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Hi everyone, please notice the change in the title of this thread to Coronavirus news and personal experiences thread. Please try to stay on topic in this case. Innocent Thanks a lot!

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alpg88 wrote:
So is this gonna be a yearly vaccine now? my parents had covid last march\April, still have antibodies, they are eligible but refuse vaccines.

yes, the vaccine is yearly afaik

glad your parents recovered

how do they know they still have antibodies, as of how long after being infected?

the person I know that had corona last March, was tested for antibodies in
April (yes antibodies present)
May (yes antibodies present), and
June No Antibodies remained

from which I infer that antibodies last less than 6 months

it is not uncommon for people who have been sick to “Think” they now have immunity. This is actually NOT true. It is possible to catch corona again and again, as evidenced by health workers reports.

In any case, I hope you and your family continue safe and healthy.

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Coscar wrote:
I had my 2nd Moderna shot today….. I had a bad reaction and felt lousy for several days after the first…. mostly body aches and fever. Dont know if it had anything to do with almost dying from the virus in Oct-Nov. They told me today the 2nd shot was affecting folks (i.e. bad reactions) more than the first. I hope they are wrong…. Im sick of feeling bad but it is definitely not as bad as the virus. Good Luck Beer Beer

Coscar, I’ve been anxiously awaiting to hear how you are faring after your 2nd inoculation. I hope you are back to your cheery self.

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Well, I finally have a fatality in my family. My sister-in-law’s father went into the hospital for treatment of a long-term heart ailment, was infected by the virus while in the hospital, and died of Covid-19. He was a really great guy, and much-beloved in his rural community. He was cautious, and following the distancing and masking protocols for avoiding infection, but the hospital stay was apparently fatal.

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bushmaster wrote:
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I had my 2nd Moderna shot today….. I had a bad reaction and felt lousy for several days after the first…. mostly body aches and fever. Dont know if it had anything to do with almost dying from the virus in Oct-Nov. They told me today the 2nd shot was affecting folks (i.e. bad reactions) more than the first. I hope they are wrong…. Im sick of feeling bad but it is definitely not as bad as the virus. Good Luck Beer Beer
Coscar, I’ve been anxiously awaiting to hear how you are faring after your 2nd inoculation. I hope you are back to your cheery self.

Thanks for asking Bushmaster. ‘Cheery self’? Actually I havent been cheery for….. I cant remember. You were spot on with your 24hr after forecast. I felt really bad yesterday but I am some better today. I couldnt even get out of bed yesterday to get something to eat, even though I was hungry and couldnt get comfortable in bed. I was miserable. I have heard of several folk that have had similar reactions to Moderna but none seem as severe as mine. If this IS a yearly thing, I will do my best to avoid Moderna next year if I am still around. I am a bit better today and just had a big bowl of Gumbo ……. Mmmmm. My biggest problem since having the virus is the persistent brain fog. I constantly feel like I am drinking stupid juice ….. my brain just isnt working like it did pre-covid.

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Coscar wrote:
‘Cheery self’? Actually I havent been cheery for….. I cant remember.

Thats covid livin, baby.

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NorthernHarrier wrote:
Well, I finally have a fatality in my family. My sister-in-law’s father went into the hospital for treatment of a long-term heart ailment, was infected by the virus while in the hospital, and died of Covid-19. He was a really great guy, and much-beloved in his rural community. He was cautious, and following the distancing and masking protocols for avoiding infection, but the hospital stay was apparently fatal.

I am so saddened. Take care.

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MtnDon wrote:
NorthernHarrier wrote:
Well, I finally have a fatality in my family. My sister-in-law’s father went into the hospital for treatment of a long-term heart ailment, was infected by the virus while in the hospital, and died of Covid-19. He was a really great guy, and much-beloved in his rural community. He was cautious, and following the distancing and masking protocols for avoiding infection, but the hospital stay was apparently fatal.

I am so saddened. Take care.

Thanks MtnDon – I believe you sincerely mean that.

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My wife (MD) got her first pfeizer injection today.

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Just wanted to leave my support and condolences words to everyone here that lost someone, directly or indirectly, due to the Covid-19 and the pandemic.

Also, a word of support to those that are dealing with the disease, with or without symptoms! Take care!! Thumbs Up

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Here we are in “lockdown” (sort of…) since the middle of January.

Fortunately, in epidemiological terms, it has been producing results, lowering the daily cases of diagnosed infections from around 16.400 (max on 29th January) to around 1.400 (today).

The number of deaths is still high, either per se, or if making the ratio death per X number of habitants. But it too has decreased.

Lock down measures will be maintained during some more time, and eventually after the middle of March some things will start reopening , both schools, stores and services. Not all at once, but gradually, I hope.

Economy is, of course, suffering, but I guess some parts of it will recover soon as we overcome this gloomy period. Or so I wish/hope!

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To all of you out there, or “inda’house”, stay safe Thumbs Up

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Condolences to the people that have had a corona death in the family.

latest corona case numbers

That data indicates
1 out of 25 people in the world, live in USA.

1 out of 4 corona cases in the world, are in USA.

1 out of 5 corona deaths in the world, are in USA.

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Latest corona case numbers, as a percent of population

USA is one of the Top Ten Countries with the highest per capita death rate.

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I know 6 people, personally, that have had corona. None died, but one had a family member die. (that I did not know personally.)

plus:
I can think of 2 people that post in this thread, that have had corona and survived:
kenny bobby and Coscar.

plus 2 more people that post in this thread, that have had a family member die of corona:
Joshk and Northern Harrier.

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MascaratumB wrote:

Fortunately, in epidemiological terms, it has been producing results, lowering the daily cases of diagnosed infections from around 16.400 (max on 29th January) to around 1.400 (today).

The number of deaths is still high, either per se, or if making the ratio death per X number of habitants. But it too has decreased.

Deaths lag behind hospitalizations, which lag behind cases, which lag behind infections. You are still seeing the deaths from people who were infected during your January spike. We also had an increase on January but fortunately much smaller in magnitude. We are having about 600 daily cases (with 1/3 of Portugal’s population and 1/100 of USA’s), down from a max of 1500. We had to add some restrictions on capacity and make restaurants close early but avoided a lockdown. Next month fortunately we’re going to start vaccinations with the Sinovac vaccine (good enough for young people) and Pfizer’s (for more vulnerable people).

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ggf31416 wrote:
MascaratumB wrote:

The number of deaths is still high

with 1/3 of Portugal’s population and 1/100 of USA’s

taking population into account, makes a Big difference

Uruguay is comparatively much more fortunate than Portugal and USA.

deaths per capita in Portugal and USA are 8 times greater than in Uruguay

as a percent of total population (per capita),
ranking of most corona deaths per country:

7th highest per capita death rate in the world: Portugal 0.16 %
10th highest per capita death rate in the world: USA 0.15 %
80th highest per capita death rate in the world: Uruguay 0.02 %

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Yes, we were very lucky that somehow we had almost no cases on winter and numbers only started increasing on October (spring) and November when people lowered their caution, there was not enough unchecked spread for things to get really ugly.

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raccoon city wrote:

I hear that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine isn't as effective as the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine.

I think I might want to avoid the J & J, even though it hasn't even been approved in the U.S. yet.

I watch a lot of news and many people are talking about the J & J vaccine now.

On today's Meet the Press, Dr. Fauci explained why the J & J vaccine is a good choice.

Based on what everyone is saying, but especially Dr. Fauci, I now feel comfortable with any of the three vaccines that have been approved so far in the U.S.  :THUMBS-UP:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-fauci/fauci-urges-americans-to-get-any-of-the-three-covid-19-vaccines-available-idUSKCN2AS0EV

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I got my second Moderna shot this morning and so far I have a slight ache in my arm but nothing to speak off. Hopefully that’s as bad as the side effects get but for me even more serious ones are a worth-while trade off.

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Booster shots are probably in everyone’s future regardless of which vaccine we get so take what’s available IMO.

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Welp got really sick last night with bad aches all over my body and the arm where the shot was administered hurt wayyyyy more than the first shot. Also had chills with terrible headaches. Feeling better right now but I figure it will be another day or so before all the symptoms go away. My mind is a bit foggy but my kids said that’s my normal state Facepalm

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had 1st and 2nd vaccine shots = \pfizer\ = no issues other than half a day of sore arm.

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I havent heard of any major reactions to Pfizer,,,,, seems most are with Moderna (what I had). I will try to avoid it in the future …… if any way possible.

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Had my first injection of Pfizer this afternoon. Six hours later have moderate muscle pain in multiple locations. Will take some Tylenol before bedtime.

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Any experiences with AstraZeneca vaccine?

It appears we (Germany) have not and won’t have enough mRNA-vaccine this year, at the same time the adenovirus-vaccine isn’t very popular but available. So, there’s a chance for those keen on getting vaccinated but aren’t a member of a high-risk group to get their shots [if the distribution problems in Germany can be solved within the next couple of months].

But does it feel ok? Or is it painful?

Smile, you cannot kill them all.

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About side effects:

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/heres-why-your-second-dose-of-cov...

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…Side effects are typically more pronounced among younger people than older people, likely because their immune systems are more robust.

“In general, the older the patient is, the less likely the reaction is to be significant or severe,”said Nachman.

Serious side effects, such as anaphylactic allergic reactions, are rare.

“We have seen local allergic reactions to Moderna more than we have seen with Pfizer,” Nachman noted. “These are local to the shot, and do not need to be treated.”

According to research data submitted to the FDA, 7 percent of people between the ages 18 and 55 receiving the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine reported fever, compared to 31 percent who reported a fever after the second dose.

With the Moderna vaccine, 1 percent of those ages 18 to 64 reported fever after the first dose, and 17 percent reported getting a fever after the second dose.

People over age 55 receiving the Pfizer vaccine were less likely to report any of these side effects. Only 3 percent of older recipients, for example, reported fever after the first dose, with 21 percent reporting fever after the second dose.

https://www.statnews.com/2021/02/02/comparing-the-covid-19-vaccines-deve...

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…Each dose of Pfizer’s contains 30 micrograms of vaccine. Moderna went with a much larger dose of vaccine, 100 micrograms. It means the company is using a little more than three times as much vaccine per person as Pfizer is. And yet, they aren’t getting better results. The government’s vaccine development program, formerly called Operation Warp Speed, has asked Moderna to test if it could lower the dosage of its vaccine without eroding the vaccine’s protection…
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SubLGT wrote:
About side effects:
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…Each dose of Pfizer’s contains 30 micrograms of vaccine. Moderna went with a much larger dose of vaccine, 100 micrograms.

thank you for posting the exerpts, very helpful and informative

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A friend in medical research sent me a link to some encouraging news:
Vaccinated People are less contagious to others:

Israeli studies find Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine reduces transmission

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Unheard wrote:
Any experiences with AstraZeneca vaccine?

It appears we (Germany) have not and won’t have enough mRNA-vaccine this year, at the same time the adenovirus-vaccine isn’t very popular but available. So, there’s a chance for those keen on getting vaccinated but aren’t a member of a high-risk group to get their shots [if the distribution problems in Germany can be solved within the next couple of months].

But does it feel ok? Or is it painful?

Got my first injection last week (Astra Zeneca); as a healthcare worker (psychiatry hospital);
Get some muscle pain in the night; felt like being ill without symptoms for 1-2 days
My wife get also the first injection (teacher) without complaints;

But I get some reports from colleagues with more severe immune reaction: headache, fever etc, not able to work;

I think you have to calculate with this when getting your vaccination;
It is also reported that the Astra Zeneca vaccine generates a heavier immune reaction by the first injection in contrast to the Biontech/Pfizer vaccine (more reaction by the second injection);

Grüße Jürgen

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Had my second Pfizer shot. No particular reaction besides a warm achey spot where the needle went in, for a few days, diminishing over time.

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Thank you Jürgen and SubLGT.

In the meantime some countries have stopped giving AZ-vaccine for the moment. Hope the outcome of the ongoing investigation will turn out positively for the vaccine. I’ll be vaccinated not before August, but consider effects due to long term damages caused by chemotherapy several years ago.

But good news is – my mother finally has an appointment next week.

Smile, you cannot kill them all.

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I saw my doctor yesterday, and he told me that because I am disabled (due to mental illness), I am eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.

I'll be getting my first Pfizer vaccination shot tomorrow.

I didn't think I would be all that excited to receive the shot, but I am.

So tomorrow, my mom and I will be taking a short trip to Palm Springs for my first shot.  :THUMBS-UP:

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raccoon city wrote:

I saw my doctor yesterday, and he told me that because I am disabled (due to mental illness), I am eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.


I’ll be getting my first Pfizer vaccination shot tomorrow.


I didn’t think I would be all that excited to receive the shot, but I am.


So tomorrow, my mom and I will be taking a short trip to Palm Springs for my first shot.  alt=:" />

Congrats on getting the shot tomorrow. Hopefully all you will experience is a sore arm that only lasts a day or 2 Smile

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