Op-ed: To vaccinate or not

Olivia Patterson, Reporter

Will there be a cure for the coronavirus disease within the next few months? When they do discover the cure, will everyone be required to get vaccinated? What about those that don’t want to be vaccinated? Will they be forced? These are questions many of us are thinking about. But what will the cure for the coronavirus disease entail? 

“Vaccinations are Injections of a killed microbe in order to stimulate the immune system against the microbe, thereby preventing disease. Vaccinations, or immunizations, work by stimulating the immune system, the natural disease-fighting system of the body,” according to medicine net.com. 

To put it in plain terms, when you get injected with the vaccination, they’re injecting the actual virus into your system. Your body can absorb the injection and virus and try to use it to fight it off should you encounter it at a later time, since you’ve already been exposed to it. Some people are all for having themselves and their children vaccinated while others are for alternative methods. 

I’m one of those people that is not for vaccinations. Why put something foreign in your body that wasn’t there in the first place and allow it to live there until it’s activities from exposure to it again especially with the known fact that our bodies were created naturally to fight off infections. How we do that is by taking care of our bodies from the inside out. 

The best way to fight off diseases such as cancer, infections, viruses and even simple things as a common cold, is keep your body PH balanced or highly alkalized. 

“Fruits, nuts, legumes, and vegetables” are considered alkaline whereas “meat, poultry, fish, dairy, eggs, grains and alcohol are considered acidic,” according to healthline.com. What we are not taught in school is that infections cannot live in an alkalized body. 

Disease, such as cancer, can grow in a slightly alkaline body but they create their own acid which in turn creates more cancer cells. By lowering the acidity in your body and creating a higher PH level, making your body more alkalized, you continue to fight off infections and diseases naturally including cancer and viruses. 

Usually finding a vaccination takes years, but scientists are racing to find the cure, while even beginning medical trials within months of the outbreak. 

On May 1, the FDA posted an immediate release, “Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization for the investigational antiviral drug remdesivir for the treatment of suspected or laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 in adults and children hospitalized with severe disease. While there is limited information known about the safety and effectiveness of using remdesivir to treat people in the hospital with COVID-19, the investigational drug was shown in a clinical trial to shorten the time to recovery in some patients.” 

With a public release like this, it doesn’t sound too comforting. When creating the cure for the coronavirus disease, the vaccinations injected in you will include part of the COVID-19 virus in it. When it’s all said and done sooner or later you will have the virus in you no matter how hard you try now to keep yourself safe by hand washing, wearing a mask and keeping social distancing regulations. So it all comes down to the question, to vaccinate or not vaccinate.