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I just found out a good friend of mine got COVID in the fall while getting radiation treatment for cancer. Got it from his stepson, who was exposed and his deadbeat father didn't bother telling them.

He's fine now, but his wife got it really bad, which put them in a bind for a few days.

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9 hours ago, Kacie said:

I could name the dozen or so friends, family and colleagues that had significant side effects from the second shot.  But mostly the CDC form I was given lists a multitude of side effects and your chances of having them after the second shot.  Many of them were in the 50% or higher range.

I guess we have different definitions of "horror stories". Some of the ridiculous stuff I see on social media is only going to prevent herd immunity. Yeah, sure, there are side effects. But if enough of us soldier thru 2 days of feeling yucky, we may end up saving 100's of 1000's lives. I say that's a good trade off.

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1 hour ago, Sports_Freak said:

I guess we have different definitions of "horror stories". Some of the ridiculous stuff I see on social media is only going to prevent herd immunity. Yeah, sure, there are side effects. But if enough of us soldier thru 2 days of feeling yucky, we may end up saving 100's of 1000's lives. I say that's a good trade off.

Yup. The ol' exaggeration for dramatic effect. My friend almost died of pneumonia due to covid, but please tell me the horror stories of people feeling achy for a day. 

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7 hours ago, Yoda said:

Yup. The ol' exaggeration for dramatic effect. My friend almost died of pneumonia due to covid, but please tell me the horror stories of people feeling achy for a day. 

I usually wouldn't care a bit what someone says or does. But if these "stories" keep making the rounds, eventually a variant will pop up that the vaccine won't work against. And the power or suggestion is.....powerful. If enough people tell you you'll get sick from the vaccine, your mind may just make you sick.

I'll tell you what, this virus has brought out the worst in Americans. Does anyone stop and consider how our fathers/grandfathers felt about storming Normandy? What if they all decided it wasn't worth the risk of getting killed to fight in the war? We would all be speaking German right now. <rant over>

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9 minutes ago, Sports_Freak said:

I usually wouldn't care a bit what someone says or does. But if these "stories" keep making the rounds, eventually a variant will pop up that the vaccine won't work against. And the power or suggestion is.....powerful. If enough people tell you you'll get sick from the vaccine, your mind may just make you sick.

I'll tell you what, this virus has brought out the worst in Americans. Does anyone stop and consider how our fathers/grandfathers felt about storming Normandy? What if they all decided it wasn't worth the risk of getting killed to fight in the war? We would all be speaking German right now. <rant over>

Oh, for FFS, talk about over reacting.  I work in health care, I have 3 offices and at 2 of the offices the girls decided to go together for their first vaccines (and scheduled their second vaccines together).  One of the nurses there told them about how extremely ill they would be after the second injection to the point it left many of them upset and reluctant to get second one.  My BIL and daughter both had severe enough side effects (fever/chills/headache/diarrhea) that they had to miss work/school the next day.  I need a minimum number of staff to have the office function for the day.  Obviously, it's costly to lose an entire day of production.  I'm just trying to get an idea if the major side effects are the exception or the rule and what kind of plans I have to have in place and if the schedule needs to be adjusted accordingly.

I'm extremely pro vaccine to the point where I had to offer money to my reluctant staff members to entice them to go.

So y'all can unclench and give your Nazi Germany rant to someone else.  

Thanks for your response, Oblong, that was the type of information I was looking for.

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2 hours ago, Kacie said:

Oh, for FFS, talk about over reacting.  I work in health care, I have 3 offices and at 2 of the offices the girls decided to go together for their first vaccines (and scheduled their second vaccines together).  One of the nurses there told them about how extremely ill they would be after the second injection to the point it left many of them upset and reluctant to get second one.  My BIL and daughter both had severe enough side effects (fever/chills/headache/diarrhea) that they had to miss work/school the next day.  I need a minimum number of staff to have the office function for the day.  Obviously, it's costly to lose an entire day of production.  I'm just trying to get an idea if the major side effects are the exception or the rule and what kind of plans I have to have in place and if the schedule needs to be adjusted accordingly.

I'm extremely pro vaccine to the point where I had to offer money to my reluctant staff members to entice them to go.

So y'all can unclench and give your Nazi Germany rant to someone else.  

Thanks for your response, Oblong, that was the type of information I was looking for.

Well, you're the one who said you heard "horror" stories about vaccine reactions. My definition of a horror story is almost 500,000 people dead from a virus. Fevers, chills and headaches? Doesn't sound so horrible to me but I guess we all have different definitions of horror. 

I've even read there's people spreading rumors that Hank Aaron died from the vaccine reaction. How horrible.

https://noqreport.com/2021/01/22/mlb-legend-hank-aaron-dies-two-weeks-after-getting-covid-19-vaccine/

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1 hour ago, Sports_Freak said:

Well, you're the one who said you heard "horror" stories about vaccine reactions. My definition of a horror story is almost 500,000 people dead from a virus. Fevers, chills and headaches? Doesn't sound so horrible to me but I guess we all have different definitions of horror. 

I've even read there's people spreading rumors that Hank Aaron died from the vaccine reaction. How horrible.

https://noqreport.com/2021/01/22/mlb-legend-hank-aaron-dies-two-weeks-after-getting-covid-19-vaccine/

I don’t think she was implying that taking the vaccine wasn’t a good idea compared to the alternative, even with the side effects. She was just curious on feedback from people here so she can continue planning for her situation.  

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7 minutes ago, Oblong said:

I don’t think she was implying that taking the vaccine wasn’t a good idea compared to the alternative, even with the side effects. She was just curious on feedback from people here so she can continue planning for her situation.  

Well, after seeing the conspiracy theorists telling people not to get this dangerous vaccine on facebook, I'm convinced we're all at risk from misinformation. The virus, left unchecked, will eventually mutate into a variant that won't be effected by the vaccine. Facebook is full of people calling the vaccines side effects deadly. Even though millions of doses have been administered. So when people say they've heard horror stories about the vaccine, I immediately think what could happen if 35% of the population doesn't take the vaccine. How many people have died from the vaccine?

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1 minute ago, Sports_Freak said:

Well, after seeing the conspiracy theorists telling people not to get this dangerous vaccine on facebook, I'm convinced we're all at risk from misinformation. The virus, left unchecked, will eventually mutate into a variant that won't be effected by the vaccine. Facebook is full of people calling the vaccines side effects deadly. Even though millions of doses have been administered. So when people say they've heard horror stories about the vaccine, I immediately think what could happen if 35% of the population doesn't take the vaccine. How many people have died from the vaccine?

Facebook is full of foreign actors propagating stuff to disrupt our country.  

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52 minutes ago, ROMAD1 said:

One day in and my reactions are tracking.  A bit of lymph node swelling.  No real headache.  The arm ache was non-limiting. 

My arm doesn’t hurt at all. I did experience some chills during the night, and woke up generally achy this morning.  This is dissipating as the day goes on. 
 

So, mild reaction.  Wouldn’t have stopped me from going to work today if that was in my schedule. But I am kind of happy I do have a day to recover and don’t need to go into work till tomorrow. My second shot schedule is also on Saturday, which will give me again a day and a half to recover, if I do have any side effects.

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8 minutes ago, smr-nj said:

My arm doesn’t hurt at all. I did experience some chills during the night, and woke up generally achy this morning.  This is dissipating as the day goes on. 
 

So, mild reaction.  Wouldn’t have stopped me from going to work today if that was in my schedule. But I am kind of happy I do have a day to recover and don’t need to go into work till tomorrow. My second shot schedule is also on Saturday, which will give me again a day and a half to recover, if I do have any side effects.

Shoveling of snow not limited by any of mine.   It has not slowed my playing of computer games at all.

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33 minutes ago, smr-nj said:

My arm doesn’t hurt at all. I did experience some chills during the night, and woke up generally achy this morning.  This is dissipating as the day goes on. 
 

So, mild reaction.  Wouldn’t have stopped me from going to work today if that was in my schedule. But I am kind of happy I do have a day to recover and don’t need to go into work till tomorrow. My second shot schedule is also on Saturday, which will give me again a day and a half to recover, if I do have any side effects.

 

23 minutes ago, ROMAD1 said:

Shoveling of snow not limited by any of mine.   It has not slowed my playing of computer games at all.

That's good to hear. I usually have pretty bad reactions to vaccines (and all meds) but I would get my vaccine right now if it were available. How are we going to convince the anti-vaxxers? There are way more than any of us would believe. I personally know 2 of them and trying to even discuss it with them is immediately shut down. Not even open for discussion. I tell you, we're doomed.

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I had body aches but asp worked out afterwards and had been on my feet all day and outside on the days I got it so I wasn’t sure if it was from the shot or that.  Either way nothing to give a second thought too. 
 

im giving blood again in 2 weeks and am curious to see what my antibody levels show.  

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1 hour ago, Oblong said:

I don’t think she was implying that taking the vaccine wasn’t a good idea compared to the alternative, even with the side effects. She was just curious on feedback from people here so she can continue planning for her situation.  

She wasn't, but she was exaggerating the side effects. Having flu-like symptoms for a day isn't a "horror story" and only serves to scare people. I do think people should and need to be informed, but dramatizing it is silly. 

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38 minutes ago, Yoda said:

She wasn't, but she was exaggerating the side effects. Having flu-like symptoms for a day isn't a "horror story" and only serves to scare people. I do think people should and need to be informed, but dramatizing it is silly. 

It's more than silly. I'm not saying her, but other large groups of people are going to refuse the vaccine. The misinformation being spread about it may drop the participation level below herd immunity levels. They just guess when they say 70% of the population, right? Maybe we can reach it at 65%?

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I am not sure initial reactions are high on people’s list of not wanting to get it.  It’s somewhere after government tyranny, Bill Gates, microchips, and not trusting “big pharmaceutical”.  We have a friend who has a PhD in an advanced mathematical field and an engineer that thinks we need to test it for 7 years and that letting covid spread unfettered to really fix the situation. 

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24 minutes ago, Oblong said:

I am not sure initial reactions are high on people’s list of not wanting to get it.  It’s somewhere after government tyranny, Bill Gates, microchips, and not trusting “big pharmaceutical”.  We have a friend who has a PhD in an advanced mathematical field and an engineer that thinks we need to test it for 7 years and that letting covid spread unfettered to really fix the situation. 

That's a good point. 

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