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    avatarHelen
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    That skit is fucking hilarious Kate

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    avatarKate
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    It’s so brutal, I can’t even send it to my parents because they are those people. They are even going on a cruise.

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    avatarktfran
    Participant

    Oh my god. So good!!!

    Jost and Che were on point last night too.

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    avatarKate
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    The whole episode was much better than usual. The Miami Beach game show “Snatched, Vaxxed, or Waxed,” wow.

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    avatarktfran
    Participant

    Agreed. I’m pretty sure the husband and I said “wow” while watching that one.

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    avatarBittergaymark
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    Hah. I was going to post that skit as well. Truly flawless…

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    avatarLisforLeslie
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    As I’m still living in retirement land Florida – I can attest that skit is 100% true.

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    avatarLisforLeslie
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    For your occasional COVID News update:

    You can voluntarily sign up/register for a COVID passport in New York. Block chain solution, retains no personal health data. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/new-york-excelsior-pass-covid-19-vaccine-passport-152722058.html?guccounter=1

    Pfizer is testing an oral therapeutic for those infected with COVID, expecting that variants will continue to develop and people will need treatment.

    Northwestern University published findings of a study of Long Haulers in “Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology” with findings that:

    the most common symptom was brain fog, which involves memory problems, a lack of mental clarity, and an inability to focus. About 81 percent of the participants reported ongoing issues with memory and thinking, followed by 68 percent reporting headaches. Over half of the respondents reported problems with smell, taste, tingling or numbness, and muscle ache.

    The less common symptoms include dizziness (47%), pain (43%), blurred vision (30%) and tinnitus (29%). The team also revealed that most of the study’s long haulers were women, with an average age of 43.

    NPR interviewed Yale immunologist Akiko Iwasaki on Long Haulers. Iwasaki notes that some LH’s are feeling better after immunization.

    https://www.npr.org/2021/03/28/982034977/how-the-coronavirus-vaccines-affect-long-haul-covid-19-patients

    NIH reports that mouth cells could be infected as well as lungs, which means people are shedding infected cells via saliva.

    https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/scientists-find-evidence-novel-coronavirus-infects-mouths-cells

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    avatarDear Wendy
    Keymaster

    Thanks, Leslie.

    I’ll never know for certain that Drew and I had covid this time last year, but I’ve had one lingering physical issue for months – something that only started happening in early fall, out of the blue, and I’ve never experienced before and don’t know what’s causing it. In the exact same spot (in my left calf) I get what feels like an electric shot – what I imagine being tasered might feel like – and it happens several times a day. I don’t know if it’s related to covid or not (if it is, I guess it’s not super common), but I have read of people who had diagnosed covid reporting a similar issue. For what it’s worth, I was 43 during my suspected covid case.

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    avatarDear Wendy
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    Oh, and definitely an inability to focus, but I attribute that to being around my children nonstop, day after day after day, from morning until night, for over a year.

    • This reply was modified 3 weeks, 2 days ago by avatarDear Wendy.
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    avatarKate
    Keymaster

    My husband reported a few instances of vertigo / dizziness after the first moderna shot. Other than that, we both just had a sore arm. He already had tinnitus from basically getting his head run over during a fight outside of Fenway Park a hundred years ago.

    I know that post was about actual Covid, not the vaccine, but the dizziness thing made me think of it.

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    avatarLisforLeslie
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    @DearWendy – seriously think about getting an ultrasound on that calf to see if you have a clot. That sharp pain can be a symptom (it could also be nothing) or something as non-worriesome as a crossed nerve in your system.

    If it’s a clot then it has the potential to be something terrible and you could temporarily get on blood thinners until the clot dissolves. I had a clot that went to my lungs. The Pulmonary Embolism itself was mildly unpleasant, the treatment was a pain in the ass, but every time I hear about someone dying from one, I am totally fine with all events as they played out.

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