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D&D and the rising pandemic

Zardnaar

Legend
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.

I don't play WH40K but get the reference. I've been calling then plague rats.

Small minority here but loud.

Can't really say my thoughts or reasonings but the polite version it's the culmination of the post Vietnam era.
 

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Surprisingly, dead easy here. I just have to schedule an appointment (actually two, I think). Covered by my employee health plan too.

I wouldn't have expected it to be hard either, but neither my doctor nor any of the local pharmacies had it or an easy way to get it; I finally found a nearby medical clinic that had it.
 

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.

Where are you located? In California apparently supply for boosters has radically exceeded demand, even though the state made it available to all adults a few weeks ago.
 

Mirtek

Hero
I got my flu shot back in September and will get my Covid booster as close to the end of my 6 month period as possible. I hope still this year, but since my 6 month would be over 14th of December I may not get if before everything goes into holiday mode.
 

Zardnaar

Legend

Singapore gonna make unvaccinated pay. Personally I would bother cancelling critical services just put the unvaccinated in a tent outside.

They gave a very high % vaccinated as well not sure what ones they used though or when. 6% unvaccinated.
 

Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
Where are you located?

Massachusetts. I suspect the demand for boosters will be pretty brisk.

I'll find one somewhere. It'll just take a bit of effort.

There's a silver lining - my wife had gotten knocked pretty hard by her booster, and while she very much wants me fully vaccinated, she is also depending on me to do the Thanksgiving shopping this weekend, and was concerned that if I got floored by it, the plans would end up higgledy-piggledey.

Not that I'd had a terribly strong reaction to the first two - sore arm and needed a nap. But, you know, when there is a plan, there's worry.
 

Frankly, from what I understand, the underutilization in California is a serious disappointment to the people managing it. I was being a bit conservative myself since both I and my wife are borderline cases (we're both on the obese side, I'm 64 and she's 45 and pre-diabetic) and I didn't want to be a potential dose that could go to people who hadn't been vaccinated at all yet.

But if its just sitting around and on the clock anyway--well, why the hell not?

It appears to have flipped a bit between us; the second dose I reacted a bit stronger than she did to, the booster she may have reacted a bit stronger than I did, but for both of us it just added up to some extra fatigue.
 

J.Quondam

CR 1/8
Got my Pfizer booster yesterday. Aside from the usual sore arm and a little ongoing groppiness, it's been fine-- nowhere near as bad as the second dose.
I completely forgot to ask about flu, though.
 

Garthanos

Arcadian Knight
Got my Pfizer booster yesterday. Aside from the usual sore arm and a little ongoing groppiness, it's been fine-- nowhere near as bad as the second dose.
I completely forgot to ask about flu, though.
There is a very high correlation between longer life spans and getting the flu vaccine. (correlation != causation but... in this case there is some established causative components).
 

Cadence

Legend
Supporter
There is a very high correlation between longer life spans and getting the flu vaccine. (correlation != causation but... in this case there is some established causative components).
Given that dead people can't get it anymore it kind of makes sense there'd be a correlation between the number of years someone got the flu vaccine and how long they lived ;-)

In other news, it's trending up again :.-(

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J.Quondam

CR 1/8
There is a very high correlation between longer life spans and getting the flu vaccine. (correlation != causation but... in this case there is some established causative components).
I didn't know that, but it makes intuitive sense.
I'll get my flu shot next week after the holiday. Family's not doing any get-togethers and I've got zero intention of going out into the shopping crowds, so I'm not too worried about it.

(And to be honest, I'll take flu over a cold any day. Ugh, I hate colds. Now that's the seasonal shot I hope gets developed soon!)
 

Dannyalcatraz

Schmoderator
Staff member
Given that dead people can't get it anymore it kind of makes sense there'd be a correlation between the number of years someone got the flu vaccine and how long they lived ;-)

In other news, it's trending up again :.-(

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Despite our bishop declaring an end to the attendance dispensation effective post-Christmas, my (immunologist) father has declared he’s not going back if the upward trend continues. Mom will likely follow his lead, and I’m not going to be the loner on this.

Faith is a big thing for us. The man was literally an altar boy. His father was (briefly) in seminary school. Mom walked to & from church as a young teen when her mom lapsed. We have clergy in the family- mostly nuns.

So for them to disagree with a bishop on this is, to me, pretty telling.
 
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NH has more than doubled our case positivity rate again over the last month, from around 4% to 9.4% now, which is higher than it's been at any time during the entire pandemic.

My hospital has been basically at capacity and intermittently in Divert status (telling ambulances to go elsewhere) for the last week or two.

I've resumed wearing a mask at the gym, and never stopped in stores and other public indoor spaces.
 

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Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
There is a very high correlation between longer life spans and getting the flu vaccine. (correlation != causation but... in this case there is some established causative components).

Getting flu vaccines likely also correlates with better access to and utilization of preventative healthcare - as in people who get flu vaccines probably more likely get yearly checkups and stuff.
 

Maxperson

Morkus from Orkus
Massachusetts. I suspect the demand for boosters will be pretty brisk.

I'll find one somewhere. It'll just take a bit of effort.

There's a silver lining - my wife had gotten knocked pretty hard by her booster, and while she very much wants me fully vaccinated, she is also depending on me to do the Thanksgiving shopping this weekend, and was concerned that if I got floored by it, the plans would end up higgledy-piggledey.

Not that I'd had a terribly strong reaction to the first two - sore arm and needed a nap. But, you know, when there is a plan, there's worry.
My first shot was sore arm and oddly enough, a surge of energy. The second shot was just a sore arm. The booster, though, gave me a sore arm, some slight nausea and a general out of sorts feeling for the first day.
 

Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
My first shot was sore arm and oddly enough, a surge of energy. The second shot was just a sore arm. The booster, though, gave me a sore arm, some slight nausea and a general out of sorts feeling for the first day.

Which all amounts to, who the heck knows how it'll go?

After the cancellation of my booster, I have a new one scheduled in a week and a half, along with a flu shot.
 

Mirtek

Hero
Getting my booster on the 18th.

I am hoping for Moderna to complement my two doses of Pfizer, but ultimately I have to take what will be in the week that I am scheduled.
 



Maxperson

Morkus from Orkus
Sounds like EU is going to be blocking flights from South Africa. If not already, then soon.
America should as well, but Fauci says we will be examining info on it first. The problem with that is that by the time we finish examining the information on it, if we need to shut down it will be too late. For new variants travel should be shut down immediately, and then study to see when we should reopen the travel.
 

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