The Top Five Reasons I'm Not Getting Vaccinated
Just to name a few...
I figured it was time for a list of the top five reasons I do not intend to get vaccinated for COVID.
(1) It is a waste of my time
I am a healthy dude in his early thirties. My odds of dying from any strain of COVID are low. This is also why I do not get the flu vaccine. There’s simply no compelling reason for me to spend a second of my time doing so.
(2) The science just doesn’t favor it
The vaccines being deployed don’t even secure you against infection. You can still spread it, suffer from it, or die from it. Bureaucrats have an ever-changing assortment of regulations they want you to follow, even if you’re vaccinated. Again, why would I bother? What benefit does it bring me, other than a decrease in the chance of being infected by a disease extraordinarily unlikely to even cause symptoms in someone of my age and health?
(3) I do not care about the anti-scientific fee fees of the Faucists
COVID is, for most purposes, little different from influenza, except for those who are already ill, very obese, or elderly. If I go out when running a fever and coughing, whether I have flu or COVID, I could get your grandma sick and she could die. I could sneeze near someone with a compromised immune system, and they might get sick- my answer to this is just to avoid going into public when sick. I don’t care why I am sick- why would I want to go to the store running a fever anyways? I’m not likely to infect anyone if I stay home, and if I am not symptomatic for a disease, I am not likely to infect anyone, either. Faucists would have me believe this is selfish; I’ll just stay home if I feel ill… your grandma is perfectly safe.
(4) I don’t care if I die of the Coof
Someday, I will be in the ground. Whether this happens because of a virus engineered in a Chinese laboratory or because I have a massive stroke walking down the street, fall into a canal, and drown, is immaterial. I am not going to spend my life in crippling paranoia, avoiding doing what I want to do. Faucists seem intent upon spreading fear and paranoia- both of the unvaccinated, and of COVID itself. Lurid tales of penises shrinking due to COVID and all assorted nonsense are fear-porn bullcrap and I refuse to acknowledge them as anything but tabloid trash.
(5) Sheer liberty-loving principle
Society is being hazarded by a COVID response that is making the liberal, enlightened world more and more like China- the nation actually responsible for the current pandemic. It would be better to embargo China than to rant at people like me about the need to get a vaccine not yet even approved by mainstream medical bureaus.
Hi. I'm grandma. Here are my reasons for not getting the vaccine: 1. Perspective gained from observing years of relative effectiveness of gov/med vaccine initiatives (including the swine flu disaster during Gerald Ford's administration). 2. IMO one's immune system is better served by consistent exposure to a wide variety of pathogens -- better to garden barefoot than to depend on a narrowly-focused, lab-produced inoculations built from last season's flu variants. 3. Flu variants constantly mutate. How many inoculations per season would be considered reasonable? 4. Western medicine consistently underrates the roles of nutrition and working up a sweat with physical activity. 5. Appeal to authority is a poor argument.
On point as usual Styx. Appreciate your thoughts.