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  1. Excellent. I think this is more or less what a vet would have you do. Bill
  2. And if that is the case it would seem reasonable to recommend withholding boosters to males under 25 (or in that ballpark), where 65+ is hard to fathom. Bill
  3. If it is a comfort to you--and it should be--I've read of many people whose dogs have swallowed glass on a variety of dog forums I know and most have passed the glass w/o incident. Nerve racking as all get out. Glad about the bread and pumpkin. That seems like the standard of care. Best wishes. Bill
  4. So I'm looking at a paper published Aug 4, 2021 in the JAMA network. I'll link below. 2,000,287 vaccinated individuals monitored. Median age 57. Only 11 cases of myocarditis with Pfizer (55% of cohort) and 9 with Moderna (45%). More details at link. 19 patients (out of the 2 million) were hospitalized with myocarditis, which isn't great, but none died and none was readmitted. This study does not address lingering effects of myocarditis, but other writings I've seen suggest patients return to normal with no lingering issues. An earlier study, cited by the linked one, has an incidence of myocarditis post-vaccination at 4.8 cases per million. If this is the case, there seems to me to be very great concern about a relatively rare issue that is not causing long-term harm, while underplaying the risks of contracting Covid and Long Covid. Bill https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2782900
  5. What I heard was that the panel was counting on "memory" to kick in with an immune response after days of being infected that would reduce serious illness and death, but that they were resigned to the fact that people would become infected if antibodies waned. In the real world, in Israel, we saw this was the case. One doctor, Portnoy IMS, made the case that the only way to prevent infection was to keep antibodies up, which is what boosters are demonstrated to do. Bill
  6. Thank you for the patient explanation. I get what you are saying now. I will need to check the numbers later, but my recollections (which may be wrong) are that myocarditis following vaccinations was very rare. Where post-Covid it is not that uncommon. With Delta the odds of evading Covid for the unvaccinated seem vanishingly small to me. Tomorrow perhaps Not a Number can crunch the numbers? Bill
  7. Ah. Thanks for that explanation. Bill
  8. Yes that seems correct, and of course this widens an already great inequality gap. One of the panel mentioned he was going out and getting his third shot. The well connected and wealthy will get what they need and the rest are left to their own devices. This stuff makes people cynical. Rightly so. Bill
  9. What I heard was that the only way to prevent infection was having high antibodies and that the only way to have high antibodies when there was antibody waning, was by giving boosters. Bill
  10. I'm not sure I'm following. If the incidence of myocarditis for the unvaccinated who get Covid is higher than the incidence of myocarditis following vaccination, what needs to be adjusted? Bill
  11. Also been checking on my hunting dogs forum resources, where the go-to remedy seems to be (believe it or not) is using real 100% cotton balls (NOT synthetic cosmetic pads) broken into tiny pieces and then soaked or smeared with something yummy: olive oil, cream, ice cream, milk, liverwurst, etc. I've seen similar amounts in multiple places: 5 - 10 lbs feed 2 cotton balls. 10 - 50 lbs feed 3-5 cotton balls. 50+ lbs feed 5-7 cotton balls. A little out there, but same concept as the bread. Get something around the glass. Old timers seem to swear my this method. You decide. The canned (unspiced pumpkin) is to keep the bowels moving, avoiding impaction, and getting the glass (if any) out. Bill
  12. I've been reading. As I suspected, feeding some plain soft bread is recommended. Other possible feeding options include mashed potatoes or (plain, not spiced) canned pumpkin. I would do that ASAP. Does not need to be a lot. A slice (or two, or half) depending on the size of the dog. Just something to potentially catch any shards as they pass through the GI tract. Bill
  13. True enough. But wasn't the incidence of myocarditis after the two regular vaccines extremely rare and generally self-resolving? With no causation established? And isn't the rate of myocarditis higher after getting Covid than it is after vaccines? I'm fairly certain I read that's the case. It is good to be highly cautious, but the risks on the other side (denying boosters to many) seems pretty risky in its own right. The is a balancing act here. Bill
  14. Hey Scarlett you must be worried sick. Sorry. Getting to a vet would be the best thing (by far) but if that just can't happen, I'd feed the dog something that might wrap around any swallowed glass. Soft spongy white bread or something like that. Not too much, but some. Is the dog's mouth cut/bleeding? Bill
  15. Assuming their concerns are valid, a 50+ recommendation would have opened the doors to a great number of people who are over 50 but under 65. I'm sure many of our bodies are in that boat. I am. As to heart concerns, is that mainly (or exclusively) myocarditis? I was under the impression that cases of myocarditis post vaccination were very rare and that they were in the main self-resolving. But I don't have comprehensive knowledge here. Anyone? Bill
  16. I'm going to pretend like I was never here. Bill
  17. One of your "first?" Now you are pretending to be "new" to the forum? Does the dishonesty never stop? Bill
  18. According to the US Census Bureau and (seemingly) the FDA vaccine advisory panel, I'm not quite a senior citizen yet. I'd like to get there. People like you don't help. Why are you on Team Virus? Bill
  19. By younger population they mentioned 16 year olds. Fine. They then set the bar at 65. Doesn't strike me as logical. I watched a considerable amount of the video. Approximately the last third. I don't know how they go from "not comfortable with 16 year olds" to 65+. And they acknowledged that under their plan people who are not boosted will get sick and will become infectictious, and they seem fine with that. I am of another mind on that. Bill
  20. LOL. That is all you have done. Constant disinformation. Whose leg are you trying to pull here? Bill
  21. Same with me. If the science shows short term natural immunity and/or sufficient immunity after one dose, I'd accept that. On the second part, no way. We are at 677,000 dead. We have no obligation to employ people who act against public health and who directly fuel the pandemic. Bill
  22. Of whom you are not one. Trying to suggest that ICUs have not been overwhelmed with Covid patients during this surge is pure gaslighting and typical of the disinformation you've spread about Covid since the beginning of the pandemic. Bill
  23. They seemingly had enough evidence that the boosters are safe enough to approve them for older people, right? They also had enough evidence to see that the boosters are effective in reducing infections, right? To my ears they seem not to care that their actions will lead to more people getting sick and becoming contagious, against what? After watching a considerable amount of the video meeting I'm more confounded than ever in their decision making. They seem to acknowledge that not getting boosters will eliminate advantages of people not getting infected, and many seem OK with that. Quite strange. Bill
  24. Under what possible rationale should American taxpayers employ people who refuse to take basic measures, like being vaccinated, to help ensure the health and safety of fellow citizens during a deadly pandemic, instead of becoming one more threat to our people? Bill
  25. Following on the post by @Selkie Here is a link to an article on Ivermectin sensitivity due to an MDR1 gene mutation. It sounds pretty serious. I'm not an authority. https://www.pethealthnetwork.com/dog-health/dog-diseases-conditions-a-z/ivermectin-toxicity-dogs Bill
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