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  #2755549 5-Aug-2021 11:27
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Vaxed at last!

 

I'm in category 3, and live in a Wellington suburb with a large medical centre, very close to my home.

 

To date I have received one text (June 30) telling me that I am in Group 3 - nothing since, no emails, no letters.

 

Last week I visited our medical centre to collect a prescription, and was offered an appointment for their first COVID vax clinic, this week.

 

I got my first shot yesterday - no delay, no adverse effects, just a 20-minute wait for observation, then a short walk home.

 

A repeat vax appointment was offered after the "normal" interval of 3 weeks - but was easily changed to 6 weeks at my request. (see below)

 

Happy Camper.  🙂

 

 

 

PITCH REGIMEN study preprint [link]

 

July 23rd, 2021

 

Our latest publication looks at whether the immune response to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is different depending on the number of weeks between the two doses. 

 





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  #2755555 5-Aug-2021 11:34
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'He was the fittest, healthiest person I know': UK fitness enthusiast who rejected Covid-19 vaccine dies at 42 | Stuff.co.nz

 

 

He didn’t want to put a vaccine in his body, she said. After he tested positive and needed medical care, he was “pumped full of every drug in the hospital. They threw everything at him.”

 

But eventually, the infection led to organ failure, and he died.

 

“Before he was ventilated he told his consultant that he wished he had been vaccinated. That he wished he had listened. His death is a tragedy. It shouldn’t have happened. He leaves a mum and dad, a sister (me), and a 19-year-old daughter.”

 

 

Anti-vaxxers...





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  #2755556 5-Aug-2021 11:36
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Yes but they won't read or believe this news unless it happens to them. But then it's too late.



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  #2755559 5-Aug-2021 11:45
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Fred99:

Maybe you and I have a different interpretation of what a "poor person" is.  The way I see it, "poor people" don't get on medevac flights anyway, so the situation with MIQ exemption is purely hypothetical. That was my point.



Or, maybe you and I have differing jobs, with mine allowing far more insight as to who gets on medivac flights.

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  #2755560 5-Aug-2021 11:46
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Hospital struggles to cope with 2 covid patients

https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/health/hospital-stretched-its-limit

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  #2755565 5-Aug-2021 12:00
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Sideface:

 

A repeat vax appointment was offered after the "normal" interval of 3 weeks - but was easily changed to 6 weeks at my request. (see below)

 

PITCH REGIMEN study preprint [link]

 

 

Heh - thanks for that - kind of.

 

I've currently got my second dose booked just a little over 3 weeks from first dose.  For now I think I'll leave it where it is, if it looks like there's no CT in NZ a couple of weeks after first dose, then based on that preprint I might reschedule the second dose later.  But if there is CT in NZ by then (3 weeks time) I might leave the appointment where it is (aside from possible difference in protection level offered - if we do get CT locally, then I guess there's going to be a sudden rush of people very keen to make bookings with much more urgency than they've been showing so far).


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  #2755568 5-Aug-2021 12:12
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Ge0rge:
Fred99:

 

Maybe you and I have a different interpretation of what a "poor person" is.  The way I see it, "poor people" don't get on medevac flights anyway, so the situation with MIQ exemption is purely hypothetical. That was my point.

 



Or, maybe you and I have differing jobs, with mine allowing far more insight as to who gets on medivac flights.

 

Maybe that's not even remotely relevant in the case where the parents of the child needing medical treatment have a net worth of $120 billion. 




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  #2755575 5-Aug-2021 12:24
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6 new in Vic - 3 Known

 

And more in QLD. Their Sunday re-visit doesn't look so good

 

https://twitter.com/VicGovDH/status/1423055629774589955 


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  #2755638 5-Aug-2021 13:05
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262 new cases in Sydney.

 

5 new Covid deaths notified. (now 21 total from this outbreak so far)

 

290 hospitalised, 51 in ICU, 24 on ventilators.

 

One hundred and ten cases were in isolation throughout their infectious period and 29 were in isolation for part of their infectious period. Forty-three cases were infectious in the community, and the isolation status of 80 cases remains under investigation.


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  #2755639 5-Aug-2021 13:07
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Oblivian:

 

And more in QLD. Their Sunday re-visit doesn't look so good

 

 

16 cases, all linked to (close associates / household contacts) of known cases from the school cluster.


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  #2755641 5-Aug-2021 13:09
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Batman:

 

sorry i read half the article and didn't see this

 

 

And that's what clickbait trash like that count on happening before people share it with outrage. Please try not to fall victim to this carryon.





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  #2755648 5-Aug-2021 13:27
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If vaccines were available where they are needed the world would not have a delta at all. I'm not keen to see what an epsilon or gamma looks like.

More manufacturing is needed to beat this clock.

Imo NZ has the expertise and technical base required for vaccine manufacturing. NZ should start doing this for the region and beyond.

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  #2755654 5-Aug-2021 13:33
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Batman: Yes but they won't read or believe this news unless it happens to them. But then it's too late.

 

This is a big part of the problem. Anti vaxxers will say it's either fake news or a fake diagnosis.


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gzt: 

Imo NZ has the expertise and technical base required for vaccine manufacturing. NZ should start doing this for the region and beyond.

 

Why.....

 

The production lines at CSL in Melbourne have capacity to produce up to 1 million doses of AZ per WEEK,  its currently producing a small fraction of that,,,,

 

Manufacturing MRNA is a big step for even OZ and they are only at an evaluation stage and still years away from production

 

Meanwhile Pfizer are cranking out 3-4 billion annually....

 

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/jul/16/australian-production-of-astrazeneca-vaccine-in-early-july-just-one-tenth-what-government-promised

 

 


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  #2755669 5-Aug-2021 13:55
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gzt: If vaccines were available where they are needed the world would not have a delta at all. I'm not keen to see what an epsilon or gamma looks like.

More manufacturing is needed to beat this clock.

Imo NZ has the expertise and technical base required for vaccine manufacturing. NZ should start doing this for the region and beyond.

 

Later this year Australia is supposed to be starting clinical trails of an mRNA covid vaccine developed by Monash university.  But that's still going to be far short of being able to make them in commercial volumes.

 

Perhaps we'd be better joining with them rather than going alone.  It wouldn't surprise me if facilities to manufacture these vaccines globally gets expanded massively and the bottleneck eases.

 

I also expect that when the next potential pandemic disease appears, the global reaction to snuff it out might be somewhat more drastic than what happened with Covid.  Lots of talk political talk about economic cost of locking down, downplaying potential loss of life, huge mistakes made almost everywhere.  No politician wants to admit they goofed and that cost many lives - and then the cost to the global economy has been unprecedented anyway.  Next time there'll be huge fear about repeating those mistakes.  Maybe I'm being optimistic.

 

 

 

 


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