1. Adam Gallant Adam Gallant Canada says:

    Well, sure. We all know all medical intervention has side effects but it's a pros cons game.

    The odds of getting GBS from JJ is 0.02% (20 in 100,000).
    The odds you died of COVID-19 in the USA is 0.2% (800,000 deaths / 330,000,000) and counting.

    Now consider 70% of GBS sufferers fully recover, death is worse, and that COVID-19 comes with other severe side effects like lung, heart and brain scaring.

    I'll take the JJ (or the safer mRNA) shots and knowing choose a .006% (30% of .02%) chance of long term nerve damage over a .2% chance of Dead.

    • M Stevens M Stevens United States says:

      Your simplistic math needs to be adjusted for the following: the backward looking risk of death for the majority of Americans is far less than .2%, especially for those healthy and under say 50 or so, where the risk of death is minuscule. For the younger, healthy population it is not obvious that the unknown risks of the vaccine (it is not a vaccine btw, just like a flu shot isn't) is worth some protection against an extremely low risk outcome. It is a toss up for the not vulnerable and thus the choice should be there's to make.

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