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redrumsir

5.6k points

7 days ago

redrumsir

5.6k points

7 days ago

25% of adults in the US fully vaccinated

42.5% of adults in the US have had their first dose

57% of those over 65 in the US are fully vaccinated

76% of those over 65 in the US have had their first dose

eGADS27

1.8k points

7 days ago

eGADS27

1.8k points

7 days ago

42.5% of adults in the US have had their first dose

Meaning that in 4 weeks, 42.5% of adults will be fully vaccinated. More when you consider things like the one-dose J&J.

E_D_D_R_W

806 points

7 days ago

E_D_D_R_W

806 points

7 days ago

That being said, the vaccine does need 2 weeks after the last shot to fully take effect.

PatrickSebast

822 points

7 days ago

On the other end of things even one dose offers limited but not insignificant protection so it is still a huge improvement.

DeificClusterfuck

491 points

7 days ago*

Considerably more protection than no dose at all. Moderna is 85% after 14 days It’s actually 92.1% effective after 14 days. Look at the table on page 28 of the FDA briefing document at least that's what the tech who poked me said

Someone below me stated that Pfizer's data looked similarly to Moderna.

This study gave a rate of 89%; two others were near 85%

This voluntary program from the CDC is VITAL to help scientists determine these numbers!

Edited correct info twice

dopeswagmoney27

146 points

7 days ago

It’s actually 92.1% effective after 14 days. Look at the table on page 28 of the FDA briefing document

KRINKELMAUS

99 points

7 days ago

Pfizer has shown similar protection levels 14 days after one dose, very encouraging stuff

deepinferno

20 points

7 days ago

Some countries are doing just 1 dose to everyone first then coming around and doing the second months later.

Gah_Duma

246 points

7 days ago

Gah_Duma

246 points

7 days ago

Yeah, but "fully take effect" just means a few percentage points of increased efficacy. Pfizer was 92.6% effective two weeks after first dose, Moderna 92.1%. Two weeks after the second dose brought that to the final effectiveness of 94-96%

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2036242

donkey_tits

2.5k points

7 days ago

donkey_tits

2.5k points

7 days ago

America.... not bad?

::gazes pensively into distance::

past_is_prologue

2.9k points

7 days ago

People like to make fun of the USA, but it's worth remembering that when they really flex their muscles they're basically unstoppable.

Pun-Master-General

91 points

7 days ago

Ramping up our industrial capacity and facing a problem head-on is pretty much the thing America does best, and has been since the industrial revolution.

It's problems that you can't just outproduce that we tend to struggle with.

kaictl

1.5k points

7 days ago

kaictl

1.5k points

7 days ago

For better or worse.

JSnats65

565 points

7 days ago

JSnats65

565 points

7 days ago

In sickness and in health

sippidysip

530 points

7 days ago

sippidysip

530 points

7 days ago

In wartime and in peac... wartime

AnotherTakenUser

387 points

7 days ago

You can always count on us to do the right thing - after we've tried everything else.

Opus_723

865 points

7 days ago

Opus_723

865 points

7 days ago

This makes being an American so frustrating for me.

Like, we could have the most kickass safety net in the world if we wanted to.

We just... don't want to.

resonantSoul

364 points

7 days ago

Some of us do!

Just not the ones in charge of deciding what we do

SandpaperSlater

18 points

7 days ago

I like the analogy of a sleeping giant myself. Takes FOREVER to wake up, but when it does...

jackD00P

84 points

7 days ago

jackD00P

84 points

7 days ago

I’ve gotten my vaccine! Ever since I’ve had a slight headache, occasionally get chills, and I feel great about the new Microsoft family of products such as the Microsoft Surface Duo.

Prestigious-Tailor21

11.2k points

7 days ago

Meanwhile in Europe: lol srry no vaccines

lagordaamalia

556 points

7 days ago

Meanwhile in Argentina: there are vaccines. Politicians: lol so weird they just dissapeared

ThirdWorldRedditor

313 points

7 days ago

You guys get vaccines?

- Venezuela

TupShelf

601 points

7 days ago

TupShelf

601 points

7 days ago

There’s a pandemic?

-Brazil

KWeber94

739 points

7 days ago

KWeber94

739 points

7 days ago

It’s a rough go here in Canada too

Incunebulum

213 points

7 days ago*

My mom's 78 year old Canadian friend still hasn't gotten her first shot while here in Wisconsin anyone over the age of 16 can get one now. They're literally holding 1000 jab first come first served events at some major health care places now.

Type-21

87 points

7 days ago

Type-21

87 points

7 days ago

My grandparents are also 78. They're in Germany. Appointments aren't even open yet for that age group in their state. They might start next month. Until now it's been 80yo olds or older and health care workers

schu2470

56 points

7 days ago

schu2470

56 points

7 days ago

What has Germany been doing for the last couple of months? Is it a supply issue or logistically screwed up?

VanWesley

312 points

7 days ago

VanWesley

312 points

7 days ago

I was talking to some friends and family in Canada and didn't realize how bad the supply issues are. 16 weeks in between doses apparently!

biggmclargehuge

277 points

7 days ago

16 weeks in between doses apparently!

That's because they're trying to get more people their first dose vs getting fewer people their 2nd. You're still at like 75-80% efficacy with just the single shot so they're hedging on getting twice as many people to 80 instead of to 90

xevizero

4.8k points

7 days ago

xevizero

4.8k points

7 days ago

Yeah it will be absurd in a few weeks when the US and maybe the UK will start to return to semi-normal life, while the rest of the world lives stuck in 2020.

asian_identifier

520 points

7 days ago

2020 - can't travel because other countries have tough travel quarantines and don't want dirty Americans
2021 - can't travel because other countries aren't vaccinated and keep their tough travel quarantines

foomits

9.9k points

7 days ago

foomits

9.9k points

7 days ago

Here in the states, we are always number 1. Number 1 for most vaccines and number 1 for most covid cases. USA USA USA.

Admiralbutters

2.4k points

7 days ago

Blessing and a curse 🥰🥰🥰

R_V_Z

223 points

7 days ago

R_V_Z

223 points

7 days ago

It was the blurst of times.

Do__Math__Not__Meth

2k points

7 days ago*

You either die a villain or live long enough to see yourself become the hero?

Hoovooloo42

997 points

7 days ago

Hoovooloo42

997 points

7 days ago

¿Porque no los dos?

We're like Dr. Manhattan. Smart, capable, has deep fundamental flaws and is kind of an asshole most of the time.

jstarlee

857 points

7 days ago

jstarlee

857 points

7 days ago

Some days we are Dr.Manhattan. Other days we are Dr. Tobias Funke.

yewtilize

538 points

7 days ago

yewtilize

538 points

7 days ago

And occasionally we are Dr. Mantis Toboggan. M.D.

EricIsEric

53 points

7 days ago

So anyway I started blasting

one_mez

133 points

7 days ago

one_mez

133 points

7 days ago

"got my wad of hundreds, my magnum condoms, and I'm ready to plowww."

buttlickers94

59 points

7 days ago

Do we all have magnum dongs?

olderthanthou

27 points

7 days ago

On Reddit we do.

ZuniRegalia

221 points

7 days ago

ZuniRegalia

221 points

7 days ago

The first ever Analyst and Therapist ... an Analrapist, if you will.

sesomshom

38 points

7 days ago

sesomshom

38 points

7 days ago

A nu start

Sacred_Fishstick

48 points

7 days ago

And we hang dong like nobody's business

fnordcinco

458 points

7 days ago

fnordcinco

458 points

7 days ago

That old US army meme, you can never fight them because even they don't know what's going on but they are best at it.

Kckc321

590 points

7 days ago

Kckc321

590 points

7 days ago

“They have us surrounded!”

“Excellent. We can shoot in any direction!”

A_User_Who_Says_Ni

203 points

7 days ago

“The reason the American Army does so well in wartime is that war is chaos, and the American Army practices it on a daily basis." - Some German General, maybe

Equivalent_Chipmunk

285 points

7 days ago

If you see a group of soldiers but don't know where they're from, fire a stray bullet in their direction and see how they react. If they respond with precise rifle fire, they're British. If they respond with a frenzy of machine gun fire, they're German. If they try running away, they're Italian. If they throw their guns on the ground and surrender, they're French. If nothing happens at first, but five minutes later the area you shot the bullet from is bombarded with airstrikes and mortars, they're American.

run-on_sentience

149 points

7 days ago

If they wait for winter to kill you, they're Russian.

Jimbreh47

17 points

7 days ago

Jimbreh47

17 points

7 days ago

Brazil making a strong push

IkLms

808 points

7 days ago

IkLms

808 points

7 days ago

Was on a call with a few of our German colleagues recently and all of the Americans were mentioning having their first or second shot and all the Germans were just bitching about yet another lockdown and their Government being incompetent.

agreeingstorm9

586 points

7 days ago

I've talked to some German colleagues who have bitched that the US just throwing money at the problem and overpaying was horrible and wrong. I kind of pointed out that throwing massive money at problems is kind of the US solution for everything.

J_WalterWeatherman_

211 points

7 days ago

If there was ever anything worth throwing money at, isn't it this? Plus, I don't have numbers, but I am willing to venture a guess that the money spent is substantially less than the cost of continued lockdowns.

Rockzilla78

418 points

7 days ago

Rockzilla78

418 points

7 days ago

It's either that, shoot it, or cover it in ranch dressing.

Sengel123

52 points

7 days ago

Sengel123

52 points

7 days ago

Hey sometimes we deep fry our problems and eat them

TortureSteak

112 points

7 days ago

Don't mess with success....

dontdrinkonmondays

144 points

7 days ago

US just throwing money at the problem and overpaying was horrible and wrong

This is a hilarious argument. "Devoting huge amounts of money and resources to find a solution as quickly as possible is wrong; it's much better to clip coupons and try to play the lottery in the hope that maybe you'll get lucky."

EbolaPrep

179 points

7 days ago*

EbolaPrep

179 points

7 days ago*

I'd rather the US throw money at getting people/the economy healthy again so we can all go back to work.

It's better than go back into a lockdown and have another $1400 in six months while being unemployed.

Flaky_Bee_2599

53 points

7 days ago

Yeah I don't get the complaint here. The extra $$ that we're spending has great ROI due to the economy opening up earlier.

KareasOxide

164 points

7 days ago

KareasOxide

164 points

7 days ago

just throwing money at the problem

Say what you will about the US, but at least we are solving the problem now? Who cares if we are throwing money at it

My_Opinion_Sux

127 points

7 days ago

Yah why is using money to solve a national problem bad? Someone needs to connect those dots for me please

shadmere

63 points

7 days ago

shadmere

63 points

7 days ago

Exactly.

We waste a lot of money, but... if there's anything we SHOULD be using money for, it's this sort of thing.

totalpieceofshite

675 points

7 days ago

oh how the turntables

ThisIsBanEvasion

900 points

7 days ago

Due to cost saving measures we are bringing the black death back

Melbuf

664 points

7 days ago

Melbuf

664 points

7 days ago

good news is if it wipes out 1/2 the population again ill prob be able to afford a house

marcoreus7sucks

210 points

7 days ago

Nope, foreign investors will swoop in to buy all of the property. They'll either demolish and build luxury condos you can't afford or leave as is and happily rent it to you! Rents will of course rise year over year.

NomadX13

58 points

7 days ago

NomadX13

58 points

7 days ago

So, no change...?

anti_pope

114 points

7 days ago

anti_pope

114 points

7 days ago

I'm in Slovenia and I got my first shot.

cazbot

76 points

7 days ago

cazbot

76 points

7 days ago

My Hungarian colleagues tell me about 20% of the country has their first shot.

anti_pope

20 points

7 days ago

anti_pope

20 points

7 days ago

I believe Slovenia is about the same. People that work for universities have been some of the first after old people.

https://graphics.reuters.com/world-coronavirus-tracker-and-maps/countries-and-territories/slovenia/

Upvotespoodles

1.2k points

7 days ago*

Feels good.

I’m on immune suppressing drugs, so I was afraid my shots (Moderna) might not work as intended, and people with autoimmune diseases were excluded from the studies. I felt like shit from the 2nd shot, which I took to be a good sign. Doctor ordered antibody test anyway, and I made antibodies. It’s such a relief to feel protected.

(ETA: Hey guys I’m not a doctor just a sick person, so please direct any medical questions to your doctor. I may be well-meaning but I’m just a dumb rando full of personal anecdotes that probably have no scientific value!)

PiscesScipia

260 points

7 days ago

I am on immune suppressing drugs (crohn's disease) and part of a study for covid antibodies. My second dose of Moderna is next week. I have been in it since before my first dose and will be followed fo a year. We should get some preliminary results soon.

edmdressagefest

25 points

7 days ago

I just finished chemo and will be getting vaccinated in a couple of weeks before my surgery. I am so freaking excited. My husband just finished his vaccinations and the second shot really put him down, so I’m glad I waited.

It will be such a relief to finally be protected!

SaltedFrenchFry

43 points

7 days ago

I’m also on immune suppressants and felt like I was dying after the second moderna shot. It’s a big relief that it seems to be working for people like us.

Rac3318

1.5k points

7 days ago*

Rac3318

1.5k points

7 days ago*

Everyone in my office is now fully vaccinated and it was actually kind of funny. Most of our office got our second shot on Tuesday. Only 3 people out of 12 came in on Wednesday.

itijara

1k points

7 days ago

itijara

1k points

7 days ago

My wife is a teacher, and they had them all get vaccinated at the same time. When they got the second dose, they had to cancel classes because they didn't have enough subs to cover for all the teachers that called in sick.

AScarletPenguin

359 points

7 days ago

The district where I lived had all the teachers get the vaccine on a Friday and used a calamity day to close schools those days.

get_N_or_get_out

267 points

7 days ago

Does your school have dedicated calamity days?? Sounds badass, but I'm now terrified of where you live.

shamshield_

125 points

7 days ago

shamshield_

125 points

7 days ago

In Florida we call our hurricane days calamity days, so probably somewhere on the gulf.

MindAsWell

191 points

7 days ago

MindAsWell

191 points

7 days ago

It's probably the technical name for like a "snow day"

ThatGuy798

28 points

7 days ago

We call them Hurricane Days in the Gulf South.

bterrik

57 points

7 days ago

bterrik

57 points

7 days ago

Our company gave us time off (federally mandated) if we got the vaccine on or near company time but paid us extra if we chose to get it on our days off to encourage people to not cause similar problems.

i_dont_shine

27 points

7 days ago

That's partly why my husband and I staggered ours. Can't both be knocked out when we're home with our small children. We've both had our first dose a few days apart. I'm so excited! In about six weeks, I'll get to see my mom again!

DoubleWhiskey1988

48 points

7 days ago

Say what you will about America but god can they mobilize.

FutureShock25

3.2k points

8 days ago*

Get my second Pfizer shot on the 28th. I've heard some people have a worse reaction to the second but only had a sore arm for my first as a reaction. Hoping for the same on the second.

swiftie56

354 points

8 days ago

swiftie56

354 points

8 days ago

Generally speaking, young adults (18-30) are experiencing the strongest reaction to the second dose. Their immune systems are usually stronger, so they kick back against the booster much harder than older individuals.

Skaterkid221

180 points

7 days ago

As a 22 year old who already had covid, the single shot J&J gave me a fever of 103 and left me feeling like death for about 2 days.

joey2017

86 points

7 days ago

joey2017

86 points

7 days ago

Got the j&j yesterday. Fever hit 102 last night, it was rough but feel good now. 34 y.o.

Prodigy195

123 points

7 days ago

Prodigy195

123 points

7 days ago

young adults (18-30)

young

30

Looking at my age and realizing I'm no longer considered young. : (

MaximusMansteel

43 points

7 days ago

It must have been a typo. Clearly he meant 40.

.......right guys?????

DecadentDuo

40 points

7 days ago

Yea, it doesn't really stop getting any easier to deal with 😕

goldybear

525 points

7 days ago

goldybear

525 points

7 days ago

It’s so different for everyone. I felt a little crummy on the first one, but the second I was fine. My boss on the other hand is terribly sick from the second one. My step dad was really sick from the first but not the second. Just like covid itself, it’s a complete crapshoot as to how bad it will be for you.

Taco4Wednesdays

209 points

7 days ago

My first one saw like, 1/5th of my lymph nodes scattered randomly around my body turn to raging little beans.

I literally couldn't wear pants because of one near my groin.

OminousLatinChanting

62 points

7 days ago

I completely forgot that my lymph nodes were a thing, so when I saw that the ones near my collarbone were enlarged I was concerned that I'd somehow neglected to see these obvious tumors. Thanks to Dr. Google for the reassurance, lol

Brom42

27 points

7 days ago

Brom42

27 points

7 days ago

On my second dose, my lymph node under my armpit on the arm I got the shot looked like a baseball. It was incredible how much it swelled up. But for me that was the only one that caused any issues.

eleanor61

116 points

7 days ago

eleanor61

116 points

7 days ago

“Raging little beans” 😆

Reddit-username_here

1.5k points

7 days ago

I got my second dose of Pfizer about 21 hours ago.

So far, just arm soreness like the first.

fecity99

584 points

7 days ago

fecity99

584 points

7 days ago

I'm just behind you at about 15 hours, arm is sore but not as sore as shot 1.

Reddit-username_here

445 points

7 days ago

My wife got her 2nd at the same time I did. She just woke up between me making that last comment and now.

She says she woke up in the middle of the night with a fever and a headache. She took some Excedrin and her fever broke a little bit later.

I'm not sure if I had one too and slept through it or what.

DanniWho

76 points

7 days ago

DanniWho

76 points

7 days ago

Glad to see all of these personal experiences posted! Getting my second Pfizer shot on the 12th and was worried about what I had read about it being a bit of a beast. I am WFH and in training for the next few weeks so even if I’m just a bit under the weather it’s nice knowing it’s not bad enough where I can just cozy up with my fuzzy blanket and stay in pjs and can just quietly listen in on the training class and won’t be totally on my ass.

RagingTromboner

249 points

7 days ago

Yeah I got my second shot yesterday. Chills, joint pain, so far no fever but fatigue. Enough to make me work from home for a day, not bad enough to make me feel like I need a sick day

red_fist

371 points

7 days ago

red_fist

371 points

7 days ago

As someone who was sick with COVID for nearly a month, I can say that is much preferable and I hope everyone concerned about side effects gets that the disease itself is much worse.

Bagellord

29 points

7 days ago

Bagellord

29 points

7 days ago

I got my second shot on Tuesday afternoon this week. For me, maybe a little soreness (like a bruise) where they gave the shot, and some achy joints and a headache.

Uhhhhh55

96 points

7 days ago

Uhhhhh55

96 points

7 days ago

16 hours after the second shot (received Monday at 2) I woke up with a fever of 101, body aches beyond anything I've experienced in my life, and a moderate headache. Yesterday morning was worse, fever of 103 and a migraine. I pretty much slept until early yesterday afternoon, when my fever broke and I almost immediately went back to 100%, save for a nasty painful injection site (that dang microchip ;) and swollen lymph nodes.

This vaccine is wack. Super worth it, I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

mike_b_nimble

110 points

8 days ago

I got my second Moderna shot on Tuesday. First shot was just a sore arm. 2nd shot I got all the potential side effects. Yesterday I had a fever of 102, headache, body/joint aches, chills, nausea, and fatigue.

QuadraKev_

61 points

7 days ago

Yeah, Moderna shot 2 got me fucked up too

Darkll

30 points

7 days ago

Darkll

30 points

7 days ago

Got my second dose last week and I was out of commission for a few days. Fever the first night and aches for the next two. But then other people I know had 0 reaction to it.

Emotional_Squash9071

134 points

7 days ago

Feeling sick from a virus is partially induced by your immune systems response to the virus, rather than solely the virus itself.

When people say they have a worse reaction to the 2nd dose, it’s because of their immune system reaction to fighting off what it thinks is a viral infection. So if you do have a reaction, that is just your body letting you know it’s ready. I’d say that’s a good thing!

RidesThe7

57 points

7 days ago

RidesThe7

57 points

7 days ago

Yeah it may be goofy but I am kind of unhappy at having no appreciable side effects from the first Moderna shot. I want to feel something happening!

robotic_dreams

14 points

7 days ago

I just want to feel something too.

Anything.

...God I'm so lonely, somebody hold me.

GreatBlueNarwhal

270 points

7 days ago*

I got absolutely leveled by the first dose. I could feel the muscle ache creeping out of my left shoulder and into my entire torso, but it concentrated in the back of my left hand. I also had head-cold symptoms for a solid five days that made it really difficult to focus. The chills lasted for the first two. Granted, I’m mid-twenties and have a history of weapons-grade immune responses.

I have the second shot in a couple weeks. This could be a bit of a ride.

Edit: Because people are bringing it up; no, I never had the virus. I was getting regular tests through a community prevalence study. Like I said, I have a history of vigorous vaccine response.

figgypie

24 points

7 days ago

figgypie

24 points

7 days ago

I got my first shot on Tuesday. I could barely lift my arm for a solid day, and yesterday I had pretty bad muscle aches and exhaustion, as well as a headache. I already have a chronic pain condition so it mostly felt like a very bad pain day. Today I'm better, and my arm is only slightly sore.

It's absolutely worth it for the peace of mind. I'd much rather suffer for a day or two than risk Covid, as I'm at higher risk of complications, and I'm the primary caretaker of my 4 year old. If I go down, I worry that my house would fall apart lol.

tantedbutthole

292 points

7 days ago

Apparently if you had a significant reaction to the first dose there’s a good chance you’ve had Covid before

cenosillicaphobiac

79 points

7 days ago

My anecdotal experience bears this out. First shot was much worse than the second and I got covid as a last "fuck you" from 2020 on December 30th.

IkLms

19 points

7 days ago

IkLms

19 points

7 days ago

I had Covid in November and my reaction to the first shot was just a tiny bit of muscle soreness.

schwol

7.5k points

7 days ago

schwol

7.5k points

7 days ago

My microchip has significantly increased my wireless reception. Highly recommend.

Alwayssunnyinarizona

2.1k points

7 days ago

Just wait for the firmware update that bricks your arm.

Turn off auto-update 👍🏾

FlashCrashBash

634 points

7 days ago

Good, then I won't have to sit on my arm anymore to pull off The Stranger.

MikeWazowski001

57 points

7 days ago

Albert Cum us

BookwormTook

503 points

7 days ago

And the U2 album isn't that bad either.

331d0184

161 points

7 days ago

331d0184

161 points

7 days ago

It’s an older reference, sir, but it checks out.

Seriously though, I can’t believe it’s been almost 7 years....

ontopofyourmom

27 points

7 days ago

Since I've thought about U2? Crazy!

ywBBxNqW

16 points

7 days ago

ywBBxNqW

16 points

7 days ago

I felt so privileged when I worked at AppleCare a few years ago and actually had this old dude from Chicago call in about not being able to get it off his iPod.

ponzLL

45 points

7 days ago

ponzLL

45 points

7 days ago

I've been hearing voices in my blood.

Tanto63

228 points

7 days ago

Tanto63

228 points

7 days ago

My goal has been to get so many vaccine microchips in my body that their signals jam each other. Checkmate, government!

ObamasBoss

75 points

7 days ago

I can't get mine to charge. I have shoved every usb and power cable I can find into every hole I have. It just won't charge!

johnnybsmooth81

109 points

7 days ago

Hail our Lord and Savior, Bill Gates.

snoogins355

19 points

7 days ago

Been true ever since windows 95

warAsdf

2.6k points

7 days ago

warAsdf

2.6k points

7 days ago

Anyone peeved off that the headline says "one in 4" instead of "1 in 4" or "one in four"????

juridiculous

1.2k points

7 days ago

juridiculous

1.2k points

7 days ago

Four out of VI people also found this format 3 times as annoying.

SPP_TheChoiceForMe

261 points

7 days ago

Which reduces to 2/thirds

holyshitreddit3

102 points

7 days ago*

I believe that in title case, it is correct to spell out a number if it starts the title, even if you are writing the rest of them as numbers.

[deleted]

24 points

7 days ago

[deleted]

24 points

7 days ago

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CrackBerry1368

144 points

7 days ago*

In AP Style (what most, if not all, journalists use), if the first thing in a headline is a number, it must be written out.

However, I'm confused because another rule in AP Style is that all numbers 1-9 should be written out. So I believe "four" should also be written out. I'm not sure if the rule is different for headlines or changed over the past few years.

EDIT: u/ShazbotSimulator2012 is correct. See their comment below.

ShazbotSimulator2012

105 points

7 days ago

That's for body text. The style guide says to use numerals in headlines. (Except the first word)

Riahsmariah

511 points

7 days ago

Riahsmariah

511 points

7 days ago

When a number is the first word in a sentence it is supposed to be spelled out, according to the "rules".

psykad

473 points

7 days ago

psykad

473 points

7 days ago

And numbers less than 10 should also be spelled out. "One in four..."

yakatuus

513 points

7 days ago*

yakatuus

513 points

7 days ago*

I got mine yesterday and I've literally never seen anything like that. It was like a movie about a war. US Army shit. It must have been 3-5 minutes between when I arrived and got my vaccination. I was out the door 15 minutes after that. Easily doing a hundred per hour.

Edit: Moderate soreness in my left arm. Something is definitely happening over there. I wouldn't want to max out a bench right now, but that's about it. If I still had to move my whole apartment, I could, but I'd be whinier.

Halgy

231 points

7 days ago

Halgy

231 points

7 days ago

My buddy got his at the VA and said it was the most efficient thing he's ever seen the military do.

Doctor-Jay

93 points

7 days ago

That's FEMA/military for you. The US military figured out a long time ago that logistics are king when it comes to warfare in the modern era.

Crash_Test_Dummy66

126 points

7 days ago

Yeah I got mine at the FEMA mass vaccination site in Atlanta and it was impressive. Just a constant stream of people going in and I was out in 45 minutes including the 15 minute wait afterwards.

nicholasf21677

113 points

7 days ago

I got mine in a rural Walmart and it was the saddest thing I've ever seen. They had 3 chairs and a small curtain booth set up outside the pharmacy and I was the only one there getting my vaccine.

j_la

37 points

7 days ago

j_la

37 points

7 days ago

Got mine at a FEMA site in Florida. They absolutely nailed the process. My second shot took 10 minutes from check in to cool-down.

blarffy

376 points

7 days ago

blarffy

376 points

7 days ago

I am sitting out my 15 minutes after getting Pfizer dose 2 rn. Pfizer gang 🤘

anyoldtime23

44 points

7 days ago

Got my first Pfizer yesterday!! Woke up with a sore arm but went away once I took Tylenol.

I went to a CVS to get mine and the vibes were unreal. Staff were so friendly and everyone in the waiting area seemed really excited.

This is such a good feeling 🥰💉

Connection-Obvious

19 points

7 days ago

I got my first pfizer about two weeks ago!

Friend of ours tipped us off about extra vaccines at the walgreens she worked at that were leftover at the end of the day so we booked it over there and were able to get it early!

imsmartiswear

100 points

7 days ago*

Is this a new thing we're classifying ourselves by? Because Pfizer gang best gang.

EDIT: I got bored of doing work today and started a meme page for us pfizergang. r/pfizergang

blarffy

24 points

7 days ago

blarffy

24 points

7 days ago

You betcha! Pfizer gang all day long

GhettoMango

1.5k points

7 days ago*

GhettoMango

1.5k points

7 days ago*

Literally just got my 2nd moderna shot 45 seconds ago! Woooo

Update: it’s been an hour and I feel slightly light-headed and fatigued.

umaid_i

626 points

7 days ago

umaid_i

626 points

7 days ago

The second moderna shot fucked me up for close to 40 hours. Headache, body ache, fever, chills, lethargy. Really terrible feeling. But worth it in the end. Good luck to you

QuesoSquid

220 points

7 days ago

QuesoSquid

220 points

7 days ago

Had my second Pfizer shot yesterday, dealing with a 102 fever, muscle aches, and chills right now.

FlimFlamHamSlam

179 points

7 days ago

That is so crazy to me how people react differently. I had my 2nd Pfizer two weeks ago and had litterally no side affects other than just site pain. So weird.

Due-Intention-9556

139 points

7 days ago*

I wonder if the symptoms of the vaccine, if it's indicative at all of how bad things would/could have been if one had gotten COVID in the wild (i.e. how much worse things could have been.)

EDIT: Thanks for all the replies - information + experiences. I learned a lot from these and gained some new areas to read up on!

Doctor-Jay

14 points

7 days ago

I wouldn't say the vaccine side-effects are indicative of how your body would react to the virus. The symptoms of the vaccine are fairly standard physiological responses to a stimulated immune system. Nobody is developing a dry cough from the vaccine, for example. Any other similarities are coincidental based on the nature of the stimulated immuno-response.

tuukutz

24 points

7 days ago

tuukutz

24 points

7 days ago

Just offering up that I had absolutely no symptoms with my second Moderna shot.

TitsForLife

14 points

7 days ago

Lol I needed to see this. Just had my first a few days ago and getting nervous for that second one

yellekc

155 points

7 days ago

yellekc

155 points

7 days ago

You should be done with your 15-30 minute waiting period now. Hope all went well. You will have full protection in a week or two.

loserbmx

135 points

7 days ago

loserbmx

135 points

7 days ago

Shit he ded

AnnanWater

61 points

7 days ago

Welcome to the thunderdome.

My 2nd moderna started making me feel sick after 4 hours and had me out of work and in bed with fever and muscle aches for 36 hours.

Minnim88

368 points

7 days ago

Minnim88

368 points

7 days ago

2.5 weeks until my second Pfizer shot! So close!

Important-Yak-2999

55 points

7 days ago

Just head my second pfizer shot! I felt like I had the flu the day after but it only lasted about half a day

agreatcoat

436 points

7 days ago

agreatcoat

436 points

7 days ago

As a Canadian, I'm both happy for my American neighbours and viscerally, angrily jealous.

number676766

61 points

7 days ago

The vaccine supply is skyrocketing now and it won’t be too long until the US starts exporting to Canada and other friends!

Lemme-Hold-a-Dollar

43 points

7 days ago

Brazilian here. Just plain hopeless.

Mercutio77

26 points

7 days ago

Just scheduled my JnJ one time shot for tomorrow. Got a heads up that there was limited availability at a nearby grocery store so was able to snag an appointment.

garagedoor69

71 points

7 days ago

I got the Johnson and Johnson yesterday, and boy do I feel like shit today.

Spudnuticus

276 points

7 days ago

Spudnuticus

276 points

7 days ago

My 5G is up and running beautifully thanks to my vaccination.

Not-Oliver

12 points

7 days ago

Now do as I- I mean bill gates says.

And kill the prime minister of Malaysia.

Canadianbreeder25

22 points

7 days ago

What’s the protocol in the states? Anyone can get it?

Here in Canada they’re still sticking to the elderly. God knows when they’ll drop the age group.

Manwar7

18 points

7 days ago

Manwar7

18 points

7 days ago

Depends on the state. Here in North Carolina we just opened it up to any adult no matter the age/medical history/job yesterday.

DarkMonkey98

416 points

7 days ago

got mine yesterday. didnt feel a thing but my arm is a bit sore today

willsmath

79 points

7 days ago

willsmath

79 points

7 days ago

Got mine yesterday as well, no arm soreness today but some chills and a headache that is getting better by the hour

WoogletsWitchcap

14 points

7 days ago

2nd dose kicked my ass for 1 day, headaches body aches, etc, but by the 2nd day I was fine

wyo8889

13 points

7 days ago

wyo8889

13 points

7 days ago

Yep got my second dose yesterday, arm hurts a lot more than the first but that’s it.

micthalo45

15 points

7 days ago

Got the Jaansen shot on Monday through my work (manufacturing facility). Mild fever and chills the night of and symptoms persisted somewhat into the following day. By Wednesday I was back to 100%. From speaking to colleagues this seems to be pretty common with the JnJ shot. Definitely worth it for the one and done though!

Staudly

663 points

8 days ago

Staudly

663 points

8 days ago

My girlfriend and I just got out first Moderna shots last night!

yamiyaiba

224 points

7 days ago

yamiyaiba

224 points

7 days ago

Got mine yesterday too. Arm hurts like a motherfucker, but that's it so so far. I just woke up though, so we'll see if anything changes

choochooape

45 points

7 days ago

My arm hurt like hell too. Keep moving it around. It felt better for me in about 36 hrs.

mutantguava

116 points

7 days ago

mutantguava

116 points

7 days ago

Yeah I thought I knew what a sore arm was like but my god I literally couldn’t lay on my side without wincing, it felt like I tore my shoulder. Good news is it went away completely after about 48 hours so hang in there if it still hurts

Forbiddencorvid

20 points

7 days ago

I can't even lift my arm up it hurts so bad

ImInUrPants

18 points

7 days ago

I just got the Johnson and Johnson vaccine yesterday and I was pleasantly surprised at the turnout of people doing the same. The county I'm living in is very rural and VERY conservative, neither of which is bad, just surprising.

phikell

497 points

7 days ago

phikell

497 points

7 days ago

Some people are talking about some negative side effects, but I gotta say I've really enjoyed my upgrade from autism to super-mecha-autobot-autism. The 5G coverage is butt though

LovesPenguins

65 points

7 days ago

The Xbox achievement was a nice perk, you get like 50 gamer score for getting the vaccine!

adderallanalyst

25 points

7 days ago

I’m just looking forward to the Gundam wars against the normies with unaltered DNA.

Emotional_Beautiful8

17 points

7 days ago

My husband’s confirmation he got it: Hooray for doing my part to help stop the spread of Covid!

But I am not so sure about that tracking chip. It's one thing for Bill Gate to know my whereabouts. But I do not need you to know every time I stop at the Jack In The Box drive thru on my way home from the grocery store.

cuddly_hedgehog

478 points

7 days ago

Got the J&J this past Tuesday. Cant wait to get society back to normal again, i want my summer back

UnassumingNoodle

372 points

7 days ago

Got it yesterday and it's absolutely kicking my ass this morning. Worth every terrible side effect. This summer is gonna be a fucking riot.

boofboof123

274 points

7 days ago

boofboof123

274 points

7 days ago

Vaxed and waxed baby

LatchedNipple

26 points

7 days ago

The Roaring 2.0ies.

pl320709

43 points

7 days ago

pl320709

43 points

7 days ago

Yeah I got the J&J yesterday. First 12 hours were fine. The next 12 hours were pretty rough. Had the chills, my whole body ached, and I had the worst headache I've had in years. I spent the whole night under a heated blanket and drifted in and out of sleep with the craziest dreams.

I'm feeling a bit better now. Head still hurts and I feel like I'm sweating profusely, but I think the worse side effects are in the rear view mirror.

tastyToasterStreudal

120 points

7 days ago

I was sick for 12 hours with Johnson- felt like full on flu. Then I was fine and just tired from not sleeping all night.

njl4515

70 points

7 days ago

njl4515

70 points

7 days ago

Yup, got the J&J one and it put me on my ass but only for a few hours. Was kinda shocking how fast it came and how fast it left.

cuddly_hedgehog

11 points

7 days ago

I was down all day yesterday but this morning i feel fine

fthaller3604

172 points

7 days ago

Reading this while in line to get my 2nd vaccine shot

jdmoorhs

14 points

7 days ago

jdmoorhs

14 points

7 days ago

Psa. If you want a vaccine and aren’t eligible for one. Call your local pharmacy an hour or so before closing. I’m in a very Small population town in pa here and I’m already vaccinated Last night I went to pick up my prescription and the pharmacist asked if I wanted a vaccine . I said I already had one and he explained that people were no showing their appointments and he would be required to throw them away at the end of the day if they weren’t used. so he was offering them to anyone that he possibly could. He said it’s been happening a lot. He had 4 extra just last night alone.

witqueen

92 points

8 days ago

witqueen

92 points

8 days ago

Getting my 2nd Moderna also on the 28th. Went to book my mammogram, and I have to wait 6 weeks after my 2nd dose. So if you need anything else performed, book now as I had no idea that was a factor.

swordchucks1

39 points

7 days ago

Friendly advice from someone that just had that second Moderna shot (and I hear from lots of other people that had it) is to take the next day off from work if you can. I had a relatively mild reaction, but I was glad I wasn't working a full day that day because I was pretty run down.

birdthump

31 points

7 days ago

birdthump

31 points

7 days ago

Chiming in to say after my 2nd shot I developed a large swollen lymphnode in my underarm region. I believe this is why you have to wait for a mammogram, in case others are curious