The Medical Thread: Vaccine Search / Staying Healthy / Treatments Etc

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And on the lighter side…..

I was talking to my neighbor next door and he said that his son went to a bachelor party last night. The feature of the party was a urinal cake. I said, yuk. He said, it is not what you think, it was a chocolate cake that was in the shape of a urinal.

I guess they had a pissah of a time….🐸

I guess they deserve points for originality…….
 
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Got my booster today. Moderna (my first 2 doses were Pfizer). The closest/easiest place I could find Moderna was the Giant (big box grocery).....CVS is only doing Pfizer here. They were running 15 min behind and a bit disorganized, with not much space to wait (I stood outside the pharma line, near the doors, figured outside air would be good) but it's done. So far, just a sore arm but it's only been about 3 1/2 hours.

ETA: Now 24 hours post-booster. Started feeling worse late last night. Overnight had chills, fever, aches, arm on fire. This morning, my temp was 100 but has come down with Tylenol. Arm still sore and a bit swollen. But better than YKW, right?
 
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I got up early in the morning, queued up at 7am at a vaccination center at 30 degrees Fahrenheit, and there were already 50 people in front of me. The center opened at 9am and at 10:30am I received my Pfizer booster. I'm very relieved as the situation in my town is getting out of control.

I feel a bit tired now and I have a slight pain in the arm, but nothing serious.
 

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Mini Hedwig is now vaccinated 🙏🙏🙏

I thank all people in the health sector who are still fighting the pan demic in contrast to all the politicians in Germany at the moment.
Since the need to vaccinate children slipped the mind of all politicians in Germany, the vaccination is now allowed but no vials for children are available. I only got this appointment through contacts and we drove 1.5hours (which is long in Europe 😝) to Magdeburg

And the stupidity of people knows no boundaries.

While we were waiting in the practice two people came in to see the doctor in order to tell her personally that they are now under quarantine. 😱😱😱🙈🙈🙈🙉🙉🙉
 

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My granddaughter who will be twelve in July is sharing her thoughts about getting the adult vaccine dose in Juky, although she will have already gotten both doses of the pediatric strength (second shot is on Thursday).

I'm so proud of grandchildren, they are dealing with vaccines and masking so well. They are looking forward to 2022 and perhaps no longer needing to wear masks.
 

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The Merck treatment, known as molnupiravir, has been shown to modestly reduce the risk of hospitalization and death from Covid. The pill could be authorized for use in the United States within days and available to patients within weeks.

In the coming weeks, the F.D.A. may also authorize a similar pill from Pfizer that appears to be significantly more effective than Merck’s. Together, the arrival of the two easy-to-use treatments could provide a cushion against a resurgent virus.
Good news, just when we needed it.
 

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My granddaughter who will be twelve in July is sharing her thoughts about getting the adult vaccine dose in Juky, although she will have already gotten both doses of the pediatric strength (second shot is on Thursday).

I'm so proud of grandchildren, they are dealing with vaccines and masking so well. They are looking forward to 2022 and perhaps no longer needing to wear masks.
In my area, barring those with crazy parents, it’s the tweens setting the best example. Our family also has a soon to be 12 yo. He decided to get the 5-11 Pfizer series for now, will be fully vaxxed at Christmas, and has decided on an adult booster in June, hopefully Moderna if approved. He reads the John’s Hopkins and WHO info on his own, and asks really good questions.
 
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oh cool. How long after your second vaccination? I am now 4.5 months in and I think I would get nothing her.
 

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5 months and some days. Most of the vaccination offerings here now offer after 5 months.

I was at a new vaccination station in Stuttgart which is run mostly by the military. Very effective , took me 18 minutes from entering the line to leaving the building (for German vaccination standards that's very fast) and the longest part was getting the digital QR code certificate :lol:
 

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Personal stories from nurses in NYC:

Nurses, doctors, CNA, radiology, pathology, housekeeping, dietary, pharmacy, every single staff member is being asked to do more with less resources.

In 1975, pre outpatient stuff, I might be assigned 10-15 patients with 2 CNAs. But only 3 or 4 had IVs. Most were post op hernia repairs or tonsils removal or undergoing things like radiology tests or lab tests. Some were dehydrated, 1 might be getting chemo.

Later ~1982, patients on the "regular" floors were trending to be ones that used to be ICU care in 1975. We had pt/nurse ratios of 6:1

I was involved in doing studies on patient acuity in the mid 90s ( rather than raw numbers used/assignments, assignments using levels of care as nurse/pt ratios.)

By the time I left nursing, the care demands on a med surg unit included patients on vents. It was too much for me.

Nurses I know rarely get breaks, even if they could get breaks they often fluid restricted because you didnt have time for a bathroom stop.

The care ratios they are being assigned now is dangerous. Anything might cause a death or injury. It's stress/exhaustion like any other. We limit hours a pilot or truck driver can work/drive because of safety standards. But nurse friends of mine are telling me they are working 5 and 6 12 hour shifts almost every week (12 hour shifts are realistically 14-15 hours). That's 90 hours per WEEK. in comparison pilots can only fly 90 hours per MONTH.

Every care facility I know is woefully understaffed, seeking new staff from a limited pool. Even before C0vid enrollment in nursing programs were unfilled. At the time I left nursing, the average age of nurses was trending up to 46-50. The average age of faculty was trending towards 55-60. I'm seeing friends leaving in droves, even the nurses I precepted are reaching 45-55, they are leaving.

There was a crisis brewing pre C0vid. It's now catastrophic.
 
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The head of the Canadian Medical Association made a statement last week in an interview saying that the Canadian medical system will not be able to weather a 5th wave from Omicron. :(
 

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I read today’s Omicron update and it does seem to be good and bad news. The good is that people aren’t getting that sick, if they get sick at all. The bad news is that many have symptoms so mild that they aren’t even thinking they need to get a crud test, so they go blissfully about their business, unknowingly spreading it.

For me, this puts me back to my pre vaccine routine, assuming everyone I don’t know is a carrier and taking appropriate precautions. The only upside is knowing that, as a triple vaxxed person, I’m unlikely to get very ill.
 

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I read today’s Omicron update and it does seem to be good and bad news. The good is that people aren’t getting that sick, if they get sick at all. The bad news is that many have symptoms so mild that they aren’t even thinking they need to get a crud test, so they go blissfully about their business, unknowingly spreading it.

For me, this puts me back to my pre vaccine routine, assuming everyone I don’t know is a carrier and taking appropriate precautions. The only upside is knowing that, as a triple vaxxed person, I’m unlikely to get very ill.
Agree!

Having had the crud, plus 2 shots plus the booster, we will go about our business but will be smart about it. We did go to the TSO concert at Mohegan Sun 10 days ago and plan another trip to the casino next week. Both venues were well ventilated. Will avoid packed, poorly ventilated areas.
 

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Nurses, doctors, CNA, radiology, pathology, housekeeping, dietary, pharmacy, every single staff member is being asked to do more with less resources.

In 1975, pre outpatient stuff, I might be assigned 10-15 patients with 2 CNAs. But only 3 or 4 had IVs. Most were post op hernia repairs or tonsils removal or undergoing things like radiology tests or lab tests. Some were dehydrated, 1 might be getting chemo.

Later ~1982, patients on the "regular" floors were trending to be ones that used to be ICU care in 1975. We had pt/nurse ratios of 6:1

I was involved in doing studies on patient acuity in the mid 90s ( rather than raw numbers used/assignments, assignments using levels of care as nurse/pt ratios.)

By the time I left nursing, the care demands on a med surg unit included patients on vents. It was too much for me.

Nurses I know rarely get breaks, even if they could get breaks they often fluid restricted because you didnt have time for a bathroom stop.

The care ratios they are being assigned now is dangerous. Anything might cause a death or injury. It's stress/exhaustion like any other. We limit hours a pilot or truck driver can work/drive because of safety standards. But nurse friends of mine are telling me they are working 5 and 6 12 hour shifts almost every week (12 hour shifts are realistically 14-15 hours). That's 90 hours per WEEK. in comparison pilots can only fly 90 hours per MONTH.

Every care facility I know is woefully understaffed, seeking new staff from a limited pool. Even before C0vid enrollment in nursing programs were unfilled. At the time I left nursing, the average age of nurses was trending up to 46-50. The average age of faculty was trending towards 55-60. I'm seeing friends leaving in droves, even the nurses I precepted are reaching 45-55, they are leaving.

There was a crisis brewing pre C0vid. It's now catastrophic.
We have a huge nursing shortage in Canada too. it was happening for years before Covid.

In Canada nurses here have almost the double amount of patients compared to the U.S. and far less pay.

Covid would definitely be devastating in the U.S. due to the high number of unvaccinated. a Lot of health care people being lost in my country too. 😔
 

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^Boosters have been recommended since fall and many countries have been recommending it for all adults for just as long. Even the US authorized boosters for all before Omicron. Since it looks like the booster offers good protection against Omicron, I don't see any "greed" issues. I would have seen them if the conclusion had been that an Omicron specific booster (on top of the booster) was necessary.
 

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^Boosters have been recommended since fall and many countries have been recommending it for all adults for just as long. Even the US authorized boosters for all before Omicron. Since it looks like the booster offers good protection against Omicron, I don't see any "greed" issues. I would have seen them if the conclusion had been that an Omicron specific booster (on top of the booster) was necessary.
Just for the Booster ? hmmm


Not sure, if hes just a sports psyhcologist or in the medical field
heres some circulated tweet for today

 

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Just for the Booster ? hmmm


Not sure, if hes just a sports psyhcologist or in the medical field
heres some circulated tweet for today

Listen to this podcast about detoxing from the vaccine: Spoiler alert: you can’t.

 

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