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Post by jyng1 » Fri Feb 11, 2022 9:21 pm

Madrigal wrote:
Fri Feb 11, 2022 7:50 pm
Buttrock as zen wrote:
Fri Feb 11, 2022 6:04 pm

Interesting. FWIW I never felt like I was shedding at all. Just a scratchy throat and fever. No cough. The reason I was so sure it was covid is because it was JUST like how the second vaccine felt.

(Sinny, I have a theory that this means a 5g windows computer was activated in the apartment buildings behind me, triggering the virus to engage. Let me know if this matches your research)
Do you know what was really weird, the site of the injection on my left arm started hurting while I was sick. :ph34r:
76% of vaccine side effects may be due to the "nocebo effect". https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articl ... ebo-effect

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Re: Covid news and views

Post by Buttrock as zen » Fri Feb 11, 2022 9:30 pm

Madrigal wrote:
Fri Feb 11, 2022 7:50 pm

Do you know what was really weird, the site of the injection on my left arm started hurting while I was sick. :ph34r:
Well, it's generally a blood vessel/inflammatory disease, so it'd make sense that the injection site had more sensitization to the virus, right? IDK. My in-law had it trigger her migraines months later. Perturbing illness.

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Post by HighlyIrregular » Wed Mar 02, 2022 9:25 pm

I get less careful with each vaccination. This time I didn't get enough sleep, I forgot to drink water ahead of time, I didn't exercise my arm, and I walked about two miles each way, to and from the hospital (that's where they were giving $100 for getting boosted). It kicked my ass. I was fine for the rest of the day, from 4 to midnight, then I slept for 30 hours almost straight. I just got up for pasta and tea, then back to bed, then got up for another meal but was too tired and back to bed, then I made a hard boiled egg then back to bed.
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Post by jyng1 » Thu Jul 07, 2022 9:31 pm

Anyone apart from me who hasn't had Covid yet? Working face to face with 24 covid positive cases at the moment... wondering how long I'll last.

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Post by HighlyIrregular II » Thu Jul 07, 2022 10:25 pm

I've never been tested for it but never had symptoms. I've been wearing an N95 mask through the whole pandemic.

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Post by Senseye » Fri Jul 08, 2022 4:17 am

Also never tested, no symptoms. Never been so flu and cold free as over the last 2 years.

Generally wore a mask of some sort (cloth or KN95) for most of the pandemic. Been mask less since about May. Covid seems a toothless tiger for the vaccinated at this point.

I'm under the impression excess deaths may disappear in 2022. Covid is still taking out some of the most vulnerable, but so do other things. I'm not sure covid is moving the death needle much any more. Anti-vax USA may be an exception.

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Post by HighlyIrregular II » Tue Jul 12, 2022 8:53 pm

Time for my second booster already and my plantar fasciitis hasn't gone away from the two round trips to the hospital for my first. At least it's not that bad, and this time I'll come early to make sure I get in on the first trip.

I'll try to go on an especially cool day when it will be an especially hot night so my walk and sleep will both be good.

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Post by HighlyIrregular II » Tue Sep 20, 2022 8:25 pm

I slacked on the second booster but I just got it today. I think I'll be ditching the mask soon unless I'm doing something weird like speaking to patients in the Covid ward of the hospital. I think the majority of people at the library stopped wearing one the last time it became recommended instead of required.

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Post by starjots » Sun Oct 02, 2022 10:22 am

We both got Covid around in late July during a family trip to Denver. We saw the Red Hot Chile Peppers in Denver in the football stadium in cheap seats so high up in the air my fear of heights was strongly activated. And it rained on us for an hour. But it was worth it.

Anyway, symptoms were mild, just the slight sore throat and slight malaise. My mate got a transfusion of some sort as her head was feeling a bit off and she's high risk. This cleared it up for her.

Thereafter, we dropped any pretense of masks and started eating out once or twice a week. I think we can get yet another shot, but have to look up the exact timing given our recent bout. If we get another spike, we'll re-evaluate.

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Post by Spartan26 » Mon Oct 10, 2022 3:24 am

I got one booster in December of last year. I'll get a 2nd next month. I would have gotten one earlier but I kept hearing that the next booster to come out would work against more variants. I was supposed to go for my annual last week but had to postpone it due to travel. I wasn't sure what type of work conflicts I might have so I didn't reschedule it until the week of Thanksgiving, when I know I'll be at low volume. I figure I'll get my regular flu shot and booster and anything else they wanna give me.

We still have mandatory mask mandates at my church. They roped off pews to help create a buffer of space but people will still step over and sit in the vacant rows. It's a small congregation so they're prolly spacing themselves out more than cramming into single rows. Part of it is people like sitting in a certain part of the sanctuary, if not the same seat, every Sunday and it can be a bit disorienting to sit in another area. I know I like where I sit cuz it tends to be a kid-free zone. They were going to remove the mandate a little bit ago but then like half the church got it since this summer, when many had managed to avoid it up to that point. People are pretty respectful about it but once service is over and everyone gabs in the lobby or outside in front of the bldg on their way out, the masks all come off except for the elderly. We have some seniors and immuno compromised people who only attend online. A couple of the seniors who've recently got it have been careful and isolated but grandkids come and boom, they're hit. We've had some former members who died from it but they had moved long ago and were pretty elderly. Those who knew them were bummed of course but it wasn't as bad as when someone who's still worshipping has passed.

I still mask up when going out. Like when I enter a grocery store, Target or Costco. I'll definitely be the exception. It's really not such a big deal to me. I just think I'd feel stupid for getting it and then wonder in the back of my head had I taken the 2 second precaution I had been doing would that have helped prevent it?? I had been wearing a mask at the gym and use hand sanitizer. Through August, I noticed a lot of people were good about wiping stuff off after use. Not everyone but ldk, like 4 outta 5. I was away for month or so and when I went just late morning yesterday, it seemed like only 1 outta 5 were cleaning after themselves. I had been huffin' & puffin' my last two times there and had to de-mask during cardio. As long as I don't futz with it and touch it with germy hands, it's better than nothing. But I have adjusted it w/out thinking and faux warning light will go off in my head, like noticing I had my elbows on the table and I think, well, you're toast now.

I went on vacation and saw finally saw a football game at The Big House, and hit a few tourist spots and went to a few different major league baseball parks for games and managed to stay safe. I think I had a mask on much of the time but definitely not always. I'd take it off to eat a hotdog or drink my coke and then think I'm exposed now, I might as well leave it off but still ended up putting it back on. Stadium cups now generally have lids that also serve as your sippy cup straw for drinking. If I see the attendant hasn't put their paws all over the opening I'll use it. Going out to restaurants, I'll still request a straw instead of drinking out the glass. Even if I order a beer. When I've gone to movies, depending on spacing, I'll take my mask off. I haven't purchased popcorn in awhile. Last year or maybe it was earlier this year I think some theaters were like mask or proof of vax but they've long since been checking. I think it's much easier to sit with a mask on when it's foreign flick where you're generally more quiet and focused on reading than your average popcorn marvel flick.

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