After all the effort that vast numbers of creative and diligent minds have put into it,
Do you think I’ll hesitate about taking it?
Not at all.
Can something go wrong and I’ll end up with as yet unknown adverse effects?
I’ll take my chances.
Because I trust in science.
That same science that was skeptical when talk of Hydroxycloroquine was rampant and then, after subjecting it to rigorous studies, proved it was not useful.
That same science that was at first uncertain of the value of masks but then, after studies, fully endorsed it.
Science, yes, physics, mathematics, engineering, biology, medicine, astronomy etc., which lengthen and enrich my life.
You and me, have today the chance of living longer because of science,
You and me, are less likely to die of heart disease, of cancer, because of science,
so why shouldn’t I believe that this grand effort to produce a vaccine – with unprecedented speed – will spare me the possibility of catching the infection and, if unlucky enough, succumbing to it?
Some people will not be able to take the vaccine because their immune systems are compromised, so when I take mine I lessen the chance that they will catch the virus.
You are entitled to refuse it, but in doing so, you are adding to the problem not lessening it.
To the skeptical, no, the government is not trying to injure you but to help you.
Billions of dollars have gone into creating the vaccine, and billions more will go into producing massive numbers, storing and distributing it, training personnel to administer it, so why not step up and do our part?
So, yes, I will run, not walk, to get my vaccine,
and I hope you do, too.
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