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    Is my dad right about this pandemic?

    He is a physician specializing in infectious diseases. He has worked on the COVID vaccine and says that despite what you hear in the media the current vaccines only offer protection for 1-2 months. He says the virus just keeps mutating and getting stronger, and this pandemic is going to play out very similarly to the Black Death pandemic of the 14th century, and we will have over a billion deaths within the next 5 years. He spends a lot of time alone now, and cries a lot, and I can tell he is really wearing down. I'm so worried about both him and this world.

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    Should I get tested for COVID?

    I’m 20 years old. Today I woke up with 100.8 fever and some coughing. However, my younger sister was tested for covid yesterday with the NYC public school’s random covid testing. Today the results came and it was negative. I know almost no one tests positive with the school testing. They don’t even stick the swab fully up their noses and results only take one day. 

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    Why are people so happy when they had no or few side effects from the vaccine...?

    Especially when we are told side effects from the vaccine means our immune system is working properly and the shot was effective.

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    Why I don't experience any  side effects after I get my 1st shot of covid-19 vaccine?

    Well I got vaccinated using the vaccine(Sinovac), yesturday.. I'm just wondering how come I don't still encounter any side effects after I take the vaccine?

    5 Answers1 day ago
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    Is it ok to be hesitant towards the Covid vaccine?

    I feel that since it's not yet approved by FDA yet and it's been less than a year since it got created, it's still new and needs more trials. I'm very hesitant towards it and will not take it for the meantime, even if offered.

    Secondly, in the past I've taken both the flu shot and chickenpox vaccine as a child. It did nothing. I still had a flu for a week and the full 2 weeks of chickenpox. It was the same as if I were to not take it. So I figure that the Covid vaccine isn't that much of a difference either. More than likely it isn't gonna protect me from Covid. What I'm doing is simply taking precautions, wear my mask if I need to go out and follow rules.

    5 Answers1 day ago
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    How Should People, Who Live Alone Deal With The COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects?

    Just asking for people that do live alone, and has no roommate or is living with any siblings, etc.....

    Should they do things that they normally would do(go for a walk, cook, exercise, lift some what heavy stuff when needed, exercise, go grocery shopping, go window shopping, exercise, etc...?

    Should they take a over counter pain relieve medication like Ibuprofen. If they feel a headache or it coming?

    Really how should people, that live alone really go about their day with the COVID-19 Vaccine side effects happening? MAYBE call one their siblings that lives in another part of the city or next door country to come over for moral and emotional support. IF there is a relative that live near by go over there support and hang out?

    How to tell it just the COVID-19 vaccine side affects and not some other health problem, or something else similar? Also that it a health problem from the Covid-19 side effect or the vaccine itself? So they don't worry themselves off, since they are by themselves. With no one else to talk to, get support or help if there is a problem(like go with to the doctor, or just do a drop in).

    17 Answers7 days ago
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    Is the Covid vaccine safe or could people die years later and they don’t know yet?

    What if complications from the genetic therapy of the Covid vaccines means that next time you get a stomach bug or flu 

    Your body might try to use the wrong immune response due to reprogramming from the Covid vaccine , leading to a new complication and suddenly colds stomach bugs and flus lead to new deaths all because of the vaccine ?

    7 Answers3 days ago
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    248 Michigan residents got covid AFTER getting the vaccines, sounds like the world is coming to an end like YA, T/F?

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    If  being vaccinated doesn't prevent you from being infected then why are you getting it?

    Ask yourselves that simple question and and you may finally wake up

    6 Answers2 days ago
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    COVID vaccine?

    I'm getting a lot of pressure at work from staff and Board members to get the vaccine. I'm eligible to get it now, and the Vax hotline has been calling multiple times a day to make an appointment (I had pre-registered just in case). I've been on the fence about it for awhile. The one and only time I got the flu shot, I had a worse case of the flu that year. I haven't gotten a flu shot since. My boss is in the same boat. On the fence about it and my dad has told me to trust my gut. I haven't seen any real benefits of actually getting it, and experts even say it's not known on how long the vaccine will be effective. I read that on the CDC website. But yet, my co-workers are trying to scare me into it by saying, "Oh, think about your kids. What if you die from COVID?" What if I'm one of the few that has a severe, God forbid even fatal, adverse reaction? Then what? The biggest busybody in this says, "That's so rare. It's not going to happen." 

    7 Answers4 days ago
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    I had my Covid-19 vaccination today and now I feel sick with chills, when will I feel better?

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    the symptoms usually last 1 day.. any vaccine is said to cause the common symptoms of mild fever, rash, muscle ache all over the body and pain at site of injection upto 10 days but realistically 1 to 2 days.. people usually have chills when having a mild fever, basically your brain is telling your body that it is cold and it should conserve and generate more heat.. so you may have chills and feeling cold with mild fever, and you may shiver and have rigors if it is more than a mild fever..

    if the symptoms are mild but disturbing your day to day activity, then take Paracetamol (Tylenol or Panadol); i would prefer not to take medications other than watching Netflix in a warm blanket.. but if the symptoms get worse, then seek proper medical help at a local clinic.. or the emergency room at a hospital if they are extremely bad.. and.. and all the best 

    5 Answers3 days ago
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    Why are people against the COVID-19 vaccine?

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    Vaccination is a safe and effective way to prevent disease and save lives – now more than ever. Today there are vaccines available to protect against at least 20 diseases, such as diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, influenza and measles. Together, these vaccines save the lives of up to 3 million people every year.

    When we get vaccinated, we aren’t just protecting ourselves, but also those around us. Some people, like those who are seriously ill, are advised not to get certain vaccines – so they depend on the rest of us to get vaccinated and help reduce the spread of disease.

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccination continues to be critically important. The pandemic has caused a decline in the number of children receiving routine immunizations, which could lead to an increase in illness and death from preventable diseases. WHO has urged countries to ensure that essential immunization and health services continue, despite the challenges posed by COVID-19.

    12 Answers1 week ago
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    I'm nervous to get my covid shot. Any advice ?

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    Why. You’re just getting a chip implanted in you so bill gates can monitor everything you do. 

    One of us. One of us. One of us.

    Have you ever gotten a shot. Same procedure. The difference is that you’ll probably have a sore arm about 1 or 2 hours later. You might get a fever or headache the next day but no big deal. It’s mostly minor. 

    I couldn’t wait to get my covid shot. As soon as I heard that our workplace was giving shots on a first come first serve basis because it had a bunch of extra shots, I went immediately. It was great seeing a non-employee turned away while employees got their shots. She was telling someone over the phone that she was turned away. 

    5 Answers3 days ago
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    Will a person get sick if he goes outside in cold weather without a coat or without a shirt? ?

    Assume he is outside for only a short time, so he doesn't get frostbite or hypothermia. 

    Will he catch a cold or flu? Aren't they caused by a virus? 

    7 Answers4 days ago
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    Can anybody tell me the difference of distilled, purified and filtered water?

    I've asked a similar question about this, but more on killing pathogens microorganisms by boiling tap water. Some say to purify the water. Others say to filter it. But, honestly, I don't understand these terms. And then there's also distilled water.

    Additionally, what is the difference between a water dispenser and a water purifier? At the end of the day, I would want to save more on money by not having to constantly buy water from the grocery. Also, I value health, so I'd like to have clean water, as much as possible, for safe drinking.

    4 Answers2 days ago
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