With the news on Monday that Pfizer had developed a Coronavirus vaccine that was 90% effective, many of us might have thought that the Coronavirus crisis would be over soon, but I’m not sure that this is actually going to be the case even slightly.
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Not only is it going to be a long time until the vaccine is effectively rolled out, but there are also going to be a whole bunch of anti vaxxers out there that are going to be sceptical of it and refuse to take it. Maybe they’re right to do so – the typical testing period for a vaccine before it’s made available to the public is seven years after all – but Piers Morgan at least isn’t happy with this stance, offering to take any vaccine live on air to prove that there are no side effects once he has the opportunity to do so.
Morgan made the claim via his Twitter account and predictably there was a mixed reaction to his statement:
To all the anti-vaxxer Covidiots predictably now screaming that they won’t have the jab, let me say this:
a) If it’s approved then I will have it done live on TV.
b) If you refuse to have it then no more flying for you, and no using the NHS if you get covid. Deal?
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 10, 2020
Piers I’ll be at the front if that queue with you. The amount of people who are saying no is genuinely baffling the shit out if me. I really really worry about the future of the human race with the amount of idiots around.
— Jen (@jennybeann12) November 10, 2020
Didn’t the last PR stunt you did in 2013 backfire on you when you became ill after receiving the flu shot from Dr Oz live on TV?? Didn’t you become ill 10 days later tweeting (21st Jan) your voice had “plunged to a ludicrous level, fading in and out.”
— Russ Kieron (@KieronRuss) November 10, 2020
People complaining about taking a vaccine designed by scientists from allover the world but they will take coke of a dealer called Kev who has no teeth and 15 kids……..
— Adam Walker (@walkeradam1) November 10, 2020
Thalidomide was over 60 years ago. The testing that has been put in place since then is BECAUSE of that tragedy. We didn’t have the technology then that we have now. There have been thousands of drugs and vaccines launched since. It’s a ridiculous comparison and a harmful one
— Nigellas Knickers (@Nigellas_Knicks) November 10, 2020
Yes nearly $5 billion paid out in vaccine injury compensation following court battles
also in Uk last rushed vaccine swine flu caused Brian damage … we have a vaccine injury scheme for a reason and it’s not that vaccines are safe
— All sorts (@Ali79596850) November 10, 2020
So New World Order, Nazi State it is then according to Piers.
— DataDez (@data_dez) November 10, 2020
No Piers, this is out of order.
I am not an “Anti Vaxxer”. Both of my children, as have I and my siblings all had all recommend vaccines.
But you think that those of us who have concerns about it should be totally ousted from society? Very small minded 😪
— Dolly (@Dolly_T) November 10, 2020
It’s a good thing you don’t make up the rules and laws then isn’t it. On average, if takes between 10-15 years for a vaccine to be tested before being given to the public, not 9 months. I’m no anti-vaxxer and have taken all of my shots, but I certainly won’t be taking this one.
— Layla (@Laylatruthseek) November 10, 2020
Yeah, judging from that reaction I don’t think that anyone is coming to a consensus on this one any time soon, whether you’re of the school of thought that you don’t want to take the vaccine because you’re not sure if it’s safe or are convinced that it’s a form of control imposed on you by the government. I can kind of sympathise with the first viewpoint as there are a lot of cases of vaccines not working as they haven’t been tested properly and severely damaging the people who take them, but obviously I think the government control angle is stupid.
Even with the first viewpoint though, I feel like in the current climate it might be a better idea to take something that’s 90% effective and hopefully 100% safe so that everyone can go back to their normal lives sooner rather than later. Take one for the team you know?
It clearly seems that not everyone feels that way though, so it’ll be interesting to see what happens in the future regarding this vaccine. I imagine there will probably be a whole bunch of protests and violence over it because why wouldn’t there be at this juncture hey? We live in interesting times.
For more of the same, check out this absolutely incredible anti-vaxxer fan fiction. People can be so weird.