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COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus, aka 2019-nCoV)

#2841 User is offline   Obdigore 

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Posted 14 April 2021 - 06:07 PM

View PostQuickTidal, on 14 April 2021 - 03:44 PM, said:

Adding in some data:

Risk of AZ clots: 39 people out of 10 million

Risk of J&J clots: 9 out of 10 million

Risk of clots from Birth Control Pills: 5,000 - 12,000 out of 10 million

Risk of clots from smoking: 17,630 people out of 10 million

Risk of clots from COVID-19: 1,650,000 people out of 10 million.


While I don't disagree with your overall point, as I don't see the reason in pausing the vaccine roll-out, I will note that you are comparing stats of a single event causing something to stats of something happening to you in your entire life.
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Posted 14 April 2021 - 07:31 PM

I have to admit to having dismissed the whole blood clot issue for now. Unless the numbers significantly increase proportionate to vaccine doses given. The clot numbers are so small that they are irrelevant to me as an individual. I'm sure if I get the AZ one and have a headache soon after I'll feel a bit paranoid but covid, long covid and the economy are larger personal concerns right now.
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#2843 User is offline   Macros 

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Posted 14 April 2021 - 07:56 PM

Long covid terrifies me
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Posted 14 April 2021 - 11:53 PM

A friend has long Covid. It's nasty stuff. She has had it for a long time and I'm not sure it's going away but she's now walking with a cane.

This is a Doctor who specialised in viruses etc and was one of the Ebola Fighters a few years ago and spent a long time in Liberia fighting that when it was a thing. So it's not like she's been silly or not caring/taking cautions...

FWIW I got the AZ vaccine. Had some random aches and stiffness today but I've been at work and that isn't too unusual so I am just getting on with life.
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Posted 15 April 2021 - 01:10 AM

 Aptorian, on 08 April 2021 - 03:55 AM, said:

Are you feeling any unexpected stiffness?



Forogot to reply but a tiny bit of arm stiffness butthe stiffness was less than what you'd get if you suddenly got back into working your arms out.

No symptoms at all... but apparently lack of symptoms does not mean lack of effectiveness.

My appointment for 2nd dose already booked for July 28.
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Posted 15 April 2021 - 06:38 AM

View PostMacros, on 14 April 2021 - 07:56 PM, said:

Long covid terrifies me


It sounds dreadful. My only hope from it is because of it's similarity to things like M.E. and Fibromyalgia (which I have) in presentation, that if they throw the money into researching it that it may bleed out some benefit for those conditions too.
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Posted 15 April 2021 - 07:44 AM

Mop-Goblin: we can trust the British people to be sensible about the easing of lockdown

Barnsley: queues 20 deep for hairdressers, people six pints in at 11am having queued since the early hours of the morning for Daddy Tim's low low prices

It's hard not to be cynical seeing stuff like that going on locally.



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Posted 15 April 2021 - 07:49 AM

The British people as a collective are fucking Muppets.

You couldn't trust them to find their arses with two hands let alone behave with a modicum of self restraint.

This was a bad idea, spurred on by the fuckwit give it a target date of June 21st.


No, don't give people a target, look at Christmas, don't you learn anything you Eton educated inbred fuckwits?
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Posted 15 April 2021 - 08:09 AM

View PostMacros, on 15 April 2021 - 07:49 AM, said:

People as a collective are fucking Muppets.

You couldn't trust them to find their arses with two hands let alone behave with a modicum of self restraint.


FTFY

Sad but true. :(

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Posted 15 April 2021 - 10:58 AM

Let's see what the case rates are in two or three weeks time. I'm not fussed about queuing outside so much as the infection risk outside is microscopic.

Once the schools opemkng was done with not a massive spike the big one for me is the May date when people can go indoors again. Those are the big two I think where we'll know whether this works or not.
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Posted 15 April 2021 - 11:34 AM

View PostMacros, on 15 April 2021 - 07:49 AM, said:

don't you learn anything you Eton educated inbred fuckwits?


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Posted 19 April 2021 - 05:58 AM

We lost our minds briefly this weekend and took the kid to Legoland! I don't know what I was thinking, apart from "fuck it". Social distancing and masks were alien concepts to a lot of people there. If we haven't come down with covid in a week or two then I'd say the UK is in good nick to avoid a third wave until Autumn.
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Posted 19 April 2021 - 02:34 PM

They lowered the age for AZ in Ontario, so I went online this AM and booked a jab for this after at 3PM. Can't wait for my Bill Gates 5G connectivity!
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Posted 19 April 2021 - 10:48 PM

So the latest projections indicated that by end of month, ontario will hit 10k new cases a day.

Things health officials have reccomended
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Mandatory Sick Days
Shutting down non essential workplaces
Shutting down workplaces with covid outbreaks.

What has our goverment been doing:
Blaming the federal goverment
Begging for more vaccines
Increasing police powers which the police have pushed back on saying they are not comfortable randomly pulling people over.

Its infuriating how incompetent our goverment is handling this.

Meanwhile, they are cutting fundings to pharmacies, one of my friends got laid off. Imagine that... being laid off in the middle of a pandemic when you work as a pharmacy tech....

View PostQuickTidal, on 19 April 2021 - 02:34 PM, said:

They lowered the age for AZ in Ontario, so I went online this AM and booked a jab for this after at 3PM. Can't wait for my Bill Gates 5G connectivity!



Good on yai hope you didnt have a giant amount of exposure getting your shot.

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Posted 19 April 2021 - 11:23 PM

View PostLinearPhilosopher, on 19 April 2021 - 10:48 PM, said:


Good on yai hope you didnt have a giant amount of exposure getting your shot.


Thanks!

Nope, minimal exposure, just me and the pharmacist, masked. Two ppl came in off the street looking for shots, but were masked and far from me and didn’t hang around long. Perks of getting it done at a small out of the way pharmacy, and not a shoppers or rexall or Walmart I guess.
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Posted 20 April 2021 - 04:16 AM

Got my second Pfizer shot last Thursday.

First shot went poorly. Pretty much had every common side effect: fatigue, soreness, chills then fever... and it blew up my sinuses like sinusitis. Scheduled a doctors appointment cause of that. Said it was the shot that just caused my immune system to go crazy. Ok. Said to expect second shot to be worse... oh joy.

Second shot went great. Next day it felt like the left side of my body (where I got it) got worked out extremely hard the day before so I was super sore, stiff, and muscles tight. But that was it! Lasted a day.

Now good to go!
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Posted 21 April 2021 - 04:41 PM

So the Island came out of its third lockdown on Monday and already we've had 5 new cases. I'm not sure how that's happened but everyone's now dreading the thought of going into a 4th so soon. I dunno how they're going to play this one more, as well over half the adults have now had at least one of the vaccines and a steadily rising number have had both. They may try to risk it for a bit.
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Posted 21 April 2021 - 05:21 PM

Today was the day that the government mandated Corona pass was instituted. You need to either be vaccinated, have had Covid within the past 180 days or been tested within the last 72 hours to get access to various businesses or institutions around town.

There were so, so, so many people at the library today who didn't understand they needed a pass and ID, even if they're "just returning a book". Like this stuff has been talked about in the news for weeks. I'd say more than 90% had no clue.
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Posted 21 April 2021 - 06:32 PM

View PostAptorian, on 21 April 2021 - 05:21 PM, said:

Today was the day that the government mandated Corona pass was instituted. You need to either be vaccinated, have had Covid within the past 180 days or been tested within the last 72 hours to get access to various businesses or institutions around town.

There were so, so, so many people at the library today who didn't understand they needed a pass and ID, even if they're "just returning a book". Like this stuff has been talked about in the news for weeks. I'd say more than 90% had no clue.


If you don't have an outdoor-accessible slot for returning books (obviously precautions need to be taken for rain as well, shouldn't be too hard to figure out) now might be a good time to add one (also far less likely to spread the virus outdoors)....

[Edit: for example, people could put the books in waterproof bags. The library could supply pairs of reusable waterproof bags, with one bag inside the other so the inner bag doesn't get wet. Or you could just build a small enclosure with sides and ceiling but open below the knees for ventilation.]

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Posted 21 April 2021 - 07:23 PM

Not really feasible.

For what ever reason Copenhagen's libraries don't accept books being dumped outside normal business hours. I'm not aware of any of our 20 houses that have that kind of solution.

I suspect it's really about culpability when users return materials late. The leadership don't want to haggle with people claiming they returned their books on time. Late fees are a big deal for the vampires at town hall.

Also placing a box outside the library in our neighborhood is asking for vandalism.
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