Me, Coronavirus, and the Vaccine

At this moment in time I have no plans to have any of the three currently available vaccines for COVID-19. My reasoning is as follows.

1. All of the vaccines currently being administered were approved using Regulation 174 of the Human Medicine Regulations 2012. This enables rapid temporary regulatory approvals to address significant public health issues such as a pandemic.

2. None of the vaccines currently being administered remove the possibility of an individual either contracting or transmitting the virus. As this is true everyone is directed to abide by the same current social distancing protocols as those who have not had the vaccine.

3. I have a rare muscle condition treated by use of an orphan drug. No one in my medical situation participated in any of the trial groups. There is no evidence available to inform a decision as to whether the vaccine might prove harmful to me or not. This situation is the same for pregnant women.

4. COVID-19 is not a deadly disease. It was declassified as a High Consequence Infectious Disease (HCID) by the British Government on 19 March 2020, the day before the UK’s first lockdown. The mortality rate for COVID-19 is less than 3%.

5. The Public Health Act 1984 specifically states that members of the public should not be compelled to undergo any mandatory medical treatment, including vaccinations.

In conclusion, I was exposed to COVID-19 in February 2020 and developed no symptoms. Since then, I have run the same risk of infection as everyone else but none of my tests have returned a positive. I do not see a need to have a vaccine that offers me nothing more in the way of protection than what my own immune system has given me. The Coronavirus has not had a significant health impact on the majority of the population; 97% of those infected have recovered with a significant proportion experiencing either no or mild symptoms only. If this were not so then COVID-19 would surely have remained classified as an HCID by the British Government.

9 thoughts on “Me, Coronavirus, and the Vaccine

  1. I think your mortality rate quote is way over… here in Czechia based on official scare-mongering Government figures the survival rate can be calculated at 98.4% and increasing. I suspect, it will finally arrive at a round 0.3% mortality rate – about the same as a bad flu. I suspect that deaths and injuries from vaccinations will be larger as will the deaths and injuries as a direct result of the lockdown. None of this makes any sense at all. None of it.

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    • I actually wrote a much longer essay and for that I used the same source for statistics as the British Government. I know that these figures are only as accurate as the data reported, and in Britain that data is not as reliable as it should be, but even so I think a mortality rate of less than 3% confirms that COVID-19 is not a deadly disease. I also think that the actual figure is much less as the British Government includes deaths by other causes where individuals have had a positive test recorded in the last 28 days.

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    • Thank you for commenting. I wrote this piece to explain my opinion on the subject of vaccination, but it is not intended to sway others. I respect your right to choose to have the vaccination, but I have found that other people, not you personally of course, do not seem to want to respect my right of choice also.

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      • Pete, I respect the right of everyone with regard to the vaccine. Personal rights can be an annoying subject but it’s what made this country great. I do believe that the lockdown was the WORST possible thing to do – people were going to get sick from Covid, but if we had focussed our efforts on taking care of the elderly and let everything else alone, I think we would have reached herd immunity by now. But don’t let some of my friends read this!

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