Friday, November 12, 2021

Vaccines: are young adults taking "risks" to protect the elderly?

 

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Darkhorse Podcast Clips (Bret Weinstein and Heather) covers a case where parents of a teen track athlete objected to the COVID19 vaccine requirement.

The parents believe that the risk (myocarditis) to the teen from an mRNA vaccination may be greater than contacting the infection, which in a young adult would likely be trivial.

They believe teens are being asked to rake a biological risk to protect old people (like me). Heather notes that this bears a moral parallel to the draft, a point I have sometimes made .  But the idea that I should be "protected" this way is insulting.

But the video may under consider the long Covid risk to young people and overstate the vaccination risk.  Needle aspiration before intramuscular injections may further reduce the risk.  

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