Podcast: Vaccine Palooza

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Dave McKinnon

  • @pluribus_unum says:

    Yes, they all work.

    • @rangererock5567 says:

      At what cost?

    • @melon. says:

      usually not much statistically. sore arm for a day, temporary fatigue.

    • @pluribus_unum says:

      @@rangererock5567 – The _TLDR_ of this video is that both the individual and the collective benefits of these 3 vaccines (flu, pneumonia, and shingles) outweigh the individual and collective risks of not using them.

      This video goes into some of the research on that for the vaccines covered; flu, pneumonia, and shingles.

  • @marigoldenergy8512 says:

    I would think that the majority of viewers would be eating a whole food plant based diet. With that in mind they would be less likely to be susceptible to the infections these vaccines are designed to prevent. For instance a study of diet on the Covid infection was shown that those who are mostly plants were 70% less likely to contact the illness. ( the percentage was from memory. It may not be exact.) if our immune systems are much stronger, how effective would the vaccines be on us? That is what I would like to learn. But I’m sure the tests of this would not be done.

  • @TT-zl7ir says:

    I hope everyone advocating for vaccines is keeping up with their covid shots. At the minimum annually, as recommended by our public health experts for everyone 6 months and older. 
    Quietly stopping is not ok.

    • @Joda30088 says:

      The current amount is at 6 shots! Dr. Greger better have all 6 plus the new one coming this fall

    • @LV-qr8fr says:

      If u go to all your checkups why wouldn’t u not just get them? Not like it’s a big thing? Lol.

  • @phillippinter7518 says:

    Science denyer won’t like this lol

  • @roligue says:

    I’m 58 years old and have had Covid twice now the first time the symptoms lasted five days. The second time they lasted three days and I am unvaccinated my wife, however, is vaccinated and caught Covid. This spring and the symptoms lasted two weeks for her.

    • @Joda30088 says:

      She probably experienced antibody dependent enhancement, which is the antibody created from the vaccine and actually helps make the viral infection WORSE!

    • @MrMopbucket says:

      @@roligue Anecdotal “evidence” here we come.

    • @LV-qr8fr says:

      I think less people would say this from their point of view bc it’s normal to not get it when u got the vaccine. Like, ‘i got the vaccine and also didn’t get covid’ like duh. Why not vax if that’s the case?

    • @dianeladico1769 says:

      That’s interesting but purely anecdotal. I’ll get a cold or flu and DH doesn’t. On the rare occasion he gets the flu with me, he feels icky for a couple of days and I’m flat on my back for over a week. Just our individual reactions to infection.

    • @sarahmh3971 says:

      You ‘unvaccinated’ your wife? Why not let her make own decisions for her body. Btw, anecdotal evidence is real and should be shared. Those people should not be shut down bc you don’t want to hear it.

  • @sherril.562 says:

    Everyone knows what they do to children. This is so wrong. In response to all the speculation about John McDougall, who was required to push it. The game is over. You know it’s full of poisonous things that should not be in there. It’s the answer everyone is looking for the last two weeks.

  • @EVanDoren says:

    I ban you for life for this propaganda piece.

  • @thepianoaddict says:

    This comment section is wild.

  • @robertmenalo1013 says:

    Great information.

  • @flowpom says:

    Can we trust the RAND corporation for such important matters??

  • @snoflahke6575 says:

    I listed to this until you said that smallpox was eradicated by vaccines. That assertion is fundamentally false by the time vaccines came on the scene small pox was nearly wiped out by the use of proper hygiene and sanitation. In fact in most cases proper hygiene and sanitation are more effective against the spread of disease that vaccinations by an order of magnitude. Now when i got bit by a feral cat i went and got the rabies vaccination and tx series because proper hygiene and sanitation do notr stop the spread of rabies but not getting bit by a wild animal does wonders to prevent its spread. So in that case getting a vaccination does make some sense. If i am traveling to a place that has poor hygiene and sanitation then a small pox vaccine might make sense or it might make better sense to avoid travel to such places. Continuing to vaccinate people with small pox in areas where theres no cause for conecern, in a place with proper hygiene and sanitation is just giving money needlessly to big pharma.

    • @luke_fabis says:

      Nobody’s continuing to provide smallpox vaccines anymore. Smallpox is gone.

      And yes, you CAN ascribe it to vaccines. There was a concerted push from all the major powers in the world, including the Soviet Union, to wipe out the disease. This wasn’t some Big Pharma conspiracy. There’s a world beyond developed countries with modern sanitation systems, lest you forget.

  • @ScheveSneeuwSchuifSchep says:

    All the butthurt antivaxers in the comments lol

  • @luke_fabis says:

    I appreciate how Dr. Greger conveys the science, clearly and honestly, even if it’s something a portion of his audience doesn’t want to hear.

  • @mysurlytrucker7510 says:

    My friend Andrew has had five vaccinations including his boosters, he has had covit three times, i have had no vaccinations and covit once.

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  • @dianeladico1769 says:

    Shingles soapbox: My mother had shingles before the antiviral was commonplace. She had in her doctor’s words ‘the worst case he’d ever seen’. She had postherpetic neuralgia. For the rest of her life she could only wear certain fabrics, couldn’t be touched in that area, couldn’t sleep on that side. Tried TENS, nerve blocks, acupuncture, everything short of addictive painkillers. Had to switch to an office job because she couldn’t physically do her usual work. When we went anywhere we flanked her to block accidental contact. A simple bump in a crowd would cause her to cry out in pain. I’d hear her sobbing when she thought she was out of earshot and my mother was tough.
    If you can get the vaccine, do so. If you can’t or choose not to, be aware of what shingles feels like and if you think you have it, get to the doctor without delay. Educate and monitor older relatives and friends Antivirals help immensely. She died with that awful pain. Spare yourself and those you love that agony.

    • @sectionalsofa says:

      Thanks for sharing your mother’s sad story. Sorry you had to witness her pain. I’m 71 and intend to get the vaccine soon.

    • @sschreck08 says:

      I had it, not as bad as your mom, but omg, is it painful!

    • @dianeladico1769 says:

      @@sectionalsofa Thank you. She was a wonderful lady and did not deserve that but bore it with grace.
      Please do protect yourself. Wishing you good health.

    • @dianeladico1769 says:

      @@sschreck08 Sorry you went through it. Hope you’re better now. Wishing you good health.

  • @grasmi says:

    Let me put my tinfoil hat on before I look at the comments…

  • @alianaacevedo says:

    No credibilidad

  • @suemichaelsen8486 says:

    The shingles vac stopped my discomfort getting that painful concern.

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