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Cyrrex
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Reply #1050 on: February 16, 2021, 03:39:21 AM

Apparently both of my nieces - one who is a nursing assistant working with old people and the other a young RN who is too smart for her own good - are not getting the vaccine.  I thought most of the stupid was excised from my family, guess I was wrong about that.

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Reply #1051 on: February 16, 2021, 03:50:54 AM

They might not get to choose, if they want to keep their jobs.
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Reply #1052 on: February 16, 2021, 08:19:23 AM

Everyone in my close family has had their first shot! The old lady got hers yesterday.

Now it's just me (and ofc their 2nd jabs). I'm just too goddamned young and pretty.


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Reply #1053 on: February 16, 2021, 02:44:06 PM

Both of my parents are now under quarantine because one of the nurses from the adult day care service that helps them with stuff was diagnosed with Covid.

This year just keeps getting worse and worse.
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Reply #1054 on: March 05, 2021, 08:54:48 AM

So we have a loophole to be eligible, our director was pestering a [insert county official here] last night when he contacted her about a big new batch they just got (so big they've set up multiple arena-sized vax sites). She's been pushing our direct public contact and our charter as an educational institution from the state (from whence the vax cometh).

Crossing my fingers it's all legit, but about to head out to get my first jab! It's nice that by our spring vacation, my whole circle will be vaxxed up (not that we will be traveling, but at least we can get together and grill something)!

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Reply #1055 on: March 05, 2021, 09:11:09 AM

Be sure to sell your immune blood on the black market.

Sometimes irony is pretty ironic.
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Reply #1056 on: March 08, 2021, 12:39:57 PM

I'm 2 weeks past my second dose. Yay.

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Reply #1057 on: March 08, 2021, 12:41:59 PM

Congratulations.

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Reply #1058 on: March 08, 2021, 02:14:43 PM

Second shot was this past Friday and I had a sore arm for a day or so?  It felt like I'd just overworked my muscles and that's about it.  I was maybe a bit extra tired that evening and on Saturday but otherwise, no real side effects.

Now to get past the two weeks until I'm fully "covered" and all will be good for me.  Next is getting my husband vaccinated somehow.

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Reply #1059 on: March 09, 2021, 06:28:49 PM

Second shot was this past Friday and I had a sore arm for a day or so?  It felt like I'd just overworked my muscles and that's about it.  I was maybe a bit extra tired that evening and on Saturday but otherwise, no real side effects.

Now to get past the two weeks until I'm fully "covered" and all will be good for me.  Next is getting my husband vaccinated somehow.

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Reply #1060 on: March 10, 2021, 07:54:11 AM

First shot felt like a mule kicked me in the shoulder, second one should be interesting...

Luckily the worst of it was just before bed and just after rising, so I slept through most of that phase! Around 30 hours after it went away entirely.

The old lady had her second on Monday. She also got a stuffy nose so she's convinced she has covid now.  why so serious? She has a long history of 'I think I'm coming down with a cold' and her symptoms are completely normal for that situation, so I'm not worried though I urged her to get a test this morning for work purposes.

Availability in general seems to be getting really good the past couple weeks, a lot more places for people to qualify if they're on the boundaries of eligibility. In NY, retail (mostly drug stores) has been primarily for 65+ in phase 1b, but this morning one chain is allowing 60+ and teachers/aides (and they were much looser with the large batch of state-supplied vax last week when I was able to get in).

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Reply #1061 on: March 10, 2021, 07:56:36 AM

Also, the old lady alone has signed up hundreds of people for appointments and given guidance to many more. I don't think we've had a more gratifying (if exhausting) few weeks in the 21 years I've been here. All the frustration of the past year can be funneled into a positive course of action.

Of course, the county is the primary distributor and they're the ones who cut our funding by 50% while also asking for our help in filling appointments...

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Reply #1062 on: March 10, 2021, 10:41:33 AM

Second shot was this past Friday and I had a sore arm for a day or so?  It felt like I'd just overworked my muscles and that's about it.  I was maybe a bit extra tired that evening and on Saturday but otherwise, no real side effects.

Now to get past the two weeks until I'm fully "covered" and all will be good for me.  Next is getting my husband vaccinated somehow.

Woohoo. smiley

Are you in any special group for early vaccination or just a "normal" person?

No special group and while I'm glad I'm vaccinated now, I'm annoyed that my husband who is high-risk can't get an appointment at all.  My employer is doing all this for employees, then eventually family members.  I think contractors are even being included.  There's a benefit to working for a biopharma company, even though it is more than a bit fucked up that they can get vaccines privately but counties and health systems can't manage to get any for people. I more than suspect that the reason my company is doing this is so people can start coming back into the office starting 1-April, because according to our CEO it's vital to company culture to be in the office!  The sheer fact that we've done great working from home for a whole damn year doesn't matter, just "culture" and being able to hold meetings in person again.  *sigh*

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Reply #1063 on: March 10, 2021, 01:47:17 PM

Managed to finally get an appointment tomorrow--I think it will be for Moderna shot #1, though the pharmacy won't say in advance if that's what they've got.
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Reply #1064 on: March 10, 2021, 02:30:53 PM

Managed to finally get an appointment tomorrow--I think it will be for Moderna shot #1, though the pharmacy won't say in advance if that's what they've got.

Which is still odd to me. Legally I believe they are obligated to tell you the details of any vaccine you are getting, but only at the time. I assume they don't tell you prior so you don't back out of a slot because you are partial to one or the other or the other?

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Reply #1065 on: March 10, 2021, 03:39:26 PM

First shot felt like a mule kicked me in the shoulder, second one should be interesting...


Did you get Moderna or Pfizer? My wife and I got the Moderna. Both had really sore arms for 2-3 days after the first shot. Second shot put me down with flu like symptoms for 24 hours. Wife was nearly out of it for 2 days.

Most people we know that got the Moderna had at least one "not fun" day after getting the second dose.


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Reply #1066 on: March 10, 2021, 05:17:47 PM

My mother got round 1 of Pfizer and said her arm was pretty sore day after but eased up the more she moved it on her daily walk. Said it was similar to some of the flu shots she has had in the past.

Given my age and health status, I'll probably be put into the J&J single dose crowd in a few months.

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Reply #1067 on: March 10, 2021, 09:16:52 PM

Mine was pfizer.

And as happy as I am, this also means we're likely to reopen the library next month, so....

 ACK!

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Reply #1068 on: March 10, 2021, 11:57:01 PM

I got the first shot (Sinopharm) two weeks ago. I'm not in a high-risk group, but all direct relatives of health workers are considered high priority, so I was actually vaccinated way before schedule.

Only side effect was feeling sleepy for half a day or so. Second dose is due in 2 weeks, apparently that one may have some more fun side effects.

(In Hungary, you get Pfizer/Biontech if you work in healthcare or are in a high risk group, Sinopharm otherwise)
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Reply #1069 on: March 12, 2021, 12:59:38 PM

Got an appointment to get it done Monday, and not surprisingly from a completely broken process. My wife, who is actually on the high risk list (teacher), was asked while she made her appointment if it was just for her or for her and another. So she listed me.

Okay. Fine I guess. I'm still about three or four days short of the CDC recommended 90 day wait from onset of symptoms to getting the vaccine, but what the hell right? If I don't get it now I'll probably have to wait until May.

And nope don't know which vaccine I am getting. For all I know I'm going to be sprinkled with holy water while a priest chants...
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Reply #1070 on: March 12, 2021, 04:45:27 PM

Got #1 Moderna today. Friend of mine in CS wrote a script to ping all the pharmacies within 75 miles to get appointments for me and a few other folks. One of the women just ahead of me was an older lady and I heard her talking to a couple of the other folks waiting the usual 15 minutes after the shot--she started tearing up about how proud she was of herself for doing it because her sister and some of her friends kept screaming at her about how it was a government conspiracy and it was going to rewrite her DNA etc. "It was so hard to just tell them all to go to hell--they won't talk to me now," she said. "But you have to look out for yourself."  I wanted to ask her for their addresses so I could go slap them all.
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Reply #1071 on: March 13, 2021, 11:07:29 AM

I'm 2 weeks past my second dose. Yay.

You know it's your duty as an American to lick every doorknob in your neighborhood, then go downtown and breathe in everyone's faces.

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Reply #1072 on: March 13, 2021, 11:12:55 AM

I more than suspect that the reason my company is doing this is so people can start coming back into the office starting 1-April, because according to our CEO it's vital to company culture to be in the office!  The sheer fact that we've done great working from home for a whole damn year doesn't matter, just "culture" and being able to hold meetings in person again.  *sigh*

Less than a week after our governor decided to just remove all mask mandates and open all businesses at 100% capacity, we were told to come back in the office full-time. It's coming. There are plenty of people (OK BOOMERS) that cannot stand not having the office to come to, even though they may be no less productive from home. The culture of my generation (which I guess is our generation) and the one before us has been "if you ain't in the office, you ain't working even though I know you are, and if you aren't working, you're just being a lazy bastard!"

Fuck that attitude so squarely in the earhole.

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Reply #1073 on: March 13, 2021, 12:23:53 PM

Less than a week after our governor decided to just remove all mask mandates and open all businesses at 100% capacity, we were told to come back in the office full-time. It's coming. There are plenty of people (OK BOOMERS) that cannot stand not having the office to come to, even though they may be no less productive from home. The culture of my generation (which I guess is our generation) and the one before us has been "if you ain't in the office, you ain't working even though I know you are, and if you aren't working, you're just being a lazy bastard!"

Fuck that attitude so squarely in the earhole.

So my department has been WFH for a year now and I was in the office for the first 2 weeks of my hire date in Oct 2020. WFH since that time, and at first it was MARCH 31, 2021 we'll be back in the office. All the higher ups in management were chanting this over and over, trying to promote the office experience as essential (I work as a data manager/specialist pulling data for research studies). This chant was being rallied around even as proof of everyone's productivity remained constant and even blipped up on occasion.

End of Jan, KP Colorado regional board pushed the 'temporary WFH' date back to August 31, 2021 and now there is a whole lot of chatter about restructuring the work week to 2-3 in office days a week or 5-10 in office days a month or as needed for meetings. In addition, since we are a research center, there is serious talk about moving our offices to consolidate space and selling the 3 build campus that I am supposed to be working at.

So in the 6m since I started, we went from pushing to get back into the office to losing our work office space entirely and shifting to a shared office space platform where people will be assigned like 3 work stations that they can use if they are in the office. I think the management in my dept were fighting to keep our space, but corporate looked at the numbers and decided it was too much sunk cost into an office building for us when we are as effective in the WFH environment. Bottom line, once the numbers were crunched and it became apparent that the upkeep cost of office space could be reduced, corporate started moving in that WFH direction.

Now I'd like to know if I can claim internet as a business expense since 80% of my internet traffic is for work for myself and my wife.

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Reply #1074 on: March 13, 2021, 07:05:05 PM

Apparently not due to Trump: he eliminated almost all possible deductions for home offices so that he could lavish a tax cut on the .1%, right in time for covid-19.
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Reply #1075 on: March 15, 2021, 02:36:50 PM

So yeah, got the shot (Moderna), and am now in the post vaccine COVID bonus round.

Looks like another day not getting off the couch. The dogs are happy with that.
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Reply #1076 on: March 19, 2021, 12:35:20 PM

Got my government-sponsored anti-gen covid-test ration (5 tests):



Was as I expected, go to pharmacy, tell your social security number and they handle it like a e-prescription. 5 per month max.

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Reply #1077 on: March 19, 2021, 03:22:15 PM

no thank u
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Reply #1078 on: March 19, 2021, 04:34:36 PM

I'm with schild on this. No thank you... after watching the old research team swab people for Flu and how far that swab goes into your head? No. Not donating any of my brain matter for a test. Stick me in the arm and draw blood.

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Reply #1079 on: March 20, 2021, 11:20:31 AM

Wait what?

Are you guys really balking at a nasal swab? I have two of those things scheduled for next week to make sure I'm Covid clear before a minor procedure, and I haven't given it two thoughts.

Am I missing something?
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Reply #1080 on: March 20, 2021, 12:11:57 PM

I have been PCR COVID tested about 60 times now, never once with a brain swab.

Spit in a tube test is great. Worst part is no food or drink for an hour before.

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Reply #1081 on: March 20, 2021, 01:38:29 PM

I've had worse things done to me. And according to some people I don't have any brain matter to lose anyway.  why so serious?

Sometimes irony is pretty ironic.
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Reply #1082 on: March 20, 2021, 02:15:14 PM

no thank u
I'm with schild on this. No thank you... after watching the old research team swab people for Flu and how far that swab goes into your head? No. Not donating any of my brain matter for a test. Stick me in the arm and draw blood.
Wait what?

Are you guys really balking at a nasal swab? I have two of those things scheduled for next week to make sure I'm Covid clear before a minor procedure, and I haven't given it two thoughts.

Am I missing something?

Maybe they are getting lobotomized? It's really not that bad: 2 cm up in the nose. At a testing station I had it performed on by a nurse in the same way, so this seems to be the proper procdure.




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Reply #1083 on: March 20, 2021, 06:41:42 PM

I should have mentioned I've already had this before, but they do go further back than two cm here. They definitely go scraping back o' the sinuses, I just didn't find it that sensitive.

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Reply #1084 on: March 20, 2021, 11:04:06 PM

The typical swab PCR test uses a nasopharyngeal swab and has to go way back in.

The Austrian test pictured is an antigen test which apparently does not require the brain massage depth. Antigen tests have a fairly high false negative rate (though low false positive rates, just like PCR).

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