Maria Spirova from Bulgaria, who lives in the UK, has revealed whether vaccines against COVID-19 are dangerous. She was one of the volunteers who agreed to have the Oxford vaccine tested on them.
Every day I receive messages from scared people that they don’t want to be “experienced rabbits” for the new vaccines or who fear that the vulnerable parents will not tolerate the vaccines well.
I would like to answer briefly here.
Friends and strangers, you are not an experienced rabbit.
I am (for the Astra Zeneca vaccine, with nearly 30,000 others). And for the Pfizer vaccine, already approved in the UK, there are another 43,000 volunteers from around the world. They are the experienced rabbits that guarantee you will not be that way. Try to understand what this means.
These volunteers are unharmed so far. Do not injure beyond the usual discomfort after injection. If they had anything or suspected something was happening to them, the experiment would be over. He also stopped twice during the Astra Zeneca trial to find out from independent doctors whether the vaccine had symptoms of two volunteers.
Elderly volunteers were selected from all advanced vaccine volunteers. This is natural when developing a vaccine against a virus that is particularly devastating to an adult. You cannot claim to have developed a vaccine against a disease that is lethal to a vulnerable group without proving whether it is safe and effective for that particular group.
All these test data are carefully reviewed by independent experts from national regulatory authorities. They all realize the tremendous pressure they have to make the right decision without violating standards. Not everything depends entirely on the shares of a particular company.
Ultimately, you decide for yourself whether to get vaccinated or not.
Simply put, it is important to resolve it on the basis of real arguments, not on the basis of ignorance of the development and testing process, coupled with pervasive distrust of authorities such as government or pharmaceutical companies. Yes, they have won our suspicion and suspicion in other cases. But I think it’s helpful to focus on the problem here and now – getting out of the crisis with as little damage as possible. Collective immunity is the way forward. We have many diseases, precisely because of their prevention with vaccines.
Collective immunity will relieve congestion hospitals and help us return to our normal lives. Vaccination is simply the quickest way to achieve it with little loss of life. I don’t know about you, but if I have to scale up the risk of a loved one getting sick and being treated in a hospital in Bulgaria now and the risk of having a vaccine developed and tested internationally, I would rather stop, if I can, his chances of getting sick.
The vaccines we are currently discussing are subject to regulatory scrutiny in the European Union. And the European Union, like any national government, gains nothing from deliberately and maliciously damaging the health of its citizens.
No vaccine is perfect, and it is not possible and necessary for us all to have it at all costs. But, as always, we need excitement and a realistic assessment of what is the least bad in this case and what is the most acceptable risk. Now more than ever.