For what it is worth if the media reported every adverse reaction to peanuts, penicillin, and shellfish they wouldn’t have time to talk about anything else. Of course we still have a lot to learn about the vaccines and the long term effects, but we also don’t know what the long term effects of getting COVID-19 will be either. Locally we run out of ambulances almost daily and at this point we’re close to having as many dead Americans from COVID-19 as we had from WWII. Close to 400,000 people in a year vs 4 years for WWII. Naturally the larger population can be argued, but at this point it is likely you know someone who has died from COVID-19. I think back to guys like Dr. Salk and Dr. Lister who didn’t seem to have such resistance when doing their work. Dr. Salk made the poliomyelitis vaccine. It had all sorts of side effects, but chances are many people on this forum remember the polio epidemic. Being in my late 20’s I was not alive, but my aunt has been in a wheelchair ever since she was a child - just before the Salk Vaccine. Point being those guys took a gamble on developing preventive medicines for terrible diseases. As a public health professional I tip my hat to them. The public also took that bet. Science has come a verrryyy long way since the 50’s. A lot of radio nerds grace the halls of great scientists. I guess it boils down to asking the question are you a betting man? I took that bet. So far so good. I also enjoyed some peanuts and shellfish. What ham radio does in this pandemic: As a public health professional I harp on education and making people aware of health related topics. I think radio has done an excellent job in the respect of public health. Safety nets and information about vaccines are abound in our world of radio. Without the spread of information we in public health are dead in the water. Cheers to ham radio. best wishes to all, KN4EHX Tell me if this looks familiar?