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I don't call COVID19 shots "jabs" since that's a slang word, and not vaccine either ..." Fill in the blank, see detail.

Asked by flo (13151points) 1 month ago

I can’t think of the rest of the quote, do you have it? The “jabs ” is about some media outlets using that word by the way. It has something to do with vaccine prevents people from catching the disease, period, not just keep you from dying or needing hospitalisation. So what is the rest of the quote?

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stanleybmanly's avatar

British slang applied to shots in general.

BeeePollen's avatar

Ooh, good question. I think vaccine might still be appropriate since many vaccines are not 100% effective, even at preventing you from contracting the disease? For example, the wikipedia article about the smallpox vaccine says that it “successful immunogenicity in about 95% of vaccinated persons.”

Not sure though.

elbanditoroso's avatar

injections. shots.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Covid-19 shots.

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rebbel's avatar

The answer is in your question (title).
You call them shots.

kneesox's avatar

@flo, I thought you were asking people to help you find a quote someone said about vaccines and “jabs”. Did I read your details right?

Incoherency_'s avatar

…I call them socialist big-government nanobot tracking injections! ;-0

janbb's avatar

@kneesox That’s what I thought too but the question isn’t very clear.

gondwanalon's avatar

Fauci ouchi.

flo's avatar

The terms “innoculations” “injections” are not specific to preventative ones, are they?

By the way in my detail, please read “catching the virus” not “catching the disease”.

flo's avatar

By the way you can give the person who said that quote and also the accurate word.

flo's avatar

During the first few days of the news “We have a vaccine” were they saying that 65% or so not ninety percent, whether it’s Pfizer or Moderna?

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