THE VIRUS 2020 - the good, the bad, and the ugly

up_all_night

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I guess looking at this article it depends where you live and what your current risk level of getting covid is? I can undertand wanting to maximise the benefit of the two jabs if possible.


No, they changed the rules again when they wanted everyone jabbed fast.
We waited for the 12 weeks. My doctor told me I could go for it earlier, but it's more effective after the 12 weeks. So why would you?
I now have the documentation in MyGov/Medicare stating I've had the two, and have moved it to my phone if I need to present it somewhere.

It is an interesting one to consider. Obviously it's preferable to wait 12 weeks.

I would consider myself at low risk of catching it based on the limited number of people I interact with. Yet that doesn't matter as Thing's experience demonstrates. Then within the last two weeks, I have been a few steps removed from COVID twice. Even had to get a test a couple of days ago. So am I low risk despite low interactions? It's out there.

I don't think there's a clear right or wrong decision for someone in my position. If I was interacting with lots of people it'd be different. If I was a vulnerable group, it'd be different. So I will hold off for now but it'll be a fluid decision over the next 6 weeks.
 

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The thing about this is if a lot of people decide to wait longer than they have been told it screws up what is a very complicated logistics exercise managing the vaccine stocks around the country. They could end up with expired doses that get thrown out and wasted, and/or suffer shortages when a bunch of people turn up later than expected. I recommend doing as you're asked tbh.

Edit: I do understand where you're coming from on the efficacy front though.
 

up_all_night

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The thing about this is if a lot of people decide to wait longer than they have been told it screws up what is a very complicated logistics exercise managing the vaccine stocks around the country. They could end up with expired doses that get thrown out and wasted, and/or suffer shortages when a bunch of people turn up later than expected. I recommend doing as you're asked tbh.

Edit: I do understand where you're coming from on the efficacy front though.

That is an interesting point. Although it shouldn't factor in for me. The six weeks was for new appoints going forward. People such as myself who had the shot before then "can" choose to have it earlier. So I can have a clean conscience on the logistics. I'd still be factored in for 12 weeks.
 

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Where do people want to go when international travel opens?!

Ibiza or Marbella?

St Tropez?

Capri and Sardinia?

Mykonos, Miami?

I can't wait!

And then think about the other states that might still be locked away from the world in 2022?!

 

Columbo

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I'm happy staying in Queensland, but I hope when international travel reopens that those who wish to travel get so enchanted by the complex beauty of the world that they forget to go on the internet for the rest of their lives.
 

February

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Where do people want to go when international travel opens?!

Ibiza or Marbella?

St Tropez?

Capri and Sardinia?

Mykonos, Miami?

I can't wait!

And then think about the other states that might still be locked away from the world in 2022?!

Overseas can wait until everything has settled for sure as far as I'm concerned.
I need to go back the UK to see my family since my last trip was cancelled back in 2020.
And now my Step son and family are in New York, so we need to go there, too.
 
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February

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Did you go there often before covid?
You got me before I edited that part out!
We did go there a good few times, but not often. It was more if a special place to go to. Not fancy, but a good old fashioned local type restaurant with great food!
 

Columbo

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You got me before I edited that part out!
We dud go there a good few times, but not often. It was more if a special.place to go to. Not fancy, but a good old fashioned local type restaurant with great food!

That does sound nice. And yummy. I wonder where the word yummy originates from?
 
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