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How will you respond when an FDA-approved vaccine to prevent COVID-19 becomes available?

Disclaimer: This poll represents an unscientific sampling of users.
Select one of the following options, then click the "vote" button.
  I’ll get vaccinated immediately.
  I plan to get vaccinated but will wait to make sure of its safety.
  I won’t get vaccinated.
  Undecided.
(727 Votes)
Member Comments (11)
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Linda Ward
September 11, 2020 at 9:03 am
What happenes next? "Outside experts, serving on an independent data and safety monitoring board that oversees the trial, will try to determine whether the condition was caused by the vaccine or was unrelated.

Susan Ellenberg, a biostatistician at the University of Pennsylvania who has served on such boards for other trials, said the process of determining whether an adverse event is related to the vaccine will delve into the individual’s medical history, the timing of the illness and the biology of the vaccine.

“I’m not alarmed for a lot of reasons. In fact, I’m reassured,” Ellenberg said. “It tells me people are looking at things very, very carefully.”

Former Food and Drug Administration commissioner Scott Gottlieb said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Wednesday that scientists will scrutinize records to see if there might have been any milder cases of the same condition that were missed. “This was a 10,000-patient trial, so one case of a rare adverse event that could be associated with the vaccine is going to cause concern among regulators,” he said."
Linda Ward
September 11, 2020 at 9:01 am
"Why the AstraZeneca trial for a coronavaccine was put on hold?
The pause, triggered by a possible adverse event in one of the participants, has raised many questions.

What is transverse myelitis, the condition believed to have been diagnosed in the study participant?
Collins described the condition as transverse myelitis, although AstraZeneca said in a statement that “there is no final diagnosis and there will not be one until more tests are carried out.”

Transverse myelitis is a rare inflammation of the spinal cord that can be caused by viral infections and has only rarely been associated with vaccinations. The neurological disorder can damage the insulating material covering nerve cell fibers called myelin. There are about 1,400 cases in the United States each year. Symptoms include pain, sensory problems, weakness in the legs and possibly the arms, and bladder and bowel problems, according to an NIH website."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/09/09/astrazeneca-vaccine-trial-halt-faq/?hpid=hp_national-right-4-0_hse-latest-feed%3Ahomepage%2Fstory-ans
badelectronics
September 10, 2020 at 6:34 pm
I'll let DougF get it injected into his eyeballs first.

Truepat: I hope your antibodies hold up and prevent you from getting reinfected.
Truepat
September 10, 2020 at 6:13 am
As some Americans fight over the mask requirement, I was just reminded by an Irish friend that the government in Ireland still restricts their personal travel to 3 miles/4.8 km from their homes 24/7......their bars are still closed as well....
Becca
September 9, 2020 at 11:18 am
I've no idea how to respond because of course I want to get vaccinated, but not if it's a rush vaccine Trump tries to miraculously push out before the election. I wish FDA-approved meant something anymore.

Can we add a voting option for "I'll get vaccinated when an actually safe & effective vaccine is available next year"?
Linda Ward
September 9, 2020 at 9:23 am
Thanks Truepat for the update. Continue on your road to recovery!

Let Trump be the FIRST to get the vaccine, prove he stands behind his words, if it doesn't kill him then it MIGHT be safe.
Truepat
September 9, 2020 at 6:18 am
By the way, I follow the European medical societies since they are more accurate then any other society. They found that covid-19 does not like an acidic environment and I found that drinking tomato juice during my sickness, I couldn't eat for a week, did help with the stomach nightmare I was experiencing.....
Truepat
September 9, 2020 at 6:15 am
Having survived 20 days of covid-19 due to someone spreading, I do have the antibodies and am preparing to take another antibody test at the 90 day mark, since our the medical society can't seem to figure out how to test the longevity of the antibody. I would take the vaccine if it proves to be a preventative My next test will be around the 18th of September.....
martinkus
September 8, 2020 at 10:56 pm
Agree with CP63. The FDA has become "politicized" under the Trump Administration. The "public trust" element has been severely diminished despite what Stephen Hahn says. Sidelining Tony Fauci (Director, NIAID/NIH) was a bad move by the Administration. Remember that the virus will dictate everything and not Trump's big mouth.
CP63
September 8, 2020 at 10:41 pm
Normally, the mass of people in the US would get vaccinated because they could trust the FDA's rigorous scientific process. Not anymore.
Demosthenes
September 8, 2020 at 7:37 pm
Almost half of the votes at this point (117) say they will not get vaccinated. Help me understand.
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