Someone apparently intrigued by my having received the first of two Covid inoculations couldn’t wait to ask: “Which one did you get?” I paused, then answered casually, “The one that stops Covid.” That shut them up.
Sorry, but I’m no fan of the nonsense that’s developed around “which vaccine should I choose?” Choose the one that’s offered, dammit! The way to stop the advance of Covid-19 is by being vaccinated. And the sooner the better.
A friend has actually delayed getting a vaccine by two weeks while he waits for supposedly the “better version” – this, while the “3rd Wave” variants are getting out of control. And there is no “better version” according to those in the know.
Can we just calm down. The risk of blood clots is miniscule with these vaccines. In fact, compared to the risk of many other medicines, scientists say it’s hardly even worth considering. In the U.K., where all the hysteria started, less than 10% of those who got a blood clot (and who they’ve now documented may well have been inclined to blood clots anyway) died from it.
Here’s something I’ll bet you didn’t know: simply being a woman carries a higher risk of blood clots than getting the Covid vaccine! Seriously. And the stat doubles if you’re a woman using a birth control pill!
Not to create pandemonium but a friend who is closely connected to a team of doctors and nurses has informed me the Pfizer vaccine can actually lead to cancer! Cue the scary crowd noise in this latest horror! But again, if it turns out to be true, we’re talking such a miniscule risk as to be virtually undetectable.
The point is, science has documented that one vaccine is no better than another, but they are all effective at stopping Covid-19. So stop talking about it and get the one that’s offered.
That’s good enough for me.