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CO opened up the booster to everyone at some point last week so i got mine this past friday around 3:30. i was pfizer in the spring and didn't really feel much then, other than that general pain in the arm where the shot was administered. i decided to go with moderna for the booster. the arm started getting sore in the evening but wasn't until i woke up on saturday that i felt "blah". most of saturday was a haze. i wasn't feeling sick but i had chills and like, my body felt anxious (honestly reminded me of when you take magic mushrooms and there's that body anxiety for the first 30-60mins), or like, when you know you've got a cold starting, you can tell your body feels off, etc. by sunday i was fine/back to normal.

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Joe Shlabotnik wrote:
November 22 21, 9:33 am

We had to get more tests yesterday (negative) because the son's ex who has his two young sons at her house and refused to get vaccinated or tested has come down with it. She's a disappointing piece of work. She told my son she was feeling like she might be in trouble Saturday when her 8 year old complained about not being able to taste. So she had him and herself tested. Despite that, she attended her mother's 50th birthday celebration sans mask that evening - had to be 50-60 people there including many elderly. Then she woke up yesterday hungover, sick and finding out she tested positive. Can you believe it? So there my 1 and 3 year old grandsons are quarantining in a house full of covid. It's an awful situation all around.
Follow up on this. My son tested positive and is here in his room with fever and no taste/smell. He was vaccinated 4 months ago so hopefully is over it soon We all got retested today. We were going to get our boosters this week but hadn't yet. Don't feel anything yet. We'll see!

GRB lawyers, can we sue his ex or bring up child endangerment for the way she handled this thing? We aren't getting much info on the grandkids. Pisses me off.

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Ugh. Keep us posted Joe. I hope it's a speedy recovery and you avoid it!!!

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That sucks, Joe!

I got my booster 2 days ago and I had no side effects other then a sore arm.

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So we have another new variant of concern now. UGH.

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GeddyWrox wrote:
November 26 21, 5:50 pm
So we have another new variant of concern now. UGH.
This things is testing humanity something fierce! Will it ever end?

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Joe Shlabotnik wrote:
November 26 21, 6:43 pm
GeddyWrox wrote:
November 26 21, 5:50 pm
So we have another new variant of concern now. UGH.
This things is testing humanity something fierce! Will it ever end?
No

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Hopefully "Omicron" just spread during a superseeder event in South Africa and isn't actually more transmissible than Delta. We should know more within the next week, but right now it becoming possibly the new dominant variant is just speculation.

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AWvsCBsteeeerike3 wrote:
November 26 21, 10:42 pm
Joe Shlabotnik wrote:
November 26 21, 6:43 pm
GeddyWrox wrote:
November 26 21, 5:50 pm
So we have another new variant of concern now. UGH.
This things is testing humanity something fierce! Will it ever end?
No
I agree.

I edited out my response- I didn't notice this was the social forum and not politics Covid thread.

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*IF* this Omicron variant does turn out to be more transmissible, perhaps it's a good thing????

I remember some speculation a while back, here and elsewhere, that eventually this virus would evolve into something more transmissible but less deadly, and then it would become the predominant strain due to it not killing off the "hosts", etc.

Maybe this is new variant is starting to do that......


South African doctor who first spotted the Covid omicron variant says symptoms seem ‘mild’ so far

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/29/omicron ... o-far.html


Covid symptoms linked to the new omicron variant have been described as “extremely mild” by the South African doctor who first raised the alarm over the new strain.

Dr. Angelique Coetzee, chair of the South African Medical Association, told the BBC on Sunday that she started to see patients around Nov.18 presenting with “unusual symptoms” that differed slightly from those associated with the delta variant, which is the most virulent strain of the virus to date and globally dominant.

“It actually started with a male patient who’s around the age of 33 ... and he said to me that he’s just [been] extremely tired for the past few days and he’s got these body aches and pains with a bit of a headache,” she told the BBC.

The patient didn’t have a sore throat, she said, but more of a “scratchy throat” but no cough or loss of taste or smell — symptoms that have been associated with previous strains of the coronavirus.

Coetzee said she tested the male patient for Covid, and he was positive, as was his family, and then said she saw more patients that day presenting with the same kinds of symptoms that differed from the delta variant.

This prompted her to raise the alarm with South Africa’s vaccine advisory committee, of which she is a member.

Other patients Coetzee had seen so far with the omicron variant had also experienced what she described as “extremely mild” symptoms, and she added that her colleagues had noted similar cases.

“What we are seeing clinically in South Africa — and remember I’m at the epicenter of this where I’m practicing — is extremely mild, for us [these are] mild cases. We haven’t admitted anyone, I’ve spoken to other colleagues of mine and they give the same picture.”

The WHO has said it will take weeks to understand how the variant may affect diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines.

Coetzee’s initial observations are only based on a very small number of cases and experts are worried about omicron’s large number of mutations. Preliminary evidence suggests the strain has an increased risk of reinfection, according to the WHO.

Early data suggests that the variant is spreading in South Africa more rapidly than previous strains did and that the variant, known formally as B.1.1.529, could be starting to trigger a new wave of infections, according to analysis by the Financial Times.

It could take a while to fully understand what specific symptoms, if any, are attributable to the new omicron variant on a wider scale.

Covid symptoms have changed since the virus first emerged in China in late 2019. The “alpha” and “delta” variants, first discovered in the U.K. and India, respectively, were seen to cause different symptoms, for example, with the latter causing more headaches, sore throat, runny nose and fever.

The U.S. CDC has highlighted the variety of Covid symptoms that have been reported, noting “anyone can have mild to severe symptoms” that may appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus.

On the list of symptoms from the CDC are fever or chills, a cough, fatigue, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or a runny nose, nausea or vomiting and diarrhea.

A swath of countries has now temporarily banned travel from several southern African countries where the variant has been found, a move slammed as a “knee-jerk, draconian” reaction by South Africa’s health minister on Friday.

Asked by the BBC’s Andrew Marr whether countries like the U.S., U.K., Israel and EU were “panicking unnecessarily,” Coetzee stressed that the omicron variant had already likely spread to those nations.

“I think you already have it there in your country without even knowing it so I would say at this stage, definitely. Two weeks on, maybe we will say something different,” she added.

Margaret Harris, spokesperson for the WHO, told CNBC on Monday that “we have South Africa to thank” for raising the alarm over the new variant, which has already been found in the U.K., France, Israel, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Australia, Canada and Hong Kong, but not yet in the U.S.

Harris said the organization didn’t like to see travel restrictions but understood that countries needed to take precautions based on their own epidemiological situations and risk-based analysis of the current data.

The U.N. health agency said Monday that the delta variant is still responsible for most of the current infections globally and, as such, was still its biggest concern.

“Over 99% of cases around the world are due to the delta variant and more deaths are occurring in the unvaccinated,” WHO Chief Scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Asia” on Monday.

“I think that’s our priority while we wait to find out more about [the omicron] variant.”

Whether fresh restrictions and lockdowns might have to be introduced to counteract this new variant remain to be seen, experts say.

“The big issue and the big uncertainty is how severe illness will be with this new variant. There are signs from South Africa that, maybe, the illness is less severe than with delta but we don’t really know if that is the case, and if it is, why that’s happening,” Paul Hunter, professor of medicine at the Norwich School of Medicine at the University of East Anglia, told CNBC on Monday.

“Maybe that’s because it’s reinfecting people who have already got some degree of immunity,” he added. “If it generally is causing mild disease and if, as I suspect, the booster campaign will go a long way to still reduce hospitalizations and deaths, hopefully we won’t have to live under restrictions again.”

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