Rome-Pope Francis said he will receive a vaccination against the coronavirus next week, saying it is a life-saving and ethical obligation, and declined to comment on Italian TV news programs.
He also said that the attack on the U.S. Capitol surprised him and should be condemned.
In an interview with the TG5 news broadcast expected to be broadcast on Sunday night, Francis called on everyone to get the vaccine. TG5 Vatican reporter Fabio Luca Marchese Ragona provided the Pope’s vaccination record, but the Vatican did not immediately confirm it.
According to the transcript, the pope added: “I don’t understand why someone said,’No, the vaccine is dangerous.’ If the doctor thinks it can go smoothly and there is no particular danger, why not take it? There is a denial of suicide, I don’t know. How to explain.”
Francis is sometimes criticized for not wearing a mask during the pandemic, and some have expressed concern that world leaders and other participants in the pope’s audience may put him or himself at risk.
The Vatican insisted that although some bishops, including the cardinal, tested positive for the virus within a few days of interacting with Francis, they still adopted social distancing measures and tests to maintain safety.
The virus forced Francis to stay home for most of the past year, and Francis became energetic due to travel, and the Vatican even had to cancel or even severely restrict the most important celebrations. By presiding over a ceremony in front of an empty St. Peter’s Square, the Pope not only emphasized the way the virus has changed people’s daily lives, but also the life of the church.
Although the exact order of vaccinations may vary from state to state, most people may put medical workers and residents of long-term care facilities first. If you want to know how to make this decision, then this article will help you.
Only after the entire society is protected against the coronavirus can life return to normal. Once the country/region has approved the vaccine, in the first few months, they can only vaccinate at most a few percent of their citizens. Most people who have not been vaccinated are still vulnerable to infection. More and more coronavirus vaccines show strong disease prevention capabilities. But it is also possible for people to spread the virus without even knowing that they are infected because they only experience mild symptoms or no symptoms at all. Scientists do not yet know whether these vaccines can also stop the spread of coronavirus. Therefore, for the time being, even people who have been vaccinated need to wear masks to avoid indoor crowds. Once enough people are vaccinated, it will be difficult for the coronavirus to find people who are susceptible to infection. Depending on how quickly we achieve our goals as a society, by the fall of 2021, life may begin to approach normal levels.
Yes, but not forever. Two vaccines may be approved this month, and they will obviously protect people from Covid-19. However, the clinical trials that provide these results are not designed to determine whether the vaccinated people can still transmit the coronavirus without symptoms. That is still possible. We know that people who are naturally infected by the coronavirus can spread it without any cough or other symptoms. With the introduction of the vaccine, researchers will focus on this issue. At the same time, even vaccinated people need to see themselves as possible spreaders.
The Pfizer and BioNTech vaccines, like other typical vaccines, are delivered in one shot. The injection is not any different from the injection you received earlier. Thousands of people have been vaccinated, and none of them have reported any serious health problems. But some of them experience brief discomfort, including pain that usually lasts a day and flu-like symptoms. People may need to plan a day off or a day off school after the second shot. Although these experiences are not pleasant, they are a good sign: they are the result of your own immune system encountering a vaccine and producing an effective response that will provide lasting immunity.
Not possible. Vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer use genetic molecules to activate the immune system. This molecule is called mRNA and will eventually be destroyed by the body. The mRNA is packaged in an oily bubble that can fuse with the cell, allowing the molecule to slide into the cell. Cells use this mRNA to make proteins from coronaviruses, thereby stimulating the immune system. At any time, each of our cells may contain thousands of mRNA molecules, and they will produce these molecules to make their own proteins. After these proteins are made, our cells use special enzymes to chop up mRNA. The mRNA molecules made by our cells can only survive for a few minutes. The mRNA in the vaccine is designed to withstand cellular enzymes for a longer period of time, so that the cells can produce additional viral proteins and promote a stronger immune response. However, mRNA can only last a few days before it can be destroyed.
Some fragments of the Pope’s speech were made public in the fragments of the propaganda interview, including his reaction to the mob supporting President Trump to the storm on Wednesday in the U.S. Capitol.
Francis said: “I’m surprised because this is a democratic and disciplined people, isn’t it?” But he added that even in a mature society, there will always be “something wrong with those who walk against the community, against Democracy, something that opposes people of common interest.”
The pope said: “This movement should be condemned, regardless of the people,” the pope clarified that it was violence. “Violence is always like this, isn’t it?”
He said that all societies suffer from Violence occurs over time, and people should learn from history in order to understand the seeds of dissatisfaction. “We must understand it well, not repeat it. To learn from history,” Francis said. “Sooner or later these non-compliant groups will integrate into society” will turn to violence.
In the interview transcript, Francis also reviewed his experience in vaccine use, recalling the polio crisis, which caused his mother to desperately search for a vaccine.
He added: “We grew up in the shadow of vaccines, measles, and vaccines.”
In his “Urbi et Orbi” message at Christmas, Francis called for “vaccinations for everyone”, especially the most vulnerable people in the world.
In his Christmas speech, he said: “Today, in the darkness and uncertainty caused by the pandemic, there are different lights of hope, such as the discovery of a vaccine.”