22 thoughts on “C-19 Chat Post – October 5 2022”

  1. Vicki, in response to your question on yesterdays blog. My wife is fully recovered. Yesterday was the first day I tested negative but I still have a wicked cough. Kids both have a cough and some congestion but nothing else yet. Hopefully it stays that way and it’s quick and we can all get back to the normal routine.

  2. Ace, good to know things are improving.

    I’m hearing about a lot of cases in recent days, by the way.

  3. This is discouraging. https://www.salon.com/2022/10/04/bq1-xbb-variants-resistant/

    The virus is outwitting us. A month ago, I really thought we were headed in the right direction. I didn’t see anything alarming on the horizon. Now I’m concerned.

    It also seems as soon as President Biden said “the pandemic is over” a new wave started building. This also happened in July 2021 when Biden inexplicably asserted “the virus is on the run.” Biden is prone to gaffes. Some we can all laugh about. But, the ones on Covid are no laughing matter. When a President speaks on a topic – any President, from Washington to Lincoln to Harding to Roosevelt to Trump to Biden – it has a heft that statements from real experts don’t. So, when Biden said “the pandemic is over” that appears to have caused some folks to not sign up for their booster. Back in July 2021 it caused many people to throw caution to the wind, in spite of a new variant (Delta) lurking and many people still unvaccinated.

    Frankly, I think all Presidents should be muzzled when it comes to making statements on things they know nothing about. Biden isn’t stupid. Heck, Trump isn’t dumb, either. Both men should not have said anything about the pandemic’s trajectory, ever. Or, simply say “we don’t know how this is going to evolve.”

    1. Every time we start to see a light at the end of the tunnel, we make some fool move that blocks that light. If I were a betting person, I’d have bet a lot of money that we would spike once schools removed all mitigation steps. When you give the virus more hosts, it’s going to spike and it’s going to mutate. And we are hell bent to provide as many hosts as possible.

      Fwiw. This isn’t a rant. It’s simply truth

  4. I was (finally) able to schedule a Covid-19 booster appointment via CVS website. It was kind of a pain scheduling imo. They want a lot of personal information not to mention finding a location. On the day, I have to bring photo ID, CDC vaccination card, insurance card.

    My only real gripe is that only Moderna is available. No locations anywhere have the Pfizer which I have always had since the vaccines were developed. Oh well. Hopefully no side effects will occur.

    My appointment is for next Wednesday afternoon. Wish me luck.

    1. It is a pain. Even when I have my vaccines at the same place, I have to fill in all of the information.

      I wish you luck. I have my flu next Wednesday too

      1. Thanks Vicki. Back on September 1st, I lucked out and was able to get my flu shot on the spot just walking into a CVS with no waiting. I was asked maybe 10 questions at most iirc. No side effects.

    1. The Mission Accomplished speech was a televised address by United States President George W. Bush on the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln on May 1, 2003.

      It was in regard to the iraq war….juniors

  5. Joshua, why does Moderna have the monopoly on Covid-19 boosters? Why can’t pharmacies (CVS) have a choice of Pfizer as well?

    Was it Moderna that developed the new booster first and the first to be approved by CDC/FDA?

    1. Good question. I don’t know.

      I got my Covid-19 shot (Pfizer) and flu shot the same day last week at Walgreen’s.

      On the CVS site I couldn’t book an appointment for both that was nearby, AND they only had Moderna (at least in the vicinity of where I live).

      Since I’ve been getting Pfizer for my first 3 shots I figured I’d stay with Pfizer, which Walgreen’s did offer about 1 mile from me.

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