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Yes, definitely 135 58.19%
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Old 16.01.2021, 17:45
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Re: Covid Vaccine: Will you get it?

My wife got it 3 days ago. Needless to say, no side-effects.
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Old 16.01.2021, 17:51
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Is your wife over 80 or in the Bundesrad?
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Old 16.01.2021, 21:49
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Re: Covid Vaccine: Will you get it?

My friend is pregnant (8th month) and was asked in hospital if she wants to be vaccinated. they want pregnant woman to be vaccinated. first time, she was shocked, not expecting the question. said she has to think about it. second time, she said NO.
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Old 16.01.2021, 21:58
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My friend is pregnant (8th month) and was asked in hospital if she wants to be vaccinated. they want pregnant woman to be vaccinated. first time, she was shocked, not expecting the question. said she has to think about it. second time, she said NO.
They specifically state that pregnant women should not get vaccinated, on every single official site, iím not going to bother linking them because iím sick of doing homework for idiots
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My friend is pregnant (8th month) and was asked in hospital if she wants to be vaccinated. they want pregnant woman to be vaccinated. first time, she was shocked, not expecting the question. said she has to think about it. second time, she said NO.
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They specifically state that pregnant women should not get vaccinated, on every single official site, iím not going to bother linking them because iím sick of doing homework for idiots
I doubt they are idiots. In such remote areas many people are simply illiterate, so sending a link or brochure is useless...

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Old 16.01.2021, 22:26
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They specifically state that pregnant women should not get vaccinated, on every single official site, iím not going to bother linking them because iím sick of doing homework for idiots
The guidance is changing very rapidly e.g. the Irish Health Service Executive now recommends it.

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If you are pregnant, you should get the COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine will reduce the chance of you becoming very unwell.

It may also reduce the chance of complications during pregnancy, such as premature labour. This can happen if you are seriously ill with COVID-19 (coronavirus).

As this is a new vaccine, we are still learning about the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine in pregnancy and breastfeeding. The vaccine was not tested on pregnant women or breastfeeding women.

But the information we have so far shows that the vaccine does not have any negative effect on babies in the womb or breastfed babies. It is not a live vaccine, so cannot infect either mother or baby with COVID-19. The vaccine is rapidly broken down in the body and cannot become part of your or your babyís DNA.

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Old 16.01.2021, 22:47
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The guidance is changing very rapidly e.g. the Irish Health Service Executive now recommends it.
Well thatís progress, but also, would still recommend following the advice of local authorities as there are multiple vaccines now available

On my side, absolutely 100% getting one. I had to work for a significant period over a decade ago in the Gambia, before i went, i got just about every vaccine i could get my hands on.

Of course now, you wonder how effective itís going to be in terms of getting a country back on itís feet while the anti vaxxers have been so hard at work thereís a stupid possibility that weíre going to have to keep looking after their dumb asses by staying inside because we wonít reach the required immunity level and we canít criminalize being gullible AF.
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Old 17.01.2021, 01:37
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Is your wife over 80 or in the Bundesrad?
This is something I don't get at all. Instead of proudly leading the pack and talking about it to increase vaccination rates, the BR (federal council) got vaccinated ahead of the general schedule in a clandestine manner. As if it were something that needed hiding.

Alternatively, as if the BR was afraid to lead and show the way.
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Old 17.01.2021, 08:16
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Re: Covid Vaccine: Will you get it?

I would have preferred it had they done it out in the open, even publicly.

On the other hand they, and their aides, are essential workers.

The priority system in place is set to protect those most likely to die, rather than to reduce the transmission. IMHO the latter is more important, but they didnít listen to me. So I got in their queue and got my jab fairly quickly.

But I still think it should have been a school teacher.
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Old 17.01.2021, 08:32
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I would have preferred it had they done it out in the open, even publicly.

On the other hand they, and their aides, are essential workers.

The priority system in place is set to protect those most likely to die, rather than to reduce the transmission. IMHO the latter is more important, but they didnít listen to me. So I got in their queue and got my jab fairly quickly.
I think it's also to stop the hospitals overflowing. Old people are more likely to be hospitalised with COVID as we all know but they also take so much longer to get better, often months before they can be released from hospital.

These occupied beds can't be used to treat people suffering from anything else.
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Old 17.01.2021, 09:27
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I would have preferred it had they done it out in the open, even publicly.

On the other hand they, and their aides, are essential workers.

The priority system in place is set to protect those most likely to die, rather than to reduce the transmission. IMHO the latter is more important, but they didnít listen to me. So I got in their queue and got my jab fairly quickly.

But I still think it should have been a school teacher.
The most working teachers are under 65, so the virus is not that dangerous for a teacher if healthy. And the teachers with serious medical conditions are getting the priority in vaccination just like you and the others with serious indications.
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Re: Covid Vaccine: Will you get it?

While avoiding teachers getting the virus is part of my thinking, my main concern is they provide a means of it spreading from family to family. One infected kid giving it to a teacher, who gives it to the other kids and their fellow teachers who give it to their kids ...

Of course you would still have child to child spread but having the teachers in the conduit can make it much worse.

My Mum was a primary school teacher all her working life. About the only time you wasnít suffering sniffles, coughs and the general lurgy was in the summer, when the schools were closed for two months.
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Old 17.01.2021, 10:19
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Is your wife over 80 or in the Bundesrad?
She works at the cytopathology lab, and takes lung fluid samples of patients on a daily basis, thus among the highest possible risk group. The staff didn't even need to sign-up for it, it was proactively recommended by the Hospital's management, but it was optional (one of my wife's colleagues chose not to get vaccinated).
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Re: Covid Vaccine: Will you get it?

Norway is reporting concerns regarding the Pfizer vaccine for the elderly. Perhaps nothing to be too alarmed by but Australia seems to be taking it very seriously.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...der-rise-to-29
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Is your wife over 80 or in the Bundesrad?
My wife's 76 year old step mother was vaccinated 10 days ago in the UK, I guess the 80+ year old don't answer their phones & her surname begins with B.
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Old 17.01.2021, 18:27
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The most working teachers are under 65, so the virus is not that dangerous for a teacher if healthy. And the teachers with serious medical conditions are getting the priority in vaccination just like you and the others with serious indications.
Health staff and teachers are planned to be vaxed together with the elderly and younger people with serious underlying conditions in CZ, that is when there are enough doses.
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My wife's 76 year old step mother was vaccinated 10 days ago in the UK, I guess the 80+ year old don't answer their phones & her surname begins with B.
Havenít they already moved onto the over 70s in the UK?
So she qualified in any case.
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Had it two days ago. All good.
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Havenít they already moved onto the over 70s in the UK?
It seems to be variable. My parents (89 and 88) have an appointment for Monday 25th, and they have been told that they have to go to a pharmacy 20 km away to get it done. Their friend who is also 89, same village but registered at a different group practice, was vaccinated more than a week ago and much closer to home.
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While avoiding teachers getting the virus is part of my thinking, my main concern is they provide a means of it spreading from family to family. One infected kid giving it to a teacher, who gives it to the other kids and their fellow teachers who give it to their kids ...

Of course you would still have child to child spread but having the teachers in the conduit can make it much worse.

My Mum was a primary school teacher all her working life. About the only time you wasnít suffering sniffles, coughs and the general lurgy was in the summer, when the schools were closed for two months.
It's a numbers "game":
75% of the dead were 80+ years old, 453k people are in that age group. Another 20% were in their 70ies, that should be another 700k or so.

Those 1.2mln vaccinations (2.4mln doses) are enough for ~30% of the working-age population, but that doesn't stop the danger for the elderly.

The British virus variant has appeared for the first time in an elderly care home in CH, in Ticino, 3/4 of the residents have been infected in a very short time. Ticino is banning visitors from the care homes again, the ban has been issued Friday, probably effective immediately.
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