Vaccines and therapeutics

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I recently got my 2nd dose of the Moderna vaccine.
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MeDotOrg wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:05 am
Got my second Pfizer shot today. Did a moderate bike ride, came home and drank a recovery drink (Endurox). I had a mild headache this afternoon, other than that, nothing. No soreness at the vaccination site. Treated myself to a salmon bowl tonight.

Most people say that the second or third days are the worst. We'll see...

Waiting in the recovery area, I remembered how emotional I felt after getting my first dose, gratitude for my own health and sorrow for all who had died. Today felt anti-climactic, like getting your diploma in the mail after graduating. Still double-masking, doing take-out but not indoor or outdoor dining.

Keeping an eye on all of the new variants, so it may not be the beginning of the end, but at least we can see the beginning of the end as a possibility.
This is great news! We had no problems after Pfizer 2nd dose. Wishing the same for you! I think with regard to the variants, I heard Fauci say that if need be, they can tweak the mRNA vaccines to handle the variants but I don't know how many times they can do that or if they can plug in multiple variants at once.

We just need to keep an eye on things as you say.
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Brack wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:22 pm
I recently got my 2nd dose of the Moderna vaccine.
Fabulous! How'd you do re: side effects, Bracki?

We've only had 3 relatives back East get the second dose of Moderna and only one had side effects. I do tend to think that one person was embellishing.

We have 2 more up for the second dose of Moderna here. Will report about that when they get it.

We have 2 holdouts in the family around here. I am hoping they will change their minds but I already decided that I'm not going to be the one trying to do the convincing. I learned years ago that I am not the only voice in the world so I'm not saying anything more about it to them. It makes for some modifying conversations with the young one here..."It's important for old folks like me and (Jersey Boy) to get vaccinated." :-)
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Just want to rant about something I see every single day on Facebook. When our health department here posts at least twice a day, something about the vaccines, there are two (presumably) men who jump on every single post with at least 3 garbage cites about how the vaccine is dangerous, violates our civil rights or some Crap like that.

It's like they sit on the computer all day long just waiting for the health department to post a new thing and compulsively have to pounce on it like it's their freaking job. I wonder what the world would be like if these kinds of people were to obsessively seek out reputable scientific information on the vaccines and their development? :shock:

Nah, it's easier to let someone else do their "thinking" for them and post that Crap like it makes them look smart or something. :roll:

If they weren't locals I'd take them on in a NY minute but you know--->crackpots with possible access to me on the ground.
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Jersey Girl wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:52 pm
Brack wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:22 pm
I recently got my 2nd dose of the Moderna vaccine.
Fabulous! How'd you do re: side effects, Bracki?

I have been having a bit of a sore arm and shoulder along with a mild headache. Other than that, I am doing pretty good.
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47% of Trump supporters and 41% of Republicans in general are anti-vaxxers. I wonder what percentage of them are anti-vaxxers because of Trump and what percentage of them would have been anti-vaxxers even without Trump. Anti-vax was a growing movement among some extremist groups, both right wing and left wing, even before Trump, and I'm sure that at least some who were already anti-vaxxers were attracted to Trump, in part, because they thought Trump also endorsed that view, and may be more passionately anti-vax than they are pro-Trump, and would even abandon Trump if they found that he encouraged getting vaccinated.
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I'm glad that almost of us here reporting on their covid-19 vaccine experiences have suffered only mild symptoms so far. All of my household will be fully vaccinated by mid April. Half of us already are, including being 2 weeks past our second dose (or, in my case, only 2 days short of that).
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Brack wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:17 pm
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Fabulous! How'd you do re: side effects, Bracki?

I have been having a bit of a sore arm and shoulder along with a mild headache. Other than that, I am doing pretty good.
Oh that's not too bad. You can hack it I am sure!
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Gunnar wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:54 pm
I'm glad that almost of us here reporting on their covid-19 vaccine experiences have suffered only mild symptoms so far. All of my household will be fully vaccinated by mid April. Half of us already are, including being 2 weeks past our second dose (or, in my case, only 2 days short of that).
I really appreciate hearing everyone's story about their vaccine experiences. I've only heard 2 "kicked my ass" accounts IRL and both were Moderna on the second shot. Not so here! Looks like everyone is doing just fine! :)
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Gunnar wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:41 pm
47% of Trump supporters and 41% of Republicans in general are anti-vaxxers. I wonder what percentage of them are anti-vaxxers because of Trump and what percentage of them would have been anti-vaxxers even without Trump. Anti-vax was a growing movement among some extremist groups, both right wing and left wing, even before Trump, and I'm sure that at least some who were already anti-vaxxers were attracted to Trump, in part, because they thought Trump also endorsed that view, and may be more passionately anti-vax than they are pro-Trump, and would even abandon Trump if they found that he encouraged getting vaccinated.
It's really hard to tell since Trump himself got the vaccine before leaving D.C. and that's been publicized. He recently made a pro-vax statement but he didn't really put his back into it like he could have.

I might copy some of the posts I'm seeing on our health department Facebook page so you guys can see what is being shoved in my face day after day and often multiple times a day.
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