A friend of mine posted this on his social media today. After reading it, I asked him if I could use it for a blog post, and he gave me his permission. Thank you to Matthew Rogers.
I’m fully vaccinated and done with my booster shot.
No, I don’t know “what’s in it”. Neither this vaccine nor the ones I had as a child. Nor do I know what’s in the 11 secret herbs and spices at KFC. I also don’t know exactly what’s in Ibuprofen or any other painkiller– they just treat my headaches & my pains. I don’t know what’s in tattoo ink, botox and fillers, or every ingredient in my soap, shampoo or deodorants. I don’t know the long term effect of mobile phone use, or whether or not that restaurant I just ate at REALLY used clean foods and washed their hands.
There’s a lot of things I don’t know.
I do know one thing: life is short. Very short. And I, personally, still want to do things. I want to travel and hug people without fear, and find a little feeling of life “before”. Throughout my life I’ve been vaccinated against many diseases: measles, mumps, rubella, polio, chickenpox, hepatitis, influenza, tetanus, rabies. We trusted the science, and never had to suffer through or transmit any of those said diseases.
Not because I’m a sheep or to please the government. Not to make other people do it.
But I don’t want to:
- die from Covid-19
- clutter a hospital bed if I get sick
- not be able to hug my loved ones
- not be able to travel & enjoy events
- live my life in fear
Can’t say it any clearer. I’m vaccinated for me and I wear a mask for you!!!
Do the same and knock some sense into people.
As is regularly the case, your comments are always welcome.