Actually, jr, "herd immunity" is the same no matter how you get there - vaccinations are one way to achieve it. That is the goal. I believe you were intending to make fun of "natural immunity" which in fact does not exist ?Anti-vaxxers please ignore. You don't need the following immunizations:
You guys are just too darn tough to need any of those, you believe in herd immunity.
Actually, jr, "herd immunity" is the same no matter how you get there -
Nope, not yet. We will get there be it the fast or slow way.... Between those vaccinated plus those recovered we are well beyond what we supposedly needed for herd immunity. Aren’t we?....
Actually, jr, "herd immunity" is the same no matter how you get there - vaccinations are one way to achieve it. That is the goal. I believe you were intending to make fun of "natural immunity" which in fact does not exist ?
As for the rest, I feel you are falling into the "omigod it's terrble what shall we do ?!" trap. We are all going to die. There are 438,327,918 diseases that can be mortal. (I counted them last week.) Getting vaccinated against every one is not only impossible, it's silly. The ones that are likely to kill you ? Go for it. The ones that are not likely to be a problem ? Not so much.
Friend had a flu shot, came down with Guillain-Barre as a result. After several years of struggle he got back $200,000* from some fund for people who have adverse reactions which nowhere near covers the troubles he's had - and still has. That's anecdotal but I've had the flu many times and survived fine. My dismissal of the flu shot will not affct anyone else, it's already endemic. The flu season this year will be much less of a danger than most years, due to many people (including myself) being more careful about germs.
It's possible to be pro-vaccine while not rushing to stick every needle in the book in your arm. I'll be passing up the flu shot, thank you very much. This is not a black-or-white universe.
But I did have measles, mumps, chicken pox, and all my other shots like us good dogs have.
*Not making this up, proof is online. It's public record, proceedings of a court case, he had to sue to get the money, only took five years what a win for the US medical system ! Yay insurance ! Let's make everything cost five times as much as it should, and take years and years to resolve, just so some twat finance guy can have a town house and a country house and six week vacations in the Bahamas ! Boy are we smart !
So what happened to COVID herd immunity? Between those vaccinated plus those recovered we are well beyond what we supposedly needed for herd immunity. Aren’t we? And do we need herd immunity for every variant? That could take a while/ may never get there.
I'm not anti-vaccine by any means. Many of the vaccines available today are PROVEN to be effective, and are based on solid science as well as decades of results. The polio vaccine is but one example. A home run.
You can't say the same for many others. Moreover, the blind faith put behind the modern vaccines (such as COVID) is scary-stupid. It's as if the 'get a covid vaccine' morons think it's a light switch, ON/OFF situation. It's not. No matter what Brandon or Fowchy tells you.
As for flu shots....I sometimes get one if I think of it. Sometimes I go a few years then realize I haven't had one in a few years.
The concept that a human MUST get vaccines each year is faulty in and of itself. A human needs food, water, and air. All the stuff beyond that - booze, dope, vaccines, vitamins, etc. - is purely optional.
People who would foist upon others their concepts of good conduct - such as vaccines - are jackasses of the highest order. What's funny is we've seen a complete 180 in our lifetimes....it used to be the hippies who were all about freedom and choice ...now they've become The Man. Your average dope-smoking liberal loves nothing more than existing in a false sense of intellectual superiority and clamors to control anyone and everyone. Yuck. Abbie Hoffman is rolling over in his grave, man.
The unwillingness of the vaccine crowd to recognize the immunity garnered from having had Covid is hard to fathom. Even though the vast majority of evidence - scientific evidence - shows that natural immunity is better than a vaccine....they still refuse to acknowledge it and want everyone to get shots.
Another Covid mystery is why no one talks about treatment...it's all about avoidance/prevention. It'd make a ton more sense to not worry about who catches it IF there were a treatment. Got Covid? Oh well. Take two of these pills and you'll be better in a couple days. Instead...they prefer fear and helplessness.