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The Covid-19 Thread: News, Preparation Tips, Etc

Crackers Phinn

Either A Blessing Or A Lesson.
Instructions? I haven't heard of anyone getting instructions. Just reminders.
Of course I deleted the email and the link in my text is now expired but there were pre-check in forms to fill out online and then they had a checklist of what to bring (vax card, id,insurance) and it said drink 16 oz of water 1 hour before checking in. The text is dated one week before my appointment.
 

TrulyBlessed

Well-Known Member
Hope you feel better soon! My 2nd Moderna dose is this Saturday so I'm planning just in case ...


I hope you feel better. I felt the same way the day after my 2nd Moderna dose. After resting, I felt better the following day.

Thanks ladies! Sleep, Tylenol, soup, Gatorade, and water are definitely helping. My fever got up to 102 but finally broke. It’s definitely a great idea to plan and pick up recovery items in advance. I went to the grocery store after my shot since I knew things may get ugly. Fingers crossed that we won’t need a 3rd dose. I have had just about enough of this lol.
 

TrulyBlessed

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I've heard drinking water (remaining hydrated - no coffee etc.) prior to the 2nd shot is supposed to help. Also heard you should move your arm around to help disperse the shot after receiving it. No idea if that helps but I'll be flapping mine like a bird on Saturday.

You know there definitely may be something to keeping the arm moving. I didn’t start trying to do arm exercises until the pain kicked in. Then once I started moving it my other symptoms of feeling ill all over kicked in. It’s like the more I moved my arm the sicker I felt. So keeping it moving consistently throughout the day may be a good tip.
 

TrulyBlessed

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I got my second one today. So far, nothing yet. Hope you feel better soon.

Thank you and well wishes on your end too.

A side effect to report is 5 hours of heartburn cured by nothing but time. Tums, Pepto, ACV, and water all acted like gasoline on a fire. If you’re into probiotics it’s probably a good idea to take them before and after your shots. I didn’t but I’m back on them since it may have knocked my gut flora off track.
 

yamilee21

Well-Known Member
A side effect to report is 5 hours of heartburn cured by nothing but time. Tums, Pepto, ACV, and water all acted like gasoline on a fire.
Oh wow, I had heartburn too, but I attributed it to my blood pressure issues. I am very unhappy that less common side effects aren’t listed on the CDC website. It would be nice to know that ‘x’ has been reported by a few people, instead of scouring social media to see whether what one is experiencing has happened to others as well, all while wondering whether one is crazy or imagining things.
 

Crackers Phinn

Either A Blessing Or A Lesson.
India is going off the rails with their second wave.
Why care about India? Indian Outsourcing affects customer service for the U.S.
Real talk

USE YOUR WHITE FRIENDS. That's what they are there for.

Since I personally don't have white privilege, I try to get as many white friends to leverage their privilege on my behalf as possible. It cost them nothing.

Let's face it if black folks were the face of medical marijuana, it would still be illegal. But now that those doors are open anybody not convicted of a felony should be jumping on this especially people who still sell weed illegally and even then there's ways around a felony conviction.

I'm going to tell ya'll something. I had a chance in 1999 to get in on the first and largest Indian outsourcing company. You know how when you call customer service and somebody with a thick Punjabi accent named Bob answers the phone? Yeah that, but I wrote that **** off as science fiction that could never happen. After a chick who invested moved from her apartment in Palms to a house in Palo Alto I decided that I need to be more open to new ideas.

 

dancinstallion

Well-Known Member

From the Article
"Last month, India's Health Ministry announced it had detected 771 variants of the coronavirus in India, including ones first identified in the United Kingdom, South Africa and Brazil as well as what's being called a new "double mutant" variant. (That name may be misleading, because all variants have multiple mutations, and this one has since been given a better name: B1617.) In that variant, Indian scientists said they're studying two mutations that may increase the infectiousness of the virus and also help it evade vaccines."


:nono:


I thought we were in the clear but it seems we will have another wave soon too. I am all for travelling but a travel ban needs to go into effect as soon as possible which I don't think will happen.
 
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Reinventing21

Spreading my wings
There is a new triple mutant variant in India that are not affected by the vaccines...I remember in the beginning seeng a news outlet in India blast China for this. They were positive this virus was not just an incidental 'natural' event...


Japan wants/needs that revenue. They have been pouring money into the Olympics event ever since they were chosen. They had been so excited and honored to be the hosting location and who would blame them? Just like FL didn't want to initially cancel spring break because of the revenue generated. So many places rely on these events for money.

We are just truly going to need a major vaccine that can wipe this virus out. This nightmare just has to end...
 

TrulyBlessed

Well-Known Member
6+ hours after Moderna shot #2. Head started throbbing about 2 hours ago. Some aching in my neck as well. Arm feels bruised. Just taking it easy, laying in bed and hoping this is the worst of it.

I hope you feel better soon! The neck aching sounds very familiar. 8hr Tylenol for arthritis was my drug of choice for the pain. Things have resolved over here and getting some Vitamin C in has helped a lot. May the side effects be short lived for you and anyone else experiencing them.
 

Everything Zen

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Throw the whole decade away. I’ll see y’all in 2030 :curtain::hand:
 
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Crackers Phinn

Either A Blessing Or A Lesson.
Maynnnn, I was watching CNN interview a dude in India who was waiting outside a hospital for oxygen and his brother. He walks off after the interview and shakes his brothers shoulder and found out he had died. What's happening in India right now looks like Italy a year ago.

India's second wave seems to be because they got cocky with their Covid numbers going down (but not disappearing) and their gubment was on board with the mask optional, breathe in each others faces up close religious holidays and festivals.
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I was on a zoom call this weekend where everybody was laughing at me because when Covid first hit the scene, I didn't take it seriously and now I out caution everybody. My take was I know plague history and the U.S. govt under sane presidents never let outside bugs get past infecting a hand full of people on American soil. We didn't have a sane president so here we are. My "wait...what?" moment was hospitals saying that if you get Covid don't bring your :moon: here because we can't do nothing for you. Forget a black president, that's something I never thought I'd see in my lifetime.

Unfortunately, we are living in the making of plague history in a time where the plague isn't restricted to one spot on the globe which is why these mutations are worrisome. We also don't know what happens as a byproduct of the different ways countries are handling things. India is doing mass cremations of infected bodies. How does that affect air quality not only there but in neighboring countries? Yeah, we can go "well that's far away" but people get on planes everyday even during a plague.

I'm just rambling, watching that guy discover his brother was dead got to me.
 

Lylddlebit

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Maynnnn, I was watching CNN interview a dude in India who was waiting outside a hospital for oxygen and his brother. He walks off after the interview and shakes his brothers shoulder and found out he had died. What's happening in India right now looks like Italy a year ago.

India's second wave seems to be because they got cocky with their Covid numbers going down (but not disappearing) and their gubment was on board with the mask optional, breathe in each others faces up close religious holidays and festivals.
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I was on a zoom call this weekend where everybody was laughing at me because when Covid first hit the scene, I didn't take it seriously and now I out caution everybody. My take was I know plague history and the U.S. govt under sane presidents never let outside bugs get past infecting a hand full of people on American soil. We didn't have a sane president so here we are. My "wait...what?" moment was hospitals saying that if you get Covid don't bring your :moon: here because we can't do nothing for you. Forget a black president, that's something I never thought I'd see in my lifetime.

Unfortunately, we are living in the making of plague history in a time where the plague isn't restricted to one spot on the globe which is why these mutations are worrisome. We also don't know what happens as a byproduct of the different ways countries are handling things. India is doing mass cremations of infected bodies. How does that affect air quality not only there but in neighboring countries? Yeah, we can go "well that's far away" but people get on planes everyday even during a plague.

I'm just rambling, watching that guy discover his brother was dead got to me.
I think I saw that interview if you are talking about the dude whose brother was in the backseat of the car dead by the time he got back with oxygen and they were showing different people being broken from different loved ones dying and needing oxygen.
 

PatDM'T

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Maynnnn, I was watching CNN interview a dude in India who was waiting outside a hospital for oxygen and his brother. He walks off after the interview and shakes his brothers shoulder and found out he had died. What's happening in India right now looks like Italy a year ago.

India's second wave seems to be because they got cocky with their Covid numbers going down (but not disappearing) and their gubment was on board with the mask optional, breathe in each others faces up close religious holidays and festivals.
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I was on a zoom call this weekend where everybody was laughing at me because when Covid first hit the scene, I didn't take it seriously and now I out caution everybody. My take was I know plague history and the U.S. govt under sane presidents never let outside bugs get past infecting a hand full of people on American soil. We didn't have a sane president so here we are. My "wait...what?" moment was hospitals saying that if you get Covid don't bring your :moon: here because we can't do nothing for you. Forget a black president, that's something I never thought I'd see in my lifetime.

Unfortunately, we are living in the making of plague history in a time where the plague isn't restricted to one spot on the globe which is why these mutations are worrisome. We also don't know what happens as a byproduct of the different ways countries are handling things. India is doing mass cremations of infected bodies. How does that affect air quality not only there but in neighboring countries? Yeah, we can go "well that's far away" but people get on planes everyday even during a plague.

I'm just rambling, watching that guy discover his brother was dead got to me.
The visuals are
heartbreaking and
sobering.

The world
needs to stop
underestimating
Covid-19.

 

Crackers Phinn

Either A Blessing Or A Lesson.
I think I saw that interview if you are talking about the dude whose brother was in the backseat dead and the mom lost it.
CNN caught a whole lot of deaths in real time because the one I was watching, the brother who died was on a rolling cart they rigged into a makeshift bed to move him around outside the hospital.

I saw something similar over the weekend. Not sure if it was CNN or MSNBC. A woman took her mother to the hospital and while they were waiting outside her mother died. You could see the daughter start to unravel.
As many doctors visits as I had to take my mother to I couldn't imagine looking at the place that is supposed to save her from the outside and not being able to do anything.
The visuals are
heartbreaking and
sobering.

The world
needs to stop
underestimating
Covid-19.

In the Detroit group I'm in, they are saying India is all a hoax to scare people into taking the vaccine. Here's the thing that people with limited imagination and no sense of history outside of YouTube conspiracy videos don't realize: If the powers that be wanted to do some nefarious pooh, they would move in the same silence they always do so that the rest of us didn't find out what happened for a smooth 50-100 years when it was too late to do anything about it. Since it's a free forum, I don't doubt there's some white and various Russian trolls but I know some of the hoteps IRL and this is consistent to what they say every time anything happens.

I'm tired. I think we haven't seen our last wave in the U.S. Even CNN is harping on Fauci about letting people go maskless outside even though we still getting a few thousand new cases each week cuz people refuse to act right. I doubt we'll get close to the 80%+ vaxxed needed for herd immunity and a whole lot of people both vaxxed and unvaxxed will get sick but at least the mortality rate won't be as high as it would otherwise.
 
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