Confusion reigns

Every day, we’re hearing about how we should all get vaccinated against the Rona. ( I figured that we’ve been aquainted for long enough that I can call it the Rona now) I’m not convinced that these vaccines are actually all that safe, I keep thinking back to something called “thalidomide,” and how it was marketed as totally safe and a wonder drug for pregnant women. It caused children to be born with shortened limbs – when I was a kid and we were absolutely politically incorrect, they were known as “flipper babies.” It was never sold in the US but was given out as samples.

Maybe it’s not a good analogy, at least that’s what the MSM is telling me, but thalidomide was also rushed onto the market without adequate testing and the results were not great.

All of that aside, yesterday I read a long article that detailed “What can you do after being vaccinated?” Well, from that article, seems like you won’t be able to do anything you can’t do now. It warned that you can’t eat in a restaurant, you shouldn’t gather with friends, you still need to wear a mask and socially distance (umm, can we say “physically” because we’re already socially distant, dammit) and you have to wash your hands every time you touch any surface at all. Sooooooooooooooo…………this is where I get confused.

I’m supposed to allow someone to put something into my body that isn’t going to change a damned thing? I might still get the Rona? I’m totally shaking my head and wondering if I’m living in the Twilight Zone.

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16 Responses to Confusion reigns

  1. I will not be having an mRNA vaccine, ever. I’m guessing we’ve seen/read some of the same things. Did you read that we may need this vaccine 2-5 times per year? Yes that’s what I read. I think I’ll take a chance and go without. My immune system is already touchy so I surely don’t think I should do anything to irritate it.
    The side effect that I’m feeling from this year of medical disinformation is a lack of trust in medical professionals. And this makes me angry.

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    • I didn’t see that! I’m taking my chances as well. I’m really wondering what we’re going to be seeing a year from now

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      • I saw a rather unpleasant piece written on Twitter by an RN saying that there could be some bad reactions when vaccinated people are exposed again (hence the masks & social distancing). Their immune system could attack their own body as it attacks the newly exposed to virus. My immediate reaction to that was to realize my own immune system has attacked my body already so I’ll be sure to pass until I know it won’t happen again.

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      • I deleted my Twitter account when they banned the President. I know I tend to be a conspiracy theorist but that sounds like a way to separate people even more

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  2. We’re getting shot #2 of Pfizer on Friday. No concerns. Over my many years I have been injected by so many people for so many exotic diseases in so many strange parts of the world that I welcome the dare. If this is the one that gets me, fair enough. Interestingly, thalidomide made a comeback and is a common and accepted therapy for certain MS and other conditions. Bad start, though.

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  3. Bitey Dog says:

    I hadn’t heard about the possible boosters. I guess they want to try to scare people for as long as possible.

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  4. There has never been a vaccine that is a cure. All a vaccine does is help your body prepare for an attack of an illness by starting the process of building antibodies against it. That is true of the flu shot, and all of the vaccines you got as a kid (mumps, measles, etc.). Think of it this way: putting snow tires on your car doesn’t mean you will never slide or get stuck in/on snow, it merely adds traction for you if and when those things happen.

    I’m on the fence about the vaccine. Part of me feels I should get it, but only because I want to be ‘part of the solution’. Another part of me is very trepid because I always had bad reactions to intramuscular injections. Yet another part of me, while trusting science, is concerned about long-term effects of the vaccine, which can’t be known yet.

    On the other hand, I’m at an age where either the vaccine or the virus could kill me and I could still say I had a life well lived. I don’t know what I’ll do, but I’m in no hurry to get the vaccine.

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  5. ReginaMary says:

    I totally understand your frustration. It is hard when so much emphasis is placed on FDA approval on some things, and in this case, the approval is not that necessary. Here at school, once you are vaccinated, if you are a close contact to someone who tested positive, you no longer have to quarantine. That doesn’t really make sense to me, but not much of this whole thing does.

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