Well. I got the vaccine because I'm too old to have another child. And I like the odds of a nano-chip in me now with direct access to my own special secret government buddy. It gets lonely from time to time. It would be nice to know that someone is listening, but if my DNA changes, I hope it happens the same way it did on Jurassic Park, and I end up a Velociraptor.
All jokes aside, I did get vaccinated as soon as I was able. I weighed the pros and cons, pulled public data from the VAERS website, and used good ole Excel to build me some nice pivot tables, and I talked to my doctor. I'm no scientist, but I did my very best to gain enough knowledge to make an informed decision. I get that it is scary. These are scary times.
I have lost too many people close to me, and I don't want to lose anyone else. I don't think I could live with myself if I gave someone COVID and they ended up dying. I received all my vaccines as a child, and I somewhat credit that to the fact that I live in a first-world country where freedom and privilege give me the right to get a vaccine in the first place. When it came down to it, the risk/reward ratio made it an easy choice.
I don't write this to change anyone's mind or guilt or shame anyone. I am simply sharing my point of view, and maybe I will make a few people laugh at my ridiculousness with the way I started this post. Either way, thanks for being here. I hope you come back again tomorrow.
P.S. If anyone wants to see my Excel data charts, send me your email address, and I'm happy to share.