Coronavirus and the Washington Capitals Part 2

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  1. Calicaps NFA

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    This is a hockey forum. Obviously this is a topic that transcends the sport, so we are allowing a thread on it, but site rules still apply. Politics, personal attacks or insults, conspiracy theories, posting inappropriate comments, etc are still prohibited against sites rules and will be dealt with accordingly. If you cross the line you'll get banned from the thread.

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  2. CapitalsCupReality It’s Go Time!!

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    Good stuff Dave, thanks.

    kinda puts an interesting light on some of the earlier discussion around should we vaccinate right away or not...
     
  3. kicksavedave Not be suck again this year?

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    I think it puts to bed the "which one is more effective" choice fairly well. But when we saw the Astra Zeneca get pulled in some EU countries, it's certainly fair to want to keep an eye on those findings to how how they pan out.
     
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  4. CapitalsCupReality It’s Go Time!!

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    right....and don’t necessarily make a choice to wait based on efficacy...
     
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    I got lucky yesterday and was able to get my first Pfizer shot despite not being in any of the eligible groups. I had been calling pharmacies asking if they were likely to have any extra doses that they were going to throw away at the end of the day. A CVS in the area said they would probably have extra doses available so I showed up and was able to get one near closing time.

    For those who don't yet qualify for a vaccine I would suggest doing the same thing I did and asking local pharmacies if they might have extra doses near the end of the day, because if you don't get that dose then no one will.
     
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    I’m getting my first shot on Saturday. About time!
     
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    Second Pfizer dose for me tomorrow.

    Side effects for the first one were delayed-onset fatigue and site soreness. Fingers crossed things won't be any worse this time.

    It's an unbelievable relief.
     
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    I'm not even in the damned queue. How did you get on a list here with all the eligibility restrictions?
     
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    At my first vaccination site, a walk-in asked one of the administrators if he could get a shot. I'm paraphrasing, but the administrator told him that while they were only vaccinating by appointment now, come back at 4 (an hour before the site closed), and he'd likely be able to get a dose due to a no-show.

    Another friend at a different site (this one in Maryland) was told by his nurse that there were 40 no-shows the previous day.

    If you're proactive, you can get a shot in the DC area, regardless of your eligibility.
     
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  10. AlexBrovechkin8 Playoff chokers, they said.

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    Getting the Johnson & Johnson shot on Friday. Can't wait!
     
  11. kicksavedave Not be suck again this year?

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    So if you get a first shot by taking a no show, do you automatically then get in the que for your second shot? Have to assume the one you replaced isn't getting that 2nd dose that day in two weeks, right.
     
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    You get scheduled for the 2nd one. I've had friends/family/coworkers do this.

    I don't have the flexibility of schedule to hang out for hours at pharmacies.

    My county is way behind. Sucks.
     
  13. NobodyBeatsTheWiz Happy now?

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    Correct. Most places will sign you up for your second shot appointment while you're getting your first. A dose is reserved for you st that point.
     
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    Went directly to RiteAid website.

    My pre-existing lymphoma issue for my immune system may have “helped” (I use that help term very loosely), but they seem to be taking most anyone.

    Being a parent helps (Child Care).
     
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    Yes. From all that I have read and seen. Getting one means auto two
     
  16. AlexBrovechkin8 Playoff chokers, they said.

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    Just got stuck. Got here about 10 minutes early and the whole process will be an hour from arriving early to going through check-in to getting the shot and now taking 15 minutes to make sure there are no adverse reactions. Big time relief! Hope all of you out there that want a shot can get one soon.
     
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    Congrats, my friend! Stay safe. The end is *hopefully* near. I’m in my mid-twenties and my parents and older relatives have been vaccinated, but, I’m still playing it safe until I get the vaccine. Hoping I’ll be able to schedule an appointment in the next month.
     
  18. kicksavedave Not be suck again this year?

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    Cali just announced people 50 and over can get their shots starting in April. Me and the wife will be signing up as soon as we can.

    My 5 year old keeps asking when is the pandemic going to be over because he says "I really miss going to the library". Me too, son, me too.
     
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    Phase 2B starts in MD next week. I'm reading vax-hunter threads where people are talking openly about lying during registration to get their vax appointments scheduled early.

    I find this very disappointing and frustrating. As we open up more classes for vaccination without significantly increasing supply we're passing over the people who have been waiting and sacrificing.
     
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    So shitty, maybe most of all because it's totally unsurprising.
     
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    Contra Costa County expanded to 50+ earlier this month. Hubby at his appointment as we speak. I'm 14 months too young... Grrrr...
     
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    Fair warning, Pfizer dose 2 knocked me on my ass for two days.
     
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    Supplies are picking up and my county just opened a mass vax site. Wife and I are getting Moderna next week.
     
  24. Silky mitts It’s yours boys and girls and babes let’s go!

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    CDC study has 3/2479 or 0.12% 2 dose recipients contracted COVID treating COVID patients, or 0.75% the rate of those who received no doses (2.9% the rate purely by their exposure hour metric)
    Interim Estimates of Vaccine Effectiveness of BNT162b2 and mRNA
    102 people from Washington State test positive for COVID out of 1,275,265 fully vaccinated, even if that represents 1/4 the cases (multiplier most frequently used for positive cases) that’s still just .032%
    https://www.doh.wa.gov/Newsroom/Art...ne-breakthrough-confirmed-in-Washington-state
    https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/COVID19/DataDashboard#tables
     
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    24hrs later and Moderna dose 1 was not too bad. A little swimmy a few times yesterday but hard to tell if that was from the vax or the horrible Caps game. No fever or other symptoms, slept well.

    I read the FDA sheet on it and something like 90% of trial participants had arm pain at injection site and that's no lie. But it's more like a sore muscle than anything else so completely tolerable.

    Moderna is supposedly 80% effective after 12 days and ~95% effective after 2nd dose, which is 4 weeks away. That one will be fun.


    Side note: A friend of mine was vaccinated on the 23rd and just tested positive for COVID, but he has no symptoms. We think his wife got it from a relative a day or two before he got the vaccine but she wasn't spreading to him until after he got his shot, and it protected him enough that he's basically asymptomatic. They're in quarantine now and fingers are crossed.

    But this highlights a lot of what I've been seeing and probably what's contributing to upticks in cases and positivity% despite increased vaccination. People are letting their guard down too soon, particularly when it comes to relatives. The combination of warmer weather and the knowledge that vaccines are being given makes it FEEL like we should be out and about and relaxing but THAT'S NOT TRUE. Not yet.

    I've also read about polls that say half of a certain political party don't plan on getting the shot which threatens to drag this out. I hope they change their minds.
     
  26. CapitalsCupReality It’s Go Time!!

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    I had Pfizer round 2 yesterday. I feel better than after round 1 (just wiped me out with fatigue one night).

    arm is less sore....

    unsure if I’m now sterile, or being tracked remotely now. ;)
     
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