The vaccination conversation continues....
On Tuesday on Newstalk KIT's The Morning News, we had a conversation with a gentleman who was "fully vaccinated" who several months later got the virus and was pretty sick. Not hospitalized, but quite ill. We posted his interview HERE and we got a few reactions, among them some from the NoVax folks which is great because we want eveyone to feel they are welcome to read and share their experiences here.
What's The Process?
Not every reader understands the limits we have with the amount of information we can include in each article, and some readers have a ton of information of their own they want to share, that may or may not contradict what we report. That's cool too. There is always a method to the maddness when we post, we hope to make the purpose clear and most times I think we do. Some "vigorous" respondents are driven more by their own passions than anything we say!
Quick example- On the subject of Vaccines- My opinion is that it should be up to each individual to do what's right for them...AND...try not to judge those who see it differently.
Why this one this way?
In the article referenced, we shared one man's experience with a breakthrough case of COVID. Why post it? We all gripe about how the "health/science/protocol" information has changed over the course of the pandemic, yet authoritarian leaders cling to each "science based directive" as though it's ironclad. *** Why not a little lighter touch Governor Inslee & others, with something so new and fluid? ****
Anyway, all the breakthrough cases make it clear the vaccine isn't the impenetrable barrier that blocks COVID ...BUT... it's still shown to make individual COVID cases much less severe...so we posted a pro-vax story in that context and got this in reaction on Facebook:
One Kind Of Reaction
"I heard nothing about ivermectin or hydroxycloroquine. Why are these not being used? Along with zinc, D3, C, quercetin, and good nutrition. Distilled water and an alkaline diet as well. You guys claim to be news men and yet you are slacking. Let me help you with your knowledge gap." (these kind of statements are always so "inspiring")
Dr. Vladimir Zelenko, Dr. Thomas Cowan, Dr. Sebi, Dr. Rashid Buttar, #INFOWARS,Del Bigtree and Highwire, Robert F. Kennedy Jr, Dr. Richard Fleming and the Fleming Method, Darkhorse Podcast, and most importantly *Banned.video* These so call vaccines will lower your immune system and make antibody dependent enhancement necessary." Ok.
The point being that the author of the Facebook response clearly has a different opinion than the breakthrough Covid case guy who truly believes the vaccine saved him. Thats his story, consider and react accordingly. FYI - KIT on-air hosts say getting the vaccine should be your choice. Dave got the shots, Lance did not.
In summary, each article is not meant to be the last word on every subject and we try to present varying perspectives without endorsing them all. We report - you decide. So...
CDC Says Allergies Are Of No Concern
Along those lines of "should I or Shouldn't I" get the shot, United Press International is reporting on research about allergic reactions to the vaccines. If you were interested in the shots but concerned about allergies, this information is for you.
A study published Tuesday by JAMA Network Open
found, Allergic reactions to the COVID-19 vaccine are rare, even among recipients with a history of complications in response to inoculations, medications and other irritants..
.Researchers found that 98 percent of people considered “highly allergic” had “no immediate” reaction after getting the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, fewer than two percent had “minor allergic responses,” and fewer than one percent experienced anaphylaxis.
And In The End, It's Still Your Call
The conclusion reached by researchers is that as many as 40% of all of us have an allergy of some kind which may keep us from getting immunizations in general. Scientists say the threat of the virus is serious enough to push past that allergy concerns and there is data to support that decision.... just 29 of 4.8 million vaccine recipients early on developed a severe allergic reaction to the shots according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
So the CDC is saying don't let fear of an allergic reaction be the reason you don't get the shots. Again, for now, the choice is yours.
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