J. Randall Murphy
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On the one hand we have idiots like Gov. Abbott of Texas screwing up on the weather-related problems, then declaring that everything should be opened up, without regard to how many people might be infected, isn't helping.That might be just a little glib with respect to some of the issues raised. Also some interesting sidecar topics, like the Government hiring for neighborhood drone surveillance operators, and several other things.
That all sounds fine.On the one hand we have idiots like Gov. Abbott of Texas screwing up on the weather-related problems, then declaring that everything should be opened up, without regard to how many people might be infected, isn't helping.
Here in the states, President Biden is pushing for mask wearing and social distancing on Federally-controlled facilities, without drones or other penalties, and asking for others to simply do the right thing at a time when newly-discovered virus strains could allow things to get out of control before most adults are vaccinated. It's like two or three months, that's all. By summer, perhaps late summer, most restrictions will be history if people keep their heads.
A moderate approach without the extremes serves best.
That's not entirely accurate. Here's just one example:As to vaccinations: That's the height of superstition that they are somehow harmful and should not be taken.
In areas of this country where that crap has persisted, children's have gotten sick from measles and other ailments because they didn't take the vaccines my son took with no ill effect when he was a kid. I'd rather we not post messages that promote that nonsense.
There are reasons not to take the COVID-19 vaccine, and the potential issues are noted on the instructions we got when Barbara and I received our first doses yesterday. It's the reason why they expect you to wait 15-minutes before they had out the vaccination cards at Walgreens here, and I assume other places.
It's now almost 24 hours since we got our first dose. Other than having to sand down the fangs and the rough hairs, we're fine.
.One significant example that I find very offensive, is a TV chocolate ad, that depicts two adorable young Black American girls, sitting side-by-side merrially eating chocolates. No masks. There are touching each other.
What is so important in that adv, that the producers are willing to irresponsibly expose those little girls to a deadly virus?
". . . the longer-term side effects ( if any ) may not start appearing for 4-6 months, and would be accelerated by the second dose. So I'm going to wait to see how everyone else fares for at least a year before even considering it ( personally ).
Glad your experience was good. I think I read earlier this week that your state is one of the top half-dozen or so in Covid-response, preparations, and vaccine supplies. I live in Florida, unfortunately, where the idiot governor, Ron DeSantis, is 'in charge'.Not so. The vaccine problems are being addressed. They are up to delivering over 2.5 million shots a day.
I got appointments for me and Barbara at a nearby Walgreens. It was for both shots of the Moderna version. We get our second doses on March 30.
The first visit took 30 minutes for us both. This included 15 minutes wait to make sure it’s all OK before they hand you vaccination cards.
No conspiracy or even a conspiracy theory in my post. It's based on the science and critical thinking and deserves to be taken seriously.Sounds like the AstraZeneca issue or another vaccine conspiracy. In the US over 110 million have had at least one dose and there is over six months experience with the trials included. This isn’t a problem for us at least. AstraZeneca isn't approved for use here..
As I write this, it's eight days after we received the second dose of the Moderna vaccine.
In saying that, COVID-19 has caused some of its victims to suffer long-term effects that are being evaluated. Indeed, the vaccines may help alleviate these symptoms with some people.