The Covid-19 thread.

It warms my heart to hear that so many are getting or looking for vaccines. Not only will they help themselves as individuals but as a society as well.
This, exactly! There are too many out there thinking only of themselves. The longer it stays out there in the wild, the more chances it has to mutate.

I know I'm probably going to feel a bit achy and "off" after my second jab. So why am I so darned excited to get it?? 😁 Eight more days until the next jab, a few weeks for it to kick in, and I'll be doing the Happy Dance!
 

Wntrmute2

Not So Mediocre Member
I wonder if all those opposed to getting this vaccine would refuse a tetanus vaccine if they stepped on a rusty nail? I'm guessing not.
 

airdronian

Radar Member
I wonder if all those opposed to getting this vaccine would refuse a tetanus vaccine if they stepped on a rusty nail? I'm guessing not.
Like a lot of other people I have a vaccination scar, from what I think was the MMR vaccine used in the early 60's. Can you imagine the outcry in 2021 that might happen if these current vaccines did the same ? :chin

I suppose I can understand some reluctance on the part of people who are generally quite healthy and don't take medications regularly. Me on the other hand - I don't fit that description. :)
 

airdronian

Radar Member
Could have been smallpox, I was just a wee guy when I received it. I don't know about divot, it used to be more prominent than it is now, circular and just over 1 cm wide.
 

MikeyFresh

Moderator
Staff member
Like a lot of other people I have a vaccination scar, from what I think was the MMR vaccine used in the early 60's. Can you imagine the outcry in 2021 that might happen if these current vaccines did the same ? :chin
I remember when a booster for that shot was required in 6th grade, some sort of letter went home and I had to return a permission slip, they would administer the boosters at the school gymnasium.

We were waiting on line for the shot, horsing around as any 6th grade boys would have been, and then I noticed a few kids had thrown up in the hallway, prior to receiving the booster shot. I was puzzled, and happy to get into the gym and away from the vomit smell in the hallway.

When I got home I told my mom what had happened and asked her why some of the kids had thrown up before even getting a shot, and she explained that it was all in their head and they had worked themselves up into a frenzy to the point of being sick, and that their parents had apparently never taught them there was nothing to be worried about. That was the first time I can ever really remember hearing the term psychosomatic illness, and seeing for myself how that was a very real thing.
 

Andyman

Junior Member
Well, we're looking good here. My daughter in Chicago got her Pfizer #1 in Gary, IN yesterday, and my other girl in
AZ just got Pfizer #2 today. We will get Pfizer #2 Thursday. Our Governor was live today asking, not mandating, for folks to do the right thing and distance, wear a mask, limit social interactions and voluntarily limit/reduce in person sports and instruction, patronize restaurants for outside dining, curbside or carryout and to get a shot ASAP.

Hopefully, some will take heed and we can slow the infection here and turn these numbers around.
 

Wntrmute2

Not So Mediocre Member
Well, we're looking good here. My daughter in Chicago got her Pfizer #1 in Gary, IN yesterday, and my other girl in
AZ just got Pfizer #2 today. We will get Pfizer #2 Thursday. Our Governor was live today asking, not mandating, for folks to do the right thing and distance, wear a mask, limit social interactions and voluntarily limit/reduce in person sports and instruction, patronize restaurants for outside dining, curbside or carryout and to get a shot ASAP.

Hopefully, some will take heed and we can slow the infection here and turn these numbers around.
We can only hope Andy. We can only hope.
 

Andyman

Junior Member
We got our #2 Pfizers today and so far so good. Our daughter in AZ got her's last week and it beat her up pretty good for a couple days, but she's fine now. Chicago daughter got her #1 Pfizer the other day and had no issues so thing's are looking good for the Andyman family.
 

Thermionics

Post Whore In Training
Drove to Portland Wednesday (and came back Thursday) to take my 83-year-old Mom to get her second Pfizer shot. So far, no side effects of note. Wife and I get our second Pfizer shot next Wednesday and our daughter (who is a HS senior) gets her first today.
 
Jab #2 is tomorrow. Preparing for the worst! Which means anything less than the worst will be much better than expected. Or however that works. 😁 I usually fight things off, so I don't really expect to have much of a reaction.

The few we know here (friends, family) who work in healthcare are pissed off that we haven't had restrictions put in place--they're overworked, their hospital beds are filling up, they're just plain exhausted. There are only so many resources to go around, and they're nearing the limits.

Dispensing vaccines and counting on people do the right thing is not working, since those who know enough to do the right things are already doing so, where the rest are selfishly not giving a damn.

That aside, I'm trying to plan some travel. Things are looking up!
 
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