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We are in the middle of another COVID spike in Texas, in much of the rest of the country and the world. In Texas new infections are up by 300 to 400%.
Fear-mongering comes in the news in the form of Greek letters these days, but the fear-mongering has a kernel of truth to it. Unvaccinated people are at increased risk of getting infected; as an adult, if you get infected you have a 10% chance of getting severe disease. Leaving aside the chance of death, if you get severe disease you have a 30% chance of having long-term problems, like dementia, which in popular accounts is described as “brain fog”. And the brain fog for those who get it is not going away.
So, according to the Wall Street Journal, if you’re not vaccinated your chance of getting long-term problems or dying from COVID is 25 times greater than for those who are vaccinated. Yes, the vaccines are incredibly effective and safe, better than most vaccines we’ve had before. And they are still effective even against the Delta variant of COVID. Pray to God that no resistant strains of the virus ever emerge, but the longer this pandemic drags on the more likely it is that resistant strains will emerge. And this pandemic is going to keep going as long as people don’t get immunity, either through catching the disease or through vaccination.
Here in Podunkville, Texas, you can walk into any Big Box Drug Store and get jabbed, usually for free. There’s a huge amount of evidence now that the vaccines are safe long-term. If that’s not good enough for you then every single one of the medications and vaccines that we’ve ever used are not good enough for you.
Get vaccinated, my people.Published in