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RE: 2019–20 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

When it comes to vaccines the one you get will likely be the ONLY one you get. It’s one of those things in life where you really want to get it right the first time. While I don't have any specific facts, from my experiences with infectious disease, I don't think this is where we are heading. Until the pandemic is controlled world wide we're still going to get mutations possibly necessitating tweaking vaccinations. Even then, we could still potentially get mutations due to pockets of disease in people and susceptible wildlife. The good news is the vaccine platforms are of a type that can be rapidly modified to deal with the changes. I suspect this is going the way of flu and annual vaccinations that are modified depending on strains that are most prevalent. I hope I'm wrong.
dturm 02/24/21 02:02pm Around the Campfire
RE: 2019–20 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

The data indicates it is not as effective as Moderna’s or Pfizer’s vaccines; however, the mix of variants present during the phase 3 clinical trials of those vaccines was different than the current mix of variants. I heard that explanation too. The recommendation is to get which ever vaccine is available at your location at the earliest available time. Don't try to pick and choose which one you will get.
dturm 02/24/21 09:31am Around the Campfire
RE: 2019–20 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

Your data is almost two months old. The 70% drop in cases is only explained by the +10% who have received the vaccine plus the folks who have had the virus. Only explained, probably not. Infected and vaccinated individuals probably have had some effect, but also the holiday gatherings of Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years being over along with more people getting with the public health programs of mask wearing, social distancing, etc. have probably had an effect as well.
dturm 02/19/21 05:14pm Around the Campfire
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

The weather around here is fairly normal for this time of year. Most of us get used to it, but it's just harder as we get older. We by no means have it worse than many areas of the country. Northern Wisconsin, the UP of Michigan, northern Ohio and western PA and NY get more snow than we do and International Falls, MN always seems to set the low temp records. The spring and fall make up for the winter.
dturm 02/17/21 03:23pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Homeless Cat -- Now Spotacus' Legacy

The pictures from TX tell a devastating story. I'm glad your disruption has been minor. We're used to the temps and storms here in the upper midwest so they have more temporary effect because our infrastructure has been designed for them. Our foot of snow and -8 temp slowed things for 24 hrs and some businesses shut for a day or two. Mostly people couldn't get into work because the snow plows covered their cars or put a mountain of snow at the end of their driveway. I could ship you some snow :B. Stay safe and warm.
dturm 02/17/21 03:17pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Daschund legs

That's really good news and good progress. Not sure she'll ever get back to "normal" but I suspect that she'll get to the point that she can take care of herself without your constant attention.
dturm 02/16/21 05:04am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Cold and snowy for the next 2 days. Artic blast with blizzard conditions tonight May see 12 to 14 inches of snow ny tomorrow This has been a terrible winter to be stuck at home. We're also due for more snow, they say up to 9 inches. We already had a foot then multiple "little" add-ons with 2-4 inches each. We have gotten above 20 only once all this month and low has been -8. I've had to shovel paths for Kaylee. Sasha uses them but also like to run (hop) through the snow that's a little deeper than chest deep.
dturm 02/15/21 07:09am RV Pet Stop
RE: Fun with Doggie DNA test

Pictures, we need pictures!!! Sounds like a good dog, BTW don't worry about the Staff part. IMO most have a more stable temperament than MANY other breeds.
dturm 02/15/21 03:45am RV Pet Stop
RE: Life expentancy

This study estimated the percentage of total SARS-CoV-2 infections in the UK which were reported as positive PCR tests; most asymptotic cases are not tested, not all symptomatic cases are tested, and the PCR test has a significant false negative rate. The authors estimated 25% of all infections were tested and reported. Estimating the proportion of SARS-CoV-2 infections reported through diagnostic testing I would expect this percentage to be lower where the testing rates are lower. The testing rate in the UK was slightly higher than in the USA; meaning we can multiply the report cases by 4 to estimate the total cases in the USA. This is a post from the coronavirus thread. Data. Yet to be peer reviewed article. Cases are under reported.
dturm 02/11/21 08:20am Around the Campfire
RE: It's a wonderful day: COVID vaccinations

We've got a few in our county, but they are still doing cars. I noticed in the paper today that many of the drive up COVID test sites that are basically tents in parking lots are temporarily closed due to the weather. Some of the pharmacies and urgent care centers have the drive up testing sites.
dturm 02/08/21 11:13am Around the Campfire
RE: It's a wonderful day: COVID vaccinations

If the drive through goes into a garage type facility, I'd agree. I think more about the vaccinators and clerical staff in an outdoor setting. Wind chill was -14. I guess your NH citizens are a little more hardy :)
dturm 02/08/21 10:56am Around the Campfire
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Richard, you sound really down. I got my first COVID vaccination just a couple of hours ago. The vaccination is not just for each individual and his or her protection, it's also for society. The way an epidemic is stopped is to reduce the number of individuals that can get and spread the virus. We all need to protect our family members and friends and then the people we don't even know. The health care workers, first responders, grocery store workers, delivery people have all put their lives at risk to protect the rest of us. Daily they have gone to work knowing that they could be exposed to this disease. I feel it is my duty to give back to them, to protect them and our kids. A loving attitude needs to extend to all people.
dturm 02/08/21 08:46am RV Pet Stop
RE: It's a wonderful day: COVID vaccinations

Got my first COVID vaccination this morning. Pfizer shot with no side effects so far. The process was amazingly organized, efficient and we were safely processed considering it was done indoors in a hospital. Indoors is really necessary here as it was 1* and snowing this morning - waiting in line outdoors or in a drive through just wouldn't work. They are using the Pfizer exclusively at this hospital as they have the ultra-cold storage facilities and to not mix types of vaccine the Moderna shot has been distributed to other sites in our county. The scheduling has been efficiently run by Indiana and our county health department seems to be running the administration efficiently as well. The only down side it that it took 3 weeks between scheduling the appointment and actual vaccination, but knowing the date and time and having confidence that the shot would be there was reassuring. The fact that we could use an online website to schedule the appointment and that the wait times and functionality of the online registration made this as easy as possible.
dturm 02/08/21 08:23am Around the Campfire
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Agteacher sorry for your loss From us too.
dturm 02/08/21 08:10am RV Pet Stop
RE: Traveling in 23 ft trailer with cat

We travel in a MH so not sure our experience is applicable. We stopped frequently enough for the dogs (and me) that it was easy to pull out the litter box that we kept in the shower and allowed Henry the opportunity to use it. If you have a large enough carrier to include a litter box, that would work. Another option is to stop and allow your cat out of the carrier to use a litter box during the stop. A couple of times we have seen a cat escape from a car at a rest stop. The precautions you need to take depend a lot on the behavior of the cat.
dturm 02/05/21 01:38pm RV Pet Stop
RE: 2019–20 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

Mark, that makes sense.
dturm 02/05/21 09:41am Around the Campfire
RE: 2019–20 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

In response to Monkey44 I'm guessing here but all these vaccines use some method to make the subject body create the spike protein of the coronavirus. This initiates an immune response in the subject in that the subject's body recognized this spike protein as foreign and ramps up the response. I would think that any vaccine that would stimulate a response to the same spike protein would booster a previous vaccine regardless of how the initial vaccine created the response. Any thoughts??
dturm 02/05/21 09:11am Around the Campfire
RE: 2019–20 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

CDC info about vaccination It takes time for your body to build protection after any vaccination. COVID-19 vaccines that require 2 shots may not protect you until a week or two after your second shot. Personally I wouldn't rely on immunity for at least 2 weeks, and then still maintain public health protocols, masking, distance and hand washing.
dturm 02/05/21 05:29am Around the Campfire
RE: 2019–20 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

As far as booster timing, it isn't like a booster fails to work if it's given 22 days (or 29 days) after the first shot. Most of the vaccines I've administered through my career have recommended a 2-4 week booster after the first shot. It has been shown that up to 6 weeks the same efficacy exists. After that some decrease in efficacy, but still some booster effect. I have no experience or knowledge about these current types of vaccines, but suspect similar efficacy with delayed boosters. I'm sure we'll get information concerning delayed boosters or mixed types of vaccine.
dturm 02/04/21 02:04pm Around the Campfire
RE: Wear Two Masks?

We're learning more about COVID almost daily. One reason we wear masks even after being infected and recovered from COVID is reported below. BMJ published 14 Jan 2021 regarding recovered COVID patients: The research team warned, however, that early evidence from the next stage of the study suggested that some people who are themselves protected by antibodies still carry high levels of virus and could continue to infect others.
dturm 02/03/21 05:12pm Around the Campfire
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