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Finally got scheduled at Walmart, anybody have thoughts about whether I should wait for my general practitioner to get the supplies?

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IMHO I’d go for it. With a high turnover it’s likely that the Walmart vaccine will be hot of the presses.
No telling how long the doc’s will have been traveling through the system.
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carmantl wrote:
Finally got scheduled at Walmart, anybody have thoughts about whether I should wait for my general practitioner to get the supplies?
All things being equal I’d take it at the first place that I could get a shot. However I would wait maybe a few weeks if it meant getting the J&J later as opposed to the Moderna or Pfizer. The reason is that the J&J trialed when there were more variants around than the other 2. The fact that it’s a single shot is a plus but not as much as the other reason I stated.

But in the end getting a vaccine is the most important thing in my opinion,

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Any lingering side effects?

Still struggling here, really haven’t gotten any better since January and my walking and eyesight have gotten worse, not to mention the brain fog. But I was intubated for 3 weeks and in the hospital for 2 mos. so I feel lucky to be alive. Long Haulin is a real thing.

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Sorry to hear that. Some people got better after the shots but I guess not everyone. The single thing I take from all this is how the virus passes over some people and others it rips a new one. Hopefully time will correct your problems.

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I caught it. I fought it. I survived it. I picked up the pieces and moved forward.
You were one of the first ones here on BLF to catch it as far as I know. Really glad you pulled through! Great to see you here DBSAR.

Thanks SB. It was a rough few weeks, and happened as i was preparing to move across the country. But i fought it, and still here to keep enjoying what i do!


Any lingering side effects?

in my case its getting better. i still have a bit of a dry cough it seems, but everything else is back to normal. ( i hope.

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Some good news on the covid treatment front. Israel has been testing an inhaled drug that calms the immune system. This story is from Feb. but it was on the news this week reporting good results.
https://www.timesofisrael.com/new-israeli-drug-cured-moderate-to-serious...
Here is a more current report:
https://www.newsletter.co.uk/health/coronavirus/qub-virology-professor-n...

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So whut’s the deal with India? Why’re they dropping like flies all of a sudden?

And in Israel they were packed so tight (saw clips, almost no one was masked) that they got stampeded?

The pendulum swinging waaaaaaaaaaay back to the “who gives a sheet?” side now?

Even if NYC is gonna “open up” soon, I think I’m still gonna stay inside.

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Israel is almost completely vaccinated I think. I know they were ahead of us at one point.

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So whut’s the deal with India? Why’re they dropping like flies all of a sudden?

And in Israel they were packed so tight (saw clips, almost no one was masked) that they got stampeded?

The pendulum swinging waaaaaaaaaaay back to the “who gives a sheet?” side now?

Even if NYC is gonna “open up” soon, I think I’m still gonna stay inside.

This was the proverbial San Andreas Fault of Israel. The if was no question. Just the when
Only too sad because this one could have been prevented. There were warnings enough.

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So whut’s the deal with India? Why’re they dropping like flies all of a sudden?

And in Israel they were packed so tight (saw clips, almost no one was masked) that they got stampeded?

The pendulum swinging waaaaaaaaaaay back to the “who gives a sheet?” side now?

Even if NYC is gonna “open up” soon, I think I’m still gonna stay inside.

This was the proverbial San Andreas Fault of Israel. The if was no question. Just the when
Only too sad because this one could have been prevented. There were warnings enough.

Did you mean India here?
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I have no idea about either one.

Maybe I conflated two separate issues. First was people in India suddenly dropping like flies like they were playing ookie-mouth the weeks before. And second was people in Israel packed together like sardines in a Superspreader-From-Hell event.

The latter, I vaguely heard something about a wall starting to crumble, which is what started the stampede, yeah, but being packed in like that in the first place, vaccines or not, was kinda stoopit, no?

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And in Israel they were packed so tight (saw clips, almost no one was masked) that they got stampeded?

Herd immunity reached.

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So the herd stampeded… makes sense now. Silly

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So, the other day Dr. Fauci thought that COVID-19 would be under control sometime in 2021.

I think he was probably talking about in the U.S., which might be true, because I don't think COVID-19 will be under control worldwide for years.

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Lightbringer wrote:
So whut’s the deal with India? Why’re they dropping like flies all of a sudden?

And in Israel they were packed so tight (saw clips, almost no one was masked) that they got stampeded?

The pendulum swinging waaaaaaaaaaay back to the “who gives a sheet?” side now?

Even if NYC is gonna “open up” soon, I think I’m still gonna stay inside.

What’s happening in India is basically what happened initially in Wuhan, Italy, and NYC. India has reached the tipping point where there are more severe cases than available medical care. Once that happens, the death rate jumps because people who could survive with proper medical care are turned away. In NYC and Israel it’s based off vaccinations.

Just like here in NC. The governor has stated that he intends to lift all social distancing and capacity restrictions (and hopefully all outdoor mask requirements) on June 1, as long as vaccination and other metrics stay on track. Even though we haven’t reached herd immunity yet, state officials feel that we’ll be stable enough that our medical care can handle the current levels. At 67% partially vaccinated, the mask mandate will be dropped completely.

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I get the running-out-of-medical-care part, but, like, why now? Did they get spring fever and go out’n‘about and spread the bug that way? Unless maybe that balloon was still filling and filling and filling all this time and just took ‘til now to pop.

Around here, the d-bags are rousing from their Winter Slumber and revving up their motorcycles (riding them up’n‘down both ways on a one-way street, yet), so you know they’ll be firing up their grills and packing 50 people into one backyard for Superspreader Sunday. Facepalm

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pennzy wrote:
Any lingering side effects?

Still struggling here, really haven’t gotten any better since January and my walking and eyesight have gotten worse, not to mention the brain fog. But I was intubated for 3 weeks and in the hospital for 2 mos. so I feel lucky to be alive. Long Haulin is a real thing.

Although I suspect some of my current problems may possibly be associated with CTE (25years). Some of the symptoms are similar and having Covid may have exacerbated some of the those symptoms I previously had and continue to have with CTE. I know both affect the brain….. Sick Beer

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Why the CTE if you don’t mind my asking, Coscar? Play impact sports or….?

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Why the CTE if you don’t mind my asking, Coscar? Play impact sports or….?

A variety of serious head injuries. At least 8 I can remember(if I had my list in front of me) but I suspect more. No I didnt play football.
Different vehicle accidents ….. motorcycles, several cars/trucks and even bicycles…. A Skiing accident, Framing- fell off top plate- head to concrete, several bar room brawls involving pool sticks and beer bottles over the head and having my unconscious head kicked around the bar room floor(sore loser). As you can imagine all are different and long stories ranging from age 12 till my last truck accident(trying to miss a deer) in 2001 when I was 52. My truck flipped 3 times(I was told) and I was thrown out. I had brain ‘juice’ coming out of my ears for 2 weeks …. that one affected me the most. Thing with CTE is with each additional injury the damages get worse. Its nasty and the only way it can be properly diagnosed is after you die they can see the Tau protein when they cut open your brain. Very frustrating symptoms but after living with it for 25years I have learned to co-exist. I do suspect having Covid may have caused me to back slide a bit but not sure how much it is responsible for my continued problems. It is very difficult for me to separate the symptoms.

I figure If I were a cat, at best, I only have a couple of lives left…… I AM lucky to be here.
I look at my current post covid situation as a ‘free ride’.
It could have easily turned out different.
Like I have always said ….. I got my money’s worth in this life a Long time ago.
But………. It IS good to be alive.

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I remember Junior Seau, an NFL great, took his own life after battling with CTE. Shot himself in the chest so that his brain could be studied and hopefully the NFL would began compensating former players who had become victims to this cumulative affliction.
You, sir, have been dealt a lousy hand between the CTE and now the Covid. I truly admire you for your upbeat attitude and acceptance. I hope you have many enjoyable years in front of you.

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Got my second shot of the Pfizer vaccine this past Wednesday at Citifield.
I thought I was going to be waiting a long time seeing as New York opened up the vaccine for everyone at this point but it was eerie not seeing even 1/3 of the amount of people when I was there for my first shot.
So far so good. No side effects other than the proverbial sore arm. I was a little concerned being I am asthmatic.
My father was avoiding the shot but now he figures enough people had their vaccinations so he might as well go get his shot but now I`m concerned since he has multiple myeloma.
I know his condition puts him at risk because of a suppressed immune system but I am a little worried about any side effects he might experience.

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ftumch33 wrote:
Got my second shot of the Pfizer vaccine this past Wednesday at Citifield.
I thought I was going to be waiting a long time seeing as New York opened up the vaccine for everyone at this point but it was eerie not seeing even 1/3 of the amount of people when I was there for my first shot.
So far so good. No side effects other than the proverbial sore arm. I was a little concerned being I am asthmatic.
My father was avoiding the shot but now he figures enough people had their vaccinations so he might as well go get his shot but now I`m concerned since he has multiple myeloma.
I know his condition puts him at risk because of a suppressed immune system but I am a little worried about any side effects he might experience.
Congrats on getting your second shot. One of my kids and I had flu like symptoms from the second shot but that only lasted a day for both of us. I know of others who had the same symptoms but the longest lasting was only for 2 days.

Hope that helps some with deciding on getting the second shot.

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Just like here in NC. The governor has stated that he intends to lift all social distancing and capacity restrictions (and hopefully all outdoor mask requirements) on June 1, as long as vaccination and other metrics stay on track. Even though we haven’t reached herd immunity yet, state officials feel that we’ll be stable enough that our medical care can handle the current levels. At 67% partially vaccinated, the mask mandate will be dropped completely.

Nice. Do you have a source for it?

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