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Re: Advance Planning for Covid Redux: What We Had, What We Needed

March 11th, 2021, 11:01 am

Speaking of AstraZeneca, https://www.nrk.no/urix/danmark-stanser ... 1.15412462
(Denmark puts vaccinating with it on hold because of blood clot reports.)
 
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Re: Advance Planning for Covid Redux: What We Had, What We Needed

March 11th, 2021, 12:03 pm

Yes, following that issue and other question marks, like anomalies that are turning up on mammograms after some vaccinations. Do the lumps disappear over time or...?

With all the vax choices, good to consider carefully, especially knowing that this set of vaccines could already be obsolete, as you noted.
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Re: Advance Planning for Covid Redux: What We Had, What We Needed

March 11th, 2021, 4:39 pm

Useful article - kind of have to laugh at the subtitle, but still - some good links and general overview.

COVID vaccines and safety: what the research says - Nature February 16

"It is clear that coronavirus vaccines are safe and effective, but as more are rolled out, researchers are learning about the extent and nature of side effects."

So, what is clear is that it is clearly not fully understood... : )

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Re: Advance Planning for Covid Redux: What We Had, What We Needed

March 11th, 2021, 11:48 pm

Yeah, also the reporting pattern changes when people are concerned about side effects. Too many factors come into play... For now, the virus is a far better killer than the vaccines. If I were to be vaccinated, I'd rather be afraid to visit the spot with other people than the vaccine itself (even if I tend to develop strong allergic reactions).
I'm suspicious about AZ story, though. Not so long ago it became the bone of disagreement between the EU and the UK, immediately after which the information about the apparent lack of clinical trials in the elderly started to appear in the news. The vaccine itself looks very similar to others in its design, at least to the layman's eye. All the popular vaccines deliver the virus DNA to the body cell (either enclosed in a "benign" virus or some sort of a protein shell), where it is expressed into the spike protein and stimulates the immune response - or something like that (-: Doesn't sound like there's anything specific about AZ to cause the reported blood cloths.

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Re: Advance Planning for Covid Redux: What We Had, What We Needed

March 12th, 2021, 4:34 pm

Did they warn you about migges? Last year was the first in 30 years that I could sit outside in IRL w/o being eaten alive.
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Re: Advance Planning for Covid Redux: What We Had, What We Needed

March 14th, 2021, 4:23 pm

On a serious note (for a moment!):

I am doing some research on the various vaccines available and will be watching over time at reports of initial symptoms, prevalence, patterns, demographics, and any longer term, potentially hidden effects that may emerge. Not being paranoid, just want to be informed.

So, if any of you are also keeping an eye on vaccination information from decent sources, would be interested to know and share.

Anecdotally, but from multiple friends:

Pfizer: both shots, no symptoms beyond muscle soreness
Moderna: ditto for the first shot, but after the second: fever and chills. Take a Nyquil and sleep it off.

I've taken first Moderna, but will report if the second one holds to this pattern. 

Update: had the second Moderna on Friday. Some chills, but maybe no fever (took one reading, was normal) . 
Felt lousy/tired all day Saturday. Today (Sunday) feel back to normal. Glad that's done!
 
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Re: Advance Planning for Covid Redux: What We Had, What We Needed

March 14th, 2021, 8:46 pm

My mum (96) got her 2nd jab a few weeks. Says she feels great.
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Re: Advance Planning for Covid Redux: What We Had, What We Needed

March 14th, 2021, 11:11 pm

My mum (96) got her 2nd jab a few weeks. Says she feels great.
It sounds like they should extract small samples of her, grow them in a lab, and use that to fight all sorts of things!
 
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March 14th, 2021, 11:16 pm

My mum (96) got her 2nd jab a few weeks. Says she feels great.
It sounds like they should extract small samples of her, grow them in a lab, and use that to fight all sorts of things!
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March 16th, 2021, 8:18 pm

My mum (96) got her 2nd jab a few weeks. Says she feels great.
It sounds like they should extract small samples of her, grow them in a lab, and use that to fight all sorts of things!
Her own mother made it to 93!
On Mrs. Cuchulainn's side, her grandma lived to 103 and her brother to 104 (he lived in 3 centuries).

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Re: Advance Planning for Covid Redux: What We Had, What We Needed

March 17th, 2021, 12:05 am

Like my grandfathers mother - she outlived him by several years, never was she ill or took any medications (she taught me about herbs and natural medicine). They only could never tell her that her oldest son had died, because that would surely kill her. I won't mention the age at which she died as you wouldn't believe it (and it was likely incorrect - a local tradition).
 
 
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Re: Advance Planning for Covid Redux: What We Had, What We Needed

March 22nd, 2021, 10:38 am

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Re: Advance Planning for Covid Redux: What We Had, What We Needed

March 22nd, 2021, 10:52 am

Aliter, a small number of authors is also not a panacea.

https://arxiv.org/pdf/1706.04702.pdf
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Re: Advance Planning for Covid Redux: What We Had, What We Needed

March 22nd, 2021, 10:52 am

Aliter, a small number of authors is also not a panacea.

https://arxiv.org/pdf/1706.04702.pdf
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