Due to covid-19 pandemic, life changed for everybody, now people are forced indoors and miss being outside socializing, especially during the Christmas period, although they could see someone if safely distanced. Troubled economy all over the world brought its consequences such as lack of money, family difficulties and feeling of insecurity. Every day news is about thousands of more deaths because of covid19 and, as governors remind, these are not statistics, but people. These people are real, with a family and their loved ones. Everybody can contract the virus having different consequences.

Covid-19 seems to impact lung function along with sometimes having other unusual symptoms that seem more severe than a typical flu, as some people say. The most common symptoms are fever, dry cough and tiredness, but someone can also have loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, aches and pains, conjunctivitis, headache and rash on skin. Among the serious symptoms, instead, there are: chest pain or pressure, difficulty in breathing and loss of movement. Above all, the major risk is that lung functions could be impacted, and people need to be hospitalized to help them breathe.

The covid-19 vaccine can reduce the risk of having complications related to contracting the virus without having any immunity to support the chance of severe complications. One of my biggest reasons when having to monitor for infection is to keep from passing covid-19 on to someone who might be immune-compromised and find the virus to be more harmful for other people. Moreover, the benefits of taking the vaccine are better even with potential side effects than contracting the virus. What are some of the side effects? The common side effects include muscle pain, joint pain, headache and potential fever.

On the other hand, many people do not agree, and they want to avoid the vaccine because they are worried about future health consequences that now doctors cannot assure about. These people are many, but there is above all a group called “no vax” who goes to the squares to protest against the vaccination. People are confused because many virologists go to television programs talking about these possible health consequences, spreading more and more insecurity. Concerns of not getting vaccinated have included being able to get proper medical care and attention while there is a demand on the healthcare system for covid-19 treatments. These people think that if they contract the virus, they can use the plasma treatment to solve the problem because at the moment this is the best cure and has already been used with excellent results.

In conclusion, doctors have already started doing it and many people are not having any consequences. It is true that all vaccine effects can be visible only in a couple of years, but the pandemic needs to be stopped now without seeing other deaths, so vaccine represents the only way to stop it immediately.

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Antonio Ribaudo


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My trip in Malta gave me very good feelings! First of all, the school environment was very nice, and the teachers were.  very gentle and

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