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matthew.

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Bye Pumpkin!


Maybe I'm reading too far into this but does Fauci deserve a "Bye Pumkin?" His career is marked with missteps but ultimately I think we're better off with his work through his entire career than without. Just look at Dr. Deborah Birx flopping out of the trump administration and still haunting us as a ghoul on morning television. Or Rochelle Walensky who has remained toothless her entire run at the CDC. There are things I dislike about Fauci but I ultimately think he did his best to steer our sinking, plague ridden ship onto shallow waters for our local governments to kill off the remainder of survivors.

A deserved retirement, but as with anyone leaving government at any time these days I shudder to think who will be the replacement.
 
Maybe I'm reading too far into this but does Fauci deserve a "Bye Pumkin?" His career is marked with missteps but ultimately I think we're better off with his work through his entire career than without. Just look at Dr. Deborah Birx flopping out of the trump administration and still haunting us as a ghoul on morning television. Or Rochelle Walensky who has remained toothless her entire run at the CDC. There are things I dislike about Fauci but I ultimately think he did his best to steer our sinking, plague ridden ship onto shallow waters for our local governments to kill off the remainder of survivors.

A deserved retirement, but as with anyone leaving government at any time these days I shudder to think who will be the replacement.
It was the only meme response I could think of in the moment. We are very fortunate that he stuck it out for as long as he did.
 
Welp, my dad got it. And since we drove together for several hours the other day, I'm going to spend my birthday in quarantine.
I just did a test because today was supposed to be my last day in quarantine, and I’m positive with a very very faint line. Guess that explains the mildly sore throat and the profuse sweating.
 
Not me walking past a window and hearing a woman inside tell a man: "Yeah, you're not feeling well just like all of us here aren't feeling well, because we're not vaccinated!".

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I've gone to a few outdoor shows recently, but I'm really struggling to decide on attending an indoor concert next month (Bauhaus). I've managed to avoid covid so far, but in the past I've had awful respiratory reactions to normal flus due to my normally moderate asthma.
 
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As it looks like under-50s without underlying conditions won't be prioritised for another booster anytime soon in the UK, I took a covid antibody blood test this week - mainly out of curiosity. It came back with antibodies greater than 2500 U/mL which is as high as it goes, and it's been over 5 months since I had it and now almost 9 months since my booster. This has chilled me out a little, but let's see what fun new variant we get this autumn...
 
As it looks like under-50s without underlying conditions won't be prioritised for another booster anytime soon in the UK, I took a covid antibody blood test this week - mainly out of curiosity. It came back with antibodies greater than 2500 U/mL which is as high as it goes, and it's been over 5 months since I had it and now almost 9 months since my booster. This has chilled me out a little, but let's see what fun new variant we get this autumn...

Ooh, where can I get one of those? I'm curious.
 
I have it for the third time, had to be treated as an outpatient at the hospital. Even after 4 vaccines and having had it twice…just gross as heck.
 
I felt awful after doses 2 and 3, didn't get a 4th, had COVID at the end of June and felt like I did when I got the vaccine, and if the new vaccine is for original strains and omicron... oof.
 

The actual website is still unclear on which locations have it but I’m ready for round 4. Give me the microchips!!!!

So, any booster you schedule from here on out should be the bivalent version. When the FDA approved it, they also revoked practitioners’ ability to use the original vaccine as a booster. All boosters are the updated version.

Just got my booster this evening and waiting for the side effects to kick in. They always do!
 
Maybe I'm reading too far into this but does Fauci deserve a "Bye Pumkin?" His career is marked with missteps but ultimately I think we're better off with his work through his entire career than without. Just look at Dr. Deborah Birx flopping out of the trump administration and still haunting us as a ghoul on morning television. Or Rochelle Walensky who has remained toothless her entire run at the CDC. There are things I dislike about Fauci but I ultimately think he did his best to steer our sinking, plague ridden ship onto shallow waters for our local governments to kill off the remainder of survivors.

A deserved retirement, but as with anyone leaving government at any time these days I shudder to think who will be the replacement.
Hm… the lying about masks and vaccine efficacy is a bit irredeemable.
 
It finally got me. Back at school teaching, and my kids have been dropping like flies with a cold but no one reported covid. A lot of teachers were out sick, but my symptoms were pretty mild and I chalked them up to fall allergies and a reaction to the smoke in the air, as I typically get hit really hard with head colds but this one was fairly moderate and manageable, so I pushed through. Saw my test kits in my cupboard tonight and decided to test myself despite not thinking I had covid as I've been generally ok, and that T line hit hard and dark immediately.

I feel awful that I didn't stay home from work this week despite feeling bad but with so many of my kids and other staff being out without covid being reported I thought it was just a head cold.

Ugh!
 
Ok so for those of you who lost their sense of taste, how long did it take to return? Eating is fucking WHACK.

My taste was completely gone for about two weeks and then started to return in stages over the next couple of weeks. I got spicy foods and chocolate back before other things.

It did come back fully though.
 
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