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  • Miss Linda , that would be great
    • Linda Joy
      I think so, too. And technically I'm Ms. Linda because I have been married.
  • i had the astra zeneca vaccine.
  • No, but then I don't have any reason to keep up on it. I intend to give the vaccine a couple years for proper vetting, before I'd even consider trying it. By then I should have a good idea of the survival rate, and know the risk.
    • Linda Joy
      Of that and going unvaxxed! I'm guessing you're in the under 50 age group. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
    • Franco333
      Over sixty. I've watched the COVID hysteria unfold over the past year, watched as a molehill was inflated into a mountain, weaponized for political gain, and turned into a cause célèbre. I've tracked it from its beginnings to its current state, and from that I can predict with reasonable certainty where its headed...the final destination is not a good place. As for the vaccine, this is an obvious rush job in development, and as anyone familiar with the history of vaccines well know, they always require fine-tuning. Google 'the cutter incident'. This is but one of many such vaccines that caused injury or death when first released. From what I'm seeing on the net, the COVID vaccine is no different in this. Add in the fact that it is a whole new tech ( mRNA) as a wildcard, and unknown risk factors come into play. I prefer to gamble on the efficacy of my surgical mask which I have worn over three years, and which has proven to my satisfaction an effective prophylactic against the flu. As said, I'll wait a few years for the COVID vaccine to be properly vetted, before considering it.
  • Looks like we will be vax siblings, because I am also in the process of getting Moderna. The evidence still has yet to be seen how long the Moderna's immunity will last, so having a booster available to offer is the right path forward, in my opinion. We do now understand that natural immunity drops off after recovery and that some strains (for example a large number of patients recorded to have strain P.1 had previously had one of the other strains). Also, the virus mutates faster than any other serious virus we've seen before (more like a cold than a flu - there are over 200 strains that have been studied as of Feb 2021). But yes, I learned about their work on the booster back in November or December.
    • Linda Joy
      I thought there were over 300 strains of the cold virus. And oddly enough I wasn't thinking about the antibodies wearing off but rather the new strains of covid popping up. I wasn't offered a choice. I just got the one they told me was available. And I'm thankful I got it while I was on a break from chemo, and I should be off chemo by the end of Aug. so that worked out well. My vax brother! I like that.
    • bostjan64
      Some sources have claimed there are over 5000 different strains of SARS-CoV-2. The trouble is that there is no agreed definition for what constitutes a different strain. A few well-qualified virologists had, at least early on, debated whether it's a strain of "regular" SARS or not. And since "cold virus" has also a vague definition, biologically, I'd be sure that there could easily be a debate as to whether or not this disease qualifies as a cold or not. For most people who get infected, the symptoms are very similar to other diseases lumped in with "a cold." I had the same experience- they told me they had Moderna, and the choice I was given was "yes or no." The only side effect I had from the first jab was that I was pretty tired the next day. I hope you didn't have to deal with any side effects.
  • Oh crap!
    • Linda Joy
      lol. Too funny!

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