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Old Sep 15th 2021, 7:18 pm
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Originally Posted by Steerpike View Post
Did anyone notice this line in the article: "If you're concerned, you can keep an eye on your oxygen levels with a pulse oximeter. That's much more important than your temperature or symptoms, he says". I'd never heard of this before, but a quick look on Amazon suggests they are quite cheap (and available):
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...wc_title_oth_1
I think that’s been recommended for over a year. I remember trying to get one when I was in England, but they were back ordered everywhere I looked - that must have been June 2020. I guess like everything else, the supply eventually caught up with the demand.
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Old Sep 15th 2021, 7:54 pm
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Crikey, that doesn't sound too good.

Can't believe that a couple with such young children wouldn't get a Covid vaccine, even though so many don't
There is a whole lot of people in the US who wont get it, its a little better in Canada but we still have a fair chunk of people who simply refuse to get it due to - insert whatever conspiracy nonsense they believe-.

The anti side is not very consistent in Canada, some its due what they perceive as over reaching government control, others think their are microchips or tracking devices, some outright claim COVID doesn't exist and its a big government and big pharma scam, the list of things the anti side uses is a mile or 2 long, and I would like to say its all uneducated red neck hillbillies, but their is a surprisingly number of educated people on that side, such as doctors & nurses in fact 2 of the most well known anti side leaders are 2 nurses, they have been fired from their hospitals, and hopefully lose their license, but the BC Nurses union is against mandatory vaccines, and nurses (RN's) have a minimum of 4 year education with a Bachelor Of Science in Nursing so not really the typical uneducated stereotype the anti side appears to be.



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Old Sep 15th 2021, 8:10 pm
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Doctors have been mentioned the oxygen thingy at home for a while now here, makes sense oxygen levels are likely the most important with this illness, generally a fever an adult can handle its only when it gets into the 103F range, so overall fevers are a good thing, they are part of our immune response to eliminate infection, but 103F is getting to dangerous level

It's suspected that those in BC who have died at home from COVID had rapid drops in oxygen in their sleep and just got too low to ever wake up to seek help, and died.

Most went from eating dinner, texting, making phone calls, sick but doing okay overall at 5pm and dead by the next morning, so once you begin going downhill with this thing, it seems to go downhill rapidly and if at home maybe so rapid you can't even seek medical attention.




Originally Posted by Steerpike View Post
Did anyone notice this line in the article: "If you're concerned, you can keep an eye on your oxygen levels with a pulse oximeter. That's much more important than your temperature or symptoms, he says". I'd never heard of this before, but a quick look on Amazon suggests they are quite cheap (and available):
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...wc_title_oth_1

Update - the local gym in California just implemented a requirement to show proof of vaccine EVERY time you enter the gym! That's really cool. Unfortunately, that's NOT going to happen in Arizona.

2nd Update - my whole county in California is now requiring vaccine proof for entry to restaurants! Yeay!

https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2021/09...-gyms-or-bars/

Contra Costa County: No COVID vaccine? No entering restaurants, gyms or bars
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Old Sep 15th 2021, 11:30 pm
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321 View Post
Doctors have been mentioned the oxygen thingy at home for a while now here, makes sense oxygen levels are likely the most important with this illness, generally a fever an adult can handle its only when it gets into the 103F range, so overall fevers are a good thing, they are part of our immune response to eliminate infection, but 103F is getting to dangerous level

It's suspected that those in BC who have died at home from COVID had rapid drops in oxygen in their sleep and just got too low to ever wake up to seek help, and died.

Most went from eating dinner, texting, making phone calls, sick but doing okay overall at 5pm and dead by the next morning, so once you begin going downhill with this thing, it seems to go downhill rapidly and if at home maybe so rapid you can't even seek medical attention.
Yes. I purchased a room humidifier when it was clear that this pandemic would be sweeping the globe. Seemed a sensible idea along the lines of steamy basin and head cloth when I was nubbit but a kid.
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Old Sep 15th 2021, 11:36 pm
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Update - the local gym in California just implemented a requirement to show proof of vaccine EVERY time you enter the gym! That's really cool. Unfortunately, that's NOT going to happen in Arizona.

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Are you telling me that in this day and age when records are electronic that they can't put a tiddly little 'v' besides a client's name the first time they are shown proof????

I proudly folded my vaccine card after my second jab and shoved it with the rest of the junk in my wallet. I am disappointed to say that it hasn't seen daylight since.
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Old Sep 16th 2021, 1:38 am
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Are you telling me that in this day and age when records are electronic that they can't put a tiddly little 'v' besides a client's name the first time they are shown proof????

I proudly folded my vaccine card after my second jab and shoved it with the rest of the junk in my wallet. I am disappointed to say that it hasn't seen daylight since.
We have fancy QR codes in BC now. Required to to have own to do things like movies, gyms, bars, indoor sit down dining/cafe/coffee, night clubs, indoor weddings/funerals, casinos, and a list of other places, but its not required dor everything just a specific list they deem non-essential, basically take away fun things and hope people get vaccinated in fear of missing out, it did work, the 2 weeks after the announcement in August, vaccine rates went up, but I fear we are nearing the point where its just the die hard anti-vaxx types left who may not be convinced at any point to get vaccinated. We are at 80% eligible fully vaccinated, and 87% with 1 dose, and 2nd doses form August first doses are only now becoming eligible for the 2nd dose, 87% to 90% vaccinated only leaves 10% of 12+ left and 10% hardcore anti-vaxx seems plausible.

The above does not include the ineligible 0 to 11 year old, if you include them its 70% and 77% of the entire population, but since the youngsters are not eligible and have no choice, most places exclude them so we can get an idea of how many people 12+ are anti vaxx types.



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We have fancy QR codes in BC now. Required to to have own to do things like movies, gyms, bars, indoor sit down dining/cafe/coffee, night clubs, indoor weddings/funerals, casinos, and a list of other places, but its not required dor everything just a specific list they deem non-essential, basically take away fun things and hope people get vaccinated in fear of missing out, it did work, the 2 weeks after the announcement in August, vaccine rates went up, but I fear we are nearing the point where its just the die hard anti-vaxx types left who may not be convinced at any point to get vaccinated. We are at 80% eligible fully vaccinated, and 87% with 1 dose, and 2nd doses form August first doses are only now becoming eligible for the 2nd dose, 87% to 90% vaccinated only leaves 10% of 12+ left and 10% hardcore anti-vaxx seems plausible.

The above does not include the ineligible 0 to 11 year old, if you include them its 70% and 77% of the entire population, but since the youngsters are not eligible and have no choice, most places exclude them so we can get an idea of how many people 12+ are anti vaxx types.



What's the little T Rex in the middle? Is that the Bill Gates chip?
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What's the little T Rex in the middle? Is that the Bill Gates chip?
I didn't notice that but I don't think the final version has the T-Rex although maybe it should....This is the official sample, that one I grabbed from an article and it appears to have been an example prior to the official one being released.

Yep just went and got mine, no T-Rex

Regular QR code scanner wont read the official ones, you get a boat load of random nothing script that means nothing to the human brain, but the software needed to read it is on git hub and open source so not like its top secret, they had to go open source route as companies are expected to provide their own hardware.




If you have no vaccine record on file, this is what you get instead, a useless blank screen.


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What's the little T Rex in the middle? Is that the Bill Gates chip?
That's the same t-rex that appears on chrome when your internet takes a crap on you. Must be a stock image
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What's the little T Rex in the middle? Is that the Bill Gates chip?
It's a sign that we'll be extinct soon.




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It's a sign that we'll be extinct soon.


Oh how we used to laugh at the men with sandwich boards....
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Oh how we used to laugh at the men with sandwich boards....
Especially the ones that had to be edited out....


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Unsure if these names will be worldwide but Health Canada has approved them.

Pfizer vaccine is nowComirnaty

Moderna is now SpikeVax

Astra Zeneca is now Vaxzevria

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Unsure if these names will be worldwide but Health Canada has approved them.

Pfizer vaccine is nowComirnaty

Moderna is now SpikeVax

Astra Zeneca is now Vaxzevria
SpikeVax sounds badass so I want that one again if I have to have a booster shot.
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SpikeVax sounds badass so I want that one again if I have to have a booster shot.
Whereas Vaxzevriasounds like an STD...
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