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« Reply #7280 on: June 22, 2022, 10:08:10 AM »
It certainly helped me mend in a timely fashion.

That's good to hear, and I did not know it was already in circulation in the US.

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« Reply #7281 on: June 22, 2022, 10:11:25 AM »
That's good to hear, and I did not know it was already in circulation in the US.

My doctor prescribed it for me when my onset of symptoms was still quite new.
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« Reply #7282 on: June 22, 2022, 10:15:12 AM »
My doctor prescribed it for me when my onset of symptoms was still quite new.

Excellent service - under the circumstances, of course.

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« Reply #7283 on: June 22, 2022, 10:22:23 AM »
Excellent service - under the circumstances, of course.

All in all, I am pleased with the care.
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« Reply #7284 on: June 22, 2022, 03:19:49 PM »
My doctor prescribed it for me when my onset of symptoms was still quite new.

Very glad to hear that it was available for you. Yes, it's been rolled out for at least a couple of months now in the U.S., but it isn't equally available everywhere. And there are serious drug interactions that mean that some people cannot take it and must rely on something else, a different antiviral, or a monoclonal antibody - of which there is only one available that is at all effective against Omicron and subvariants... as the director of our health department recently said, Paxlovid is by far the treatment of first choice if it's not contraindicated for some reason.

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« Reply #7285 on: June 22, 2022, 03:48:42 PM »
Very glad to hear that it was available for you. Yes, it's been rolled out for at least a couple of months now in the U.S., but it isn't equally available everywhere. And there are serious drug interactions that mean that some people cannot take it and must rely on something else, a different antiviral, or a monoclonal antibody - of which there is only one available that is at all effective against Omicron and subvariants... as the director of our health department recently said, Paxlovid is by far the treatment of first choice if it's not contraindicated for some reason.

I had to discontinue my statin for a couple of weeks, while the Paxlovid was in my system.
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« Reply #7286 on: June 27, 2022, 01:17:11 PM »
Finally got a Positive score on my Covid test after four tries!  :)

I see what I was doing wrong the whole time. I was staying home, avoiding everyone for two years. But no! Don't do that, stupid! You'll never pass the test that way!

My employer tells me to go back to work. They have a big celebration for their 100th birthday, and the office is extremely crowded, and you have to get past 50 people blocking the hallway, maskless, in order to get to your desk. I think that is most likely what helped. I get it now, you have to be around people!

Wow, I'm so dumb and reckless, people in power should definitely make decisions for me because I don't know what I'm doing. Two years of failing the test, how pathetic! Obviously I cannot figure this out on my own.


(although idk what the intention was with the mandatory vaccines for employees was that I ended up getting... I was trying to test positive, but vaccines are trying to make you test negative? Why did they try to make it harder?  ??? Oh well... they didn't really help, so doesn't really matter I guess)
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« Reply #7287 on: June 27, 2022, 03:56:43 PM »
If you're healthy enough to be up and on the internet posting dull witted sarcasm while positive with covid  then the vaccine may helping far more than you seem able to see.

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« Reply #7288 on: June 27, 2022, 10:02:36 PM »
Vaccines are not especially trying to make you test negative. The primary goal of developing a vaccine so rapidly was to keep you alive.

So far it’s working.
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« Reply #7289 on: June 29, 2022, 12:41:50 PM »
During delta times, I think that was more likely the case that it's very effective at keeping you out of the hospital.
But nowadays, not quite the same... no way to compare me specifically, exactly unless you split reality in two and fork the two scenarios of getting the vaccine vs. not getting it.
When my mom got it (few months ago, not vaccinated) it wasn't worse than mine. So at this point I'm not sure how much it's needed.
Was only healthy enough after a few days. First few days, couldn't even drive to the store to pick up food or submit the covid test.
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« Reply #7290 on: June 29, 2022, 01:11:54 PM »
Right. So you’re making witticisms about a vaccine that was developed and most likely given to you before omicron existed, on the basis that you think it wasn’t needed for omicron.

No doubt you’re one of these people who thinks fixing the Y2K bug was a waste of effort because everything was fine afterwards.
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Re: Coronavirus thread
« Reply #7291 on: June 29, 2022, 01:41:41 PM »
Deep breaths, greg!
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« Reply #7292 on: June 29, 2022, 01:42:13 PM »
no way to compare me specifically, exactly unless you split reality in two and fork the two scenarios of getting the vaccine vs. not getting it.


We already have that information in analysis of death rates in the vaccinated vs unvaccinated, and in much other data elsewhere:



https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-to-compare-covid-deaths-for-vaccinated-and-unvaccinated-people/