Ever since the start of ‘Covid-19’, the world has been in chaos, both economically and physically. Living in this deadly time, our only hope was on the development of vaccinations in order to curb the drastic effects of this lethal virus. However, the introduction of vaccines brought about multiple, mixed views from citizens all over the globe. From the installation of chips to infertility and even ‘death in 2 years’, the Covid vaccine myths have been making rounds on the internet. However, this article aims to be a myth-buster along with providing reliable information to the reader with citations so that you may decide for yourselves whether the covid vaccine is worth it or not?
Do Vaccines Work?
There are 4 vaccination types that are currently in development. A conventional method to produce vaccines is using ‘Whole Virus’, where a weakened form of the virus is utilized that can replicate without causing illness or using viruses whose genetic material has been altered so they cannot replicate, but both still trigger an immune response. The second is ‘Protein Subunit’, which uses pieces of the pathogen to trigger an immune response while minimalizing the side effects. The third is namely ‘Nucleic Acid’, which uses the genetic material, either RNA or DNA to provide cells with the instructions to make the antigen. These enter the body to trigger an immune response. Lastly, ‘Viral Vector’, which works by giving the cells genetic instructions to produce antigens.
Basically, what vaccines do is trigger a long-term immune response by producing memory cells in our body related to a specific antigen, so that if the body encounters the virus again, then the antibodies can fight them off in a more effective way than without these immunity providing anti-bodies. Their job is to make your body be prepared to recognize and remove these viruses from your system or make them ineffective.
What Vaccines Are Available?
As per published data, approximately 212 countries and territories have administered more than 2 billion doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, barely a year after the first Covid-19 case was found in China. The pace at which citizens are receiving vaccines is quite impressive and the death toll has significantly reduced over time as more people are receiving these shots. The most commonly used vaccines around the globe are namely Pfizer and Moderna, both mRNA types. Then there is Janssen Covid Vaccine which serves as a vectored type.
Astra Zeneca is mentioned to be a ‘spike protein antigen of Covid’ vaccine, however, it is most recommended for individuals above the age of 40. The vaccinations most commonly available in Pakistan are Sinopharm, Sinovac, Cansino, and Astra Zeneca many of which use the formula of inactivated Covid cells which is ‘Whole Virus’. The availability of multiple vaccines in Pakistan allows for a rapid rate of shots being administered and aiding the economy to get back on its feet at a faster pace.
Busting Covid Vaccine Myths!
Covid Vaccine Myths
Myth No.1) The Vaccine leads to Infertility Issues!
Buster) Ever since the vaccine has been first introduced, misinformation has been circulating like a wild goose. A social media myth started the rumor that this vaccine could cause infertility in women. This is based on the assumption that the vaccine could cause the body to launch an attack on syncytin-1 which is a protein in the placenta that shares a small piece of genetic code with the spike protein of the coronavirus however no studies so far have proved this true in any case. “While studies are ongoing, there is no data that the COVID-19 vaccines may cause infertility and no credible scientific theories for how the COVID-19 vaccine may cause female infertility,” was a statement recorded by Hsu. There is absolutely no available, certified reason that the vaccine could pose a threat to women who are trying to conceive or are already pregnant, however, it is proven that these women have immense danger from Covid-19 while they are conceiving due to which they should embrace the vaccine to keep the baby and themselves away from harm.
Myth No.2) Are Chips Installed in the Vaccine?
Buster) To be brutally honest, no one has the need to install chips in our vaccines when we are carrying tracking devices (Mobile Phones) on us at all times! But, to further ease your mind let us take a look at what professionals have to comment about this. There was a clip of approximately 3:49-minutes that was uploaded on a social media platform and received quite some spotlight in a few hours. It contains a compilation of manipulated footage, that includes news reports and commentary from Bill and Melinda Gates as well as Jack Ma that have been selectively combined to meddle with the minds of people! A few weeks later, the debate came to an end and concluded that the vaccine syringes could contain RFID microchips on their labels, however, it cannot be ‘injected’ into the individual who receives the vaccine. This article provides an in-depth dissection of the whole story that went down.
Myth No.3) Death Within Two Years of the Vaccine?
Buster) A post circulated on the famous social media platform, ‘Facebook’ which associated French Nobel prize-winning virologist Luc Montagnier with claiming that he stated that those who have received the Covid-19 vaccine will have ‘no chance of survival. Due to the person in question being famous and well-known, this misinformation did cause panic to arise amongst everyone. His interview regarding thoughts on the vaccine was rapidly shared throughout every internet community. However, it comes with true disappointment that it is to be believed that 99% of people did not even bother to view the whole interview, or such claims could never have been established. Luc Montagnier has received the vaccine himself and his only criticism was that vaccinations are promoting new variants to take birth, as you will learn after viewing the whole footage.
Should you get Vaccinated?
In these 1.5 years, the world has seen how dramatically Covid-19 has taken a toll on us, snatching our loved ones and leaving the others incredibly weakened. Ask those who have gone through the loss of someone battling their lives from this deadly virus and would they have taken the vaccine into consideration? They would say yes in the blink of an eye. This vaccination is not only for your own protection but for those around you as well! We need to be responsible citizens in order to achieve worldwide relief and get back to our normal lives. So go to your nearest vaccine center and get your shot now!