How Safe Are We?

I have concerned friends and family member who have concerns, fears, and outright paranoia about the vaccines available to us through the pharmaceutical companies that offer them. From personal experience, I have taken both shot of the Moderna vaccine and while had side affects akin to a mild flu bug I feel fine. But that doesn’t mean that there are people out there who for reasons not considered did suffer other more serious side affects related to anyone being vaccinated including allergies and histories of adverse reactions.

The CDC has guidelines on safety protocols that were used to ensure that the representative companies giving those shots adhered to the letter of the law when it came to being completely transparent and above board.

In a Journal of American Medical Association report (JAMA), the process by which the pharmaceutical companies fast-tracked the vaccines from research and development to us was as incredible as the development of the polio vaccine was in the early 1950s.

Conversely, another report from JAMA admits more studies need to be done to test the long-term effects this vaccine has on us. But it also admitted the protocols in placed to do the testing were above board and met the minimum requirements.

One thing that stood out here is the fact that we can not get corona virus from the shot itself because we are not getting the virus injected into our system. It is an RNA inhibitor instead.

This is where reality meets hope. While I am in favor of getting every American
vaccinated and hope that we reach herd immunity in this country so that we can get back to a

sense of normalcy, there are still those out there who want to make this into a political issue rather than a health and safety issue.

While President Biden may want 300,000,000 people vaccinated by July, it’s doubtful, given the environment we live in that that will happen. I’m guessing many more will not. As I was saying I had my two shots, my family members and close friends have not and from the conversations I’ve heard from them it is unlikely they will.

Published by Jerry Schellhammer

Jerry, a published author of both published and self-published books, is devoting his time and efforts to his craft after having retired from the previous job as a janitor at Northern Quest Resort and Casino. He now calls Gooding, Idaho his home. Writing is his passion and he now has a successfully published book and another on the way to being published later this year. He has a BA in English with emphasis in professional writing from Washington State University. His website: is available for everyone to see. In it are the lists of published books available both through Amazon and Barnes & Noble in eBook and print format.

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