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  1. Lol at bolded. I change from sweats to jeans for church and I try to have my kids wear things without holes. I don't have a lot of nice dress clothes since leaving my career ten years ago. There is another homeschool family at our church from which one of the girls told me their dad always makes them wear dresses because he thinks it's improper to wear regular clothes/jeans to church. Now I always feel like they are side-eyeing us, but I can't bring myself to waste all that money on clothes that will only be worn a few times when there are so many more deserving things like food pantry and
  2. It looks like moderna finished phase 2 for 12-17 year olds with no serious adverse events. That's encouraging. I know Pfizer is using the same dosage for the 12-15 year olds as for the adults. I can't find dosing info for moderna. Does anyone know what dose they are using for the 12-17 yos?
  3. You are right about that. My group has TLM-only members and a strange opposition to lay Eucharistic ministers that causes them to position themselves in pews where they know the priest will disseminate directly. Many will only do pre-Vatican 2 catechism. It is schismatic. That's a very helpful way to look at it.
  4. I totally feel you. Mine is like that too. Most have been asking for things that don't require masks. They had a mom's meeting and the organizer said, "Masks will be optional. If you feel safer wearing one, that's fine but it's not required." They don't understand source control. I haven't gone to anything in the last year because of covid. Now that I'm vaccinated and would be willing to go, it looks like they don't want me. A handful have been posting the nonsense about vaccinated people shedding vaccine that could infect people around them and cause them to have miscarriage. These a
  5. DH had his second moderna two days ago. After his first he had flu like symptoms for 10 DAYS! After this one he has a sore arm, woke up the first night with sweats, and has been extra sleepy. @fairfarmhand After his first shot he originally said he wasn't going to do the second because of how severe the side effects were. We have good reason to believe he had covid in February 2020, but no way to confirm. However, with talk about places possibly requiring vax once full approval is granted and no way to prove prior infection, he felt that he had to do the second shot to avoid needing t
  6. I had that pain in my neck about 3 days after my second Pfizer. I thought it was unrelated and I had slept on it wrong, but it is exactly how you describe.
  7. My 12 yo cousin is super excited. His mom drives his grandma to cancer treatment, so he hasn't been allowed around other kids since last March. He's so relieved. I hope the side effects are minimal for him.
  8. I don't think vaccine coverage really needs to be as high in rural areas to get herd immunity. They aren't going to be using public transport, living in condos/apartments, or using elevators in public buildings very often. Even within the home, sq. footage is likely to be higher per person on average, reducing household spread. It wouldn't surprise me at all if we needed something like 80% in urban areas and 60% in rural areas.
  9. Do you think someone who is already vaccinated might get it again for the $? I worry about that with the incentives.
  10. I haven't seen it yet, but they only enrolled about 2200 kids, presumably half are placebo. Hopefully they will separate the subgroup out by age in vaers.
  11. My uncle had it and thought it was just allergies. He only got tested because he had a known exposure. He's 59 and the picture of health. He didn't want to vaccinate, but since there isn't an option to prove previous infection, he got moderna so he could go to Hawaii more easily. Another family member with previous infection is in his late 70s and obese with high blood pressure. He was pretty sick, but figured if he didn't die before he won't die now. He and his wife run in far right circles. They would be willing to vaccinate if it lifted mask requirements for church and "hospitali
  12. Most of the blood clotting issues are in younger women.
  13. Plum, I think that article is vile, and a lot of the ideas are probably illegal. However, I wonder if allowing people to opt-in to some sort of verification might make people more willing to get vaccinated. I'm thinking of the workplace and school since that is the same people every day for long periods of time. Where dh works they have to have long sleeves plus lab coat over it. Those guys are sweating and panting through their masks and they are being told they still need to wear masks if they are fully vax'd: presumably because we can't legally make people tell whether they're vaxd. I
  14. I'm already vaccinated, so this isn't terribly relevant for me. I was just defending the right of someone who is low risk and low exposure to wait for more info without being harassed to death. Our government has made clear that we are going to keep enough vaccine for every American who wants a vaccine to get one. Someone living in a densely populated area might have issues getting a vaccine if there's a surge, but we already have 50% with the first dose in so I don't think it's a big risk. We are both just guessing on how hard it easy it would be though, just like we are guessing about a
  15. I think you are mixing up (or perhaps your device is subbing it out) moderna and mrna. Both Pfizer and modern are based on mrna.
  16. I would go with Pfizer because it seems to cause fewer side effects than moderna. It looks like the dosage might be the cause. Iirc, 30micrograms vs 100 micrograms. You'll probably end up with a booster for variants regardless of which you choose. Pfizer also gets you to full immunity a week sooner. ETA: I forgot to address j&j, lol. I'm just thinking if you have a choice of any the j&j would be my last choice for women under 50. (Plus, I find the mrna more morally acceptable but that might not be a factor for you.)
  17. The way you are guessing at your chances of covid are very different from a lot of us. I already had my second dose, but if I hadn't and cases or variants surged it would not be difficult at all for us to isolate. My entire extended family is already vaccinated or already recovered from infection except for two people whom I see infrequently. Those two have spouses who were infected so I would assume they have some antibodies. We are homebodies to begin with so we are pretty ok with few play dates. The kids my kids are closest to have already had covid. I don't need to go in elevators, t
  18. I haven't seen any news of it, but that doesn't necessarily mean they haven't. If they did, it would adjust the risk/benefit ratio.
  19. I don't do that for most things. Everything you mention has been around for years and years. Typically OB s will err on the side of caution when talking about newer meds and recommend they be avoided unless there's substantial medical need. When you talk to the older generation you also need to remember thalidomide will play a bigger role in their emotional response to these things.
  20. Whenever anyone says we don't know x, y, or z your response has been to ask why should we think it would affect it. That implies we should assume it does not affect it unless proven otherwise. I'm happy to entertain a different label for that mindset, but the mindset is still what it is.
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