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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #255 on: March 18, 2021, 01:44:57 pm »
My BiL was vaccinated late January. I don’t know which if the two, Moderns or Pfizer. About three weeks ago he was diagnosed with pulmonary embolisms. He was exhausted and it was getting harder and harder to go up the stairs in his house. He finally went to the doctor when going up the flight had him breathing like he had just run a marathon. Most likely, a coincidence, but still with the news of late, it does  give one pause. And we are extremely blessed that he didn’t throw a blood clot before he decided to get medical care.
 
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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #256 on: March 18, 2021, 03:36:42 pm »
Lots of spare Astra Zeneca vaccine sitting around waiting for FDA approval, but it won't go to waste. Since it has been approved by Canada & Mexico, the U.S. will send some to them.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/u-s-to-send-4-million-doses-of-astrazeneca-vaccine-to-mexico-canada-in-loan-deal-official/ar-BB1eJ4BJ?ocid=msedgntp

A federal official said, "We only put the virus behind us if we're helping our global partners."

IOW, "America First" does not categorically mean "America Only," & we can't expect to succeed if we isolate ourselves & ignore the rest of the world.
 
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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #257 on: March 18, 2021, 06:02:39 pm »
The Astra Zeneca vaccine has been recently banned in many parts of Europe and, I believe, Australia, due to a high incidence of serious side effects. So I wouldn't be so quick to applaud its use.
 
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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #258 on: March 18, 2021, 06:17:49 pm »
America has been the hardest hit with the virus, so a policy of "at risk Americans first" actually makes sense this time around.

Thus far I think the benefits/risks for vaccinating children is not high enough, as children have such a statistically small chance of having bad outcomes from Covid, and a grade 3 or 4 fever from the vaccine starts to pose more risk than the virus for them.

In the last couple of days I have been asked to go up to the ICU or ER and intubate 3 people with Covid. They had difficult airways, so the ICU doctors wanted me to do it. These people I intubated were completely miserable. One could not tolerate laying on his back, so had been on his stomach for a week. He was still struggling to breath. He was not much older than me, and a year ago before my weight loss I would have had similar some similar obesity and pre-diabetes problems.

At risk people, over 60, obesity (even mild), and diabetes (even mild) should do what they can to get the vaccine as soon as they can.
 
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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #259 on: March 18, 2021, 09:10:34 pm »
I listened to a report that the link between the AstraZeneca vaccine and blood clots is unproven and overhyped--that the risk of clots in vaccinated people is less than in the general population. The World Health Organization is strongly urging countries to restart their vaccination programs, as thousands of people are dying from COVID-19 each day.
All grown-ups were once children...but only few of them remember it. ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, "The Little Prince."
 

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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #260 on: March 19, 2021, 12:24:11 am »
Dyany in most European countries they've had one blood clot which some suspect may be linked with the vaccine - and like Roper said, statistics don't support that. There are thousands a year getting it. If the vaccine would be the one responsible for it there should have been plenty of cases in the Uk, which there is not (my understanding is that none happened there).

So not many incidents of blood clots, no incidents of other serious  assumed side effects. A lot of rumours and opinions yes.
 

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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #261 on: April 05, 2021, 05:46:16 am »
I wonder how some people feel about the added/ changed things in the handbook:A new entry on vaccinations (38.7.13) reemphasizes direction the First Presidency has consistently given since at least 1978. “Vaccinations administered by competent medical professionals protect health and preserve life,” the handbook says. “Members of the Church are encouraged to safeguard themselves, their children, and their communities through vaccination.” (Also see this article from January 2021 about Church leaders receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.)
 
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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #262 on: April 05, 2021, 10:48:50 am »
I get my second shot (Pfizer) on Wednesday! Very excited and grateful.
 

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Re: COVID-19
« Reply #263 on: April 06, 2021, 09:24:38 am »
A bit late to the party, but as I understand it, there have been 7 cases of blood clots that might be linked to the AZ vaccine in Britain. That is in 31,000,000 vaccinations. That is a lower risk than for most vaccines, as far as I understand
 

 


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