risk but state that they are saving more lives than what they are taking.
To put the public at ease, various politicians are photographed having administered the vaccine, but are they? Who’s to say they are getting the vaccine and not a placebo? I’ve spoken to a number of people and they are worried. Not only do they worry about developing a blood clot, they worry about the long-term effects of the vaccine. Unlike the polio, measles, and chickenpox vaccine, the Covid-19 vaccine has only been around for a short time. As such, nobody knows the long-term effects.
Could those who have taken the vaccine now be at risk for diseases in six months, a year, five years? What if the vaccine increases their chances for cancer, Alzheimer’s, dementia, osteoporosis, or infertility? And if infertility is not the problem, how will future babies be born? Will they be normal or will there be some kind of defect? Nobody knows because we haven’t had a chance to find out.
As for me, I’m not having the vaccine. The Covid-19 virus has been around for over a year, I’ve been doing fine, and I have every confidence that I will continue to be fine. Quite a few people I know have been infected and recovered with minimal fuss. Those I spoke to compared their symptoms with a bad flu. They didn’t even go to the hospital, they remained in quarantine and after a week or ten days felt fine again.
My neighbor who got infected did complain though about the treatment he got. He had to wait three days before he could present himself to be tested and then had to wait another four days to get the result of the test. It’s a good thing the man had the good sense to stay at home and not have contact with his family or he could have infected a whole lot of people while waiting.
Another reason I’m not getting the vaccine is that I’m allergic to medicine in general. I can safely take Aspirin and regular Tylenol (no codeine ingredient), but that’s about it. I’ve been with my current doctor for the past twenty years and she has yet to prescribe any kind of medicine for me. If I have a cold and develop a cough, I have to resort to a syrup for a child, as adult cough mixtures contain alcohol, of which I’m also allergic. Oh and while I’m at it, I’m also allergic to caffeine.
So, where it comes to the Covid-19 vaccine I will decline. I’m not playing Russian roulette with my health.
The thing that surprises me and worries me is that despite the availability of a Covid-19 vaccine, the number of infections are not being contained. I’m following the infection rate of Ontario and Belgium and the numbers are not encouraging. In Ontario the infection rate remains over 4,000 cases daily. As for Belgium, there the infection rate seems to go up and down.
April 28 – 2,946
April 27 – 1,670
April 26 – 2,377
April 25 – 3,934
April 24 – 3,581
One theory could be that those who got vaccinated are infecting other people. After all, the Covid-19 doesn’t protect people from the virus, it merely masks the symptoms for a while. So people who are infected don’t know they are infected and spread the virus to others. In the United States people who have been vaccinated no longer have to wear a mask when venturing outside. This is in my opinion most unwise. As I said, some of those people could be infected without knowing it and infect others who in turn infect others.
In case you’re wondering why my interest in Belgium … we were supposed to vacation there in May 2020. Because of the virus, we had to cancel our trip and postpone it to May 2021. Now that May 2021 is almost here, it clear that we’ll have to postpone again.
Sometimes I wonder if things will ever go back to normal again, or if this is the beginning of the end.