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There are no "piles of bodies" from the infection which hardly makes a blimp in the normal death rate in the population.

Yes, there is. Hospitals don't just haul out refrigerated "morgue trucks" everyday

https://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/covid-19-surge-banner-health-using-refrigerated-trucks-to-expand-morgue-capacity

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/fema-is-sending-85-refrigerated-trucks-to-new-york-city-to-serve-as-temporary-morgues-2020-04-01

Why do people keep ignoring all these out-of-normal things that's been happening? Morgue trucks aren't normal hospital sight

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Zaphod, tell that to the relatives of the over 120,000 who have died in the UK alone not to mention the millions world wide. So no you are wrong.

Himari, the EU may have blown it and continue to compound their mistakes, but the EU is not the west. Your statement does not match the facts on the ground. Japan has delayed its vaccine roll out and been snail slow when it finally began, the EU has been slow in its roll out and the USA for reasons we all know has hardly addressed the issue until recently, so Japan and “the west” or at least a large part of it are in like situation so how has the west blown it. The only major country that has done at all well in Vaccinations is the UK, so are you saying the UK constitutes the west? Very kind of you bet I fear even I would not be so vain as to go that far!

The reason vaccine production centres were not built in every country is quite simple, comparative advantage. Building huge numbers of production facilities that for most of the time are redundant merely inflates unnecessarily the cost of vaccines. The last pandemic on this scale was a century ago so they would have sat mouldering to no useful purpose.

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No medical intervention is inherently safe. There will always be risks.

It comes down to which pile of bodies will be bigger - with the virus or with the vaccine.

By a considerable margin, covid will kill more people than the vaccines.

The most serious side effects are lottery jackpot winner odds. You take more risks travelling to work in a morning.

It is still better to be vaccinated than not to be. I'll be having my second AZ when it is offered to me.

There are lots of things that we can do to make the world a better place, but rarely have the stakes been so high as in the case of the vaccination roll out. So man-up, get jabbed and do your bit for humanity.

Of more concern than the side effects is the failure of governments to build vaccine production labs across the planet. It is insane to create a supply bottleneck. It promotes 'vaccine diplomacy' and shortages. Wherever you are in the world, challenge your government on local vaccine production capacity. They have all spent money to mitigate the economic damage - they need to spend money building labs across the world to replicate vaccines in large quantities, quickly, for all nations.

It is not enough to behave as if they can just order a few more and they will arrive next day in the post. It is not like buying stuff from Amazon. Why are there not vaccine production labs springing up around the world?

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The past year has shown time and time again that pussyfooting around this virus does nothing but kill people or give them long term health problems. Vaccination is the only way out, why countries aren’t embracing this is baffling. Governments putting politics over people.

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"Europe's stuttering vaccine rollout faced multiple hurdles on Friday as EU regulators said they were reviewing side effects of the Johnson & Johnson shot and France further limited its use of the AstraZeneca jab."

and this why Japan went slow with its vaccine rollout. It is becoming clear that Japan did the right and the west totally blew it.

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PLEASE think of human lives not capitalism.

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GBR48

No medical intervention is inherently safe. There will always be risks.

It comes down to which pile of bodies will be bigger - with the virus or with the vaccine.

There are no "piles of bodies" from the infection which hardly makes a blimp in the normal death rate in the population. Likewise, there are no "piles of bodies" from the unproven vaccines, but any death from an unnecessary vaccine is too much. Also, we do not know enough about long-term side effects yet.

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