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4 hours ago, Cranky Dog said:

If there's one thing I've realized over the years, is that most scientists are not good communicators, and that many in the media are not well versed in science.

 

So what may be clear science within a specific field, or more specifically that they are very early results that require more studying, more often than not gets misinterpreted and/or sensationalized.

This is why I so miss Daily Planet.  They did a decent job of reporting science.   

Cancelling that show is why Bell is "on the list".

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3 hours ago, Green Eyed Monsty said:

Nevada is one of the higher infection rate states.

But that only tells part of the story because more than 80 percent of the infections are in one county, Clark County, which is Las Vegas and environs.

Most recent stats for Lyon County [where we live] is three infections in the last week.

GEM

 

Woah, so all three of you got it?  That's rough...😋

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I’ve finally nagged my hubby enough that he’s going to get the vaccine. He’s not an anti-vaccine person, but every time he considered going to get the vaccine he’d get the bad feeling in his gut that has saved his life (from more immediate threats) in the past. While I put stock in that and respect that, I have a hard time reconciling that with hard science.

 

Anyway, I owe him a pie and a movie date. I told him the pie might take some time.

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14 minutes ago, redambrosia said:

I’ve finally nagged my hubby enough that he’s going to get the vaccine. He’s not an anti-vaccine person, but every time he considered going to get the vaccine he’d get the bad feeling in his gut that has saved his life (from more immediate threats) in the past. While I put stock in that and respect that, I have a hard time reconciling that with hard science.

 

Anyway, I owe him a pie and a movie date. I told him the pie might take some time.

 

The proper post-vax care is ice cream and lollipops. Mom told me so when I was 5yrs old, so it must be true ;)

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3 hours ago, Cyradis said:

 

The proper post-vax care is ice cream and lollipops. Mom told me so when I was 5yrs old, so it must be true ;)

No wonder hubby's arm was so sore, he got something else - ordered in pizza!

 

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Oof, cases are rapidly rising here in my city.  Haven't looked at the provincial rates, but we're averaging 88-95 new cases per day just in the city alone.  Not even two weeks ago that number was 6-8, and trending downwards.  Now we're on a curve that looks rather exponential, and headed upwards...

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The biggest issue with scientists being a bit more upfront about how this is all new to them, is that it plays right into the hands of the people who want to ignore the science.

 

A big chunk of the British print media is still very much pushing the angle that "Covid really isn't a big deal, we would have been fine without masks and lockdowns and things and any so-called expert that says otherwise is just trying to scare you." They already take any estimate about infections or whatnot that doesn't end up being 100% accurate as proof that the scientists are wrong about everything, so I don't really see what could be done to combat this.

 

Oddly enough though, the British Press are also really Pro-Vaccine. Not sure why they're so keen on getting everyone vaccinated against something that's "not a big deal", they obviously know something I don't.  

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So the oldest boy lives out in Calgary, which has a much higher rate than out here.

But he is still not vaccinated, at all.

This has nothing to do with him being anti-vax either.  This has to do with a severe lifelong phobia about needles.

It's so bad that the few times they've talked about it on the phone he has become lightheaded and nauseous.  He knows he should be getting it, but without anyone to drag him there, he can't help but avoid it.

And it's not like he's in a low risk of exposure situation. He has housemates that work in the restaurant field, and he's had to get tested at least twice due to potential exposures at their places of business.

My wife's kind of stuck on how to get him past it.....

 

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5 minutes ago, Jasper_the_2nd said:

So the oldest boy lives out in Calgary, which has a much higher rate than out here.

But he is still not vaccinated, at all.

This has nothing to do with him being anti-vax either.  This has to do with a severe lifelong phobia about needles.

It's so bad that the few times they've talked about it on the phone he has become lightheaded and nauseous.  He knows he should be getting it, but without anyone to drag him there, he can't help but avoid it.

And it's not like he's in a low risk of exposure situation. He has housemates that work in the restaurant field, and he's had to get tested at least twice due to potential exposures at their places of business.

My wife's kind of stuck on how to get him past it.....

 

Note the following is not a recommendation. Really. 

 

I had a similar level of fear of needles until the year I got a knife in the foot and needed tetanus shots. I suspect bloodloss makes it seem less bad.

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12 hours ago, VitM said:

 

Woah, so all three of you got it?  That's rough...😋

Um, no.

Closest infection is an 86 year old neighbor [who is ~still~ sitting part time on the County Superior Court Bench]  who got it and recovered before they finished getting our modular screwed onto the foundation.

Lyon County covers a fairly large area of mountains separating valleys east and south of Carson City.  We have wild horses roaming the Virginia Range, including a small herd that will visit downtown Dayton frequently to graze a favorite patch of grass in front of one of the local casino/restaurants.  Haven't seen them on our property but they keep leaving their "calling card" so we know they are passing through regularly.  There are also large farming areas in the county, particularly around the county seat of Yerrington and points south.

It's just my wife and me in our new and commodious digs, plus Samantha the Desert Tortoise [AKA: Mobile Rock].

The latest Covid Report for Nevada has an average of circa 1000 new cases a day with 81% being in Clark County, which is Las Vegas and environs.  Note:  Clark County is the most populous county in the state. All the deaths recorded in the last week [35] have occurred in Clark County.  Seems the grim reaper is visiting Las Vegas but isn't on vacation.  This information is fresh off the radio as I type this.

GEM

 

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In the month of July we had more than 50k new confirmed infections and 400+ deaths in the state, with last week coming in at over 2k new cases a day in a 7 day period in my county.   How I feel about masks, vaccinations, policies enacted or not enacted is irrelevant at this point.  

 

1 hour ago, Jasper_the_2nd said:

This has to do with a severe lifelong phobia about needles.

It's so bad that the few times they've talked about it on the phone he has become lightheaded and nauseous.  He knows he should be getting it, but without anyone to drag him there, he can't help but avoid it.

 

I can sympathize. I get twitchy at the thought of it and have passed out a couple times at the doctor's office.  Like Werkrobotwerk I've developed some coping strategies over the years, and was able to drive to the event to get mine.  I have to say the nurses and staff were extremely caring and helpful.  I hope that he can find the inner strength to overcome his fears. 

 

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5 hours ago, Jasper_the_2nd said:

So the oldest boy lives out in Calgary, which has a much higher rate than out here.

But he is still not vaccinated, at all.

This has nothing to do with him being anti-vax either.  This has to do with a severe lifelong phobia about needles.

It's so bad that the few times they've talked about it on the phone he has become lightheaded and nauseous.  He knows he should be getting it, but without anyone to drag him there, he can't help but avoid it.

And it's not like he's in a low risk of exposure situation. He has housemates that work in the restaurant field, and he's had to get tested at least twice due to potential exposures at their places of business.

My wife's kind of stuck on how to get him past it.....

 

 

5 hours ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

Note the following is not a recommendation. Really. 

 

I had a similar level of fear of needles until the year I got a knife in the foot and needed tetanus shots. I suspect bloodloss makes it seem less bad.

Yeah, hubby's fear of needles wound up going down a fair bit when he got acute appendicitis...  Still required lying down for the first dose, and was dizzy for a while.  Best I can recommend is if possible is to have him go in with someone he not only trusts, but trusts as an anchor, or in other words - someone he completely, and totally trusts...  With his life.  And have them be there.  Be upfront and honest with the staff, and they will make accomodations for him to be able to lie down while getting such, and they'll also usually keep a lot closer of an eye on you afterwards.

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7 hours ago, Jasper_the_2nd said:

So the oldest boy lives out in Calgary, which has a much higher rate than out here.

But he is still not vaccinated, at all.

This has nothing to do with him being anti-vax either.  This has to do with a severe lifelong phobia about needles.

It's so bad that the few times they've talked about it on the phone he has become lightheaded and nauseous.  He knows he should be getting it, but without anyone to drag him there, he can't help but avoid it.

And it's not like he's in a low risk of exposure situation. He has housemates that work in the restaurant field, and he's had to get tested at least twice due to potential exposures at their places of business.

My wife's kind of stuck on how to get him past it.....

 

 

Officemate has a bad needle phobia, to the point of fainting. She told the nurse and they helped her through it. Officemate ended up lying down for it, so the lightheadedness wouldn't be bad. She was pleasantly surprised that the process was easier than she expected - if anecdotes help your kiddo at all. Mosquitos bite harder.

 

If there are any pop-up clinics near him, that may help prevent the in-head pre-panic. Trusted person to go "hey, let's get this done for you!" more spur of the moment, then get the nurses on board to be really comforting. In BC there are walk-in Wednesdays and some pop-up clinics at beaches starting to show up. They also did an overnight push at one point in Fraser valley, and had food trucks and music to make it an enjoyable event instead of all stress. Reports said that it helped some worried people. May be worth seeing if there are any events like that near him. Could change the environment to be more relaxing.

 

This is also one of the reasons I wanted to take part in that vaccine trial last year: it was for an oral delivery version. Having the option of popping a vaccine pill would help all the needlephobes! I don't know how that trial is going since it moved locations; hopefully it or others will go well for the sake of options. I think I read about one in trials that would be delivered via an inhaler, like asthma medication. Still... wouldn't count on those for now. Perhaps in the future.

 

Today's update? Now that I'm double-dosed, I am going to meet my 5th cousin once removed and her flock of kiddos! BC is on some worrying trends, but we're both in low-risk settings, vaxed (except for her kiddos). Sir Cyr is going to have to drive through our hot spot - both in virus and fires - in next few days too. Eww. He'll be in Calgary for a night then trying Calgary to Vancouver in one day of driving. He's probably going to sound like a pack-a-day smoker going through that area with the wildfires around :/

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