Can The Measles, Mumps and Rubella Vaccine Protect Us Against COVID-19?
"During 2019, Hong Kong instituted a free Mumps, Measles and Rubella (MMR) vaccination program for all adult healthcare workers, airport staff and foreign domestic helpers, and also made MMR vaccinations available to many other adults seeking them. Hong Kong continued this program into 2020. Only four people have died from COVID-19 in all of Hong Kong despite its proximity [to] the epicenter of the pandemic, just 563 miles away in Wuhan, China. Hong Kong is the world’s fourth most dense country in the world with a population nearly the size of New York City. . ." (https://www.researchgate.net/public...m_SARS-CoV-2_in_Highly_Vaccinated_Populations, May 2020).
Late summer was tough on Hong Kong and they had more deaths from Covid-19, but it is still only 105 total deaths. New York City, on the other hand, has had 23,873 deaths from Covid-19.
Have you ever wondered why kids aren't dying from Covid-19 and seniors are? The MMR was developed 50 years ago in 1971 and is routinely administered to children in the U.S. But seniors born before the advent of the MMR, usually don't get the shot series. Is the MMR saving our children from COVID-19? There is a current MMR evaluation under way for 30,000 health care workers against COVID-19. (
) I understand that a test of the MMR vaccine vs. placebo effects is important, but I didn't want to wait for those test results. If it is good enough for 30,000 health care workers, it is good enough for me. I got the first shot a couple weeks ago and will get the second shot 28 days later. Even if the shot has zero effect for COVID-19, it still protects against measles, mumps and rubella. The protective effect may be limited for COVID-19 to a few months or a couple of years, but that might be all we need to protect us until the real COVID-19 vaccines are available.
The MMR shots have been used for 50 years and they are considered safe, but don't take my word for it. You should consult your doctor before getting the series and do your own research. My Veterans Administration doctor recommended that I get the MMR, and that led me to investigate her recommendation on Google. I suggest you do the same. Google "MMR vs. COVID-19" to learn more.