View Poll Results: How Soon Will You Get a Booster?

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  • As soon as public health officials OK it for me

    13 81.25%
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    How Soon Will You Get a Booster?

    Altruism anyone?

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    Why wouldn’t I get a booster shot the minute it’s approved and available?

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    Probably in the next week or so as my agency issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    Why wouldn’t I get a booster shot the minute it’s approved and available?
    The World Health Organization is saying to wait until everyone worldwide has access to an initial vaccine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yppej View Post
    The World Health Organization is saying to wait until everyone worldwide has access to an initial vaccine.
    People are starving in Africa today, but the peach sitting on my counter isn't going to help them. So I'm going to eat it tonight, cut up and served over ice cream

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    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    People are starving in Africa today, but the peach sitting on my counter isn't going to help them. So I'm going to eat it tonight, cut up and served over ice cream
    Poor analogy. Vaccines can be and have been sent to other countries without rotting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yppej View Post
    Poor analogy. Vaccines can be and have been sent to other countries without rotting.
    My vaccine is already sitting on a shelf at the station. I'm curious, logistics-wise, how it would get sent to some other nation and put into the arm of someone who needed it?

    I'm also curious how to get it into the arms of the local anti-vaxxers, that's another problem.

    But I'm certainly not going to decline it when our medical director says "you need to get it now", which will be quite shortly, as my initial cycle was in January.

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    *IF* vaccines start to lose their effectiveness against hospitalizations and death (they are declining against disease) we should refuse to get booster because: well guess it's my time to go to the hospital with this thing now?

    Since you don't think the disease is serious anyway, what can your altruism even mean? I mean you don't even see getting covid as a problem right, so what exactly are you sacrificing in your mind? The ability to remain maskless? A sick day?
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    I'll get one when it's available. Being a martyr is not my thing.
    "Things should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler." ~ Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by ApatheticNoMore View Post
    IF vaccines start to lose their effectiveness against hospitalizations and death (they are declining against disease) we should refuse to get booster because: well guess it's my time to go to the hospital with this thing now?
    Let's say a vaccine loses 10% of its effectiveness over the course of a year.

    If you have a billion doses you can

    1) Give boosters to everyone in First World countries increasing their effectiveness from 85% to 95% and leave 1 billion people elsewhere unvaccinated with 0% protection

    Or

    2) Leave the First World people 85% protected and give 1 billion doses to other people giving them 95% protection

    Given that our government refuses to stop international travel, which scenario do you think will better protect you against current and future variants, including ones current vaccines may be 0% effective against?

    Delta originated in India, other variants in Brazil and South Africa.
    Last edited by Yppej; 8-17-21 at 10:51pm. Reason: Fix typos

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