The goal of a vaccination
Generally speaking, a vaccination is a harm done in order to prevent something worse. By law, something like this is only allowed, if the result is really worth it – anything else could be considered an assault. A vaccine usually has the goal to confront the body with weakened viruses or bacteria in order for the host to learn from it and to develop immunity against those pathogens. This usually results in the body producing something we call “antibodies”. If a person has enough antibodies against a certain virus, that specific virus won’t be able to spread much further due to the immune system being informed and prepared against it. One of the few things that could pose such a patient at risks would be immunosuppressants like cortisone1.
Do you need a vaccination?
This is an important question! Due to viruses like SARS-CoV2 spreading globally like many well known influenza viruses, most people probably already were in contact with it. If our body manages to fight this pathogen off, antibodies and memory-cells usually remain in our body for a while. This situation could be considered similar to a vaccine – one being an artificial and potential harmful confrontation via injection, the other one coming from everyday exposure to pathogens. The result however is the same. The only difference would be, that vaccines are considered as a somewhat “controlled exposure”.
This could and should be debated further especially regarding the new mRNA-vaccine for SARS-CoV2. Normal trials for novel vaccines take up to 10 or even 20 years until they are being validated as acceptable for the general public. The new vaccine had been released after around 10 MONTHS. Lots of money won’t accelerate these central studies, as many of them need time as an important safety-factor. First, do no harm!
You can’t reduce 9 months of pregnancy to 3 months, just by “putting lots of money into it”.
The question is though, if you would have to vaccinate a person that had been tested positive for antibodies against SARS-CoV2? There would be no need to do so, as the person already worked out an immunity against the pathogen. If someone would want to vaccinate you, while you are able to prove that you have already built up antibodies – what reason is there to do so?
Boosting one’s immune system and “surviving” an influenza-like-virus sounds not only smarter but also way safer than exposing ones long term health to something that works on our genome and already showed side effects worldwide2.
1. Yasir M, Goyal A, Bansal P, Sonthalia S. Corticosteroid adverse effects. In: StatPearls. StatPearls Publishing; 2020.
2. Children’s Health Defense Team. FDA Investigates Allergic Reactions to Pfizer COVID Vaccine After More Healthcare Workers Hospitalized. Childrens Health Defense.