Post by Mighty Jack on Jul 2, 2021 16:38:30 GMT -5
Sorry to read that about your Aunt. My condolences.
But happy for you that you passed the 2-week mark.
It is odd to go out without a mask, some stores I frequent recommend wearing them anyway, and my library still requires them (I accidentally went in without it the other day, grabbed my item from the hold shelf, and was at the self-checkout when I noticed a couple of the ladies staring at me, I had that "oh, crap" moment and put on my "I'm sorry" face. (but at that point, there was no point in rushing back to grab a mask from the lobby)
Interesting article from the BBC. Young people are less likely to catch Covid-19 but if they do catch it and its bad enough that they have to go to the hospital their risk of long term health effects are almost as bad as with older people.
According to the study quoted here, if a person over 50 gets hospitalized with covid-19 they have a 51% chance of getting at least one potentially long term nasty problem. Usually it is a damaged Kidney, Lung or Heart. The chance is 44% for someone in their 40's and 37% chance for someone in their 30's.
So if you are a healthy 35 year old who refuses to take the vaccine so you can "own the liberals" and you get unlucky and get a bad case, it probably won't kill you. But you have a 37% chance of never be able to walk up a flight of stairs again without stopping to catch your breath or you now have a heart or kidney condition which limits what you can do. And maybe, if your unlucky or refuse to listen to those damn doctors, you might end up needing an expensive transplant to save your live 20 or 30 years from now. 17% of people in their 30's who get hospitalized for covid-19 need someone to take care of them for weeks maybe months once they leave the hospital.
It's just not worth the risk. Please get your shot if you can.
Post by davidbeegah on Nov 9, 2021 19:46:34 GMT -5
I just went out and got my J&J Booster shot this afternoon. Left arm where I got poked is all that is bothering me now. Very minor pain. We shall see how this whole thing comes out.
"If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you oughtta go back home and crawl under your bed. It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross; but it's not for the timid." -- Q
I went to bed right after I posted that ^^^^. I was tossing and turning and woke up around 6:00ish and took my temp again and it had gone down to 99 point something. I took it again about 40 minutes ago and it was back up to 101.1. I'm not shivering constantly like I was, though, and I actually feel better.
Hopefully, that's something.
Don't know how accurate my thermometer is, maybe I should get the kind you stick in your ear. Definitely higher than normal, though, as I'm usually around 96/97. My skin doesn't feel hot anymore, and I don't have that ague-y feeling I had earlier.
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