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When a vaccine for coronavirus is made available would you take it?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (21603points) May 18th, 2020

Should it be mandatory? Would you take it? Should or would it be free?

What do anti-vaxers think about it?

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janbb's avatar

I would be delighted to take it.

canidmajor's avatar

I would take it.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

I’ll be in line!

I remember polio shots in grammar school, Carol pased out right in front of me, in the auditorium where the shots were given. Had to give her “smelling salts” !

chyna's avatar

I’ll take it.

Jeruba's avatar

@Tropical_Willie, I remember them too. I was determined not to be “like a girl,” so I toughed it out. Wasn’t too bad. Some kids cried. My school in Massachusetts was part of a blind field test, so some of us got the vaccine and some got “water.”

I always get my flu shots, shingles shots, and anything else they want to immunize me for. I remember having measles, mumps, and chicken pox, all three, as a kid and am very glad they’re no longer such a threat, except to people who are getting wrong information.

I’ve had regular allergy shots for the past 20+ years. They changed my life. I’m a believer.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

If it meets all it’s safety protocols then yes I would.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I don’t get any vaccines.

Brian1946's avatar

I would after it was publicly tested, and then proven to be safe.

ucme's avatar

How I see this thread

take IT

Me, nah I’m good thanks!

nightwolf5's avatar

Yes, even with as much as I hate needles. Anything to not get it and get back to the old normal.

Jeruba's avatar

@nightwolf5, we won’t be getting back to the old normal. It’s gone. The lives we had three months ago, they’re gone.

nightwolf5's avatar

Sorry, but I do believe things will get better in time. Have to just think positive. This can’t stay around forever.

zenvelo's avatar

Yes, I would get the shot. And I would hope that like the flu shot, it also fends off variant corona viruses the way the flu shot helps against various flu strains.

kritiper's avatar

Yes, just like I get a flu shot every year.

Jeruba's avatar

@nightwolf5, I didn’t say things wouldn’t get better. I said they’re not going back to the way they were. That was a one-way door.

jca2's avatar

I was told by my doctor not to take vaccines, so no.

KNOWITALL's avatar

Reluctantly, but yes. I’m a sucker for the ‘greater good’ schtick.

nightwolf5's avatar

@Jeruba We don’t know that for sure. I believe they just might, given time.

Inspired_2write's avatar

No I wouldn’t as it would take years to realize its effects on people.

I have never had a flu shot as my health is good enough to fend off all my life.

I had only had the flu once and it was slight.

Eat healthy and exercise etc and your body will take care of itself.

Fill your body with unhealthy foods, drugs,practices and you get what you created.

Living a healthy lifestyle can help prevent chronic diseases and long-term illnesses.

gorillapaws's avatar

Of course. It would be the right thing to do.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

@jca2…why did your doc say not to take it?
I don’t know if I would.

jca2's avatar

@Dutchess_lll: I had Guillain Barre Syndrome 12 years ago, which is an autoimmune disease. There was an outbreak of Guillain Barre in the 1970’s (it’s a rare disease so an outbreak is even more rare) and it was found that the outbreak was triggered by the preservative in the Swine Flu vaccine. So the neurologist told me no more vaccines.

Guillain Barre is like Multiple Sclerosis, where you can’t walk or stand, and some people die from it. I spent a month in the hospital.

Demosthenes's avatar

Only if the politician I support endorses it. :)

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Demosthenes – Now that’s funny. :D

jca2's avatar

@Patty_Melt: I don’t understand.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

I will take it once the actual safety profile has been well established and I can see the data.

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Patty_Melt's avatar

I think it would be funny if it turns out that hydroxychloraquine is the best choice, so they call it by another name because people don’t want to trust our President on that.
The thing is, they keep calling it a virus, but I don’t trust that. Since when do viruses behave differently in men from women, children from adults, elderly from youth?
A weak person of thirty is affected about the same as a strong person of thirty, but a strong elderly person is different from both. This is behaving more like a poison, actually, not even that. It seems to act more with DNA than anything else.
To get a vaccine is a hopeful thought. Vaccines of a variety would have to be developed.
I think we are in search of an anti toxin.
Remember when that conspiracy theory circulated about a panel of millionaires brainstorming ways to cut world population?
True or not, I see that coming back soon.
Wasn’t Oprah supposed to be one of them?

Tropical_Willie's avatar

@Patty_Melt What are you smoking tonight ? ? All the studies are wrong ‘cause you say so!

It has been repeatedly shown to do more harm than good !! Several countries have banned its use for COVID-19.

Trump call you personally and tell you to buy Sanofi. You know the the company one of his high dollar donator retired from as a high level Exec! That he was talking to morning he declared CDC should look into hydroxychloraquine

SQUEEKY2's avatar

Trump pushing that drug has nothing to do with it,good grief @Patty_Melt you and @yellowdog changing prescriptions or something?
A frontline DOCTOR said he would LOVE to have the drug to give to Patients if it was proven, but it isn’t but because TRumps says it’s a wonder drug that is good enough for you and yellowdog?
That is truly scary when you will take the word of an ego maniac reality tv show host over a medical professional.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Hydroxychloraquine is used for malaria @Patty_Melt.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

Also been proven to help rimitoid arthritis @Dutchess_lll , it just isn’t proven for Covid 19.

Patty_Melt's avatar

It hasn’t been proven yet, but it hasn’t been disproven either. It has the potential to be dangerous, if poorly prescribed.
It is also used for Lupus, which I have already pointed out in another thread was the original reason it was considered. It was noticed that positive cases were found in much lower numbers of people who have lupus, and those who did get it had less severe symptoms. That was how it started, not Trump. Trump got hopeful about it because doctors were excited and hopeful.
Any drug can be dangerous if badly prescribed. They are running into the same issue with other drugs. The virus (if that is even what it is) is not consistent in symptoms, or treatments.

You can roll your eyes and call me names all you want, but I know what I’m talking about.

Patty_Melt's avatar

@willie, put this in your pipe and smoke it.

canidmajor's avatar

@Patty_Melt Why would you question whether or not it’s a virus?
A whole bunch of extremely well educated and experienced folks, with a whole lot of specialized training and really fancy equipment, from a whole slew of countries all over the world, have determined that it’s a virus.

What on earth qualifies you to question that?

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Thanks Doctor but @Patty_Melt wants to beat me up, ‘cause “I might be not be RIGHTY”.

Her source is not for infectious diseases.

Patty_Melt's avatar

I question a lot of things, and good thing that I do, or I would be dead now.
Also, they don’t all agree, on various things.
Initially, they all accepted China’s assurance that it could not be transferred person to person.
Study findings vary according to which company, agency, or billionaire they want to schmooze.
If you don’t have any questions, fine, stand in whatever line they tell you to. I’m still waiting for a source to compel me to feel they know what they are doing.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Patty_Melt -“I question a lot of things, and good thing that I do, or I would be dead now.”-I hear ya. Good on you.

canidmajor's avatar

Oh, ffs, @Patty_Melt, you act like “questioning things” is some absolute that will negate scientific findings from a huge number of research sources. “Study findings” are not differing as to the cause of the pandemic. Virus, not toxin.
What is your background in human pathology that leads to you make such a statement?

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