c933103 wrote:lightsaber wrote:art wrote:
2 - while there are some anti-vaxxers in UK, I suspect that few people who chose to have a first jab will have been dissuaded from having a second jab by anti-vax messaging
1- raises an interesting question. To the medics organising vaccination, does infection before or after one dose of vaccine 'count' as a vaccination, whereby a lot of people are not invited to have 2 doses of a 2 dose vaccine? That would help account for 75% in England having had 1 jab while 68% have had 2. About 13% of the population of England has caught and recovered from COVID-19 (according to positive tests rreported).
1 There was messaging earlier on if you were infected you didn't need a second dose. I think this is people just moving on with their life.
2. I personally know 5 people where propoganda dissuaded them from dose #2. Fear of miocarditis is to he only reason I understand, but that isn't the main factor with anyone I know. The went from amiable to a vaccine to not wanting it. I do not claim I understand the thought process.
I have heard people saying "Why take a vaccine now when they need to be taken every 6 months into the future" citing HK government expert comment on SinoVac
I strongly agree with this sentiment. I feel like a fool now having double vaccinated in Hong Kong since April and there has been zero local Covid cases since then and the 21 day quarantine means that there is absolutely no hope of travel outside Hong Kong.
Why vaccinate if you will never encounter the virus? For those who live in a Covid-zero country like Hong Kong, not vaccinating is the only reasonable choice. You are just having taking a vaccine (which involve a minor risk) to guard against a risk that does not exist in your country.
For those people living in Covid-zero countries the only sensible thing to do is really to wait until they open up before vaccinating. I will definitely not take my booster and advise everyone I know in Hong Kong against taking one until the border opens up.