Coronavirus Tales

DSGamer wrote:

I’ve been wondering how seriously to take the blood type stuff. I couldn’t even remember my type, so I had it checked a month ago and I’m O+. That gave me a little relief, but nothing more.

Me, too! Go donate if you can.

Robear wrote:

Pretty sure I'm A-, which as you say is worrying. Trying to avoid all of it. Even as an introvert I'm getting sick of the physical isolation.

I know! It’s been too long since I’ve had a few friends over for appetizers, drinks, and board games. I’m an introvert, not a recluse.

My mother got her second shot yesterday, starting the 21-day countdown to being able to resume something resembling a normal life. Yay!

edit: she didn't have any symptoms the same day, but says she feels pretty crummy today.... fever and mild aches, mostly.

I am very lucky - yesterday I was able to get the Pfizer vaccine through my volunteer work at hospice.
They told us earlier in the week to make sure our phone number was updated and that is there were any extra doses from an event they might call to see if we were around. So last night about 5 they called and I rushed out the door.
Thankful for getting the vaccine, grateful they didn't waste a dose that was thawed and *Amazed* I picked up a call from "private number" Who answers those anymore?

Vaccine from a private number? Let us know if that new microchip gives you urges to call people about car warranties.

farley3k wrote:

*Amazed* I picked up a call from "private number" Who answers those anymore? :)

I never answer those unless I am expecting a call.

My wife got her first dose of Pfizer vaccine yesterday. I'm still waiting for my invitation.

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It's getting better, just before the vaccine is widely administered.

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I was under the impression that the drop in new cases coincided perfectly with the introduction of the vaccine. No?

No. It's believed there are other causes like finally getting past the holiday travel spike and partial immunity amongst people who don't distance.

I would expect as the nursing homes get vaccinated deaths will go down as a percentage of cases but I think we have a ton of runway for cases to increase before the vaccines make a real improvement.

Not to mention things like Texas' governor announcing everything is open again and there is no more mask mandate meaning we are entering a very dangerous time, because a lot of the people who have been forced to pretend to give a crap about other human beings will now get free license to do whatever the hell they feel like.

Edit: Mississippi as well. For once, Mississippi is only the second-worst state. Congratulations!

My 81yo mom is getting her second dose today.

That's one less worry.

Hobear wrote:
billt721 wrote:
Hobear wrote:
billt721 wrote:

Got my second dose (Moderna) yesterday morning and it was a rough night. High fever, headache, so achy that I couldn't find a comfortable position to sleep in... I haven't felt that bad in a real long time. Better today, but I've also been taking alternating doses of tylenol and ibuprofen when my fever starts to creep back up.

Do you know your blood type?

I do not -- is that a thing that seems to have some bearing on what sort of reaction someone gets?

With Covid it was found that Type A blood was impacted worse. My curiosity is that it impacts those vaccinated similarly. My wife is O+ and has had almost nothing except exhaustion after the first dose. I am worried as I am A-. But I'll take 3 days of sick for the vax!

I am A- and the second shot sucked. I was only really out of it for about 8 hours but they were bad hours. Sitting in the bathtub shivering hours.

AUs_TBirD wrote:

My 81yo mom is getting her second dose today.

That's one less worry. :)

Hell yeah it is!

My dad got his 2nd dose yesterday. What a relief.

That video of Dolly Parton getting her first Moderna shot made my day.

Up until a few days ago I really preferred to have the Pfizer shot x2. Now that I know more about it, I want the Johnson y Johnson shot.

RawkGWJ wrote:

Up until a few days ago I really preferred to have the Pfizer shot x2. Now that I know more about it, I want the Johnson y Johnson shot.

At this point, I don't care, I'll take any, here's my arm.

bobbywatson wrote:
RawkGWJ wrote:

Up until a few days ago I really preferred to have the Pfizer shot x2. Now that I know more about it, I want the Johnson y Johnson shot.

At this point, I don't care, I'll take any, here's my arm.

Yup, PUT IT IN ME.

Jonman wrote:
bobbywatson wrote:
RawkGWJ wrote:

Up until a few days ago I really preferred to have the Pfizer shot x2. Now that I know more about it, I want the Johnson y Johnson shot.

At this point, I don't care, I'll take any, here's my arm.

Yup, PUT IT IN ME.

https://u.cubeupload.com/MilkmanDani...

The moment I get a call, I drop whatever I'm doing, and get the vaccine. Not the vaguest question.

MilkmanDanimal wrote:
Jonman wrote:
bobbywatson wrote:
RawkGWJ wrote:

Up until a few days ago I really preferred to have the Pfizer shot x2. Now that I know more about it, I want the Johnson y Johnson shot.

At this point, I don't care, I'll take any, here's my arm.

Yup, PUT IT IN ME.

https://u.cubeupload.com/MilkmanDani...

The moment I get a call, I drop whatever I'm doing, and get the vaccine. Not the vaguest question.

Yeah, vaccines are like GPUs. Can't be picky. But good news, the shots come with 5G microchips! Looking forward to improved cell reception in rural areas.

My wife had her first shot on Monday, it was Moderna. She has thalassemia which is one of the pre-existing conditions that got her in an early wave.

Even still it is such a mess in Ohio, you basically have to sign up with each different provider (think CSV, Target, Walgreens, etc) and some do a wait list, some release appointments at a certain time of day once a week, some show availability for the next two weeks, all different systems so you just have to keep checking a bunch of different places.

She finally got an appointment at a Kroger like 30 minutes away. No side-effects so far except her arm was pretty sore for a couple of days.

Saw a bunch of Q nuts (I assume) on the side of the road with big red signs protesting the CCP virus. About a dozen. Resisted the urge to throw things.

Do... do they think the virus cares?

LeapingGnome wrote:

Do... do they think the virus cares?

Being into Q already implies that they're not really into thinking things through.

I saw my first protestor in a long time the other day. Something about vaccines being owned by BIG PHARMA. Which I mean, yeah? Being pharma companies, I'd expect them to be the ones to research and develop vaccines. This sort of anti-government/anti-authority/anti-corporate stuff that runs real strong here in Hawaii is a big reason that I've been so surprised by how seriously people have taken everything. We seem to have ~2-5 new cases per day at this point and still yet I never see anyone in a public establishment without a mask on, respecting social distances as much as is possible, etc.

BadKen wrote:

Saw a bunch of Q nuts (I assume) on the side of the road with big red signs protesting the CCP virus. About a dozen. Resisted the urge to throw things.

I legitimately thought this was a post about EVE Online before I checked what thread I was in.

LeapingGnome wrote:

Even still it is such a mess in Ohio, you basically have to sign up with each different provider (think CSV, Target, Walgreens, etc) and some do a wait list, some release appointments at a certain time of day once a week, some show availability for the next two weeks, all different systems so you just have to keep checking a bunch of different places.

It's probably too late for your wife, but check with your county health department. I was able to get my parents vaccinated through them (Hamilton County). All I had to do was fill out an online form for my parents and the health department called back with date and time.

She tried calling the Franklin County health department number that is supposed to be coordinating the vaccines. Left three voicemails over a two week period and no one ever called back.

I am glad your parents were able to get through!