Started by J. Eriksson, February 28, 2020, 09:18:34 PM
Quote from: D. Engebretson on November 19, 2021, 09:23:18 AMIf getting the vaccine and the corresponding booster does not provide a sufficient sign of support on my part, I don't think that openly advocating for it in my position as pastor will sell it to others who are hesitant at this point. Some here will disagree, of course, but my people know that I am a theologian. I am the guy they go to for answers about God and the scriptures. I am not a scientist. I am not a doctor. I have no credentials in the medical field. I sometimes hear people speak about the use of mRNA and their concerns about it. I finally looked that up on Google. I remembered RNA and DNA from probably as far back as high school. But I can't say I remember much after all these years. Some people think that it could alter their own DNA. One 'board certified genetic counselor' said that it won't (https://informeddna.com/mrna-vaccines-and-your-dna/). He's probably right. And he does a great job of breaking down the complexities and helping me understand. But should I become the one to be the so-called expert to explain this? I believe it is the job locally of my local county health board, along with other medical experts, to sell this. And to find a way to communicate so that average, everyday people can understand. Maybe that's where it's breaking down. They haven't found a way to effectively communicate to the average person. I don't know.
Quote from: Dave Likeness on November 19, 2021, 10:09:56 AMI hit a single in February with my first vaccine shot/ModernaI hit a double in March with my second vaccine shot/ModernaI hit a triple yesterday with my booster shot/ModernaThe consensus at the medical clinic yesterday was that it ispossible that a once a year booster shot will be availableto combat Covid19 in the future.
Quote from: Pastor Ken Kimball on November 19, 2021, 05:27:35 PMQuote from: Dave Likeness on November 19, 2021, 10:09:56 AMI hit a single in February with my first vaccine shot/ModernaI hit a double in March with my second vaccine shot/ModernaI hit a triple yesterday with my booster shot/ModernaThe consensus at the medical clinic yesterday was that it ispossible that a once a year booster shot will be availableto combat Covid19 in the future.Pithy metaphors Dave but wondering how you're going to stretch that metaphor going forward. So next year's booster shot will be a home run? What about the one after that? Maybe hits with men on base, leading up to a grand slam?
Quote from: Charles Austin on November 23, 2021, 09:29:49 AMFrom that same New York Times morning report, maybe some advice for the fools who refuse vaccinations (my emphasis added):Covid is the threat on many of our minds. But for most people under 65, the virus may present less risk than a car trip to visit relatives this week. "The vaccination, I think, changes everything," Dustin Johnston, 40, a photographer in Michigan who plans to gather with family, told The Times. The situation is more frightening for older people, especially those in their 80s and 90s. For the oldest age groups, Covid presents a real risk even after vaccination. It appears to be more dangerous than a typical flu and much more dangerous than time spent riding in a vehicle, based on C.D.C. data. As a result, older Americans need protection during a surge. (The same is also true of a small percentage of younger people with specific vulnerabilities to Covid, like organ-transplant recipients.) The most effective way to protect vulnerable people is through vaccination — not only of them but also of others who might infect them. Children 5 and older, who are now eligible for vaccines, are an example. Covid remains overwhelmingly mild for them. But vaccinated children are less likely to infect other people than unvaccinated children, and a mild Covid case in a child can turn into a deadly case for an elderly grandparent.End of Times copy.I repeat, the vaccination is not only for you, it helps protect your neighbor. Of course I am biased. My knee surgery has now been canceled because unvaccinated Covid cases have filled the hospitals to overflowing and they are canceling all surgeries such as mine, and the surgeries of dhundreds of other people facing more dire situations. My surgery has been scheduled for February 24. That means, although it is not certain, that it is likely that by the end of January I will be in a wheelchair, or unable to move around without that wheelchair or an electric scooter. This will have some impact on my ability to care for beloved spouse who is blind and we are exploring the options for that.So I make no apologies for my irritation with those refusing vaccinations.
Quote from: Charles Austin on November 20, 2021, 08:47:12 AMVaccinated/boostered Thursday afternoon.Friday am: tired, real tired. Dozed in my favorite chair. Friday noon: blah, and if a crazed beaver was chewing on my leg, I'd let him do it.Friday afternoon: long nap, under sheets, with furry bearFriday evening: coming back, not hungry, but ate a little, zoomed with NJ friends, Friday night: A good sleep Saturday am: I'm back! Look out, world.
Quote from: Charles Austin on November 23, 2021, 10:45:32 AMPastor Bohler writes:Only unvaccinated COVID cases are filling the hospitals? So, where are the vaccinated people who contract COVID going?I comment:What is wrong with you? Yes, some vaccinated people are in hospitals. But they are not there in large numbers, those large numbers crowding the hospitals are the unvaccinated because - now read carefully - those who are vaccinated, even if they get the virus, are not likely to have to go to the hospital. When some cancer patient cannot get the proper tests and exploratory surgery as quickly as they should be able to get them in "normal" times, and - because of the delay - has the cancer get a better grip on his system sickens and dies, I think that death is partially attributed to some anti-vax bozo who gets Covid and takes up a hospital bed for a week.