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Please Get Vaccinated

Discussion in 'Coffee House' started by Feldon, Oct 12, 2021.

  1. Feldon

    Feldon Administrator Staff Member

    cw: Religion

    If I can take a moment and use my small platform for some good it would be this one thing -- Please Get Vaccinated.

    The vaccine(s) have been dismissed as the "Mark of the Beast". Yet the Mark is a described as a visible marking taken willingly on the hand or the forehead with the Beast's name or number to indicate allegiance to the Antichrist. God would not tolerate the Mark to be hidden in medicine not would he allow millions of his followers to be tricked into taking it.

    People believe that if they get sick, God will take care of them, but in numerous examples in the Bible, we are told not to tempt or test the Lord. For example Matthew 4:6-7. Jesus was asked to prove that He was the Son of God by dashing his foot against a rock and Jesus replied "Do not tempt the Lord."

    My mother-in-law resisted getting the vaccine until it was too late. Then she resisted going to the hospital until she could barely get out of bed. My mother-in-law had people in her life twisting her and their beliefs to make her fear the vaccine. And in a completely unnecessary turn of events, I had to bury my mother-in-law this weekend after 3 weeks in the hospital.
     
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  2. Feldon

    Feldon Administrator Staff Member

    If your objections to the vaccine(s) are due to distrust of the medical and pharmaceutical industries, I hear you. They have given us plenty of reasons not to trust them. I take comfort in the fact that the Moderna vaccine was privately funded (Dolly Parton was a major contributor), and that the Pfizer was developed at BioNTech in Germany. There are no less than 7 global vaccines with various strengths and qualities.

    If you did get vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson one-shot a few months ago, I would consider following up with a Moderna or Pfizer shot just to be sure. J&J is not doing well against the Delta strain. All you have to do is go get an appointment and not volunteer any information. Good luck out there.
     
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  3. Dizzy

    Dizzy Active Member

    Condolences @Feldon.

    Double vaccinated with AstraZeneca since 31 July.
     
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  4. Aeriel

    Aeriel New Member

    My condolences @Feldon

    I am mildly immuno-suppressed so double vaccinated as soon as I could. There are risks with everything in life - an adverse reaction to meds nearly killed me 35 years ago. On the other hand a severe bout of measles in childhood left me profoundly deaf in one ear so I do weigh things up. But I really, really wish to avoid catching full blown Covid, especially Delta variant.
     
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  5. RhodrisNZ

    RhodrisNZ Geographically Challenged

    I'm so, so sorry to hear this. My condolences to you and your family, Feldon.

    I work in the health sector here in NZ, so have been double-vaxxed since end of April (Pfizer - the only one we have here).

    Kia kaha, arohanui.
    (Strength and love to you)
     
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  6. Zynt

    Zynt Active Member

    My condolences, sir. I lost more than a few good friends, mostly on Indian Reservations, in 2020 before the vaccine was available. I've been double vaccinated since April, as have my conservative parents who think the anti-vax folks are full on crazy. Ready for my booster as soon as it's available.
     
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  7. Wulfgyr / Erytheal

    Wulfgyr / Erytheal Active Member

    My condolences, @Feldon .

    We're just about done with our latest stint of isolation (my wife's immune compromised) after our daughter tested positive with a break-through infection. We got her tested after she told us the girl she sat next to in one of her AP classes hadn't been there for two days, and texted our daughter that her sister had COVID. We pulled the kids from school that day and got 'em all tested, and all were negative. We kept them home for the rest of the week though, and went to get a second test 5 days later to make sure it was safe to send them back to school & XC practice... and that's when she tested positive. Mild symptoms so far, so the vaccine is doing it's job. We're hoping today's test comes back good, though we probably won't send them back until next week. :(

    Oh, and the school finally notified us that she was a "close contact" with someone that tested positive, 3 days after her positive test (and 8 days after exposure). We're averaging about 2-3 emails from the school per week about another positive case - and that's in one of the "good" states in the PNW (our county is one of the worse in the state, though. :( )
     
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  8. Alarra

    Alarra Active Member

    My condolences, @Feldon.

    All vaccinated here as of end of September. Had a cold right after the second shot though, still getting over it.
    Roll out was a little slow over here. That Moderna #2 is no laughing matter on the second day, but it is WAAY better than the actual disease.

    I'll take a week of vaccine side effects over a month on a ventilator with a chance of death any day of the week.
     
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  9. Zhaanish

    Zhaanish Active Member

    Sorry for your loss @Feldon . I think you and I live in the same state if my memory is correct. I don't understand the reluctance to get the vaccine when the alternative is so dire. Yes I know there are risks but the risk of not getting it in my opinion is far worse than the risks of getting the vaccine. I got Moderna x 2 as soon as I could and will get a booster when I can as well.
     
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  10. Feldon

    Feldon Administrator Staff Member

    Thank you and thank you for sharing your stories. I have Pfizer x2. No side effects other than a very sore arm. My partner got Moderna x2. Was under the weather for 24 hours each time, especially the 2nd shot. Otherwise no ill effects.
     
  11. Fuli

    Fuli Well-Known Member

    I got Moderna ×2 early early this year. Was vaccine sick for about 2 days after each, then poof, all good in a flash.

    I live in NM, and just today, hospitals were issued a crisis management order by the state health dept.

    The amount of suffering these anti-vaxxers are causing is immeasurable, and it's happening for no other reason than government wants them to get vaccinated.

    My anger is real.
     
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  12. Errrorr

    Errrorr Active Member

    Sorry to hear that Feldon :(

    Moderna x2 here in the UK, was one of the later people to get it due to young & healthy, but got it the moment possible. It's being rolled out here to 16-17 year olds now, and most vunerable being given boosters into winter.

    I would also advise people consider the flu jab this year if you didn't already (Not sure if thats a thing in US?). If not just to protect yourself, but to lower strain on public health services.
     
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