Some questions to think about while waiting for a Corona-virus vaccine

Companies rush to develop vaccines against the new corona-virus, and a fast-track one will be tried on people soon even though it has low proven technology.

While I am working from home, talking with colleagues and friends from all around the world, I’ve started to gather some opinions around one question: “If a vaccine against COVID-19 would be released now, would you take it for you and your family?”.

I’ve gathered different points of view, and I think the cultural specifics are also making a difference.

But, all things go around two main responses: “Yes, of course!” or “No, because I don’t want to feed my body with something that wasn’t long-tested before.”

Considering this, the following questions arise:

  • Can the authorities force us all to get vaccinated?
  • You decide to have it for yourself. Can you push your children, your parents, your husband or your wife to have it too? Do you have the right to do this, can you control this?
  • Based on what aspects will you take the decision, what can influence you in a way or the other?
  • Will you just follow what the majority decides?
  • If you get the vaccine, but others in your community don’t, will you judge them or stop interacting with them?
  • If you are an employer, how would you consider the interaction between immunised employees and others that refused it?
  • If you are a parent, how would you react if some people from your children’s school refuse to get vaccinated? Will you let him continue learning in that environment?

Maybe this is something we should reflect on, don’t you think?

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