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33 minutes ago, b_m_b_m_b_m said:

It's a shame that we're so fatigued over what little lockdowns we've had in the US, because one last one (with contact tracing) after we get something near herd immunity (50+% vaccinated) we could eradicate the virus and put it behind us with appropriate boarder controls.

 

But I can't wait another month to eat INSIDE a restaurant instead of in the parking lot, open back up people gotta live their lives stay home if you're scurred. :angry: :cry:

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I love how people are still going apeshit insisting that the schools HAVE to reopen ASAP. I guess I got it in January but now it's April, what the fuck is the point for like 3 or 4 weeks of school? 

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Both my better half and I receive our vaccines this morning, with me having finished more. We’re about to have lunch to celebrate a short workday.

 

I can’t believe a year ago today we had no idea what was going to happen. It feels so good that instead of promises not being kept, things that are promised or moving ahead of schedule. Yes I know that it’s better to under promise and over deliver, but this seems to be a process with very few hiccups so far.

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8 minutes ago, Jason said:

I love how people are still going apeshit insisting that the schools HAVE to reopen ASAP. I guess I got it in January but now it's April, what the fuck is the point for like 3 or 4 weeks of school? 

 

No summer break baby!

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12 minutes ago, Jason said:

I love how people are still going apeshit insisting that the schools HAVE to reopen ASAP. I guess I got it in January but now it's April, what the fuck is the point for like 3 or 4 weeks of school? 


This is very strange to me. Like, take the mulligan on a useless school year and figure out how we get kids caught back up.

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1 hour ago, sblfilms said:


Unless there is something I’m missing, no need to reschedule the second dose for the wife. Glad you are feeling more confident about a vacation!

Not so much worried about 21 vs 28 days, but knowing that the side effects tend to be more pronounced  (especially fever/chills potentially) with the second shot, not sure I want to chance both of us feeling like crap and having to take care of two little ones.

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Just now, jinx8402 said:

Not so much worried about 21 vs 28 days, but knowing that the side effects tend to be more pronounced  (especially fever/chills potentially) with the second shot, not sure I want to chance both of us feeling like crap and having to take care of two little ones.


That makes sense! 

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Europe's drug regulator on Wednesday found a possible link between AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine and rare blood clotting issues in adults who had received the shot and said it had taken into consideration all available evidence.

 

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This supports the idea of only providing the AZ vaccine to people where the benefit outweighs the risk, and only then in situations where vaccine supply is limited for other types.

 

Obviously an AZ dose for someone who is 65 makes a lot of sense since the blood clot risk is so low compared to the risk of dying via COVID-19. But for someone who is under 30, the situation flips. Even for someone in their 30s (where the risk of COVID-19 severe issues are still low), it probably makes sense to take the AZ vaccine if supplies of others are limited, as it's not only protecting you, but the people around you.

 

The official report from the EMA says that the vaccine is still overall very safe and effective. Honestly, IMO it should still be used for everyone 30+ who doesn't have a history of clotting:

 

WWW.EMA.EUROPA.EU

AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine: EMA finds possible link to very rare cases of unusual blood clots with low platelets

 

 

 

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Just now, silentbob said:

Ontario is going back into lockdown/stay at home order starting at 12:01am tonight. Our test numbers are at 9.1% positivity rate and 3,215 new cases today

haha Canada sucks

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16 minutes ago, SuperSpreader said:

haha Canada sucks

 

Let's build a moat, and make Canada fill it with poutine. 

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19 minutes ago, SuperSpreader said:

haha Canada sucks

 

I know you're joking, but Ontario is going back into lockdown for numbers that have risen to...what the US is also currently at (which are seen as good, in the US). :p 

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3 minutes ago, Joe said:


Seems to be rarer in this case, but still very interesting!

 

I wonder if it's just an issue in general with vaccines for viruses, but we haven't really watched out for it as much in the past since we haven't done a large-scale program of this sort in a very long time?

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This tweet went out over an hour ago and there are still appointments just sitting there, which leads me to believe that they put out a TON of appointments. Amazing to see given the past few months.

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6 minutes ago, Joe said:

 

This tweet went out over an hour ago and there are still appointments just sitting there, which leads me to believe that they put out a TON of appointments. Amazing to see given the past few months.

 

They just opened up a TON of J&J, too! Shit is awesome!

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Just now, Fizzzzle said:

Stiiiiiiilllll can't get an appointment

 

Are you actually looking? Or just waiting to be called back.

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Just got back from taking my mom to get her first shot, and things are disorganized according to my mom. She went in and handed in her confirmation sheet and said she wasn’t registered. They screwed up entering her info by screwing up the last digit and our phone number, and then it was “Oh, I guess you’re here. Wait over there” Mom said the pharmacists didn’t really look for her, and that she flipped her sheet over again  to finally gain someone’s attention. She’s upset that she has to settle for the AZ shot, but happy to have anything. 

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Just now, Joe said:

 

Are you actually looking? Or just waiting to be called back.

Both. I've heard if you try scheduling an appointment at like 5am you'll have better luck. I generally don't wake up until 11 or so and there are no appointments available anywhere.

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7 minutes ago, Fizzzzle said:

Both. I've heard if you try scheduling an appointment at like 5am you'll have better luck. I generally don't wake up until 11 or so and there are no appointments available anywhere.

 

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33 minutes ago, silentbob said:

Just got back from taking my mom to get her first shot, and things are disorganized according to my mom. She went in and handed in her confirmation sheet and said she wasn’t registered. They screwed up entering her info by screwing up the last digit and our phone number, and then it was “Oh, I guess you’re here. Wait over there” Mom said the pharmacists didn’t really look for her, and that she flipped her sheet over again  to finally gain someone’s attention. She’s upset that she has to settle for the AZ shot, but happy to have anything. 

That sucks. Which pharmacy was this through? The city (Toronto) run one was crazy organized with multiple checks and even though you're told to bring your confirmation email (has barcode and number), the whole process was handled via them just scanning the barcode on the back my in laws health card. During the whole process you're always moving forward from stage to stage so you never get skipped over or forgotten. 

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41 minutes ago, Fizzzzle said:

Thanks, I'll keep checking. Right now the only available appointments are in Salem, which is too far away.

 

No car? Google Maps says less than an hour each way. Seems worth the drive as long as you have a car.

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9 minutes ago, Jason said:

 

No car? Google Maps says less than an hour each way. Seems worth the drive as long as you have a car.

Nope, no car.

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7 minutes ago, Fizzzzle said:

Nope, no car.

Send me your Venmo and approximate cost to round trip a Lyft/Uber and I’ll cover you bud

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2 minutes ago, sblfilms said:

Send me your Venmo and approximate cost to round trip a Lyft/Uber and I’ll cover you bud

It'd be easier to take a bus. It's a 100 mile round trip, finding drivers to actually do it would take all day. Plus the bus only costs like $5. The issue is finding a day where I have enough time to do it.

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1 minute ago, Fizzzzle said:

It'd be easier to take a bus. It's a 100 mile round trip, finding drivers to actually do it would take all day. Plus the bus only costs like $5. The issue is finding a day where I have enough time to do it.

Word. Well, lemme know if I can be of assistance. Gotta get you jabbed!

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