After, well – over, a year, of experiencing, one of the worst, most – horrific, pandemics, in recent memory/ history, wouldn’t we be, far – better – off, when/ if, people, sought to do, what was, in the best – interests, of better, public health, rather than clinging to, one of the many, disputed, disproven, conspiracy theories, which go – around? We witnessed, an example, of what, appeared to be, either, selfish, foolish, or political reasons, some refused to wear a mask, when, there was a risk, to some (if, not, merely, themselves), of spreading the infection, virus, etc. Nearly, all public health experts, state, achieving close to herd immunity (which requires, about 80% to be vaccinated/ previously infected/ immune, etc), yet, many of those, who complained about mandated restrictions, etc, won’t willingly, take a vaccination! There have been many of these types of so – called, conspiracy – related theories, articulated, and, with that in mind, this article will attempt to, briefly, consider, examine, review, and discuss, and fact – check, 5 examples.
1. There’s a chip – implanted, when we vaccinate: Ladies, and gentlemen, there is not, any chip, tracking device, etc, implanted, when we get a vaccine! There are published, scientific/ chemical evaluations, available, which directly, dispute these claims! Although, there may be, some side – effects, to a small number of people, all you need to do, is, listen, to any pharmaceutical advertisement, and, you will hear, a significant portion, of the time, devoted to potential side – effects!
2. Yes, it was tested on people: One conspiracy – related, theory, states, because, it isn’t safe, there was no testing on humans, but, rather, only on other animals. Nothing, could be, further, from the truth, and, each vaccine, before their results, could be reviewed, and evaluated, by the Council for Disease Control (CDC), Federal Drug Administration (FDA), needed to be administered, to tens of thousands, of people! The results showed, these, were, both, safe, and extremely effective!
3. Claims they aren’t safe: Public health experts state, these doses, are, both, safe and effective, after reviewing, a significant amount of cases, administered, during the testing period! When, one compares, the risks, to the potential rewards, as well, as the results, previously, in terms of cases/ infections, and deaths/ fatalities, doesn’t it make sense, to cooperate?
4. Understanding herd immunity: Although, the previous President, referred to, herd immunity, and quality treatments, many of his core supporters, continue, to resist, and prefer unproven claims, rather than reality! If/ when, we can achieve, approximately, 80% of people, taking the shot, this thing, would finally, be addressed! How can we, create this desirable situation, when some, refuse to, even, consider, doing, the right – thing?
5. Using the term, temporary/ provisional: Some state, it isn’t safe, because, the approvals, given, were, merely, emergency/ temporary/ provisional, etc! Instead of, understanding, this was done, to begin, seeing necessary results, sooner, rather than later, they use the terminology, to justify, opposing, smart, public health – directed, behaviors/ actions, etc!
Before listening to those, who equate their opinions, prejudices, biases, etc, as facts, doesn’t it, make sense, to realize, alternative facts, are, merely, opinions! We need wiser actions, sooner, rather than later!