Thoughts about concern about the long-term effects of the vaccine

We had dinner with (vaccinated) friends recently. We moved on to the topic of #vaccination (as one does),

and they commented that while the value of the #COVID19vaccines is pretty clear at this point, they can understand that many people are hesitant to be vaccinated because they are concerned about the long-term effects of the vaccines.

While I can see that people are concerned about this, there is a fundamental flaw in this rationale for not being vaccinated. Unvaccinated people are much more likely to be infected by COVID-19, and die.

People who are infected, and who don't die from the virus seem to be likely to experience long-term effects from their infection.

If you choose not to be vaccinated, you may not have a "long-term" time-frame in which to be concerned about the safety of the vaccinations that have, at this stage, been tested for some time, and assessed to be a much safer alternative to not being vaccinated.

I accept that my vaccinations could potentially have an impact on me in the long-term. At the same time, having been vaccinated, I have the prospect of a "long-term" time horizon to look forward to.

So, if you choose not to be vaccinated because you are concerned about the long-term effects of the vaccines, you may not need to worry all that much. Your likely time horizon may be shorter than you think. #GetVaccinatedNow

Originally tweeted by Paul Jacobson (@pauljacobson) on 2021-09-27.


One response to “Thoughts about concern about the long-term effects of the vaccine

  1. SoundEagle ೋღஜஇ avatar

    Dear Paul,

    I concur with you and highly recommend perusing my expansive post entitled “Misquotation Pandemic and Disinformation Polemic: Mind Pollution by Viral Falsity“, which you can easily locate at the Home page of my blog.

    Yours sincerely,

What do you think?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: