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  1. Same here. Been watching this stuff for months. Also, that Sanotize product which is not a vaccine, has some nice results elsewhere. "It's like bleach for your nose" 🙂 That's actually why I think this one might be treated like a red headed step child. CDC isn't having this one. Other countries are allowing that one no prob. https://www.newsweek.com/nasal-spray-company-pushes-cdc-fda-accept-its-claims-help-treat-covid-1627712
  2. I friend of mine worked in Victim's assistance for the county. About 35 years ago there was a murder of a 13 year old girl nearby. The cops interviewed the father for 6 hours and she said by the end of it, they had him so twisted in knots that he said "I don't know, maybe I did it." He in fact did not do it. It was a serial killer who was just passing through. Luckily the cops did not arrest and charge the father. Your kid get murdered and they try to pin it on you, yeah that's about the worst day ever. That always stuck with me. Seems like a good idea to lawyer up.
  3. I'm all set now. Walgreens was set up and accepting patients for the booster today. Now, a couple of points about the booster process: 1. The recommendation is to get a 3rd dose of whichever of Pfizer/Moderna vaccine you originally received. They asked which I already had and that's what they give me. 2. My doctor had supplied a letter noting the applicable condition. They didn't look at it. It's self report - on you honor. 3. t's looking like the booster will be ready for anyone 8 months post original vaccine as soon as next month. I wish it were a little sooner. Those first responders and heath care workers are still working with covid patients every day.
  4. PSA for immunocompromised: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s0813-additional-mRNA-mrna-dose.html As it turns out I had an appointment with my doctor this morning and he said I should get the booster asap, as I fall into one of the groups for which it's now approved. I checked with my local Walgreens and their systems can't process the booster yet but it should be ready in a day or 2. So if you or a loved one qualifies, the booster is literally right around the corner, like this week.
  5. Solly's in Milwaukee is really good. I used to work near there and got the burger for lunch a bunch of times. I don't recall thinking this is the best in the state, but it was very good. Haven't been there in 15 years though. I should go back and see.
  6. Suns were a really good team that just ran into a dude who would not be stopped. That happens. Congrats Bucks! Giannis earned this. So good to see.
  7. The only thing Rodgers does better than football is hold grudges. The guy won't even talk to his own family. Who does that? He's not playing for GB again. If the Packers press the issue and force him back, he will be a toxic presence. Part of what makes him great is his self motivation through perceived slights is on a Jordan level. See: The Last Dance. He can't just turn that off now. It's what drives him. Pretty sure he thinks he should be the guy with 7 rings by now and it's only because the stupid organization mismanaged things that he doesn't Maybe he's right.
  8. It would be good use of all that J&J vaccine capacity we have now if not for how the FDA botched things. "We have some left over stuff that is so dangerous we yanked it from the market, or never approved it. Should be good for you though,"
  9. Sounds like a lot of people are following the old Luke 16:10 passage about being trusted in small things, you can be trusted in larger things. Some folks know it as the Van Halen NO BROWN M&Ms rider.
  10. I appreciate how these things are always flashing lights, as if they want to comply with our FAA regulations. Thanks guys, very considerate.
  11. What's shocking is The Drudge Report doesn't have it above his "PFIZER CAN'T STOP SAFRICA STRAIN" headline, all caps, in bold red font. Sites love those clicks
  12. Have you tried reaching out to Rec Teq? They have great support for issues like this. I'd be shocked if they didn't work with you to fix it. Are you using their pellets? Yep, lots of people online mentioned how good Rec Teq support is for taking care of issues. I noticed with my bullseye that when the pellets don't light up right away that it ends up overheating at first. I imagine the auger just keeps pouring pellets in and there is a surplus relative to what is needed to reach a certain temp. I just give it a little more time to cool off and find the temp I wanted. Also, I think most smokers suffer temp issues when it is really cold and windy outside. Is that what others experience? I did have disappointing smoking results with some salmon when it was 48 and windy. The week before was 50 and not windy, much better results that week.
  13. Finally going to the dentist, and barber. Didn't wear a mask while visiting with my family who are also all fully vaccinated. I've been having virtual visits with my doctor for a year, I think I'll go to the office for the next one. It's been pretty nice. I'm still not going to bars, and I would probably only go out to eat in an outdoor setting. Not going to a movie any time soon, maybe a couple things like that are still on hold.
  14. I don't think that MI residents are suddenly behaving a whole bunch dumber than WI residents, for example. They are probably mostly acting the same but at different levels of community immunity and different levels of variant in their area. MI had the lowest caseload in the Midwest prior to this. Lots of people who aren't immune there, and with more transmissible variants, behavior that they could get away with before now results in getting covid.
  15. Right. I have been buying the whole get the first vaccine available because the trials were done at different times and the variants weren't around back when Pfizer/Moderna were testing, but it's getting harder to justify when Pfizer just released they are 91% effective against the SA variant, where J&J was only something like 57% effective on that variant. Yes, I get it that it was still 100% good in preventing death and hospitalization from covid, maybe that's a good enough outcome and we should all accept that. I don't know....just saying I think it's fair to reevaluate now that in head to head trials the pfizer vax really outshined the J&J one. I can totally see why people in historically mistreated communities might think they are being given the scraps if it's mostly J&J.
  16. The whole multiple different vaccines thing is being tested by some of these companies to see if that increases effectiveness. AstraZeneca is being tested with adding Sputnik V. But that is a controlled trial done by researchers. It's not something that people should try on their own authority. I mean really people, did that need to be said? Seems so obviously dangerous to roll your own.
  17. They should open it up to everyone at this point. Every state should. We are about to have pallets of unused vaccine waiting for folks to sign up. Already there are about 37 million unused doses in the pipeline and it's just going to go up from there. Pfizer/Moderna have shipped 180mil of that 210 mil by the end of March goal. Obviously they aren't going to reach that, but they are close. btw- WI has been top notch as far as getting doses into arms. They totally fumbled the first 6 weeks, and were near the bottom 5 in the whole country, but since then WI has been top 3 every week in using 90% + of their doses. A couple weeks ago they said less than 1000 doses had been wasted out of 1.5 million used. So I don't think we're wasted a lot here, but I get your neighbors point.
  18. Watched it yesterday, as most are saying, it was much better than the theater cut. I didn't know the original release was a mashup of competing studio exec's and director's visions. It makes sense why it sucked so much now. What a mess they created.
  19. I found some info. Unfortunately, I think the answer is nobody knows until those trials have run their course, but some info hints that vaccines are not useless for blood cancer patients even when the antibodies don't show up. My own optimism comes from how all the vaccines seem to prevent hospitalization and death, we know some of those folks testing the vaccine had HIV (J&J specifically in South Africa) and other immune compromised situations as well. Info on the clinical trial: https://cllsociety.org/2021/02/trials-studying-the-safety-and-immune-response-of-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-cll-patients-receiving-the-covid-19-vaccines/ https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04748185 This one addresses the T Cells specifically: https://www.leukaemiacare.org.uk/support-and-information/latest-from-leukaemia-care/blog/covid-vaccine-faqs/
  20. The vaccines are not 100% effective. They are awesome, way beyond our expectations in effectiveness, but not 100%. They may not work well in folks with immune system issues - like leukemia and others. They are not sterilizing either. Some people are going to fall into that 5% or worse for the non-moderna/pfizer vaccines. Also, some people flat out cannot get the vaccines due to allergies or other reasons. It would be awesome if most who can get the vaccine will get it to help protect those who can't. As far as your friend's dad, I have read similar regarding the antibodies for leukemia patients. Hopefully his B-Cells and T-cells are prepared for the virus even though the antibodies never showed up. They don't test B and T cell response so it's possible he has a level of immunity regardless of the antibodies. That's the hope. The Mayo Clinic is doing studies with leukemia patients who got the vaccine to verify.
  21. Moderna and Pfizer promised 210 mil doses by the end of March. I don't think they will hit that 210 mark (currently just shy of 150mil) , but they are getting close and the speed of delivery has been increasing. CDC site shows 35 million doses shipped but unused. That is an amazing surplus that we have right now and it's only going to grow. States should be opening up sooner than later. Sorry for those of you waiting around for your turn due to state inaction.
  22. As a GB fan, I was hoping the Pack would save that cap space to try and keep Linsley. Having spent a high pick on this guy, and now throwing a bunch of coin at a 26 year old RB is, well, not smart cap management. There's a reason teams don't tie up a bunch of money in 26 year old RBs. Is there any position as replaceable as RB? That money should have been used to make a real run at JJ Watt a couple weeks ago, or to keep stud center Corey Linsley. Don't get me wrong, I really like Jones and I think he's is a better RB than Dillon. I just don't value this position as one my team should tie up a lot of resources in unless we're talking about a dynamic talent like Cook or something. I think I'm being honest and not just viewing it via Dillon owner glasses. I'd likely say the same thing when Dillon's contract is up. This one is going to leave the Packers worse off than had they let Jones walk. Edit to add: Obviously, as Rock says above, this craters Dillon's value. He isn't going to be startable unless Jones gets injured. Drops numerous rounds in the draft in all formats. IMO Jones will be the guy and Dillon has no more value than Williams has had the past few years.
  23. Right, and every single state uses less than 100% of the shots they have. Some more so than others. I'd guess the officials planned for some vaccine grift and aren't particularly bothered by it. We're going to have so much more supply than demand very soon anyway.
  24. I really hate to see so many of you being shut out due to which state you live in. WI is opening up to high risk at the end of this month and it includes practically everyone. BMI >25 is one, and my 19 year old son makes the list at 6'3" 205 pounds. He's got a 33 in waist and no one would ever say he's over weight, he's just 19 with a decent, muscular, 19 year old build. Also seems like women get screwed on the BMI ratings. The charts I was looking take gender into account. Is that right? I got a shot this week due to my job, not due to my defective immune system. What I have turns out to be pretty nasty if you get covid. That was sort of ridiculous that didn't qualify but my job did. Whatever, at least I feel like I can finally breathe. It's been a worrisome year.
  25. One of the pharmacies in my town, says they will do on-site clinics for groups of more than 3 people. They did a clinic at my parents church. It wasn't really the church buying the shots, just contacting them and asking. It was only for eligible groups though, at least for the sign up. Some left overs went to anyone who was there. Maybe it was something like that?
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