Covid19 shots, Needles before bullets! March10,2021
It is hard to believe that a year and half later, Covid19 still dominates conversation. Once again, our phone lines lit up when some well-intentioned government employee announced that doctors offices are giving out covid vaccine. The frontline doctors in Peel have heard nothing about it. It would be a good idea, but there hasn't been a shred of meeting or communication to pitch it to the local docs. In fact several of my peers pitched the idea to politicians and health departments almost one year ago. Nothing has happened to evolve this plan. It would take quite some time to solve logistics, of supplies, storage, transportation, etc. The front lines are quite overwhelmed and tired looking after all the non-covid sick that have emerged during the pandemic. We will post updates here.
To those caught up in current vaccine chaos, we apologize for the numbers and links provided, and turned out almost impossible to access. Lets all take some refuge, and be glad that we are fighting this "war" with needles and not bullets.
Which Vaccine? Take anyone available. There will be at least 4 diff ones. Drug companies spend a lot of funds promoting the best statistics that their own studies show. There have been no head to head trials to truly say which one is better, if any. We are conducting the trial in real time, so that data will eventually emerg, and few will care, just as the various yearly flu vaccines arrive from multiple makers.
Things for certain, are that all the vaccines have been shown to reduce or prevent the serious covid disease. If you get covid illnes, you will recover, but disease sends you to hospital.
If you have had the covid cold, dont panic about vaccination. You are ahead of the pack and have proven that your system handles this virus normally.
You can still take a vaccine if you wish. Better science data will emerg.
Pregnant women should not take the vaccine currently.
Children were not part of any studies, so even the manufacturers suggest cut off at 16-18 year olds. More, proper science will replace fake news.
Problem with the older population is that these vaccines were developed and tested very fast. Companies do this often, because a group of young, healthy 30-60 yo leads to favourable results in trials. Despite that, the roll-out has decided that our eldest and sickest should get vaccine first. Consider it a trial. So far, the rumour has it that most did just fine. I image, we will soon be giving vaccines to everyone.
The point of vaccination is to prevent spread and lessen disease. Our administrative elite on this planet have read the messages from front line commanders and agree, that vaccinated people should be considered as unlikely suspects to spread disease. Consider your self a non spreader of any "hidden" or secret covid virus lerking in your body about two weeks after vaccination.
I do not believe or endorse a vaccine passport.
You could still get covid illnes, (mild cold type), but this would not necessarily imply vaccine failure.