This is not how I arrived at vaccine hesitancy (or to be more honest, outright refusal) but it is part of it. I simply don't trust anything being pushed so hard, and when I evaluate the actual risks of the disease, it's just not scary (to me, at my age and general state of health). A vaccine is simply not necessary for the vast majority of the population at low risk even if they get the disease; and there are available treatment options if you do get it. And that's before you consider the risks of the vaccine itself (particularly antibody-dependent enhancement).
So my answer is and will be no, and that's not based on the way that health officials, media, and government collectively have squandered every bit of trust they ever had.
Of course, that doesn't help their case either.
This entry was published Wed Aug 25 22:42:49 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger
and last updated 2021-08-25 22:42:49.0.