Monday, March 29, 2021

Why one should get vaccinated against COVID-19

I am sharing below an explanatory video put out by Vox, an American news website, on a few issues associated with the vaccines that are available against COVID-19.

I saw this video in a post of my blog pal, Yamini MacLean.

This video tells us:

1) What is the meaning of a vaccine's efficacy rate; like when we say, for example, "This vaccine has an efficacy of 95%"; 

2) Why we shouldn't compare different brands of vaccines; and

3) What is the ultimate objective of the global vaccination programme.

A video worth watching and sharing with others, because there is so much misinformation surrounding various COVID-19 vaccines.

18 comments:

  1. There's also a great video I saw the other day of a guy using ping pong balls and mousetraps to demonstrate why getting vaccinated is good. Let me see if I can find it... Found it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Et_J8_x4qBs

    (I got my first shot almost a month ago. I get my second shot Tuesday.)

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    1. Hari Om
      First thank you Pradeep for taking up the torch of spreading this particular light!

      Second, thanks Liz for adding this execellent vid explaining the R number so clearly and the purpose and effect of mass vaccination - I shall be spreading the word about that too - in my V post for the A-Z... Stay safe and well everybody! YAM xx

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  2. Thanks for sharing this very informative video. I have already taken 2 doses of Pfizer vaccine.

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  3. Hi Pradeep - I saw Yam's video - it is very good isn't it. I must look at the one Liz' mentions. I've had my first and second is booked ... thank you and stay safe - all the best - Hilary

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  4. Thank you for sharing this. What strange days. And I appreciate your kind words about our cats. It might that Terra, in particular, suffers digestive irritability. We're trying a new food. Be well!

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  5. I'm hoping to get vaccinated soon. It's surprisingly difficult where I'm from.

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  6. Thanks for the very useful information. I hope this gets wider publicity.

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  7. I too hope to get vaccinated when it's available to my age group. I think it's important to follow all covid-19 safety measures even after one is vaccinated.

    Destination Infinity

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    1. Hi Rajesh - That's right. Even after vaccination, the antibodies will start building up only after a few weeks.

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  8. Thank you for sharing this. Much needed given the times we are in.
    All the best for the A-Z Challenge.

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  9. We are still waiting for ours here, Pradeep, although I don't know which one we'll be offered. There seem to be four available to us. Unfortunately, two people I know have been severely ill (hospitalised with embolisms) immediately after being vaccinated, so I'm a bit anxious about it, but fingers crossed it will be okay.

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    1. Hi Vallypee - Here too there have been a few instances of people falling ill post vaccination. Yes, generally there shouldn't be any problem. Even if there are, God forbid, the physicians will take care of it.

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  10. One has to go for the vaccination, as there is no other go to fight the ailment. Thank you for the information, Pradeep.

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