• WuTang @lemmy.ninja
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    10 months ago
    • strange that people forgot about H1N1 vaccine that they should rush on the first experimental shit - created 3 month after first chinese cases).
    • strange that people doesn’t get that the vaccine campaign started when the virus were not anymore as strong and the deaths were already reducing.
    • strange that people can’t read stats and demographics, why injecting our kids?!
    • strange that people doesn’t think that the lack of early support could lead to stronger illness development if not, death.

    my friend got Covid (alpha), it was pretty bad but he also got nothing as treatment, just basic painkiller and O2, nothing else. Fortunately for him, he was in his mid 40 and strong, “just” ended up with a hole in his lungs due to excessive O2.

    AND Finally, the binary vision that people against Vaxzevria and co are against vaccines is highly infuriating to me. Get you shot and leave me alone.

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      10 months ago

      So which courses did you find most impactful on that view while studying immunology? Or do you already work in bleeding-edge vaccine research?

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      10 months ago

      Strange that people think that the COVID-19 vaccine is “rushed” (it is not, the technology is 30 years old), when many other drugs were also rushed. Strange that most drugs have side effects but people only question when it is the vaccines that show it. Strange that the same people never question chemotherapy. Strange that they also don’t question the potential of addiction from painkillers and opioid-based medicines despite overprescription leading to opioid epidemic in the United States. The same people would also probably demand for antibiotics on common flu, even though antibiotics only work on bacterial infections, and not on viral ones such as the common cold, which is now resulting to concern of evolution of antibiotic-resistant diseases.

      It is though people prefer the comfort of therapeutic medicines, even if the efficacy is little or perceived, and regardless of side effects, instead of the feverish side effects that vaccines could give despite the overall benefits outweighing the risk of getting full blown sickness without taking it. It is though people are myopic, hedonistic creatures of comfort who would forgo long term safety for short term convenience.

      I really doubt we’d survive in the next 100 years.

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        10 months ago

        People (idiots) prefer therapeutic to preventative because of shitty/misattributed confirmation bias. If they get the shots and don’t get sick, it’s not because of the shots, it’s because they weren’t ever going to get sick anyway. If they get sick, take something, and get better, it’s because of whatever they took. They can’t see the vaccine helping them, so it isn’t happening, and if it isn’t happening, then it’s worthless, and if it’s worthless but someone’s trying to “make” you take it anyway, it’s cause they have an ulterior motive.

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          9 months ago

          Additionally, antivaxxers group all vaccines as if they’re all the same. “The vaccine on malaria didn’t work? The vaccine on polio must be the same”. But they would not apply the same incorrect conclusion to medicine. “Oh the immunotherapy on cancer didn’t work. I will take painkillers to ease the pain at least”. Medicines and vaccines are not all the same and this doesn’t register to many.

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      9 months ago

      Strange how you apparently never thought to ask yourself “what if I’m wrong and the entire medical field is right?”

      The lies you’re spreading kill people. This essentially makes you a murderer. Great job spreading vaccine misinformation. There’s a special place in hell for people like you.