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Sun Jan 16, 2022, 12:20 PM

This just occurred to me:

Suppose you've been opposed to vaccinations until now and finally decided to get one. Well, it's 3 at this point. So if you get Pfizer or Moderna today, you're looking at a second dose in 3 (Pfizer) or 4 (Moderna) weeks, and then you have to wait another 6 months for the booster. It's not really clear to me what happens with J&J since experts are saying it should have been a 2-dose vaccine all along.

I don't know about other people, but I'd be a nervous wreck if I were behind by that many months during a pandemic and just now realized I'd been a dope all this time. It would totally be my luck to catch Covid just as I got my head of out my ass.

I got mine as soon as I was eligible and was still counting the days.


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Response to piddyprints (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 12:33 PM

1. The fallacy in your post... "just now realized I'd been a dope..."

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The rate of new vaxers is decreasing.... added to, mostly by kids turning 5.

A dumbass is still a dumbass. That is, until you read about Mr. Dumbass or his wife, on the gurney, asking for the vax..... but its too late.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 12:56 PM

4. the other fallacy is that the booster (3rd shot)

is really the target. The 2 shot regimen should confer full (or as much) protection as is available. The booster is intended for waning efficacy.

But you're totally on point about the 'dope' part. I don't see it - and I don't think it's happening. Have a feeling that you're going to be seeing a ton of new 'natural immunity' - alongside a very few handfuls of 'new vaxs.' Omicron has kind of refined this 'hesitancy' thing down to pure bullsh*t. If you're not vaxed now - you're planning on just 'getting it' - and come what may.

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Response to stopdiggin (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 01:55 PM

6. Yes it is time that deteriorates the vaccine effectiveness so the 2nd dose

will give protection for awhile. In our province we can get the booster in 5 months, not six and in some places it is 3 mos for the most vulnerable.

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Response to piddyprints (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 12:44 PM

2. Oh dear. Bastards have to wait now.

Too bad So sad.

Meanwhile so many unnecessary deaths. Some of people who were vaxed.

Meanwhile cases are up 300%

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Response to piddyprints (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 12:55 PM

3. I know of a young, single mom who isn't anti-vax--her 7-year-old daughter is vaccinated.

But she was afraid to get vaccinated while she was pregnant (I know, I know), her baby was premature, and now she and her baby have covid AND she was just served eviction papers.

I got to know her a little via social media because she had missed the Toys for Tots application deadline while her baby was in the hospital. I was able to buy a few gifts, and, more recently, give her a covid home test. When her test came back positive, she asked if getting vaccinated would help her now. I explained that it wouldn't. She said she had always meant to, but life was so busy that she never made the time. And yes, now she is scared.

Fortunately, her symptoms and her baby's symptoms are mild, at least for now. But there are definitely people out there who aren't internet savvy, who don't have transportation, who are juggling children and keeping a roof over their family's head, who want to get vaccinated but who never woke up and said, "Today is the day."

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Response to femmedem (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 01:11 PM

5. hear what you're saying - and while I AM sympathetic

(I always am toward those with some disadvantages) - but have to say that (along with the excuses and rationale here) there is also an element of negligence. The fact that you just 'didn't get around' to something while the world was raging through a 2 year pandemic ... That smacks of a lack of consideration, effort and priorities. And, in a word - an indifference to realities. This young person may not be anti-vax - but she is - in this instance, negligent. I hope this woman and her child remain okay ...

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Response to stopdiggin (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 01:59 PM

7. There are still people out there that think they have to pay for it.

I have actually seen that in Canada where we have never had to pay for a vaccine, we have a national health care. I am blown away by people who are concerned they cannot afford it. In our province you can walk into most drug stores and get the vaccine, just like the flu vaccine.

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Response to piddyprints (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 02:10 PM

8. Boost window has been shortened

Boost window has been shortened. And coverage is strong. While Mrna coverage weakens it is decent for awhile at first.

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Response to piddyprints (Original post)

Sun Jan 16, 2022, 03:17 PM

9. I hope the Upitt patch is pursued

I hope the Upitt patch is pursued. It got tossed aside when Moderna gave Pitt a bunch of money in 2020. https://mirm-pitt.net/current-news/pitt-skin-patch-vaccine-partners-with-cambridge-covid-19-biotech-startup/

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