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I'm a fit, healthy, young male with no allergies, risk factors or underlying health conditions (besides slight astigmatism). The people most at risk are the obese, elderly, and those with respiratory conditions, I have none of them. I've never even had the flu before. My chances of survival are over 99.9%. I probably won't get the vaccine until it's FDA approved (although I do like the Pfizer vaccine from what I've read), but I'm willing to listen to any counterpoints on why I should consider wearing a mask or getting vaccinated, especially at this point in the COVID timeline.

To clarify, I am not anti-vax. I think the majority of vaccines have been a great asset and have greatly contributed to lengthened lifespans and decreased childhood mortality rates through the past century and a half. I love vaccines, it's just that every vaccine I've ever received has been FDA-approved.

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5 minutes ago, DakotaHale said:

although I do like the Pfizer vaccine from what I've read)

Pfizer and Moderna are statistically extremely similar. I received my COVID shot in January, and my second in February (from Moderna). I worked at an assisted living facility and I am 18 years old. We went through two lockdowns and multiple deaths at the facility despite taking all precautions we could. It couldve been far worse if our management hadn't acted quickly. I wore an N95 to work as well as a second mask when going to resident rooms. I felt it was my duty to protect those that I worked with, as well as my 84 and 86 year old grandparents, and to get an opportunity to see and hug them again safely. It's truly been quite worth it. 

My aunt on my mother's side (her sister) has Addisons disease and she had COVID in October despite taking all precautions. She is a nurse. She has been on a breathing machine since October and had to go to the ER with COVID. Things are getting better, but they're not out of the clear yet. She received her COVID shot this year, and luckily tested positive for antibodies just yesterday. 

I don't want to be preachy, or even get too data driven, but just want to share why I decided to make the decision I did to maybe help you see if it's the decision you want to make in the future as well. Vaccinations are driving down infection, and the rise of variants could stall our progress. I dont want to go back to lockdowns and not being able to see family again because of a future rise of infection. I hope you consider getting vaccinated in the future. ❤️

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1 minute ago, Hestia said:

Pfizer and Moderna are statistically extremely similar. I received my COVID shot in January, and my second in February (from Moderna). I worked at an assisted living facility and I am 18 years old. We went through two lockdowns and multiple deaths at the facility despite taking all precautions we could. It couldve been far worse if our management hadn't acted quickly. I wore an N95 to work as well as a second mask when going to resident rooms. I felt it was my duty to protect those that I worked with, as well as my 84 and 86 year old grandparents, and to get an opportunity to see and hug them again safely. It's truly been quite worth it. 

My aunt on my mother's side (her sister) has Addisons disease and she had COVID in October despite taking all precautions. She is a nurse. She has been on a breathing machine since October and had to go to the ER with COVID. Things are getting better, but they're not out of the clear yet. She received her COVID shot this year, and luckily tested positive for antibodies just yesterday. 

I don't want to be preachy, or even get too data driven, but just want to share why I decided to make the decision I did to maybe help you see if it's the decision you want to make in the future as well. Vaccinations are driving down infection, and the rise of variants could stall our progress. I dont want to go back to lockdowns and not being able to see family again because of a future rise of infection. I hope you consider getting vaccinated in the future. ❤️

Based. I work in healthcare too, but not assisted living. That shit's hard, much respect. Most likely I will wait until one of the vaccines gets FDA-approved (which it seems like it's getting close) before getting it. Thanks for the input.

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People should not be coerced into making a medical decision that don't want to do (especially for something as experimental as the COVID shot). This scaremongering is getting ridiculous. Most of the most vulnerable have taken the shot, leaving those who have a very low risk. 

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On 7/5/2021 at 12:54 AM, DakotaHale said:

Based. I work in healthcare too, but not assisted living. That shit's hard, much respect. Most likely I will wait until one of the vaccines gets FDA-approved (which it seems like it's getting close) before getting it. Thanks for the input.

Wait...you work in healthcare?  I think I found the counterpoint on why you should reconsider.  You may not be at high-risk for dying from the virus, but the people around you are.  

If you need another counterpoint, I have TWO former high school classmates who were both fit, healthy young females.  Neither one had any known significant risk factors.  Both tested positive for COVID-19 nearly a year ago, and they BOTH are only just now beginning to emerge from the illness.  Both were literally bedridden for months, with devastating symptoms from the disease.

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