I refuse to take the vaccine

This is absurd. Give it to people in the "high-risk" groups and that's it. Whoever wants to vaccinate themselves (part of the remaining 90% of the population) should have access to it. Everyone else who doesn't intend on getting the shot should not be obliged, pressured or mandated to take this thing.

Are people blind? Do they know what the mortality rates for people younger than 80 is? Do they have any idea how diseases and transmission work? If the overwhelming majority of people who die from a virus are protected from it (+80 yo and other groups), the rest of the population can catch it, just like the normal flu!

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Mar 17, 2021 - 7:28pm


but they dont matter, you racist trump supporter

only daddy biden and mommy kamela give thoughts

  • Analyst 1 in IB - ECM
Mar 17, 2021 - 7:30pm

What's even funnier about this whole situation is that if you criticize the state of affairs you're either extreme left or extreme right depending on the gov in power.

Eg UK you're leftwing, USA you're rightwing, Spain, Italy and France same as US, and so on.

Mar 17, 2021 - 7:30pm

Analyst 1 in IB - ECM

Are people blind? Do they know what the mortality rates for people younger than 80 is? Do they have any idea how diseases and transmission work?

"COVID-19 is not just hazardous for elderly people, it is extremely dangerous for people in their mid-fifties, sixties and seventies," says Andrew Levin, an economist at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, who has estimated that getting COVID-19 is more than 50 times more likely to be fatal for a 60-year-old than is driving a car."


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  • Intern in AM - Equities
Mar 17, 2021 - 7:30pm

crazy how so much madness was caused by a guy who chose to eat a bat over the 1000s of resturant/fastfood options out there

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Mar 17, 2021 - 7:31pm

You mean the Chinese government purposefully spreading a virus. H5N1 didnt turn into batshit crazy government control of our lives due to the lack of social, total mass media.

No one questions how it "got out" of the research facility, how a vaccine such as AstraZeneca which supposedly went through "very rigid, super reliable processes" is taken out of vaccination programmes a couple of months after its approval, how, even though only a tiny minority of the population is affected by the virus, we all must suffer due to this.

Mar 17, 2021 - 7:31pm

I'm a healthy 22 yo and continue to have significant breathing issues a year after getting it (although getting much better recently). For example, I didn't think I had it but was waking up in the middle of the night because I couldn't breathe. That wasn't very fun. I thought it was because my tonsils were too large and got my tonsils out. Nope. 

But what's worse was the fatigue. It's kind of scary because it feels like you just had a massive workout and are super wasted. And my fatigue isn't that bad, it's just scary knowing it could be worse and I really don't want to push it

I bet a lot of people's reactions are genetic but you really don't want to risk it

Mar 17, 2021 - 7:31pm

Ayther, I understand your point. I'd say the issue here is this opens up a precedent. Who's to say some other random disease which affects mainly 99% people over 80 years of age isn't going to force another universal vaccination programme and some other bullshit lockdown?

For me it's plain and simple: don't need the vaccine, don't take it. Need the vaccine, take it. There is NO REASON why people below 50'years of age should take this shit. "Oh they might infect others" YES, they will, but who fkn cares when those at risk are people who are freaking vaccinated!!

Mar 17, 2021 - 7:31pm

From a practical standpoint, I could potentially understand refusal if the vaccine was on your own dime...but it's free. Why not take it since it's free? It will also likely make life much easier in the coming years when vaccine certifications come into play for international travel and daily life. There doesn't seem to be any disadvantage or cost to taking it.

  • Intern in Consulting
Mar 17, 2021 - 7:31pm

My thought process is why should I take it when I'm a perfectly healthy 21 year old male? No one knows the long-term effects of the vaccine (because there isn't any research yet) and frankly big pharma may have their own agendas in terms of revenue creation. I'm not saying that's their only goal, but I'm sure the government is just happy to put out whatever vaccine they think works as soon as possible to not have pandamonium. 

If they don't let people who haven't received the vaccine travel that would be an interesting predicament. Why would a young, healthy individual not be allowed to travel without a vaccine, especially with the mortality rate being so low? Just my two cents and things I'm thinking about.

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