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RE: Is the Vaccine a God?

in Proof of Brain4 months ago

The vaccine is a not God, it is just a tool to help you not die from a disease like many other such tools that exist whether they be antibiotics, other vaccines, or something else. Some go so far as to believe that you should not receive any kind of medical treatment and that it should all be left in God's hands. I tend to believe that God gave us brains and expects us to use them, both individually and collectively.

Herd immunity typically requires 80-90% actual immunity. Given how contagious COVID is, I expect it is on the high side of that. Hard to get to herd immunity with so many people NOT getting vaccinated plus additional mutations. To reach herd immunity with a rapidly mutating virus, you have to get there fast or you don't get there. If there had been no lock downs, mask mandates, vaccines, etc. It is quite likely we would have reached herd immunity already. However, the cost of that would be more death form COVID itself and more death from overrun hospitals (which typically don't have a lot of extra capacity in the best of times).

I do not advocate forced vaccinations but believing vaccination is useful and helpful is not the same as believing it is God.

Likewise, science is just a tool. It just happens to be the best tool we currently have to determine what is true...not in a philosophical or religious sense but in a physical sense. It can't answer every question. It is simply a systematic method to collect and analyze data. Science is not God and science is not perfect. However, there is nothing better than science to determine whether, for example, a vaccine is safe and effective.