Just two more weeks until I can get back to licking doorknobs!
♬ "It's a nice day for a... vaccination" ♬
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Just two more weeks until I can get back to licking doorknobs!
I'm just looking forward to returning to that most traditional of greetings: eyeball licking.
Humbert Humbert, is that you?
I genuinely don't understand how everyone is getting vaxed right now. I'm checking https://myturn.ca.gov/ every five minutes or so and just keep getting "Nope, sucks for you still."
I'm jealous as hell.
Huh. Didn't expect that message to land here.
Can, check your BMI privilege. It's probably still there.
Dan* check your.... Autocorrect
Some counties and providers are doing a list where you can sign up if you'd be able to show up within (x minutes) of getting a text saying "we have open vials that need to be used tonight, get here now."
Also you may be underestimating how old and feeble some of us are.
Can confirm, that worked here for out of cycle access. The dividing line was 30 minutes from the call.
Interesting, they went to the trouble of putting that "keep this doc. somewhere" admonition in Spanish too.
So, Moscone really is taking all comers? I ask because I went by there yesterday, but I didn't go for it because I don't meet any of the latest eligibility descriptions.
I run a restaurant. That makes me a farmer.
Hey, that makes a helluva lot more sense than Vince McMahon receiving tax-payer money for his "essential business" that punishes potential union-creators.
Congratulations! You should be gay any minute now.
Not pansex? As in LGBTQAIIPNN?
VITA AGRICOLAM EST BONA
Appropriately enough, this video (which its credits note as being shot at the Lounge) just went live, and it's a song about emotional resilience during the pandemic:
Lucky you. I got AstraZeneca, thanks to its 10 week period between shots I can't get back to knob licking until May.
I expect to start to feel an urge to buy Windows any minute now.
kfm, you can lick your own knob all you want! and if you ask nicely, you might get to lick other people's knobs too.
Congratulations! Much as it pains me to say this, it seems to show that Trump was actually better at SOMETHING than the people in charge in my country. I don't really expect to get my first shot before early summer, if that.
It's so weird that nobody is thanking Trump for gutting the CDC, shutting down the pandemic task force, and withdrawing the US from the WHO.
And just think of all the money we saved by not manufacturing and distributing working masks, tests, or even having press conferences.
Just to be clear: That was my frustration speaking (frustration that a weapons-grade agglutination of careless incompetence like Trump could accomplish something at which our local government failed), and not any admiration for the man.
Pretty sure the previous president had as little to do with this as possible, and in fact obstructed it for as long as he could until it suddenly occurred to him that presenting a "cure" (yes, I know, vaccines aren't cures, but he doesn't know and doesn't care) might get him reelected - and then that was too little too late, because despite claiming success before the election, actual clinical approval took in its own sweet time and didn't happen until after.
So not sure why you're giving the previous president any credit whatsoever. Also, he slow-rolled vaccination for the remainder of his presidency, and it took a different president to artificially accelerate it - and this acceleration seems to be what you're praising right now. (Serious question: are you aware that the US has a different president?)
Regarding the "artificial acceleration" I mentioned:
I'm totally in favor of vaccination and give no craps about what order it happens in. My local authorities looked at the tiers and decided those were optional, and made up their own arbitrary rules about who gets what when. Further, whether one group is measurably "done" before another group starts getting access to the limited supply is totally irrelevant to them. So Biden asserting "vaccines for everyone by July 4" is at least as fine and valid as any other schedule at this point.
I went to Moscone on Sunday for my first shot. That place has a serious Close Encounters vibe going on, with that football field of medical cubicles and whatnot. I think I was in and out in 25 minutes, which included the 15-minute wait.
No side effects at all. But for some reason, I really do want to check out Microsoft’s new XBox Series X, the fastest, most powerful Xbox ever.
Of course the wealthy are getting vaccinated before our most vulnerable. Ashamed to see what SF has become
can you back that up with numbers? or are you just repeating something that sounded cool when you saw it on the internet?
Being wealthy has a strong correlation with being old and fat and thus among the most vulnerable. You were expecting justice from life?
Shot 1: Nothing to speak of. Minor ache at injection site, that day.
Shot 2: Knocked me on my ass. Major body aches, and I was so exhausted that I could not be vertical. That lasted for 14+ hours. Symptoms began about 8 hours after the shot, so day 2 was a total write-off. I started to feel somewhat better around the middle of day 2, and slept through most of the rest of it. I was fine by the morning of day 3.
Strongly recommend you prep some food you can eat while lying down, because even standing up long enough to cook something was not gonna happen.
Buried in the paperwork they hand you after shot 1 is a link to vsafe.cdc.gov where you can sign up for a survey of symptoms. They text you once a day for a simple check-in for a couple weeks after your shot.
After reading that comment, I e-mailed a friend who'd recently gotten the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine. (I plan on getting vaxxed when I'm eligible, but I definitely want to be prepared for any potential side effects.) She replied this morning with a story similar to yours:
My parents are getting their second doses this week or next (Pzifer I think?), so I'll be keeping an eye on that. Definitely all good stuff to know in advance of my eventual jab(s).
It's so individual though. My partner (got Moderna) and my father (got Pfizer) both had nothing more than sore arms with both doses. But I do recommend to folks that they schedule themselves 48 hours of down time after shot 2.
Yeah, it's super random.
Just yesterday, I asked another teacher-friend about hers. She and two other friends all got the Pfizer two-dose. The other two had harsh reactions after the second dose, but my friend didn't - she said she still did her daily biking and swimming whilst the other two were bed-ridden.
But yeah, whenever I'm finally eligible, I'm hedging my bets and clearing my schedule the day after my second dose (or one dose, if it's the J&J).
Same, except my onset for shot 2 was more like 4 hours. I got lost in the (rather small) Safeway in my neighborhood trying to grab a few things for dinner, and wound up bringing home frozen P.F. Chang's because "it looked good" (spoiler: it did not look good). By the time I got home, I was typing gibberish instead of text messages because I could barely focus. The next day was the "too exhausted to be vertical" day and I woke up at 8am on day 3 fit as a fiddle.
I’m so pleased.
Awesome, finally us Canadian's can be jealous about our neighbours to the south again... At the rate we are "inching" out our vaccination program, I expect that it will be September before I am eligible for a jab.
People-pleasing Moscone playlist revealed!