We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Well, yes. That's what many vaccines do. Even really well developed ones, like the Tdap, require updating eventually. I don't get why that is a problem. They reduce symptoms and reduce contagion. What else do we want?
As for bias and trust and badgering and all the other nonsense here, you can only get there by believing someone else who is even less trustworthy and objective. If you think you are making these decisions because of your own independent considered thinking, you are deluding yourself even more. You are not refusing to be taken in. You are being taken in. By whom, I don't know and don't care.
I have been following the arguments for well over a year here and they are just crap reasoning, pretending they are deeply wise because they are skeptical of the honesty of millions of health professionals who have no motivation to lie. People were skeptical of the vaccines before they knew a damn thing about them, and many had already decided they didn't want them. No science needed, just a knowing nod that they couldn't be fooled.
Assistant Village Idiot
So it appears that we're back to our old pre-COVID-freakout protocol. Get a booster every so often to keep the flu kinda-sorta at bay, and take care of yourself in between so the flu you do catch doesn't whack you. I can handle that.
What else do we want?
I would want to see the vaccines tested for a longer period before being used on a massive scale. I've never gotten a flu shot and feel even less inclined to take my chances with this vax, much less the boosters.
Two weeks ago my dear friend and his wife got this second booster. They both had reactions but the wife did not feel well and died in her sleep. both about 70. admittedly she had fought cancer a year and a half ago but beat it. I'm not getting this damn shot!
I'm sorry, but I have no more faith in statistical medical studies than I do in political polls. You are assuming that those doing the studies are unbiased and carefully reviewing the data. These are the same people that were equating "from Covid" and "with Covid", as well as trying to gin up getting vaccines for the Delta variant by screaming about how "contagious" it was. These people will lie until they're in the grave.
Anonymous White Male
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Got the Moderna Two-jab nearly 16 months ago, don't plan to get the boosters based on the rates of people getting sick anyway. Like the flu, Covid (which is a kind of nasty flu) mutates. That means you would have to keep getting jabbed every so often to combat the mutations. I've gotten a flu shot every year. So if they combine the modified Covid jab with the yearly modified flu jab in one shot, I'll probably get it. Otherwise, sayanora sweetheart.
Second Booster for COVID-19 Vaccination: Early Results
The human immune response is not a single mechanism. Antibodies directly attack the pathogen and can prevent infection, but protection tends to wane more quickly, especially if the virus mutates. However, B- and T-cells have a memory of past encounters and can respond to similar pathogens. This takes time, so the person will become infected, but the immune system will be able to respond more quickly than otherwise. Consequently, the path of the disease will typically be shorter and less severe. This type of immune response can last much longer than antibodies.
SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, was a novel coronavirus, meaning people did not have any specific immunity to the virus. However, with vaccination, not only does the body produce antibodies which can prevent infection, vaccination also creates a cellular memory which can respond once an infection occurs. The former may wane, but the latter primes the immune system to act as if COVID-19 were no longer a novel virus to the body.
"Memory B cells circulate in the blood stream in a quiescent state, sometimes for decades. Their function is to memorize the characteristics of the antigen that activated their parent B cell during initial infection such that if the memory B cell later encounters the same antigen, it triggers an accelerated and robust secondary immune response."