Great reasoning. Thank you!Hesitantly yes, I’m supposed to get mine early next week.
I’m concerned about the long term efficacy, at this point we don’t know that it can prevent transmission for more than a couple of months. I’m concerned that like influenza and other single strand RNA viruses that good efficacy only will last a few months and sustained efficacy will be well under a year.
Naturally I have concern about risks of a vaccine that hasn’t had a long study period. We don’t know that the vaccine won’t have some long term risk that we don’t know of now. We also don’t know that the rona can’t cause those same problems. There are plenty of viruses that are know to increase the risk of cancer or cause infertility, and we really don’t know the long term effects of Covid infection either.
Unfortunately, normalcy will never return because one thing we've done is establish a new baseline for when the next pandemic comes along. In addition to herd immunity we've created herd expectations in how to deal with the next global disease.Vaccine is the only path to herd immunity, the end of the pandemic, the end of all the COVID restrictions and suffering, and restoring normalcy we all crave.