No it wasn’t from going out of the house during lockdown - my risk of catching Covid in Canberra with the closest Community transmission about 280km away is effectively zero.
No it wasn’t from the sarcastic nurse asking if I was “taking selfies or getting a vaccine … stop flexing your arm - relax it or this will hurt”
No it wasn’t from the needle. Didn’t feel a thing.
No it wasn’t from the lollypop she offered me. No possible way I was going to take THAT risk.
And the risk wasn’t the vaccine (comirnaty - pfizer). According to the CDC the risk of dying within 28 days of getting a vaccine is 0.0018% but that’s after not because of - a classic post hoc ergo propter hoc logic error. 6 people did die in the 44,000 person pfizer trial. 2 people in the treatment arm, and 4 in the placebo arm. That’s not the risk.
The biggest risk from either mRNA vaccine is anaphylaxis. Fatal anaphylaxes in those who have first been screened by asking “Do you have any allergies” is zero. The nurse asked me twice, and the second time she added " … other than to lollypops"
No the risk I took was getting in this Uber. Odds of dying in a car accident in your life is 1 in 107.