By Aaliyah Bell
Surrounding a growth of rapid cases in the country, plenty of people question when and how will the virus end. For many they believe the answer to this is simple: a vaccine. While this is the case for plenty of people others oppose this solution due to a mix of feelings, past experiences, ethnic background, fear, and some solely off of what a majority of people are choosing. So without being biased how can people explain their reasoning without bashing the other side? In this month's Eagle Express article there are clear pros and cons to the vaccine without picking a side.
In order for people to understand each other and mature we have to try to see things from other peers' point of view, because sometimes hearing another person discuss a topic might change your mind or teach you more about a topic that you didn't know before.
Possible Pros of Vaccination for COVID-19
While there may be plenty of advantages of being vaccinated for the virus these are the main points I’ve heard from various sources. Starting off, an advantage of being vaccinated for the coronavirus would simply be to protect yourself from future serious illness that derives from catching the disease. Not only will the vaccine protect you from COVID but possibly other sickness that are common during the colder seasons, due to the fact that the vaccine is said to be able to temporarily build natural immunity. Another reason the vaccine is said to be safe is because of strains in the vaccine that are designed to help your body fight the virus.
Possible Cons of Vaccination for COVID-19
While the vaccine is said to be a great tool to stop the pandemic, disadvantages may still occur due to the short notice of creating this vaccine. Again there might be other reasons for why citizens in the United States should not be vaccinated but these are the main points plenty of people, including me, have gathered. Due to the short amount of time we had to create the vaccine there's no way of telling that everyone will react the same or be able to protect themselves without gaining other sickness from getting the shot. Many people that I have talked to about vaccination are not for it due to a bad history of getting vaccines that led to other dangerous diseases. Another con of getting the COVID-19 vaccination is the inability of knowing if certain symptoms will stay permanent such as not being able to taste or smell. It has been said that even with getting the shot you may still experience side effects until your body learns to accept the vaccine.
While doing your own research at home about denying or accepting the vaccine and with this information in mind, you can also help at home by only going to places that are necessary, constantly checking temperatures and warn a doctor or family members immediately of any signs and symptoms of the Coronavirus.