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12 of the Most Popular COVID-19 Vaccine Myths Debunked

Next Level’s Chief Medical Officer, Karen Rakers, MD is here to debunk some of the most popular COVID-19 vaccine myths circulating around the media. Myth 1: The vaccine isn’t safe because it was rushed.The COVID-19 vaccine was developed in record time, but it wasn’t “rushed.” This is in part due to the fact that scientists had been researching spike proteins in relation to coronaviruses for years.

The Real Reason You Should Wait to Get the Vaccine if You’re Young and Healthy (and no, it’s not because it’s unsafe)

Just a few months ago, less than half of the U.S. population stated that they would get the COVID-19 vaccine despite its proven effectiveness against the rapidly spreading COVID-19 virus. Now, with thousands of “I got my vaccine!” photos trending on social media, over 70% of the U.S. population is on board. But there’s a problem: So far, the U.S. has only distributed 31.6 million doses across all 50 states. That’s only about 10% of the 328.2 million people that make up our total population.

SHOULD YOU START 2021 WITH A CLEANSE?

Many people have the goal of weight loss for the new year and think that a cleanse may be beneficial in kickstarting that process. But, are cleanses all that they’re cracked up to be?
Cleanses are, generally speaking, a very restrictive diet that is done for a very short period of time, thought to aid in detoxing the body of any accumulated junk and quicken weight loss. And sure, you will certainly experience weight loss while only consuming liquids or very low calories for multiple days in a row, but consider these effects.

HOW TO SET NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS YOU WILL ACTUALLY KEEP

Been procrastinating on setting your New Year’s Resolutions? Not to worry – our list of tips and tricks for setting achievable resolutions will have you ready for 2021 in no time!
We’ve all set a New Year’s Resolution that we couldn’t keep at one point or another. And, chances are the resolution failed based on one of the following premises:

VACCINE’S AREN’T JUST FOR KIDS!

There’s a common misconception that children are the only one’s who need vaccines, but that just isn’t true. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! Below are vaccines you may consider as an adult

WHICH VIRUS DO I HAVE? COVID-19, THE FLU, OR THE COMMON COLD?

We are still in the midst of a global pandemic and now that Fall is here, flu, cold, and seasonal allergies have been thrown into the mix. With all of these illnesses sharing very similar symptoms, it can be hard to know whether your headache and runny nose stems from allergies or is a sign of a spreadable virus.

WHAT TO HAVE IN YOUR DISASTER READINESS KIT

We are in the midst of hurricane season, which means everyone should have their disaster readiness kit fully stocked and handy. If you haven’t gotten yours together yet, don’t wait!
Here’s a list of what to include.

WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH VITAMIN D?

Do you feel happier after a day in the sun? There’s a reason for that: Vitamin D!
How Vitamin D is Produced:
When your body is exposed to sunlight, the sun’s rays interact with cholesterol in your skin cells, providing the necessary energy for vitamin D synthesis to occur.