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ExDancer Mon 20-Sep-21 10:27:56

I very much doubt if reading this will influence a dedicated non-vaccinate diehard, but it gives me a few more arrows to my bow when people give me a load of rubbish in favour of not accepting the vaccine.

Copied from friend :
I'm vaccinated and, no, I don't exactly know what's in it - neither this vaccine, the ones I had as a child and adult, or in other treatments. Whether it's for cancer, AIDS or vaccines for infants or children. I also don't know what's in other over-counter-medications, it just cures my ailments.

I don't know what's in the ink for tattoos, or every ingredient in my soap or shampoo or even deodorants. I don’t know the long term effect of mobile phone use or whether or not that restaurant I just ate at used clean foods and washed their hands.

I also don’t know how much deadly asbestos is in the buildings I visit.

In short ...
There's a lot of things I don't know and never will.
I just know one thing: life is very short, and I still want to do something other than just going to work every day or having others in our community and country locked in their homes. I still want to travel.

As a child and as an adult I've been vaccinated for mumps, measles, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, hep A and B, small pox, polio, chicken pox, tetanus, influenza and quite a few others. My parents and I trusted the science.

I'm vaccinated, not to please the government but:
* To not die or become seriously ill from Covid-19.
* To not clutter a hospital bed if I get sick.
* To live my life.
* To have my community and country get back to normal.
* For Covid-19 to be an old memory, as it will.
* To protect us all.
Text copied, you can too. 😉

MayBeMaw Mon 20-Sep-21 10:31:15

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Mollygo Mon 20-Sep-21 10:32:34

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Bridgeit Mon 20-Sep-21 10:33:09

Thank you for this ,the ExDancer, most sensible statement I have read in along time.🤗

Sar53 Mon 20-Sep-21 10:34:50

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PippaZ Mon 20-Sep-21 10:35:59

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Hetty58 Mon 20-Sep-21 10:40:47

ExDancer, thank you!

I have a friend who is anti-vaccine. She says we've all been panicked into it (what, 90% of us?) so she'll 'wait and see' what damage it's done to us in ten year's time!

I said 'At least I should still be here to see!'.

Visgir1 Mon 20-Sep-21 10:44:16

Absolutely agree with everything.

ExDancer Mon 20-Sep-21 11:08:50

I find that 'antivaxers' have their arguments against the vaccine all worked out, and can list a whole load of reasons for Not having a jab. Whereas I stand there like a ninny without a sensible 'come back' statement to counter their offensive. (And some of them can be quite offensive too). I don't know about you, but I feel much safer now I'm double jabbed and will be ready and waiting for my top up.

BlueSky Mon 20-Sep-21 11:13:15

At our age we don’t need to worry about long term damage! Might have been more hesitant had I been young. As it happened I did test positive for covid I’d after being double jabbed, but I got over it after about two or three weeks, which might not have been the case otherwise.

Liz46 Mon 20-Sep-21 11:15:27

We have (had) a friend who doesn't believe in Covid or the vaccine. Most of my family have had Covid with my bil having to spend 10 days in hospital. He had been shielding so his wife must have brought it back from the supermarket.

I had to shield and we had a phone call from the council and the lady asked if we were getting our shopping ok. I replied 'yes, we're fine, my husband can go'. 'Oh no he can't she said!'

nanaK54 Mon 20-Sep-21 11:41:08

Thank you ExDancer 100% agreement from me

Gossamerbeynon1945 Mon 20-Sep-21 11:44:48

Ex Dancer

Well said! I heard on the radio yesterday (someone from Full Fact) that the new variant is NOT vaccine resistant.

tickingbird Mon 20-Sep-21 11:45:05

Believe it or not I had an anti vaxxer pal (not a close friend), sticking pennies and teaspoons on me last week. Apparently I’m now magnetic as I’ve had the vaccine. The reason they also stuck to her was because I’m ‘shedding’ and passing ‘it’ onto her! The point of it all? The Illuminati controlling all the vaccinated and I assume one day they’ll click a switch and we will all become robot like and do their bidding. Like something out of The Avengers.

This from a woman classed as vulnerable (health wise) and had to shield and had to have food delivered and left at her door. I’ve explained that she’s a goner if she gets Covid but she’s convinced it’s all a plot. I blame SM. Being as isolated as she was during lockdown she’s spent so much time on the web she’s become indoctrinated,

Lincslass Mon 20-Sep-21 14:08:33

Thank you for this, although all my family and immediate circle of friends have all been double vaccinated, and all are thankful for it. So I’ve never had the misfortune to come across this, still you never know if those strangers in the street could be doing their bit to keep Covid in the headlines.

Theoddbird Tue 21-Sep-21 11:14:04

I have seen this shared on Facebook. It really is sensible. I think anyone who refuses to have the jab should read it and see how stupid they are being.

Blossoming Tue 21-Sep-21 11:16:24

Thanks ExDancer, love this.

Aveline Tue 21-Sep-21 11:18:49

This was before polio vaccination...

Nainijo Tue 21-Sep-21 11:19:05

Thank you for this lovely message. I am double vaccinated, as are my husband and most people we know. My eldest daughter decided she didn’t want to have the vaccine, as did her partner, and guess what, they both had COVID, as did the children. He has now been in hospital for 5 weeks, 4 of which he has been on life support!
I don’t understand why she hesitated, we agreed to disagree. My background is in healthcare, so it doesn’t sit comfortable with me. She has now had her first vaccination, thank goodness. She is now in the process of applying for an LPA to deal with his financial affairs.
All because they hesitated to get the vaccine. Bonkers.

Aveline Tue 21-Sep-21 11:19:18

Photo now attached

Gwenisgreat1 Tue 21-Sep-21 11:20:01

Well said ExDancer . I have a friend who is anti-vaxx, she also wear 'exempt' badges which I don't believe she is entitled to, I do believe I am entitled to but prefer to wear the mask though I hate them.

MadeInYorkshire Tue 21-Sep-21 11:20:25

tickingbird

Believe it or not I had an anti vaxxer pal (not a close friend), sticking pennies and teaspoons on me last week. Apparently I’m now magnetic as I’ve had the vaccine. The reason they also stuck to her was because I’m ‘shedding’ and passing ‘it’ onto her! The point of it all? The Illuminati controlling all the vaccinated and I assume one day they’ll click a switch and we will all become robot like and do their bidding. Like something out of The Avengers.

This from a woman classed as vulnerable (health wise) and had to shield and had to have food delivered and left at her door. I’ve explained that she’s a goner if she gets Covid but she’s convinced it’s all a plot. I blame SM. Being as isolated as she was during lockdown she’s spent so much time on the web she’s become indoctrinated,

tickingbird

.... and did they stick? Magnetically that is?

Witzend Tue 21-Sep-21 11:23:10

Excellent post.

Three 60+ siblings, two of them neighbours of ours, have recently been in hospital with COVID, for 2-3 weeks each. It was suspected that none of them had been vaccinated, but I wasn’t sure until I met one of them yesterday, taking a very slow and tentative, very short walk with a stick.

He told me at length about his illness, and that he’d gone into hospital ‘unable to breathe’. In the end I said, ‘I have to ask - had you been vaccinated?’
No, none of them had, because they ‘weren’t sure’ about it.
I said ‘I bet you wish you had now.’
‘Oh God yes.’

Granartisan Tue 21-Sep-21 11:23:19

A Friend's son was an anti vaxxer, influenced by social media posts. Sadly he caught covid and was very poorly, and he's still suffering the after effects. He realises now he was 'conned' by the internet. I'm very sad that he had to find out the hard way.

Dee1012 Tue 21-Sep-21 11:24:24

A neighbour was ranting recently about abuse of children i.e parents wanting vaccinations for their children and that David Icke was right....

I really am at a loss about the viewpoint of so many and am more convinced than ever about the potential dangers of social media.