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

VALuvsMKwan

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Yes. I heard a story about a friend of mine who had been very sick with CV-19 last summer and rather than people being concerned about her health afterward, people were continuing to avoid her and ostracize her, even when she was no longer contagious. I told the story to someone else, who remarked, “She is basically having the experience of a gay man in the 80s.” It’s all very disheartening.
Say it louder for those in the back!
 

MacMadame

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An article about herd immunity and vaccines:


It has some of the points I've made before about C19 turning into something like the flu over time and as people get vaccinated. So people will still die (they die from the flu) but it will be in small enough numbers that we can open everything up and the ********* part of C19 will be over.
 

once_upon

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My younger siblings who live in other states have either received or have an appointment for their first vaccine shot..
I haven't gotten anything from my registration email to be informed when I am eligible to try and schedule. Stupid Ricketts
 

Buzz

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The mess that is Canada’s vaccine roll out continues. There is an elaborate plan for mass vaccinations in Ontario but it will not be implemented anytime in the foreseeable future because the current vaccine shortage. The sole mass vaccination site which opened weeks ago closed within days. The province also rolled back a claim that all residents of LTC who wanted to be vaccinated had received at least one dose.

https://tinyurl.com/1x9ffo87
 

Parsley Sage

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My sister finally received her 2nd Pfizer dose today. She was supposed to receive it Jan 27, then Feb 2 but they were cancelled due to lack of vaccine.

She said there were a more people administering the vaccine today than in Jan and that the site would be doing about 1500 doses today.

In her area, Paramedics were trained to administer the vaccine and they were involved in vaccinating LTC residents. Some of the nurses she works with have gone to northern Ontario to vaccinate in remote indigenous communities.
 

Erin

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My sister finally received her 2nd Pfizer dose today. She was supposed to receive it Jan 27, then Feb 2 but they were cancelled due to lack of vaccine.

My friend who is a nurse finally got her second dose yesterday. Sounds like Pfizer will be catching up their shipments starting next week. I hope that everyone here has been spending the downtime preparing the logistics to be able to go fast once we get the deliveries.
 

Miezekatze

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German company Curevac has started the rolling review of their vaccine with the EMA.

Their intermediate result hints at high efficiency, according to them.
This is a vaccine with the exact same technology as Biontech, so they are hoping to get similar results.

I think internationally their vaccine hasn't been ordered much due to their slower speed and they've given up on the US market because of being too slow, but they could really help speed up things in Germany in late spring/summer.
 

maureenfarone

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A friend and I were chatting last night and she asked how long does it take to develop immunity after the second shot of Moderna. I read it takes 2 weeks after the second shot to reach full immunity with Moderna.

Is current thinking on this still 2 weeks?

Thanks for any info!
 

Judy

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Just as an aside I read that 1.9 million people were infected with HIV in 2019.

While no longer a death sentence for those who have access to the medicines, it is still considered an epidemic situation. :(
Is this world wide?
 

Judy

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Yes. I heard a story about a friend of mine who had been very sick with CV-19 last summer and rather than people being concerned about her health afterward, people were continuing to avoid her and ostracize her, even when she was no longer contagious. I told the story to someone else, who remarked, “She is basically having the experience of a gay man in the 80s.” It’s all very disheartening.
😔. I was pretty young with Aids (what year was it?). I remember that though.
 

*Jen*

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Pfizer's first shipment arrived in Australia today and the first phase of vaccinations will start next week. Considering the low levels circulating in the community, they'll be starting with quarantine/border workers, as well as frontline healthcare workers and the elderly within aged care facilities.

Most of the country will get AZ at this stage, even though Pfizer have committed to providing 20 million doses now (so enough for 10 million people). I hope Novavax is effective and approved quickly...by the time my turn comes around I'd like something effective against the variants.
 

Buzz

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Pfizer says it will deliver 400,000 doses of vaccine within days and promises regular shipments of over 460,000 or there about to follow. I hope they keep their word. India has also said it will ship it’s version of the vaccine in a month to Canada.
 

Louis

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My dad got his first dose today! :cheer: :cheer2:

He was originally planning to hold out for the one-dose JNJ vaccine (he has a long history of needle-phobia), but I begged him to reconsider given his age (69) and the uncertain timetable for approval. Two of the similar-age widows on the street look out for him and dragged him to the pharmacy with them (under the guise that they needed help, but they were really the ones helping. I'm going to anonymously send flowers and give them a thrill :lol:). One of their daughters is a pharmacist and oversaw the whole process. So, so, so happy. A huge weight is starting to be lifted.
 

*Jen*

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That’s fantastic @Louis !!! Hope he gets the second dose without issue and you can start to relax more in about 6 weeks.

AstraZeneca was approved in Australia today and my parents will likely be vaccinated before the end of April, which is great.

The vaccination of border/quarantine workers who are exposed to international arrivals will start next Monday. Hopefully that will limit the small outbreaks we’ve been having in Australia. We’re on track to vaccinate the whole country by October and then I guess they’ll consider borders at the end of the year.
 

Karen-W

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That’s fantastic @Louis !!! Hope he gets the second dose without issue and you can start to relax more in about 6 weeks.

AstraZeneca was approved in Australia today and my parents will likely be vaccinated before the end of April, which is great.

The vaccination of border/quarantine workers who are exposed to international arrivals will start next Monday. Hopefully that will limit the small outbreaks we’ve been having in Australia. We’re on track to vaccinate the whole country by October and then I guess they’ll consider borders at the end of the year.
Yay! Hopefully this means that Sydney will be able to host 2023 4CCs with no problems!
 

*Jen*

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Yay! Hopefully this means that Sydney will be able to host 2023 4CCs with no problems!

That very much depends on the rest of the world. According to one poll, 71% of the population supports the borders staying closed until this thing is under control elsewhere. But since we have the Australian Open now, I’m sure we will be able to facilitate that in 2023!
 

Aussie Willy

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AstraZeneca was approved in Australia today and my parents will likely be vaccinated before the end of April, which is great.

The vaccination of border/quarantine workers who are exposed to international arrivals will start next Monday. Hopefully that will limit the small outbreaks we’ve been having in Australia. We’re on track to vaccinate the whole country by October and then I guess they’ll consider borders at the end of the year.
I am happy about this. As soon as I can, as much as I hate needles, I will get that vaccination. I have not been back to the mainland from Tasmania since February last year so haven't been able to see my father who is in a nursing home with dementia on the Vic/NSW border. I do have a trip planned for March.

I have noticed that world wide figures for new infections have come down. The death rate is following. They are saying it is because of the vaccine.
 

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