This is certainly an interesting time right now. I know many of us around the world are social distancing, self-quarantining, or whatever phrase you are using for it.
So let's take a moment and check-in here and let the community know how you're doing during all this.
[all except the 'go to bed' bit] .... Weeeeeeeell, at this age; going to bed means, getting undressed and LAUGHING at each others nakedness. Ya see, the problems is; not that I have forgotten "HOW", the problem is; "I DON'T REMEMBER WHY".........................what the hell was that all about, and why did I spend so much time trying to get there...................LOL LOL LOL LOL (yaaaaaaaaaa, I know, to many lol's)
Scheduled to get the vaccine this coming Friday. This is how I roll 8 hrs a day.
Trying not to think about the mutant strain spreading in my country right now.
I knew it wouldn't be long before the relaxed Covid restrictions were being escalated again. With new clusters in Sydney and nearby surrounds, other states have reintroduced border closures and quarantine measures to people from NSW and overseas visitors/returnees. It makes sense but there's many who are not happy with it because it interrupts their holiday plans.
Something that concerns and perplexes me is why other governments have thoroughly tested and released Phiser's vaccine while ours has delayed the release until mid-March. Sure, we need it to be safe, but why is our testing and scrutiny any better than the UK, or US's?
That's the way it comes across, that we have higher/better standards than elsewhere in the world, and to me that smacks of arrogance and a self-appointed superiority when new clusters have emerged. Australians are not only concerned by this but now at greater risk of contracting Covid-19.
Fair point, starkers, but another to look at it is that the approval for Pfizer's vaccine did happen very fast in both countries. A whole lot faster than normally happens.
There's a possibility - however small - that things have been rushed. Firstly, the vaccine might not work as intended. It might have ugly side effects. It might not work at all.
New Zealand won't be getting any vaccines until March, by which time we should know which one is the most effective and how it's best used.
And the new variant found in the UK throws a curveball - what if none of the vaccines, which work on the other varients of Covid19, don't work on that one, which becomes the dominant strain affecting the most people?
I got the shot Friday afternoon and other than a little soreness in the injection area I feel just fine. Get the damn shot as soon as you can.
No worries, got this great Mask on sale
Another thing that's pissing me off are the selfish, self-privileged, self-entitled wankers in Sydney who are ignoring the lockdown rules, social distancing and guidelines to go surfing, etc. It's people like these who are spreading the Covid-19 virus and causing greater stress and even death to communities already decimated by the disease.
For mine, these arrogant, self-centered arse-wipes should be fined heavily AND jailed... but before that, I'd confiscate and burn their effing surfboards before their eyes.
It's the same here in the US, nothing but a bunch of IDIOTS!
It's the same here in the US, nothing but a bunch of IDIOTS!
That's the problem in most countries, people behaving recklessly and endangering others. They don't care about anybody but themselves and the authorities need to take a much tougher stand... like some serious jail time and the confiscation of their prized possessions.
Another thing I'd do is knacker them [castrate] to help prevent the proliferation of stupidity.
Except that here it's the authorities who are ignoring their own rules. Gavin Newsom, Nancy Pelosi, Andrew Cuomo, Steve Sisolak (the governor of my state), the list goes on and on ...
Getting dose #1 tomorrow morning. If I don't post again, you'll know what happened.
You fainted at the sight of the needle....
They start with vaccinations in my country after Christmas. Of course, they start with high-risk groups (like my 80 year old aunt). The general population (including me) won’t receive the vaccine before summer.
Lisa got her first injection yesterday. I can't get one yet.
What I'm not sure of is that her shot was from Moderna and she was told it was as yet "unapproved" by the FDA.
Administered by the hospital she works for.
Oh, and a few of my inlaws have had COVID, relatively mild cases.
Turns out wasn't Pneumonia was covid still recovering.
....and keep doing that too....
Apparently EUA (emergency use authorization) was granted for the Moderna vaccine on December 18th.
FDA Grants Emergency Use for Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine (medscape.com)
I know, the suspense was killin' ya.
Not much activity here, which is a good thing, I hope. The virus finally got to me, so already in bed with a high fever. If I'm not back, this fever is nothing compared to the heat up ahead.
I feel like we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. People are getting vaccinated, numbers are going down, season are going to be changing, we got this.
I think Covid-19 isn't going away any time soon, not with more than 7.8 billion people worldwide to vaccinate... not once but twice. It will be a logistical nightmare to administer vaccine to that many people dispersed so far and wide around the world... some in remote, often inaccessible places.
Hopefully, the major, wealthier countries will support the smaller, less wealthy countries and assist in their roll-out of the vaccines. I think that is essential if we are to contain and eventually beat this insidious disease. I believe that Australia has pledged support to our poorer Pacific neighbours. I believe New Zealand has made similar pledges, but at the end of the day, we all need to support each other to overcome this crisis.
Vaccinating everyone is a pipe dream and not necessary - only those at higher risk really benefit, just like with the flu shot. We're not going to eliminate COVID like we did smallpox or polio, barring a technological breakthrough unimagined at present. It may become a seasonal illness like influenza, for which seasonal vaccination may be beneficial, or it may fade away on its own, but we will learn to live with it if it sticks around just as we have influenza.
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