The vaccine for COVID-19 is literally available to the public in the United States. The FDA will approve emergency use for it within days. However, there are some groups not eligible for it even with the emergency approval.
Groups Not Eligible
https://www.healthline.com/health-news/why-some-immunocompromised-people-may-not-be-eligible-for-a-covid-19-vaccine The group of people at greatest health risk from the vaccine are those with compromised immune systems. Who are in this group? People with cancer, HIV, organ transplants, and bone marrow recipients. Additionally, people taking prescription medications that suppress the immune system like corticosteroids are not eligible yet.
Will anyone in this group be approved? Possibly, but it will take time. The clinical trials test certain groups of people. Immunocompromised people, children, and pregnant women were not tested. There are plans to begin clinical tests on these other groups in 2021. People with weakened immune systems are not excluded but will have to wait.
More Details on Excluded Groups
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-with-medical-conditions.html Scientists have identified health/disease conditions that are labeled as ‘at increased risk’ of severe illness from SARS-CoV-2. Adults of any age with cancer, chronic kidney disease, COPD, some specific heart issues, obese and severely obese, sickle cell disease, type 2 diabetes, and smokers are in the ‘increased risk’ group.
Those adults of any age who might be at increased risk include asthma, cerebrovascular disease, cystic fibrosis, hypertension, dementia, liver disease, overweight, type 1 diabetes, pulmonary fibrosis, and more. Please check the link above for more details.
What Do You Do?
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/immunocompromised.html If you have a health condition that has been identified as one of concern, the CDC wants you to continue the same precautions you are currently taking – washing hands, social distancing, face masks, etc. Avoid those things that would put you at risk of catching the virus.
Do not stop taking any medications or treatments without checking with your physician first. Keep your regularly scheduled doctor’s visits. It is better to use virtual opportunities than physically going to a waiting room with other people.
You might also think about increasing your supply of emergency and over the counter medicines. An extra 30-day supply is good insurance. It is best to have them mailed to you.
Emotional health can be a problem with self-quarantine. Fear, anxiety, and depression can be overwhelming for some. It is not the stress that we face, but how we handle the stress. When you feel stressed out and at your wit’s end, call your physician and determine what coping options are available to you.
I do not believe that the current coronavirus vaccines are going to produce a herd immunity that people with weakened and compromised immune systems will become free to return to a near-normal pre-pandemic life. Why?
Many people do not want to take the vaccine. They were not tested in longer terms. There is serious concern about what happens five or ten years from now. The current vaccines do not have a live or attenuated virus. These are genetically modified vaccines. Your DNA will be altered – permanently!
Is this good or bad? I think it is too early to know how safe these mRNA and rRNA drugs really are. Yes, they may prevent the virus from infecting you, but at what long-term cost?
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