I believe there may be limited data with this specific vaccine but not with the technology used. That has been in testing for some time now. I think the approval process was basically the same except for the amount of time and therefore data.A logical reason would be we have no long term data and it was hurried to market using a new process. That said, so far so good. But I wouldn’t begrudge anyone who was uncomfortable with the new process. A couple of months is not long term. Especially for low risk individuals who are weighing the potential challenges of Covid vs potential long term vaccine issues. As long as those who aren’t getting it are sensible enough to mask and social distance.
Just because the zombie apocalypse hasn’t happened yet, doesn’t mean it won’t!
After reading more of this, I feel I should add in my defense:
- I still mask in public
- I still work from home in my basement
- Any trips we’ve taken have been rural and distanced
- I hardly went out to dinner before for the pandemic. No change now.
- I totally get that influenza was non-existent this year largely because of Covid protocols, not because of conspiracy cover-ups.
- And I’ll run right down and get my shots if they say we can visit the Canadian Rockies from the US! Zombie apocalypse be damned!
- My parents and in-laws are all vaccinated and my oldest got his at college and all are fine.
For me you kind of said it at the end when your reservations will disappear if there's an incentive which shows me they're not really that big of a concern. In other words lots of people ran out and got their shot after their state introduced a lottery. In other words if you really thought there was a health concern involved you wouldn't risk your health so that you could go on vacation or get a lottery ticket.
I've never been to the Canadian Rockies only those on the US side but I do plan on traveling more when this is over, I do enjoy it It just always seemed like there were other things that needed to be done or financial priorities