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Vaccine supply for every adult in America by the end of May (twitter.com/cspan)
13 points by doener 41 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 10 comments

I'm pretty young, but I think it's easy to say this is the greatest headlines I've seen in my lifetime.

This is good news, now how about distribution of that supply?

Ask yourself "would you sign up for a drug trial?" If your answer is no, you should rethink getting this vaccine as that's exactly what it is.

Please don’t post vaccine skepticism for the sake of vaccine skepticism. If you have some sources from medical professionals with legitimate concerns that’s fine, but this is a dangerous oversimplification for something that’s life saving.

I would separate two kinds of vaccine skepticism. One is the anti-vaxxor mentality of rejecting the premise of vaccination.

The other being that this new vaccine is developed so quickly that there hasn't been time to check for long term effects (in the order of years). Most existing vaccines took years to develop, and this allowed time for testing of long term effects.

I understand this second type of concern - the authorities need to put in some assurance about it, and re-ignite trust from those who are now very skeptical of the gov't and institutions. This skepticism can escape to other aspects of society - like trust in the election results, and other gov't institutions' neutrality and public good status. It is a crack in the system, which if not fixed quickly, could lead to the dam of democracy collapsing.

You don't need to be a medical professional to know this vaccine hasn't had the full gambit of tests or had its long term effects studied.

I take it you're the kind of person that runs alpha/beta software on production machines.

Personal attacks are against the rules of hackernews

One who would take that comparison as a personal attack should grow a thicker skin.

While we're asking questions, also ask yourself if the vaccine came in a pill form, would you be more likely to take it? If so, you might just have a intrinsic aversion to getting stabbed by a stranger, which is totally understandable but perhaps conquerable.

The issue isn't the form, the issue is the vaccine does not have full FDA approval.

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