I understand why you are not getting the vaccine but that adds a wrinkle, you would have to wait until the country is certified covid free before relaxing your preventive steps because the vaccine does not necessarily prevent infection, but it does shorten its duration, prevents it causing death and likely makes it harder to transfer person to person due to suspected lower viral load when infected (but not impossible). You would be depending on more than herd immunity, you would be depending on the virus burning itself out which should happen but not as soon as herd immunity is reached becasue you need more than immunity, you need no exposure.Thank you for explaining what you meant in your prior post @pattismith. My doctor told me the same thing (that these COVID mRNA vaccines are safer than ANY vaccine with adjuvants for someone w/autoimmunity like me). The adjuvants cause the vaccines to speed up the immune response so it is even stronger (and more likely to trigger new autoimmunity or to worsen pre-existing autoimmunity).
However, it is not yet known what these mRNA vaccines will do to someone w/a history of severe autoimmunity (like me). Even though the Pfizer & Moderna vaccines do not contain traditional adjuvants, there are no studies (short or long-term) in how they affect autoimmunity. That is one of the main reasons that I will not be getting the vaccine when it is offered to me in the upcoming months.
If my autoimmunity was not in remission and I was still severely ill and disabled (like I was prior to treatment), than I actually probably would get the COVID vaccine b/c I would feel that I had nothing to lose. But being in remission from the autoimmunity, I feel that I have literally everything to lose if the vaccine ended my remission. I feel that I have a much great chance of damage from the vaccine than from COVID (for me personally).
All that said i have a question, what is the level of concern for everyday exposure to virus/bacteria, we are exposed to things in the air/surfaces 24/7 even without contact with other humans but that does not seem to be an issue in your case (you don't have to live in a hermetically sealed bubble like the bubble boy who had no immune system).