[News] Coronavirus

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Gots my booster. From what I’ve read the meds to treat Covid are less effective and boosters still work well enough. People at work (hospital) don’t care enough. Fair enough. I’ve a little fever but nothing to complain about. I hope everyone is still healthy.

Yeah, I got a Pfizer covid booster and flu shot at the same time last week. No fever. Didn't miss any work. Feel good about going into the winter. I can't afford to miss work due to sickness.

Got my combo Friday evening. Fine until mid-day Saturday, then nausea, lots of painful gas, fatigue, bit of a headache. Had me down for the afternoon and evening. Finally took an acetaminophen and went to bed. An hour later I felt fine and I'm good this morning, just fatigued, which is my normal state from my cancer meds anyway.

I have a weakened immune system due to various health conditions, and maybe a good 12-15 different medications to take depending on the day, so the boosters hit me pretty hard too. Like Robear I got my flu/covid booster (fifth now? 6th? whichever is the new highest after the most recent approvals), it's hitting hard, the worst part is for some reason I get horrible nightmares, like unmedicated bipolar nightmares. This morning I had my first sleep paralysis in maybe a year or so, but I'd still take all this over getting Covid. Not really trying to convince, just sharing my opinion.

Yes preventative care works better than emergency care. Imagine what we could save with Medicare for all

Still amazing to look back at page 1 of this thread, when I kinda had an idea of what might be going on, but I still assumed would be, at worst, "slightly more scary Bird Flu."

That said, after yet another story about the endless tidal wave of vaccine misinformation, I just find myself... I dunno, bemused?

I think I've said it before, but, like, in terms of the prevention of human death and misery, vaccines are a Top 3 achievement in the species' entire history.

And like, some of it I get, even if I don't agree. For people like Ice Cube, it appears to be broadly rooted in "f*ck you, I won't do what you tell me." Which, again, I get, even if I think it's spectacularly wrong-headed.

The people who have flown all the way into "germ theory isn't real" sh*t is just, like... yowza.

Prederick wrote:

Still amazing to look back at page 1 of this thread, when I kinda had an idea of what might be going on, but I still assumed would be, at worst, "slightly more scary Bird Flu."

That said, after yet another story about the endless tidal wave of vaccine misinformation, I just find myself... I dunno, bemused?

I think I've said it before, but, like, in terms of the prevention of human death and misery, vaccines are a Top 3 achievement in the species' entire history.

And like, some of it I get, even if I don't agree. For people like Ice Cube, it appears to be broadly rooted in "f*ck you, I won't do what you tell me." Which, again, I get, even if I think it's spectacularly wrong-headed.

The people who have flown all the way into "germ theory isn't real" sh*t is just, like... yowza.

Ice Cube probably will be okay; unless he does a Yeezy. People in general don’t want to be the first to take an untested/quick to market meds. I get that.

People can’t really be seen by their primary care doctors and ER has to see you if you walk in the door.

Just want everyone to be healthy.

It was not untested; it go to market quickly, but that was by putting it through as many of tests in parallel as could be safely done. Also, it was based on existing vaccine types that already had had limited use. So it was not coming out of nowhere.

Frankly, the fact that it didn’t blow up into tens of thousands or more people having severe side effects in the initial month or so of widespread distribution speaks to how effective the process was.

China Covid: Record number of cases as virus surges nationwide

hina has recorded its highest number of daily Covid cases since the pandemic began, despite stringent measures designed to eliminate the virus.

Several major cities including the capital Beijing and southern trade hub Guangzhou are experiencing outbreaks.

Wednesday saw 31,527 cases recorded compared with an April peak of 28,000.

The numbers are still tiny for a country of 1.4 billion people and officially just over 5,200 have died since the pandemic began.

That equates to three Covid deaths in every million in China, compared with 3,000 per million in the US and 2,400 per million in the UK, although direct comparisons between countries are difficult.

While China's zero-Covid policy has clearly saved lives, it has also dealt a punishing blow to the economy and ordinary people's lives.

The country slightly relaxed some of those restrictions a few weeks ago.

China GDP: one-fifth of economy is under lockdown, and analysts expect it to get much worse

With China reporting record numbers of Covid-19 cases, more than a fifth of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) is now under lockdown – on par with the economic impact of Shanghai’s shutdown in April, according to a new report.

probably better in a different thread