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Everything posted by Syllieann

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Do you think someone who is already vaccinated might get it again for the $? I worry about that with the incentives.
  5. Yes, same dosage and everything.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. Most of the blood clotting issues are in younger women.
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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.)
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Inflammation is correlated with chronic conditions and the vaccine induces an inflammatory response, so seems possible to me. Whether I can think of a plausible mode of action is not really relevant though. The fact is you are looking at the medical intervention as the default position while others are looking at lack of intervention as the default position. Both sides want evidence of they are going to move from their default. For me, my default is lack of intervention, but I am motivated away from that position in the interest of wanting more social involvement, being nearly 40 in a fami
  18. I guess I'd go with 4 or less, since as you said, the probability numbers will change as the time goes on plus we are still vaccinating people. Our positivity rate is about 2%.
  19. I never said it was likely to affect fertility. I actually had egg quality and long term chronic conditions in mind. We do know that inflammation is a factor in many things. If someone doesn't have a big pull factor to get vaccinated due to personal risk, it takes far less push in future unknowns to prevent them from taking action. Now when you get down to super tiny risks like that you can also start considering other things like whether you'll die in a car accident on the way to or from your vax or whether you'll get a contaminated lot or whether one of the many people involved at your s
  20. I think by me we are down to 11 new infections per 100k per day and it seems reasonable that it will continue to drop. So, if you're able to stay distanced, your personal chances could easily be less than half that. Times 365 days. I'll let you do the math because I know you'll enjoy it 😉 We don't have any reason to suspect that it affects fertility. Neither do we have any evidence it doesn't. It's just a specialized subset that is not sufficiently studied and since it could affect the long term health of the offspring, it's reasonable to be extra cautious about it. Epigenetic studi
  21. I think the main difference is that if you get vaccinated, there is a 100% chance of being exposed to the vaccine. If you don't get vaccinated and continue to take precautions while most people around you are getting vaccinated or being exposed through risky behavior, your chance of getting covid is going to be pretty low. I can appreciate the logic. I did choose to get vaccinated, but if I was just beginning my childbearing years, I am sure I would continue to isolate and wait for more data.
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