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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #1410 on: October 11, 2021, 11:28:05 AM »
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I find it very interesting Denver Fan Expo is not requiring vaccinations or negative tests.  Just masks.
Taking the lax approach; dunno what the state or city mandates are (if any).  NYC and San Diego have specific state and city mandates to follow in addition to whatever the organizers want to do above & beyond said mandates.

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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #1411 on: October 11, 2021, 12:39:32 PM »
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I find it very interesting Denver Fan Expo is not requiring vaccinations or negative tests.  Just masks.

SiliCon was the same, and so was Gen Con.

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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #1412 on: October 11, 2021, 02:42:07 PM »
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I find it very interesting Denver Fan Expo is not requiring vaccinations or negative tests.  Just masks.

This was the same at Salt Lake FanX. It seems that the conventions are largely just following whatever the state requires.
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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #1413 on: October 11, 2021, 06:56:53 PM »
LOL, well we might as well be Florida now. 

I do think it's based on state regulations.  I guess our state is run by a bunch of idiots  :D
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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #1414 on: October 11, 2021, 08:06:27 PM »
Maybe, but your state (and Utah too, for that matter) has also had one of the lowest death rates this entire time.
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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #1415 on: October 14, 2021, 12:32:16 PM »
The FDC advisory committee has unanimously voted to recommend a Moderna booster under the same qualifications as the BioNTech booster.  Now they are discussing whether to expand that to all.  Which I don't think they will do since Moderna's durability has held up better than Pfizer's.

The CDC advisory committee meets next week to vote on the same thing.  I expect them to do the same.  So as soon as a week from today, Moderna boosters could be authorized.  I plan to take my parents as soon as it happens to get a third dose and a flu shot.

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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #1416 on: October 18, 2021, 03:22:55 PM »
The FDA will allow people to get a booster from a vaccine different from the one they got from their first two shots.

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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #1417 on: October 19, 2021, 09:36:43 AM »
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The FDA will allow people to get a booster from a vaccine different from the one they got from their first two shots.

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Interesting, as the completist in me feels like "well, I have Moderna I think I need Pfizer to complete my collection (sorry J&J but I'm not interested in you)."
But as someone who doesn't like to even mix the food on my plate (lord help me if my mashed potatoes are too close to my steak!), I feel like I probably won't mix vaccines.

I have an incredibly weird brain, is maybe what I'm saying here... :P

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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #1418 on: October 19, 2021, 10:46:31 AM »
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The FDA will allow people to get a booster from a vaccine different from the one they got from their first two shots.

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Finally.  Other countries, including Canada, have been doing this for months.  It's not only that it's safe, you can get a better immune response.  For example, it's better for someone that got the J&J one and done to get Pfizer or Moderna as their second shot instead of another shot of J&J. 

Speaking of which, the FDA advisory panel, also voted unanimously for a second shot for those who got J&J.  This isn't really a "booster" like for the MRNA vaccines.  It's a second shot.  There are no restrictions on anyone 18 and over to get it.  They also recommend it 2 months after the first shot instead of waiting 6 months like with a real "booster".  One and done should never had been a thing.  Curiously there has been no news out of J&J about the two dose arm of it's clinical trial.  Those results should have come out months ago.  The "booster" trial that started later has already had results released.

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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #1419 on: October 19, 2021, 02:44:01 PM »
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Interesting, as the completist in me feels like "well, I have Moderna I think I need Pfizer to complete my collection (sorry J&J but I'm not interested in you)."
But as someone who doesn't like to even mix the food on my plate (lord help me if my mashed potatoes are too close to my steak!), I feel like I probably won't mix vaccines.

I have an incredibly weird brain, is maybe what I'm saying here... :P

I’m with you, I’m not a mix-and-matcher.  Hopefully we’ll know by tomorrow if Moderna boosters gets the go-ahead.
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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #1420 on: October 20, 2021, 08:55:13 AM »
Sounds like kids 5-11 can get fully vaccinated by the winter Holiday break (presuming 2 shots; by Thanksgiving if only 1 shot)!
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Vaccines for youths will be the focus of the Food and Drug Administration’s independent advisory committee meeting Oct. 26 and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s independent panel meeting Nov. 2-3.

"Our planning efforts mean that we will be ready to begin getting shots in arms in the days following a final CDC recommendation," the White House said in a statement.

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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #1421 on: October 20, 2021, 09:51:21 AM »
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Interesting, as the completist in me feels like "well, I have Moderna I think I need Pfizer to complete my collection (sorry J&J but I'm not interested in you)."
But as someone who doesn't like to even mix the food on my plate (lord help me if my mashed potatoes are too close to my steak!), I feel like I probably won't mix vaccines.

I have an incredibly weird brain, is maybe what I'm saying here... :P
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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #1422 on: October 20, 2021, 11:59:20 AM »
I really wanted a Moderna third shot to go with my first two Pfizers.  I really wanted the 100mcg.  But I went ahead and got Pfizer as my third shot a couple of weeks ago.  And now the third shot will be cut to 50mcg.  So it's not as much of a loss.

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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #1423 on: October 20, 2021, 02:10:34 PM »
The FDA officially authorizes booster shots for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson.

The Johnson & Johnson booster was authorized for anyone 18 and over — a broad eligibility criteria reflecting the lower protection of the initial single-shot regimen when compared with other coronavirus vaccines. The Moderna booster, a half-dose of the original shot, was authorized for people 65 and older, or adults at risk of severe illness or complications because of underlying medical conditions or exposure on the job.

That means someone who received the Johnson & Johnson product can get a booster dose with Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech, as long as the person is 18 or older, meeting the criteria to get a booster. And someone who has been fully vaccinated with Moderna could get a booster with Johnson & Johnson or Pfizer, if they are older than 65 or older, or at high risk.

Before more people roll up their sleeves, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will consult an expert panel later this week before finalizing official recommendations for who should get boosters and when.

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Re: Reports & check ins in the age of Covid
« Reply #1424 on: October 21, 2021, 05:40:27 PM »
The CDC has officially signed off on the boosters, the eligible public can get them as soon as tomorrow (Friday).

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