There is much discussion of COVID-19 and the related vaccines, however for most of us we must rely on those more studied on the subject. There seems little we can do to know the veracity of what we hear.
However, there appears to be a simple test we can perform that will allow the novice to know if what he did or did not do was the right thing.
The issue relates to micro-clots which are essentially like the larger blood clots we can see with our eyes, but are extremely tiny and typically unnoticeable. If we have them in large numbers, our body might become fatigued due to the constant additional stress, or it might be an additional factor to cause death.
If we plan to get the vaccine, we could have ourselves tested before and after the vaccine to see if there is a change in us. If this is for a friend, family member, or child, perhaps it is all the more important.
With a quick look on the web you can find many sources to have the test done that include various degrees of professional interpretation. The costs can range to the hundreds of dollars. For many this is a prohibitively large expense.
You can find providers who will do the test prepaid for about $25 and simply provide you the results. If this is in your ability you might consider it and publish your results.
Do the test before you get the vaccine, or the second dose, or a booster. Then do it afterwards. Perhaps only a few days afterwards, or a few weeks. If possible do it again a long period afterward, such as 6 months or a year to see if there was a change, and if it is permanent.
While a particular result has value, the change of the result before and after in a particular person is of most interest.
If there is virtually no change, then the relationship of a vaccine to micro-clots would appear to be small to non-existent. If there is a change that suggests an increase in the amount of micro-clots in your body, then new questions arise.
It appears that few D-dimer tests are being administered to find out if there is a correlation of vaccines and micro-clots. However, you are free to get a test for yourself or your family and suggest it to your friends.
If a larger body of test results becomes publicly available, then even the novice can have a greater understanding if the vaccine is safe for them or their family.
Consider sharing the idea with those you know or suggesting to those with a wider audience to encourage others to do the testing themselves.
If we test ourselves and see no impact, it will give us greater confidence to do the same for our family and our children.