While I appreciate the views of the members that post frequently in the other Coronavirus thread I think it would be helpful to have a thread that approached it from a different perspective. I have a lot of questions and am curious to know what some other posters might feel. The other thread has posts that mostly dispute the existence of the virus, even the existence of ALL viruses. The vaccine is considered a plot to depopulate the planet. Getting the jab is treated as a kind of suicide and a moral if not physical surrender. That is all one way of looking at it. But I look at it differently. I think it's clear people are getting sick. I have never in my life known anyone to go to the hospital for the flu let alone die from it. Yet I know plenty of people that have been deathly ill and some that have died from this thing. I can appreciate the idea that there are huge global conspiracies. But the idea that every global government has conspired together to fake a disease only to make a vaccine that will kill millions does not seem plausible. I think the virus is real. I think it was cooked up in a lab, probably by the Chinese, but it also could have come from the US. I think the release could be accidental or intentional, for a variety of reasons. I think the vaccine is sound science from what I have read about it. The issue isn't that it's so dangerous it will kill people, the issue is it's not strong enough to provide lasting immunity. People involved in making vaccines are not the type of people that would create one that would kill people. As a child in kindergarten I waited in line for a sugar cube with the polio vaccine. I have to believe people that dedicate their lives to helping people with medicine would act appropriately. Are there issues with the vaccine? Sure. It's medicine and people will react differently. I don't know anyone that has died from it, I don't know anyone that knows anyone that has died from it. Some people report getting ill but got better quickly. I really don't think it's necessary for everyone to get it. Young healthy people especially. My take on the situation is that it should have been handled in a manner consistent with a free society. You decide what level of risk you are comfortable with. If you were afraid of getting it and dying from it you were free to mask up, social distance, lock down, and anything you wanted. There should have been no mandate to do any of those things. As the different variants pop up people will eventually realize that handling it like any other "flu" is the right thing to do. Stay healthy, practice good hygiene, get a yearly shot if desired and live (or die) with the consequences.