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Title: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: chris319 on July 19, 2021, 10:53:35 PM
Are you fully vaccinated against covid-19? Two doses of Pfizer or Moderna, or one dose of Johnson & Johnson?

If not, why not?

I was fully vaccinated in March.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: golden-road on July 19, 2021, 10:55:00 PM
Fully vaxxed with Moderna in April. Even got a free Krispy Kreme donut out of it.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: BrandonFG on July 19, 2021, 10:56:38 PM
Fully vaxxed with Pfizer back in April.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: jage on July 19, 2021, 10:59:25 PM
Moderna  Mar/April. Free sausages for the second dose.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: chris319 on July 19, 2021, 11:01:52 PM
Fully vaxxed with Moderna in April. Even got a free Krispy Kreme donut out of it.

Bravo! I didn't get a donut but bought some Mounds bars while at CVS.

It was so easy! I set up an appt. on line at CVS, sauntered in on a Sunday afternoon and got poked. Totally painless! And I am a big baby when it comes to hypodermic needles. I read they use micro needles now. It was less painful than my flu shot.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: narzo on July 19, 2021, 11:05:47 PM
Pfizer, had both shots
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Post by: Casey Buck on July 19, 2021, 11:15:22 PM
J&J at the beginning of April.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: PPatters on July 19, 2021, 11:17:53 PM
I got Moderna in March. I didn’t get any fun prizes, but being vaccinated was prize enough for me!
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Post by: PYLdude on July 19, 2021, 11:17:58 PM
Pfizer. No freebies for me though.

(I know how you feel, Chris. I hate needles too. :) Especially when I need to get blood drawn. Yikes.)
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: chris319 on July 19, 2021, 11:19:27 PM
Darwin is really watching over this one.

They say 99% of covid deaths are among the unvaccinated now.

Given, their anti-vax propaganda, I'm glad I no longer work for Fox (retired). They are complicit in the spread of the disease IMO and who knows how many deaths?
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: chris319 on July 19, 2021, 11:25:00 PM
President Biden needs to exert his authority as Commander in Chief and require ALL military personnel to be vaccinated, no ifs, ands or buts. Vaccination should be ironclad mandatory for all military personnel, not optional.

If someone in the military has to be treated for covid, who's going to pay for his/her treatment? Why you and I, the American taxpayer.

Come on, Mr. President, grow a spine.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: SuperMatch93 on July 19, 2021, 11:32:38 PM
Fully vaxxed with Moderna in March/April. No side effects with either jab other than a sore arm.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Sodboy13 on July 19, 2021, 11:55:07 PM
Got my two shots of Moderna in March and April. Had to drive to Peoria for both. Most worthwhile drives to Peoria in recorded history.

And I'll take any booster shots, improved shots, bonus shots, whatever. Jab me up. I have no interest in finding out what a second go-round of COVID would do to me.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: trainman on July 20, 2021, 12:00:42 AM
I got the J&J vaccine back in April.
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Post by: beatlefreak84 on July 20, 2021, 12:10:33 AM
I got J&J in April, right before that blood clot stuff came out about it.  Had a fever the night I got it and broke out into a red, itchy rash on my legs and back about a week later, but I would take that again in a second over COVID after seeing what a "mild" case did to my wife.

Anthony
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Chief-O on July 20, 2021, 12:38:23 AM
Got Moderna in late Dec. '20 and late Jan. (as a senior residence worker, we were able to get in early on it). Shot #2 gave me the whole mess of side effects, but as I always say when the subject comes up, they're not as bad as COVID itself. I've gotten to handling shots pretty well, but that might be thanks to the (mandatory) flu shots us employees have to get at the senior residence!
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Post by: RMF on July 20, 2021, 01:24:21 AM
Two Pfizer shots, in late March and early April.
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Post by: NickintheATL on July 20, 2021, 02:06:44 AM
I got two doses of Moderna in March and April.

Greg got his Moderna within days of mine as well.

I had a really sore arm after the second shot. Greg had a slight reaction more to the second shot for a day or so but it got better. Nothing serious.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: chris319 on July 20, 2021, 04:29:48 AM
I saw a really sad video of a woman with an oxygen cannula gasping for air. She just couldn't breathe. It was pathetic, as if she was suffocating from the inside. Gawd only knows what kind of damage had been done to her lungs. I couldn't find the video on YouTube, but there are people who, after watching it, still wouldn't want to be vaccinated because Tucker Carlson or "Q" or Marjorie Taylor Greene or one of those crackpots told them not to.

Clearly persuasion alone isn't working. People might get vaccinated if you offered them a goodie, which is pathetic in and of itself, but if it gets the needle in their deltoid then it's what you've got to do.

They might get more takers if they took off the "emergency use authorization" and gave it full status.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: chris319 on July 20, 2021, 04:50:39 AM
We are back to wearing masks in California. Psst: I never stopped wearing one. What's the big deal about wearing a mask?

What don't people understand about "more transmissible" regarding the new variant? I guess if you're abjectly stupid you don't understand big words like "transmissible" or "ventilator". Darwin has a special place ready for such folks.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: parliboy on July 20, 2021, 06:08:02 AM
Pfizer x 2, several months ago.  Drive-through vax, didn't even have to leave the car.   
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Post by: Jimmy Owen on July 20, 2021, 06:45:20 AM
I am. Moderna.
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Post by: tyshaun1 on July 20, 2021, 06:48:07 AM
Count me in. 2 shots of Moderna back in April. Mild side effects on the 2nd one but were gone the next morning.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: aaron sica on July 20, 2021, 07:34:50 AM
I am as well, since the end of February (two shots of Moderna).
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: KrisW73 on July 20, 2021, 08:06:15 AM
Both doses of Moderna - Early March/April at Gillette Stadium. Was in and out in under 20 minutes both times.
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Post by: BillCullen1 on July 20, 2021, 08:07:08 AM
I got my two Moderna shots in March. Other than a little pain in my arm for a couple of days, no problems.
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Post by: Joe Mello on July 20, 2021, 08:22:33 AM
Full Pfizer back around Easter because I am high BMI. The afternoon after the second dose I had flu-like symptoms, but I had prepped for that so I just ended up sleeping it off. I thought I wasted the coupon I got from CVS, but I don't think I've been in a CVS since then.

It's weird that high BMI allowed me to get the shot but a respiratory illness like asthma wouldn't have cut it.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: tvwxman on July 20, 2021, 08:37:30 AM
Two shots of Moderna in Jan/Feb.  There is not a thing that someone can say to justify NOT getting this vaccination
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Post by: nowhammies10 on July 20, 2021, 08:47:25 AM
First dose Pfizer at the end of May, 2nd dose Moderna a couple weeks ago.  Feels good to be fully 5G-compliant.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: MikeK on July 20, 2021, 08:53:43 AM
Fully vaxxed since May 1.  Pfizer.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: WhammyPower on July 20, 2021, 09:39:58 AM
Two Pfizer shots in February. The first shot gave me the side effects, rather than the second...

...because I actually got COVID back in October. I think I know specifically when I got it, however, none of the other people I know who were also there did not get sick, so... yeah.

If you're wondering about my symptoms, mostly just a really bad cough for the whole duration, but also a headache for just a couple days.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: chris319 on July 20, 2021, 09:44:06 AM
There is not a thing that someone can say to justify NOT getting this vaccination.

Oh, sure there is: "I am abjectly stupid and I believe in "Q". I think California wildfires were caused by laser beams from space ships run by the Rothschilds. I am so dumb I cannot find a pharmacy to get my shot anyway".

I've had several nice conversations with Bill Gates thanks to the microchip that was in the vaccine. We discussed his divorce and talked a little about his pal Warren Buffett.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: BrandonFG on July 20, 2021, 09:45:22 AM
I’ll add that my side effects were mild. Just a slight headache the next day…it felt more like a hangover than anything. From what I’ve heard from friends who had Covid, I’ll take that side effect hands down.

/Also still wearing a mask for the most part
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Blanquepage on July 20, 2021, 09:46:40 AM
Fully vaxxed in May, Pfizer. Only real side effect was that the skin in the area around the injection site on my arm started to to peel, as if sunburned.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: chris319 on July 20, 2021, 09:50:56 AM
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If you're wondering about my symptoms, mostly just a really bad cough for the whole duration, but also a headache for just a couple days.

Congratulations on pulling through! You got off easy. Not everyone has been so lucky. At my former place of employ they had a security guard pass away, even though they took every conceivable precaution.

I'm wondering if there are people who are just not susceptible to covid for whatever reason. For example, I have never been bothered by poison oak or poison ivy. I would not like to test that theory on covid, though.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: SRIV94 on July 20, 2021, 09:59:04 AM
Pfizer, both shots, March and April.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: rebelwrest on July 20, 2021, 10:04:49 AM
Two shots of Modern back in March and April.  I got vaccinated at the county 4-H grounds.  The joke I use for getting the shots earlier than others is because my body is in the "tub of lard" range.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: bscripps on July 20, 2021, 10:18:10 AM
Both Pfizer shots, back in March and April.  I got them slightly earlier than the general public thanks to being on the very edge of "essential workers". 

No side effects at all--literally nothing, not even pain at the injection site.  To the point that I wondered idly if I'd been given a placebo.  (I don't seriously believe that, but the thought crossed my mind.)

Also, no prizes for getting it.  Well, except for the whole "you're not going to die terribly" thing, which I guess is something.  Oh, and a cool little card that's too big for my wallet--seriously, they couldn't have cut it down to credit card size?
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: isucgv on July 20, 2021, 10:19:13 AM
I got Pfizer back in late March and mid April.  The pharmacy in town had a wait list where you could jump the queue if they had extra doses that they were going to have to toss at the end of a day based on their appointment book, and I was able to snag one of those.  Other than a slightly sore arm after the second dose, I had no side effects.  Couldn't wait to get it.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: KrisW73 on July 20, 2021, 10:40:05 AM
... Oh, and a cool little card that's too big for my wallet--seriously, they couldn't have cut it down to credit card size?

Apparently the prototype and first batch of cards were smaller, but the CDC changed the size.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Sodboy13 on July 20, 2021, 10:46:59 AM
/Also still wearing a mask for the most part

Same here, pretty much every time I go into a store. Abd not just because of COVID, either; do you know how nice it was to finally have a winter where I didn't have to deal with a nagging cold and/or sinus infection for 1-2 weeks? That ranks up there as one of ny top highlights of the pandemic, along with losing my hour-long commute to and from the Loop.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Kniwt on July 20, 2021, 11:38:27 AM
Yes; Moderna in March and April. 1st shot was a nothingburger; 2nd put me in bed for four days with 101F fever, nausea, etc.

Here in the red heart of reddest Red America, the vax rate is disturbingly low, yet mask usage rounds off to approximately zero. And, quelle surprise, new infections are surging. Whod'a thunk.

So it's back to using W*lmart grocery pickup, and double-masking (KN95+cloth) when I can't avoid going inside somewhere with people, even briefly. (Oh, and still no haircut for me. It's looking ... scary, or maybe sexy, depending on what you're into.)
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Joe Mello on July 20, 2021, 12:13:59 PM
There is not a thing that someone can say to justify NOT getting this vaccination
Because you have an allergy
Because you're immunocompromised
Because you're underage
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: clemon79 on July 20, 2021, 12:39:34 PM
Team Pfizer, y0. Pretty much the second they were available (actually, a couple days before, for various reasons) to us in WA. Did 'em at the event center next to the Sounders stadium; figured it was the only time I was gonna be able to park in that garage for less than $30. :) (It was free.) My vaccine cards sit proudly on the lanyard my Sounders game pass used to live on.

I've been poked and prodded so many times that the shot wasn't nuttin' but a thing. (In fact, having just turned fitty, I'm going in tomorrow to get my first of two chickenpox vaccines.)

And yer damn skippy I got my donut on the way home. :)
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: clemon79 on July 20, 2021, 12:44:16 PM
Because you have an allergy
Because you're immunocompromised
Because you're underage

Oh, FFS, Joe. If you can't mentally add "if you're medically eligible" to statements of that type, there's no hope for you. Seriously.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: nowhammies10 on July 20, 2021, 12:51:17 PM
Because you have an allergy
Because you're immunocompromised
Because you're underage

Reasons why someone doesn't drink alcohol!

DING DING DING DING DING DING DING

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Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: bulldog_06 on July 20, 2021, 01:02:00 PM
Fully vaxed with Pfizer.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: calliaume on July 20, 2021, 01:26:02 PM
Fully vaccinated; got the second Pfizer shot in early May. My college roommate senior year in college has worked with Pfizer for decades, so that was a nice coincidence. Whole family is vaccinated.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: chris319 on July 20, 2021, 01:29:25 PM
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Here in the red heart of reddest Red America, the vax rate is disturbingly low, yet mask usage rounds off to approximately zero. And, quelle surprise, new infections are surging. Whod'a thunk.

May I ask what state this is?
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: PPatters on July 20, 2021, 01:41:58 PM
We are back to wearing masks in California. Psst: I never stopped wearing one. What's the big deal about wearing a mask?

Agreed that I have no problem wearing masks here in LA. It’s sad, though, that our rising hospital cases and the burden on our medical system is 100% coming from the unvaccinated. (Still in LA, no one hospitalized with COVID has been fully vaccinated. Moreover, the mRNA vaccines remain more than 90%+ effective.) Like was said, there’s no reason not to get it — and we need to be working harder to bring it to people in underserved communities and immigrant communities, where vaccine education may be less effective because it’s so focused on English-language.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: BrandonFG on July 20, 2021, 01:54:43 PM
Same here, pretty much every time I go into a store. Abd not just because of COVID, either; do you know how nice it was to finally have a winter where I didn't have to deal with a nagging cold and/or sinus infection for 1-2 weeks? That ranks up there as one of ny top highlights of the pandemic, along with losing my hour-long commute to and from the Loop.
Thankfully I didn't have a serious cold last winter (allergies kicked my ass though this spring). I couldn't imagine the dirty looks I'd get for coughing. :P

/Congrats on your retirement, Chris C.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: chris319 on July 20, 2021, 01:57:07 PM
Gawd help you if you live in Tennessee. This is the height of stupidity.

https://slate.com/technology/2021/07/tennessee-halt-vaccine-outreach-kids-why.html (https://slate.com/technology/2021/07/tennessee-halt-vaccine-outreach-kids-why.html)

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/13/opinions/tennessee-vaccine-official-michelle-fiscus-covid-19-filipovic/index.html (https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/13/opinions/tennessee-vaccine-official-michelle-fiscus-covid-19-filipovic/index.html)

https://www.npr.org/2021/07/16/1016746277/records-show-tennessees-justification-for-firing-its-vaccine-leader (https://www.npr.org/2021/07/16/1016746277/records-show-tennessees-justification-for-firing-its-vaccine-leader)
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: chris319 on July 20, 2021, 02:06:41 PM
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Congrats on your retirement, Chris C.

Thanks, Brandon. Four months out of that hellhole and I'm still detoxing. The job was literally giving me nightmares, even after leaving. Now they have subsided for the most part. It didn't help having Little Hitler as my boss.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Ian Wallis on July 20, 2021, 02:12:11 PM
Pfizer.  First shot:  mid-May.  Second shot:  early July.

No side affects to first shot.  Second shot gave me a very mild headache for a couple of days.  My wife had the chills for one day.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Winkfan on July 20, 2021, 02:12:57 PM
Fully vaxxed since May 1.  Pfizer.

Likewise with Pfizer. 'Nuff said.

Cordially,
Tammy
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: JMFabiano on July 20, 2021, 02:24:55 PM
There is not a thing that someone can say to justify NOT getting this vaccination.

Oh, sure there is: "I am abjectly stupid and I believe in "Q". I think California wildfires were caused by laser beams from space ships run by the Rothschilds. I am so dumb I cannot find a pharmacy to get my shot anyway".

I've had several nice conversations with Bill Gates thanks to the microchip that was in the vaccine. We discussed his divorce and talked a little about his pal Warren Buffett.

Dick walks in the shot.  "Maybe if I said...'Because The Reinstatement is coming in 2 weeks and everything will be better then...'?" 
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: JMFabiano on July 20, 2021, 02:25:22 PM
Fully vaxxed since May 1.  Pfizer.

Likewise with Pfizer. 'Nuff said.

Cordially,
Tammy

Ditto, on all, back in April. 
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: tvmitch on July 20, 2021, 02:25:32 PM
Yes. Moderna. March 23, then April 20. Mild disruptions after each shot, mostly fatigue. My wife got Pfizer. We still mask up for the sake of our kids, who aren't yet eligible.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: mystery7 on July 20, 2021, 02:25:53 PM
2 Modernas (from a Rite-Aid), no freebies. And just a sore arm from either shot. Even had surgery the day after the second one. Worst side effect has been the bills from the surgery (and all my other procedures this year).
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: CarpetCrawler on July 20, 2021, 02:38:45 PM
Got my second shot of Pfizer on May 6th.  My side effects of the second shot were rough but like I was telling people at work who kept hemming and hawing about getting the shot, "it's still better than actually getting COVID".  An Uncle who already has horrible upper respiratory issues in the first place got COVID last year and he's STILL struggling to get back on his feet fully.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Hastin on July 20, 2021, 02:43:14 PM
I participated in a Pfizer vaccine trial, and actually got my shots in September 2020 and October 2020. Some minor symptoms from the 1st shot (was really tired/groggy). I am still in that trial and go in every 8 weeks or so for blood draws to determine antibody count level.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: chris319 on July 20, 2021, 03:02:55 PM
This makes me feel so much better about the nation, the world and life in general:

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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell claimed that Trump would be back in the White House by August 13.

It's the first time he's put a specific date to the groundless theory.

The 2020 election, which Biden won, will be "pulled down" and the "communists" routed, Lindell said.

Mark your calendars.
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Post by: PYLdude on July 20, 2021, 03:09:02 PM
There is not a thing that someone can say to justify NOT getting this vaccination.

Oh, sure there is: "I am abjectly stupid and I believe in "Q". I think California wildfires were caused by laser beams from space ships run by the Rothschilds. I am so dumb I cannot find a pharmacy to get my shot anyway".

I've had several nice conversations with Bill Gates thanks to the microchip that was in the vaccine. We discussed his divorce and talked a little about his pal Warren Buffett.

Dick walks in the shot.  "Maybe if I said...'Because The Reinstatement is coming in 2 weeks and everything will be better then...'?" 

Heard you the first time.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: PYLdude on July 20, 2021, 03:11:57 PM
Got my second shot of Pfizer on May 6th.  My side effects of the second shot were rough but like I was telling people at work who kept hemming and hawing about getting the shot, "it's still better than actually getting COVID".  An Uncle who already has horrible upper respiratory issues in the first place got COVID last year and he's STILL struggling to get back on his feet fully.

I was having a discussion with a customer of mine yesterday who had it and we talked about how some of his friends were leery of potential side effects due to ingredients in the vaccine itself.

I said, and he agreed, that if you really break it down to that much of brass tacks, no one would ever take anything to help themselves again, never mind vaccines.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: colonial on July 20, 2021, 08:36:08 PM
Got two Moderna vaccines this spring. Outside of a sore arm and slight fever that went away overnight, all went well. Given that I work in a 55+ community, being vaccinated was critical.


JD
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: SRIV94 on July 20, 2021, 09:24:23 PM
Because you have an allergy
Because you're immunocompromised
Because you're underage

Reasons why someone doesn't drink alcohol!

I don't know about you, but that was never a reason when I went to college.  :)
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Matt Ottinger on July 20, 2021, 11:18:59 PM
Fully vaccinated.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: chrisholland03 on July 21, 2021, 11:00:10 AM
Yep - 2 Pfizers for me.  The first one I was mildly achy for a day, the second one I was mildly blarfy for a day.  Overall would do again.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Kniwt on July 21, 2021, 02:18:00 PM
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Here in the red heart of reddest Red America, the vax rate is disturbingly low, yet mask usage rounds off to approximately zero. And, quelle surprise, new infections are surging. Whod'a thunk.

May I ask what state this is?

Utah, the far-from-Salt-Lake part of Utah.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: JMFabiano on July 21, 2021, 05:11:07 PM
There is not a thing that someone can say to justify NOT getting this vaccination.

Oh, sure there is: "I am abjectly stupid and I believe in "Q". I think California wildfires were caused by laser beams from space ships run by the Rothschilds. I am so dumb I cannot find a pharmacy to get my shot anyway".

I've had several nice conversations with Bill Gates thanks to the microchip that was in the vaccine. We discussed his divorce and talked a little about his pal Warren Buffett.

Dick walks in the shot.  "Maybe if I said...'Because The Reinstatement is coming in 2 weeks and everything will be better then...'?" 

Heard you the first time.

Heh.  Duly noted, half of that erased. 
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: PYLdude on July 22, 2021, 01:49:26 AM
Show of hands…for those who experienced the side effects, how many of you had it on the first dose?

Mine knocked me out, and then the next day I felt like I was hung over.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: RyanCDN on July 22, 2021, 02:03:55 AM
Back in January for me, Pfizer. 
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: knagl on July 22, 2021, 02:56:48 AM
Team Pfizer for me, got the shots as soon as I was eligible in my state. Mildly sore arm after the first one. Felt really lethargic the day after the second one (Brandon referred to it as "hung over" earlier in this thread, which was a good way to describe it for me too). Spent the day in bed resting and watching Buzzr. I ran a very mild fever for about three hours (about two degrees warmer than my normal). I knocked that down with two ibuprofens, and felt great the next day.


Show of hands…for those who experienced the side effects, how many of you had it on the first dose?

Anecdotally, almost everyone I know who had big side effects after the first shot previously had COVID. Not sure if that was the case for you or not.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: chris319 on July 22, 2021, 05:28:31 AM
I had a mildly sore arm after the second dose of Moderna and that was it. I had more side effects after my flu shot: mild fever, mild chills and lethargy which I slept off in one day.

I can't figure out Sean Hannity's abrupt about-face on the topic of vaccinations. I have a feeling something happened behind the scenes. His new pro-vaccine message reeks of arm twisting by company lawyers, but I don't know. I no longer work for that vile company which is complicit in incalculable covid cases and perhaps even deaths due to the anti-vax propaganda put out by its whiney white boy.

Unfortunately, Faux news has a farther reach than former President Cheeto-head standing on a stage during one of his super-spreader events.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: aaron sica on July 22, 2021, 07:25:07 AM
Show of hands…for those who experienced the side effects, how many of you had it on the first dose?

*Raises hand*, some soreness in the injection spot, body aches and chills, moreso (but not real bad) after the second. About 5 days after the second dose, had some bouts with nausea and vomiting that returned once a week for about 3 weeks.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: tomobrien on July 22, 2021, 07:47:10 AM
Pfizer x 2 here. No real side affects after either shot, with the exception of the typical injection site soreness. Perhaps a mild headache, but it was easily knocked with a couple of ibuprofens.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: KrisW73 on July 22, 2021, 08:02:56 AM
Show of hands…for those who experienced the side effects, how many of you had it on the first dose?

Mild headache - nothing intolerable though.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: MikeK on July 22, 2021, 08:54:28 AM
Show of hands…for those who experienced the side effects, how many of you had it on the first dose?
The first dose knocked me out to the tune of 15 hours of sleep that night, which I hadn't received since the night I was discharged from the hospital in November.

Poke 2 left the injection site in pain for 2 or 3 days.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: KrisW73 on July 22, 2021, 09:46:20 AM
Poke 2 left the injection site in pain for 2 or 3 days.

Out of curiosity was it just pain or was there itching? Second dose I had the headache and the site itched like a mosquito bite the next day.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: MikeK on July 22, 2021, 10:46:44 AM
Poke 2 left the injection site in pain for 2 or 3 days.

Out of curiosity was it just pain or was there itching? Second dose I had the headache and the site itched like a mosquito bite the next day.
No itching.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Kevin Prather on July 22, 2021, 09:02:00 PM
I got both doses of Pfizer. I find it interesting however that nobody who didn't get the shot is chiming in. I highly doubt 100% of the people on this board got it.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: trainman on July 23, 2021, 02:08:27 AM
I got both doses of Pfizer. I find it interesting however that nobody who didn't get the shot is chiming in. I highly doubt 100% of the people on this board got it.

I'm sure we'll hear from them elsewhere on this board if, for example, TPIR announces they're bringing back the full studio audience but all attendees must be vaccinated. (Much as some unvaccinated NFL players spoke up today when the league announced that a game canceled due to an outbreak traced to an unvaccinated player will be considered a forfeit.)
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: TimK2003 on July 23, 2021, 09:30:47 AM
I got the Pfizer 2-parter in May.  The 2nd shot knocked me out for a day, but everything else was fine.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: tpirfan28 on July 23, 2021, 06:36:05 PM
Pfizer double in April, mild but noticeable short fever first, tired about 30 hours after the second (fine the next day).
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: MSTieScott on July 23, 2021, 09:28:06 PM
I was fortunate to have no side effects after either dose. When I got my second dose, all of the nurses made a point of repeatedly reminding everybody to drink plenty of fluids -- advice that I took to heart that day. I'm curious whether it had a significant effect -- did anybody who had no side effects also drink plenty of fluids (or, conversely, did anybody who drank plenty of fluids suffer some side effects)?
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Bobby B. on July 23, 2021, 09:46:03 PM
Pfizer for me.  Our hospital had an incredibly efficient drive-through system and getting it was a breeze.  Only side effects were after the second shot: mild fever and chills, fatigue, etc.  Went away after about a day.  I was luckily able to schedule both shots on Fridays, so all of my side effects from the second shot were over by the end of the weekend.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: GameShowFan on July 23, 2021, 10:38:46 PM
Team Moderna, back in March. Zero side effects.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Clay Zambo on July 24, 2021, 01:12:22 PM
Team Pfizer. Mildly sore arm after dose 1. Dose 2 hurt a lot as it was being administered--like, "is the needle coming out the other side of my arm" hurt--but that lasted only a few seconds. No problems after that.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: mystery7 on July 24, 2021, 02:12:12 PM
did anybody who had no side effects also drink plenty of fluids (or, conversely, did anybody who drank plenty of fluids suffer some side effects)?
I try to do a half-gallon of water a day at the absolute minimum and shoot closer to a gallon on more active days. Don't know for sure if that tamped down my side effects but it was a nice bonus if so.

Stay hydrated, kids.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Chelsea Thrasher on July 24, 2021, 02:17:57 PM
Both Pfizer shots in April through Kaiser. Shot 1 resulted in arm soreness. Shot 2 I was functionally out of commission for a couple days.  Severe nausea, chills/overheated (day 1), arm felt like it had been sledgehammered.  Brain fog for several days.

Would still do again.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: rialtus on July 25, 2021, 01:52:10 PM
Fully vaccinated. Pfizer.

As soon as California allowed utility workers to get the shot (March 2020), I made the appointment. Weird that an IT worker who works 100% from home would be eligible, but I wasn't going to argue. I had to drive from Upland to Loma Linda (25 miles one way) to get it because systems weren't updated yet to allow for my eligibility closer.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: alfonzos on July 25, 2021, 02:40:59 PM
Yes, J&J on April 7.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: clemon79 on July 26, 2021, 12:58:30 PM
I got both doses of Pfizer. I find it interesting however that nobody who didn't get the shot is chiming in. I highly doubt 100% of the people on this board got it.

Are you suggesting that those who have chosen of their own free will to remain unvaccinated are ashamed to speak up?

Good.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: aaron sica on July 26, 2021, 01:38:31 PM
Are you suggesting that those who have chosen of their own free will to remain unvaccinated are ashamed to speak up?

Good.

Same. Unless it's for reasons stated back earlier in the thread (allergies, immunocompromised, etc.). If your "excuse" is something off-the-wall, tinfoil hat-worthy, suck it up and go get vaxxed.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: JMFabiano on July 26, 2021, 02:27:00 PM
Are you suggesting that those who have chosen of their own free will to remain unvaccinated are ashamed to speak up?

Good.

Same. Unless it's for reasons stated back earlier in the thread (allergies, immunocompromised, etc.). If your "excuse" is something off-the-wall, tinfoil hat-worthy, suck it up and go get vaxxed.

We should see if holding a Q-and-A will help.

/ with extra Q of course.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Strikerz04 on July 26, 2021, 03:22:09 PM
I've got the ouchie back in mid-February and Early March.


Pfizer at the Oakland Coliseum did wonders. However, I had some arm tingling the first go-round; I had a migraine for the second.


But we are free to move about the country...with a mask of course!
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: DJDustman on July 26, 2021, 04:38:44 PM
Stabby stab in mid-February here. Moderna. First shot was sore. Second shot was sore with the added bonus of an overnight fever.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Denials on July 26, 2021, 04:55:10 PM
Hell, yes.  J&J.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Adam Nedeff on July 26, 2021, 06:12:54 PM
J&J back in April. Felt sleepy when I got home, woke up overnight feeling feverish, and smooth sailing after that.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Kevin Prather on July 26, 2021, 06:29:25 PM
Are you suggesting that those who have chosen of their own free will to remain unvaccinated are ashamed to speak up?

Good.

Completely agree with the sentiment, but the unvaccinated people I know personally are anything but ashamed.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Gerald78 on July 27, 2021, 11:47:51 AM
Fully vaxed with Mr. Moderna, no problems except for a sore shoulder. 

I'm a bit concerned about the Delta variant though so I still wear a mask when I'm at the market, ect. 
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: clemon79 on July 27, 2021, 12:52:32 PM
but the unvaccinated people I know personally are anything but ashamed.

Well, in the words of the great philosopher Forrest Gump, stupid is as stupid does.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: SuperMatch93 on July 27, 2021, 12:57:29 PM
Completely agree with the sentiment, but the unvaccinated people I know personally are anything but ashamed.

The one benefit to unvaccinated people taking a sick pride in that status is that you know who to distance yourself from. Thankfully, I know very few people who are like that.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: BillCullen1 on July 28, 2021, 11:09:38 PM
NYC is now offering a $100 gift card to anyone who gets vaccinated at a city-run site. Starting Friday 7/30.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: J.R. on July 29, 2021, 05:32:57 PM
Got the two shots of Pfizer in March/April. Glad I got them. (Side effects were minimal. At worst, they made me slightly lethargic for a couple days)
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: chris319 on July 29, 2021, 07:00:19 PM
NYC is now offering a $100 gift card to anyone who gets vaccinated at a city-run site. Starting Friday 7/30.

Good. Whatever it takes to get a needle in the deltoid.

With apologies to the late Fred Rogers, President Biden needs to realize that his softspoken, gentle persuasion "please, please, please get vaccinated, pretty please with sugar on top" approach a la Mr. Rogers, doesn't work with a large chunk of the population. The pandemic needs to be treated as the urgent national emergency it is.

If I were emperor, unless you had a legitimate medical "out", you MUST be vaccinated to:

- Serve in the military

- Be on the federal payroll

- Receive Social Security benefits

- Receive Medicare/Medicaid

The State of California and New York city are starting to take steps in this direction. It's about 6 months late but whatever.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: mparrish11 on July 29, 2021, 07:44:48 PM
Wife and I got J&J in late May.  Body aches for about 2 days was the worst of it.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Eric Paddon on July 29, 2021, 08:22:35 PM
If I were emperor, unless you had a legitimate medical "out", you MUST be vaccinated to:

- Serve in the military

- Be on the federal payroll

- Receive Social Security benefits

- Receive Medicare/Medicaid

The State of California and New York city are starting to take steps in this direction. It's about 6 months late but whatever.


And I would then be among those in the streets leading the revolution to overthrow the Emperor.

And for the record, I HAVE been vaccinated.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Loogaroo on July 30, 2021, 05:23:53 PM
And I would then be among those in the streets leading the revolution to overthrow the Emperor.

And for the record, I HAVE been vaccinated.

Ditto and ditto. The carrot was removed from the end of the stick once parts of the country announced "We are altering the deal, pray we don't alter it any further" on the mask mandate. There is clearly no incentive for people who haven't gotten the shot to do it now, aside from the approval of people who are just going to find other reasons to look down on them. If what we've been told the past 16 months is true, the only people at risk are the people who have chosen not to vaccinate; if they are willing to accept that risk, then it shouldn't bother anyone who isn't at risk. And it probably wouldn't except that they keep being used as the scapegoats for why the rest of us are still being treated like active plague vectors.

Frankly, the fact that this topic is on the main board of a message forum singularly dedicated to a completely different topic strikes me as intentionally, and needlessly, provocative and confrontational.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: PPatters on July 30, 2021, 05:44:56 PM
Frankly, the fact that this topic is on the main board of a message forum singularly dedicated to a completely different topic strikes me as intentionally, and needlessly, provocative and confrontational.

I agree — I do believe it’s likely international provocative and confrontational. I disagree that it’s needless. Unvaccinated folks are a risk to everyone — even vaccinated folks, especially those who are otherwise immunocompromised.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Loogaroo on July 30, 2021, 05:59:14 PM
Unvaccinated folks are a risk to everyone — even vaccinated folks

So vaccinated people are still at risk? And we have to wear masks anyways? Sign me up, doc!

(Just to be clear - I've been vaccinated, and willingly so. I just think everyone is doing an incredibly shitty job convincing the people who haven't done it yet to do it.)
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: chris319 on July 30, 2021, 06:02:49 PM
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/30/us/covid-vaccine-hesitancy-regret.html?referringSource=articleShare&fbclid=IwAR0TEgPx016IQYxPtFazW27qGOlWJVmXS-dbYaT7SbrkZ0UIe3Oq6Nabjw0 (https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/30/us/covid-vaccine-hesitancy-regret.html?referringSource=articleShare&fbclid=IwAR0TEgPx016IQYxPtFazW27qGOlWJVmXS-dbYaT7SbrkZ0UIe3Oq6Nabjw0)
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: PPatters on July 30, 2021, 06:14:53 PM
(Just to be clear - I've been vaccinated, and willingly so. I just think everyone is doing an incredibly shitty job convincing the people who haven't done it yet to do it.)

I don’t know. I live in Los Angeles. A lot of younger gay guys aren’t getting vaccinated and the biggest, most popular gay bar in WeHo is now requiring vaccinations. Similarly, everyone who wants to attend a show at the Hollywood Pantages will have to prove vaccination. All employees at USC, my employer (and LA County’s largest private employer), will need to be vaccinated. I think these things are convincing people to get vaccinated.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: chris319 on July 30, 2021, 06:15:42 PM
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the fact that this topic is on the main board of a message forum singularly dedicated to a completely different topic

I clearly remember when members were clamoring for an off-topic board, so we created one. I posted this on The Big Board because the off-topic board gets much less traffic.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: chris319 on July 30, 2021, 06:21:17 PM
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A lot of younger gay guys aren’t getting vaccinated

Do you know why this is so?
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: chris319 on July 30, 2021, 06:23:48 PM
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I just think everyone is doing an incredibly shitty job convincing the people who haven't done it yet to do it.

What do you think is the solution to this dilemma?
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Loogaroo on July 30, 2021, 06:39:02 PM
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/30/us/covid-vaccine-hesitancy-regret.html?referringSource=articleShare&fbclid=IwAR0TEgPx016IQYxPtFazW27qGOlWJVmXS-dbYaT7SbrkZ0UIe3Oq6Nabjw0 (https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/30/us/covid-vaccine-hesitancy-regret.html?referringSource=articleShare&fbclid=IwAR0TEgPx016IQYxPtFazW27qGOlWJVmXS-dbYaT7SbrkZ0UIe3Oq6Nabjw0)

Yes, we know, we've seen stories like this for six months. They clearly aren't persuading anyone anymore.

The problem is, when this began as "two weeks to flatten the curve", then slowly morphed into "we need to wait for a vaccine", then into "we need everyone to get the vaccine", then into "OK, most of us have the vaccine, but we still need to do all the other stuff anyway", you destroy any leverage you may have originally had to convince hard-liners to do the right thing. And this is all while the CDC is going back and forth with its messaging. So again, getting upset at people who haven't gotten vaccinated yet is counterproductive, considering that most of them don't really trust what you're saying anymore. (Also considering that in many places, most notably in LA county, most of the unvaccinated areas are low-income neighborhoods who may not have the means to just walk into a CVS and get a shot.)

What do you think is the solution to this dilemma?

Understand that you can't catch raindrops with a butterfly net and move the hell on with our lives.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: PPatters on July 30, 2021, 07:19:40 PM
Do you know why this is so?

I wish I did. I think a lot of it has to do with this idea of feeling like their immune systems should be good enough — that if they’re fit and young, then they don’t have to worry about anything.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Eric Paddon on July 30, 2021, 08:07:46 PM
Understand that you can't catch raindrops with a butterfly net and move the hell on with our lives.


And stop treating the Constitution of the United States like a terrible inconvenience.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: MSTieScott on July 30, 2021, 09:36:32 PM
Understand that you can't catch raindrops with a butterfly net and move the hell on with our lives.

I don't think that "give up and let the virus continue to spread among the unvaccinated until it mutates into something the vaccines can't protect against" is a wise strategy. I'm all for letting people do what they want, but not when it puts the health of other people at risk.

Do I have a perfect solution? No, primarily because a "it won't happen to me" attitude means that many people who haven't received the vaccine also don't have health insurance (and I suppose the Hippocratic oath is a good thing that should exist). But wanting to stop a deadly virus is preferable to not wanting to stop a deadly virus.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: jjman920 on July 30, 2021, 09:43:07 PM
The problem is, when this began as "two weeks to flatten the curve", then slowly morphed into "we need to wait for a vaccine", then into "we need everyone to get the vaccine", then into "OK, most of us have the vaccine, but we still need to do all the other stuff anyway", you destroy any leverage you may have originally had to convince hard-liners to do the right thing. And this is all while the CDC is going back and forth with its messaging. So again, getting upset at people who haven't gotten vaccinated yet is counterproductive, considering that most of them don't really trust what you're saying anymore. (Also considering that in many places, most notably in LA county, most of the unvaccinated areas are low-income neighborhoods who may not have the means to just walk into a CVS and get a shot.)

I just think that, while the CDC has made many missteps over the last 16 months, that they also probably deserve an incredibly massive amount of leeway in dealing with this since it is something that last happened before the agency was even created. Of course they're going to go back and forth when the situation remains so fluid. They aren't fortune tellers. They have to react to new developments like the rest of us. And it is frustrating.

I'm not paying my dues at the CDC Fan Club, but it was hard to prepare for this even with the best preparations. Some of which were stripped back in recent years.

Since I never chimed in this thread, I was vaccinated back in March/April with two doses of Pfizer that I received at M&T Bank Stadium.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Loogaroo on July 30, 2021, 11:23:35 PM
I don't think that "give up and let the virus continue to spread among the unvaccinated until it mutates into something the vaccines can't protect against" is a wise strategy.

Clearly, it already has, and it happened either before or concurrent to the vaccines. I'm pretty sure the words "vaccine" and "variant" started popping up in the news at about the same time.

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But wanting to stop a deadly virus is preferable to not wanting to stop a deadly virus.

It's a sunk cost at this point. We've spent nearly a year and a half throwing everyone's lives into disarray, and nothing seems to have changed the trajectory. COVID spiked in March and April despite nationwide shelter-in-place orders, tailed off in the summer months then spiked again hard in the autumn and winter (because that's what diseases do). This is despite being required to wear masks in just about every public situation.

I've been following Worldometers religiously since this hit, because I wanted to see the numbers in real time. The trends indicate that we're a lot better off now than we were this time last year. Even with more cases because of Delta, the death toll has gone down by a factor of 1/3, and the survivability rate has been over 97% since mid-December. There's only so much you can realistically do to mitigate this, short of just welding doors shut. States like Florida and Texas, which have been lambasted for their handling of the pandemic, are running consistent with other states in terms of their case and death numbers, and have been since the beginning. By the way media outlets talk about them, you'd think there'd be Walking Dead levels of apocalypse in these places.

Look, I'm not dissuading anyone from getting vaccinated. I did. I don't think there's anything wrong with them.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: chris319 on July 30, 2021, 11:42:12 PM
Loogaroo -

I deleted a portion of your last post.

You are not qualified to make prognostications about the future course of the disease or the pandemic. Let's leave prognostications about the disease to the medical experts.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: tpirfan28 on July 31, 2021, 09:28:46 AM
If I were emperor, unless you had a legitimate medical "out", you MUST be vaccinated to:
- Serve in the military
- Be on the federal payroll
- Receive Social Security benefits
- Receive Medicare/Medicaid
The State of California and New York city are starting to take steps in this direction. It's about 6 months late but whatever.
I mean, I kind of agree, but they have to get these vaccines fully FDA approved first (currently emergency use authorization).

Not a fan of some businesses attempting to require people to be vaccinated to shop/eat.  I made sure to get mine before going to the Indianapolis speedway in May - it was not required for entry to the grounds and grandstands but for garage access you had to show proof of at least one shot two weeks prior.  That I do/did not have a problem with.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Joe Mello on July 31, 2021, 01:13:03 PM
Not a fan of some businesses attempting to require people to be vaccinated to shop/eat.
Why can't it be "No shirt, no shoes, no shot, no service?"
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Loogaroo on July 31, 2021, 02:17:51 PM
Not a fan of some businesses attempting to require people to be vaccinated to shop/eat.
Why can't it be "No shirt, no shoes, no shot, no service?"

Because HIPAA, that's why.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Vgmastr on July 31, 2021, 02:30:23 PM
Not a fan of some businesses attempting to require people to be vaccinated to shop/eat.
Why can't it be "No shirt, no shoes, no shot, no service?"

Because HIPAA, that's why.

That's not how HIPAA works.  HIPAA prevents your health care provider from disclosing your information, but a business has a right to ask and a right to refuse service if you refuse to provide proof.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: PPatters on July 31, 2021, 03:56:41 PM
Because HIPAA, that's why.

“That’s not how this works. That’s not how any of this works.” Truly, please, look up HIPAA. Please.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: tyshaun1 on July 31, 2021, 06:47:52 PM
States like Florida and Texas, which have been lambasted for their handling of the pandemic, are running consistent with other states in terms of their case and death numbers, and have been since the beginning. By the way media outlets talk about them, you'd think there'd be Walking Dead levels of apocalypse in these places.

Speaking for Florida, that's because a majority of the mayors here pretty much ignored the wants of Ron DeSantis when it came to mask mandates. Only when we got to May of this year, around the time the CDC made its change and he took credit for "surviving the pandemic", is when he filed an executive order to force all municipalities to comply with the state demands. The state has been MUCH more compliant that it has been portrayed.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: chargeradiocom on August 01, 2021, 02:32:56 PM
Frankly, the fact that this topic is on the main board of a message forum singularly dedicated to a completely different topic strikes me as intentionally, and needlessly, provocative and confrontational.
I’m fully vaccinated, & agree with much of the sentiment expressed in this thread. But yeah, this was pretty much my reason for not posting sooner.

A couple comments were made that caused me to want to jump in, though...


The problem is, when this began as "two weeks to flatten the curve", then slowly morphed into "we need to wait for a vaccine", then into "we need everyone to get the vaccine", then into "OK, most of us have the vaccine, but we still need to do all the other stuff anyway", you destroy any leverage you may have originally had to convince hard-liners to do the right thing. And this is all while the CDC is going back and forth with its messaging.
I realize I’m cherry-picking here. But personally, I believe that if people had actually done what the health authorities asked at first, we might, just maybe, have squashed this a long time ago. But they didn’t.

I live in a state that had a stay-home order. But many people seemed to still be trying to go about things as normal, as much as they could. They might not have been able to go to their normal restaurants or entertainment venues & might have had to mask up at times. But they were still going to stores & sometimes treating that as an outing, some even seeing it as some sort of patriotic rebellion to let the mask down once they got past the greeter. Some kept on socializing in each other’s homes, barefaced of course. Some employers were applying the “essential business” label & requiring all employees to report in person, even those with office jobs that could have just as effectively been done from home.

Of course the horses left the barn on this matter a long time ago. But I have no doubt that a lot of spread occurred that could have been prevented if people had actually done what the health authorities first asked.


What do you think is the solution to this dilemma?
I’ll share a couple thoughts, though if I had a perfect solution, I’d be making a lot more money than I do.

To some extent, I’d say the virus itself is doing a good job of marketing the vaccines. My mom, for example, was a bit of a holdout. She’s by no means a COVID minimizer—she’s taken it very seriously & has diligently tried to mask, avoid crowds, socially distance, etc., as best as she feels she can. But she felt for a while that we really didn’t know all we needed to know about the vaccines, we need more data, etc. She also had a health issue that caused her doctor to say she probably shouldn’t get it just yet. But Delta, combined with the people’s continued reckless behavior, kind of scared her into it. And she did get clearance from her doctor to go ahead. She got her first shot a little over a week ago. Other stories (https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/07/30/vaccination-increases-states-delta-surges/) are coming out (https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2021/07/30/us-covid-vaccine-rates-delta-variant.html) about holdouts finally jumping on board as well.

Of course, there’s still the matter of the loud & proud anti-vaxxers, as well as those thinking “I don’t need it; I’ll be ok.”

One thing that I believe has been misleading in the messaging is the use of the term “mild symptoms.” Many people probably hear that & think, “If I get COVID, it’ll be like a mild cold for 2 or 3 days, then I’ll be good to go,” or something along those lines.

Let me tell you: back in the fall, my family & I had COVID, before the vaccines were available. (We’ve taken COVID very seriously & tried to do the right things. But we work for a couple of “essential” employers who, as I said above, insisted on their employees being there, even though we have office jobs that could just as effectively be done from home. We fully believe that one of us picked it up there, brought it home & spread it.) In terms of what was going on with COVID, our cases would have probably medically been considered “mild”—none of us died, ended up in the hospital or on a vent. We were blessed that we didn’t end up any worse than we did. But I’ll tell you, when we were so sick, there was nothing mild about it. For me, the symptoms were like the worst, longest lasting flu I’d ever had, along with breathing issues on top of that. It took me almost 4 weeks to feel mostly back to normal. Still to this day, I have some breathing & chest issues that appear to be lingering effects of COVID. I’m thankful that we didn’t get any worse than we did, but I have no desire to go through even a “mild” case of it again. (And honestly, having gone through what I already did, the idea of “mild” breakthrough cases is freaking me out a bit, even though I’m fully vaxxed.)

As I said, I think a lot of people have an idea about what a “mild” case entails that’s way off base. If you get COVID & it’s no worse than a 2-3 day cold, that’s great. I know it works that way for some people. But your “mild” case may be far more miserable than a 2-3 day cold. Plus, there’s absolutely no guarantee that all someone will get is a “mild” case, as we’ve seen from previously healthy people who died or ended up with very serious cases of COVID.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: jbrocato on August 02, 2021, 10:08:07 AM
Fully vaccinated since April.  Two doses of Moderna.  Missouri messed up its distribution system so I had to make two round trips from St. Louis to Springfield this past spring, but it was worth it.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: mystery7 on August 02, 2021, 02:30:48 PM
And stop treating the Constitution of the United States like a terrible inconvenience.
That's the big crutch where I live: "masks take away my constitutional freedom." "You can't MAKE me get vaccinated." A local-to-me salon owner got arrested for staying open in the height of the pandemic. Her excuse? Yep. Constitutional freedom. I've found that the more conservative someone is, the more liberal they are about protections. I live in a rural, Trump-worshipping area where I've seen and heard people fall for the "vaccine messes with your DNA" and microchip theories they see on Newsmax and One America. Well, guess what: COVID takes away a lot more than your freedom. And vaccines don't work that way (neither does DNA). Just get the danm-ass shot already.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: mparrish11 on August 02, 2021, 03:06:32 PM
RE: HIPAA --
Not a fan of some businesses attempting to require people to be vaccinated to shop/eat.
Why can't it be "No shirt, no shoes, no shot, no service?"

Because HIPAA, that's why.

That's not how HIPAA works.  HIPAA prevents your health care provider from disclosing your information, but a business has a right to ask and a right to refuse service if you refuse to provide proof.

This.  100%.  I can't call your doctor's office out of the blue and ask about your vaccination, but I absolutely can ask to see your vaccination card if I owned a business.  I could even ask to see it as a condition of entry into my house.  Anyone who throws HIPAA out there as an excuse to not share is grossly misinformed--and therefore part of the problem.  Anyone who SAYS "I'm vaccinated" and then refuses to show a card, citing HIPAA, should be treated as if they are unvaccinated.  It also raises serious questions about their integrity.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Strikerz04 on August 02, 2021, 03:51:00 PM
Not a fan of some businesses attempting to require people to be vaccinated to shop/eat.
Why can't it be "No shirt, no shoes, no shot, no service?"

Because HIPAA, that's why.

That's not how HIPAA works.  HIPAA prevents your health care provider from disclosing your information, but a business has a right to ask and a right to refuse service if you refuse to provide proof.


Bingo. Best to get your definitions from a reputable source, as Newsmax and OAN are an omnishambles. The Joker's Wild has better definitions than those two.

I've been asked, and I've smiled (with a mask, because I want to be respectful) to provide it. It doesn't interfere with "muh rights" and my ugly mug appreciates the anonymity of masking. The UC System has mandated that everyone get a vaccine (or at minimum, get tested weekly), which is fine. Had to do it when I was an undergrad (before you even stepped foot on campus!), and I'm okay with adding COVID to that list.

But the last 16 months have been a masterclass in why I didn't like group projects in college or silent lunch (and this is coming from someone who was a "little shit" back in grammar school) because the unvaxxed has made it difficult for the rest of us. So, if you choose not to get the shot, no recess and playtime for you. Hard stop. The Bay Area has started doing this, and it's high time to stop enabling childish behavior.

People are outright nasty and ignorant about this, and it shows.


This.  100%.  I can't call your doctor's office out of the blue and ask about your vaccination, but I absolutely can ask to see your vaccination card if I owned a business.  I could even ask to see it as a condition of entry into my house.  Anyone who throws HIPAA out there as an excuse to not share is grossly misinformed--and therefore part of the problem.  Anyone who SAYS "I'm vaccinated" and then refuses to show a card, citing HIPAA, should be treated as if they are unvaccinated.  It also raises serious questions about their integrity.



And if anyone has an issue with businesses requiring getting the shot, they should not step foot indoors. Folks have been hard hit over the last 16 months that in order to get out of the doldrums and get the economy revved up (without additional assistance from the Government), it's time to switch it up.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: dazztardly on August 02, 2021, 05:05:30 PM
Got fully vaxxed last June. Did the Johnson & Johnson one and done deal. Felt a little fatigued the next day, but that's it.

-Dan
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: BrandonFG on August 02, 2021, 06:25:18 PM
A lot of you are projecting, getting super defensive, and should really get off your high horses. Like 90% of what goes on in our society, this is not (nor should it ever have been) political, and if you insist on making it so, you're part of the problem.

Oh, and by the way, here's an article (https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/anthony-fauci-face-mask-down-photo-coronavirus/507-e33379cb-d79e-479b-9960-13293c96572f) on why Fauci didn't have his mask on. Sounds like it was made to be more than it was. But hot takes > logic.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: PYLdude on August 02, 2021, 07:31:28 PM
You don’t know who he was with, you weren’t there, don’t.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Jeremy Nelson on August 02, 2021, 07:58:22 PM
Vaccinated back in June. Got the Moderna vaccine. Got arm soreness for both and a 24 hour fever and chills for the second, but a small price to pay.

It honestly baffles me as to how people in one of the most privileged countries on Earth can reject a vaccine that much of the world is clamoring for more supply of. Let's not forget that these vaccines have a short shelf life, which means as more people are vaxxed, additional supply is wasted by those who refuse to do so. I'd be totally okay with the government saying "We'll keep supply coming through as is through September, then vaccines will be in limited supply as we divert the majority of our vaccines to underserved countries with a much bigger COVID issue".
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: knagl on August 03, 2021, 12:30:23 AM
Best to get your definitions from a reputable source, as Newsmax and OAN are an omnishambles. The Joker's Wild has better definitions than those two.

Nicely done in keeping this thread relevant to game shows.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: chris319 on August 03, 2021, 02:34:15 AM
It honestly baffles me as to how people in one of the most privileged countries on Earth can reject a vaccine that much of the world is clamoring for more supply of.

This.

In India, people are dropping like flies from covid. What must someone from India or a similarly underdeveloped country think of people in America, where the vaccine is effective and abundant, yet so many Americans refuse to avail themselves of it as the death toll continues to soar? We must look some weird combination of arrogant and stupid. Actually more stupid than arrogant.

If you don't like Dr. Fauci, there is no shortage of qualified medical experts on the airwaves who are all preaching the same message. I prefer to get my information from a qualified medical expert than from Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham or "Q".

I'm sick and tired of people griping about wearing a mask as if they're being shackled to a 100-pound ball and chain. Suck it up, girls, it's just a little piece of fabric. You'll live. As my mother used to say, these people "need a good, swift kick in the rear".
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: BrandonFG on August 03, 2021, 12:53:28 PM
Yes. Being told to stop whining about a mask and making every post political is absolutely censorship. Congrats, you won’t mask up. Give me your address and I’ll send you a cookie.

Funny how being told what to with your body is suddenly no one else’s business.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Joe Mello on August 03, 2021, 12:59:37 PM
Assuming mask mandates are due to some sort of moral failing is just as unscientific as thinking the vaccine plants microchips. We wouldn't be talking about this in this way if it were hard hats or closed shoes.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Strikerz04 on August 03, 2021, 01:16:02 PM
My reference to censorship had to do with the fact that a post of mine was removed.     Apparently its okay to get political and diss conservative hosts but it's not okay to call out Big Tech for censoring the fact that the virus originated in a Chinese lab or that many advocates of mask mandates don't practice what they preach.


Except those have not been verified or corroborated.
Except for the politicians, Gavin dug a hole that got us to a recall.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: BrandonFG on August 03, 2021, 01:41:28 PM
I don’t know if Eric removed his comment or the mods did, but removing a post that doesn’t contribute to the thread is not censorship. I’ve had posts removed for not adding anything, and I moved on. It’s Chris and Kevin’s board, so if they don’t like it, that’s their decision.

If you opt not to wear a mask because you’ve been vaxxed and think that’s good enough, fine. But please don’t start some BS political tangent about being trapped or controlled or whatever. Again, making this about your political beliefs is the reason we’re headed back to square one.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Eric Paddon on August 03, 2021, 01:46:29 PM
And the Chinese censorship game continues as my post was again removed simply because I mentioned where the virus originated and that's evidently a no-no.     If that doesn't contribute anything, then neither does bashing conservative outlets.

What hypocrisy.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: BrandonFG on August 03, 2021, 01:53:34 PM
Yeah I’m sorry. If you’re gonna keep parroting that Chinese lab rumor I’m gonna have to say “Proof or Not Real”.

/[citation needed]
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: SuperMatch93 on August 03, 2021, 02:05:17 PM
And the Chinese censorship game continues as my post was again removed simply because I mentioned where the virus originated and that's evidently a no-no.     If that doesn't contribute anything, then neither does bashing conservative outlets.

Or maybe it doesn't further the discussion to a significant degree? Not everything needs to be a conspiracy preventing you from speaking.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Eric Paddon on August 03, 2021, 02:09:49 PM
A great deal of evidence supports it.    Even Mr. Fauci was forced to concede that before Congress.    The bottom line is that you don't automatically decide to censor that as "misinformation" simply because it's not politically convenient to the narrative of who to place unshakable trust in.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: mystery7 on August 03, 2021, 02:25:23 PM
The virus could have originated in any place conditions allowed it to grow, in any country. Even this one. It's unfair and inappropriate to pin the virus on them squarely because it originated there.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Jeremy Nelson on August 03, 2021, 02:59:11 PM
And the Chinese censorship game continues as my post was again removed simply because I mentioned where the virus originated and that's evidently a no-no.     If that doesn't contribute anything, then neither does bashing conservative outlets.

What hypocrisy.
Except you didn't just mention where the virus came from. You also said it was manufactured, which opens up a whole other can of worms that has no basis in fact. Also, Chinese Censorship Game? Real cute.

I don't understand why you've decided to double down on showing your whole behind this week, but hey-decisions are decisions.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Strikerz04 on August 03, 2021, 03:25:50 PM
A great deal of evidence supports it.    Even Mr. Fauci was forced to concede that before Congress.    The bottom line is that you don't automatically decide to censor that as "misinformation" simply because it's not politically convenient to the narrative of who to place unshakable trust in.


[Citations Required]
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: PYLdude on August 03, 2021, 04:04:30 PM
And the Chinese censorship game continues as my post was again removed simply because I mentioned where the virus originated and that's evidently a no-no.     If that doesn't contribute anything, then neither does bashing conservative outlets.

What hypocrisy.


Rule Seven, Eric.

There’s no legitimate proof that this virus originated in a lab. At least none that can be corroborated. And unless you have said proof, all your statements are hearsay and your declaration that it’s fact is intended to mislead.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Eric Paddon on August 03, 2021, 04:50:03 PM
There is plenty of legitimate proof to suggest it originated there which is why even Fauci conceded it merits investigation.     

If you want to trust the truthfulness of the Chinese government, by all means do so.    Let those of us who know exactly what kind of regime China is hold them to a tougher standard of transparency.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: chrisholland03 on August 03, 2021, 04:52:32 PM
Burden of proof is on you, bud.  You're the one that is making the claim in this forum.

A link or two will be sufficient.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Eric Paddon on August 03, 2021, 05:03:48 PM
Since you asked for it:

Wall Street Journal, June 7.
-“A report on the origins of Covid-19 by a U.S. government national laboratory concluded that the hypothesis claiming the virus leaked from a Chinese lab in Wuhan is plausible and deserves further investigation, according to people familiar with the classified document.   The study was prepared in May 2020 by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California and was drawn on by the State Department when it conducted an inquiry into the pandemic’s origins during the final months of the Trump administration.”

Even the Washington Post in May admitted it was now "credible."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/05/25/timeline-how-wuhan-lab-leak-theory-suddenly-became-credible/

I can put up a lot more so don't blow this off as something that Big Tech was right to censor as "misinformation" when a lot of information is out there pointing to it and the burden is on China to prove their innocence.     I again prefer to hold a totalitarian state to a higher standard.

Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: PYLdude on August 03, 2021, 05:11:31 PM
That’s not proof. That’s opinion.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Eric Paddon on August 03, 2021, 05:14:34 PM
It's what is known as evidence.   And the burden of proof is on China to prove their innocence through transparency which has not been forthcoming
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: chargeradiocom on August 03, 2021, 05:54:39 PM
Like 90% of what goes on in our society, this is not (nor should it ever have been) political, and if you insist on making it so, you're part of the problem.

Yep.

I may regret admitting this here, but I’m generally conservative in my politics (though not a Trump superfan—which makes me an outlier in certain circles). But I’ve been appalled by many people who ostensibly share my political leanings, who are seemingly doing all they can to make it harder to pull out of this pandemic. Heck, I live in a state with a Republican Governor, who implemented some (reasonable IMHO) restrictions and I believe tried his best to protect the citizens of his state. And he’s gotten grief from certain of his fellow Republicans nearly every step of the way, to the point it’s doubtful that he can survive the next primary.

And in a sense, the resistance from certain right-wing elements is an insult to the previous administration’s work on Operation Warp Speed to get the vaccines to the public as quickly as they did. If they really wanted to show support for the former President, it seems that they’d embrace the vaccine along with doing whatever it takes to get us out of the pandemic, even if it means masking up for just a little bit longer.

(Granted, the former President himself could have done a much better job getting that message to his superfans if he’d hyped the success of OWS instead of the foolishness he has focused on for the last 9 months. But that’s a whole other discussion.)

It honestly baffles me as to how people in one of the most privileged countries on Earth can reject a vaccine that much of the world is clamoring for more supply of.

This.

In India, people are dropping like flies from covid. What must someone from India or a similarly underdeveloped country think of people in America, where the vaccine is effective and abundant, yet so many Americans refuse to avail themselves of it as the death toll continues to soar? We must look some weird combination of arrogant and stupid. Actually more stupid than arrogant.
In fairness, there have been pockets of resistance worldwide from what I’ve seen. But I mostly agree with your sentiment.


Also, in regards to the “paranoia” of still wearing a mask… one man’s paranoia is another man’s wisdom, I suppose.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: chris319 on August 03, 2021, 05:58:44 PM
Enough.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: mparrish11 on August 03, 2021, 06:50:49 PM

Yep.

I may regret admitting this here, but I’m generally conservative in my politics (though not a Trump superfan—which makes me an outlier in certain circles). But I’ve been appalled by many people who ostensibly share my political leanings, who are seemingly doing all they can to make it harder to pull out of this pandemic.

I also share the sentiment.  Some of my family and friends up in Northern Michigan, and even here in uber-liberal Western Washington, think they're above this, and refuse to follow any common-sense guidance, claiming they have "constitutional rights". Pretty certain I have permanent scars on my tongue from biting it each time these people vomit their ignorance and genuine foolishness.  One family I know--who is a hard-core right-leaning family--all contracted the Delta variant...and none of them are vaccinated.   Praying for the best of outcomes, but also fuming about the risk they just put themselves and their children in --and potentially others--since their kids attend classes at a local dance studio.   
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: PPatters on August 03, 2021, 07:17:52 PM
It's what is known as evidence.   And the burden of proof is on China to prove their innocence through transparency which has not been forthcoming

Wait, what? No. That’s not how this works. One doesn’t prove their innocence — the accusers (or a party thereof) must prove the guilt. And Nature (https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-01529-3) has a great article on this and they’re one of the LEADING voices in science. So, there.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: bclark71 on August 03, 2021, 07:28:59 PM
Fully vaccinated since April 1.  Moderna.  No free donuts but people at my work are dropping like flies with COVID, so I am quite pleased I got mine.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Eric Paddon on August 03, 2021, 08:14:47 PM
It's what is known as evidence.   And the burden of proof is on China to prove their innocence through transparency which has not been forthcoming

Wait, what? No. That’s not how this works. One doesn’t prove their innocence — the accusers (or a party thereof) must prove the guilt. And Nature (https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-01529-3) has a great article on this and they’re one of the LEADING voices in science. So, there.


Oh, I see.   The Chinese government doesn't have to be transparent in keeping with their totalitarian mindset.    Thank you for that exercise in kowtowing.

Meanwhile, even the Intelligence Chiefs of the current Administration acknowledged before Congress that the lab leak theory is quite viable based on intelligence and that the Chinese have not been transparent and need to be.

Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: JMFabiano on August 03, 2021, 09:35:24 PM
Like 90% of what goes on in our society, this is not (nor should it ever have been) political, and if you insist on making it so, you're part of the problem.

Yep.

I may regret admitting this here, but I’m generally conservative in my politics (though not a Trump superfan—which makes me an outlier in certain circles). But I’ve been appalled by many people who ostensibly share my political leanings, who are seemingly doing all they can to make it harder to pull out of this pandemic. Heck, I live in a state with a Republican Governor, who implemented some (reasonable IMHO) restrictions and I believe tried his best to protect the citizens of his state. And he’s gotten grief from certain of his fellow Republicans nearly every step of the way, to the point it’s doubtful that he can survive the next primary.

And in a sense, the resistance from certain right-wing elements is an insult to the previous administration’s work on Operation Warp Speed to get the vaccines to the public as quickly as they did. If they really wanted to show support for the former President, it seems that they’d embrace the vaccine along with doing whatever it takes to get us out of the pandemic, even if it means masking up for just a little bit longer.

(Granted, the former President himself could have done a much better job getting that message to his superfans if he’d hyped the success of OWS instead of the foolishness he has focused on for the last 9 months. But that’s a whole other discussion.)

And, you know, HE got the vaccine back in January.  So...?????

Some days I am like to heck with everything else,  just get a picture of that out there. 


Fixed a broken quote box. -knagl
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: chris319 on August 03, 2021, 10:45:44 PM
Eric Paddon:

You need to put a lid on it.

This is your final warning.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: chargeradiocom on August 03, 2021, 11:54:54 PM
I also share the sentiment.  Some of my family and friends up in Northern Michigan, and even here in uber-liberal Western Washington, think they're above this, and refuse to follow any common-sense guidance, claiming they have "constitutional rights". Pretty certain I have permanent scars on my tongue from biting it each time these people vomit their ignorance and genuine foolishness.  One family I know--who is a hard-core right-leaning family--all contracted the Delta variant...and none of them are vaccinated.   Praying for the best of outcomes, but also fuming about the risk they just put themselves and their children in --and potentially others--since their kids attend classes at a local dance studio.

Oh yeah, people thinking they’re above it is one big thing that gets me. I know of an office in the area (one of the “essentials” where even all the office staff were still required to report), where the boss seemed to think he was above it. Months before the vaccines were available, he didn’t bother to wear a mask most of the time nor require his staff to wear masks, even though the state was under a mask order. So of course, most of the staff (of various political stripes FTR) didn’t bother. Lo & behold, they had an outbreak. Thankfully no one ended up with a serious case as far as I’m aware. But that still wasn’t enough to get the staff to mask up. Eventually a customer complained, which finally led to staff being required to wear masks (the public-visible ones anyway; I don’t think it ever did change the behavior of the back office staff in any substantial way).

In one way, those who declined to wear a mask & got sick brought it on themselves. But there were a few employees taking Covid seriously, loyally wearing masks & trying to do the right things to avoid it, who still were potentially exposed because of their coworkers’ carelessness.

And, you know, HE got the vaccine back in January.  So...?????

Some days I am like to heck with everything else,  just get a picture of that out there.
I fully think the reason we haven’t seen any pictures, and the reason he hasn’t publicly pushed vaccines or Operation Warp Speed harder, is because that’s not what his supporters want to hear. Whatever else may be said about the man, he knows how to play to his audience.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: JMFabiano on August 04, 2021, 10:46:10 AM
I also share the sentiment.  Some of my family and friends up in Northern Michigan, and even here in uber-liberal Western Washington, think they're above this, and refuse to follow any common-sense guidance, claiming they have "constitutional rights". Pretty certain I have permanent scars on my tongue from biting it each time these people vomit their ignorance and genuine foolishness.  One family I know--who is a hard-core right-leaning family--all contracted the Delta variant...and none of them are vaccinated.   Praying for the best of outcomes, but also fuming about the risk they just put themselves and their children in --and potentially others--since their kids attend classes at a local dance studio.

Oh yeah, people thinking they’re above it is one big thing that gets me. I know of an office in the area (one of the “essentials” where even all the office staff were still required to report), where the boss seemed to think he was above it. Months before the vaccines were available, he didn’t bother to wear a mask most of the time nor require his staff to wear masks, even though the state was under a mask order. So of course, most of the staff (of various political stripes FTR) didn’t bother. Lo & behold, they had an outbreak. Thankfully no one ended up with a serious case as far as I’m aware. But that still wasn’t enough to get the staff to mask up. Eventually a customer complained, which finally led to staff being required to wear masks (the public-visible ones anyway; I don’t think it ever did change the behavior of the back office staff in any substantial way).

In one way, those who declined to wear a mask & got sick brought it on themselves. But there were a few employees taking Covid seriously, loyally wearing masks & trying to do the right things to avoid it, who still were potentially exposed because of their coworkers’ carelessness.

And, you know, HE got the vaccine back in January.  So...?????

Some days I am like to heck with everything else,  just get a picture of that out there.
I fully think the reason we haven’t seen any pictures, and the reason he hasn’t publicly pushed vaccines or Operation Warp Speed harder, is because that’s not what his supporters want to hear. Whatever else may be said about the man, he knows how to play to his audience.

Well then they'll have to make like Jim Lange and take my word for it:

https://twitter.com/MollyJongFast/status/1416214688761794562/photo/1

EDIT: I do think there's social of Melania getting it though. 
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: SamJ93 on August 04, 2021, 04:27:29 PM
Chris, I get that it's your board and we just post on it...but it's pretty disappointing that you've chosen to take something that's supposed to be a bit of an escape from reality and use it as your personal off-topic bully pulpit.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: SuperMatch93 on August 04, 2021, 04:55:56 PM
Chris, I get that it's your board and we just post on it...but it's pretty disappointing that you've chosen to take something that's supposed to be a bit of an escape from reality and use it as your personal off-topic bully pulpit.

I mean, it's not like this topic is leaking into other threads. If you don't want to read it or participate in this particular discussion, no one's forcing you to.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: BrandonFG on August 04, 2021, 05:41:05 PM
Chris, I get that it's your board and we just post on it...but it's pretty disappointing that you've chosen to take something that's supposed to be a bit of an escape from reality and use it as your personal off-topic bully pulpit.
In all fairness, unproven and somewhat racist theories are being put out there, and they deleted it as a result. Speaking as someone who's had posts removed for adding nothing to the thread, I get it. The question was did you get vaxxed...no reason to add conspiracy theories to the mix.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: chris319 on August 04, 2021, 07:41:28 PM
If you don't want to read it or participate in this particular discussion, no one's forcing you to.

Makes sense to me.

This is one thread out of a couple of thousand.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Thunder on August 04, 2021, 09:37:31 PM
Got mine today.

Why so late in the game?

Two heart attacks and quadruple bypass surgery, just fully released by the cardiologist today.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: TLEberle on August 04, 2021, 09:39:52 PM
Guy! So you’re on the mend?
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: BrandonFG on August 04, 2021, 09:53:23 PM
I second what Travis said.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Thunder on August 04, 2021, 10:12:15 PM
Definitely on the mend. No warning signs, always had perfect health.

Felt shortness of breath, thought it was COVID, went to Urgent Care.

Three hours later, was in the back of an ambulance heading to to cardiac unit.

Back to full work as of today. You never know when it can hit you, folks.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Thunder on August 04, 2021, 10:15:46 PM
Chicks dig scars.

(https://i.imgur.com/TDwFNnh.png)
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Strikerz04 on August 05, 2021, 01:09:35 AM
Glad you are on the mend, but damned if that's not a wicked scar.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: PYLdude on August 05, 2021, 04:42:11 AM
Dude. Scary. Glad you pulled through.

Welcome back.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: MikeK on August 05, 2021, 06:13:26 AM
You never know when it can hit you, folks.
This this this this this.  20,000 times this.  I never thought I'd be in the situation I'm in.

("it" doesn't just equal "the big one.")

I'm glad you're still with us.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Clay Zambo on August 05, 2021, 12:34:32 PM
Glad you're recovered, Thunder. Hoping never to see that unit again--though I hope your care was as good as mine!
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: SuperMatch93 on August 05, 2021, 09:21:57 PM
Figured I'd post it in this thread since it's become a catch-all for COVID discussion (mods, feel free to delete if necessary), but Amber Lancaster tested positive for COVID.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lhg0pTbWjr8
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Mr. Brown on August 20, 2021, 05:39:01 PM
So, my wife and I have both been fully vaccinated with Moderna in a state that has a 36% vaccination rate and who’s main export is the Delta Variant, since March of this year.

Wife had a breakthrough infection in July. She assumed she had allergies and was out and about traveling when she developed those symptoms. Came back home, made no effort to stay away from each other, and the next day she couldn’t smell or taste anything.

I did not come down with the ‘rona. And neither did the people who she traveled with or our three children. Her symptoms were super mild - loss of taste and smell, dry cough, and wicked fatigue. But, she was fine in a few days. I’m thankful we both got the vaccine.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: chris319 on August 20, 2021, 06:03:07 PM
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I did not come down with the ‘rona. And neither did the people who she traveled with or our three children. Her symptoms were super mild - loss of taste and smell, dry cough, and wicked fatigue. But, she was fine in a few days. I’m thankful we both got the vaccine.

Great story. I'm glad to hear you are well.

I have this theory that there are some people who will never contract covid no matter what, even if they drank a glass full of the virus. Maybe they have some kind of natural immunity to it. My theory has no basis in medical fact that I know of, it's just a theory I have. For example, I have never had the mumps or a reaction to poison oak or poison ivy. When my brother had the mumps, my mother literally had me drinking out of the same glass my brother was using in hopes that I would get the mumps, but I never did. My pediatrician thought I was just never sensitized to poison oak or ivy.

Go figure.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: mystery7 on August 20, 2021, 06:48:06 PM
Some people really are just built with weird quirks like that - seemingly immune to anything, work best on 2 or 3 hours' sleep... Just got lucky genes.

I back your theory - it's a hell of a lot more plausible than hydroxycholoroquine and Lysol injections.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: mrchips on August 22, 2021, 11:38:17 AM
J&J jab April 9, the first day my group (“everyone else”) was eligible. Second day of a two-day mass vaccination clinic at a local university.

With the local media hyping it for weeks in advance, I expected reservations to run out faster than seats at an AEW show. Nope, got my first choice of appointment times.

Thought there would be traffic backed up onto nearby arterials to get in. Nope, my only stop was at a crosswalk the National Guard was managing.

Well, surely I would have to park a mile away. Nope, the lot right across the street from the arena via the above crosswalk.

Oops, I was thirty minutes early. Should I wait my turn? Nope, go on in.

They predicted a turnout of 10,000 for the two days. Nope, south of 4,000.

Earlier this summer we spiked. Double-digit weekly deaths, practically all unvaccinated. ICUs full, practically all unvaccinated. Ambulances from all over lined up to supplement local EMS. Became the national hotspot. This had to make them wise up and get the shots, right? Nope, bent the curve up only a smidge. We’re at 45% as of Friday.

Like some others here, my card is in a badge holder on a lanyard I wear whenever I’m out. Helps make the world feel more like a convention space.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: chris319 on August 22, 2021, 05:19:09 PM
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Earlier this summer we spiked. Double-digit weekly deaths, practically all unvaccinated. ICUs full, practically all unvaccinated. Ambulances from all over lined up to supplement local EMS. Became the national hotspot. This had to make them wise up and get the shots, right? Nope, bent the curve up only a smidge. We’re at 45% as of Friday.

Where is this?

It seems we were doing pretty well until the 4th of July, then ...

I saw a sound bite with a guy from the South who just wasn't going to get vaccinated no matter what. He was every stereotype of a hillbilly come to life. He made Cletus the Slack-Jawed Yokel look like a Nobel Prize winner. He was literally too dumb for words. The reporter pressed him a little bit and no, he wasn't going to get vaccinated. He didn't offer a specific reason. If he winds up in an ICU, assuming there is a bed available for him, he may well have no regrets about not being vaccinated. He may have to communicate this through a ventilator but no matter to him — he wasn't going to get vaccinated no matter what.

I'm sick of ignoramuses like this holding the rest of us hostage to this virus by spreading around a communicable disease, and Tucker Carlson or Laura Ingraham or Sean Hannity or "Q" telling them not to get vaccinated or that the vaccine doesn't work.

In the aggregate, Americans are too stupid for their own good and this pandemic proves it.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: clemon79 on August 23, 2021, 02:26:01 PM
I have this theory that there are some people who will never contract covid no matter what, even if they drank a glass full of the virus. Maybe they have some kind of natural immunity to it. My theory has no basis in medical fact that I know of, it's just a theory I have.

I think this is true too, with exactly the same amount of medical proof (which is to say, none). Maybe one day we'll know, maybe it won't matter because of the vaccines, but either I had it the January before everything went to shit (about a week of the worst chills I've ever had, various cold symptoms, etc), or I didn't and I'm one of Those People, because I have to think I would have caught it by now otherwise, even taking the necessary (masks, distance, get your goddamn shot, etc) precautions.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Mr. Brown on August 23, 2021, 11:33:27 PM
I have this theory that there are some people who will never contract covid no matter what, even if they drank a glass full of the virus. Maybe they have some kind of natural immunity to it. My theory has no basis in medical fact that I know of, it's just a theory I have. For example, I have never had the mumps or a reaction to poison oak or poison ivy. When my brother had the mumps, my mother literally had me drinking out of the same glass my brother was using in hopes that I would get the mumps, but I never did. My pediatrician thought I was just never sensitized to poison oak or ivy.

I honestly have the same theory. There's some science backing this up, at least as to coronaviruses... the British did a bunch of tests in the late 80s and early 90s where they intentionally infected several people with a coronavirus (specifically the common cold), and every time, a certain percentage of folks were clinically "infected" but never developed any symptoms. This research was pretty much ignored for 20+ years, because it dealt with the common cold coronavirus (and who the hell cares if you get a cold?), but has started to gain a lot of recognition.

I'm sure it happens with other viruses and bacteria, too.

I've never had a cold sore in my entire life, despite the fact that 99% of the entire world's adult population has HSV1. I've also had the flu exactly one time in my entire life and it was super mild.

So, who the hell knows - that's all anecdotal and doesn't mean squat. ;D
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: mrchips on August 24, 2021, 11:38:54 AM
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Earlier this summer we spiked. Double-digit weekly deaths, practically all unvaccinated. ICUs full, practically all unvaccinated. Ambulances from all over lined up to supplement local EMS. Became the national hotspot. This had to make them wise up and get the shots, right? Nope, bent the curve up only a smidge. We’re at 45% as of Friday.

Where is this?

Springfield, Missouri. The goober you saw might have been one of ours.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Strikerz04 on August 25, 2021, 12:06:24 AM
I have this theory that there are some people who will never contract covid no matter what, even if they drank a glass full of the virus. Maybe they have some kind of natural immunity to it. My theory has no basis in medical fact that I know of, it's just a theory I have.

I think this is true too, with exactly the same amount of medical proof (which is to say, none). Maybe one day we'll know, maybe it won't matter because of the vaccines, but either I had it the January before everything went to shit (about a week of the worst chills I've ever had, various cold symptoms, etc), or I didn't and I'm one of Those People, because I have to think I would have caught it by now otherwise, even taking the necessary (masks, distance, get your goddamn shot, etc) precautions.


I'd have to assume the same thing, after six days in Seattle (in November 2019), came back with a turrrribl sinus infection, and I've avoided everything and anything non-essential since.


Now, the last two months have been "Allergies, Wildfires, or COVID." and it's a game that I'd like to pass.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: BrandonFG on August 25, 2021, 05:12:36 PM
I have this theory that there are some people who will never contract covid no matter what, even if they drank a glass full of the virus. Maybe they have some kind of natural immunity to it. My theory has no basis in medical fact that I know of, it's just a theory I have.

I think this is true too, with exactly the same amount of medical proof (which is to say, none). Maybe one day we'll know, maybe it won't matter because of the vaccines, but either I had it the January before everything went to shit (about a week of the worst chills I've ever had, various cold symptoms, etc), or I didn't and I'm one of Those People, because I have to think I would have caught it by now otherwise, even taking the necessary (masks, distance, get your goddamn shot, etc) precautions.
In February or March of last year, my mom came down with pneumonia. She's fine now*, but the only reason I don't believe it was "The Rona" was because my grandmother and I both visited her in the hospital and neither of us got sick. But I always thought the timing was odd, given everything that happened immediately afterward.

*/Other than driving me up a wall
//Which means she's fine
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: SuperMatch93 on November 05, 2021, 03:53:35 PM
Has anyone here gotten a booster? If so, how did you feel after?

I got a Moderna one today (since teachers are eligible) and no side effects so far.

EDIT: Only a sore arm the following day. I had a pretty gnarly headache for much of Saturday, though I attribute that to being hungover and sleep-deprived more than anything else.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: calliaume on November 05, 2021, 03:57:51 PM
Has anyone here gotten a booster? If so, how did you feel after?

I got a Moderna one today (since teachers are eligible) and no side effects so far.
I haven't, since I'm not in any of the qualifying categories. My wife is signed up for one, as she's a university professor.

In related news, I'll take "Former Jeopardy! Guests Hosts Who Are About to Get Fired From Their High-Paying Spokesperson Role for an Insurance Company" for $1000.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: snowpeck on November 05, 2021, 04:49:24 PM
Has anyone here gotten a booster? If so, how did you feel after?

I got a Moderna one today (since teachers are eligible) and no side effects so far.
Got the Moderna one about a week ago as my Type I diabetes puts me in a high-risk category. Side effects were about the same as the second main shot -- sore arm for a couple days and some flu-like symptoms that started about 18 hours after getting the shot and lasted for about a day.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Clay Zambo on November 05, 2021, 04:51:04 PM
Boosted. More arm pain after than either of the first two, but even that was very mild.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Kniwt on November 05, 2021, 06:41:22 PM
Has anyone here gotten a booster? If so, how did you feel after?

Got my Moderna booster on Monday. At T+17hrs, I had a few hours of borderline fever (oral in the 99s) and some rather intense chills, but that was it. The next day, lots of sleep and not much else.

Conversely, after shot #2, I had four days of fever, sh*ts, and pukes. So I was expecting the worst this time, and now at T+104hrs, I think I've done better.

(Edit: Oh yeah, I had somewhat more arm pain this time, too, but it was pretty much gone by Thursday. Might just be because the nurse drew a little blood during the shot, which hadn't happened before.)
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: clemon79 on November 05, 2021, 07:26:52 PM
Imma try to get boosted tomorrow. (Moderna is kinda hard to find around here, at least from someone who will shoot it into the arm of someone from Team Pfizer, but the CVS in Target down the road from me, despite having no available appointments, does say walk-ins are a possibility, so Imma give it a go.)
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: knagl on November 05, 2021, 07:51:58 PM
Pfizer booster. Some arm pain, a little warm the next day, and headaches the second and third day, otherwise milder than shot #2. My better half had incredibly achy joints the next day, but felt great the day after that.

Our friend who was with us got the worst of the side effects, feeling under the weather for a few days. We're not sure if he maybe simultaneously had a cold, or just had a more significant reaction than the two of us.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: ChrisLambert! on November 05, 2021, 09:31:32 PM
Moderna boost on Moderna original today. T-plus 4 hours and my arm hurts a lot.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Strikerz04 on November 05, 2021, 10:35:28 PM
Pfizer booster. Dull headache, but still better than the two shots previously.


Now, the flu shot...THAT kicked my ass.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: isucgv on November 05, 2021, 10:37:33 PM
I received a Pfizer booster on 10/15.  Aside from a very slightly tender arm, I had no side effects - pretty much exactly as the first two went.  The flu shot this year hurt much more than the COVID shots did, in my experience.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: trainman on November 05, 2021, 11:01:58 PM
I had gotten the J&J vaccine back in April, and got a Pfizer booster pretty much the instant I was declared eligible in October. I just had a little bit of soreness around the injection site for a couple days -- basically the same reaction I'd had to the first shot.

Actually, the real "side effect" is that, when I got the booster, CVS misspelled my last name in their computer, which got transferred to the state of California's records, and now it's wrong on my digital vaccine record and the associated Apple Wallet card. That has the potential to be an issue at some point, so I'm going to have to call someone at some point.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: chris319 on November 12, 2021, 05:02:16 PM
I had Moderna #3 and shingles this past Sunday. I had the usual sore arm and didn't feel like dancing the jig for a couple of days, a good excuse to be lazy. I'm an old man now so I qualified for a covid booster. Days later they opened up boosters to all age 18 or over.

The shingles shot cost almost $200. It cost whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?

Merck and Pfizer have pills in the works for treating covid. As you won't get the pills until after you've contracted the disease, my understanding is that covid could be damaging your organs from the time you contract it to the time the pills work, so you're better off being vaccinated and not contracting it in the first place. "Better to prevent than to treat."

I'm sure there will be ignorant bubbas who believe the government has secretly placed microchips in the pills so they can track your every move, or that the pills contain the DNA of Hillary Clinton or Hugo Chavez, another grand government conspiracy.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: mystery7 on November 12, 2021, 05:44:20 PM
I'm sure there will be ignorant bubbas who believe the government has secretly placed microchips in the pills so they can track your every move, or that the pills contain the DNA of Hillary Clinton or Hugo Chavez, another grand government conspiracy.

And on top of that, they're now attacking MUPPETS for getting vaccinations. But wait! It gets better stupider! I  just read (https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/covid-vaccine-mandates-push-holdouts-get-shot-detox-rcna4859) that there's a new thing on TikTok where people who got the shot are trying to "un-get" it by taking anti-vax baths of baking soda and epsom salts with a little bit of Borax sprinkled in "to take the nanotechnologies out of you."

Unfortunately it doesn't take the stupid out.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: weaklink75 on November 12, 2021, 05:57:43 PM
I got my Moderna booster yesterday- was fine this morning, but by this afternoon was so out of it I had to leave work early, which I never do..

And in related news, Jane Krakowski can probably name "Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu" in 3 notes after most likely getting breakthrough Covid while filming Name That Tune despite being vaccinated- she had to drop out of Annie Live! because of it...
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: chris319 on November 12, 2021, 08:54:31 PM
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there's a new thing on TikTok where people who got the shot are trying to "un-get" it by taking anti-vax baths of baking soda and epsom salts with a little bit of Borax sprinkled in "to take the nanotechnologies out of you.

Aw man, they're doing it all wrong.

I just got off the phone with the eminent epidemiologist, Dr. Tucker Carlson. He says you have to use Clorox and Lysol and add some hydroxychloroquine and veterinary de-wormer to the bath water. Then take a 110-volt ultraviolet lamp and bring it into the bathtub with you. He says the UV lamp will brighten your day. You will then no longer hear the voice of Bill Gates speaking to you from the microchip.

And take plenty of zinc.

Dr. Carlson was a crackerjack student in med school. He got his diploma from a box of Cracker Jack.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/anti-vaxxers-new-grift-is-advising-detox-baths-for-those-reluctantly-vaccinated-for-covid (https://www.thedailybeast.com/anti-vaxxers-new-grift-is-advising-detox-baths-for-those-reluctantly-vaccinated-for-covid)
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: clemon79 on November 12, 2021, 09:29:58 PM
I managed to get a Moderna booster to add to my two Pfizers earlier this week. Much like the first two, negligible side effects. Wi-Fi reception's never been better, though.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: PYLdude on November 12, 2021, 10:48:26 PM
I’m buying the wrong Cracker Jack boxes.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: mrchips on November 13, 2021, 08:20:42 AM
J&J booster three days ago. So far, only site soreness . . . and my fillings seem to have been retuned to only pull in Xinhua.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: JMFabiano on November 13, 2021, 11:06:25 AM
Boosted with Pfizer.  Only today is my arm feeling near 100 percent.

Day after: sore arm, felt flushed though I never officially had a fever.  Had a bit of eye strain feeling.  Body felt extra sensitive.  Does anyone else have a burning sensation by their armpits too post-vax?

I might add I had my flu shot the same day, so either one could have been responsible, TBF. 
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: JMFabiano on November 13, 2021, 11:10:07 AM
I'm sure there will be ignorant bubbas who believe the government has secretly placed microchips in the pills so they can track your every move, or that the pills contain the DNA of Hillary Clinton or Hugo Chavez, another grand government conspiracy.

And on top of that, they're now attacking MUPPETS for getting vaccinations. But wait! It gets better stupider! I  just read (https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/covid-vaccine-mandates-push-holdouts-get-shot-detox-rcna4859) that there's a new thing on TikTok where people who got the shot are trying to "un-get" it by taking anti-vax baths of baking soda and epsom salts with a little bit of Borax sprinkled in "to take the nanotechnologies out of you."

Unfortunately it doesn't take the stupid out.

Ah but do you see JFK Jr. return under the influence of said chemicals?
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Strikerz04 on November 13, 2021, 02:06:49 PM
I'm sure there will be ignorant bubbas who believe the government has secretly placed microchips in the pills so they can track your every move, or that the pills contain the DNA of Hillary Clinton or Hugo Chavez, another grand government conspiracy.

And on top of that, they're now attacking MUPPETS for getting vaccinations. But wait! It gets better stupider! I  just read (https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/covid-vaccine-mandates-push-holdouts-get-shot-detox-rcna4859) that there's a new thing on TikTok where people who got the shot are trying to "un-get" it by taking anti-vax baths of baking soda and epsom salts with a little bit of Borax sprinkled in "to take the nanotechnologies out of you."

Unfortunately it doesn't take the stupid out.

Ah but do you see JFK Jr. return under the influence of said chemicals?


I'm sure they'll turn into cannibals with a dash of bath sales.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: clemon79 on November 13, 2021, 04:19:32 PM
Does anyone else have a burning sensation by their armpits too post-vax?

No, but a little shampoo'll clear that right up.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: snowpeck on November 13, 2021, 08:35:25 PM
Does anyone else have a burning sensation by their armpits too post-vax?
I had what felt like a swollen lymph node in one of mine the next day but it went away the day after that.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: KWJCDon on November 14, 2021, 11:00:35 AM
I got the Moderna booster Friday afternoon. Really sore arm that night and felt crappy the next day. Today I am back to normal whatever that may be! LOL

Now i feel the need to wear foil hats and am having full convos with the nanotechnologies!!
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: WhammyPower on November 14, 2021, 01:24:07 PM
I got my Pfizer booster yesterday. Honestly, it's been the worst of the three so far. Woke up to a sore arm at 4:00AM, and I've been rotating between sore arm, headaches, and/or fatigue since then.

I think the difference is that I got my first two doses around 8:00 or 9:00 AM, and my booster around 2:30 PM.


Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: Dbacksfan12 on November 14, 2021, 06:10:30 PM
I got my Pfizer booster yesterday. Honestly, it's been the worst of the three so far. Woke up to a sore arm at 4:00AM, and I've been rotating between sore arm, headaches, and/or fatigue since then.
I can cosign this.  Got my booster Friday around 1.  Rear headache,  leg cramps, and fatigue.  I felt better when I woke up this morning.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: alfonzos on November 21, 2021, 09:03:35 PM
Received my J&J booster this week. No after effects to report.
Title: Re: Are You Fully Vaccinated?
Post by: clemon79 on November 23, 2021, 03:00:34 PM
Received my J&J booster this week. No after effects to report.

Actually a J&J booster? Didn't go with a Pfizer or Moderna?