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SouthernDem4ever

(6,061 posts)
Tue Jan 4, 2022, 10:00 PM Jan 2022

my 2 cents about the vaccines

My family is living proof they work. During the holidays, we had 2 family members stay with us. We were vaccinated and had the boosters just 3 weeks ago as did one of our visitors. The fourth visitor who was vaxxed 6 mos ago, came with a slight cough which got worse during the week, slight fever commenced and he felt crappy. He tested positive. Never had to be hospitalized, but the real interesting part is the remaining three of us that were boosted never got symptoms or ever tested positive. We tested twice the week after we parted company. We sat with a symptomatic person for a week, playing board games, talking around the table, etc. It was obvious to us, boosters work! We are in our mid 60's. Just had to give cudos to the scientists that spent their life learning how to develop vaccines to save our lives.

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PoindexterOglethorpe

(25,597 posts)
2. Nice.
Tue Jan 4, 2022, 10:43 PM
Jan 2022

I see so many stories of the break through infections, or even repeat infections, that I sometimes despair of the vaccines. Yes, I get that they drastically reduce serious consequences and death, but we are so used to the notion that being vaccinated means not getting the disease that this is somewhat disheartening.

Your story is, in contrast, very heartening.

Trueblue Texan

(2,315 posts)
6. Actually these new vaccines have much better efficacy than traditional vaccines.
Tue Jan 4, 2022, 10:53 PM
Jan 2022

I read somewhere that typically flu vaccines only offer about 60% prevention but the mRNA vaccines offer upward of 95%. The problem is the virus is extremely efficient at transmission. We needed a super vaccine and we got it.

Ms. Toad

(33,765 posts)
12. Flu vaccines haven't topped 50% effectiveness since 2013
Tue Jan 4, 2022, 11:47 PM
Jan 2022

That said, most traditional vaccines are well over 90% efficiency. Influenza is the exception, rather than the rule - and its problem isn't that it isn't effective at preventing the targeted disease, it is that scientists are piss poor at predicting what disease to target.

Mariana

(14,790 posts)
7. Do you also despair of flu vaccines?
Tue Jan 4, 2022, 11:03 PM
Jan 2022

Flu vaccines vary in effectiveness from year to year, and many people who've received flu vaccines still get the flu.

 

monkeyman1

(5,109 posts)
3. DAMN RITE THEY DO !! don't vax - U-dead ! that simple !!
Tue Jan 4, 2022, 10:45 PM
Jan 2022

republican theory ---- your freedom is at stake to die , please choose accordingly!! you do not have the right to take other people with you !

Rhiannon12866

(200,568 posts)
4. K&R for the positive and encouraging news!
Tue Jan 4, 2022, 10:50 PM
Jan 2022

Boosters are available now at pharmacies, pharmacies in groceries, Walmarts and at city, town and state sites. There's no excuse.

Aussie105

(5,034 posts)
8. Getting our boosters in 1 hours time . . .
Tue Jan 4, 2022, 11:11 PM
Jan 2022

Older people need help from modern medicine to stay around. 72 and 77 here.

It is that simple.

Anything more complicated is the domain for fools.

ShazzieB

(15,453 posts)
9. I just had to give my daughter a nudge about boosting.
Tue Jan 4, 2022, 11:25 PM
Jan 2022

She and her boyfriend ran right our and got vaccinated as soon as their age group was eligible, but for some reason they haven't gotten around to getting their boosters yet. I am going to nag her until they do.

Jon King

(1,910 posts)
14. These vaccines were an absolute miracle because many thought none could be developed.
Wed Jan 5, 2022, 12:33 AM
Jan 2022

In the beginning there was no guarantee a vaccine could even be developed and if it was maybe have a 30-50% effective rate. We were given a miracle through science.

How on earth the right wingers managed to mess this up is unreal. It was bad enough when they screwed the world on climate change but at least the effects of that were delayed. But this they could literally see their mistake in real time yet to this day are stuck on stupid.

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