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If you were/are eligible for the 2nd booster shot, would you get it?

Yes
1 (11.1%)
No
5 (55.6%)
No, the Kool-aid will protect me.
3 (33.3%)

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Re: Will you get the booster shot?
« Reply #100 on: December 22, 2021, 10:00:48 PM »
CNBC: WHO says vaccine booster programs will prolong Covid crisis: 'No country can boost its way out of the pandemic'.
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/12/22/who-says-covid-vaccine-booster-programs-will-prolong-pandemic.html
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Re: Will you get the booster shot?
« Reply #101 on: December 22, 2021, 10:18:59 PM »
CNBC: WHO says vaccine booster programs will prolong Covid crisis: 'No country can boost its way out of the pandemic'.
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/12/22/who-says-covid-vaccine-booster-programs-will-prolong-pandemic.html

They have their own agenda. I’ve read articles suggesting, and it makes a lot of sense, that even if you delivered sufficient doses to Africa tomorrow, you wouldn’t have staff/logistics in place to get even half the continent’s population vaccinated.
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Re: Will you get the booster shot?
« Reply #102 on: December 22, 2021, 10:25:20 PM »
Understood, but why are they pushing for a 4th booster shot beyond the 3rd initial booster which would have been 6 months after the initial 2 shots?
Are those that never got vacinated going to miss the train? Are the rules going to be you need 6 months from the 2nd to the 3rd and 6 months to the 4th etc. With those never vacinated never getting a chance to catch up - hence never "Fully vacinated"!

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Re: Will you get the booster shot?
« Reply #103 on: December 22, 2021, 10:31:26 PM »
Are those that never got vacinated going to miss the train? Are the rules going to be you need 6 months from the 2nd to the 3rd and 6 months to the 4th etc. With those never vacinated never getting a chance to catch up - hence never "Fully vacinated"!

There’ll be an amnesty at the 10th dose, where you take 6 at once and catch up :P
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Re: Will you get the booster shot?
« Reply #104 on: December 23, 2021, 02:31:54 PM »
They have their own agenda. I’ve read articles suggesting, and it makes a lot of sense, that even if you delivered sufficient doses to Africa tomorrow, you wouldn’t have staff/logistics in place to get even half the continent’s population vaccinated.
the half which has most contact with the developed world is the half we have the logistics to deliver to

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Re: Will you get the booster shot?
« Reply #105 on: December 23, 2021, 03:21:57 PM »
the half which has most contact with the developed world is the half we have the logistics to deliver to

Not necessarily. There’s some overlap, it isn’t clear how much.
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Re: Will you get the booster shot?
« Reply #107 on: December 27, 2021, 10:19:53 AM »
If I still have robust antibodies at that time I'll take it if needed for travel etc. Otherwise not.

Actually took it.
Urgent cares are too slammed now to check antibodies and for the fraction of a chance of catching omicron. Bh made easier by not having any side effects from any of the 2 (3rd as well bh) doses and the flu shot.

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Re: Will you get the booster shot?
« Reply #108 on: December 27, 2021, 12:28:35 PM »
Actually took it.
Urgent cares are too slammed now to check antibodies and for the fraction of a chance of catching omicron. Bh made easier by not having any side effects from any of the 2 (3rd as well bh) doses and the flu shot.

Antibodies won’t definitively protect you from getting infected, nor will a booster.

https://www.euronews.com/next/amp/2021/12/20/omicron-3-vaccine-doses-are-not-enough-to-stop-the-new-covid-variant-warns-biontech-ceo
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Re: Will you get the booster shot?
« Reply #109 on: December 27, 2021, 12:35:30 PM »
Antibodies won’t definitively protect you from getting infected, nor will a booster.

https://www.euronews.com/next/amp/2021/12/20/omicron-3-vaccine-doses-are-not-enough-to-stop-the-new-covid-variant-warns-biontech-ceo

Show me the actual antibodies and then we can talk.

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Re: Will you get the booster shot?
« Reply #110 on: December 27, 2021, 12:38:46 PM »
Show me the actual antibodies and then we can talk.

I tested max antibodies two months ago and still got reinfected.

ETA to show you:

And again?



This is why I wouldn’t rush to get a booster even if I’m eligible.

« Last Edit: December 27, 2021, 12:49:48 PM by AsherO »
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Re: Will you get the booster shot?
« Reply #112 on: December 27, 2021, 12:42:43 PM »
I tested max antibodies two months ago and still got reinfected.
Did you have any antibodies left from the prior infection or was it all vaccine related? Did the vaccine "ruin" the previous antibodies?

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Re: Will you get the booster shot?
« Reply #113 on: December 27, 2021, 12:44:23 PM »
Did you have any antibodies left from the prior infection or was it all vaccine related? Did the vaccine "ruin" the previous antibodies?

I didn’t test for N-antibodies so I don’t know.

No idea what “ruin” means, is there any scientific support for that or just antivax FUD?
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Re: Will you get the booster shot?
« Reply #114 on: December 27, 2021, 12:49:14 PM »
I didn’t test for N-antibodies so I don’t know.

No idea what “ruin” means, is there any scientific support for that or just antivax FUD?
There actually was a study in the Netherlands that seemed to imply something like that about the boosters. Not vouching for it as I have no info about their bias or lack thereof.


Israel seemed to stop the rollout of the 4th booster for reasons that seemed to imply this as well, but again, I don't have much clarity on that.

ETA: It was a Danish study. Here it is. Make of it as you wish.
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Re: Will you get the booster shot?
« Reply #115 on: December 27, 2021, 12:55:23 PM »
I didn’t test for N-antibodies so I don’t know.

No idea what “ruin” means, is there any scientific support for that or just antivax FUD?
Just wondering did you ever test for antibodies prior to getting the vaccine? If yes where was it up to? and how long ago? There's no doubt antibodies from a prior infection wane without a vaccine as I know people who recently got reinfected without a vaccine...would love to test myself for some updated antibody levels - just the lines at these places.

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Re: Will you get the booster shot?
« Reply #116 on: December 27, 2021, 01:05:20 PM »
Just wondering did you ever test for antibodies prior to getting the vaccine? If yes where was it up to? and how long ago? There's no doubt antibodies from a prior infection wane without a vaccine as I know people who recently got reinfected without a vaccine...would love to test myself for some updated antibody levels - just the lines at these places.
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Re: Will you get the booster shot?
« Reply #117 on: December 27, 2021, 01:09:01 PM »
Just wondering did you ever test for antibodies prior to getting the vaccine? If yes where was it up to? and how long ago? There's no doubt antibodies from a prior infection wane without a vaccine as I know people who recently got reinfected without a vaccine...would love to test myself for some updated antibody levels - just the lines at these places.

I took a different test before vaccinating, and it was probably too soon. It was approximately 2 weeks after infection and I my result was 3.17 where 1 is positive, not sure what result would be considered high on that specific test.
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Re: Will you get the booster shot?
« Reply #119 on: December 27, 2021, 01:11:10 PM »
Still not planning on getting a booster?
No. I'll wait until I need it to travel somewhere and get it then.
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