Sorry about your relapse. Keep your legs moving. prevent those Deep venous thromboses and Pulmonary Emboli!The vaccine has kicked by behind. I have had a fever, chills, body aches, and fatigue. I stayed home from work today to recover.
I would get it again. I will say that the vaccine has to have less long-lasting side effects than catching COVID. I have several 18-30-year-olds that I tracking that have heart failure with an EF less than 40.
Just in time for Mardi Gras.
Ha, yes technically that has been cancelled, meaning no parades. The bars are closed right now, but only for inside service. The city is still expecting crowds, mainly from out of town.Just in time for Mardi Gras.
That is the “Typhoid Mary” type problem. I guess if you travel that you might be the Typhoid Mary for Florida.The city is still expecting crowds, mainly from out of town.
For the last few years we have left town for Mardi Gras week to travel out west or Florida. Schools have the whole week off, and it is popular for family’s with kids to either go skiing or go to Disney World.
Ha, that was pre-COVID! Not going anywhere this year. Staying home and away from people. We have been very cautious throughout this whole thing, staying home as much as possible. No eating out, no church services, no inside family visits. Our son is in school, so that is probably our biggest risk.That is the “Typhoid Mary” type problem. I guess if you travel that you might be the Typhoid Mary for Florida.
That is pretty much my life. Home, work, Home - repeat.Ha, that was pre-COVID! Not going anywhere this year. Staying home and away from people. We have been very cautious throughout this whole thing, staying home as much as possible. No eating out, no church services, no inside family visits. Our son is in school, so that is probably our biggest risk.
Pfizer recommends a 25g and 1-1.5" long needle attached to a 1ml syringe and only injecting 0.3ml in the deltoid muscle, it's a pretty easy shot. The extra length you see in pictures are different types safety caps built in to protect the dirty sharp after use.Thanks Nate I didn't know about the air injectors, I guess I have an aversion to needles. When I see them on the TV those things look like they are 5 inches long.
If no pain yet, that is surprising. 80% have pain and swelling in their arm. 15-18 have chills. 10% have a headache. The rest are under 10%Got Pfizer vaccination last night. As the father of a Type1 diabetic, and former kid getting allergy shots, I have lots of experience with needles.
Insulin uses a pretty short needle (being, subcutaneous vs intramuscular) so that needle looked pretty long to me! Having said that, I barely felt anything. It is a very thin needle.
I imagine this could be due to cost, ability to produce in volume etc., but in a resource-unlimited scenario (not real world, of course) is this type of vaccine considered equal to the current vaccines or is it likely to have better/worse effictiveness and/or side effects? Would it be likely that this type of vaccine can keep pace with the mutations faster than the current version?Many of them use the only technology of a live weakened or attenuated virus that delivers a part or parts of the genetic code of the virus to increase the immune response
We have no plans to change our testing and I am hearing nothing out of the CDC and NIH. There is not evidence of a high rate of false positives and the only thing that will make a positive PCR is viral RNA. The test we use is similar to the text we use to catch murders. The RNA is magnified so we only need a few cells of the virus to get a positive. If you test positive, you have the virus.Chuck-
I hope your recovery continues unabated.
I've got a question which I don't think I've asked yet. I've heard chatter from some quarters to the effect that WHO is now recommending lower cycle counts on PCR tests, related to a memo released on January 20th. The memo (this one) doesn't actually call for this; it says read the instructions. But, the fact that the memo was released on inauguration day makes for good conspiracy theory, to the effect that lower cycle counts coinciding with a new President resulting in lower case counts (and fewer COVID-diagnosed deaths) is proof of a liberal conspiracy around COVID-19 being overblown. I'm surprised I can even type that sentence without the letter Q.
Anyway, I'd like to debunk this for the folks I'm in communication with. I've heard of no plans to change the diagnostic testing criteria for PCR-based COVID-19 testing, to the effect of lowering the cycle threshold for diagnosing positives. Have you heard anything about this?
I've pretty much stopped wasting my breath on folks spouting conspiracies, but when I can send some facts their way, I try to do my part