Benefits of COVID Vaccines Outweigh Risks

Unknown COVID vaccine side effects may appear after millions immunized—but benefits outweigh risks, asserts News Week. (More, by 

“Unknown COVID Vaccine Side Effects May Appear After Millions Immunized—But Benefits Outweigh Risks.” Really? That assertion is pure speculation. The side effects are unknown. It is unknown whether they will or will not appear. Furthermore, it is unknown how severe or prevalent the side effects will be, if they do appear. Therefore, no one can estimate what the risks are and calculate whether the benefits of the vaccines will outweigh the risks they may pose. Still, educated guesses can and are being made. Nevertheless,

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COVID-19 Vaccine Side-Effects

The New York Times states in its Dec. 27, 2020 article “Coronavirus Vaccine Tracker“:

Vaccines typically require years of research and testing before reaching the clinic, but in 2020, scientists embarked on a race to produce safe and effective coronavirus vaccines in record time. Researchers are currently testing 64 vaccines in clinical trials on humans, and 19 have reached the final stages of testing. At least 85 preclinical vaccines are under active investigation in animals. (More)

Was enough testing done? Obviously,  a lot of information about COVID-19 vaccines is yet to be discovered, and 85+ vaccines provide a very large selection to choose from. Let’s hope that the information relating to the vaccines that are being rushed to market after a few months of testing is sufficient to ensure that those vaccines will truly provide more benefits than risks.

In the meantime, I will stay at home as much as possible, try to stay out of senior care centres, avoid becoming a resident in any of them, hope for the best, prepare myself to accept the worst, and hope to live long enough to see how it all will turn out.

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