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Fri Aug 13, 2021, 11:17 PM

Myths vs. Facts about the vaccine.

I decided to "do my own research" about the vaccine and I found this article debunking a lot of the myths. I thought it might be good to share so people can show it to others who are hesitating about getting a vaccine.

https://www.bu.edu/articles/2021/myths-vs-facts-covid-19-vaccine/


Among the many reasons COVID-19 vaccination rates in the United States peaked earlier than experts hoped—then, rather than crescendoing into the summer months, began trending downward—are myths that took hold among the unvaccinated and solidified as their reasons not to get the shots. The vaccine will make women sterile; the vaccines are too new; the shots have a microchip in them; the vaccine itself will give me COVID; I’m immune because I had COVID; breakthrough cases prove vaccines are useless.

There are more. And none of them are true.



I think my favorite one is the microchip. Hello? Do you have a phone? What about a social security number? You're able to be tracked. Nobody needs to put a microchip in you.

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Response to Cinnamonspice (Original post)

Sat Aug 14, 2021, 12:30 AM

1. An older (mid 80s) gentleman I see at local meetings said his granddaughters won't get the vaccine

In case they want to have children someday.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 14, 2021, 03:57 AM

2. My nephew's fiance as well. I sent her this....

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But it did not change her mind...
https://www.factcheck.org/2021/02/scicheck-no-evidence-vaccines-impact-fertility/

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Response to lamp_shade (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 14, 2021, 04:07 AM

3. That's only ONE of the craziest things I've ever heard about this vaccine - which saves lives!

Who ever came up with this nonsense and why does anyone believe it?? And a friend of this guy said he wasn't getting the vaccine because he refused "to be a guinea pig." All of our lives we've gotten vaccines. I even remember getting a couple of them right in school, but I was a kid so I can't say what they were. But we know that they prevent disease. What's so different about this one? Don't kids have to get vaccines before they can attend school? A few years back, a friend of mine returned to college and she had to get the MMR vaccine before she was allowed to attend classes. This is not a new idea.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 14, 2021, 05:14 AM

5. You have no shortage of people who no-shit believe in lizard people

On one hand it’s a bit funny to point out how ridiculously moronic this kind of shit is. On the other you have someone who murdered their children over it. The worst and most destructive pandemic we are facing is the propagation of ignorant alternative realities.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 14, 2021, 05:27 AM

7. This

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 14, 2021, 05:44 AM

9. This guy is normally pretty smart and sensible, but he's off the wall about the vaccine.

The subject originally came up when I was able to get vaccinated and I was so grateful and relieved that I told people. And this gentleman in his 80s said he wasn't getting vaccinated since his daughter - who is a nurse! - isn't getting the vaccine and he gets his medical advice from her.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 14, 2021, 05:15 AM

6. Maybe things will change when FDA approval changes from "emergency"

I'm not really counting on it. The hard-liners will find another excuse... like "they're all liars".

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Response to lamp_shade (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 14, 2021, 05:38 AM

8. I agree, it's gone too far. They've already made up their minds and will no doubt view approval

As suspicious. Even though that's happened countless times over the years.

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Response to lamp_shade (Reply #6)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 10:38 PM

11. If it gets approved too fast, a lot of people still won't buy it.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 10:37 PM

10. I keep telling people there were already guinea pigs.

They volunteered for trials. Not to mention they've been studying this for almost twenty years. They didn't just come out with the vaccine. It was already being studied.

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Response to Cinnamonspice (Reply #10)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 10:40 PM

12. Thank you! That's what I say, too!

It's not like they came up with these vaccines overnight, they've been studied for years - since both the AIDS and the SARS crisis. And yes, there were also trials before offering the current vaccines to the public. *sigh*

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Response to Cinnamonspice (Original post)

Sat Aug 14, 2021, 05:09 AM

4. Makes you wonder how many (former?) Mercola fans on DU are still promoting these myths

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