Yep when I was in the GP waiting room after getting my booster the receptionist was doing a client ring around because they’d had 2 no-shows so had two doses that would go in the bin in a couple of hours if the couldn’t find a shoulder to put them in.Problem is the shot we don't take here in US will just expire.
Send money to UNICEF or some international vaccine effort. Australia has a pay it forward thing.
Ouch.. my padded winter overalls stopped damage to me this weekend from a Bosch nano bade saw.. but wouldn't stop an angle grinder..Had go to a little clinic close to my place (cut the crap out of my left knee with the worlds most dangerous angle grinder) & was a bit dumbfounded by the gal doing the wound cleaning when she said she's already had a booster & she is 10 years younger than me.
Still, November would be the sixth month since full protection by the initial 2 pfizer doses I had so I am willing to wait a little longer, do want to have the old immune system up to max for Easter/SakuraCon.
I did however get a bright shiny new tetanus jab!
As dangerous as that little Dewalt is (paddle switch broken off, grinder is locked on) it's kind of amazing that I've been using it since 2003 & this would be the 1st time I got bit!Ouch.. my padded winter overalls stopped damage to me this weekend from a Bosch nano bade saw.. but wouldn't stop an angle grinder..
Medical staff were almost first on the list to be offered jabs in the first round, so they get first boosters. You don't need medicos getting covid...
Finally we've got a local appointments for boosters, 11th Dec. That's the problem living in the area with the oldest population in the UK, there's a lot of people in front of me on the list, our average age here is 58 against a national average of 40...
I think if you read the info from the FDA you will discover that the real reason they don't want you using the antibody tests is that it may prompt you to take more risk in your behaviors around Covid protection. Yup, it pisses me off to live in a world with so much spin of vital information.Dunno if that's of much significance. I gather that antibody levels are one of those things where a useful signal can be found in a large population but not at the individual level. According to the CDC antibody tests should not be used to assess immunity to COVID.
It feels like a gamble on the basis of a series of WAGs to me, but now that I qualify I'll be boosting my Pfizer -- probably with another of the same.
I agree about the spin from the public health folks. I think they do themselves and society long term harm when they use spin that isn't well founded in fact because they believe it will influence short term behavior. I have an epic rant on this but I'll spare you.I think if you read the info from the FDA you will discover that the real reason they don't want you using the antibody tests is that it may prompt you to take more risk in your behaviors around Covid protection. Yup, it pisses me off to live in a world with so much spin of vital information.
Just be patient and wait for the nanobots to kick in. Reception will get better.Got the booster today, still playing for Team BioNTech, now leading Team Covid by three to naught.
Also, I still need to pick up my phone for calls, SatNav or playing music on the car stereo, service still is 4G/LTE at best. Promises, promises ... :blink:
Average age white British, 42Uk avg age 40? Surprised not higher. Thank god for immigration.