Good for you. Your virtue signaling game is tight .Frustrating being on social media and seeing people in healthcare being so adamant about not wanting the vaccine, expressing displeasure with proposed state mandates, etc. I hope their resumes are in order.
I'll be getting it as soon as allowed.
Frustrating being on social media and seeing people in healthcare being so adamant about not wanting the vaccine, expressing displeasure with proposed state mandates, etc. I hope their resumes are in order.
I'll be getting it as soon as allowed.
I would say a couple months is good for me to see what happens to people in a non controlled clinical trial. It normally takes a lot longer than what it took now to develop, test and roll a vaccine out.Already have been 100K + who were first in line....between the two top makers...and now roll out on top of that.
When is it no longer "first in line"? Legit question I have asked others in different forums and they never come back to me with a reply. What is your personal definition or time line for "it has been long enough and now I will get it"?
No problem at all, I love conversations. I have confidence in technology and science, but not 100% enough to be the first in line to get it. Our workplace hasn't even gotten the vaccine yet so by the time we are to get it (priority before the public but probably not first) it might be one/two months since implementation and I will get it. I'm not an anti-vaxxer by any means, I have gotten all required vaccines but personally don't get the flu vaccine. Believe me, I won't say my opinion is backed by any facts, I'm just saying I don't like to be the first person in line for many things. I also wear all PPE, take precautions and regularly get covid tested even though it's not mandatory because I care. I feel a lot of these people who don't want the vaccines at all in healthcare don't wear masks outside of their healthcare job, are relaxed about PPE and only get tested when symptoms arise or they are required to. I by no means am a bare minimum person and my decision is completely personal.Bob (just picking on you mostly cause you are replying in earnest and I appreciate it)......while I agree in the past it has taken a lot longer to develop, test and roll out...some of the more significant vaccine rollouts (Hep A and B) were over 25 years ago. Yes we have rolled out rotovirus, Shingles and ebola since then...but prior to Hep A and B, polio of the 50s was the amazing one that changed the world!
Do you think research and science has not changed in that time period? I have heard so many people keep saying "in the past, it took X years to roll out"....but yes, in the past we can make all kinds of comparisons about many things from vaccines to technology to you name it...and it will not be a fair comparison. One has to give science and ongoing research credit and acknowledge that there has been a lot of ongoing background work for years regarding SARS (Covid) and acknowledge that the scientific community was not starting from scratch on this vaccine.
Most importantly, since this was a "global pandemic"...all research, all known details was shared around the world. Literally, 100s of 1000s of the best and brightest all had same info delivered to them and damn near unlimited funding was provided immediately. This has NEVER been done before in our vaccine development history. Not even when polio was crippling and killing kids we did not make it a priority nor did we share info.
The collaboration and the intelligence factors alone of who worked on this vaccine....it blows my mind, in a good way!
So thank you for sharing your timeline. You and others do provide fairly random, arbitrary timelines, but those are yours to determine. I acknowledge you have that "right", but at the same time being a healthcare provider, the lack of confidence in modern technology, science, research and the application of completely illogical rationales for not doing it often baffles me.
interesting... can you be fired for not getting your flu shot? what about your hep B vaccine? what about Remdesivir or hydroxychloroquine? Aside from the whole "your an at-will employee who can be fired for any reason or no reason at all" I can't see any employer firing someone for not getting the covid vaccine. And if that were to happen, I can see a decent wrongful termination lawsuit being filed. Forcing an employee to be injected with anything or else they are fired could also be interpreted as a hostile workplace.Yea, but in California where I am at, employers can make it mandatory and terminate you for not getting it.