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D&D and the rising pandemic

So, speaking of bad decision making, certain American leaders have gone from anti-COVID vaccine to full on pro-pathogen.


TL;DR: in several states, they’re trying to roll back mandates for most or ALL vaccines- mumps, measles, polio, etc.

I’m trying to decide which of these sayings is true:

1) “It’s always darkest before the dawn.” (Optimistic original version), OR

2) “It’s always darkest before it goes pitch black..” (Pessimistic version)

I've seen certain groups referred to elsewhere as Nergal cultists (a W40K reference to the god of disease apparently), and prior to this I thought that was (not inaccurate) hyperbole. Now I'm not even sure its hyperbole.
 

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MoonSong

Rules-lawyering drama queen but not a munchkin
Soeaking of other vaccines. enworlder in the North Hemisphere, have you had the flu shot yet? (I just had it yesterday)
 

Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
Soeaking of other vaccines. enworlder in the North Hemisphere, have you had the flu shot yet? (I just had it yesterday)

Not yet. I get my covid booster tomorrow, and the current recommendation I've been given is to not get them at the same time. I was expecting to pop down to my local drug store to get a flu shot a few days afterwards.
 


J.Quondam

CR 1/8
I'll get my covid booster early next week, then flu probably the following week?
I'll follow whatever advice the medical peeps give when I ask during the booster.
 


MoonSong

Rules-lawyering drama queen but not a munchkin
Not yet. I get my covid booster tomorrow, and the current recommendation I've been given is to not get them at the same time. I was expecting to pop down to my local drug store to get a flu shot a few days afterwards.
I wish the booster was an option for me. but I'll have to do with the one dose Chinese shot that put me to bed for two days. At least except from my cousin and a couple of friends, everybody else I care for had a better one...
 


Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
I got both my COVID booster and flu shot at the end of October. Got the on the same day.

Yeah, it seems like the guidance has changed - a few weeks ago my wife got her booster and flu shot at the same time. I'm going to the same place, but they no longer allow people to schedule both at once.
 


Not yet. I get my covid booster tomorrow, and the current recommendation I've been given is to not get them at the same time. I was expecting to pop down to my local drug store to get a flu shot a few days afterwards.

Interesting. The CVS I went to for my booster Wednesday was offering dual vaccine appointments. I'm guessing this is one of those things there's differences of opinion on.
 

Cadence

Legend
Supporter
Soeaking of other vaccines. enworlder in the North Hemisphere, have you had the flu shot yet? (I just had it yesterday)

Full family got flu shots several weeks to a bit over a month ago, and the two of us old enough to got the COVID boosters. (The 12yo got his first COVID shot on his bday at the end of summer and finished up on schedule).
 

Interesting. The CVS I went to for my booster Wednesday was offering dual vaccine appointments. I'm guessing this is one of those things there's differences of opinion on.

I got both at the same time earlier this week. Took about 36 hours to not feel terrible. I recommend spreading them out if that's a problem for you, but honestly it was probably better for me to have both at once because I would have just procrastinated about getting the flu shot otherwise.
 

I got both at the same time earlier this week. Took about 36 hours to not feel terrible. I recommend spreading them out if that's a problem for you, but honestly it was probably better for me to have both at once because I would have just procrastinated about getting the flu shot otherwise.

Like I said, I had my flu vax weeks ago; this was just the booster.

Mind you, I may have had some extra fatigue yesterday from that, but if so, it wasn't severe and didn't seem as strong as after the second regular dose.
 



Dannyalcatraz

Schmoderator
Staff member
I've seen certain groups referred to elsewhere as Nergal cultists (a W40K reference to the god of disease apparently), and prior to this I thought that was (not inaccurate) hyperbole. Now I'm not even sure its hyperbole.
Yep. My Dad (MD) is rightfully pissed off, but Mom is simply horrified. She keeps coming back to it every few hours.
 

Poke-A-Man! Gotta collect them all!

The only vaccination I have left on 2021’s schedul is my 2nd shingrix shot.
That's one I get to skip because I'm in the rare case of never having had chicken pox (this came up when my wife did have an outbreak of shingles about a year ago. Lemme tell you how fun it can be trying to find the adult chicken pox vaccine during a pandemic...)
 

Ryujin

Legend
That's one I get to skip because I'm in the rare case of never having had chicken pox (this came up when my wife did have an outbreak of shingles about a year ago. Lemme tell you how fun it can be trying to find the adult chicken pox vaccine during a pandemic...)
Surprisingly, dead easy here. I just have to schedule an appointment (actually two, I think). Covered by my employee health plan too.
 

Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
Well, I guess I won't be getting a booster tomorrow. I made the appointment days ago, and they just called me to tell me that their systems erroneously opened up several hundred appointments that they don't have product or staff to fulfill. So, I go back to the drawing board trying to find an appointment.

Of course, the state just opened up booster availability to everyone, so... I don't expect to have great luck.
 

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