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Although I developed some certain skepticism for some vaccines that the government has pushed (or been lobbied to be pushed, like HPV), I take a quite different view about life-saving vaccines.

Key word: life saving. Certain maladies have all but totally disappeared from live experience (and memory): typhoid, tetanus, diphtheria, and smallpox, to name a few. My sleeve is rolled up.

COVID: I didn't want to be at the front of the line but this past weekend I managed to schedule appointments for Mrs & Myself. I'd have liked them a month earlier than we are scheduled but you take what you get.

Pretty much everything you do in the health field is a gamble. Sometimes the chances of it going wrong are insignificant. Other times there's a bit of a roll of the dice. You are sort of obligated to use your brain (aside for keeping one's ears apart) and make an intelligent choice.

0.8% mortality rate . . . that's overall. At one end, it's far lower (very young children) but at the other end, it's freakin' scary. I'm in a 5x greater risk group. What a fool I'd be to risk a 1 in 20 chance of dying (and much higher chance of lingering effects) when I could prevent it with what appears to be extremely low risk of mortality and very low risk of side effects by the vaccine.

I, personally, choose to spend my paranoia wisely - by living long enough to do so.

Ravings en masse^
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"If you are searching for perfection in others, then you seek disappointment. If you seek perfection in yourself, then you will find failure." - Balboos HaGadol Mar 2010

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