Comparison with flu is not really valid, most people who say I had flu in fact had a heavy cold. Had flu once it put me in bed for six days getting to the toilet was as much as I could manage. I would not want to
be thatt ill again if offered I would take the flu jab. Covid to all accounts can be far worse than flue.
Well, I felt a bit ‘rough’ for a few hours through the night and my jabbed arm is now feeling a bit sore.
I imagine this is costing a lot of money to do? There were a lot of ‘volunteer t-shirts’ about but I imagine that all the security people will need paying. Probably still cheaper than the alternative, though.
I quite enjoyed the first lockdown. I had to go to work (pretty much work on my own) and did a bit of family caring and shopping and I quite liked the lack of people out and about. The roads seem back to normal now (took me 40 mins to drive the 11 miles to the vaccination centre).
I wonder if the lesson of washing hands will stick? Maybe it will now be ‘safe’ to eat peanuts out of the bowl on the bar.
O AZ. 1 day of being a bit meh, which I did not realise until it had gone. Followed by two days of nausea.
2nd date booked in May.
Definitely don't doubt Dawn - not if you value your life
I kind of wish I was older, as I'm keen to get a jab and hopefully (along with everyone else) get back to life. I'm old enough for cheap insurance, but not for the jab yet.
Any individuals choice to accept vaccination of any sort can be divided into two parts, the selfish and the altruistic and the decision to have it will be a mix of these for any one person. It seems to me likely that since there is a greater death/severe illness rate the older one gets there will be a greater proportion of perceived benefit to the older individual. Whereas for younger people (quite apart from the belief in immortality in the younger male) it is a more altruistic act. This is complicated here by the unknown as yet, extent to which vaccination of younger individuals will block transmission and hence supporting the attitude that says I won't have it because I'll probably be alright anyway and it might not stop the pandemic anyway.
The situation in the UK is further complicated morally by the existence of the NHS so that anyone ill will get treated to the same extent as a similar aged/risk individual who has not been vaccinated, at a cost to all. It would not surprise me in the near future to see Health Insurance in the US refusing to cover Covid health care unless the individual is vaccinated or at least charging a higher premium. I know I would if I was an insurance company! This is why successive governments have sponsored various health initiatives such as obesity and smoking but with nothing in the way of legal coercion and some taxation reverse incentives (tobacco sugar etc), some of the few legal health care initiatives have been in the realm of motor accidents (seat belts and helmets) and these are firmly in the selfish camp, altruistic advantage here being limited to saving of collective spending on health and social care.
So I think I would say that for a young person having a vaccination is a largely altruistic act, unless travel requirements will prevent a desired end for the individual. I do think this is a way like banning football hooligans from travel to foreign away games that will come into play and our government should be leading this internationally. In many ways we should be paying for our NHS, and our freedom from government coercion with a willingness to accept vaccination for the greater good. There seems little individual disadvantage to vaccination beyond a couple of days feeling meh! Unless you believe Bill Gates wants to keep track of you!
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