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Thursday, December 30, 2021


The year is almost over and I find the current state pretty scary.

I'm thinking of COVID. Yes, I have my 2 vaccine shots and the booster, but ... Real-world data from the U.K. showed that efficacy of a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine waned significantly at the 10-week mark, leaving boosted individuals at risk of infection with Omicron. COVID Vaccine Booster Efficacy Against Infection May Fade Quickly

And the latest advice from the CDC about people who are infected going back to work in 5 days instead of 10 (with no negative test required) ... well, is not the greatest advice if you really are trying to shut down transmission - COVID isolation cuts priotizes business over health, say scientists

And if we do all get infected with Omicron, and that seems increasingly inevitable, at least 50% of us will probably get Long Covid, which can damage so many organs and systems, including our brains ... Vaccinated Isn’t Enough: Omicron Carries the Risk of Long Covid

Why have we not considered a 4th booster, as Israel has? Why are the CDC and the government prioritizing the economy over our health? Why won't people face up to their responsibility to each other and get vaccinated, wear masks, socially distance? People are dying. To most of us, that apparently doesn't matter anymore, as long as we can still party like it's 1999.


Blogger Katherine Nielsen said...

If it's any encouragement, it seems likely that omicron is much less likely to cause lung damage.
This was an interesting video about omicron :

5:35 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Happy New Year! After having been double vaxxed and boosted, I came down with Omicron the day after Christmas. It was pretty rough for a day or two, but the symptoms faded very quickly. Today, I feel 100%. Will it be long COVID? I sure hope not! In any case, I feel fine now, but I would not have wanted to go through it without being vaccinated.

6:49 PM  
Blogger crystal said...

Katherine, thanks for the video. They keep finding out more about Omicron - a lot to keep up with.

12:53 AM  
Blogger crystal said...

Hi Jeff. So glad to hear that you are ok after having gotten it. Hope your family is ok too. Scary living in the time of pandemic!

12:55 AM  

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