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Re: Covid Vaccine: Will you get it?

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Some people who refuse to get the vaccine are probably ignorant, but some have worked in the drug development for years and they know that the corners have been cut in vaccine development. It could be still beneficial for everyone to get vaccinated, but ignorance is not the only reason to be concerned about the vaccine.
Yes. But what I meant by "ignorance" is that they don't know how they'll react to it and/or if they will experience any side-effects and distrust it because of that. So yes, the vaccine has been rushed and that's a legitimate cause for concern, but what I'm seeing is a lot of people expressing a refusal to get the vaccine simply because they fear what they do not know or understand and do not trust science and/or because they have fallen prey to conspiracy theories, etc. The anti-vaxx movement is full of misinformation and conspiracy theories... People who 'educate' themselves via youtube videos and posts on social media by anti-vax groups rather than reading scientific literature, etc. The sad reality is that there are a lot of very gullible people out there who feel 'educated' by consuming misinformation and believing in bull*** for which there is absolutely no real evidence. They develop a cognitive bias and then seek out information that only perpetuates and solidifies that bias -- similar to people who believe that vaccines cause autism although there is an overwhelming scientific consensus that they do not and that the mother having low vitamin D while pregnant appears to be one of the main causes of autism.

Anti-Coronavirus Vaccine Movement Grows, Fueled By Online Misinformation, Conspiracies
https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2020...misinformation

"Some anti-vaccine conspiracy theorists think the government is hiding effective COVID-19 treatments from the public to profit off of the vaccine, she says, and others believe Bill Gates is using it to plant microchips in people. Some believe the vaccine will turn people into antennas for 5G wireless technology."
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