Last week I had the Covid-19 vaccine – and surprisingly or maybe not several people were shocked and asked me why if I was so passionate about natural health did I choose to have the vaccine. So let me answer…..
I have worked on the frontline since this all started, I have been shocked at the amount of conspiracy theorists I appear to know and shocking fake information that has been doing the rounds of social media.
Make no mistake this virus is very real. Now while there may be a good survival rate that does not take into account the weeks/months many spend in hospital nor the long covid symptoms many who initially suffered mildly are now experiencing. See my previous blog for more info.
I have been diligent about applying the immune boosting, sleep inducing and stress reducing essential oils I use and taking the lifelong vitality supplements that help keep my system optimised and I have remained well and I firmly believe that they are the reason…. But I am not taking any chance now there is a vaccine available and I will not expose my patients nor my elderly parents (who I hope I can visit soon) to risk either.
I am integrative and to that end I believe in utilising the very best that nature and modern medicine has to offer and one does not need to be at the expense of another but instead has the ability to co-exist. We have an opportunity to get this virus under control and I hope to get to something much better than normal with more respect for all living beings – animal and plant and respect the amazing world we live in instead of destroying it.
To learn more about what I use to support my health – see my video on Immune Support and get in touch with any questions – above all stay safe, follow the guidance please.
So time and time again at the moment I hear the words “if the survivability from Covid is 99.9% effective why do we need a vaccine that is only 95% effective.” – this prompts a head in hands moment so read on.
Don’t confuse mortality- death – with morbidity – the condition of suffering from a disease or medical condition – just because the survival rate is so great does not mean this virus is not serious. For many the symptoms are thankfully mild but for the others they are not. Many people are needing an admission to hospital and lengthy stays on the ward or higher levels of care such as HDU or ITU. For those that don’t need admission at the time of contracting the virus they can still be suffering many months after with long covid – intense lethargy, chest pain, shortness of breath, much of the time these are fit healthy people who are now getting breathless on walking to the loo. Sure they are surviving but are seriously affected – is this what you want?
This is the reality, take it from me, so who will you listen to? Me, a frontline doctor working in A&E and seeing these patients on a daily basis or the person who keeps posting on FB who hasn’t seen the inside of a hospital or knows no one affected seriously with COVID?
Our NHS is overwhelmed not just with patients but short of staff who are off sick with COVID putting themselves at risk on a daily basis to do their job and we haven’t truly hit winter yet, we need you to stay safe, follow the guidance and keep yourself healthy.
try to stay at least 2 metres (3 steps) away from anyone you do not live with (or anyone not in your support bubble)
wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
wash your hands as soon as you get home
cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean