Is the coronavirus vaccine worth it?

Is the coronavirus vaccine worth it?

Sam Wallace, Writer

 

Last month the general public was informed that several labs were close to getting a covid vaccine but initial studies showed several severe side effects. Several people who volunteered to take the coronavirus vaccine reported waking up in the night with symptoms such as chills, exhaustion, even headaches, but when asked if it was worth it most said yes. This is because they claimed that after hearing about the virus and the devastation that it leaves behind for so long they are just relieved they might not get it.

In one particular test run of the vaccine a British patient received a spinal cord injury shortly after taking the vaccine, it is still unclear if the injury was caused by the vaccine or another factor but the FDA had temporarily shut down all tests of the vaccine until they could determine the cause. As of now, the FDA has yet to approve any covid vaccines. But that hasn’t stopped companies from trying to find a solution, AstraZeneca has now initiated a phase 3 clinical testing in the USA meaning that 30,000 young adults will undergo testing at 30 sites to better understand and test the potential coronavirus vaccine.

And then there is the problem of wide-scale distribution of a vaccine that public health departments are now being told to prepare to distribute as early as Nov. 1. But some health officials are predicting numerous problems for the distribution. One of these problems is that local governments have spent large amounts of money on basic covid response supplies and don´t have the money just sitting around needed to fund a large scale vaccine distribution. even if we do manage to find a vaccine it will be a long road to everyone being immune.