Some will say that Dr. Makary is a quak. I have seen it here every time someone has a difference of opinion with respect to this virus.
I got the vaccine only after I had a very long discussion with my doctor. I'm in my 50's also and was very reluctant but decided I'm on the downhill now and can try to help stop the spread with the vax. I also despise Masks and saw the vax as a avenue to stop wearing the face diaper. I don't wear a mask at all now. I was diagnosed with adult late onset asthma last year. NO I do not think and the pulmologist did not think its a side effect or long stupid covid. Sometimes I feel like the majority who complain about long covid were hypochondriacs before the virus and this just helps add to their list.
I had an antibody test a long time ago because I was sure that I had covid back in March 2020 and it showed that I indeed had covid at some point.
The one thing I am wondering is when these "media" outlets come out with things like Pfizer might be 40something % effective and Moderna 70something % effective vs the delta do doctors recommend we get Moderna if we have only taken the Pfizer?