Truth About Vaccines with Dr. Allison Arwady, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health


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If you missed this and happen to live in Chicago, check out my WGN Radio Sunday afternoon show conversation with Dr. Allison Arwady, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health.

Dr. Allison Arwady

If you live in Chicago, the Government can pay you $100 to be vaccinated for either the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or the Pfizer vaccine. To arrange the vaccine delivered to you, call 312-746-4835. (You need to be over  12-years and the vaccine is free).

Dr. Arwady answers these fairly sensible objections people have about the vaccine:

  • “I’ve had COVID-19 and therefore I must have immunity.” (She explains those who are hybrid – as the scientists call it, both have had COVID-19 and are vaccinated – it’s a kind of super protection, actually).
  • “FDA hasn’t approved all the vaccines.”
  • “The vaccine was developed too fast.”

What do you do with all the people that won’t get the vaccine because they just won’t get the vaccine based on false beliefs – no matter what you say. I ask Dr. Arwady if she believes in vaccine mandates. “I am very much in support of anything that supports vaccinations,” she says. And we talk about the current city mandates. But why test? So you test and the fast tests are pretty accurate but not the gold standard test and done 48 to 72 hours in advance, plenty of time to be infected in the meantime. So why test at all as a substitute for vaccination when it really is not substitute for vaccination?

Let’s do what Denmark did. SO many people are vaccinated that the nation barely has any COVID-19, and other nations around the globe are enjoying more success and there’s only one reason – more people are vaccinated

Only because of time, I didn’t have the opportunity to ask Dr. Arwady about the Atlantic story on masking.