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Wolfe
2 months ago

Since people are spreading rumors on here again, here are facts that were wrong in other comments:

1) @Jillie: Norway has deaths: Yes, they do. There are side effects to ALL drugs and ALL vaccines. It’s a competition of how many deaths by vaccine vs. deaths by disease PER CAPITA.

2) @Mitch: Not exactly. You can have the virus on your clothing or something and be a “carrier” that way. You cannot however be a carrier in the normal usage of that term (silently infected and replicating it typhoid-mary style). If your vaccination has taken effect, any virii you take internally should be killed off (which is why YOU don’t get sick).

3) @David: Not true. Without overcomplicating this, you have IMMEDIATE immunity (instant kill, you won’t even notice it) for about 6 months, short term immunity (you fight it off again easily) for about 18-24 months, and are expected to have *some* immunity for about a decade (obviously not proven yet, but based on similar virii).

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Wolfe
2 months ago
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3…) Each of those times is based on exposure to either the vaccine OR the real virus. This means once vaccinated, every exposure to the real virus will reset the clock back to full and immediate immunity because your body sees “the war is still on” instead of just remembering how to wage war “next time it’s needed.” So, YES, if you’ve had the vaccine or active C19, you ARE protected for a good long time.

4) @Lori: You are correct to be concerned, just so. We’ve been developing this vaccine for only 3 years, and it IS mostly untested for long term effects. BUT, if you’re at high risk from catching the real virus naturally, the vaccine is still likely to be the better bet. If you’re young and healthy (ultra low risk), you’d be wise to decline until you’re forced.

Continued AGAIN…

Wolfe
2 months ago
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5) @Wayne: “Variants” — by definition a variant is a closely related strain that behaves functionally the same. The color of your hair doesn’t affect your ability to walk. What you are thinking, and has thankfully NOT happened yet, is a SUBSTANTIALLY different mutation, such as SARS-1 vs COVID-2. Think of this as sprouting wings definitely affecting your fish. Bottom line, at least SO far, the current vaccines are ALL effective against ALL (140-ish?) variants currently known (including the “UK” variant which seems more easily spread but just as easily killed). Relax, for now… 😀

jillie
2 months ago

Norway has reported deaths related to the vaccine. I for one will never get this experimental vaccine. Even if it keeps me off an air plane forever. Hippa laws may get recinded if you think you can use this little known law to fly. We will fly out to Florida next October. After that? RV all the way. I do not planes. Heights make me crazy.

Mitch
2 months ago

I am so happy you received the vaccine but be careful hugging your daughter if she has not had the vaccine because you are protected but you can be a carrier and still transmit it to her.

David Puckett
2 months ago

Keep in mind that even the vaccine developers don’t know how long your immunity will last after receiving the vaccination. Most believe the vaccination will only give you immunity for 3 to 6 months, it’s not lifelong immunity.

Lori
2 months ago

I’m not afraid of a ‘conspiracy’ (being microchipped) as you put it…I am afraid of a vaccine that was so quickly developed and distributed….what side effects will show up in 1,2,5,10 years?

Gary Nichols
2 months ago

I’m still waiting for my turn, but I am glad that you took the opportunity to get your shot when you were able.  I wish everyone would get it.  

Alice
2 months ago

Glad to hear you received your first injection! As a Healthcare Professional I was able to obtain my first one just before New Year’s Day. My husband had to wait another week when they opened it up to those above 70 with comorbidity issues! Second one due Tues for me! Still will be wearing masks for a while after though!

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Roger V
2 months ago

Congratulations on getting your first shot Chuck! Very happy for you. Here in Virginia, the Department of Health announced they’d follow the new CDC guideline for including age 65 and up in priority 1B, and then, behind the scenes, restricted it to 75 and up “till supply improves”. Meanwhile according to their own data, Virginia has almost 70% of the vaccines that have been delivered to the state sitting in freezers as they are not in people’s arms yet! Our Doctor won’t even venture a guess as to when we 67 year olds will be eligible. So frustrating.

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David Hagen
2 months ago

Lucky that you weren’t in Arizona. Here in Phoenix everything is booked up for Covid shots until March or even further. We were able to sign up for the end of February but will have to drive 60 miles to the football stadium.

john1470
2 months ago

Yah, got mine yesterday – thank you Mr. Trump!

Wayne
2 months ago

The presently available vaccines are approximately 90% effective against the original COVID 19. New variants of the disease are now appearing from Great Britain, Africa and Brazil and who knows where tomorrow.
Until herd immunity is achieved life will not be as simple as implied by your editorial but admittedly it will be greatly improved.

Charles E Mercer
2 months ago

Chuck, where have you been, the political climate has been hostile the last 4 years.

Uncle Swags
2 months ago

And I thought he was referring to the Nixon Kennedy election of 1960. But I guess we’re all entitled to our own realities. Anyway I don’t go to an RV website for medical consultations, political or religious opinions, or dating advice. Just like I don’t go to CNN, NBC or FOX for RV tips.

Bruce C
2 months ago

Think it’s called “Don’t Be Ashamed of Your Age”

Gordy
2 months ago

Interesting that there are EMS personnel, Police, Fire and hospital workers that all come into contact with COVID positive people and you Chuck gets vaccinated.

Steve
2 months ago

Mike Sokol. Don’t kid yourself. Numbers lie all the time. Maybe not the numbers you quoted. But numbers are used to lie a lot.

Johnny Cox
2 months ago

I don’t think a vaccine guarantees immunity, because of different strains of covid. The flu vaccine sure doesn’t. Good luck, I hope everything works for you.