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Old 12-15-2020, 04:38 PM   #1
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Will you take the COVID-19 vaccine? (Dec 2020 poll)

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Old 12-15-2020, 04:42 PM   #2
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As I said in the other thread, not sure why you wouldn't...unless your doctor says you shouldn't or you are a pregnant woman. I just assume this place is 99$ dudes.
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Old 12-15-2020, 04:43 PM   #3
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Yes. All evidence (so far) points to these being safe. The more people that receive it, the more data will be available. I won't be eligible until May/June and that will provide me with 6+ months of data.
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Old 12-15-2020, 04:44 PM   #4
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As I said in the other thread, not sure why you wouldn't...unless your doctor says you shouldn't or you are a pregnant woman. I just assume this place is 99$ dudes.
Well, mario was one of the 3 NO votes and seems it was back when he figured it would be rushed based on political influence. I imagine his view has changed.
And I imagine a lot of people's minds have changed and will continue to change over the next couple months on this.
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Old 12-15-2020, 04:55 PM   #6
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I just read that the mRNA technology used in the COVID-19 vaccine has been in development for 18 years. I knew it had already been in development, but I didn’t know it’d been in development for that long.

I also read that Moderna had already been developing another coronavirus vaccine going back to 2013, which may also partially explain why it ended up being developed successfully so quickly. I knew this was true of the Oxford vaccine, but I didn’t of Moderna.

It’s a myth that this was rushed at all. It seems like the framework was already in place for a new type of vaccine and then it just needed to be adjusted for COVID-19. Everything I read seems to suggest, at a high level, that the house was already being built but then at the last minute the wiring had to be changed a bit.

That’s a huge silver lining to this vaccine. It’s going to prove new vaccination technology - that allows for much faster vaccine development - as efficient. That’s a huge long-term benefit to all of humanity.
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Old 12-15-2020, 05:01 PM   #7
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Yes, when I become eligible, I'm getting it.
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Old 12-15-2020, 05:08 PM   #8
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I just read that the mRNA technology used in the COVID-19 vaccine has been in development for 18 years. I knew it had already been in development, but I didnít know itíd been in development for that long.

I also read that Moderna had already been developing another coronavirus vaccine going back to 2013, which may also partially explain why it ended up being developed successfully so quickly. I knew this was true of the Oxford vaccine, but I didnít of Moderna.

Itís a myth that this was rushed at all. It seems like the framework was already in place for a new type of vaccine and then it just needed to be adjusted for COVID-19. Everything I read seems to suggest, at a high level, that the house was already being built but then at the last minute the wiring had to be changed a bit.

Thatís a huge silver lining to this vaccine. Itís going to prove new vaccination technology - that allows for much faster vaccine development - as efficient. Thatís a huge long-term benefit to all of humanity.
But isn't this the first actual vaccine to use the technology?
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Old 12-15-2020, 06:12 PM   #9
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As soon as I’m able to I am eager to take it.

Hopefully it’ll be widespread by March or April here? We’ll see. But I’ll be first in line once I’m able.
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Old 12-15-2020, 06:51 PM   #10
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But isn't this the first actual vaccine to use the technology?
Yes, and I don’t know the details between how it was tested between 2013 and 2020. But it should reassure people at least a little bit more that the framework for the vaccine wasn’t developed in, like, April.
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Old 12-15-2020, 07:27 PM   #11
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Since I don't have a family doctor, I'll have to wait for whenever it's available in the pharmacies.
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Old 12-16-2020, 02:28 PM   #12
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Just out of curiosity, why don’t you? Is it the way care models are designed in Canada or just a personal choice?
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Old 12-17-2020, 09:38 PM   #13
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Just out of curiosity, why don’t you? Is it the way care models are designed in Canada or just a personal choice?
Lack of available family doctors where I live. Thankfully, I have doctors for what currently ails me: my eyesight. As I get older though, walk-in clinics won't cut it anymore.

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As I said in the other thread, not sure why you wouldn't...unless your doctor says you shouldn't or you are a pregnant woman. I just assume this place is 99$ dudes.
I'm at least a $100 dude.
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Old 12-20-2020, 08:01 PM   #15
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Old 12-21-2020, 06:05 AM   #16
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I'm at least a $100 dude.
Heh, undervaluing yourself really.
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Old 03-24-2021, 11:40 PM   #17
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Yes, when I become eligible, I'm getting it.

Just received my 2nd Moderna shot on Tuesday. I think I had mild side effects, not sure. Could've been dehydration. Doesn't matter though. The most severe of the effects only lasted a few hours. Then I slowly started to feel better through the day. Glad I was in bed and it was around 3am when they started.
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Just got my invite. Pfizer 1 on Monday. Pfizer 2 the day before my birthday at the end of the month. Nice present
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Crazy story.

When I got my first shot last Friday, I walked in and did my paperwork, and as I was doing that I saw a man pacing, and visibly shaking. Didn't think too much about it until he was sitting there about to get the needle in his arm. As soon as the nurse pulled it out of his arm, the dude passes out HARD, like pounding on his chest and he still won't respond. Finally about 20 seconds later (felt like an hour) he comes out of it.

Everyone was freaking out (accept the awesome nurse administering the vaccines) thinking it was the vaccine that made him pass out. Turns out the dude forgot to tell the nurse of his extreme phobia of needles and that he has passed out before when taking any shot. Talk about an exciting first dose.
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