Vaccinations.......hope this is ok to put here!
I'm really sorry for that, turtle. Hopefully, my own experience will help you put your worries to rest.
Got the 1st dose of the vaccine on Sunday (Pfizer). At first, I kept thinking that these vaccines are only in an early stage and that they will be improved as the years go by. However, my sister's pregnancy and my partner's MS made me take the decision to go ahead with it. I must say it hasn't been that bad. Apart from a pain in the arm on which I got the shot, which lasted 2 days, there's nothing else going on.
Of course, on the day of vaccination, I drank a lot of water and walked around the block in order to get the medicine properly circulating. My parents and many relatives of mine have been fully inoculated (i.e. have received both doses) and even though many of them have had their health issues (e.g. they have diabetes or even get kidney dialysis every 3 days or so), they have not faced issues from the vaccine.
In fact, I don't think the issue is about the vaccinations themselves as much as it is about the ways that push the vaccinations to the general population. Fear does not inspire people to get the vaccines; proper, thoroughly researched facts do. I know that's my 1st house Aquarius NN talking, but that's the feeling I get.
As for you, @turtle I'd say keep in mind the reasons why you did it and I'm sure that this will help you. I don't know if you've received both doses yet, I'm due to get the 2nd one in the beginning on July. I shall keep you updated.
Mom just sent me and my siblings an email warning us not to get the vaccine. Too late. I already got the Pfizer shots two months ago. Mom and Dad got the J&J shot—then they watched Bret Weinstein’s podcast and I guess they changed their minds.
In my case, I work with high-risk people (the old or disabled people that our youth-worshipping society writes off). So far, I’m not sorry I did it. Could I wind up regretting it? Yeah. But I took a calculated risk. So did my clients when they got vaccinated. We are now busy getting on with life.
With all that being said, I do have a problem with vaccine incentives such as giving people trucks and guns and stuff. To me, that feels crass. Segregating or sorting people by vax status….no. I feel quite safe around crowds now. Punishing or singling out people (in either direction) is unfair.
Turtle, you did what you thought was right at the time. Like Elsa said, don’t worry about what you can’t change. ❤️
Busy day. Thank you for all the support!❤️ I will get back to this thread over the weekend.