Opinions based upon theory, superstition, and ignorance are not very precious. Mark Twain
One of the realities of this Covid-19 pandemic is that there is a huge amount of information to which we do not have direct access. We have heard numerous theories about the virus’s origins, transmittal, and dangers. At the same time, we know that there are variants but who know how many of them there are? Will we need boosters after six months or a year or ten years?
If you are at all like me, you have little or no patience for those who refuse to take the vaccine because it is in conflict with their Constitutional (or other?) rights. To my knowledge, there is nothing in the Constitution or it’s amendments about the right to refuse something that will most likely save your life. But this is not my forum for political bluster rather than a suggestion for using common sense.
My reality is that there is absolutely nothing certain about this vaccine or any other medical phenomenon and we must accept this as our current and probably future status. Our scientists and researchers are not magicians. They can’t see into the future or make predictions based on incomplete scientific facts. This is not a bad thing – it just is.
And so, my recommendation is the same as it is for most subjects about which we simply do not have enough information. Trust your gut. If you believe that the vaccine is dangerous and you’re better off without it, help yourself. But please keep in mind that if you have the virus and infect someone else, you are using your right to decline the vaccine to infect that person. That just doesn’t seem right.
The posture for those who want to be part of the world’s community, is think of your fellow man (woman, child) at the same time that you are thinking of yourself. You are entitled to whatever opinion you have, even those based on superstition and ignorance. But you do not have the right to damage innocent people in the process. Shalom.