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    Thanks, Johnny C. Good to hear from someone who's been there. If you don't mind me asking, how did you qualify for it? First responder, medical industry or senior citizen.

    Yeah, sore arm is about the only side effect I've heard of so far, except for a surprising number of seniors dying from the Pfizer vaccine in Norway.

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    I've gotten the vaccine and I'm fine.... second does in a couple of weeks. You'll be alright, Jack. Your arm will hurt for a day or two and that's about it. Glad you're on the books to get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heeeere's Olesker! View Post
    Thanks, Johnny C. Good to hear from someone who's been there. If you don't mind me asking, how did you qualify for it? First responder, medical industry or senior citizen.

    Yeah, sore arm is about the only side effect I've heard of so far, except for a surprising number of seniors dying from the Pfizer vaccine in Norway.
    I've not heard of the deaths from the Pfizer vaccines, I'll have to look into that for sure. Mine was the Moderna brand. I qualified because I work for a hospital group here and we were offered the option to receive it. I was emailed the morning of and told that I had until a certain time that day to do it, so I decided to take my chances and go. I'm glad I did. Keep me posted on your experience!

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    Thanks, Johnny C, and thanks for all that you do.

    Here's the article with the information I referenced. Lots of others out there:

    https://www.businessinsider.com/norw...elderly-2021-1

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    I've not heard of the deaths from the Pfizer vaccines, I'll have to look into that for sure. Mine was the Moderna brand. I qualified because I work for a hospital group here and we were offered the option to receive it. I was emailed the morning of and told that I had until a certain time that day to do it, so I decided to take my chances and go. I'm glad I did. Keep me posted on your experience!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heeeere's Olesker! View Post
    I certainly understand your point, Night Stalker and you have my deepest empathy.

    That said, you're the exception to the rule. I believe most people who don't cover their nose are doing it for (understandable) comfort. Regrettably, it puts others at risk for spreading the virus.

    If I mentioned a nose not being covered and someone told me that they had your condition, I would tell them that I completely understand.
    To be clear, I didn't feel like you were attacking me or folks like me. Jack, you're one of the most understanding people I've known on this forum, and there's a lot of good folks here, so that's saying a lot 😀

    I was feeling a bit defensive when I wrote that, as I'd just been accused of being a murderer by a Karen at the grocery store. She followed me around the aisle trying to "cancel" either me or my grocery shopping expedition. It got pretty ugly and security had to escort her from the store. I just wanted some Wolf Brand Chili, Hebrew Nationals and Pepsi. I didn't know I was causing genocide.

    I feel some days like I have to answer for every "will not comply" anti-masker or for this stupid virus itself, or I'm accused of "supporting tyranny" because I don't care about whatever civil protest the anti-maskers are trying to make, and it's grating on me. I just want to be left alone, by people, politicians and viruses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heeeere's Olesker! View Post
    Thanks, Johnny C, and thanks for all that you do.

    Here's the article with the information I referenced. Lots of others out there:

    https://www.businessinsider.com/norw...elderly-2021-1
    Interesting. I wonder why it's specific to Norway? Seems as though the common factor was they were quite frail in addition to being elderly. Sad, nonetheless. I don't believe you fall into the frail category as you've stated you take quite good care of yourself and are in good shape, underlying conditions aside. That said, if you have the option to get the Moderna vaccine, maybe go that route? I can only speak from my own experience, really.

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    It's truly regrettable that you have been treated like that. Unfortunately, some people need their own zip codes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Night Stalker View Post
    To be clear, I didn't feel like you were attacking me or folks like me. Jack, you're one of the most understanding people I've known on this forum, and there's a lot of good folks here, so that's saying a lot ��

    I was feeling a bit defensive when I wrote that, as I'd just been accused of being a murderer by a Karen at the grocery store. She followed me around the aisle trying to "cancel" either me or my grocery shopping expedition. It got pretty ugly and security had to escort her from the store. I just wanted some Wolf Brand Chili, Hebrew Nationals and Pepsi. I didn't know I was causing genocide.

    I feel some days like I have to answer for every "will not comply" anti-masker or for this stupid virus itself, or I'm accused of "supporting tyranny" because I don't care about whatever civil protest the anti-maskers are trying to make, and it's grating on me. I just want to be left alone, by people, politicians and viruses.
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    It's possible that many of the Norwegian men are in a fragile condition after having been wed to or dated those drop-dead gorgeous Scandinavian women for a long time.

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyC View Post
    Interesting. I wonder why it's specific to Norway? Seems as though the common factor was they were quite frail in addition to being elderly. Sad, nonetheless. I don't believe you fall into the frail category as you've stated you take quite good care of yourself and are in good shape, underlying conditions aside. That said, if you have the option to get the Moderna vaccine, maybe go that route? I can only speak from my own experience, really.

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    Report: Biden Admin Discovers Trump Had Zero Plans For COVID Vaccine Distribution

    As they were settling into the White House on Wednesday, Biden administration officials were reportedly stunned to discover that President Joe Biden’s predecessor didn’t have a plan with regards to distributing the COVID-19 vaccine.

    A source told CNN on Thursday morning that the new administration will “have to build everything from scratch” thanks to former President Donald Trump’s reported lack of strategy with the vaccine rollout.

    “There is nothing for us to rework,” they said.

    Biden will have to start from “square one,” said another source, who called Trump’s nonexistent distribution plan “just further affirmation of complete incompetence.”

    CNN’s report followed the Biden COVID-19 team’s public remarks laying out how the new president will tackle the pandemic, which has now surpassed a death toll of 400,000 in the U.S.

    Vaccine coordinator Bechara Choucair told reporters on Wednesday evening that the administration would create “community vaccination centers” run by federal officials as part of its goal to get Americans injected as quickly as possible.

    The Biden team is aiming to reach 100 million injections within the first 100 days of the new presidency.

    Additionally, the administration plans to issue federal guidelines to states on vaccine distribution.

    https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/r...e-distribution

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCI Guy View Post
    Report: Biden Admin Discovers Trump Had Zero Plans For COVID Vaccine Distribution

    As they were settling into the White House on Wednesday, Biden administration officials were reportedly stunned to discover that President Joe Biden’s predecessor didn’t have a plan with regards to distributing the COVID-19 vaccine.

    A source told CNN on Thursday morning that the new administration will “have to build everything from scratch” thanks to former President Donald Trump’s reported lack of strategy with the vaccine rollout.

    “There is nothing for us to rework,” they said.

    Biden will have to start from “square one,” said another source, who called Trump’s nonexistent distribution plan “just further affirmation of complete incompetence.”

    CNN’s report followed the Biden COVID-19 team’s public remarks laying out how the new president will tackle the pandemic, which has now surpassed a death toll of 400,000 in the U.S.

    Vaccine coordinator Bechara Choucair told reporters on Wednesday evening that the administration would create “community vaccination centers” run by federal officials as part of its goal to get Americans injected as quickly as possible.

    The Biden team is aiming to reach 100 million injections within the first 100 days of the new presidency.

    Additionally, the administration plans to issue federal guidelines to states on vaccine distribution.

    https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/r...e-distribution
    This makes total sense. Can’t get the vaccine, can get the first shot and not the second (like my wife)
    Absolutely no coordination whatsoever
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    Quote Originally Posted by BCI Guy View Post
    Report: Biden Admin Discovers Trump Had Zero Plans For COVID Vaccine Distribution

    As they were settling into the White House on Wednesday, Biden administration officials were reportedly stunned to discover that President Joe BidenÂ’s predecessor didnÂ’t have a plan with regards to distributing the COVID-19 vaccine.

    A source told CNN on Thursday morning that the new administration will “have to build everything from scratch” thanks to former President Donald Trump’s reported lack of strategy with the vaccine rollout.

    “There is nothing for us to rework,” they said.

    Biden will have to start from “square one,” said another source, who called Trump’s nonexistent distribution plan “just further affirmation of complete incompetence.”

    CNNÂ’s report followed the Biden COVID-19 teamÂ’s public remarks laying out how the new president will tackle the pandemic, which has now surpassed a death toll of 400,000 in the U.S.

    Vaccine coordinator Bechara Choucair told reporters on Wednesday evening that the administration would create “community vaccination centers” run by federal officials as part of its goal to get Americans injected as quickly as possible.

    The Biden team is aiming to reach 100 million injections within the first 100 days of the new presidency.

    Additionally, the administration plans to issue federal guidelines to states on vaccine distribution.

    https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/r...e-distribution
    welp, that's no surprise there.. ugh..
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    Quote Originally Posted by BCI Guy View Post
    Report: Biden Admin Discovers Trump Had Zero Plans For COVID Vaccine Distribution

    As they were settling into the White House on Wednesday, Biden administration officials were reportedly stunned to discover that President Joe Biden’s predecessor didn’t have a plan with regards to distributing the COVID-19 vaccine.

    A source told CNN on Thursday morning that the new administration will “have to build everything from scratch” thanks to former President Donald Trump’s reported lack of strategy with the vaccine rollout.

    “There is nothing for us to rework,” they said.

    Biden will have to start from “square one,” said another source, who called Trump’s nonexistent distribution plan “just further affirmation of complete incompetence.”

    CNN’s report followed the Biden COVID-19 team’s public remarks laying out how the new president will tackle the pandemic, which has now surpassed a death toll of 400,000 in the U.S.

    Vaccine coordinator Bechara Choucair told reporters on Wednesday evening that the administration would create “community vaccination centers” run by federal officials as part of its goal to get Americans injected as quickly as possible.

    The Biden team is aiming to reach 100 million injections within the first 100 days of the new presidency.

    Additionally, the administration plans to issue federal guidelines to states on vaccine distribution.

    https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/r...e-distribution


    #shocker

    We're going to be dealing with this for a very, very long time.
    I'm actually surprised that Power-Con is still planning in-person events this year. It's planned for eight months from now... I wish I could be that optimistic in thinking normal travel, hotel stays, convention center get-togethers, etc. are going to be happening that soon if the state of things in the White House were left in that much disarray.
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    Agree 100%. I think it's going to be a long haul...

    Quote Originally Posted by zodak74 View Post
    #shocker

    We're going to be dealing with this for a very, very long time.
    I'm actually surprised that Power-Con is still planning in-person events this year. It's planned for eight months from now... I wish I could be that optimistic in thinking normal travel, hotel stays, convention center get-togethers, etc. are going to be happening that soon if the state of things in the White House were left in that much disarray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCI Guy View Post
    Report: Biden Admin Discovers Trump Had Zero Plans For COVID Vaccine Distribution
    I thought individual states were required to submit vaccine distribution plans to the CDC who has been overseeing it?

    There are already some states on Phase 1B and even Phase 2. Is that not a plan?
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    Well this is just great! Just when I think I'm within striking distance of getting my vaccinations this comes out...

    https://abcnews.go.com/Health/cities..._headlines_hed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dice View Post
    I thought individual states were required to submit vaccine distribution plans to the CDC who has been overseeing it?

    There are already some states on Phase 1B and even Phase 2. Is that not a plan?
    No one has been overseeing it.

    The order from the top was "We made you the vaccine, you figure out what to do with it".

    Most states don't have the infrastructure in place to handle the logistics. Especially for rural areas. Governors don't even know how much vaccine or which kind they're getting (which is massive since there are different storage requirements for them) until it shows up.

    We had the President decline to "pre-order" additional millions of doses of vaccines last summer so they were sold to other countries.

    Yes, some states have been figuring it out - yet still at a much slower pace than what was promised by the previous administration, but the entire vaccine rollout has been an enormous cluster*** and there was absolutely no reason for that to happen.

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    I had my second shot today. I'm thankful. I'm in healthcare and affiliated with a hospital, which is why I qualified to get it. Other than some arm soreness, I haven't really developed any symptoms from taking the vaccine.

    It is really unfortunate to see that there was no Federal plan for vaccine distribution. Never mind that enough doses were not even purchased. This will make this situation last longer than it needed to.
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    Biden gave a short announcement today about the COVID plans going forward. He introduced a 200 page document outlining an action plan. It can be viewed at Whitehouse.gov.

    I skimmed through it. It’s just stunning that something like this never existed until now. The previous administration totally punted on COVID response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCI Guy View Post
    Biden gave a short announcement today about the COVID plans going forward. He introduced a 200 page document outlining an action plan. It can be viewed at Whitehouse.gov.

    I skimmed through it. It’s just stunning that something like this never existed until now. The previous administration totally punted on COVID response.
    I have to agree.

    A virus that has taken the lives of more than 400,000 Americans should have been a bigger priority for the last administration.

    In reality, both parties were using this deadly pandemic as political fodder and many people are now dead because of it.

    Hopefully, the course is being corrected now and this country, and the world, can start to rebuild - both economically and socially.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BCI Guy View Post
    No one has been overseeing it.

    The order from the top was "We made you the vaccine, you figure out what to do with it".

    Most states don't have the infrastructure in place to handle the logistics. Especially for rural areas. Governors don't even know how much vaccine or which kind they're getting (which is massive since there are different storage requirements for them) until it shows up.

    We had the President decline to "pre-order" additional millions of doses of vaccines last summer so they were sold to other countries.

    Yes, some states have been figuring it out - yet still at a much slower pace than what was promised by the previous administration, but the entire vaccine rollout has been an enormous cluster*** and there was absolutely no reason for that to happen.
    This is the page for Minnesota's plan. In the first paragraph it says:

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) determined the priority groups that will be getting vaccine first. The Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Advisory Group reviews the ACIP guidelines and makes detailed recommendations for how to apply the guidelines in Minnesota.

    Apparently there are multiple "Phases" in the plans that multiple states are already well into. My friend is an administrator at a local hospital and has been administering hundreds of shots daily after contacting people on a predetermined list.

    I'm not buying that there was just "no plan". If you look up Covid vaccination plan Alabama the second item is a PDF stating the plan.
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    Guys, we need to leave politics out of it. Political discussion are kept to the Tar Swamp. Please go in there if you'd like to discuss the political side of the vaccine and its rollout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dice View Post
    This is the page for Minnesota's plan. In the first paragraph it says:

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) determined the priority groups that will be getting vaccine first. The Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Advisory Group reviews the ACIP guidelines and makes detailed recommendations for how to apply the guidelines in Minnesota.

    Apparently there are multiple "Phases" in the plans that multiple states are already well into. My friend is an administrator at a local hospital and has been administering hundreds of shots daily after contacting people on a predetermined list.

    I'm not buying that there was just "no plan". If you look up Covid vaccination plan Alabama the second item is a PDF stating the plan.
    I think it may depend on what one's definition of a "plan" is. For instance, the Alabama "plan" that you noted is a 3 page (in landscape view, no less) pdf that's one big chart and about 30% empty space. "First we're going to vaccinate the old people and medical workers, and then we're going to vaccinate everyone else," isn't much of a plan (yes, I realize that was a slight oversimplification, but only slight). That's probably why we're (at least as of a few days ago) last in terms of vaccine distribution.

    Super-generalized guidelines and recommendations are good, but you also need a comprehensive strategy to deal with the logistics of making it happen. It does seem like we're largely in flying by the seat of our pants mode to bring these guidelines and recommendations to fruition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dice View Post
    This is the page for Minnesota's plan. In the first paragraph it says:

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) determined the priority groups that will be getting vaccine first. The Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Advisory Group reviews the ACIP guidelines and makes detailed recommendations for how to apply the guidelines in Minnesota.

    Apparently there are multiple "Phases" in the plans that multiple states are already well into. My friend is an administrator at a local hospital and has been administering hundreds of shots daily after contacting people on a predetermined list.

    I'm not buying that there was just "no plan". If you look up Covid vaccination plan Alabama the second item is a PDF stating the plan.
    That is NOT a plan. That is an order for vaccinating based on age/risk.

    It does not address any of the rollout issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCI Guy View Post
    That is NOT a plan. That is an order for vaccinating based on age/risk.

    It does not address any of the rollout issues.
    So how do you guys think prior and current vaccinations were being handled before this? Just random luck?

    https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-1...ing/index.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sword2Blanket View Post
    Super-generalized guidelines and recommendations are good, but you also need a comprehensive strategy to deal with the logistics of making it happen. It does seem like we're largely in flying by the seat of our pants mode to bring these guidelines and recommendations to fruition.
    Knowing what I know and vaccinations currently happening here I have to disagree. There's some form of guidance out there and there was a plan.

    Looking over the "new" plan it seems like it has less to do with overall vaccinations (other than sending out FEMA for rural support) and more to do with health guidelines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dice View Post
    So how do you guys think prior and current vaccinations were being handled before this? Just random luck?

    https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-1...ing/index.html
    You mean the last time we had a pandemic like this...

    Fauci:

    The separation of the federal government and the states ... was really a lesion,” Fauci said on CNN. “You don’t want the federal government to do everything and you don’t want the states to do everything. ... What we saw a lot of was saying ‘OK states, do what you want to do.’ And states were doing things that clearly were not the right direction.”

    ...

    “The best thing to do is to have a plan, have the federal government interact with the states in a synergistic, collaborative, cooperative way, helping them with resources and helping them with a plan, at the same time respecting the individual issues that any individual state might have,” Fauci said.


    https://www.politico.com/news/2021/0...esponse-461272

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCI Guy View Post
    You mean the last time we had a pandemic like this...

    Fauci:

    The separation of the federal government and the states ... was really a lesion,” Fauci said on CNN. “You don’t want the federal government to do everything and you don’t want the states to do everything. ... What we saw a lot of was saying ‘OK states, do what you want to do.’ And states were doing things that clearly were not the right direction.”

    ...

    “The best thing to do is to have a plan, have the federal government interact with the states in a synergistic, collaborative, cooperative way, helping them with resources and helping them with a plan, at the same time respecting the individual issues that any individual state might have,” Fauci said.


    https://www.politico.com/news/2021/0...esponse-461272

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCI Guy View Post
    You mean the last time we had a pandemic like this...

    Fauci:

    The separation of the federal government and the states ... was really a lesion,” Fauci said on CNN. “You don’t want the federal government to do everything and you don’t want the states to do everything. ... What we saw a lot of was saying ‘OK states, do what you want to do.’ And states were doing things that clearly were not the right direction.”

    ...

    “The best thing to do is to have a plan, have the federal government interact with the states in a synergistic, collaborative, cooperative way, helping them with resources and helping them with a plan, at the same time respecting the individual issues that any individual state might have,” Fauci said.


    https://www.politico.com/news/2021/0...esponse-461272
    To stay out of the political stuff I'll only say that I believe Fauci's stance and comments in this (and many other influences) were directly related to particular opposing opinions.

    Beyond that, I would like to think the CDC, the states he mentioned here, and many other people involved in this vaccination event have learned a lot since the initial stages of the pandemic.
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