After seeing and reading that so many prominent people are hesitant and fearful about COVID-19 vaccines but not much fearful about coronavirus has me really concerned. Even though not every infected person will be hospitalized or severely ill, there are some dangerous consequences of being infected. For example, a recent U.K. study showing a shrinking of brain tissue in people after they had developed COVID-19. Scott Gottlieb, who is a physician, a conservative and the 23rd FDA commissioner, has stated that “It’s very concerning because it does suggest that the virus could be having a direct effect on certain portions of the brain.”

So folks, be wise and let's not try to outsmart this virus by being "brave." I believe the COVID-19's side effect will be far more riskier than the vaccine's side effect, when you look in the longer term. This is especially important for young person, as one do not want to develop psychiatric issues when they grow old.

Shane Hessee lives in Fargo.

This letter does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Forum's editorial board nor Forum ownership.

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