1106 Get the Facts



The world is divided in two: On the one side are those who accept there is a pandemic and steps need to be undertaken to fight it. On the other side are those who think it's all a hoax, and they follow conspiracy theorists who tell them 1) CoViD is just a flu, 2) there's no need to vaccinate, 3) vaccines are dangerous. Methinks it is important to sort the facts from the delusions.


click the image for a Q and A: 

COVID-19 vaccines ⁠–⁠ Is it true?


Some people advise us not to get vaccinated against CoViD. I find it difficult to understand the anti-vaxers ("I refuse to get vaccinated") and also the fence-sitters ("I'll just wait to see if it's safe") ... the same arguments - which had been disproven long ago - are popping up again and again.

In this discussion about CoViD, one needs to decide if one wants to trust the verifiable public health authorities, the World Health Organization and expert medical opinion ... or alternative facts. I favour the former and reject the latter. The emphasis here is on 'verifiable' and 'expert' as opposed to 'alternative'.

The important point is that it is dangerous to “do your own research”. You have no idea what you are looking at … but you are likely to go down a rabbit hole where you find stuff that confirms any prejudices against vaccinating you may have, in line with anti-vaxer misinformation and conspiracies (Bill Gates?).

So, what is it about CoViD vaccinations?

1) They save lives, and don't cause deaths: Reuters

The VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) page clearly states that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, “under the most intense safety monitoring in United States history,” and recommends receiving the vaccine as soon as possible

"The risk of serious adverse reactions has remained extraordinarily low for all modern vaccines” Our World in Data

Methinks this is one of the most dangerous furphies of our time, that vaccinations are dangerous ... that they cause side-effects and that they may cost lives. They're not ... but they do, and they may. 

Yet, in comparison to the positive effects - of not only vaccines, but medicine in general - those concerns are dwarfed.

2) The AstraZeneka CoViD vaccine is very safe, it causes on average

one or two deaths per million, much less than other activities cause death; 

the deaths from CoViD in Australia are 38 per million (944 : 25 = 38)




3) There are no alternative medicines that work:

Ivermectin is not a viable option to treat COVID-19 patients

Is Ivermectin a cure for CoViD-19?

Hydroxychloroquine

Following a review of available scientific and clinical data, the National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce have strengthened their recommendation against the use of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19. The taskforce notes that based on available evidence "hydroxychloroquine is potentially harmful and no more effective than standard care in treating patients with COVID-19. We therefore recommend that hydroxychloroquine should not be used."


BBC News: Hydroxychloroquine 'does not save lives'


Wikipedia: There are many claims that existing products help against COVID-19, which are spread through rumors online

4) ABC: Our country is locked down; at least 70% (currently 20% - 30%) need to be vaccinated for it to open up, for businesses to be resurrected

5) The Australian: Only real options are: Vaccination or risk death by Delta

6) APNews: Nearly all COVID deaths in US are now among unvaccinated

7) CDC: COVID-19-Delta is becoming a "pandemic of the unvaccinated"

8) COVID-19 vaccines  Is it true?  A good Q&A at Health.gov.au


History of Vaccines: Since WWII many viral diseases had vaccines invented for their prevention, like Polio, Measels, Influenza, Chickenpocks, Mumps, Wooping Cough, Cholera, Typhoid, Diphtheria, Tuberculosis, Smallpox, Yellow Fever, Meningococcal, Hepatitis A, Pertussis etc …

Our World in Data: Reasonable estimates of lives saved due to vaccinations are in the range of around 5 million lives per year, which implies that between 1980 and 2018 around 150 to 200 million lives have been saved. 

The Conversation: Millions are rejecting one of humanity’s best weapons for saving lives: Vaccine

Vaccination has been the most successful medical procedure ever introduced. It has saved more lives than any other intervention. The risk of serious adverse reactions has remained extraordinarily low for all modern vaccines;” again: ... COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, “under the most intense safety monitoring in United States history,”

CNN: Covid-19 vaccines saved nearly 280,000 lives in the US

Google search: "How many Deaths from CoViD?" There have been about 207m cases of CoViD 19, and approx. 4.35m deaths; it is reasonable to suggest that millions of deaths have been prevented by the CoViD vaccines administered.

I have blogged a fair bit about CoViD:


1113 Joe Rogan 

Joe Rogan has lost his mind

1110 The Who, How and Why of COVID-19  Send TEST email  Send email to all followers

A Quadrant essay referencing Craig Kelly and
adapting his 'science' re. alternative meds

1109 Why not vaccinate? 

This is the conundrum of our times:
Why would one want to not get vaccinated?

1107 CoViD Facts and their Sources

Three people to listen to about CoViD
and vaccinations


1105 NO VACCINE - NO SERVICE

Finally: The authorities may wise up

1104 What is it like to get CoViD?

What does it actually feel like when you have Covid?

1098 We're all gonna die ...

Here we have it: A conspiracy theorist proves to us that we're all gonna die, unless we believe his nutty nonsense and don't get vaccinated!@#$%^&*(

1091 CoViD Anti- and Non-Vaccing

Taking the Red Pill on CoViD vaccine Redux


1088 Taking the 'Red Pill' on CoViD vaccines

To be taking the 'Red Pill' on CoViD vaccine
alternatives means to face reality and facts


1082 Vaccination? Yes? No? Maybe?

Should we get vaccinated against Covid?

1053 5G and CoViD conspiracies

Does 5G cause the Corona Virus Disease?
If you inform yourself on social media ... yes.


1031 The 5G / Covid-19 Conspiracy

This is serious:
5G will give you COVID-19
It must be true, it's all over Facebook


1030 The Trumpvirus

The Trumpvirus ...
incompetence, ignorance and negligence in action


1022 Trump: It's gonna be just fine

Trumps has it under control
and it's gonna be just fine

1021 The existential question regarding COVID 19

There are many questions about COVID 19   
but one is truly existential 

1020 More Corona Virus

Here's the in-depth info on Covid 19 you need
brought to us by Kurzgesagt

1019 Coronavirus anyone?

What can every individual do regarding the Coronavirus? Flatten the curve.
 


















 

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