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So, if one of the vaccines becomes available to you, will you get it?

The Pfizer one? The Moderna one? Whichever one is available to you first? Both???

Would you get Sputnik if it were available to you?

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-54986208


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I will take any vaccine that comes through the process with a recognized 90+% effectiveness along with no worse than the usual bad side effects ... like soreness at the injection site and mild symptoms like fever (which I rarely get). My wife would likely get the vaccine long before me, however. She sees patients. I don't.
 
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Being a geezer, I feel like I’m in a sweet spot. In addition to the phase 3 trials, I will have millions of essential Frontline workers in front of me in line. Which will make me more comfortable getting the vaccine myself, but I won’t have to wait back at the end of line with all you whippersnappers…

And I would get whichever one is approved at the time. I’m guessing not Sputnik...
 
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This geezer will be watching for news of the health workers ahead of me dropping like flies before I get in line.


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I'll get a vaccine just as soon as one becomes available to me - either one.

Probably not Sputnik.


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I'm pretty much where Doug and Chas are. I'll get the vaccine but do not need to be first in line to get it.

As for which vaccine.... I have a bunch of geeky science friends and they're able to give reasoned analysis of the various vaccines, so I'll probably ask them if one of the vaccines stands out as a better/safer candidate than the rest.

I think I'll skip Sputnik for now...


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I'm not quite to geezerdom, but I'm about the same as above. Let some others go first and see if there are some unexpected side effects... there probably will be since the testing program is so compressed.


BTW, I find it very interesting that the Russians named their vaccine "Sputnik". It means "traveler" or "voyager". It was a perfectly sensible name for a satellite. A vaccine? Not so much.


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"The nation’s floundering government is now administered by a gangster regime."

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Originally posted by pianojuggler:

BTW, I find it very interesting that the Russians named their vaccine "Sputnik". It means "traveler" or "voyager". It was a perfectly sensible name for a satellite. A vaccine? Not so much.


Well, a virus sure is a traveler ... Razzer
 
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Like most of you, I, too, will be watching what happens with the first round of vaccines.

If all goes well, I will be taking any of them except for Sputnik. Razzer


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Originally posted by pianojuggler:

BTW, I find it very interesting that the Russians named their vaccine "Sputnik". It means "traveler" or "voyager". It was a perfectly sensible name for a satellite. A vaccine? Not so much.


Well, a virus sure is a traveler ... Razzer
Maybe then it should have been преследователь - "follower" or охотник - "chaser" (or "hunter"). How about попутчик? That's "fellow traveler" (in the political sense).


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I want to know what the level of antibodies you still need to have (after having the disease) to fight it off - and where the point is that you should be vaccinated.


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Titers. Hadn't thought about that.

We used to have the dogs tested before re-vaccinating for distemper and parvo.


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As a vet, we got vaccinated for rabies - and I think I remember being checked to see if I needed to be vaccinated again.


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I half listened to a news story this morning talking about a group of people (who had Covid) who “had enough antibodies” to fight the virus off again, but they never gave a number. So I have no idea if Steve and my levels are high enough or not.


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A vet told me years ago she was vaccinated when she first went to vet school. She got bitten by a dog in the clinic some years later, and they just automatically re-vaccinated her. When she got bitten again some time after that, they wanted to vaccinate her again automatically and she told them to stuff it until they ran a titer.

She was fine and didn't need a booster.

We would have checked rabies titers for the dogs, but most municipalities don't want to bother and just want you to vaccinate at least every three years.


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