The term ‘COVID-19 anti-vaxxers’ is trending. Know why?
Recently, while I was reading an article on one of the predominant terms in the news , i.e. Covid19 anti-vaxxers, the content instantly gobsmacked me. It spoke of how people are providing justifications of not getting vaccinated.
Just imagine! Comparing the risk of getting Covid19 with that of a car accident? Sounds hilarious. Isn’t it? According to some, the chances of dying in a car accident is high as compared to death due to Covid and in spite of being aware of the same, they drive their cars daily, then why to be scared of the virus? According to them, even if they get covid19, they will recover soon and will not require any protection in form of vaccines.
Second school of thought seems very assertive and overtly enthusiastic. They are the youngsters. They claim that their ‘immune system is too strong for the virus to evade it’. Even if they get infected, they will come out of the cloud, merrily. They have immense trust on their immunity than the vaccines’ mode of action. ‘Are vaccines really necessary?’
Several of them hold the opinion that ‘antibodies have already developed in their bodies on account of the first infection thereby nullifying the significance of the vaccine’.
Last but not the least, ‘the vaccines have been approved for emergency use, so no point of taking the risk of getting vaccinated when a robust immune system is present to fight against the virus’.
No, no, no.
A request to obliterate all the above non-scientific thoughts and presumptions because when it comes to diseases or infection or any biological disorders, ONLY products of science work. Nothing else does.
The latest variant is not sparing the younger population so even if they have a sturdy immune system, the best idea is to get inoculated as a part of societal responsibility. (Especially targeted at the asymptomatic individuals who carry the virus unknowingly).
Remember, let us not be a part of propagation of the virus instead be a part of the solution.
Keep in mind, any vaccine can cause side effects and some may have adverse reactions. But the chunk of affected people is negligible when compared to the total vaccinated population.
Either we do not take the vaccine and not only keep ourselves on the edge of our lives but also pose a threat to society. Or else we get vaccinated and save others from the infection.
It’s totally our call.
We all know that mass vaccination campaigns against Covid19 have commenced worldwide and vaccine effectiveness have been assessed in many trials. Few significant points which support the current vaccination drive are :
- Prevents severe breakthrough infections in most variants.
- Reduction in severity of infection (oxygen support not needed).
- Reduction of hospitalization rate by 85%.
- A drastic reduction in death rate.
For instance, in Israel, more than half of the population got inoculated with the first jab and nearly 55% with their second. After about 7 weeks of the receipt of the second dose of the vaccine, a marked decline in the new cases was observed with the increase in vaccine coverage and not implementation of lockdown. Also, it provided an effectiveness of 95% against symptomatic group.(Source- The Lancet | May 05, 2021).
The world is going in the right direction by undertaking the vaccination drive and we are soon going to see the light at the end of the tunnel, says an expert.
Say, ‘Yes’ to vaccination and motivate your vaccine-hesitant friends to take the jab.