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Covid Vaccination Poll Update

Covid Vaccination Poll as life returns to "normal"   57 members have voted

  1. 1. My vaccination status:

    • I am fully vaccinated right now
      27
    • I have had one shot of a two shot regimen and will be fully vaccinated in the coming weeks, with a firm date for second appointment
      12
    • I have had my first shot but do not know/have my doubts about getting the second shot on time (or I am already late on the second shot due to government decision-making
      2
    • I want a shot, will take a shot, any shot.
      5
    • I want a shot but would really prefer a specific vaccine
      4
    • I don't need no stinking vaccine
      1
    • I don't need no stinking vaccine for a non-existent "virus"/it's got a tracking device/will mess up your DNA
      2
    • None of the above.
      0
  2. 2. Post vaccine ...

    • I will continue to wear a mask happily
      43
    • I will wear a mask but won't be happy about it, I should flash a vaccine ID and be excused from mask wearing
      5
    • Never wore one anyway.
      1
    • None of the above
      4
  3. 3. As we head into Spring

    • I worry about another surge post-Spring Break
      20
    • I feel like the end is near, in a good way.
      17
    • I feel like the end is near, in a bad way.
      0
    • I worry that Covid will be around forever - too many vaccine skeptics, too many variants
      16

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animal abuse :tdown

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Posted (edited)

come on :party:

 

Edited by Serioza

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Kinda disappointed that the bear didn't pick up the garmon and start playing.

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I really kinda thought that it might happen
'cause it was right at the feet of the bear. :g

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On 6/5/2021 at 8:04 AM, Dan Gould said:

I am not talking about whether they should get vaccinated. I am saying that the mask-opposed are more likely to have natural immunity and that is part of why we are, at this time, doing rather well, despite loosening or elimination of restrictions.

Also, I don't think the first half of your sentence is entirely accurate on either point.

The first half of my sentence actually is accurate; if you don't get vaccinated, you are more likely to become infected with a mutated strain of the virus, as the immunity from prior infection is not as robust. You are welcome to check PubMed if you'd like to continue discussing this. 

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On 6/5/2021 at 5:04 AM, Dan Gould said:

I am not talking about whether they should get vaccinated. I am saying that the mask-opposed are more likely to have natural immunity and that is part of why we are, at this time, doing rather well, despite loosening or elimination of restrictions

Do you mean the mask-opposed are more liable to have already contracted the disease?  

https://www.harvardpress.com/Features/Feature-Articles/to-your-health-the-swiss-cheese-model-of-pandemic-defense

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Some people say that they have "natural immunity" when they have no idea WTF they're talking about. It's always in my experience when they haven't been or won't get vaccinated.

 

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Finally, it's my turn! Will get my first shot Moderna/Pfizer on June 24th. The second at the end of July. My wife was born one year later (1991) so she will get invited probably this week as well but we decided to wait for her, as she is pregnant. She will get her vaccination after the baby's birth in October.

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DK104230.JPG.jpggot my second shot of Sputnik V today, no tickets to circus this time  but Covid vaccination certificate 

Edited by Serioza

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Finally! Got my first shot Pfizer today. Second will be at the end of July.

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Great news!

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On 6/4/2021 at 6:13 AM, Dan Gould said:

I think (hope) that everyone is missing just how many people do have natural immunity from having had it. That is the best explanation (IMO) for the vastly lower rates we now see, even though vaccination efforts are running out of willing arms and skeptics (as opposed to the implacably opposed) now are free to run around without masks in most places.

I think that's probably part of it - looking at vaccination rates only without considering prevalence of prior infection leads to underestimates of immunity in the population.

This is true even if vaccination provides better immunity than prior infection.  (Which I believe there is evidence of.)

*However* - I'd be careful about drawing really strong inferences from the current decline in cases until more time passes.  We have positive weather effects (maybe finally winding down as folks crowd into air-conditioned indoor spaces in the South).  There has been a lot of unexplained variation in the ebb and flow of COVID that has defied explanation.

Two more comments:

1) If you look at the states with relatively high and rising caseloads, they are mostly states with low vaccination rates (MO, NV, UT, AR, AZ).  And if you look at the states where very low and falling caseloads, they are mostly states with high vaccination rates (VT, MA, MD, CT, DC).

2) The combination of vaccine and infection immunity is a partial "equalizer" in the near term.  But over time, some areas of the country look set for very low caseloads (due to repeated vaccination) and others look set for endemic infection (due to immunity fading over time). 

  

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I'm already waiting for info about booster shots. Maybe too soon, but still, I want to be ready when the time comes. So, conversation from science, starting when?

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