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Re: Coronavirus (Covid-19) Discussion
« Reply #1305 on: October 27, 2021, 08:30:14 pm »
I don’t disagree with those points.  Unfortunately I don’t think we have time for long term research. Also, consider the fact that research moves a lot faster now thanks to the 100 years worth of technological and scientific advancements that have been made since those vaccines were developed.  There are also billions of $$ and thousands of people dedicated to developing them, as opposed to what I’m sure were limited manpower and financial resources back then. 

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« Reply #1306 on: October 27, 2021, 08:33:14 pm »
I am hopeful maybe somehow they will find a way to make this go away.

They have: vaccines to accelerate the march to herd immunity in concert with the infections and antibodies that occur naturally along the way, and masks and social distancing to blunt the spread and mutation of the virus until we get there.

I don't believe there is anything close to as many "con" as "pro" studies, and the "con" studies, while they get much more media attention because of perverse economics and confirmation bias, when they are not simply misunderstood like the above Israeli study, seem to quickly get falsified in peer review.
Think it, be it.

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« Reply #1307 on: October 28, 2021, 12:43:35 am »
I haven't ever gotten a flu shot and I don't even have a PCP.
I dont find that so unusual.  Makes my nurse wife exasperated, but I typically don't get the flu shot (more out of just acknowledged laziness) and only actually selected a PCP in this last year, so no judgement from me  :D

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« Reply #1308 on: October 28, 2021, 02:15:08 am »
As far as I know breakthrough infections are relatively mild and rare.  The people dying in hospitals are NOT vaccinated.  You may get sick but you won’t clog up the hospitals taking beds from those who really need them.  Also, being vaccinated, though not full proof, decreases the potential of getting sick and getting others sick.  It also minimizes the risk of mutations that could be even worse than what we’re dealing with now.   Not being vaccinated all but guarantees you will get more severely ill and pass it along to others.  It will also prolong the pandemic.

Get your vaccine and get your booster.  Vaccines are why we all aren’t dead from polio. 

That’s my $.02.
This has been the case at our hospital and pretty much the same system wide. For a while, we were double occupied in the ICU & putting in so many trachs and PEGs that we ran out.

It has been an exhausting experience and my patience and compassion are running thin.


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Re: Coronavirus (Covid-19) Discussion
« Reply #1309 on: October 30, 2021, 05:58:17 pm »
I got my booster
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« Reply #1310 on: October 30, 2021, 06:03:55 pm »
@Filthy how ya feeling?

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« Reply #1311 on: October 30, 2021, 06:04:40 pm »
My arm kind of has a dull ache. That's about it

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« Reply #1312 on: October 30, 2021, 06:10:37 pm »
Glad to hear it, Mike.

I'm gonna have to start looking into where locally I can get mine

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Re: Coronavirus (Covid-19) Discussion
« Reply #1313 on: October 30, 2021, 06:24:12 pm »
Just walk into Rite Aid like I did, Jason

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« Reply #1314 on: October 30, 2021, 07:05:27 pm »
I've got a pharmacy right around the corner I might see about hitting it up during lunch at work on Monday

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« Reply #1315 on: October 30, 2021, 07:30:38 pm »
All right, Mike! I’m glad to hear that you’re feeling okay so far.


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« Reply #1316 on: October 30, 2021, 07:59:46 pm »
I got boosted last Wednesday. It was fast and easy and I had a similar reaction to my second dose. I felt generally unwell for about 12 hours and that was it. I’ll be at full power by the time I’m supposed to see The Black Angels play in a couple weeks!

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Re: Coronavirus (Covid-19) Discussion
« Reply #1317 on: October 31, 2021, 01:47:33 am »
My arm feels like I got a tetanus shot. Basically like it's going to fall off.

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« Reply #1318 on: October 31, 2021, 02:00:42 am »
Mine hurt a lot, too! Taking a little ibuprofen really helped.


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Re: Coronavirus (Covid-19) Discussion
« Reply #1319 on: October 31, 2021, 02:14:38 am »
Hey Ann, I sincerely wish I had more positive people like you in my life IRL. I am always happy to see you are here.