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Turf Taint
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Doctors getting vaccine - compelling case to get vaccine?
Background:
I got JJ vaccine (for work int'l travel and JJ specifically for several reasons, including do not trust human factors like consistent cryogenic temp throughout supply chain, for such scale and speed, kept for effective mRNA; JJ no cryogenic temp req'd)

My wife opposes getting vaccine. Leary of speed to market and new technology. I was too. Her prerogative.

Fast forward to today, just back from Dr. appt. All Drs at this org got vaccine. Very large org.

For those of you who have / will not get vaccine, how do you view medicine subject experts who get the vaccine? Pretty compelling case for the vaccine, no?


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re: Doctors getting vaccine - compelling case to get vaccine?
hospital staff is around 50% at most That tell you right there


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re: Doctors getting vaccine - compelling case to get vaccine?
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For those of you who have / will not get vaccine, how do you view medicine subject experts who get the vaccine? Pretty compelling case for the vaccine, no?

they call is practice for a reason.....sometimes what they do is wrong.


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BehindtheWoodshed
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re: Doctors getting vaccine - compelling case to get vaccine?
If you worked in healthcare or closely with a large number of physicians…..you would have a much better understanding as to why your case really isn’t that compelling.


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thejuiceisloose
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re: Doctors getting vaccine - compelling case to get vaccine?
Tucker Carlson knows better than them


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re: Doctors getting vaccine - compelling case to get vaccine?
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hospital staff is around 50% at most That tell you right there


Are you lumping doctors in with nurses and medical assistants, because there’s a significant difference in education across the board and I know which ones I’d listen to over others.


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Rick9Plus
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re: Doctors getting vaccine - compelling case to get vaccine?
Doctors believe in modern medicine.

Or are required by their employer to get it.


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re: Doctors getting vaccine - compelling case to get vaccine?
My personal doctor did not get vax because he has seen some serious/critical side effects early on in multiple patients. He advised me not to get it


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Mike da Tigah
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re: Doctors getting vaccine - compelling case to get vaccine?
Why do I feel like getting a vaccination is now akin to a presidential election, and I’m being inundated with people campaigning for their side to win the day?




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Pettifogger
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re: Doctors getting vaccine - compelling case to get vaccine?
Generally? No

But I do know doctors who are intelligent, not lemmings, and who are rabidly right wing who got the vaccine and encouraged me to do so

So I do put some amount of stock in that. But TBH I don't think physicians are THAT much better prepared to gauge the risks/advantages than an intelligent layman who can digest dense material and approach a topic without emotion.

I think most people who do the latter conclude either -

1) Seems like it works, seems like it's safe, there is an outlier possibility of issues that if they arise are going to impact millions, but because of x, y, z (personal health, age, risk aversion, kids) I'm going to get it.

or

2) Seems like it works, seems relatively safe, but I'm not comfortable with the unknowns and the risk to me is tolerable enough to hold out for now.


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re: Doctors getting vaccine - compelling case to get vaccine?
Have you even watched Dr. Death yet?


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Lester Earl
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Trump was enough for me. I sprinted there


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OleWar
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re: Doctors getting vaccine - compelling case to get vaccine?
Why do you fricking care?


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Clint Torres
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re: Doctors getting vaccine - compelling case to get vaccine?
Doctors are pretty much all vaxxed..

Redneck nurses, not so much


LSUfan20005
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re: Doctors getting vaccine - compelling case to get vaccine?
Not really. Doctors buying in the the prevailing medical winds of the day is pretty much essential to maintaining their way of life.


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NIH
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re: Doctors getting vaccine - compelling case to get vaccine?
We just need Muh ivermectin


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ShoeBang
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re: Doctors getting vaccine - compelling case to get vaccine?
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how do you view medicine subject experts who get the vaccine? Pretty compelling case for the vaccine, no?


As people who trust their contemporaries didn't misplace a decimal somewhere and we won't know about it for 10 years. Time will tell if they are dumb doctors are smart doctors. Both are very prevalent in the medical community.

Contrary to popular belief, a high intelligence is not a requirement to be a doctor. I respect the profession but I don't trust just any doctor's opinion. Just ask doctors how much malpractice insurance they have to carry. It's not because they are always right now is it?
This post was edited on 7/22 at 9:49 am


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Turf Taint
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re: Doctors getting vaccine - compelling case to get vaccine?
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But TBH I don't think physicians are THAT much better prepared to gauge the risks/advantages than an intelligent layman


If they are not, I will take $50 copays and have openings for the rest of year. When would you like your next appointment?

Kidding...but I am curious why you put so little credence on medical expertise vs. laymen?


Turf Taint
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re: Doctors getting vaccine - compelling case to get vaccine?
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hospital staff is around 50% at most That tell you right there


Source, pls

Doctors, not "staff" (ie, the cafeteria lady and guy who wheels dead bodies to morgue are in scope to pernt made here)


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