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    Ange
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    We just stopped administering Astra Zeneca here in Australia to under 50s because of the clot risk, which is super minimal. It’s frustrating because that’s the only one we had so now we’re not likely to get any decent vaccination numbers by the end of the year. I had an appointment booked and everything, they cancelled it all.

    #1035019 Reply
    Kate
    Keymaster

    That really sucks. I’ve been thinking about the world implications of the A-Z and J&J clotting instances.

    #1035021 Reply
    Miss MJ
    Guest

    Got J&J four weeks go and I am (happily vaccinated and) fine. Been taking birth control since I was 18. I’m 41 now. Six out of 7,000,000,000 is well within the range of “at all times, some people have rare bad reactions to anything, but also, the thing vaccines prevent is FAR more likely to lead to a bad outcome than the vaccine.”

    I just…I get being cautious, but, damn, we’re never going to get past this if we can’t understand how science and risk work.

    #1035022 Reply
    Miss MJ
    Guest

    Ugh, out of 7,000,000.

    I wish I could make it a billion, but no. Argument still stands.

    #1035025 Reply
    ktfran
    Participant

    It sucks because not only are there less vaccines available, more people will be hesitant to get vaccines. It gives the anti-vaccine people a leg to stand on.

    #1035036 Reply
    Fyodor
    Guest

    I don’t think that they were expecting much additional J&J supply until the end of the month* (by which time hopefully they will be close to ending the pause) but I agree that this is going to cause all sorts of problems with vaccine uptake, which is already a problem in some places.

    * I think something like 50 million doses are being held up by authorization of that plant in Baltimore.

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    LisforLeslie
    Guest

    Per the news yesterday at least 28 million doses of Pfizer and Moderna are expected this week and are on schedule. That still allows us to vaccinate more than 3mil per day which is the general average. Which is astounding and would have never happened if The Former Guy was still in charge.

    The clots are alarming but it does seem to be something very biologically specific to these women. The rep from the CDC was saying the normal treatments for clots actually made the situation worse. With six patients it makes it a bit harder to find the common thread that enables others to avoid the problem, so they are focused on signs, symptoms and treatments before putting it back to use.

    And the math almost literally means you have a 1 in a million chance of getting a clot.

    #1035177 Reply
    K
    Guest

    Hi all, it’s been a while. Glad to hear so many of you are fully vaccinated, or on your way there! 2 more weeks until my second Moderna shot. With my first one, my arm was super sore for 2 days, but no other side effects.

    My dad and his girlfriend are fully vaccinated, which I’m very happy about. Meanwhile, my mom and her whole side of the family refuse to get the vaccine, which is really frustrating. They’re all Trumpers. Most of them had extremely mild covid in January, and those who didn’t test positive have antibodies, including my mom. She never had any symptoms and just recently tested positive for antibodies. I was the only one wearing a mask around them whenever I visited, and I’m really upset with them all for endangering my 96 y/o grandfather, who also has antibodies. Anyway, I’m very grateful that nobody in my family got seriously ill, but I wish they would have been more mindful.

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    Bittergaymark
    Guest

    I have returned to the desert house for two quick nights. Arrived here yesterday afternoon and it is wonderful to be back. Pretty much all of the two dozen or so prickly pear cacti I planted last spring are sprouting new limbs and it’s wonderful to see and to putter in the yard a bit. Things are just starting to bloom. Everything is doing well. The “planted desert” continues to grow and grow.

    This damn house is so successful as an AirBnB that it’s maddeningly (for me!) rented pretty much ALL the time now. Even most nights during the week! Hell, I have been looking to get out here for months. This is the first overnight since my visit way back early February. It’s the first time it’s been available! I did get to pop by to water and enjoy the yard for a few hours on my way home from Phoenix six weeks ago.

    Yes, Park Place Oasis (my friends house) is maddeningly successful. And people LOVE my design. They sure do mention as much in the reviews and private messages. :). Yeah, I need to find a way to monetize that.

    This morning I sip strong coffee and marvel at how nice it is to FINALLY kick back and enjoy this charming house that I pretty much created again for a few days. I so, so, so selfishly miss my oh so many months out here alone last year that was pretty much all of last year’s bizarre COVID19 spring.

    #1035693 Reply
    Rangerchic
    Participant

    Got my second dose of the Pfizer vaccine today. I have a hair appointment tomorrow (just the way the scheduling worked out) and I hope I’m not sick so I can go. It’s been three hours and my arm is starting to get a little sore and stiff already.

    My grandmother (in her 80’s with COPD) finally decided to get the vaccine! She was supposed to get it earlier this month and I need to check in with her and see if she did follow through. I hope so!

    #1035697 Reply
    Rangerchic
    Participant

    Oh – and everyone in my department (we are still working from home) all have had at least the first shot and everyone talks about it. We will likely have to go back to in-office setting this fall when school starts up as they are planning on bringing the majority of students back with vaccine requirements (we are a private school so it’s easier for us to make that kind of requirement). I’m glad for that but it still makes me nervous as the area I work in generally gets super crowded and busy in the afternoons. Not sure how we are going to work that out and being immunocompromised the vaccine is less effective for me though i do feel much better about having it!

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    Fyodor
    Guest

    Well, hopefully we’ll have herd immunity by the fall and it will be a non-issue.

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