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Covid-19 Who's planning on getting a COVID-19 vaccine? (Poll)

Are you planning on getting a COVID-19 vaccine?

  • Yes, as soon as possible

  • Probably but I'm going to wait a while first and see how others tolerate it

  • Probably not but maybe

  • No, never


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Xorkoth

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My girlfriend's vaccination group is up and she's spending a lot of time trying to get an appointment. My group is next but since I just got over COVID, I have to wait for 90 days after I got it. I will get a shot then, keep my immunity up and make my girlfriend feel more comfortable, as well as make sure no one is going to try to prevent me from doiong stuff.

Just learned that current and former smokers get vaccinated Mar 24th in my state. Definitely going to grab one.


The amount of people who voted no on this poll shocked me. We have antivaxxers here? I did not imagine druggies would ever be anti vax

Yeah man, welcome to CEPS. You will be quite surprised and shocked if you hang around. Actually quite a few members are into conspiracy theories, so I should have known. The conspiracy theory crowd has been hijacked by the far right agenda, and by anti-vaxxers for a long time.

Will do.

Ya, it is this really strong woozy brain zap feeling for lack of better words. I can induce it on command by moving my eyes side to side. Though I am fairly certain my abuse/use of MDMA is a contributing factor.

What symptoms are you experiencing? And still after a few days? Sorry to hear that!

I had that effect very strongly when I was sick with COVID, the brain zaps. So it doesn't surprise me you'd get some of that if your immune system is fighting a mild inactivated form of the disease to create antibodies.

Seems like some people get temporary side effects for sure, but I am not aware of a single case of hospitalization or death from the vaccines. Accounts I have read of side effects involve a day or two of various relatively mild symptoms that disappear after that.

My wife had he vaccine 2/3 weeks ago - mine is on Saturday. I will be so relieved that our chances of being hit by covid are being reduced. I still won't go out much and hope to see the incidence rates fall and this pandemic to end quickly - I need to get on with boring things like holidays and going to the pub. I've heard studies showing anit-vaccine attitudes in UK have fallen from around 25% to 3 or 5% so can't quite understand what this survey is showing! Think past the paranoia and conspiracy theories please people!

Lucky, it's very prevalent in America. Though it's falling as more people are getting them and not dying/etc. A little while back some nationwide poll showed that fully about 40% of people said they weren't planning to get vaccinated. :\
 

negrogesic

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My girlfriend's vaccination group is up and she's spending a lot of time trying to get an appointment. My group is next but since I just got over COVID, I have to wait for 90 days after I got it. I will get a shot then, keep my immunity up and make my girlfriend feel more comfortable, as well as make sure no one is going to try to prevent me from doiong stuff.



Yeah man, welcome to CEPS. You will be quite surprised and shocked if you hang around. Actually quite a few members are into conspiracy theories, so I should have known. The conspiracy theory crowd has been hijacked by the far right agenda, and by anti-vaxxers for a long time.



I had that effect very strongly when I was sick with COVID, the brain zaps. So it doesn't surprise me you'd get some of that if your immune system is fighting a mild inactivated form of the disease to create antibodies.

Seems like some people get temporary side effects for sure, but I am not aware of a single case of hospitalization or death from the vaccines. Accounts I have read of side effects involve a day or two of various relatively mild symptoms that disappear after that.



Lucky, it's very prevalent in America. Though it's falling as more people are getting them and not dying/etc. A little while back some nationwide poll showed that fully about 40% of people said they weren't planning to get vaccinated. :\

Have you gotten retested?

Is it all over for you? Any lingering symptoms?
 

aspiringchemist

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I had that effect very strongly when I was sick with COVID, the brain zaps. So it doesn't surprise me you'd get some of that if your immune system is fighting a mild inactivated form of the disease to create antibodies.

Thanks for sharing this. I hadn't heard others talking about brain zaps specifically until I did some searching/reading on various forums and found many reports of this effect either when sick or within the day following the second administration of the Moderna vaccine.

The decline in cognitive functioning was significant for me. I felt mentally foggy and experienced a noticeable increase in anxiety.

Starting to feel better. I was pretty sick yesterday (~14 hours post administration).
 

xaddictx

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Got my first vaccine shot on Feb 23rd (Moderna) Second one comes on Mar 23rd. No real adverse effects from the first one except soreness and fatigue. So I'm not expecting any different from the 2nd.
 

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Got my first vaccine shot on Feb 23rd (Moderna) Second one comes on Mar 23rd. No real adverse effects from the first one except soreness and fatigue. So I'm not expecting any different from the 2nd.

Don't be so sure. I've heard a bunch of people say the 2nd shot was a bit harder than the first.

Still, a day or so of unfun is still way better than even a lot of the milder covid experiences I've read.

Good for you for getting the shot. <3
 

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I read some reports that suggest the US administered a whopping 4.6 million vaccine doses on Saturday - that's more than quite a few reasonably-sized countries in Europe have managed in total over several months, and more than the whole of Africa!

In general it looks like things have really sped up over there, and that production and supply are rocketing. So hopefully Biden will now be willing to share some of the tens of millions of doses of the AZ vaccine - already produced and sitting in the fridge - that can't actually be used (as it's not been approved yet) to less fortunate neighbors like Mexico, Canada and poorer countries.
 

finitelifeform

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People are taking a vaccine they don't need over a virus that exhibits mild flu symptoms in the vast majority of people who experience it and the rest don't experience anything. The very small percent who have serious side effects are fat, unhealthy and have comorbid health conditions and these can be attributed to unhealthy lifestyle choices ie being fat, eating shit food, taking drugs, smoking, drinking heavily, poor life decisions in general or, they drew the short straw and have genetic predispositions to certain illnesses that were bound to be triggered at one point. These are usually the people that spend much of their life being checked up by doctors and/or in hospital for illnesses that most people never have to encounter like this small percentage of the population do.

So just to clarify, a virus that only affects 0.1% of the population requires 99.99% to take untested rushed vaccines on the back of claims that can never be backed up?
I mean sure the mainstream news can churn out what they want but the mainstream news are not the government and yet the government have never fully answered for themselves in a capacity that isolates them from all the channels they have been using to stoke the fire of fear and hysteria. Nobody has ever clarified the mountains of fatal flaws in the narrative, many of them brought up by leading academics, scholars, journalists, scientists, professionals etc. Apart from the shadows being cast on the wall there really isn't a pandemic to worry about and if it is it's a psychological one, not a physical one. And if there ever was a physical pandemic it died out last year during the peak of the first so-called wave and everything else after that has been artificially included to increase all those fancy attractive graphs you're all watching at home from your sofa. The main brunt of whatever hit did so last year and it died down. This has been proven over and over again. There's no evidence of new variants, only talk but talk is cheap. There is no evidence for 99% of what has apparently occured over the last year. The only evidence is how society has RESPONDED to the last year, and that has then defined how the mainstream media in return respond and how governments then tailor their responses to the citizenry. And they've seen their own people demand to be locked up and to have unknown untested experimental drugs pumped into them in order for the bad guys to go away and for all to return to normal, something you know you're not getting back, by the way, as I'm sure you've all been told so many times already by your loving best friends at the government and your best trusted friends in the mainstream media (love you all guys, kisses from me! see you at the party tomorrow)

If there are new variants you're talking about a prolonged biological weapons attack on the global population at large by world superpowers, especially those with the capabilities to use them ie UK, USA, China etc. This has never been disproven and likely will crop up in the future. You have to ask the question; if these new variants are bio-weapons, why are they being released on innocent people and why are they doing it knowing the consequences will be the shutdown of society as we know it? Who would do that? What possesses them to do such a thing? And so now you're talking about something far more serious and something which is essentially an act of war. It just depends on who triggered that war and who was the enemy. You may find that war was triggered by your very own government on it's own people. Or maybe not. Maybe it was a foreign adversary, or at least that's what they are now anyway.

The other scenario is the fact that something did exist in the first place but it wasn't as bad as originally predicted, something that has been repeated over and over and over again over the last year, even by your very own governments who then deliberately go against their own advice and so-called informed opinion and say and do the opposite. It's not as bad as people think, people aren't dying in the street, it's not the plague, the world is not ending etc. The result of this is cognitive dissonance which dumbs the population down and reduces their chance of rationalizing and challenging what is happening. Just experience domestic violence at the hands of a narcissist/sociopath/psychopath/similiar to know what that feels like. I'm sure many of you can relate.

There are endless shadows cast over the last year, and I'm sure many of you will agree, even if the shadows you notice are smaller than what perhaps other people like myself and others have noticed. Either way, these are shadows nonetheless and they shouldn't be there when you, I and everybody else has spent the last year locked down and our lives completely reduced to prisoners in our own societies. I ask you - for what? Why should there be a shadow of a doubt that what has happened has been done 100% correct? And there are shadows and there are doubts, even by mainstream media and all the normie channels from all areas of life. That should be enough for people to challenge whether getting the vaccine is actually worth it considering anybody could have put you through this hell and made up the illusion you really had no choice. In fact, rape victims and victims of child abuse and many other disgusting experiences do go through similiar experiences believing the world is really as their abuser makes it out to be. After a while, they feel they have no choice but to comply. Whether that's letting someone force themselves in you, steal your car, destroy your family, pump drugs into you to get you addicted, f*ck you over in general - they get what they want.

It doesn't have to be like that in such black and white writing-on-the-wall writing. Not all abuse is obvious. And it's not always coming from the stereotypical bad guy who you could spot from a million miles away.

I'd at the very least be demanding answers to some of the most publicly acknowledged flaws in this entire event before letting those responsible for answering to them inject something into your body even they have no idea what the consequences will be. Sure, maybe most people won't suddenly just fall over and die and that's a good thing but many are already experiencing side effects, some severe and some have died. How many are guinea pigs? Potentially everybody. And you're okay with that? What is worse is you've essentially been duped into being given untested drugs under the illusion there is a deadly virus stalking the planet.

After everything is said and done, what will amount to this so-called pandemic and what will be the REAL consequences? I know we will ALL but picking up the pieces for years to come, perhaps even decades or even generations depending on the fallout. What will a vaccine have done to stop all that? It's pretty obvious what that answer is. If you were never going to die throughout this pandemic (and thats 90-99% of the global population who haven't) the vaccine was never going to do anything for you. That's simple logic. Simple common sense. So none of this is actually doing anything for anyone. The achievements you're now believed to be part of (the ending ceremony for the pandemic) are superficial, they are illusions, lies, manipulation to make you believe you've done something good. We've gone nowhere except backwards.

So will I be having a vaccine? I'd like to know what makes it okay to just expect society to be destroyed and then for the solution to be a drug that's meant to take all your problems away. Funny I'm answering this topic on a board about drugs and all the f*cked up things that are involved and yet it almost seems normal to ignore 99% of it all and pretend like this story, this event, this is the real deal. Everything else in life was nothing compared to this. All my years living life were merely working up to the day everything was made better by a drug.

What a pathetic excuse of a story but I'm glad I stuck around to hear it out and then use my own head to work out what was the best decision for me.
 

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It’s strange how full the hospitals and morgues are with people dying or dead, from this virus that is supposedly so harmless.

Fake news. Those people obviously killed themselves just to embarrass the Trump administration.

Speaking of. If it's so harmless, why did trump waste so much money being treated out of sheer precaution?
 

finitelifeform

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It’s strange how full the hospitals and morgues are with people dying or dead, from this virus that is supposedly so harmless.
Prove it? Do you have access to these hospitals personally? How can you account for specifically how many have died? Do you have records you can show us because as far as I know NONE of this is public information. If you work in a hospital or medical setting and you're providing this information you're breaking patient confidentiality for a start. How is a virus that has already been proven to affect 0.1-0.4% (this itself VISIBLY available on any coronavirus stats page) of the population severely somehow equating to 'full hospitals and morgues with people dying or dead from this virus'?

3% of nearly 100 million cases results in deaths. So can you tell me how that equates to the pandering to fear and hysteria in your comment please? In terms of countries (not globally) that equates to a VERY SMALL amount of people. California for example had 168 deaths yesterday of which 42 were in LA. 42 dead people in LA is not hospitals and morgues full to the brim, not even close. You also have to factor in the confidence in the actual cause of death, of which cannot proven (and one of the BIGGEST cases against current policies) and of which most who die have already been proven to have comorbid health conditions and/or terminally sick and/or elderly so what is the chance they died because of their many illnesses? Wouldn't that be normal considering? The very small handful that do not fit this criteria I will allow. But now we are talking about not 42 but 1 or 2. And that's filling up hospitals and morgues is it?
 

cduggles

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To say you 'work with national health data' you're not conclusively ending any doubt by providing actual evidence to back up your claims.
I only read part of your post (tl;dr), but my only claims are that I’ve seen both the facilities and the data, which is restricted. And the data matches what I saw with my own eyes. I’ve been on COVID wards full of people on ventilators, or maybe it was all fake?
You wouldn't be posting here if you were because you'd have better things to do than moderate a board about drugs and try and convince strangers on the internet of your superiority.
Actually, I do post here because I care about harm reduction and want to contribute to the community. Apparently you couldn’t understand this idea.
The rest just seemed to be a cheap shot. Sorry, nothing resonated.
 

JessFR

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Yeah, actually I do. I work with national health data and have personally toured facilities.

Pfft, so what you're saying is you're a professional in the field with experience and training?
Then how can I believe anything you say? You're obviously biased! :D
 

cduggles

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Yes, I’ve been initiated into the elaborate conspiracy of mask wearing and a potentially deadly infectious disease with data that aligns with what I see from other people in healthcare. 😄😄
 

Sirena Oscura

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Australia has only just been rolling them out.

As a health care worker, I’m probably getting mine next week.

Fingers crossed I don’t spontaneously die.

Jks, that would be great.
 
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