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Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
I got a flu shot and a Pfizer covid the other day. One in each arm. One arm went slightly numb for a few hours, the other one ached for a day. Otherwise nothing to report.
Which one caused the numb arm?
     
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Which one caused the numb arm?
I'm reasonably sure flu was the numbness though it was a small area and didn't last long. Maybe a day. The ache was more noticeable and lasted a day and a half. Maybe two.
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On Friday evening, I got the bivalent booster (Pfizer) and flu shots. Different arms for each. No overt reactions to report after 3 days. Super mild ache in the booster arm - only detectable if I lifted it overhead. Nothing detectable at all in the flu arm.

I do usually get shots in the evening, so I can sleep through any symptoms. Maybe that helped.
     
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Got boosted a month or two ago, was tired that day but no soreness or anything.
     
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Last Friday, our son got his first booster - he had the two original shots back when “not elderly or chronically ill people first were authorized. And the booster kicked his kiester for several days, basically the whole weekend.

He needed a vaccination record for his new job and couldn’t find his original. I advised him to go to a local pharmacy for the booster, and they would at least give him a new record with the booster as the first entry. Instead, they looked up his records electronically and created a new record complete with his original two shots and the booster. And his new record is sitting safely in our document safe, along with his birth certificate and Social Security card…. Thus several birds were smote with a single stone.

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Nov 17, 2022, 10:37 PM
 
Illinois is surprisingly not bad on this front. The Department of Public Health has digital vaccination cards. They have the mother of all QR codes on them, which I assume is for for verification, and it can be used with Apple Health/Wallet.
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Nov 17, 2022, 11:06 PM
 
Got another close Covid impact: a colleague of mine with whom I spent half day yesterday discussing (masked with the exception of lunch) tested positive for Covid. This is the third time this happened to me, and I know my luck will run out eventually. I will get tested now and I will retest in a few days.

Also, I found out that Japan's Covid tracking app service was shut down last week! (I checked earlier this week and when I launched it today, it informed me that was shut down. WTF.)
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Several countries are making the discovery that even when dropping isolation and masking requirements, incidence is actually *dropping*. Probably at least in part because, due to less testing, infections simply aren’t being reported — but certainly also (anecdotally verified) because infections are increasingly difficult to distinguish from just regular seasonal colds. I know that my second round just felt like an annoying cold.
Add to that lower virus counts for those reïnfected and thus a fair likelihood of tests not actually revealing an infection (my second infection was a very faint positive line on a single test over a week), it’s simply starting to feel a bit less urgent.

What happens when we get new variants that are more severe, I don’t know, of course.
     
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Variants tend to get less severe as time goes by. We think of viruses as an enemy that wants to kill or hurt us but in evolutionary terms success for a virus looks like maximum transmission, minimum harm to the host. A virus that kills its hosts quickly won't spread. A virus that makes its host horrendously ill has a host that doesn't travel much and gets avoided by other potential hosts. These are dead ends. New variants are emerging that can dodge the tests and the vaccines but they don't seem to be killing people or causing the same long term issues like the earlier ones did.
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I agree with you. However, Japan is behind. My employer won’t let me go to the office until Thursday — even if I test negative. My wife, daughter and I have tested negative. My wife’s PCR test also came back negative. I’m still waiting for mine. Funnily enough, our as-of-yet unvaccinated daughter had some Covid antibodies. (Our Covid rapid test checks for antigen and antibodies). It seems she has been exposed to Covid at some point.
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Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
Variants tend to get less severe as time goes by. We think of viruses as an enemy that wants to kill or hurt us but in evolutionary terms success for a virus looks like maximum transmission, minimum harm to the host. A virus that kills its hosts quickly won't spread. A virus that makes its host horrendously ill has a host that doesn't travel much and gets avoided by other potential hosts. These are dead ends. New variants are emerging that can dodge the tests and the vaccines but they don't seem to be killing people or causing the same long term issues like the earlier ones did.
TEND TO. Not always. Could go the other way any day now. And I really, really want it to. So sick of all these selfish fucks that didn't give a shit about anyone else, or denied the data anyway. It's still killing people at an UNDEREPORTED amount of 300+ a day.

For perspective, 9/11 was 3000. So every 10 days, we lose a 9/11s worth of people. But keep going into work. Keep going out to eat. Keep spending money. It's only the first winter where everyone will be inside, everything will be open, and nobody is masking. What could go wrong. Please go wrong. Fuck most people.
     
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TEND TO. Not always. Could go the other way any day now. And I really, really want it to. So sick of all these selfish fucks that didn't give a shit about anyone else.
"I'm so mad at all of these selfish people that are only thinking of themselves and are only doing what's best for them personally. Why won't everyone else think of me and do what's best for me personally?"
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It's only the first winter where ... nobody is masking.
I'm still masking in stores and other public places. At least until Friday. That will be 2 weeks since my bivalent booster. I plan to try maskless in public then. That said, I don't go to a lot of public places.
     
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Nov 21, 2022, 06:07 PM
 
I have decided I'm immortal. Presumably due to my high cheese consumption.
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Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
Variants tend to get less severe as time goes by. We think of viruses as an enemy that wants to kill or hurt us but in evolutionary terms success for a virus looks like maximum transmission, minimum harm to the host.
Over generations, on average.

If you look at influenza, that's been around for millennia. But every once in a while, there's another strain that's WAY worse than others have been in a long time, and it wipes out a sizeable percentage of infected. And we really don't know the potential of SARS-CoV-2 yet.
     
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So I dodged the Covid bullet again. My PCR test also came back negative. I will retest tomorrow, but none of us are showing symptoms.

On the other hand, I was unable to dodge my son’s bronchitis — win some, lose some.
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I have decided I'm immortal. Presumably due to my high cheese consumption.
Gotta highlight this. Cheese is important.
     
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Gotta highlight this. Cheese is important.
There was a study a few years back that correlated cheese consumption against life expectancy. Turns out there is a statistically significant correlation between eating more cheese and being less susceptible to dying for any reason at all. Including getting hit by buses etc. So I figure if you eat enough cheese...
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Do you have a link to this study? I hadn't heard of it - it sounds promising.

or secretly paid for by pizza delivery companies...
     
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Nov 22, 2022, 10:19 AM
 
It was actually the consumption of cheese vs. death by becoming entangled in bedsheets:

https://tylervigen.com/view_correlation?id=7

95% correlation.

Other marvellous Spurious Correlations here: https://www.tylervigen.com/spurious-correlations

Also: "Study" gnihihihihi
     
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Do you have a link to this study? I hadn't heard of it - it sounds promising.

or secretly paid for by pizza delivery companies...
Maybe Polish pizza companies

https://www.sciencedaily.com/release...0828085914.htm
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“That which does not kill me mutates and tries again.” Just sayin’. So far, my wife and I have had FIVE shots; the original two-shot Pfizer start, then three boosters (so far).

Oh and we got our flu shots yesterday, and had no noticeable issues. Yay us.

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"I'm so mad at all of these selfish people that are only thinking of themselves and are only doing what's best for them personally. Why won't everyone else think of me and do what's best for me personally?"
I hope half of humanity is in the ground next year. We could have unified and stopped this but MUh FREEDUMBS. All these people who barely passed high school are now experts in the microbiology field, as well as smarter than doctors, scientists, geopolitical scholars, etc etc etc.

Fuck them. They are asking for it and I'll be celebrating.
     
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Originally Posted by MacNNFamous View Post
I hope half of humanity is in the ground next year. We could have unified and stopped this but MUh FREEDUMBS. All these people who barely passed high school are now experts in the microbiology field, as well as smarter than doctors, scientists, geopolitical scholars, etc etc etc.

Fuck them. They are asking for it and I'll be celebrating.
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Nov 28, 2022, 06:21 PM
 
Well now I finally have covid. This displeases me. Clearly I've not eaten enough cheese recently.
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Nov 28, 2022, 07:01 PM
 
If you're up-to-date on your shots, it should be no big deal. Typical cold symptoms at worst.

If you've had no shots, believe in Trump, and own a pickup with dual flagpoles at the back, we will miss you.
     
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If you're up-to-date on your shots, it should be no big deal. Typical cold symptoms at worst.

If you've had no shots, believe in Trump, and own a pickup with dual flagpoles at the back, we will miss you.
Yeah its not that bad. Just feel bleh.
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