As a physician, I want to share why I have ABSOLUTELY NO INTENTION of getting a COVID vaccine any time in the near future. But first, I need to clarify that my current refusal to get the shot is not related to the following issues:

  • It is not because of lack of testing. The mRNA technology was tested for decades before being adapted for COVID. The COVID specific tests had good quality data for safety and efficacy. From my understanding of cell biology and the pharmacology of the mRNA nanoparticles, the risk of DNA damage, autoimmune disease, or cancer stemming from this shot is negligible to non