Hi everyone -
A reminder that MedHelp is a medical site, and as such, an evidence-based site. It is always your right to choose a prevention or treatment method, but as a medical support and information site, it is our responsibility to provide credible resources so that our members and readers can make informed decisions.
We are also not a debate site, nor a political one. If you choose to not vaccinate, you are free to make that choice. If you'd like to debate the reasons behind that, there are loads of other places where you can. If you have questions about the vaccine, we are happy to help answer them.
No one ever stated the vaccine is 100% effective. Not once, not ever. It was always clear that breakthrough cases would exist. Also, the efficacy rate was determined during the trials, before the Delta variant existed. Efficacy rates have been continuously updated as information becomes available.
That chart isn't updated daily, so no, it's not going to be current every single day. Any credible source you use is up to you.
Every life DOES matter, and the data show that your best chances of survival are had by getting vaccinated, if you are able to do so.
yes, but every life matters right? every case number, hospitalization and death matters - so that same energy needs to be held across the board, and not just for unvaccinated. and honestly? as a society, we need to stop pretending like fully vaccinated people aren't going through the trauma of severe illness, hospitalizations and even worse. in my state, they report the number of vaccinated vs. unvaccinated (kind of like modern time segregation, but i won't go there) and there's a 91% death rate from unvaccinated and 9% are fully vaccinated. hospitalizations are 79% unvaccinated - 8% one dose - and 13% fully vaccinated.
let's not pretend that 9% doesn't exist, because that's what's happening right now. we're pretending, as a society, that they are so small and minuscule that it shouldn't even be shown, discussed or questioned. and people have every right to question it.
the last thing we need to do is treat this like a contest of sorts. "WELL, FALSE EQUIVALENCY BECAUSE VACCINATED PEOPLE ARE MUCH LOWER RATES" pfffffft, please. even if they are? who cares. people are dying. people are having long haul cases after being fully vaccinated. let's not focus on proving someone wrong or right and start focusing on why this is happening when we were told another story.
*i'm not debating this, so commenting back to me would be the "equivalency" of speaking to a wall right now.