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In fact I just got the second shot (of what might be salt water!) this morning. I figure a 2/3 chance of being vaccinated in January beats waiting until June or who knows when.
Also, if you haven't seen it, this is a great article on "how hard can it be?": blog.jonasneubert.com/2021/01/10/explori...a-covid-19-vaccines/
That being said, so far it seems the vaccines are going to the right people, which is encouraging.
Gary Sax wrote: ^that's horrible
I got my shot today. Took two hours and they decided to give me the Pfizer shot randomly. So only 21 days till the second round. I've heard the second one is rough.
Thanks, but to put things in perspective my elderly parents (late 70s and early 80s) live in the Caribbean and there are no dates as to when the vaccine will arrive on their island. They're okay but my brothers and I worry.
Today she got notified that one of the students in her class tested positive. So she (and the other students) have to quarantine for two weeks. Awesome.
Gary Sax wrote: Fingers crossed for your wife.
My first day back to in-person hybrid class was today had no students showing up in person, so my rhetoric about how I wouldn't come if I were them but I am being paid to do it must have worked. It'd be nice if that continued.
Cough a bit in your next live session.
The Washington Post article on this talked through this problem---some public health quotes on how a strategy would be to prioritize high risk people with the most effective vaccine and give young and healthy people the less effective vaccine while there is scarcity.
J+J getting approved would be huge simply because of production capacity. 100 million doses are on order by June. There's a simultaneous trial on doing two doses of J+J which might rival effectiveness of Pfizer and Moderna, we just don't know. There's also the possiblity that the type of vaccine J+J is conitnues to work better and better over time---anecdotal evidence was 90+ percent effectiveness like four or five months out iirc.
Here's that WP article: www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/01/29...johnson-and-johnson/