Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

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  1. jlconferido

    jlconferido Active Member

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    Thanks for this one.
     
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    Thanks for this. Please emphasize on number 5 the common myths that are circulating.
     
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    Man accidentally gets one Moderna and one Pfizer COVID vaccine
    By Hannah Frishberg
    Man accidentally gets 1 Moderna and 1 Pfizer COVID vaccine (nypost.com)
    April 16, 2021 | 12:27pm | Updated

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    Craig Richards accidentally received one dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and one dose from Pfizer. WMU

    A mix-up led this man to get a vaccine combo pack.

    While getting his second COVID-19 vaccine dose on Tuesday, a New Hampshire man accidentally received the Pfizer jab, despite his first dose having been from Moderna. Despite the unfortunate mishap, officials say he’ll be just fine, with no further shots needed for now.

    “He said, ‘You ready for a poke?’ I said, ‘Sure,’ and he poked me,” New Hampshire resident Craig Richards told Manchester’s WMUR News 9 of the experience returning for his second vaccine dose this week at the same location where he’d gotten his first. “As soon as he poked me, he looked down at my card, and I think he realized he just gave me the Pfizer.”

    Richards then pointed out the error.

    “I looked at him and said, ‘You did not just give me the wrong shot.’ And he bolted!” Richards said. While the man may have panicked in response to realizing his mistake, Richards believes he also may have just been reacting to getting the stink eye.

    “I don’t know if I had a real angry face on,” he said.

    Shortly thereafter, the man’s supervisor approached Richards to discuss what had happened and to reassure him that, despite the error, all would be well.

    “ ‘You’re going to be fine. The good news is, you are fully vaccinated,’ ” Richards said the supervisor told him. Still, he remained upset and concerned.

    “I’m just, like, ‘This isn’t happening,’ ” he said of his response.

    While medical experts reached by News 9 declined to comment on the situation due to the lack of data regarding mixing vaccine brands, New Hampshire’s Department of Health and Human Services released a statement late Wednesday offering further reassurance. Mixing brands, while possibly not ideal or as effective as receiving two shots from either Moderna or Pfizer, is a safe alternative in an emergency situation, the department explained.

    While not recommended, authorities say receiving one dose of each COVID-19 vaccine brand is safe.
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    “A mixed series is safe, as (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) guidance recommends mixing the series if the brand from the first dose is not available at the second dose,” their statement said. “While there have not been any clinical studies on whether a mixed series is as effective as a complete series, it will still provide enough protection that a third dose is not necessary or recommended.”

    CDC guidelines, available at the organization’s site, note: “The safety and efficacy of a mixed-product series have not been evaluated. Both doses of the series should be completed with the same product.” However, the CDC further instructs, “If two doses of different mRNA COVID-19 vaccine products are administered in these situations (or inadvertently), no additional doses of either product are recommended at this time.”

    Richards says the ordeal has left him anxious for more information, even though he feels physically fine.

    “With everything going on with Johnson & Johnson being pulled, you go home and you’re uneasy about the whole thing,” he said. “They screwed up. Something is wrong over there.”

    Man accidentally gets 1 Moderna and 1 Pfizer COVID vaccine (nypost.com)
     
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    Makers of first PH-made RT-PCR test kit open swab station | Inquirer

     
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    "We may have it bad, but other countries have it worse!"

    Yup, that's pretty much the intellectual limit of your argument. No surprise there.
     
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    Won't waste my time arguing with you fellows anymore.

    It seems no matter what our government will do, you won't show any appreciation of their efforts given the circumstances :)
     
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    There is being something being done, granted, and it is good. What we are "complaining" about is that there are things that could've been done differently that could have garnered a better result. There are things that we all know that are out of the government's control, but there are things that they have control of, yet most of the time they aren't doing anything about it. We are not "maligning" just for the sake of, we are "complaining" because we deserve better. Our frontliners deserve better. Our people deserve better.

    Case in point: the red-tagging of the community pantry organizers. They were created to help, and they wouldn't be there if the government response was adequate in the first place.
     
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    Bye!

     
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    Mm....red tagging community pantry organizers is stupid. As Mayor Vico said about Pasig, wala pong permit to help. The more help, the better. Bayanihan should not be politicized by any side whether pro or anti-govt. It is people helping people at a time of need.
     
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    I am due for my 2nd shot next week with Sinovac.
    I was inoculated , I never had issues not even a feeling of heaviness . i even went out for walk 12 hour after my shot and bike ride after 24.
    I did take 500mg paracetamol after my shot and another after 8 hours.
     
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    (sorry for the OT)

    One thing I've learned in all these years... This is not the forum to argue about politics. I have a few posts here and there, but tried to end the conversation as early as I can...

    Pinoy tayo!
    (which for me means)
    I'll secure myself first before the next person (same instruction when you need to use the oxygen on a plane)
    laws are just suggestions (except for the 10 commandments)
    seeing how other places are during my travels. You want change, start with the person in the mirror (this will not work for us, so I amended it a bit) :ROFLMAO: want PH to be like JPN? replace all the Pinoys with Japanese :ROFLMAO:

    Now I'm back for good after so many years spent in Singapore... Hence, refer to rule #1 above :D
     
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    Mm...even if there is high vaccination rate and seemingly lower risk of outdoor transmission, the mask mandate, I feel, should stay if only to keep people from behaving irresponsibly. Wearing a mask is a daily, constant reminder that the pandemic still exists and encourages people to remain vigilant. Variants caused by mutation are becoming more common and it is not yet clear that the current batch of vaccines are effective against them. People should continue to keep their guard up. The war is yet to be won. Napaka premature.
     
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    actually afaik vaccination is just to let you less ill if got infected, like it teach your body to response faster than none, thats it,

    doesnt prevent you to catch the virus and most of all is not preventing you to spread the virus to others, so vaccinated person should be more responsible as you might not got too ill but how about people around you?
     
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    Again using Singapore as an example...

    Masks are NOT required if a person is working out (indoors and outdoors)

    Hence, even during the "circuit breaker period," you will see people working out/jogging outside without masks.

    Then again, there's a reason why Singapore is the 2nd richest country in ASEAN. They have procedures/protocols in place to take care of the pandemic.
     
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    I've been watching this Youtuber after my wife turned me to him, Paolo De Guzman of Paolo in Tokyo. He is a Pinoy American with a Japanese American wife and a kid they are raising in Japan.

    One of the things they teach kids very early on is community thinking. They don't use threats. Paolo said, they don't say, "don't do that because the police will catch you," which is a very Pinoy thing. Rather, the Japanese say to their kids, "before you do something, think about how it would make the others feel," or "when you do something wrong, how does your action affect the community?" This is just one of the reasons why I firmly believe that the Japanese are the most evolved of all the peoples of the world. Selfishness is shame, to them, and shame is worse than death. Death before dishonor.

    If we were raised the same way, maybe community pantries would work better here. Not every man for himself, but every man wanting to be a man for others.

    As to the government, just ignore them and do the right thing. If you're lucky enough to have a local leader or a mayor who is effective, then count yourself lucky. If not, then maybe remember that on election day next year.
     
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    Yeah, my SG based buddies run and bike around the city regularly unmasked. But the second they stop and settle down, it's masks on immediately otherwise you risk a pretty hefty fine.
     
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    I've been doing a lot of digging earlier if he's Filipino, but as I keep seeing that he's from the US, it made me wonder if he's originally from Mexico.

    I guess it's the Nike Jacket :whistle:

    Funny thing about community pantries...

    They have been around Singapore for as long as I can remember. Some even have freezers for meat.

    Sadly for the Philippines. It just shows the lack of institutions where we can leave our donations for the needy.

    (Sorry again for using SG) We normally receive a piece of paper every other week, if you have old items to donate (clothes, bed sheets etc) just put them in a bag and leave it outside your house on a specific date. Supermarkets also have donation bins where you can just leave whatever food items you want to donate.

    As for the "community basket" near our place... I would normally drop office biscuits every Friday
     
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