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I am trusting the vaccines. Have actually danced and it was wonderful! Very grateful to be fully vaccinated! It appears that the risk drops to such a low level that it is worth it to me. Can’t even begin to measure the heath benefits from dancing. Far exceeded the effectiveness of people I knew who took to medical supervision and drugs for the kinds of blood pressure and cholesterol numbers I was seeing before I started dancing. Have no desire to see my numbers now as I suspect they would be borderline medical intervention numbers. (As they were before I started dancing.) If dancing gets back to the point where I am doing it a couple of times a week or so I know my numbers will go back to the healthy side again.

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Checking my County’s info today, my County is reporting 74.5% have received at least one dose and 61.3% are fully vaccinated. This is for all residents ages 12 and older. Not too bad.

My County has a population of about 2 million.

This weekend I went and visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium. First outing around lots of people in over a year. Everyone wore masks and the Aquarium was working on reduced capacity, but there were still lots of people around. Enough that social distancing of 6’ or more was not possible near many of the exhibits and out on the street.

I felt fairly safe though as I’m fully vaccinated with Pfizer and had my mask (except when eating).

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This is great.
What I would hope to see.
Good for you and your fellow citizens going at it the right way.

Keep your nose in the wind and your eyes along the skyline.
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I know this isn't a Coronavirus news thread anymore, but I have some good non-controversial news to share.

Apparently, 6 months after someone is fully vaccinated with Moderna or Pfizer, their antibodies are through the roof.

So a booster shot 9 or 12 months later may not be necessary, according to Dr. Vin Gupta, a real doctor on TV that seems to know what he is talking about.

This makes me happy, because if we don't need a booster shot maybe even ever, life will be more convenient.

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Today I received the first dose of Coronavac. I’m feeling a bit tired but no pain at all on the arm.

So far my internet speed hasn’t improved and still can’t speak Chinese.

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ggf31416 That’s a good one!

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I think it takes about 24 hours. LOL

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raccoon city wrote:

I know this isn’t a Coronavirus news thread anymore, but I have some good non-controversial news to share.


Apparently, 6 months after someone is fully vaccinated with Moderna or Pfizer, their antibodies are through the roof.


So a booster shot 9 or 12 months later may not be necessary, according to Dr. Vin Gupta, a real doctor on TV that seems to know what he is talking about.


This makes me happy, because if we don’t need a booster shot maybe even ever, life will be more convenient.


Is there something published on the net?

Smile, you cannot kill them all.

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raccoon city wrote:

I know this isn't a Coronavirus news thread anymore, but I have some good non-controversial news to share.

Apparently, 6 months after someone is fully vaccinated with Moderna or Pfizer, their antibodies are through the roof.

So a booster shot 9 or 12 months later may not be necessary, according to Dr. Vin Gupta, a real doctor on TV that seems to know what he is talking about.

This makes me happy, because if we don't need a booster shot maybe even ever, life will be more convenient.

Is there something published on the net?

I don't know, but I couldn't link to it even if I wanted to.

I learned the information on last Thursday's The 11th Hour, which is a political talk show that I really like.

That TV show often has interesting information on COVID-19.

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If you Google

coronavirus booster shot antibodies vin gupta yahoo

it's currently the second link (to a video on Yahoo news.)

The video is about 2 minutes long, and it's from the TV show that I mentioned.

I know you want more in-detail information on the story, but I couldn't find that.

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Is there something published on the net?

Edit:
I removed the links but you can find the information easily on Reddit’s r/COVID19 subreddit (the one for strictly scientific discussion, beware that the other coronavirus subreddits can be rather toxic if you don’t fully agree with their majority position).

You need to search both the company name as well as the ‘scientific’ name. Moderna’s vaccine ‘scientific’ name is mRNA-1273 while Biontech/Pfizer’s is BNT162b2. Astrazeneca’s is ChAdOx1, Sputnik V is Gam-COVID-Vac. J&J vaccine is also referred as Janssen.

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Thanks for that, ggf31416.

Mr. Admin doesn't want any links in this thread anymore, but maybe he won't mind too much.  :THUMBS-UP:

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Thank you, gentlemen!

Smile, you cannot kill them all.

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ggf31416 wrote:
Today I received the first dose of Coronavac. I’m feeling a bit tired but no pain at all on the arm.

So far my internet speed hasn’t improved and still can’t speak Chinese.


Congratulations, Your Our Guy!

watch out for nano particles, some are magnetic and will interfere with your wifi connection

My language skills did not change after the vaccine, but my wifi connection is slower than before the vaccine. Except when I wear my mask.. LOL

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ggf31416 wrote:

Today I received the first dose of Coronavac. I'm feeling a bit tired but no pain at all on the arm. So far my internet speed hasn't improved and still can't speak Chinese.

Congratulations, Your Our Guy! watch out for nano particles, some are magnetic and will interfere with your wifi connection My language skills did not change after the vaccine, but my wifi connection is slower than before the vaccine. Except when I wear my mask.. LOL

Another benefit is that after you are vaccinated, if you have a Windows computer, you can log in with just your mind.

You see, there are benefits of the Microsoft microchips that are in the vaccine.

All hail our Bill Gates overlord!  :THUMBS-UP:

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I opted for POSIX support. My Raspberry Pi responded: Password incomplete, second dose needed Tired

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Let’s hope the virus dies soon like this thread. Ughh
Just read that people with mild covid infections have long term protection found in bone marrow tests.

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You can paste that string

> mild covid infections have long term protection found in bone marrow

into a Google search to find the sources, which appear legit.
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Yes, good news. Hopefully the vaccine has the same effect.

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Anyone else with a sore throat after vaccinating with Comirnaty or anything similar?

Thought it could be coincidence, but after my 2. shot last week I again have it. Now the chance that it’s independent is really low I presume. OTOH, the sore throat is not documented as far as my google searches went. Weird.

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Let’s hope the virus dies soon like this thread. Ughh Just read that people with mild covid infections have long term protection found in bone marrow tests.

sounds good, but, 4 months is not what I call long term:

“Mild Case of COVID-19 Induces Antibodies With Lasting Protection. Participants with a prior case of disease showed cells in their bone marrow up to 4 months after their initial infection”

I know someome that had covid in March 2020, and got tested for antibodies in April the had protective Antibodies, also in May, but by June the antibody test was negative..

iow, no more protection..

that is why I think I should get a booster, since it has been 3 months since my vaccine.

other info, from a Stanford Biologist, is that it is believed that vaccines are good for 6 months.

This is important to me because I want to travel to meet my grandchildren next month, and Im unsure if Im protected by a vaccine I got in March 2021.

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If I remember from the article, antibody tests didn’t pick up what the bone marrow test did so hopefully there is long range protection, barring mutations that get traction.

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pennzy wrote:
hopefully there is long range protection

I hope so too Thumbs Up

the info is encouraging

I have also read that people who had covid can get it again, and that they have a strong antibody response to being vaccinated

bottom line seems to be that the vaccine is important, including for people who had covid

other reading indicates a need for a booster shot after 6-12 months

however, due to the shortage of vaccines worldwide, there is a belief that before USA people get boosters, vaccines should be prioritized for people who have not been vaccinated, both in USA and worldwide.. Because travel will continue to spread corona from unvaccinated people.

in any case, I do hope we continue to see increasing numbers of people being vaccinated in USA, and worldwide.

Presently 44% of the USA population has been vaccinated.

Where I live, people are now going grocery shopping without masks. this is in response to CDC guidance that vaccinated individuals dont need to wear masks.. I still wear my mask at the grocery store…

otoh, I met yesterday with a group of Six people, without masks. We are all vaccinated, and we sat outside and shared food and conversation.

It does feel like corona is starting to be less of a concern. I hope we dont see a spike in infections.

https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/data/cumulative-cases

as you can see, compared to the number of new cases, 9% die..
this is not good news

disclaimer, I suspect this discussion is out of bounds.. goes beyond personal experience.. sooo… I suggest people continue to understand that corona is not over, and vaccination is essential.. that is My Personal Opinion

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Things are looking good here. No masks and the daily map showing north east Pa new infections is in the single digits per county most days. Personally I have put the whole thing out of mind for the most part. Feels good to get back to normal.

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Personally I have put the whole thing out of mind for the most part. Feels good to get back to normal.

it does feel like we have turned the corner

Im not sure that is actually true, as Im likely biased by wishful thinking

I still avoid shaking peoples hands.. I usually put my hands together in prayer position to acknowledge a greeting, or do a fist bump

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The deaths are related to infections that happened probably weeks ago when the number of new cases was higher. 9% would be a terrible ratio.

Ist the age distribution in this time frame known?

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You need to compare deaths to new cases two to six weeks ago. Comparing today’s deaths against today’s cases makes no sense, people don’t die the same day they test positive, unless you only test people in the morgue. Comparing accumulated deaths to accumulated cases also gives incorrect results in countries having recent large increases or decreases in cases.

Anyway “only” 637 deaths is a big improvement over the US peak, but you need to watch out for the delta (aka Indian) variant. The gamma (aka Manaus) and lambda variants are still causing a lot of trouble in Latin America, the delta variant apparently spreads even faster.

A relative in their 30’s caught Covid recently, but fortunately the symptoms were mild. Age is a large factor but I believe the first vaccine dose (Sinovac) helped even if it didn’t fully prevent the infection. The ones you have in the US by most accounts are more effective.

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Unheard wrote:
Anyone else with a sore throat after vaccinating with Comirnaty or anything similar?

Thought it could be coincidence, but after my 2. shot last week I again have it. Now the chance that it’s independent is really low I presume. OTOH, the sore throat is not documented as far as my google searches went. Weird.

Dunno about sore throats, but my gf started coming down with new things like dizzy spells and headaches after getting her shots. Has me more than a little concerned.

Don’t recall which “brand” (pfizer, moderna, whatever) shots she got.

Dunno whut’s a “Comirnaty”, though.

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Dunno whut’s a “Comirnaty”, though.

Biontech/Pfizer. Guess I’m lucky to only have this small problem.

And no sore arm, except for a day. The doc told me to absolutely relax it, otherwise it would hurt. She were mostly right, pain lasted much longer the last time. Couple of days.

Smile, you cannot kill them all.

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Lightbringer wrote:
Unheard wrote:
Anyone else with a sore throat after vaccinating with Comirnaty or anything similar?

Thought it could be coincidence, but after my 2. shot last week I again have it. Now the chance that it’s independent is really low I presume. OTOH, the sore throat is not documented as far as my google searches went. Weird.

Dunno about sore throats, but my gf started coming down with new things like dizzy spells and headaches after getting her shots. Has me more than a little concerned.

Don’t recall which “brand” (pfizer, moderna, whatever) shots she got.

Dunno whut’s a “Comirnaty”, though.


My wife too. Went away though.
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A bit of non-controverisal news...

The Delta variant of Covid-19 (which originated in India) is more contagious and deadly.

In the U.S., about 10% of all cases are of the Delta variant, and that number is growing quickly.

It is expected to be the dominant variant worldwide.

One dose of the Pfizer vaccine is 33% effective against the variant, while two doses of the vaccine are 88% effective.

Clearly, it's important to be fully vaccinated.

Just getting one dose doesn't cut it with this variant.  :BEER:

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