The Covid-19 thread.

A buddy of mine lives in Aztec, and I don't recall if he's gotten his yet. However, he had COVID late last year or in January this year, and said it was the worst four weeks of his life...thankfully he wasn't hospitalized, but it was no cakewalk at home either.
Last I checked, Aztec is one of the last places on the planet with an A&W drive-in. Still serving root beer in a frosty glass mugs, no less.

As to the Covid stuff, yes, all of San Juan County got hit really hard by this crap. Your friend is really lucky to have made it through.

On a slightly related note, I have an appt. for my first dose of Pfizer day after tomorrow.

So, who knows, maybe one of these days I'll be able to ... well, you know, maybe get a real haircut or a free donut. Heck, maybe both.

Here's wishing the same for everybody, everywhere.
 
How is the JABS going over in the states as a whole, we get here only the bad news.
If our vaccinations were going as bad as the media (and especially social media) would lead us to believe, you'd think we were all going to be laid up in bed, riddled with blood clots or whatever the symptom of the week is...or in coffins. The media is very quick to jump all over a story of gloom and doom about someone with an abnormal side effect.

But no, it's going quite well. Among our circles of family and friends, nobody has had more than a mild reaction, usually to the second jab. Better half's father had flu-like symptoms (mainly aches and chills) but they were gone after a day and a half. That seems to be the broader experience also.

I'll take that over being on a respirator for weeks or making some funeral director rich.

I think we're close to cresting the hill, at least where I live. Now there are a lot more opportunities available to get vaccinated, and just about everyone we know is getting their first appointments now, or darned close to it. Of my two kiddos, the oldest has an appointment, but my youngest is still waiting to get word of when/where she can sign up for it (she's on a waiting list).
 

JohnVF

Administrator
Staff member
I must be using this social media thing wrong, as I get only people anxiously awaiting their vaccines, happy they got their vaccines and pictures of them venturing out and having fun post-vaccine. Oh, and updates from the Mars Rover.
 

Thermionics

Post Whore In Training
I must be using this social media thing wrong, as I get only people anxiously awaiting their vaccines, happy they got their vaccines and pictures of them venturing out and having fun post-vaccine. Oh, and updates from the Mars Rover.
Don't forget the livestream from the Geldingadalir eruption!
 

JohnVF

Administrator
Staff member
Don't forget the livestream from the Geldingadalir eruption!
No fair, I only saw the drone footage from right over top of it (which was incredible).

Oh, my social media also recently had a drone-filmed promo for a bowling alley in Minneapolis which, if you haven't seen, is better than arguing about whatever you're arguing on social media about:

 
I must be using this social media thing wrong, as I get only people anxiously awaiting their vaccines, happy they got their vaccines and pictures of them venturing out and having fun post-vaccine.
A lot of the remaining negativity comes from the same ones who bring us the anti-mask/anti-vax attitudes. So it probably makes a difference who we follow or associate with on social media. (A few of my better half's friends, and her cousin and his wife, are opposed to getting the vaccinations.) I will say that of the forums I'm a part of, the attitudes are generally upbeat and hopeful. And somewhat relieved, as we can now contemplate putting our lives back on track.

Mass media? A few times a week I still see some random article about some terrible side-effect. Yet I see relatively fewer articles saying how well the whole vaccination situation has evolved, especially over the past few weeks. I think the mass media is also to blame for some of the lingering fears--we tend to get fed the bad news before the good.
 

kirk57

Junior Member
Among our circles of family and friends, nobody has had more than a mild reaction, usually to the second jab.

That's been my experience as well. Hell, my 94 year old mother got vaccinated without any issues. You have to weigh the people who have seriously bad reactions to the total number vaccinated; I'd venture a guess is less than 1%.

You know, kind of like the flu shot?
 
That's been my experience as well. Hell, my 94 year old mother got vaccinated without any issues. You have to weigh the people who have seriously bad reactions to the total number vaccinated; I'd venture a guess is less than 1%.
And I guess we would also have to define what is "seriously bad." A reaction that puts someone in the hospital could be seriously bad and among anyone I know, I haven't heard of anyone needing to be hospitalized. Most places also have you sit on the sidelines for 15 minutes to see if there is any immediate reaction but again, nobody I know of has ever had anything bad happen during those 15 minutes.
 

John Frum

Secret Society Member
Got our first Moderna jabs today. In and out in 40 minutes.

Mixed bag so far. I’m getting Microsoft Office 365 ads delivered into my frontal cortex with lightning-fast 5G speed, but the DNA resequencing has thus far been mild, with no sign of superpowers at this time.
 

JohnVF

Administrator
Staff member
Got our first Moderna jabs today. In and out in 40 minutes.

Mixed bag so far. I’m getting Microsoft Office 365 ads delivered into my frontal cortex with lightning-fast 5G speed, but the DNA resequencing has thus far been mild, with no sign of superpowers at this time.
Are you able to tether to the new 5G node in your head? That'd be an ok tradeoff for the ads, to me at least. I could work anywhere!
 

JohnVF

Administrator
Staff member
And I guess we would also have to define what is "seriously bad." A reaction that puts someone in the hospital could be seriously bad and among anyone I know, I haven't heard of anyone needing to be hospitalized. Most places also have you sit on the sidelines for 15 minutes to see if there is any immediate reaction but again, nobody I know of has ever had anything bad happen during those 15 minutes.
My sister had, according to her, a pretty wild immuno response to the 2nd dose but she's also a very woe-is-me person who finds little good in anything lately, so... grains of salt. She's fine now.
 

mfrench

Senior Member
Well, I finally got whatever Sarge dragged home. I ended up with my own version of whatever it was.
She went to the doctor. He wasn't concerned enough to have her tested. He has had it, and is aware of the symptoms, and, she met all of the check boxes of symptoms. *I'm not interested in getting tested.
He gave her a cocktail of an antibiotic, and another form of antiviral, due to an upper chest infection (bronchitis). She has responded very positively.
My version left me with a totally clear chest, and even less throat weezing than I might normally have at any given time (chronic sinus issues since childhood always running down my throat). And, I've been the one to grab onto every single chest infection to ever be created. Seriously, I've had at least a half dozen cases of pneumonia in my life. If anyone were to get hit in the lungs, its me. I attribute my clear lungs to my sipping of the h202 in the days leading up to my own succumbing.
Where it did get me is intestinally, with about 3 days of rapid evacuations out either end of the digestive system. That tired me out. It was also accompanied by some solid back pain across the bottom of my rib line, and I never have back pain. The back pain caused lack of sleep, and, I'm tired as a result. I've slept wonderfully for the last couple of nights though. I was affected for a week (day 8 today, and I've returned to a more normal life); i've been through far worse.
Today: I spent catching up on the dang weeds. Falling back a week on that effort, it will take a tall effort to now try to catch up on.

*I have no interest if providing anything to our whacked nut-job of a governor, Gov. Nuisance, with his lack of scientific data, and, Rules for Thee, But Not For Me perspective. Too many liberal whacks with too much power screwing the economy [/political comment here]
 
Last edited:

John Frum

Secret Society Member
Well, I finally got whatever Sarge dragged home. I ended up with my own version of whatever it was.
She went to the doctor. He wasn't concerned enough to have her tested. I'm not interested in getting tested. He has had it, and is aware of the symptoms, and, she met all of the check boxes of symptoms.
He gave her a cocktail of an antibiotic, and another form of antiviral, due to an upper chest infection (bronchitis). She has responded very positively.
My version left me with a totally clear chest, and even less throat weezing than I might normally have at any given time (chronic sinus issues since childhood always running down my throat). And, I've been the one to grab onto every single chest infection to ever be created. Seriously, I've had at least a half dozen cases of pneumonia in my life. If anyone were to get hit in the lungs, its me. I attribute my clear lungs to my sipping of the h202 in the days leading up to my own succumbing.
Where it did get me is intestinally, with about 3 days of rapid evacuations out either end of the digestive system. That tired me out. It was also accompanied by some solid back pain across the bottom of my rib line, and I never have back pain. The back pain caused lack of sleep, and, I'm tired as a result. I've slept wonderfully for the last couple of nights though. I was affected for a week (day 8 today, and I've returned to a more normal life); i've been through far worse.
Today: I spent catching up on the dang weeds. Falling back a week on that effort, it will take a tall effort to now try to catch up on.
Glad to hear you’re both on the mend, Mike! Sounds like a no-fun time, even if not too dire.
 
My sister had, according to her, a pretty wild immuno response to the 2nd dose but she's also a very woe-is-me person who finds little good in anything lately, so... grains of salt. She's fine now.
My better half told me after she gets her shot tomorrow that I have her OK to take her cash out of the vault so I can bury her properly. 😁 She could have more side effects due to her health issues but she took the next two days and the entire next week off to recover from it. Oh wait, no...she's burning vacation time since it looks like she is probably getting that job. One more interview (of five); today's was with the assistant dean of the law college, and his exact words were, "You're going to enjoy it here!" Aside from that, he is very cautious with the school--he doesn't think he'll reopen the school's law clinic (where she'll be working) until next year. Until then, staff works from home. And his staff have all been vaccinated, since anyone who works in Detroit is eligible.

And that "works in Detroit" now applies to my kiddo as well--even though she's a work study, her school told her that it's still considered work, and that she's eligible. Her appointment is next Wednesday.

On Friday, I get Pfizered. Been doing the happy dance all week! If I'm not online by midnight on Friday, I've left instructions to have y'all invited to my casa for the wake... 😁 Free door prizes! One choice from the Temple of Mid-Fi and ten LPs apiece.
 
Top