Hunts Post Letter of the Week: Why the anti-vaccine stance?
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Rates of Coronavirus infection have been rising so I was taken aback by the firm anti vaccination stance taken by some Hunts Post readers surveyed.
Of course, vaccines do not prevent transmission, they teach our bodies to weaken the effects of a virus. That’s why we no longer have smallpox vaccination- it worked.
I am amazed by the caution exercised towards tested and authorised Covid vaccines which are incapable of infecting anyone!
Vaccination for Coronavirus involves giving an injection of bits of the coating of a Covid virus which have been de- natured. They give us a test run for our immune system so we recognise and kill the live virus and it has lower level effects.
Anyone who has had a polio or cholera vaccination, or had a BCG as a teenager, had an injection of live virus and I don’t remember anyone declining it!
Of course, we have choice, but choice comes with consequences. By not vaccinating, you increase risk of ongoing infection and may limit unvaccinated people’s future freedoms of movement and access to facilities.
The vaccines have fewer side effects than most medicines we take every day - paracetamol, contraceptives or indigestion medicines.
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- 2 Shocks all round as police pull over 'white van man'
- 3 Seven men jailed for stealing bikes worth £70k
- 4 Man who burgled his own father’s home is sentenced
- 5 Father-of-five murdered due to 'drug deal dispute gone wrong'
- 6 Axe seized and two people charged for drink driving in St Ives
- 7 'Trolley waits' hit high for trust that oversees Hinchingbrooke Hospital
- 8 Man charged after knife found in St Neots police raid
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- 10 Diners at St Ives pub help raise £8k for hospitality charity
Vaccination is our only way to weaken Coronavirus so we must all act now!