If you’re reluctant to get the COVID vaccine because of a fear of needles
MAY I PRESENT TO YOU
THE SHOT BLOCKER
THIS HANDY DANDY LITTLE DEVICE WORKS BY HAVING MANY ROUND PLASTIC NUBS ACROSS A FLEXIBLE SURFACE TO BASICALLY DISTRACT YOUR NERVES FROM NOTICING THE INTRODUCTION OF A NEEDLE TO YOUR SKIN
IT’S BASICALLY GOING ‘HEY LOOK OVER THERE’ AT YOUR NERVES SO YOU DON’T FEEL IT
I use this guy for my medical injections and it is. So useful. For my anxiety. So helpful.
And it’s portable! You just tuck it in your bag or purse or what have you and bring it along to the doctor or the vaccine site and go ‘hey I have anxiety/a phobia, can you use this to make it easier’ and 9 times out of 10 they’ll be like ‘Oh yeah sure hey that’s neat where’d you get it’
I got mine from Amazon but it’s also listed on the walmart website and a handful of pharmacy-type sites. It’ll run you between $7-10 USD but it’s a one time purchase, reusable plastic.
DON’T LET FEAR PREVENT YOU FROM GETTING VACCINATED BECAUSE NEITHER FEAR NOR A LACK THEREOF WILL PREVENT YOU FROM CATCHING COVID HONEY
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Even if 100% of people got the vaccine it would not go back to normal. Look at Israel, Gibraltar, the most vaxxed places in the world, and most of their new cases are in fully vaxxed. Also, even if 0 people too the vaccine, the government does not have the right to control us like this. People need to be able to make their own choices "my body, my choice." Even if covid had a 100% fatality rate instead of a 99% survival rate, lockdowns are fascist and an abuse of power.
1) The vaccine does not 100% prevent the virus. No vaccine can do that. Viruses vary and evolve too much. What the vaccine does do is make your body able to respond to the virus more easily, so if you get it, the chance of which is already significantly reduced by the vaccine strengthening your immune system, your case will likely be minor or asymptomatic rather than leaving you bedridden for weeks or hospitalized.
Let's get into how the vaccine works. There are two kinds of COVID vaccines, and both have been tested extensively and are safe. One is an mRNA vaccine that directly gives your body protein "instructions" for how to make antibodies for the particular virus. The other is a standard vaccine that injects imitation viruses that look like the real virus but are completely harmless. This allows your body to naturally develop the antibodies to the virus.
The vaccine does not have a tracking chip, because there are not tracking chips small enough to fit into the needle. The vaccine doesn't cause you to get autism (you can't even get autism artificially, you're either born with it or you aren't) or any other sort of mental or physical disorder. The vaccine is not able to impact your body that way.
2) "My body my choice" works when it's only your body at risk. That isn't true in this case. Many people have chronic illnesses and conditions that make it impossible for them to get the vaccine. The more people who can get the vaccine and don't, the higher the risk is of the people who can't get the vaccine to get sick. It's not just about you. It's about everyone around you and your community.
3) Lockdowns are one thing when there isn't a good reason for them. Lockdowns are another thing when there is. And it wasn't just the government telling you this, it was scientists worldwide and throughout the nation that are not affiliated with the government. Take a look at the principle of Occam's Razor, which states that usually, the simplest explanation is the correct one. Do you really think that every major country is going to round up their scientists and make them join a shared secret conspiracy? No. That wouldn't work, from a sociological standpoint. There is no "illuminati" group controlling everything, because by this point, with the technology we have, there would've been actual cold hard proof.
4) COVID is real, and I've had it. Thankfully I had a relatively minor case, but I know people who have died from it. It's not the flu. It's not a branch of the common cold. It is a virus that feels and acts very different and causes similar but different symptoms. I've had the flu and the common cold before. They do not feel remotely like COVID. And again, there is absolutely no way that every single country would somehow come together homogenously to fake a virus. It's impossible given how human psychology works.
You aren't just responsible for yourself here. You're responsible for everyone you come into contact with. You're responsible for the store clerk you talked to with a rare allergy to the vaccine ingredients. You're responsible for the family with the baby you sat next to on the bus who can't get vaccinated yet because the vaccine has not been tested on the very young. You're responsible for the elderly war veteran with a dangerous chronic condition that you saw at the restaurant. And you're responsible for the store clerk's mother, who lives in an area where vaccines are scarce. And all the other babies at the baby's day care. So on and so forth.
If you're carrying the virus with or without knowing it, which is far, far, far more likely to happen when you're unvaccinated, you are endangering the lives and well-being of countless other vulnerable individuals all over your community.
Getting the vaccine protects your family, your neighbors, and by extension, your country. This is not political. This is science, independent third-party science that has been proven and proven and proven to be safe and reliable.
Do it for them. Do it for yourself. Get the shot.
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