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1 minute ago, BCNeil said:

Those pictures should be on the sides of buses.  

Then there would be another pic showing the risk of car crashing when reading an public health message on a bus. 

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8 hours ago, gurn said:

Figure 333, 000,000 people down there

1 in 5 equals 66,000,000

Early estimates in Canada were 30-70 % of people will/would have caught the virus

so go with 50%  of 66 million people or 33 mill.

33,000,000 times current death rate of 1.8%     equals 594,000 potentail deaths, on top of what they already have.

 

Then add in the potential of another variant being born in that population of non vaccers.

Ugly, ugley times could be ahead.

I think there are only 255m adults that are eligible for the vaccination.

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On 4/17/2021 at 3:02 PM, Junkyard Dog said:

Got lucky. Apparently there was no more drop in testing but it didn’t say that on google. They tested me anyway. Swab went like 4 inches up my nose. My nose was runny though so probably worse if it was dry.  
 

Results within 24-48 hours. 

I've heard it being called "brain scraping" because that's what it feels like. At least it's quick. I'm registered now for my shot. I guess it will be in May. 

 

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21 minutes ago, Ghostsof1915 said:

I've heard it being called "brain scraping" because that's what it feels like. At least it's quick. I'm registered now for my shot. I guess it will be in May. 

 

The sensation is a  bit more like when you get water into your nose when swimming. 

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2 hours ago, Violator said:

Don't think I will have time to get mine done before I go back to camp.

Don't know what your age group is, but ON just lowerd AZ to 40+.   I suspect BC will follow.  QC likely will.

Health Canada approved the vaccine for 18+.  Each province can do what they see fit. NACI provides recommendations in the context of availability of other vaccines.  They met twice last week and likely will lower the age group recommendation too. 

 

 

 

The age limit is basically placed based on estimate of benefit vs risk ratio, which is higher for older people.  But as many have said, based on UK and EU data, no clear risk factors was identified even though most cases were young female.  Case in point, two cases of VITT in Canada were both 55+, one male and one female.  2 cases out of 700,000+ doses administered so far. That is in line with estimates of 4/million by Health Canada. UK is now doing 30+. 

 

The good thing is now drs are made aware of this and know how to diagnose and treat this.  Both cases in Canada were diagnosed in time and treated, and are both now recovering at home. 

 

In places where virus exposure risk is high, the benefit of this vaccine far outweighs the risks. 

 

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9 hours ago, Violator said:

Don't think I will have time to get mine done before I go back to camp.

Summer? Band? Concentration? B)

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All B.C. adults to be able to register for COVID-19 vaccine by Friday

https://www.citynews1130.com/2021/04/19/b-c-adults-register-covid-vaccine-friday/

 

Oh, forgot to mention, here is the key tidbit from the article:

 

"Once registered, people will be notified by the health ministry about booking a vaccine appointment when it is their age group’s turn. Dix didn’t outline how soon those who register will actually be able to book an appointment to get their shot.

 

Appointment booking is currently open for Indigenous people age 18 and up, other British Columbians age 63 and older, people deemed clinically extremely vulnerable, and anyone living or working in Whistler."

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8 hours ago, Jaimito said:

Don't know what your age group is, but ON just lowerd AZ to 40+.   I suspect BC will follow.  QC likely will.

Health Canada approved the vaccine for 18+.  Each province can do what they see fit. NACI provides recommendations in the context of availability of other vaccines.  They met twice last week and likely will lower the age group recommendation too. 

 

 

 

The age limit is basically placed based on estimate of benefit vs risk ratio, which is higher for older people.  But as many have said, based on UK and EU data, no clear risk factors was identified even though most cases were young female.  Case in point, two cases of VITT in Canada were both 55+, one male and one female.  2 cases out of 700,000+ doses administered so far. That is in line with estimates of 4/million by Health Canada. UK is now doing 30+. 

 

The good thing is now drs are made aware of this and know how to diagnose and treat this.  Both cases in Canada were diagnosed in time and treated, and are both now recovering at home. 

 

In places where virus exposure risk is high, the benefit of this vaccine far outweighs the risks. 

 

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I'm 35 were I am in camp they secured a bunch of astra venica then it was pulled

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I know some of you also follow the CBC (especially those who think of it as some vile left-wing commie mouthpiece looking to subvert the Canadian population :gocan:), but for the benefit of those interested in the effect of the vaccine on the female population, there was an article on their website today involving many local experts:

 

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How a COVID-19 vaccine can (and cannot) affect menstruation, mammograms and more

Experts say more research needed to understand vaccine's impact on women's bodies

 
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Michelle Ghoussoub · CBC News · Posted: Apr 19, 2021 1:00 AM PT | Last Updated: 8 hours ago
 
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Endocrinology professor Jerilynn Prior recommended that women track their periods and ovulation for a month before and after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine if they are interested in noting any changes. (Evan Mitsui)

As Canada ramps up its rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines, questions continue to arise about the potential side effects reported around the world.

 

Following reports of blood clots from the AstraZeneca-Oxford and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, many women have wondered whether they are at higher risk — especially if they take hormonal birth control, which is also associated with clotting.

 

Experts say more evidence is needed and that it's unclear whether women are at higher risk of developing blood clots than men. But four health experts told CBC News there are key findings women can keep in mind when getting the vaccine — particularly if they are pregnant, booking a mammogram or a fertility treatment, or wondering whether it can disrupt their menstrual cycle.

 

Here is what the experts said about how the COVID-19 vaccines can — and cannot — impact women's health.

Can the vaccine affect my period?

The question of whether a COVID-19 vaccine could impact the menstrual cycle was prompted after an American professor of anthropology tweeted that she'd experienced an unusually heavy period after being immunized.

 

Her tweet prompted hundreds of other women to report that they too had experienced disruptions to their cycles — from missed periods to spotting to lighter or heavier bleeding than usual.

 

Neuroscientist Liisa Galea, a professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia and a scientific adviser at the Women's Health Research Institute, said that while it's possible a vaccine could impact menstruation, it simply hasn't been studied enough to know for sure.

 

"One of the receptors through which SARS-CoV-2 enters our bodies is in the uterine lining. I'm wondering if maybe if you get the vaccine at the certain time in your cycle, you might notice some differences," she said.

 

Galea has also heard anecdotal reports about women noticing changes in their period, but said it's much more likely that the general stress of living through a global pandemic might be responsible for variations in menstruation that women are reporting.

 

"The important thing is it's not going to be long lasting. You might see a disruption or some spotting, a little hiccup, but as far as I can tell, there's no evidence that your cycle is going to change past that."

 
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Although pregnant women were initially excluded from clinical trials, the Canadian Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the National Advisory Committee on Immunization have said the vaccine is considered safe for them. (Evan Mitsui/CBC)

Jerilynn Prior, a professor of endocrinology at the University of British Columbia, agreed that while the research is scarce, it's unlikely that the vaccine would have such an immediate and tangible effect on the menstrual cycle.

 

"The variability of the menstrual cycle, even within one woman, is quite large in general," she said. Prior added that people who menstruate tend to be "hypervigilant" about their physiology after undergoing any medical procedure — including receiving a vaccine.

 

Prior recommended that women track their periods and ovulation for a month before and after receiving the vaccine if they are interested in noting any changes.

Can the vaccine affect my mammogram results?

Experts say it's possible, but not a cause for concern.

 

Monika Naus, a medical director of the Communicable Diseases and Immunization Service at the BC Centre for Disease Control, said vaccines of all kinds can cause swelling in the lymph nodes located in the armpit on the side of the body where the injection takes place.

 

Because of their proximity to breast tissue, Naus said swollen lymph nodes can sometimes appear as white blobs on a mammogram.

 

"There can be a false positive, and some concern that there's an abnormality there," she said.

 

Naus recommended that women wait four to six weeks after they've been vaccinated to go in for a routine mammogram — though if they detect a breast lump or have concerns about their breast health, they should get screened immediately.

 

Prior said an experienced mammographer would likely be able to distinguish between a swollen lymph node and an abnormality in breast tissue, especially if they are warned ahead of time that a patient was recently vaccinated against COVID-19.

 

"If they told the mammographer that they had a vaccine within X number of days, then the mammographer could completely discount it," she said, referring to any swollen lymph nodes.

Can I get vaccinated if I'm pregnant or undergoing fertility treatments?

Although pregnant women were initially excluded from clinical trials, the Canadian Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the National Advisory Committee on Immunization have said the vaccine is considered safe for them.

 

Dr. Kathleen Ross, a family physician practising obstetrics at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, B.C., said it's especially important that pregnant women get the vaccine given that they are at higher risk of developing serious illness from COVID-19 should they fall ill.

 

"The vaccines are completely safe, they're not going to change your DNA, they're not going to cause any changes to the fetus. When a vaccine is offered to you, please, step up and get vaccinated," she said.

 
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Experts say it's unclear whether women are at higher risk of developing blood clots than men. (Evan Mitsui/CBC)

The COVID-19 vaccines have also been deemed safe for women undergoing fertility treatments. But the American Society for Reproductive Medicine has recommended that patients scheduled for procedures like egg retrieval or intrauterine insemination avoid getting a COVID-19 vaccine within three days of a procedure.

 

The society says the recommendation is not because the vaccine is unsafe, but because the vaccine could induce side effects like fever, chills, and fatigue, which may be difficult to distinguish from a post-surgery infection.

 

The Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society recommends the same, writing the benefits of the vaccine far outweigh any known risks.

 

It suggests women discuss a treatment timeline with their doctors, given that Canadian provinces have extended the time frame between the first and second doses of the vaccine.

 

 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/women-covid-vaccines-1.5991026

 

For those who are squeamish about bloody articles, this spoiler is especially for you.  :bigblush:

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3 hours ago, HKSR said:

All B.C. adults to be able to register for COVID-19 vaccine by Friday

https://www.citynews1130.com/2021/04/19/b-c-adults-register-covid-vaccine-friday/

 

Oh, forgot to mention, here is the key tidbit from the article:

 

"Once registered, people will be notified by the health ministry about booking a vaccine appointment when it is their age group’s turn. Dix didn’t outline how soon those who register will actually be able to book an appointment to get their shot.

 

Appointment booking is currently open for Indigenous people age 18 and up, other British Columbians age 63 and older, people deemed clinically extremely vulnerable, and anyone living or working in Whistler."

I find this incredibly misleading - yeah, maybe everyone can register, but zero mention of when they'll actually receive their vaccination.  I keep hearing over and over about how people are 'circumventing' the system in this way or that (one person I know used their parents 'cabin' address in a remote town up north to get their vaccination , and I know several acquaintances (at least 3) who got their vaccination because they knew someone at a clinic that had 'extra' doses lying around that would expire and guess who got them - their friends.....).  

 

Meanwhile, law abiding citizens who are following all the measures and doing everything expected of them and more are left at risk. 

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2 minutes ago, Fanuck said:

I find this incredibly misleading - yeah, maybe everyone can register, but zero mention of when they'll actually receive their vaccination.  I keep hearing over and over about how people are 'circumventing' the system in this way or that (one person I know used their parents 'cabin' address in a remote town up north to get their vaccination , and I know several acquaintances (at least 3) who got their vaccination because they knew someone at a clinic that had 'extra' doses lying around that would expire and guess who got them - their friends.....).  

huh, I thought it was only the BC Liberals that had friends like that. 

 

It is frustrating to see line jumpers. 

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17 minutes ago, thedestroyerofworlds said:

 

If there ever was a reason for men to get the shot, this should be right up there.

 

 

https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/new-study-links-covid-19-and-erectile-dysfunction-including-in-younger-men-1.5393108

New study links COVID-19 and erectile dysfunction, including in younger men

here's conspiracy for you, guess who makes one of the Vaccines?

 

 

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