In a conversation last weekend I said despite my vaccine advocacy in the case of a vaccine for COVID-19 I said I would not want to be amongst the first to get vaccinated when “they’ come up with a vaccine because of how it is being rushed to market.
Thinking about it over the next few days I began to think or to realize “what the fuck do I really know about vaccines and vaccination?” While I am a science advocate and fan I AM NOT A SCIENTIST. WTF do I really know? Why should I be listening to the little voice inside my head? I am NOT that smart. I am changing my mind.
It was years ago but I still recall reading Dr. Paul A. Offit’s book Vaccinated: One Man’s Quest to Defeat the World’s Deadliest Diseases. Dr. Offit is is an American pediatrician specializing in infectious diseases, vaccines, immunology, and virology. He is the co-inventor of a rotavirus vaccine and is arguably America’s leading expert on vaccines if not one of the world’s. PERIOD.
There is a great video with Offit from back in April where he interviewed by ZDoggMD (Dr. Zubin Damania) on COVID entitled The Reality About Coronavirus Vaccine and then there is this video I am linking to here…COVID-19 Symposium: Vaccine Development and COVID-19 | Dr. Paul Offit (July 10th 2020)
I will wait and pay attention to what Dr. Offit and experts like him say and follow their recommendations. PERIOD. I am NOT that smart.
And then there is this from yesterday…