This is certainly an interesting time right now. I know many of us around the world are social distancing, self-quarantining, or whatever phrase you are using for it. 

So let's take a moment and check-in here and let the community know how you're doing during all this.

 


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on Jan 14, 2022

don5318

Great job Doc, Love it!     

👍🤭

on Jan 14, 2022

RedneckDude

Danged if I ain't coughing up the purtiest range of colors.  Mostly avocado green and banana yellow.
I haven't followed this thread. The reason is because I work at a hospital. I see the things they show on the news. Those ICU rooms with the patient getting intibation and the family looking into the room. Scary shit.

I have both shots plus the booster.

To those who doubt the pandemic is real.

Get your shots. Stay Safe.

Speedy recovery to you Jim!  

on Jan 14, 2022

And in addition to what Chasbo said, I have had both shots and still got it.  Although, as bad as it is, I'm sure I have a milder case than if I hadn't had my shots.

 

Thanks Chuck.

 

on Jan 14, 2022

Follow-up to above reply from me:

For one of the staff, this was her second bout of COVID.  The first was November 2020; she got 2 doses of vaccine in 2021 and got the second bout anyway.  Seeing a moderate number of people now having second bouts despite doing everything "right."

And pull through stronger than before, RND.

on Jan 15, 2022


Follow-up to above reply from me:

For one of the staff, this was her second bout of COVID.  The first was November 2020; she got 2 doses of vaccine in 2021 and got the second bout anyway.  Seeing a moderate number of people now having second bouts despite doing everything "right."

And pull through stronger than before, RND.

The vaccinations cause antibodies specific to Covid alpha strain's (the first Covid-19) connector stalks. Delta had mutations in those weakening those specific antibodies which were specific to alpha. Omicron had even more mutations. Thus, despite having antibodies to alpha through illness or vaccination, one can contract Corona repeatedly. There is some good news, though: https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2022/01/05/1070046189/a-texas-team-comes-up-with-a-covid-vaccine-that-could-be-a-global-game-changer

on Jan 15, 2022

DrJBHL

The vaccinations cause antibodies specific to Covid alpha strain's (the first Covid-19) connector stalks. Delta had mutations in those weakening those specific antibodies which were specific to alpha. Omicron had even more mutations. Thus, despite having antibodies to alpha through illness or vaccination, one can contract Corona repeatedly. There is some good news, though: https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2022/01/05/1070046189/a-texas-team-comes-up-with-a-covid-vaccine-that-could-be-a-global-game-changer

There's an Omicron specific vaccine coming very soon:

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/10/covid-vaccine-pfizer-ceo-says-omicron-vaccine-will-be-ready-in-march.html

 

 
on Jan 15, 2022

Victechnical

There's an Omicron specific vaccine coming very soon

That's good, but a vaccine against part of the virus which doesn't mutate is better for obvious reasons...a vaccine specific to omicron will be repeating the history of the vaccine vs. alpha...because what is certain is that it will continue to mutate in the world's  unvaccinated population.

on Jan 15, 2022

DrJBHL

That's good, but a vaccine against part of the virus which doesn't mutate is better for obvious reasons...a vaccine specific to omicron will be repeating the history of the vaccine vs. alpha...because what is certain is that it will continue to mutate in the world's unvaccinated population.
But the various mutations can be a good thing, because the chances that that it becomes less dangerous and maybe even ends up like a common cold, is there.

on Jan 15, 2022


We plan to lock him up in the basement and milk him for his blood....
very funny  

on Jan 15, 2022

JanOscar

But the various mutations can be a good thing, because the chances that that it becomes less dangerous and maybe even ends up like a common cold, is there.

Possible, but even omicron's "benign" course (in most), doesn't mean it's always benign (I would definitely not recommend deliberately contracting it) as it can still yield unfortunate results for folks who were less than optimally immunized, and no one should bank on less dangerous strains in the future although I, for one, would love to see that happen. This goes through it more extensively, although not the Journal of Infectious Disease: 

https://edition.cnn.com/2022/01/11/health/deliberate-omicron-infection-wellness/index.html

Remember...this is not the common nose cold. It can cause severe complications and sequela.

on Jan 15, 2022

Victechnical


Quoting DrJBHL,

The vaccinations cause antibodies specific to Covid alpha strain's (the first Covid-19) connector stalks. Delta had mutations in those weakening those specific antibodies which were specific to alpha. Omicron had even more mutations. Thus, despite having antibodies to alpha through illness or vaccination, one can contract Corona repeatedly. There is some good news, though: https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2022/01/05/1070046189/a-texas-team-comes-up-with-a-covid-vaccine-that-could-be-a-global-game-changer



There's an Omicron specific vaccine coming very soon:

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/10/covid-vaccine-pfizer-ceo-says-omicron-vaccine-will-be-ready-in-march.html

 

Seems an Omicron-specific vaccine will be a bit late and a dog-chasing-its-tail approach anyway.

on Jan 15, 2022

DrJBHL

Remember...this is not the common nose cold. It can cause severe complications and sequela.
I am more than aware of that. I spent more than two months on life support last winter/spring and almost didn't make it. Terrible, just terrible. Still having side effects.

on Jan 15, 2022

JanOscar

I am more than aware of that. I spent more than two months on life support last winter/spring and almost didn't make it. Terrible, just terrible. Still having side effects.

On one hand, I'm so glad you made it and on the other, unhappy you're still having problems. Still, you're here...and I'm grateful for that, Jan.   

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