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BS: 2021 vaccination thread

Allan Conn 16 Feb 21 - 12:10 PM
Stilly River Sage 14 Feb 21 - 08:24 PM
Pamber 14 Feb 21 - 02:21 PM
Senoufou 14 Feb 21 - 12:43 PM
Bonzo3legs 14 Feb 21 - 10:37 AM
Jos 14 Feb 21 - 08:03 AM
Senoufou 14 Feb 21 - 07:29 AM
Steve Shaw 14 Feb 21 - 06:38 AM
Thompson 14 Feb 21 - 05:28 AM
Bonzo3legs 13 Feb 21 - 04:27 AM
BobL 13 Feb 21 - 04:01 AM
Senoufou 12 Feb 21 - 03:33 PM
Stilly River Sage 12 Feb 21 - 01:16 PM
Tattie Bogle 12 Feb 21 - 12:10 PM
Bonzo3legs 12 Feb 21 - 10:43 AM
Thompson 12 Feb 21 - 04:36 AM
Stilly River Sage 11 Feb 21 - 09:12 PM
mg 11 Feb 21 - 04:51 PM
robomatic 11 Feb 21 - 03:55 PM
Stilly River Sage 11 Feb 21 - 08:47 AM
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robomatic 10 Feb 21 - 02:58 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: 2021 vaccination thread
From: Allan Conn
Date: 16 Feb 21 - 12:10 PM

My wife, who had been one of the shielding group, got her vaccine jag today. Two days after the whole group supposedly were vaccinated. She had to phone the local surgery for it though - and was there with another friend who was shielding too because he is a cancer patient. Likewise he had chased it. Went well though and easy - she was only in for minute. Later this afternoon we had the call from the vaccination line itself to book the appointment for something that was supposedly completed on Monday ;-) They have done great with the numbers being vaccinated but I do wish politicians and health boards and the media wouldn't say everyone in a certain group has now been vaccinated - when they patently haven't been. Much better to say right we have hit the target numbers by the date - and we are now just finishing off this group.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2021 vaccination thread
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 14 Feb 21 - 08:24 PM

Now that FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Administration) is involved in the US things will go a lot faster. Especially since their funds hopefully aren't still siphoned off. Trump moved money around between agencies to find the cash to build that effing wall of his. Tore up a lot of beautiful desert for nothing.

Anyway, new high-capacity centers are going in soon, and Fauci predicts that by April the pharmacies and these centers will be vaccinating all comers.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2021 vaccination thread
From: Pamber
Date: 14 Feb 21 - 02:21 PM

Speak as you find! I had mine today at the grand old age of 68 with my wife. Hotel abot 6 miles from home painless in every sense of the word and brilliantly organised by the NHS staff. Now to sit back and listen to the politicos taken credit!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: 2021 vaccination thread
From: Senoufou
Date: 14 Feb 21 - 12:43 PM

Sorry to hear that Jos. Hope you soon feel 'back to normal'.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2021 vaccination thread
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 14 Feb 21 - 10:37 AM

The government have got a lot wrong during the pandemic but the vaccine roll out has been brilliant, in part due to the British public being confident about having the jab, although I did read - maybe here or maybe on twitter, various chortling by stupid disbelievers who think they know better.

Over 15 million have now received their first jab!!


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Subject: RE: BS: 2021 vaccination thread
From: Jos
Date: 14 Feb 21 - 08:03 AM

Drowsiness for one day? I'm just beginning to shake off the weariness after more than three weeks.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2021 vaccination thread
From: Senoufou
Date: 14 Feb 21 - 07:29 AM

It was indeed crazy Thompson. I know my sister well and she's a stubborn old thing! She'd have gritted her teeth and driven through the snow in a very determined fashion. But I don't know if any alternatives were possible. Like Steve, one is left wondering how on earth one is going to get there, especially in these very wintry conditions.
Also, if one has had an adverse reaction (at the worst, anaphylaxis) one is hardly in a fit state to drive home.
Apparently the arrangements for vaccination in Scotland are woeful according to sis.
I feel ever more blessed to have had such an easy experience, driven by my husband who is a superbly capable driver, such a short distance and with nobody else around in the doctor's surgery. And no ill-effects afterwards either (except drowsiness for one day)
What a lucky thing I am eh?


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Subject: RE: BS: 2021 vaccination thread
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 14 Feb 21 - 06:38 AM

Well I got my letter yesterday (not quite being 70 yet). I went on the NHS website to see what was on offer. The nearest centre offered to me is in Westward Ho! (the exclamation mark is part of its name! That one wasn't! Nor that one!), a very nice seaside town with echoes of Kipling and possessing a submerged fossil forest which you can walk out to at the lowest spring tides. But it's 26 miles and a 50-minute drive away. Other lovely Cornish and Devon locations were available. I could have gone to Truro and met my daughter (outdoors only) for the first time in months. 55 miles, 75 minutes. Or Plymouth, another 75-minute drive, where I could have taken my permitted exercise on the Hoe or in Mount Edgcumbe country park. Nice.

Or I can wait another day or two until my GP fixes me up no more than a 15-minute drive away...

Huh?


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Subject: RE: BS: 2021 vaccination thread
From: Thompson
Date: 14 Feb 21 - 05:28 AM

Senofou, that's crazy. Was it possible to be dropped off if you had a designated driver at least, who could then go off and park till phoned to come and collect?


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Subject: RE: BS: 2021 vaccination thread
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 13 Feb 21 - 04:27 AM

I remember preparing accounts in the late 70s for a dairy farm in Aston Clinton just outside Aylesbury. The owner spent far too much on feed which after questioning, he admitted it was also for his racehorses!!


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Subject: RE: BS: 2021 vaccination thread
From: BobL
Date: 13 Feb 21 - 04:01 AM

I pity too the poor organisers, who I'm sure were aware of the difficulties but had to work with what they were given.

Got my jab in Aylesbury yesterday - went like clockwork. Except that I had to wait 2 hours for my bus home. Fortunately the exit from the vaccination centre was convenient for my favourite supermarket. It wasn't desperately cold in this part of the world either, although the canal basin was frozen just enough to take the weight of some gulls, and the occasional duck.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2021 vaccination thread
From: Senoufou
Date: 12 Feb 21 - 03:33 PM

My sister got her vaccination today. She had to drive to Dundee (about 10 miles) in the bitter cold, many degrees below zero, and through deep snow. The designated parking was a third of a mile away from the huge vaccination centre. Everyone had to wait outside, and many old people were near collapse with hypothermia. She did her best to help them.
Once inside it was stuffy and badly organised. Forty vaccinators in booths, more waiting and too close to eachother. Afterwards she faced the third of a mile walk back to the car park. Bearing in mind she still suffers from long Covid, none of this was acceptable.
I just hope she doesn't get a relapse (or pneumonia!)


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Subject: RE: BS: 2021 vaccination thread
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 12 Feb 21 - 01:16 PM

Government health folks, probably the CDC.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2021 vaccination thread
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 12 Feb 21 - 12:10 PM

All very straightforward yesterday: about 12 people in the usual surgery waiting room, with only 1 in every 3 chairs in use to maintain social distancing. And the roads were passable, tho husband nearly got stuck on the back road behind the surgery (car being full!)
Not much in the way of side effects, apart from being achy across the shoulders and neck and slightly sore arm. Astra Zeneca used: second dose not until May.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2021 vaccination thread
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 12 Feb 21 - 10:43 AM

Spectator data hub shows vaccination target of 14.6m will be hit *tomorrow*, two days early. At this rate, all vulnerable groups (1-9) will be vaccinated by 25 March. data.spectator.co.uk/city/vaccines

Thanks to the great job being done, despite continuing dithering by johnson/hancock!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: 2021 vaccination thread
From: Thompson
Date: 12 Feb 21 - 04:36 AM

Who's they, Stilly?


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Subject: RE: BS: 2021 vaccination thread
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 11 Feb 21 - 09:12 PM

On MSNBC just now they have reported that over the last week they've had at least one million vaccinations a day, and today they reached 2 million.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2021 vaccination thread
From: mg
Date: 11 Feb 21 - 04:51 PM

i had first moderna yesterday. no problems. sore arm if i raise it or sleep on it but dormant no discomfort. i tend to have the i survived the potato famine genes so i am probably somewhat hardy.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2021 vaccination thread
From: robomatic
Date: 11 Feb 21 - 03:55 PM

Second Jab: Wednesday (yesterday) about 0830.
No immediate effect. Over the day walked the dog as usual and felt very much as usual, a bit achy but not out of the ordinary. Towards evening I felt I was running a slight temperature. Checked it with my magic VICKS want from Costco, and it was as high as 99 deg F (or about 37.5 C if my calcs are correct). But I felt otherwise okay. Temp. did not go any higher.

Normal sleep.

24 hours later, feel fine, temp. normal (98F 36.7C). So I'd say I had little reaction, but perceptible. It would not have caused me to miss work if I was currently working. And no induced cough, which I felt I did have after first jab.

So my basic advice is: Drink some water before and again after. Stay cheerful. Bring a sudoku or crossword puzzle in case you have a wait. As the Brits (used to) say: "Keep your pecker up!"


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Subject: RE: BS: 2021 vaccination thread
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 11 Feb 21 - 08:47 AM

It's a very achy morning, a flashback to the polymyalgia rheumatica I finally got rid of back in 2018. I won't hop on the steroids, though, I'll stick with alternating Motrin and Tylenol for the next day or two.

I'm very glad to have it out of the way, but I will have more to report to the CDC when they send their daily text asking how I'm feeling.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2021 vaccination thread
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 10 Feb 21 - 08:47 PM

This county is easily doing hundreds of people a day, depending on how many other locations they have around the county. I'm guessing there were 100 to 200 of us at today's cattle call from 10-11, and they probably have several hours scheduled during the day (with time for cleaning built in?).

The state has FEMA setting up three large vaccination sites set up at various stadiums to vaccinate underserved communities (getting to the stadium will be one part of this - have they thought about that?)

https://www.texastribune.org/2021/02/10/texas-coronavirus-vaccines-fema/

Three federally-run mass vaccination sites aimed at underserved communities are expected to open before the end of the month in Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth, Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday.

The sites will be run by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and state emergency management officials, and are described as "pilot sites" in the national effort to speed up the nation's COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort.

The sites, which are currently being adapted for the effort, are NRG Stadium in Houston, AT&T Stadium in Arlington and Fair Park [the state fair fairgrounds] in Dallas. All three are expected to open on Feb. 24, with more details to be released later about how eligible Texans can register for the vaccine in those locations, Abbott said.

More sites in Texas could be added if the pilots are successful, FEMA officials said.

Combined, the three sites are expected to administer more than 10,000 shots per day, said Seth Christensen, spokesperson for the Texas Division of Emergency Management.

ďThese mass community sites will allow us to expand access to COVID-19 vaccinations in underserved communities and help us mitigate the spread of the virus," Abbott said in a statement. "Thank you to our partners at FEMA for working with the state of Texas to establish these vaccination sites and help us protect our most vulnerable."

Communities of color are not only being disproportionately affected by the virus, but also receiving the vaccine in lower numbers than their white counterparts.

The sites are part of a national effort to achieve President Bidenís goal of administering 1.5 million shots per day and make the vaccine widely available by spring.


The rest of the story is at the link.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2021 vaccination thread
From: Thompson
Date: 10 Feb 21 - 06:22 PM

That's a nice thought for a tip, Stilly. And the water suggestion is great, robomatic.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2021 vaccination thread
From: robomatic
Date: 10 Feb 21 - 02:58 PM

Just got home after receiving my second jab. Like my first (see above, 15 January, I received mine via the Anchorage School District which some brilliant member of the local Deep State put together. Again, school nurses, some of 'em coaxed out of retirement, very well organized with many people in vests making sure that everyone got their paperwork, knew where to go, and stayed afterwords for a 15 minute reaction check. I think I was in and out within about 40 minutes, including the final wait. No immediate reaction, I'm giving myself 48 hours from now to judge after effects.

The only preparation I made was to drink at least a pint of water before, and again after. I've found it works well for blood donating, and I didn't think it would do any harm today.

My friends who have a couple years on me got theirs yesterday afternoon. No immediate reaction, no problems sleeping, but one of 'em is experiencing 'brain fog' today.

Mo Layta!


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Subject: RE: BS: 2021 vaccination thread
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 10 Feb 21 - 01:20 PM

It was interesting this morning on my trip for the second shot. On Jan. 20 they were giving first and second vaccines, sorting people into two groups once they were inside, and the window of arrival was larger.

This time they had an hour in which everyone was getting just Pfizer, and we were all there for our second shot, and though the line was long, once inside it went fast. And the county had called FEMA to help. I quizzed people as they went past - we had workers here from Houston, from nearby in North Texas, from Arizona and from Louisiana. There were others I didn't have time to ask - but I thanked every one of them. While in line I spoke with the fellow behind me, a public works supervisor in a town on the north side of the county. I handed him one of my masks, a large size, because I could see that he was at least six inches taller than me and probably needed the extra coverage. He was pleased with the offering.

My shot was given by a Fort Worth fire fighter, fast, efficient, and painless, assisted by the FEMA worked from Houston. I handed masks to the firefighter and the FEMA worker at my table, and they were also happy to receive the offering. It's my version of a non-cash "tip" for this day and age.

It was effing cold out there and they set up LP gas heaters, but due to the parking lot on one side of the path, weren't able to set them efficiently so the hot air would be carried by the breeze. Safety prohibited that placement, but they were doing what they could to keep people a little bit warmer. Through various means, this county has managed to set up an efficient system for the vaccines, while next door Dallas County seems to be falling all over itself with bickering from the state protesting their attempts to serve underserved communities. There was a good racial mix in my line at the event today, though I have no way of knowing if any of us were from underserved communities. I think the attitude is "if we make it available they will come," and they're giving the shots to all comers in the eligible groups. They're using the vaccine as fast as they can get it.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2021 vaccination thread
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 10 Feb 21 - 12:42 PM

Finally got a phone call from our GPís surgery on Monday, and was given an appointment for tomorrow, as well as a second appointment for May. Just hoping the heavy snow we have had wonít stop me going tomorrow! The neighbours have dug the road out again, in the absence of any snow ploughs or gritters down side roads.
I gather the appointments for the mass vaccination centres in Edinburgh are being sent out by some agency based in Glasgow, who have absolutely no idea of the geography of our city: lots of folk I know being sent miles across town, while thereís a much nearer centre almost on their doorstep! Some people have been able to change their appointments to nearer home; others not.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2021 vaccination thread
From: DMcG
Date: 10 Feb 21 - 10:07 AM

Just booked mine for Friday - my wife's birthday. She is turning 65, so has probably just missed being in the 65-70 bracket !


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Subject: RE: BS: 2021 vaccination thread
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 10 Feb 21 - 09:29 AM

I had no side effects from my vaccination yesterday, it was done so well that I never felt a thing!


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Subject: RE: BS: 2021 vaccination thread
From: mg
Date: 09 Feb 21 - 11:52 PM

i found out yesterday i was number 1,006 for my area. was in no haste to get it but now i have a family situation in seattle that will require me to take public transportation etc. anyway, got a call from local pharmacy saying to come tomorrow. i am carless. will get a dial a ride down there but got to thinking what if i am one of the sick ones after..i said don't worry i'll walk the four miles home...bus not available. but that would be hard if i was to faint etc. but i am hardy and probably will not be bothered at all. and there is a taxi.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2021 vaccination thread
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 09 Feb 21 - 12:41 PM

Another mondegreen created! Very nice!


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Subject: RE: BS: 2021 vaccination thread
From: Senoufou
Date: 09 Feb 21 - 12:26 PM

Oh, and enjoy your cake Bonzo! I had a Morrisons little coffee cake as my 'prize'. Gorgeous!
In the Daily Mail letters page, a grandmother told her small granddaughter that she was going to be vaccinated. The child asked her if she would be having the Asda Vinegar one! Since reading that, I've been calling it the Asda Vinegar in my head.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2021 vaccination thread
From: Senoufou
Date: 09 Feb 21 - 12:22 PM

You're right Allan. My sister lives in Tayside and had a phone call yesterday afternoon summoning her for her vaccination in Dundee today. But she woke this morning and her car was buried under loads of snow and the roads were impassable. She spent two hours trying to contact the organisers to say she couldn't make it.
Luckily she eventually got through and the lady has rescheduled it for Friday (snow permitting)


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Subject: RE: BS: 2021 vaccination thread
From: Allan Conn
Date: 09 Feb 21 - 09:53 AM

There were huge numbers vaccinated in Scotland last week and it ramped up even more yesterday when the figure was over 61,000. That equates to about 750,000 for the day on a UK population basis. The snow won't help today though I imagine.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2021 vaccination thread
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 09 Feb 21 - 09:05 AM

Glad you're OK Senoufou, I'm off to doctor's surgery for my first jab in 10 minutes. I was going to walk because of icy roads, but our side road is clear so I'll drive and drop into Sainsbury's on the way back for a cake as my prize!!


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Subject: RE: BS: 2021 vaccination thread
From: Thompson
Date: 09 Feb 21 - 08:54 AM

Those dating site people are being foolish. Having the vaccine stops you getting (very) sick; it's not known whether it stops you giving others the virus if you're carrying it.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2021 vaccination thread
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 09 Feb 21 - 01:38 AM

In hindsight I'd say that the following week I felt rather lethargic (more than usual). The call from the county came this evening, my appointment is later this week and has been accepted. This is for shot number two of the Pfizer.

The news this evening said that the vaccinations are picking up the pace, that in the US now 10% of the people have had at least 1 dose of the vaccine.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2021 vaccination thread
From: Bill D
Date: 08 Feb 21 - 08:34 PM

Had mine last Friday.Moderna.
Sore arm for a couple days. I feel fine. It was well run, with 25 or more volunteers directing traffic and lines.... and over 15 stations giving the shots. I'd guess there were over 150 in line at any one time, but lines moved quickly.
(Montgomery County, MD)


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Subject: RE: BS: 2021 vaccination thread
From: Senoufou
Date: 08 Feb 21 - 04:20 PM

Merci Mrrzy!
Felt rather tired today, and have stayed in bed dozing. Injected arm isn't sore, but what is strange is that the other arm is!
This evening I'm feeling much better, and have no other side-effects to report.
Please don't have any worries about the Vaccine - It's as easy as pie!


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Subject: RE: BS: 2021 vaccination thread
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 08 Feb 21 - 03:32 PM

I've heard on the news that a popular way people are introducing themselves on some of the online dating sites is to announce their status as far as receiving the vaccine - and those who are through the process are in a better position to start meeting people again.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2021 vaccination thread
From: fat B****rd
Date: 08 Feb 21 - 11:55 AM

I'm due mine at Dunfermline Athletic football ground on Friday at 12.32. Just thought I'd mention that.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2021 vaccination thread
From: Mrrzy
Date: 07 Feb 21 - 09:28 PM

Bien bon, Senoufou.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2021 vaccination thread
From: Senoufou
Date: 07 Feb 21 - 01:02 PM

Just got back from our Doctor's Surgery. So well-organised. In and out in minutes. Was given the Astra Zeneca vaccine. Didn't hurt at all.
Back in 4-12 weeks for the second one.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2021 vaccination thread
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 07 Feb 21 - 11:30 AM

I'm listing various events simply to place a date prior to COVID. I didn't look it up, but I imagine you knew that.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2021 vaccination thread
From: Allan Conn
Date: 07 Feb 21 - 11:14 AM

Aye Steve the UN has stated that the Israel has the moral duty to vaccinate everyone in the occupied territories whether Jewish settlers or Palestinians.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2021 vaccination thread
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 07 Feb 21 - 10:52 AM

There was no SARS vaccine, Maggie.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2021 vaccination thread
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 07 Feb 21 - 10:37 AM

Yes, and at one time there was a program in the US that had to do with making sure that doses of vaccines were delivered to poorer countries (you have to look back to SARS or Ebola or Bird Flu, etc.). I hope the Biden folks have built that back into the International outreach (or are working on it as I type).

The State Department has a lot to do with this, as do other federal agencies, so there are any number of places to start looking for the answer to this distribution problem. If all of the vaccine is hogged by rich countries the virus in the wild will go through a lot of mutations and come back to bite everyone in the ass.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2021 vaccination thread
From: Jeri
Date: 07 Feb 21 - 10:23 AM

The USA is all over the place with vaccinations, as each state is different. New Hampshire actually seems to have its shit together, and our Republican governor has been excellent throughout this whole thing. The appointment-making website is confusing a lot of people, who can't get their second-dose appointment, so now, when you get the first, they give you an appointment for the second. So having a date for the first shot in March has allowed them time to work that particular bug out. I can last.

I don't know how hard I tried to get this across when I was still working in public health, but basically, your health depends on your brother/sister's health. One lunchtime debate I remember was when someone took a Libertarian point of view*. People should pay to be considered part of society, and eligible for benefits such as health care.
The problem with that was/is, when the have-nots get communicable diseases, you get them, too. Diseases don't care about how much money or power people have.
The virus will continue replicating and mutating in countries that don't get vaccines, and those mutations will end up on our doorstep. Some of them may involve vaccine-resistant strains.

We ARE our brother's keeper.

* He was a doctor, my boss's boss's boss, and one of his specialties was public health. He just liked to debate.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2021 vaccination thread
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 07 Feb 21 - 05:31 AM

"I just wish one of the Arab states would set up a vaccination programme for Palestine, for the safety of both the Palestinians and the Israelis."

Well, as Israel controls those occupied territories I should think that, morally speaking, that's their job.


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Subject: RE: BS: 2021 vaccination thread
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 07 Feb 21 - 04:46 AM

Well my husband (same age as me in years) got his on Tuesday at one of those mass vax centres in a conference hall, but Iím still waiting...........no letter, no phone appointment, and no, you canít just turn up without an appointment letter: my husband saw several uninvited people who had come along with invited partners being turned away. This in spite of Nicola Sturgeonís promise that all those in age bracket 70-74 would have at least had notification of a first appointment by Friday 5th. There seems to be a problem with those who are 74 but nearly 75, such as myself: several people I know also not been called by either channel yet. It is very confusing, frustrating and anxiety-generating.
However....we had reason to contact our GP on another matter, and I mentioned that I hadnít heard yet about a vaccination: he has confirmed that I would be done at the GP surgery and should be contacted some time during this coming week. I wonít really believe it until the needle is in my arm!


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Subject: RE: BS: 2021 vaccination thread
From: Thompson
Date: 06 Feb 21 - 11:43 PM

The vaccine(s) seem to be pretty good at stamping on the virus's toes; in Israel, where they've vaccinated virtually all of the population, the numbers of sick are dropping fast. (I just wish one of the Arab states would set up a vaccination programme for Palestine, for the safety of both the Palestinians and the Israelis.)


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Subject: RE: BS: 2021 vaccination thread
From: robomatic
Date: 06 Feb 21 - 04:51 PM

keb:

I was actually a little hesitant about writing what I wrote. In fact, when I was getting the news from my friend first I said:

"If it's a bad reaction I don't want to know because my mind will make my body react that way!"
then I said:
"Well, I DO want to know if it's been everybody you know (it was three persons)!"
and now I say: "It's worth knowing but don't believe it's a given thing. Half the time it's a way people have to convince themselves that it's the real vaccine and it will really work."

The mind is a terrible thing sometimes.


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