I’ve been asked my opinion on the coronavirus vaccine and I have to be fully open and tell you that the pandemic has caused me to look at wellness very differently. I stepped away for a bit to get back on track.
Other illnesses haven’t stopped due to COVID. Mental illness is at an all-time high. Burnout is real. Parents are tired. Essential employees are tapped out. So. much.
Here’s what I can share on the vaccine: Educate yourself on the clinical trial process for vaccinations, and all the phases of vaccine approval including observing long term effects. Decide what you’re personally willing to risk by taking the vaccine. Decide who you’d be saving by taking the vaccine. FDA has posted its letter of authorization and fact sheets. There’s no reason to be uninformed.
Some food for thought that I am using for my own personal decision: A vaccine is not a treatment or a cure, which may change how you process this decision. Know what is myth and what is fact. Know what is getting injected and what is not. Is it live COVID? No. Does it compromise fertility? Fuzzy, unsatisfactory answers have been given to debunk what is being called a myth. The FDA decision memo says the fertility study is still pending.
Scientists have moral and ethical standards for drug development. Has the drug approval process been hurried or influenced to the point of being unsafe? Maybe. Maybe not. Educate yourself. Be informed. I cannot tell you what to think. I can share what to possibly think about.
People are at risk. People are dying. Figure out how you’re willing to do your part: Vaccine? Truly stay home? What? P.S. The historic “anti-vaxxers” are not the same profile as those who have a logical mistrust of our healthcare system.
As we weigh these heavy decisions and see volunteers publicly getting vaccinated, my mission remains to help women relating to wellness, motherhood, money. I have some helpful resources, free master classes, and instant access coaching experiences available for you right now. We’re all on this journey together. Be well.
Live Well is a women’s empowerment lifestyle brand focusing on mental health, money, and motherhood. Established in 2010 by Dr. Jenn Edwards, Live Well specifically helps women avoid burnout, holistically invest, and parent with resilience. Jennifer is a wife, mother of two children, scientist, author, speaker, professor, and fourth generation entrepreneur.