david63 wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:04 am
I think that the point about any vaccine, as with all other medication, is that there are side affects and the issue is about recognising and being aware of them - and some side affects may not become apparent for some time.
Whilst most side affects are known there will always be the "exception" where something totally unexpected happens and there is nothing that can be done about that.
It is all a question of what is the greater risk - not being vaccinated/taking medication and suffering the, sometimes fatal, consequence's or being vaccinated/take medication and running a very small risk of adverse side affects and I know which I would go for.
At the end of the day there is no right or wrong answer and everybody needs to make their own decision - preferably without undue pressure/influence from others.
This is why I'm going to wait a while before I get the vaccine if one does show promise. Though, I'm hoping China's government kills off their military though with their "vaccine."
They need a boot in their ass as far as I'm concered. Not by virtue of war which would just end in nuclear annihilation, but by a thousand paper cuts with the MADE IN THE USA, BUY IN THE USA approach. I also think our debt with the Bank Of China should be null and void. But as of right now we have to tread carefully since they have us by the balls in terms of vital product importance like pharmaceuticals. And I already stated in this very topic early on how we need to stop depending on China or any other country for pharmaceuticals and make that crap here from a national security and economic stand point. It simply must be done. No two if's and's or but's about it. To the credit of a few congressional representatives, legislation has been introduced to do just that.
Now I here BS talk about how we should have pharmaceuticals made in India. NO! This is still a national security and economic issue whether we (the U.S.) is more of a friend to India or not. We just can not allow another country to hold a gun to our proverbial head about medication. China was a friend of ours just some 80 years ago during WWII. One day India could be an enemy of ours. It just makes good common sense to manufacture your stuff here especially if it's of vital importance, and then create a level trading field with imports and exports. I mean for God sakes. I learned way back in 7th grade world history that when a civilization has a lopsided trading system, those civilizations tended to fail. And I know China has been a major trading country since the Chinese Junk ship, spice trade, and silk road. They know the Biz well.
I yield back the balance of my time.