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Re: Coronavirus

#1021 Post by kv » Thu May 20, 2021 4:30 am

Larry B. wrote:
Thu May 20, 2021 3:27 am
I got my first Sinovac shot last week. Here, they’ve been rolling the vaccine for a couple of months, I think, and by now they are vaccinating people who are 31.

The big problem was that between December 2020 and February 2021 there were basically no restrictions, and we had a peak that was just as bad as May-June 2020.
Glad to here ya got the poke :thumb:

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Re: Coronavirus

#1022 Post by Bandit72 » Fri May 21, 2021 5:26 am

I had my Astra Zeneca jab a month ago. Felt awful the next day. No temperature but weirdly, felt extremely hot and lethargic. Woke up at 3 am and could't get back to sleep. Was absolutely fine the next day albeit a sore arm.

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Re: Coronavirus

#1023 Post by Artemis » Sat May 22, 2021 12:44 pm

Wow, this is fantastic! Excluding the suburbs the population of TO is approx. 2.7 million. :rockon:


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Re: Coronavirus

#1024 Post by Artemis » Wed Jun 23, 2021 1:18 pm

Things are looking good in Ontario. So far, 75% of adult population has received 1 dose and 25% fully vaccinated. :rockon:

Today we had 255 new cases for the province...lowest since September of last year.

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#1025 Post by Artemis » Wed Jun 30, 2021 7:42 am

184 cases today in ON! Out of those, only 17 in Toronto! :rockon:
There are more than 4.8 million people fully immunized with two doses which is 39.2 per cent of the adult (18+) population. First dose adult coverage stands at 77.7 per cent.

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Re: Coronavirus

#1026 Post by Artemis » Sat Jul 10, 2021 1:14 pm

Finally, got my 2nd dose this morning. I got Moderna, my first was Pfizer. Seems to be a bit of Pfizer supply issue at the moment and the supply that we do have is for 12-17 yr olds.


As of 8 p.m. Friday, 16,827,434 COVID-19 vaccine doses had been administered in Ontario, marking an increase of 207,507. Of those, 186,664 were second doses.

More than 79 per cent of adults aged 18-plus in Ontario have received at least one vaccine dose and 54 per cent are fully vaccinated.
6.7 million fully vaxxed. :rockon:

Stage 3 reopening starting July 16th. Things like movie theatres, sporting events, gyms, museums, galleries

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Re: Coronavirus

#1027 Post by mockbee » Tue Aug 10, 2021 10:09 pm

Projected cases twice as bad as the worst of it in november...

:banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :balls:

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Medical experts now know that the Delta variant of COVID-19 creates a larger viral load in our systems and the virus stays in our systems longer. This means it’s far more contagious.

Today, Oregon smashed its previous record for hospitalizations due to the virus with 635 people in hospitals across the state. The previous record was 584 last November. We are on pace to exceed the number of available hospital beds in the state by around 500 patients by early September, per OHSU projections.

This means our hospital capacity is as low as it’s ever been. While this is a risk for COVID patients, it’s also an enormous risk for other Oregonians who are sick or need surgery but won’t have access to a hospital bed.

If you are unvaccinated, please get vaccinated as quickly as possible. Vaccines are safe, effective and widely available. While it’s discouraging to see some breakthrough cases, vaccinated people are still much less likely to get severely ill or die. The CDC noted this week that 99.999% of fully vaccinated Americans have not had a deadly COVID-19 breakthrough case.

Vaccines are also the best way to prevent the growth of a new variant that may be stronger than Delta. Let’s all commit to stopping the next variant!

While this news is certainly distressing, let’s remember that we’ve successfully flattened the curve four times. Now, we do it again.

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#1028 Post by guysmiley » Thu Aug 12, 2021 8:49 am

I was finally eligible to get a first dose last Monday. My wife got both. We've been very slow in Japan.

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Re: Coronavirus

#1029 Post by guysmiley » Wed Aug 18, 2021 8:59 am

Everyone ready for a third shot in eight months? Guess it will be announced today.... :nyrexall:

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Re: Coronavirus

#1030 Post by Hokahey » Wed Aug 18, 2021 9:15 am

guysmiley wrote:
Wed Aug 18, 2021 8:59 am
Everyone ready for a third shot in eight months? Guess it will be announced today.... :nyrexall:
I'll take one monthly if necessary. IDGAF

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Re: Coronavirus

#1031 Post by mockbee » Wed Aug 18, 2021 9:29 am

2042........... Yipeeeee!... Zeta variant! :noclue:

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#1032 Post by Hokahey » Wed Aug 18, 2021 8:45 pm

mockbee wrote:
Wed Aug 18, 2021 9:29 am
2042........... Yipeeeee!... Zeta variant! :noclue:

:eyes: :lol:
There are experts that think Delta is as "fit" as this virus can get, and that this is the final big wave before its endemic. Let's hope they're right.

I know the R number (#of people each infected person goes to infect) has fallen below 1 in much of the US, especially the South, signaling the plateauing or even decline of cases.

So there is reason for cautious optimism. At best, re-infection is rare and boosters stop breakthroughs. At worst, it truly becomes "just like the flu" and becomes a similarly regular part of life without dramatic concern.

Hopefully.

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Re: Coronavirus

#1033 Post by Artemis » Thu Aug 19, 2021 12:36 pm

Cases are going up again here too. Today Ontario had 531 new cases. Of those, 456 are unvaccinated, 75 were fully vaccinated.

To date , 74% of people in the province 12 and older are fully vaccinated.

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Re: Coronavirus

#1034 Post by Juana » Wed Aug 25, 2021 5:24 pm

Hospitals are all almost full here across the state, running out of ventilators and this motherfucker is just trying to take the big money from his donors and abusing his power. I just want to wheel his ass into a lake.

https://www.politico.com/amp/news/2021/ ... pjCewu3P0U

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Re: Coronavirus

#1035 Post by Bandit72 » Mon Sep 06, 2021 4:54 am

My mum went into hospital with COVID yesterday. She was fully vaccinated. Her initial symptoms were very mild, but then got more severe. Alas, she is in the 70+ age category, where the majority is going to suffer. She seems to be doing OK though. My dad also contracted it but has come through unscathed. He is 83.

The government here is to push for 12-15 year olds getting vaccinated (wtf? :banghead: ) even though every single medical journal has advised that COVIS vaccines are NOT recommended for healthy children. They were even stating that 12 year olds didn't need parental consent! Errrrrrr, what the actual..? :lol:

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#1036 Post by Hokahey » Mon Sep 06, 2021 7:20 am

Bandit72 wrote:
Mon Sep 06, 2021 4:54 am
My mum went into hospital with COVID yesterday. She was fully vaccinated. Her initial symptoms were very mild, but then got more severe. Alas, she is in the 70+ age category, where the majority is going to suffer. She seems to be doing OK though. My dad also contracted it but has come through unscathed. He is 83.

The government here is to push for 12-15 year olds getting vaccinated (wtf? :banghead: ) even though every single medical journal has advised that COVIS vaccines are NOT recommended for healthy children. They were even stating that 12 year olds didn't need parental consent! Errrrrrr, what the actual..? :lol:
Why would it not be recommended for healthy 12-15 year olds? First I've ever heard that.

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Re: Coronavirus

#1037 Post by Bandit72 » Mon Sep 06, 2021 7:44 am

Because something like 99.6% of the time healthy children who contract Covid have a very mild case if at all any. There is more chance of them having major side effects from the jab than it being of any use.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-58438669

https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/uk-adv ... 021-09-03/

Serious illness and death hits the elderly.

https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulation ... ths-by-age

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Re: Coronavirus

#1038 Post by Hokahey » Mon Sep 06, 2021 2:31 pm

Bandit72 wrote:
Mon Sep 06, 2021 7:44 am
Because something like 99.6% of the time healthy children who contract Covid have a very mild case if at all any. There is more chance of them having major side effects from the jab than it being of any use.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-58438669

https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/uk-adv ... 021-09-03/

Serious illness and death hits the elderly.

https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulation ... ths-by-age
I'm very familiar with the statistics. It's not that it's not recommended, but not a priority. Big difference. Regardless, my 13 year old is vaccinated and my 4 year old will be the moment it's available.

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Re: Coronavirus

#1039 Post by kv » Mon Sep 06, 2021 7:45 pm

I'm so confused full on holiday...full stadiums life is normal...1000 a day dying of covid....did the gov just give up? Never gonna hit herd fuck it? Strange times...

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Re: Coronavirus

#1040 Post by Hokahey » Mon Sep 06, 2021 9:25 pm

kv wrote:
Mon Sep 06, 2021 7:45 pm
I'm so confused full on holiday...full stadiums life is normal...1000 a day dying of covid....did the gov just give up? Never gonna hit herd fuck it? Strange times...
I don't know what the alternative is. There are vaccines available. Some estimates have 30% of the US as having already had covid, with re-infection rare (so far).

Vaccinated people aren't the ones dying en masse. I get that we want to keep hospitals from being overwhelmed, but where's the balance? It's like there are sharks in the water, we have shark repellent, but we're worried about letting anyone swim at all because of the assholes that refuse to use it. I mean, at some point...

Additionally, a lot of experts think two things:

1. Delta is receding in the areas where it first hit (like my State, Missouri, where numbers are definitely trending down).

2. This is never going away. There is no herd immunity. It will become endemic, and we will be dealing with it forever. But, as we continue opportunity for boosters, develop more treatments, and re-infections are milder, it will not be the show stopper it was. And if we're really lucky, it will mutate in to something far less harmful. But covid-19 isn't going to just disappear.

So at some point, people have to have the opportunity to live. There were only 2-300 estimated covid cases to come out of Lollapalooza. Remember when everyone was losing their minds about it?

We can have a "new normal" where we live life again with risk mitigation factored in. But we'll probably never be totally risk free.

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