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RE: Moderna vaccine (Personal experiences)

We're about 2 hours post second Pfizer shot. I'll let you all know if there are any reactions. I don't really understand the recommendation to not pre-treat with nsaids yet OK to treat post VX. You'll have anti-inflammatory effects either way. I need someone to explain how taking them before hand is really any different and somehow blunts the immune response. Yesterday I finally felt "blah" (good medical term...LOL!) enough by 3PM to take a Tylenol. Napped for a couple of hours and felt MUCH better. Woke up this morning after a good night's sleep, ready to conquer the world!! Ed never had any effects except for a bit of soreness at the injection site.
Deb and Ed M 03/04/21 08:23am Around the Campfire
RE: Moderna vaccine (Personal experiences)

Well, I'm almost 24 hrs post-second-Moderna-shot. So far, I've got an elevated temp of 99 degrees; and some achiness, but that could also be my arthritis speaking up since I didn't take my usual Aleve last night, not wanting to interfere with the vaccine working its magic. I'm just letting my body dictate what we do: so far, napping has been a priority...LOL! Ed has noticed nothing - part of me wonders if his normal gerbil-like intake of water has slowed any reactions; or if he's just going to be one of the lucky ones who has no reaction. I'm so grateful for the speed and efficacy of these vaccines!! Deb
Deb and Ed M 03/03/21 09:37am Around the Campfire

Here is a preprint on testing a GSK/Sanofi vaccine in non human primates based upon virus spike fragments with an adjuvant (same one used in flu vaccines). Two doses provided protection against a viral challenge after vaccination and strong neutralizing titers against the original, UK, and South African variants. (Another clinical trial using products from my employer). This data supports moving into human clinical trials. All good news - some day we'll be awash in vaccines (but we can always share with countries who need it). And "awash with vaccine" is just the way one wants to be during a pandemic.
Deb and Ed M 03/03/21 09:25am Around the Campfire
RE: Moderna vaccine (Personal experiences)

Regarding the mood at vaccination clinics - I overhead the pharmacist at the Publix where we got our shots (had #2 today) say that he had never seen so many grateful, happy people in all the years he's been working :-) Count Ed and I as those folks :-)
Deb and Ed M 03/02/21 12:17pm Around the Campfire
RE: Revisiting pop-up campers

The Northstars are quite a bit cheaper than say a Hallmark or an Outfitter. I assume there is some kind of price quality relationship, but as my use will be occasional, I may not need the top of the line. Geewizard, the Outfitter website says the Apex is for 3/4 - 1 ton trucks......Assuming I go for a full size truck, .wWould it be worth it to pay the extra money for a diesel? We use our pop-up TC for sightseeing excursions - we really appreciate that the lower profile will fit into tree-lined drives, rustic camping spots, funky little parking spots, etc. Ours is an older Northstar (no bath), and I feel the quality is good - at over 20 yrs old, ours shows no signs of ever having leaked. We loaded it on our '18 Silverado 1500, and while the truck didn't squat badly, its overall performance was "lackluster". That was just the excuse hubby Ed needed to buy a diesel 2500.....LOL!! We DO drive some pretty crazy places (steep roads) and the diesel acts like there's nothing back there, plus, IMO, the engine braking is better with a diesel. So there's my 2-cents Deb On edit: I should add that we also haul around a 22' car trailer for our business, so the added grunt of the diesel was in part due to that, too. If all we ever hauled was the camper, we'd probably just get a bigger gas motor.
Deb and Ed M 02/28/21 10:31am Truck Campers
RE: Moderna vaccine (Personal experiences)

BTW, we're due for our second next Wed, Pfizer variety. Hey! - next Wednesday is Moderna #2 for us! I'll think happy thoughts for all of us! I've already stocked up with soup, in case we have a "blah" day...LOL!
Deb and Ed M 02/26/21 07:05pm Around the Campfire

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. I'll say this as politely as possible, but we who hang out on this thread, perhaps are surrounded elsewhere by like-minded well-informed folks (in my case, most of my kids are involved in either medical or Stem-related industries). So for the last 3 days, as my kitchen has undergone a countertop transformation, I was privvy to the conversations of the "other side of the coin". Those who feel this is a hoax, a means of gov't control, no big deal/not as scary as the flu, etc. Totally convinced the vaccine is "toxic" or DNA-altering. At first I tried to offer better/accurate info, but realized I was having all the effect of a belch in a tornado. I also learned today, that my 20-yr old granddaughter is driving to FL (not our place!) for Spring Break. I'm afraid Covid is going to have a HUGE pool of hosts. The variants we're seeing right now are possibly the tip of the iceberg. I'm glad to know the researchers are desperately trying to stay ahead of it.
Deb and Ed M 02/25/21 12:58pm Around the Campfire
RE: What are good outdoor camping lights?

I prefer lights that travel with me - and since I often have 2 dog leashes in hand - I don't go anywhere without a headlamp. I have them stashed everywhere!
Deb and Ed M 02/24/21 08:13am Around the Campfire
RE: The Emotions in a TC

Same here - we have a small TT with slideout, for spending weekends in one spot (usually camping with other family members) It's pretty spacious for a 20' TT and has a nice big kitchen for feeding the gang. Otherwise, the preferred sightseeing vehicle in the TC, simply because it lets us going ANYWHERE. Yep, lacks storage - but there's just something endearing about it :-) (and this is from Deb, although Ed prefers it, too)
Deb and Ed M 02/19/21 12:55pm Truck Campers
RE: Moderna vaccine (Personal experiences)

Covid cases and hospitalization are also down by 45%. While this is the kind of news we hope for - the question in my mind is: is the vaccine causing this drop, or is it that we're simply past all the "gathering" holidays like Thanksgiving/Christmas, etc??
Deb and Ed M 02/19/21 07:51am Around the Campfire

Lately I haven’t had a lot of good news to post :( Not the news we hope to hear, but at least gives us a look at how life will proceed. I'll continue to search for comfy face masks..... clearly those will be a part of our wardrobes for a while.
Deb and Ed M 02/17/21 07:56am Around the Campfire
RE: Moderna vaccine (Personal experiences)

There was a recent TV news story about people they have dubbed "Vaccine Hunters" - hoping to receive shots rather than waste leftover vaccine. Good for you!!
Deb and Ed M 02/13/21 03:14pm Around the Campfire

Please don’t shoot the messenger Is this directed towards me?? I hope not - you don't know how many times I've wanted to reach through this computer screen to hug you for providing us with FACTS. Have fun with vaccinations - I suspect your "clients" aren't as enthused about that as most of us are about getting OUR shots....LOL!
Deb and Ed M 02/13/21 08:34am Around the Campfire
RE: Drove UBER for a year to help granddaughter

Mikestock - bless you for helping your very-deserving granddaughter! Make sure she also shares your work ethic - and she will go far in life. We too have set aside college funds for the grandkids (and will make sure that those who have chosen to bypass college in favor of starting careers, will be rewarded, too). But I also feel that a good "life lesson" for all teens (adults, too) is that when you make a commitment, you follow through on it, no matter what. That's called "responsibility", and getting a break on your responsibility such as student loan forgiveness, doesn't help anyone.
Deb and Ed M 02/12/21 08:25am Around the Campfire

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 news was almost tear-producing from my adult kids who are visiting; and juggling their own careers (truck broker and college professor) and keeping 4 kids age 6 to 14 who are all schooling online, with each child having different times they must be present online for a face-to-face class. I truly don't know how parents are managing all of this....
Deb and Ed M 02/11/21 07:09am Around the Campfire
RE: Member "Mandrake"...?

So do I! Wow. last post Jan 1st 2012 -Long time! WOW - time flies... I do remember him!
Deb and Ed M 02/07/21 01:42pm Around the Campfire
RE: Pier fishing inFlorida

Where specifically in Florida? Two spots on the East coast come to mind. St Augustin Beach Pier, and Sebastian Inlet SP at the Brevard Indian River County line. At Sebastian you can fish from one of the jetties, I forget if it's the north or south. Port Canaveral would be another good spot, but no pier. There is a HUGE concrete pier at Jetty Park, which is the easternmost point of Port Canaveral. The pier has nice fish-cleaning stations, too (and a great view of Canaveral Space Force Base/Kennedy Space Center)
Deb and Ed M 02/04/21 06:41pm Around the Campfire
RE: It's a wonderful day: COVID vaccinations

Deb, that's great. How far out is your appointment? Less than 3 hours ;-) Tuesday at noon at Publix; they are using the Moderna vax. Soooo excited - and (selfishly) happy to not have to get up at 5AM any more to seek a spot....LOL!
Deb and Ed M 02/02/21 07:21am Around the Campfire
RE: Room Soundproofing

I agree that thermal curtains are the easiest way - but making sure there are lots of soft surfaces in the office to absorb the sound, would help, too?? Maybe display some lovely quilts on the walls??
Deb and Ed M 02/01/21 08:35am Around the Campfire
RE: It's a wonderful day: COVID vaccinations

Ed managed to get us vaccine appointments tomorrow via Publix in FL!! For those in FL using the same Publix system: it doesn't matter when you log onto the Publix website (some folks are logging on the night before and letting their computers run overnight, thinking they are at the "front" of the line) Ed logged on a few minutes before the 6AM opening; and got in to make appointments around 6:30AM. Once you fill out the forms and answer ALL the questions and register yourself, at the bottom of the page, it will ask you if you want to make a second appointment - this would be for your spouse or friend, etc. Your second dose of vaccine is automatically scheduled.
Deb and Ed M 02/01/21 08:32am Around the Campfire
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