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7 Myths About Covid-19 Vaccines

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1) The vaccines change your DNA and could cause cancer

Neither Pfizer-BioNTech nor Moderna vaccine changes the DNA in some aspects and is thus unable to induce cancer. Messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines teach cells how to produce a protein that activates an immune response when someone is sick. The mRNA that is inserted into your body will not interfere with your DNA. If the mRNA has done its work, the cells will break it down and remove it from your body.

2) The vaccine must not be that effective because you’re still supposed to wear a mask after getting vaccinated

Both vaccines are performing very well. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was 95% successful in a trial affecting nearly 43,000 individuals. Moderna vaccine was 94% successful in a trial affecting more than 30,000 participants. But no vaccine has 100% immunity from catching or transmitting the virus to others, which is why it is really important to continue to obey safety protocols such as social distances, wearing masks, and washing your hands daily.

This is particularly valid right after you have received the vaccine because it takes time for your immune system to react and provide a defense. With respect to the safety of new mutations in vaccines again, there is an early indicator that mRNA vaccines are somewhat less successful against the UK form so that people can already be safe.

3) Getting vaccinated will make you sick.

There is no live or inactive portion of the COVID-19 virus in the vaccine. It would not cause a positive result to be screened for an ongoing infection of COVID-19. Any vaccine recipients reported mild to moderate side effects, including injection site discomfort, exhaustion (feeling tired), headache, and muscle pain. Not all have side effects.

But if you do, they are normal and a sign your body is building up its defenses against the virus

4) The vaccines were developed too quickly. We can’t be sure they are safe.

COVID-19 vaccines have been produced quickly compared to previous vaccines, as scientists, physicians, and government departments around the world have spent massive resources to remove red tape and report findings as soon as they are available.

The CDC closely tracks all adverse effects, and they have been very rare which about four cases per million doses. Of the 17.6 million Americans who were vaccinated on January 18, 2021, the CDC reported 71 cases of severe allergic reactions called anaphylaxis. It seemed to happen with people who have had a history of serious allergies. The cumulative risk of a serious allergic reaction.

The average probability of a serious allergic reaction is about the same compared to other common vaccines.

5) If you are not at risk for severe COVID-19 complications, you don’t need the vaccine.

healthy people can develop a serious infection with COVID-19. While they are at a lower risk for serious complications of COVID-19, they can contract and transmit the virus. Having vaccinated protects both you and your community.


6) Getting immunity naturally is safer than getting it from a vaccine.

The amount of natural immunity that a person receives after infection ranges from person to person. Early research shows that natural immunity can not last long, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Developing immunity from the vaccine is less dangerous than developing immunity spontaneously and there is no way to predict the severity of the effects once you have COVID-19.

We assume that after 70% of the population is either vaccinated or infected, we can achieve what is known as “herd immunity,” which means that the odds of the virus still spreading are very slim. Waiting for this number to be surpassed naturally without public vaccination will keep COVID-19 around for far longer.

7) The number of deaths of COVID-19 is exaggerated. It includes people who have previously become ill or other disorders

In the CDC study on deaths due to COVID-19, researchers observed that COVID-19 would contribute directly and indirectly to mortality. People with chronic disorders such as diabetes or obesity are at greater risk of developing COVID-19 than those without pre-existing conditions. It is true that the pre-existing illness of an individual could have led to the death of COVID-19.

In fact, the number of deaths of COVID-19 is likely to be greater than the current numbers show. For example, people who die from COVID-19 without being checked could not be counted in current counts.

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