I had the best dream last night cos I developed a super power to save the lives of all humans from coronavirus! I was legged (like humans are armed) with syringe in paw with the special vaccine that goes into human's arms and then makes them grow antibodies - which attach to the virus when it gets inside and that's how it blocks the virus - and then makes them produce lots of T-cells which are like soldiers that kill any poor cells that have been hurt by the virus and so could hurt other cells.
There are some humans with a sort of muddled thinking that makes them not want to have the vaccine who are called anti-vaxxers. They believe all sort of wrong things about what is put in the vaccine or what it might do to you. You may get 'symptoms' of whatever illness the virus might give you when you have the vaccine but that does not mean you actually have the illness so it is safe in that way. Some also think that it is only made cos people who make drugs want to make money and of course they do want to make money but one of the vaccines has been produced as 'not for profit' cos lives are more important than money. Some think vaccines cause other problems for humans - like autism - but that's not right and autism isn't bad anyway. Sadly many have decided not to trust scientists which is very sad cos scientists work hard to find out as much as possible about coronavirus - and other things - and finding out those things means you can be more in control of it and have lives that are 'back to normal' so you can hug each other again - cos as much as you love hugging us and we you, you really miss hugging each other. Some think being given the vaccine takes away their human rights but by being vaccinated humans can get back their rights that the virus has stopped them having like not being able to safely be near each other without getting very unwell and maybe dying. Others think that the vaccine has a little chip - not the kind made of potato - in it which watches everything you are doing and reports that to somebody - it does not - and even if it did that might be good if you got lost or stolen like we dogs when our chip can get us back to our humans.
The vaccines are all safe which has been shown by lots of testing and cos they don't do any of the things that anti-vaxxers worry about.
Love from a stick-long distance and licks dogs to humans but not humans to humans, Emma and Ted XOXOXOXOXOXOXOX
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