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Part of me wants to believe they also might also want to benefit the general public health.

Part of me knows that if money wasnt involved, they would be doing something else. Greed is the motivation for almost everything now.
Yep.. sad but true.

To get to the bottom of anything just about, Follow the money… ALWAYS FOLLOW THE MONEY. ✅

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I heard this on today's news...

The number COVID-19 cases in the U.S. have doubled in the past week.

I thought the U.S. was doing pretty well, but apparently not.  :(

 

EDIT:

I heard this on the CBS Evening News.

I have since heard a totally different statistic that makes me doubt what I originally heard.

On another network, they reported that the number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. have doubled in the past three weeks.

This sounds more likely to me.

Sorry for the confusion.

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Personal experience
I had one shot of J&J in March

I contacted the Health Department to request a booster.
I also asked my doctor.

They both said no, because CDC has not authorized boosters yet.

I insisted, the Health Department said I could get an Antibody test, and IF the values are low, they will authorize a booster.

Contacted my doctor, requested the Antibody test.. Doctor says, that will be $150 out of pocket. I say no thanks and call the Health Department back. They agree with my doctor, I must pay for the antibody test myself, and Maybe if I dont have antibodies after 4 months from a single shot, they Might authorize a booster.

Basically, no, I cannot have a second shot, because J&J is a one shot vaccine.

Ive been reading online that people in other places are going in for a second shot after a J&J. I dont know how they are pulling it off. The system here is preventing me from getting a second dose.

The Health Department told me to read the J&J site, which will supposedly reassure me that I dont need a booster, or second shot. Meanwhile CDC is considering when to authorize second shots for J&J vaccinated people. I hope that CDC will offer me a second shot.

I would have liked to know if I have antibodies but am not prepared to pay the $150 to find out.

Everywhere I go, people have stopped wearing masks.. I worry about the Delta spreading, and want a second shot.

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I remember when I was trying to get vaccinated, I actually wanted the J&J because it was just one shot.

My mom tried to find me the J&J, but couldn't.

Instead I got the Moderna, and I feel very lucky that I did.

(Both the Moderna and Pfizer are the gold standard right now.)

I think that the CDC will eventually tell those that got the J&J to be a booster of one of the others, but they're waiting for more data to come in.  :BEER:  <-- That's a Corona beer by the way.

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raccoon city wrote:

I remember when I was trying to get vaccinated, I actually wanted the J&J because it was just one shot.


My mom tried to find me the J&J, but couldn’t.


Instead I got the Moderna, and I feel very lucky that I did.


(Both the Moderna and Pfizer are the gold standard right now.)


I think that the CDC will eventually tell those that got the J&J to be a booster of one of the others, but they’re waiting for more data to come in.  alt=:" />  <— That’s a Corona beer by the way.


Hey, you’re clean and sober, remember?

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bushmaster wrote:

Hey, you're clean and sober, remember?

Yeah, but I remember how refreshing a nice cold beer is, and I like the beer emoji.  :THUMBS-UP:

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From preliminary data it seems that the Johnson vaccin is less good than Pfizer and Moderna in protecting you from contracting the delta variant and stop you spreading it, but that it does protect you very well from getting severe COVID and from death. So in the general interest of stopping the virus going around society a booster after the J&J vaccin could be a clever idea.

But of course Pfizer wants to earn money too.

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I just thought of something...

Instead of having no spectators at most events of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, why not require proof of vaccination and just have those people be the spectators?

It's been done for other (non-Olympic) events, and that way there are some spectators.  :-)

...

EDIT:

Here's an answer to my own question.

Japan is less than 30% fully vaccinated, so that make things tougher.

(They lag behind the U.S. in vaccinations, as a whole.)

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My personal experience with covid is that I hope the non vaccinated come to their frigging senses and get the vaccine before the world gets shut down again. Come on man. It’s free and it’s safe.

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JaredM wrote:

Well said JaredMThumbs Up This is my personal experience also.
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zoulas wrote:

My personal experience with covid is that I hope the non vaccinated come to their frigging senses and get the vaccine before the world gets shut down again. Come on man. It's free and it's safe.

Did you hear what the Governor of Alabama had to say?

She didn't mince words either.

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Yep, right on schedule…

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raccoon city wrote:

I just thought of something…


Instead of having no spectators at most events of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, why not require proof of vaccination and just have those people be the spectators?


It’s been done for other (non-Olympic) events, and that way there are some spectators.  alt=)" />



EDIT:


Here’s an answer to my own question.


Japan is less than 30% fully vaccinated, so that make things tougher.


(They lag behind the U.S. in vaccinations, as a whole.)


What may be relevant here is that a low but significant part (maybe >10%, exact numbers are not known yet) of the fully vaccinated people can contract the deltavariant and transmit it to others, often completely unnoticed by themselves because due to their vaccination they are less likely to show symptons at all, or be cautious for getting it in the first place. What is now becoming apparent, in highly vaccinated countries without any other corona measures left in place, the vaccinated population are becoming an additional motor of spreading corona. Because of rising corona-numbers, Iceland, with 85% of over 16 fully vaccinated), has re-instated some distancing measures starting from today.
The US is not in that position yet, the unvaccinated people are a far greater driving force for corona-spreading sofar.
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Lightbringer wrote:
Yep, right on schedule…
Like clockwork… Thumbs Up Big Smile Big Smile
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Bad Karma guys.

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What is bad Karma?

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showing a lack of proper concern; offhand

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djozz wrote:

What may be relevant here is that a low but significant part (maybe >10%, exact numbers are not known yet) of the fully vaccinated people can contract the deltavariant and transmit it to others, often completely unnoticed by themselves because due to their vaccination they are less likely to show symptons at all, or be cautious for getting it in the first place. What is now becoming apparent, in highly vaccinated countries without any other corona measures left in place, the vaccinated population are becoming an additional motor of spreading corona. Because of rising corona-numbers, Iceland, with 85% of over 16 fully vaccinated), has re-instated some distancing measures starting from today.
The US is not in that position yet, the unvaccinated people are a far greater driving force for corona-spreading sofar.

Yep, I agree and never said otherwise.  :BEER:

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I believe we’re straying again…….

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bushmaster wrote:
I believe we’re straying again…….

Yep. Thanks to everyone for keeping calm so far, but this is heading in the direction of a conflict again.

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Impressive

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That’s what she said…

Wait, what’re we talking about again?

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I agree with you JaredM & really could not say it any better than you did.

You have stated very valid points. Points, that on this thread (and other places) cannot or will not be discussed because they do not fit a certain narrative.
AND, if anyone does try to rationally discuss them… they are almost instantly shouted down or censored. ☹

I always thought “Scientific Method” was to aggressively question & challenge everything concerning a matter, in search of truth.

It seems to me, censorship is diametrically opposed to “Scientific Method”.

Certain discussions are (supposedly) taboo in society. Thus eliminating discussion & what is left is nothing more than parrots of a supposed “official narrative” patting each other on the back. Sad indeed.

A few weeks ago jon_slider & I had a very good conversation by PM. NO, we did not agree on everything by any means. But it was a calm & respectful conversation where I think we both found some common ground.
At least that is how I felt.

It is a shame we cannot have conversations such as we had by PM on threads such as this without it crashing into chaos.

EDIT….

It looks like, while I was typing; you deleted your post I was agreeing with JaredM. Shocked
Oh well…. ✅

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Lightbringer wrote:
That’s what she said…

Wait, what’re we talking about again?

Exactly
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Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I just got it.

Damn, I knew I was tired, but… LOL

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