One of the basics of Game Theory according to Laszlo Mero, is that most people in a situation all think the same way, and think everyone else is crazy for thinking the way they themselves are thinking.
In this case, pretty much everyone is thinking the same thing about getting the vaccine: “Ill let everyone else take the new vaccine and see how they do before I will”.
A very rational approach to a problem like this.
And as usual, authorities appear to be a step ahead of the public, getting all sorts of famous or powerful people to appear to take the vaccine first so that the public can feel OK about taking it.
Quite unusual that they didn’t just inject saline or something else for real though and elect to leave the cap on, not have the plunger up or one of the other deceptions we have seen recently. I guess the recipients don’t trust the injectors to have the right fake substance in the needle.
There is a lot of incorrect information about these vaccines though, from all sides. Messenger RNA cannot penetrate the cell nucleus and cannot alter DNA. So these claims are false. At least for the vaccines that use RNA to do what they do. As it was explained to me, and as best as I can remember it, the RNA acts like a catalyst to get the vaccine material into the cell, but not the nucleus, to offer some degree of immunity to Covid19. This doesn’t mean there are not other dangers or problems with the vaccine, that its good or desirable or that it isn’t. It just means that RNA does not alter DNA and those claims are false.
Thank you Kalloi87