Hi, this is Leslie Harris in for Mitch Michaels. I have heard from a few people that the vaccine doesn’t work. I’m here to tell you that I have proof it does.
My close friend Ted recently had COVID-19. Here is my interview with him.
(The identities have been changed to protect privacy, but every other word of this is true)
Ted lives with his two adult sons. Ted is not vaccinated.
Me: Ted, please tell me your experience with COVID-19.
Ted: “My younger son is fully vaccinated. My older son got his first vaccine, and the next day, I started having symptoms. I honestly did not think it was COVID-19 for several reasons. First of all, I have a lot of allergies, so I always have a bit of a cough. I’ve been doing a lot of spring cleaning and kicking up a lot of extra dust, and so I thought my allergies were just in overdrive. I never had a fever, I hadn’t lost my sense of smell or taste, my cough continued to be productive (the COVID-19 cough is a dry cough) so I did not isolate myself from my sons.
I almost didn’t even get tested because I really was sure it wasn’t COVID-19, and I was quite surprised when I got my positive diagnosis. My older son, the one who had just gotten his first vaccine, started having symptoms and also tested positive. My younger son, the one who is fully vaccinated, never experienced any symptoms but decided to get tested anyway. Twice his results came back negative.
I had been in close contact with both of my sons, but only the one that was NOT fully vaccinated got the virus. So the vaccine works. And yes, I know that there have been some cases of people that have gotten vaccinated and still got sick from COVID-19. The CDC even states on its website that no vaccine is 100% effective but this is our best chance at beating the virus.”
Me: “Ted, will you be getting the vaccine?”
Ted: “Now that I know I have survived COVID-19, I feel pretty confident that I would survive it again. However, I will still be getting vaccinated, because my son who got the virus from me, and ended up giving it to one of his buddies. I would never have forgiven myself if he had been permanently harmed from this disease, so yes, I will be getting the vaccine, to protect others.”