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  2. stevenal

    Coronavirus

    If asthma is an underlying condition of concern, then those with it should be prioritized regardless of profession. We all interact with others, and I'm sure we can all think of why our own professions should be prioritized. We don't all belong to powerful unions, though. The fact remains that the elderly and those with underlying conditions are dying in greater numbers. Oregon reported today that over 70 account for 77% of the deaths. They also report 178 active outbreaks in senior living communities. I guess they are just not following procedures to stay safe. I agree with you regarding Trump.
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  4. Dowling

    Coronavirus

    In Canada I will be covered without signing up for anything. My health card or my Manulife card when presented to whoever is in charge pays for most things related to doctor or hospital services as well as most lab services. My private insurance (Manulife_ that extended into retirement) was bargained for from the company my husband worked for covers most of the rest including prescriptions( we pay a 35 cent dispensing charge per prescription. That extra Coverage also includes regular dental charges and a percentage of glass coverage. Exams are covered by my government health plan. My plan does not cover extras like implants. We do pay for our health insurance but not with premiums. We pay a 1 time health charge on our income tax. How much depends on how much money we made that year. We also have a goods and services tax that partly goes toward health care. This makes paying for health care more equitable. The more expensive things you buy the more tax you pay and the more money goes into health care It is collected by the federal government And along with money from general coffers is paid out to the provinces according to population
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  6. Hammer

    Coronavirus

    Well, a bad reaction to the flu shot isn't the same as how long the shot protects you from the flu. I've asked my previous doctor, as well as my present doctor, about this every time I've gotten the flu shot. I asked them, "If I get the flu shot now (which was the beginning of December), how long can I expect it to protect me?" The answer was always, "Typically, it should protect you till February, March at the latest, which is when flu season is over." I'm glad to hear that your sister is doing well with her gene therapy! I agree that ANYTHING is better that chemotherapy and radiation treatments, and the fact that it is working for her, and that it has less side effects than chemo and radiation, is really great. I wish her all the best.
  7. adiantum

    Fasting BG of 2021

    7.1 after a 5 hour fast.
  8. Hammer

    And you think cell phones are good?

    The same two guys who I mentioned in my first post, went to a store that sells paintball guns and accessories for paintball guns, as well as accessories to use when you are at the paintball range "playing war." They went there to buy some smoke bombs of different colors, as they use smoke bombs to locate each other if they should get separated on the paintball range. They paid with cash, and left the store. When they got to one of the guy's house, he checked his cell phone for any e-mail messages, and found that he had spam that advertised smoke bombs. 😲 At first, they couldn't figure out how these spammers knew that they had bought some smoke bombs, since the store sells all kinds of accessories, and they paid in cash, and they never told anyone what they bought. Again, they realized that that it was their cell phones, and they realized that, because your cell phone is constantly listening to your conversations since your cell phone's mike is constantly turned on so that you can speak a command to it, and it obeys that command. They only way that it can do that is if the mike is constantly turned on. They mentioned that, the camera is always spying on you also, and that, if you ever see Mark Zuckerburg, the head of Facebook, on an interview, if he has his cell phone out, he has tape over the camera, and the mike. It does make you wonder how anyone can listen to millions of cell phones all at the same time, but one of the guys explained that, they can have algorithms built into central cell phone towers, that will listen for certain words, like dog or smoke bomb, and once it hears certain words, it directs that information to another server, that relays the information to a network of advertisers that sells that particular item, or, to the FBI, CIA, or some other government agency. I just wanted people to know that your innocuous cell phone might not be so innocuous.
  9. Dowling

    Coronavirus

    This vaccine is a bit different than other vaccines in that it teaches your immune system to recognize the virus but it is new technology so they don't know if that will make the vaccine last longer or if recognition will last or if it will have to be refreshed yearly. They are going to periodically test volunteers to see if they still have antibodies That flu vaccine remains in your body longer than 3-4 months. 2 years ago my BIL had a bad reaction to the flu vaccine and it took a year for him to get rid of the side effects. His doctor warned him against ever taking the flu shot again. Gene therapy is the wave of the future. My sister has early stage lung cancer and they are using immunotherapy on her instead of Chimo and it is working. She has much less side effects with it than she would with Chimo and it is shrinking the tumor. Maybe that is why I'm so keen on taking this new Vaccine. I've seen proof that working with genes and the immune system works
  10. Hammer

    Fasting BG of 2021

    A 96 (5.33) today.
  11. Hammer

    Coronavirus

    Thinking about this, when you get a flu shot, the shot contains the dead flu virus. You immune system sees this foreign substance, and begins creating antibodies to destroy it. Once the dead flu virus has been destroyed, those antibodies have nothing to defend your body from, so after a while, they begin to just die off, until there are none left in your body. This is why the flu shot is only good for 3-4 months. The COVID-19 vaccine, while not a dead version of the virus, still causes your immune system to produce antibodies to fight off the protein that your body produces from the vaccine. Once all of the protein is destroyed, like the flu, there will be nothing left to defend your body against. It would seem that, if the same holds true for the vaccine, then it will only last 3-4 months. Again, I'm just throwing out my thoughts on this, and I could be wrong, so take my thoughts with a grain of salt.
  12. Hammer

    Coronavirus

    Here in the states, you MUST have health insurance, ever since Obama Care was enacted. If you don't have health insurance, you will be fined. Myself, I have been on a Medicare Advantage plan, ever since I started on Medicare some years ago. Once you retire and go on Social Security, if you don't start Medicare at that time, then you will be automatically placed on Medicare, two years after starting Social Security, unless you refuse it. My monthly Medicare payment is deducted from my monthly Social Security check. The Medicare Advantage plan then adds more benefits to my existing Medicare plan, and is free to me, since my union's retiree medical fund pays for it. My plan covers all vaccines...flu, shingles, pneumonia, etc., so the COVID-19 vaccine would be covered, but most insurance companies don't cover "experimental drugs" which is what this vaccine is right now, but like you said, years from now it won't be experimental, so it should be covered.
  13. meyery2k

    Fasting BG of 2021

    93 today.
  14. Dowling

    Coronavirus

    I doubt your premise about cost will hold water. Right now there are 3 vaccines and more coming. Moderna, Pfizer and AstraZenica are what's given now. Johnson and Johnson have their vaccine up for FDA approval right now. A Canadian Pharmaceutical company is in trials with a vaccine similar to Moderna and I'm sure there will be others. Nothing drives a price down like competition
  15. Dowling

    Coronavirus

    No once you are immune you wouldn't be able to spread it. Your immune system would kill the virus as soon as it entered your body. No Virus--No spread. The thing is they don't yet know how long your immunity will last. They will have to test people periodically during the up coming time. It may be that you'll have to get a booster every year or it may be that your immunity lasts longer. Only time and testing will tell scientists that
  16. IrinaHarr

    Fasting BG of 2021

    It works great, I had much lower morning BG and suppressed appetite - helped with my fasting a lot, I was never hungry. Gave it up because of lump-on-thyroid scare, ultrasound, etc. before they figured I do not have any tumors. There is big warning on the disclosure of this medication so gave it up but I might go back on it - still have 4-5 boxes in the fridge.
  17. TX_Clint

    Fasting BG of 2021

    93 today
  18. Dowling

    Coronavirus

    Healthy young school teachers are front line workers as far as I'm concerned. They spend all day in close contact with children who could be carriers and who ever else comes into the schools. Even if children are told to wear masks, they are children and often take them off. Besides those people who you think are healthy may have underlying conditions like Asthma. The teachers have little protection and many schools don't have good ventilation. Parents want their kids in school so they can work and teachers want to be protected. It's a win ,win to vaccinate teachers whereas people who are seniors who live in their own homes can follow procedures to stay safe. Count your self lucky that your country is producing vaccines and you now have a president who is getting things straightened out. Many people in other countries would trade places with you in a heartbeat. WARP SPEED was Trump's mantra. He may have pushed to get the vaccine but he did nothing to get it in people's arms. Have Patience
  19. IrinaHarr

    Fasting BG of 2021

    142 today, we got out yesterday after driveway was plowed. Life is getting back to normal after record snowstorm
  20. ran23

    Fasting BG of 2021

    Had to do an early morning cold sandwich for breakfast, hot coffee. 127 30 min later.
  21. buddy7

    Coronavirus

    Have to agree with you, in the current climate of the covid-19 vaccines, it’s also my view, ‘the pharmaceutical companies’ will be making huge profits, and, why that is? Because it has become a massive worldwide issue. So if people have to pay for the vaccine yearly, the cost of it may be off-putting especially in third world countries where people are living under severe poverty, where the virus is still prevalent. OK, so your flu shot is covered by ‘medical insurance’, and speaking of third world countries, some would be at a grave disadvantage and won’t have the monetary disposable income opportunities to have a paid-up medical insurance, neither would they have the necessary funds to pay for a yearly covid-19 vaccine. Most insurance companies today if you have an insurance policy, the coronavirus outbreak might have had an impact on the suitability of your existing policy and the cover you require. Most insurance companies might do and go through a variety of examples to help you understand how your insurance needs might have changed, due to the coronavirus outbreak you might be entitled to a reduction or refund to the policy, where you may need to contact your insurer. You will need to explain how your needs have changed, or why you no longer need coverage. This could potentially alter or extend your current insurance policy as an add-on. Which needs to look at. They are many variable changes you may need to cover with your insurance company during the coronavirus outbreak. Some years ago, I can recall I took out a life insurance policy, they ask to mention all your debilitating illnesses, I mention I am a type 2 diabetes, when I query why the policy was greater than normal, they told me, we have to take into account you have diabetes. The point I’m trying raised, in the distant future as you hinted, there will be a charge for the covid-19 vaccine, as like influenza shot yearly. And most insurance companies would have this listed on your intended policy. But I do not see the covid-19 vaccine be an “experimental drugs" in distant years to come.
  22. Diana_CT

    Fasting BG of 2021

    148 I had a telemed video appointment with my endo and I am now on Trulicity. Well see how well this works.
  23. FunDad62

    Fasting BG of 2021

    99 Off to the dentist for an early morning cleaning.
  24. ShottleBop

    Low Carb Daily Diet.....

    Tuesday, January 26: 6:20 AM (FBG, before breakfast): 113 Breakfast: avocado, 1/8 crustless SF pumpkin pie, Carbmaster banana cream pie yogurt, coffee 11:27 AM (before lunch): 87 Lunch: salad (3 oz. tuna, tomatoes, onion, olives, lettuce, olive oil, sprinkle of grated parmesan), Dang That's Good! chocolate/sea salt bar, coffee 12:30 PM (snack): 2 tbsp Nuttzo keto butter 2:00 PM (snack): Kirkland hard seltzer 5:38 PM (before dinner): 82 Dinner: 6 oz. chicken breast, 2 oz. bacon ends & pieces, 1/2 cup cauliflower, 1/2 cup spaghetti squash, 1/8 crustless SF pumpkin pie, coffee with heavy cream 7:52 PM: 110 Then snack: salted caramel keto ice cream bar Average for the day: 98 Macronutrients: 78 grams carbs (32 grams fiber), 164 grams fat, 122 grams protein Calories: 2,253
  25. Dowling

    Medication Shortages

    I'm not stupid and I do own a waste basket
  26. Hammer

    Coronavirus

    Dowling, what I meant was, if you get the vaccine, and it protects you from the virus, if you were to come in contact with the virus two months after you got the vaccine, you would be protected, but one year after you came into contact with the virus, while the vaccine protected you, would you still be able to spread it? In other words, the vaccine is protecting you, but how long will the virus live on you, so that it can still be spread to others?...will it eventually die off of you, or will it live forever on you?
  27. stevenal

    Coronavirus

    I'm also in Oregon, and am not very happy with the approach here. CDC equates those with underlying conditions (like diabetes) with those over 65, but Oregon puts us further down the list. Meanwhile healthy young school teachers get to push all the rest of us back. No date in sight for me. Warp speed my donkey.
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  29. adiantum

    Medication Shortages

    Dont flush wet wipes, paper towels or tissues. https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/health-problems/monster-fatberg-made-of-wet-wipes-tissues-paper-towel-found-in-queensland-sewer/news-story/2efaef91dc4a4df22b7cbd4852c1a95e
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