COVID-19: How Are You? (Your Personal Notes; Queries; Reports)

brownmane

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Talking to a friend, he said the booster 3rd dose vaccination planned in the UK for over 50s will be either Pfizer or Moderna. Astra Zeneca won’t be available either because it’s not medically recommended or whatever stock is around is being sent abroad for other countries. You won’t get a choice.

This was news to me. I haven’t read up on the pros & cons of mixing vaccines so am not sure what I think of it. Anyone here got a view? - preferably informed by reputable medical sources.

Having had the AZ vaccine I’d have gone for that but maybe it's not so effective in 3 doses. There is also the blood clotting issue but from what I’ve read that’s very minimal statistically. Could it be that we’ve bought millions of doses of Pfizer & Moderna & need to use them up?
Canada mixed vaxs. I thought that I'd be mixed b/c of supply, but my brand came in time for my second dose. The gov't or health specialists - not sure, as the federal gov't distributed the vaxs to the provinces, and the provinces decided how to distribute to their population, so the sources of info are very confusing - decided to mix due to supply of the different brands, as well as the decision that risk of blood clots with AZ was greater than they were comfortable with.

This made the country a global outlier for doing this, at the time. Now poorer countries who have problems accessing vaccines are looking at doing this. So just watch Canadians closely for anything unusual:dunno::chuckle:
 

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I had the 'flu jab 3 days ago.
I wasn't even planning to have it, but visited my local Morrison's pharmacy for some routine medication and they advised that they'd received a shipment and I could be vaccinated there and then.

Last night I felt like I was starting a sore throat and the lymph nodes in my neck are a bit swollen today.
Hopefully will subside in another 24 hours.
I regard that as a small price to pay for avoiding the 'flu.
 

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I had the 'flu jab 3 days ago.
I wasn't even planning to have it, but visited my local Morrison's pharmacy for some routine medication and they advised that they'd received a shipment and I could be vaccinated there and then.

Last night I felt like I was starting a sore throat and the lymph nodes in my neck are a bit swollen today.
Hopefully will subside in another 24 hours.
I regard that as a small price to pay for avoiding the 'flu.
I avoid the flu by not catching it!
 

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Report from the retail front line: fewer and fewer people are wearing masks.
Since July we had about 80% in favour of wearing one. I've just had a fortnight off work, got back, and it's down to maybe 10% still wearing one. Workforce are still wearing masks.
We're about to go into winter and I predict the incidence of colds and flu is going to skyrocket, unless the wearing of masks becomes mandatory again. I quietly wonder how many are going to get flu and say they've got Covid, they don't need to test, they know they've got Covid, it's much worse than any flu they've ever had, etc etc.
 

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I still put on a mask in shops etc & would if I went on public transport, under the ‘no harm in it’ protocol, setting aside how effective they are in terms of stopping Covid spread with regard to size of the virus.

It’s really not that much of an imposition & if it has even a small effect, seems worth it to me.
 

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I still put on a mask in shops etc & would if I went on public transport, under the ‘no harm in it’ protocol, setting aside how effective they are in terms of stopping Covid spread with regard to size of the virus.

It’s really not that much of an imposition & if it has even a small effect, seems worth it to me.
I also still wear a mask when in a shop or other enclosed space, may help against flu/colds etc if nothing else
 

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I still put on a mask in shops etc & would if I went on public transport, under the ‘no harm in it’ protocol, setting aside how effective they are in terms of stopping Covid spread with regard to size of the virus.

It’s really not that much of an imposition & if it has even a small effect, seems worth it to me.
Actually it's surprising how effective the plain surgical masks are, remembering that the virus travels in droplets of fluid. I can dig up the latest test results on mask materials if anyone after all this is not familiar with them. Had to tell a nice young man a few days ago that pulling up the neck of your turtleneck comes in dead last in stopping transmission of any germ whatsoever. Right with those pretty neck gaiters.
 

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Yes I think it's when you've had a really bad bout of flu it motivates you more than if you've either never had it or you haven't had it that badly.

The only problem with living like a hermit is whilst I was shopping after I got my jab, the bank thought someone had stolen my card and gone wild with it so they stopped it. It was so embarrassing as I was trying to get a little early Christmas shopping done. I was trying to buy a toy cat in Clinton's Cards at the time and I felt like a criminal when the card was rejected.... My bank is not used to my occasional splurges any more.

Anyway, all sorted now. I hope everyone here is fairly well and those that have Covid are getting better.
 

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Yes I think it's when you've had a really bad bout of flu it motivates you more than if you've either never had it or you haven't had it that badly.

The only problem with living like a hermit is whilst I was shopping after I got my jab, the bank thought someone had stolen my card and gone wild with it so they stopped it. It was so embarrassing as I was trying to get a little early Christmas shopping done. I was trying to buy a toy cat in Clinton's Cards at the time and I felt like a criminal when the card was rejected.... My bank is not used to my occasional splurges any more.

Anyway, all sorted now. I hope everyone here is fairly well and those that have Covid are getting better.
That's pretty funny. You'd think under the circumstances their computer would get it.
 

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What does the covid vaccination do for your love life ?
 

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I have a social predicament that is surely not unique.

A friend wants to go the cinema this week, to celebrate his birthday.
He's a good friend, and normally I would go along.

But the week after I have some vital work exams, which have to be taken in person, not online.

So I have decided to stay home all week, to minimise any risk of catching Covid.
Not that I would want to catch Covid anyway, but I want to maximise my chance of being fit and healthy to attend the exams
If I cannot take those exams, I have to apply for another test date at a later time, at my own expense, £250.

I am double vaccinated, and have considered going to the cinema wearing a mask through the whole film.

But I have decided to err on the side of caution.
I have told my friend we can celebrate after my exams.
I can tell my friend is not happy, would anyone here do any different?
 
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