The Washington Post cites the five myths about coronavirus vaccines
With coronavirus vaccines advancing, It is becoming clear that some vaccine myths persist, resulting in several people – even health- in many countries, including Greece, still show hesitation or skepticism towards them. The Washington Post has summarized the five most persistent myths about coronavirus vaccines.
Myth 1: Some vaccines are better than others, so it is better to wait and not be vaccinated now.
All vaccines aim to provide protection, by creating immunity to the coronavirus protein, with which it enters human cells.
All vaccines focus on this key protein, pushing the immune system to produce the corresponding antibodies. All approved vaccines produce high levels of protection that drastically reduce the chance of hospitalization and potentially asymptomatic transmission.. They do not exist, currently, research shows that a vaccine provides longer lasting protection while all at some point – in the fall or next year – will need repeated administration.
Myth 2: Younger ones do not need to be vaccinated, especially if they are healthy
An argument that so far has resonated with many young people, as was seen in Israel, where there was a much lower willingness of younger people to be vaccinated than,what the biggest. While, indeed, younger people are less likely to get seriously ill or die from coronavirus, the disease remains dangerous for them as well.
In addition, as a recent study showed, almost the 30% of patients from 18 to 39 years stuck with coronavirus, even if they were not seriously ill, then suffer for months from "long Covid-19" symptoms, such as fatigue, mental blur, loss of taste or smell etc..
Yet, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the USA, about one-third of deaths from Covid-19 occur in patients under 65 years. A healthy lifestyle and a good physical condition can – actually – to contribute to a more resilient immune system, but these alone are not enough to produce coronavirus antibodies, so they do not guarantee that a young person will escape the hospital or worse. That's why even the youngest will do well to get vaccinated, when their turn comes.
Myth 3: The vaccines were developed rapidly, so we do not know if it is safe
One of the most commonly used excuses – and by health professionals – not to be vaccinated. Social media is full of related bullying posts, which -unfortunately- affect quite a few people.
The truth is that scientists have been working on coronavirus vaccines for at least a decade, which is why spike protein had already been identified as the main vaccination target. (spike). This ten year period of research and development (R & D) is equivalent to that for other vaccines. If all this effort had not been made before, pharmaceutical companies and university researchers would not have reacted so quickly amid a pandemic. But the clinical trials of the new coronavirus vaccines were also large and carefully controlled., approximately the same size in number of participants as those for other vaccines.
Myth 4: Vaccines contain unsafe and immoral ingredients
Perhaps the most unfounded and conspiracy theories, which involve "chips" in the vaccines, cells derived from abortions etc.. In fact, no coronavirus vaccine uses abortion material from abortions..
Once, in his decades 1970 and his 1980, cell cultures from two aborted embryos were used to produce vaccines, but since then too much time has passed and long ago there were no such remnants in vaccines, much more than Covid-19. And of course no reason for chips (that would not even fit through the syringe; ). Some "chips" may simply be used during transport of vaccines to record doses and ensure that the vaccines have not expired or are not counterfeit., but they are on the outside of packages or syringes and are certainly not inserted into anyone's body.
Myth 5: MRNA vaccines change DNA
Persistent but non-existent claim by vaccine deniers that the new type of mRNA technology vaccines (such as Pfizer / BioNTech and Moderna) modify the genetic material of the vaccinated person and may cause infertility or autoimmune disorders.
Facebook has downloaded many such posts in recent months. Αυτός ο μύθος αποτελεί λίγο-πολύ αντιγραφή παρόμοιων -εξίσου ψευδών- ισχυρισμών για το εμβόλιο κατά του ιού HPV. Δεν υπάρχει απολύτως καμία επιστημονική βάση σε αυτούς τους ισχυρισμούς, καθώς το mRNA του εμβολίου, που εισάγεται στο σώμα εντός νανοσωματιδίου από λιπίδια, δεν εισέρχεται καθόλου στο ανθρώπινο γονιδίωμα.
Παραμένει στον χώρο του κυττάρου εκτός του πυρήνα (όπου βρίσκεται το DNA), συγκεκριμένα στα ριβοσώματα και από εκεί καθοδηγεί την παραγωγή πεπτιδίων που μοιάζουν με την πρωτεΐνη-ακίδα, έτσι ώστε στη συνέχεια ο οργανισμός να αντιδράσει παράγοντας αντισώματα. Therefore, είναι λάθος ότι τα εμβόλια mRNA είναι ισοδύναμα της γονιδιακής θεραπείας, όπως ισχυρίζονται ορισμένοι επιστημονικοφανείς επικριτές των εμβολίων.