fallap wrote:Chemist wrote:I messaged my High School friend (from decades ago) on Facebook who said that she "doesn't trust the vaccines". I pointed out that she's not choosing between the vaccine risks and no vaccine risks - she's choosing between the vaccine risks and the COVID risks.
Depending on her age and health Covid-19 may not be any significant risk to her. I am 30 myself and I don't really consider Covid-19 any significant threat to my personal health. If I get infected I will probaly be sick for a few days and then be back on my feet again. My impression is that a lot of reasonable people who wouldn't think twice about getting a regular vaccine are understandably hestitant getting the Covid-19 vaccine because of the whole vaccine screw-up portrayed by the media with AstraZenica where healthy people have died due to bloodclotting. I mean, can we really blame younger healthy people for refuding to take a vaccine that could potentially kill them to save them against a virus that doesn't pose any serious risk against them?
I am getting the J&J next week, mainly so I can get on with my life and don't need to be tested everyday to lead a normal life.
My relative is a doctor in a small city hospital's critical care ward. They just had a healthy teenager male:
Day 1, critical care coronavirus ward
Day 2 ICU
Day 3 roll the body to the morgue
And this hospital gets awards on Coronavirus care!
This hospital serves six resort towns including Aspen and Telluride and we have an exact repeat of wave 1 except teenagers are now in the coronavirus ward.
The coronavirus ward was disbanded for 3 weeks (no patients), started up on Saturday, and now busy.
My relative has advised avoid airports and indoor dining. This relative advises to enjoy outdoor dining, including bars. Those don't increase their workload.
I'm going to be chicken little for six weeks. I know the caseload in that state is going down. Those resorts, with people gathering from around the world, was the seed of wave 1 and now the seed of wave 5 has started.
I cannot provide a link. So consider it my opinion. Call it Delta, B.1.617.2, or the worst of the Indian variants, but it made the crowded resort bars last weekend and now they are flying home. This strain is fast, but half are vaccinated, but it is here.
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/06 ... -know.html
Note: my relative reports no children age 14 or less in hospital, theoretically little ACE2 receptors. Let us just say most of the patients are obviously high ACE2 receptors.
Late edit: Read BaconBeatty above on this variant. B.1.617.2 "Delta" is going to be "interesting" for those avoiding the vaccine.
Even later edit, my oldest just had jab #2. I wish my youngest qualified for the vaccine. I would do one adult dose now and wait for certification for follow up.