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

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The Kaiser Health Organization from Oakland, California with over 300,000 employees hopes doctors are upfront about side effects from the COVID-19 vaccinations.

According to their studies, sides effects include chills, headache, fever, and arm pain.

Kaiser is afraid the vaccination will earn a bad reputation because of side effects.
Any vaccination I get generally gives me these side effects. Yep your arm is tender for a couple of days and you may feel slightly under the weather shortly after. If someone is afraid of these side effects, then wimp.

Any more serious reactions, such as difficulty breathing you should seek doctor's advice.
 

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Here's a quick tidbit of info: adults should have their vaccinations updated about every 10 years.

I also paid to have shingles vaccine several years ago b/c one of my clients' visitor came down with shingles shortly after visiting. I spoke with my doctor and, since I'd had shingles as a kid and because of the medically vulnerable adults I work with, it was suggested that I get it.

I had to pay b/c the govt only gives it free to people over 65. And then I found out that the shot was $200 when I went in to get it. And further insult, maybe 6 months later a better vaccine came out.:worry:
 

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Any vaccination I get generally gives me these side effects. Yep your arm is tender for a couple of days and you may feel slightly under the weather shortly after. If someone is afraid of these side effects, then wimp.
I just have a tender arm, no other side effects. The only time I was seriously wounded was about 5 years ago when I had the flu and pneumonia jab at the same time, in the same arm about an inch apart. Could barely use my arm for about 3 days.
 

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I have had a week of raised hopes followed by reality checks.

It has dawned on me that the UK will be in a form of lockdown until May at least, and that to make the most of it, I need to go back to my mentality of the second month of the spring lockdown.
Make use of what time I have to read, watch films, and perhaps learn a little of one subject.
Just be happy with that, and keep expectations of socialising to a minimum.

(My first month of lockdown was a primtive state of collecting food and survival kit.)
 
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The Kaiser Health Organization from Oakland, California with over 300,000 employees hopes doctors are upfront about side effects from the COVID-19 vaccinations.
According to their studies, sides effects include chills, headache, fever, and arm pain.
Here's what a variety of medical folks have related to the CDC's committee on vaccinations ...
Covid-19 vaccine no 'walk in the park,' CDC committee told

Americans need to be prepared for the possibility that they may feel a little unwell after they get a coronavirus vaccine, if one is authorized, members of a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee said Monday.

The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices met to discuss whether to recommend use of any Covid-19 vaccine that the US Food and Drug Administration might authorize.

Volunteers in vaccine trials have reported they frequently feel flu-like effects after getting vaccinated, and members of the ACIP -- as well as liaison representatives who take part in the discussion -- said that could affect people's willingness to get vaccinated in the first place, or to get the second dose of the two-vaccine regimen.

"As a practicing physician, I have got to be sure my patients will come back for the second dose. We really have got to make patients aware that this is not going to be a walk in the park," Dr. Sandra Fryhofer of the Emory University School of Medicine, representing the American Medical Association, told the meeting. ...

"They are going to know they got a vaccine. They are not going to feel wonderful."

The whole point of vaccination is to cause an immune response in the body and that can sometimes cause flu-like symptoms such as body aches, or even fever and a headache.

Patricia Stinchfield of Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, representing the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, said providers must be ready to explain this to people getting any vaccine.

"These are immune responses, so if you feel something after vaccination, you should expect to feel that. And when you do, it's normal that you have some arm soreness or some fatigue or some body aches or even some fever," Stinchfield told the meeting. Some people may feel bad enough to need to stay home from work for a day, she said. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/23/health/covid-vaccine-acip-meeting-discussion/index.html
 

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Yes, sounds like a normal vaccine to me.
Just had my flu shot yesterday. That arm immediately started tingling and now I feel tired beyond belief some 24 hours later. That’ll be my body working with the vaccine getting ready to fight off the flu (hopefully). And the needle was six foot long and all the microchips in the vaccine made it difficult to flow into my arm.
 

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I have had a week of raised hopes followed by reality checks.

It has dawned on me that the UK will be in a form of lockdown until May at least, and that to make the most of it, I need to go back to my mentality of the second month of the spring lockdown.
Make use of what time I have to read, watch films, and perhaps learn a little of one subject.
Just be happy with that, and keep expectations of socialising to a minimum.

(My first month of lockdown was a primtive state of collecting food and survival kit.)
I wouldn’t be going anywhere at Christmas in any case but I’m pretty fed up with being in a lockdown since March. I was literally just due to come out of a 4 week period of isolation as preparation and recuperation for my eye op when I was dunked straight into this latest one. While all this has been going on, I’ve been watching anti-maskers and now anti-vaxxers protesting and the information on the spread doesn’t seem to be any further forward. All information is either contradictory or being disputed by someone. But as long as I’m in bed by 10, covid can’t get me.
It’s inevitable there’ll be another spike - or 3rd wave (viruses love surfing waves) after Christmas and I suspect the lockdown will give way to adopting a strict tier system, effectively another lockdown for most of the country. To think that everyone is going to go out blinking into the sunlight of next year and get their jab and things will be back to normal by summer next year is wishful thinking imo. The economic fallout alone will be pretty devastating for some time to come and there isn’t a mask to prevent that. I’m well cheesed-off with the whole thing.

Lockdowns - 0/5 Stars.
 

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Just had my flu shot yesterday. That arm immediately started tingling and now I feel tired beyond belief some 24 hours later. That’ll be my body working with the vaccine getting ready to fight off the flu (hopefully). And the needle was six foot long and all the microchips in the vaccine made it difficult to flow into my arm.
Don't they know that all those microchips can cause an embolism?
 

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Perhaps that’s what they are counting on? One less member of the human race...
You have reminded of something I watched early in our story.

Although strictly 'conspiracy' and I was going to post the link there and cross reference here, I'm not sure such is necessary for a, 'one off' and really don't want to give this credence.

Simply, it's a here under, 'Personal Notes', as I came across it back in April and... err... bloody 'ell...!! :omg::pop:

So, you were saying about one less member (selectively targeted) of the...

https://globalnews.ca/news/6793754/roseanne-barr-coronavirus-conspiracy/amp/

[Edited to add 'selectively targeted']
 
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You have reminded of something I watched early in our story.

Although strictly 'conspiracy' and I was going to post the link there and cross reference here, I'm not sure such is necessary for a, 'one off' and really don't want to give this credence.

Simply, it's a here under, 'Personal Notes', as I came across it back in April and... err... bloody 'ell...!! :omg::pop:

So, you were saying about one less member (selectively targeted) of the...

https://globalnews.ca/news/6793754/roseanne-barr-coronavirus-conspiracy/amp/

[Edited to add 'selectively targeted']
She seems to have disappeared down several rabbit holes to put it politely.
 

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The Kaiser Health Organization from Oakland, California with over 300,000 employees hopes doctors are upfront about side effects from the COVID-19 vaccinations.

According to their studies, sides effects include chills, headache, fever, and arm pain.

Kaiser is afraid the vaccination will earn a bad reputation because of side effects.
Well, again people are unrealistic. All vaccinations, as far as I know, can have side effects. The question is - how often and how severe? If it's in 0.0001% of cases and the subject will recover quickly, it's just another minor hazard of life.
 

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Any vaccination I get generally gives me these side effects. Yep your arm is tender for a couple of days and you may feel slightly under the weather shortly after. If someone is afraid of these side effects, then wimp.

Any more serious reactions, such as difficulty breathing you should seek doctor's advice.

There are those of us who have medical conditions for which any 'assault' (for want of a better word) on our bodies, any extra physical stress, can cause flare-ups. This 'assault' can include having a vaccination. A "tender arm" might not be much for you, but for someone already suffering daily pain then it's quite a bit different. These flare-ups not only cause pain, but fatigue. In some cases flare-ups can last for months. Not wanting any additional pain on top of what we already have to cope with, isn't being a wimp.

Yes, you might argue that getting the flu (or covid) could also cause a flare-up - and while that's true, there's only the possibility of catching the flu/covid, whereas the decision to have the vaccine is more definite.

I know you probably didn't mean any ill-will with what you posted, but please remember that we're not all the same. :)
 

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There are those of us who have medical conditions for which any 'assault' (for want of a better word) on our bodies, any extra physical stress, can cause flare-ups. This 'assault' can include having a vaccination. A "tender arm" might not be much for you, but for someone already suffering daily pain then it's quite a bit different. These flare-ups not only cause pain, but fatigue. In some cases flare-ups can last for months. Not wanting any additional pain on top of what we already have to cope with, isn't being a wimp.

Yes, you might argue that getting the flu (or covid) could also cause a flare-up - and while that's true, there's only the possibility of catching the flu/covid, whereas the decision to have the vaccine is more definite.

I know you probably didn't mean any ill-will with what you posted, but please remember that we're not all the same. :)
No, Zebs, I did not. I am commenting on generally healthy people and the idea that symptoms such as described would scare them from getting a vaccine. Vaccines do not only protect those who get them, but also protect those who cannot take them.
 

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No, Zebs, I did not. I am commenting on generally healthy people and the idea that symptoms such as described would scare them from getting a vaccine. Vaccines do not only protect those who get them, but also protect those who cannot take them.
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Anyone having COVID depression and “cabin fever “ ?
Yes.

But I resolved to make the most of the time alone.
I genuinely used to regret the lack of time available, during the working week, for reading books and watching films.
Now I have more time, not loads, but more time than before, so I regard it as an opportunity.
 

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AstraZeneca says oops ! sorry !

In their trial studies in the UK and Brazil, their filling equipment made errors, and one study group only got half the required dose.

AstraZeneca claims it put them in a state of uncertainty because the people with the dosing error seemed to have an unexpected better response to the virus.
 

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As I predicted, our town is going straight from lockdown into tier 3 lockdown. So really no change at all.
Totally, totally pissed off now.
 

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Been having flu jabs most years for ages, and only one time did I get the yucky side effects of feeling feverish and drained, passed after 36 hours. I guess it was the particular strain(s) for that year, 2013 I think.
 

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Been having flu jabs most years for ages, and only one time did I get the yucky side effects of feeling feverish and drained, passed after 36 hours. I guess it was the particular strain(s) for that year, 2013 I think.
I've received a letter saying I qualify for a free flu jab. I'm all for it except I'm possibly about to start being trained up for a new job and I don't want any side effects to mess up my chances ..
 

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I've received a letter saying I qualify for a free flu jab. I'm all for it except I'm possibly about to start being trained up for a new job and I don't want any side effects to mess up my chances ..
I got one of those too, looking a lot more official/officious than the usual reminder. I think I'll just ignore it.
 

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I'm sort of the opposite - every year from around this time or a bit earlier, my repeat prescription form has a note printed on it about flu vaccination clinics. Which I always ignore anyway, but this year they haven't printed that on them.

Maybe they've given up asking me :hahazebs:
 
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