At the risk of destroying my credibility with most of the world, I am going to share why I argue we should not get the hailed COVID-19 vaccine.

Now, before I’m accused of being a conspiracy theorist, allow me to clarify a few points first.

Yes, I do agree that COVID-19 is indeed a real virus; Yes, I understand it poses a significant, and sometimes fatal, risk to certain groups, specifically the elderly and those with multiple pre-existing conditions; and yes, I do think Operation Warp Speed was more than necessary to obtain a vaccine as fast as possible for those high-risk groups.

That said, in this case, the risk of taking the vaccine far outweighs the reward of quickly getting back to a semblance of normal.

Its future complications medically, socially, politically, and ideologically, are destructive to American society.

The Medical Argument

Although it is indeed an amazing feat that the Trump administration was able to facilitate the production of multiple vaccines within ten months as opposed to five years, certain consequences come without long-term testing.

America is about to distribute a vaccine to hundreds of millions of Americans next Spring without knowing the long-term side effects it could have on them.

Even in the short-term testing, four Pfizer vaccine test patients developed Bell’s palsy, resulting in paralysis in half the face.

As a person who is sensitive to medications, this is a risk I will avoid at all costs, especially not knowing how the vaccine could affect me in the future.

The Social Argument

Socially, the decision between getting the vaccine or not could cause permanent divides between Americans who differ on the issue. If we look divided now, just wait until after the vaccine is administered to the masses.

Some people are so terrified of the virus that they are bound to shun those who decide against the vaccine.

Remember, wearing face masks was painted as the “patriotic” thing to do by many politicians and entertainers who essentially control societal norms, permanently damaging how anti-maskers and mask-wearers interact. The vaccine will be no different.

The Political Argument

Politically, this is where America could potentially sink into the abyss of never having true freedom again. “Medical tyranny,” one might call it.

Remember, we are only in this dire situation because governors in 49 out of 50 states unconstitutionally shut down all “non-essential businesses” and issued draconian “stay-at-home orders.”

Although some states have mostly reopened, like Florida, for example, it’s not unrealistic to say I don’t foresee most states reopening until most of the population receives the vaccine.

They are waiting on it to become either widely available or widely administered—and we’ll find out which is which very soon.

While President Trump says the vaccine will be made available for “those who want it,” indicating that it will not be mandated, other entities may disagree.

What’s to stop certain governors, the travel industry, or private businesses, for example, from mandating that their residents and customers show proof of vaccination?

Furthermore, if Joe Biden takes office, there’s no telling what his administration will do when it comes to ensuring Americans are vaccinated.

The bottom line is, if we all run out and get the vaccine now, those who hold political power will now hold medical power over the people too. That is a terrifying thought that our Founding Fathers have warned us against.

Thomas Jefferson once said, “If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medication they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.”

The Ideological Argument

The biggest risk of them all is how taking the COVID vaccine will affect America ideologically.

We already have waning freedom in this country, but everyone running out to take a vaccine for fear of societal repercussions mocks the idea that we have any notion of liberty left in America.

Freedom in this country is quickly dissipating into an ideal of the past.

I would say at least we still have free elections, but even that could very well be dying right before our eyes.

America as we once knew it is actively being destroyed by far-Left globalists who hold positions of power in our country.

It’s not a conspiracy to consider all of these factors when deciding whether or not to take a vaccine for a virus that has a 94-99% survival rate depending on your age. Additionally, remember that we have almost 100% effective therapeutics such as Remdesvir, Regeneron, and Hydroxychloroquine that are essentially “cures” for most cases—with little to no side effects, might I add.

Please do not misconstrue my message as discounting those people who have serious medical conditions. I understand that getting the vaccine may be the right decision for individuals over a certain age and those with several co-morbidities.

However, I urge the vast majority of healthy people to consider the many serious risks the COVID vaccine will have on every aspect of our society.

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: I personally believe I am better off being injected with COVID itself than the manufactured vaccine for it. At least I’d have a 99% chance of surviving, no severe side effects, and immunity to getting the virus in the future.

Most importantly, I would relent no power to the state to decide which pharmaceuticals are injected in my body. If I skip the vaccine, I maintain my freedom—until the next pandemic, at least.

Everyone has their own decision to make, however it’s worth considering the repercussions mass vaccination would have beyond face value of “getting back to normal” – which may not even happen, for the record. Either way, there will be a “new normal” of some sort. It will be life after the pandemic for better or for worse.

I remain hopeful that I am wrong in my prediction that politicians, elected officials, and industries will force Americans to have the vaccine in order to continue life as usual.

But I’d rather be prepared for the worst than shocked in the future.