- Sep 10, 2003
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In-House GP had his second dose of Pfizer today. Came in, lay on the sofa, and remarked upon a metallic taste in his mouth. He's now up to a sore arm as well.
12 hours later and I haven't either .. I broke my own rules of never talking about covid with my customers today because one customer who is/was anti vax asked me about my jab .. "I didn't even feel it .. it goes into your muscle and not a vein .. hopefully I wont get the sudden urge to start buying Microsoft products () .. erm? .. I've been told of the possible side effects by the doctor so I've got paracetamol prepped in case I get a headache tomorrow .. she says I wouldn't need asprin because I'm on blood thinners anyway .. I'll let you know how I get on." .. he said he's considering getting the jab now .. I told him that's up to him.I haven’t had any symptoms at all.
The 'brown note' / brown noise topic has been discussed in:
The NHS have put many needles in me in the past and I have to confess I'm struggling to see the entry point now the injection has happened .. I can see a tiny red spot that I assume was it .. I've only ever had needles in me through veins or my stomach area before and they usually cause some kind of visible mark. New to me.Oh, well I guess I'll have to be shamelessly engorged for that 'un.
"You are a professional, aren't you?" I ask.
"A professional *what*?" They respond.
Sorry mate, they only pretended to give it to you.The NHS have put many needles in me in the past and I have to confess I'm struggling to see the entry point now the injection has happened .. I can see a tiny red spot that I assume was it .. I've only ever had needles in me through veins or my stomach area before and the usually cause some kind of visible mark. New to me.
I dunno. I think these people are nuts enough that all bets are off, when it comes to logic. To watch people die in their hundreds of thousands then photo an empty hospital corridor to claim covid doesn't exist - your connection with reality is already a bit challenged, eh? I wouldn't expect logic, there.Surely a really, real covid denier wouldn't get the vaccination because they really believe it's not real.
A covid denier that does get the jab can't, by definition, be a covid denier. They could be an erstwhile denier that has changed their stance due to facts, fear or foreboding, or they could be a wind-up merchant that has believed all along but enjoys being contrary.
What we do know, though, is that there's a virus going around that has killed some people, badly compromised the health of others and made me feel shit.
As a general thing, i think it is more about protecting others from ourselves, the fit and healthy are at a much lower risk of sever symptoms or death from complications arising from covid, but anyone can be a carrier, if the vaccination give us an immunity from catching and spreading the disease to the more vulnerable then i feel we all have a resposibility to have the jab when offered, but thats just my opinion.In no rush to have a jab.
Don't feel I need it.
Also, if vulnerable people have been vaccinated who will pose a threat to them?So in reality the assumption that those not being vaccinated are putting others at risk, due to their selfishness, does not hold water.
It really is a bit more nuanced than this though isn't it.To watch people die in their hundreds of thousands then photo an empty hospital corridor to claim covid doesn't exist - your connection with reality is already a bit challenged, eh? I wouldn't expect logic, there.
Yeah...and I'll catch catch heat for the last couple of posts.Thing is though that we are just covering old ground - whether you are a fervent, zealous, adherent and 'believer' of all things covid related, or a rational, sceptical, 'denier', each are in an entrenched position and very unlikely to change their opinion, regardless of what information and/or science is presented to either support or disprove them.
What I do find though is that I can happily and calmly accept someone going along with the wearing of masks, and the distancing, and the vaccine etc etc etc (I don't bother with any of it meself) and I don't get angry with them, if that's what they want to do then that's absolutely fine.
Much like 'free speech' - I might not necessarily agree with your point of view on something but I will 100% support (and defend) your right to express your opinion.
However, I see repeatedly that those on that side of the fence tend to get irritable and 'shouty' when dealing with people who have a different opinion to them.