Getting a Vaccination vs Having Recovered from Covid -- Are they equivalent?

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"among those affected by the recent Mass outbreak, 75% of infected individuals were fully vaccinated."

Please, please, make a distinction between 'infected' and dire disease. Remember, you'll probably get a mild infection before your vaccine-primed immune system ramps up to stomp it. Even if symptoms were so minimal, so brief that you did not notice...

With the exception of too many 'Non-Western' vaccines, due demonstrated diminished efficacy against recent variants, Covid vaccines keep you well, or 'well enough' to manage without hospitalisation. Or a stay in ICU...

UK experience is that hospitalisations for 'Covid Delta' are almost entirely among the un-vaccinated. And, looking at cases in US, the distinction is stark: Un-vaccinated ? TSB,NFC... {Expansion is brutal, NSFW.}

Delta is so much more infectious, so much more aggressive than earlier variants, and has now evolved to mostly side-step any immunity from survival of prior variant infection that, unless you have pressing medical reasons for not getting vaccinated, please, please, please get vaccinated as soon as you can.

Oh, and don't forget your decadal pneumonia vaccination, plus anything else that your MD / clinic recommends.

And the other thing ? Please seek counselling for your mega-glums...
 
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