Will you take the vaccine?

Atlas Shrugged

Robin
Woman
Protestant
I have a bunch of centarians (or near that, 98/99) in my family so I do think it would be more common if people took care of themselves. (My husband says "well not everyone descends from immortal elf people") Though to be fair, some people make it to a ripe old age running on pure spite and anger.

Anxiety doesn't like things being outside of one's control. What else are we living through besides mass existential panic surrounding death?
True but that’s not really common. One time a gal at work flipped out that her 99 year old grandma died cause they had a huge bash planned for her 100th year. She was actually shocked her grandma passed away. I’m like patting her and hugging her all while inside going....... um am I in the twilight zone?
 

Atlas Shrugged

Robin
Woman
Protestant
Also I think maybe not many people have experienced what I have. I can’t tell you how many infant, toddler, young kid and teen funerals I’ve been to. So when someone says how dare someone die at 50, 60, 70, etc I’m like really? You can mourn all you want. I get being sad and missing the person. But it’s the shock of how dare someone die before 100 that bothers me. All those little ones funerals I’ve been to didn’t even have half that chance at life. Every day is a gift. More so when you are old!
 

Ah_Tibor

Kingfisher
Woman
Orthodox
Also I think maybe not many people have experienced what I have. I can’t tell you how many infant, toddler, young kid and teen funerals I’ve been to. So when someone says how dare someone die at 50, 60, 70, etc I’m like really? You can mourn all you want. I get being sad and missing the person. But it’s the shock of how dare someone die before 100 that bothers me. All those little ones funerals I’ve been to didn’t even have half that chance at life. Every day is a gift. More so when you are old!

Yeah. I watch Pasta Grannies on youtube and most of these ladies are in their late 90s and in good shape, but I think that's because they live with their families, have friends, enjoy life, and are religious. I was reading about Jeanne Calment (the oldest on record) the other day and she thanked God every day for being alive.
 

Atlas Shrugged

Robin
Woman
Protestant
Yeah. I watch Pasta Grannies on youtube and most of these ladies are in their late 90s and in good shape, but I think that's because they live with their families, have friends, enjoy life, and are religious. I was reading about Jeanne Calment (the oldest on record) the other day and she thanked God every day for being alive.
I do think being positive helps tremendously. But again like you said earlier there are some mean mofo’s that live forever as well.
 

Hypno

Crow
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ChristFollower1111

Pigeon
Woman
Orthodox Inquirer
A relative of mine had Covid back in January and was sick with it for a few weeks. She now has some heart problems and clots. I was bold enough to ask if she took the vaccine and surprised to find that she didn’t since her doctor recommended against it. She’s usually pretty normie. The doctor told her that Covid itself is affecting people’s hearts long term. Who knows what to believe anymore. I just consider this information another data point, I guess.
 

messaggera

Kingfisher
Woman
Catholic

The article states:
These new vaccines are what's called protein subunit vaccines. They work by injecting people with a tiny portion of the virus. In the case of the COVID-19 vaccine, that tiny portion is the so-called spike protein critical for the virus to enter cells.

An advantage of protein subunit vaccines is they tend to be very stable, so they don't require freezers for storage. A regular refrigerator is adequate. This makes distributing the vaccine much easier.


This is a Novavax COVID vaccine that uses moths and tree bark; not sure if this is the same recipe used in the NPR article above.
The article states:
The Novavax method uses moth cells to make spike proteins:

  1. Researchers select the desired genes that create certain SARS-CoV-2 antigens (spike protein).
  2. Researchers put the genes into a baculovirus, an insect virus.
  3. The baculovirus infects moth cells and replicates inside them.
  4. These moth cells create lots of spike proteins.
  5. Researchers extract and purify the spike proteins.
"The Novavax vaccine has no genetic material, only proteins," says Dr. Florescu. "The vaccine technology is more traditional, and it's very similar to a protein-based influenza vaccine."

Influenza vaccines have also used this moth cell factory method.
 

Atlas Shrugged

Robin
Woman
Protestant

Thoughts on this scene? Microchips and people’s heads being blown off?
Thank you so much for that lol. Feel blah. Could be period, could be rona since yet another lady at work is off with it and before she was off we were side by side and she was breathing all over my coffee during break tome. I figured she had a cold. I’m going with period, not getting tested and can’t stop laughing. Thank you.
 

Ah_Tibor

Kingfisher
Woman
Orthodox
Thank you so much for that lol. Feel blah. Could be period, could be rona since yet another lady at work is off with it and before she was off we were side by side and she was breathing all over my coffee during break tome. I figured she had a cold. I’m going with period, not getting tested and can’t stop laughing. Thank you.

People get run down this time of year. I've been fighting things off for months because if I call out of work I'll have go get a brain stab to come back.

I take D and zinc pretty much every day, turmeric for inflammation, and am somewhat inconsistent with the multivitamins. I eat more garlic and drink tea with lemon and honey if I feel like I have an actual cold and just try to sleep it off. (I also like oranges with oil, garlic, and black pepper.) So far so good! :)
 

DeWoken

Woodpecker
Orthodox Inquirer
People get run down this time of year. I've been fighting things off for months because if I call out of work I'll have go get a brain stab to come back.

I take D and zinc pretty much every day, turmeric for inflammation, and am somewhat inconsistent with the multivitamins. I eat more garlic and drink tea with lemon and honey if I feel like I have an actual cold and just try to sleep it off. (I also like oranges with oil, garlic, and black pepper.) So far so good! :)
I just thought I would add my favorite health Youtuber's advice to the conversation. One thing he stresses is how people are often deficient in things such as iodine, magnesium, and K2. He goes into his supplements at the 6 minute mark of this video.

Heat and Bandsaw BROKEN! JERKY!? Porterhouse Steaks!

(He's about 30, atheist, single, and lives in New York with his parents. Despite this I somehow trust the guy's health advice :). At times he seems very generous and helpful to people like farmers and his customers; other times he comes across as a spoiled, irresponsible kid.)

My health hack lately has been sprinkling just a little bit of Mg on some yogurt and mixing it in (careful not to inhale the dust). This way I can avoid the stomach upset that sometimes gets me when I try to take Mg in the standard 200mg and 500mg doses. Frankie has many of his supplements in dropper format (with emu oil) and that would make "micro-dosing" a lot easier.

I've been eating garlic daily for the past month or so, often raw mixed into my meal. What I've found is that it sometimes gives me a headache. Garlic and turmeric can both upset my stomach at times if used to excess.
 

Ah_Tibor

Kingfisher
Woman
Orthodox
My health hack lately has been sprinkling just a little bit of Mg on some yogurt and mixing it in (careful not to inhale the dust). This way I can avoid the stomach upset that sometimes gets me when I try to take Mg in the standard 200mg and 500mg doses. Frankie has many of his supplements in dropper format (with emu oil) and that would make "micro-dosing" a lot easier.

I've been eating garlic daily for the past month or so, often raw mixed into my meal. What I've found is that it sometimes gives me a headache. Garlic and turmeric can both upset my stomach at times if used to excess.
Never heard of emu oil. Emus are cute though.

Maybe try sweating your garlic? Some people don't deal with raw things very well. We always ate raw garlic with honey on Christmas Eve and the honey sort of balances out the acidity.
 

Atlas Shrugged

Robin
Woman
Protestant
I just thought I would add my favorite health Youtuber's advice to the conversation. One thing he stresses is how people are often deficient in things such as iodine, magnesium, and K2. He goes into his supplements at the 6 minute mark of this video.

Heat and Bandsaw BROKEN! JERKY!? Porterhouse Steaks!

(He's about 30, atheist, single, and lives in New York with his parents. Despite this I somehow trust the guy's health advice :). At times he seems very generous and helpful to people like farmers and his customers; other times he comes across as a spoiled, irresponsible kid.)

My health hack lately has been sprinkling just a little bit of Mg on some yogurt and mixing it in (careful not to inhale the dust). This way I can avoid the stomach upset that sometimes gets me when I try to take Mg in the standard 200mg and 500mg doses. Frankie has many of his supplements in dropper format (with emu oil) and that would make "micro-dosing" a lot easier.

I've been eating garlic daily for the past month or so, often raw mixed into my meal. What I've found is that it sometimes gives me a headache. Garlic and turmeric can both upset my stomach at times if used to excess.
So I just got blood work done after going over my diet and everything else. I’m ok just low on magnesium and potassium. Doc is like supplement with leafy greens. I’m like are you serious. I put kale, spinach and carrots in my smoothies every day and pretty much eat a bowl of broccoli and cauliflower every other day. Then with my meals I throw in onions and mushrooms. How many more veggies do you expect me to eat. Guess it’s vitamin pill time. I threw in some nasty bananas in my smoothie and it took over the berry taste. Can’t do bananas. I guess I’ll just get potassium and magnesium in pill form as well. Speaking of garlic one day I ate a mushroom and garlic bowl and there was so many garlic gloves I thought it would hurt me. But nothing happened and I never oozed garlic smell. But never in my life have I eaten that much garlic in one sitting. It was delicious.
 

Ah_Tibor

Kingfisher
Woman
Orthodox
But never in my life have I eaten that much garlic in one sitting. It was delicious.


 

Arby

Pigeon
Woman
Atheist
So I just got blood work done after going over my diet and everything else. I’m ok just low on magnesium and potassium. Doc is like supplement with leafy greens. I’m like are you serious. I put kale, spinach and carrots in my smoothies every day and pretty much eat a bowl of broccoli and cauliflower every other day. Then with my meals I throw in onions and mushrooms. How many more veggies do you expect me to eat. Guess it’s vitamin pill time. I threw in some nasty bananas in my smoothie and it took over the berry taste. Can’t do bananas. I guess I’ll just get potassium and magnesium in pill form as well. Speaking of garlic one day I ate a mushroom and garlic bowl and there was so many garlic gloves I thought it would hurt me. But nothing happened and I never oozed garlic smell. But never in my life have I eaten that much garlic in one sitting. It was delicious.
The problem with magnesium is that nowadays the soil is really depleted of it because of the intense farming and wrong fertilizing. So it's hard, if not impossible, to get enough magnesium from food alone. I am taking magnesium glycinate tablets and I think they're treating me well so far, though I haven't checked blood levels yet.
 

Lamkins

Woodpecker
Woman
Protestant
We have made note of something interesting medically. My whole family had covid a year ago. Several months ago my mom had to see an oncologist due to her creatine and hematocrit being elevated. That can indicate a chronic form of leukemia. Our first reaction was it was covid related. Oncologist denied seeing any connection in his practice (I think he lied. I’m sure he’s noted a rise in referrals due to elevated creatine and hematocrit). Fast forward to this week when I got my labs done, and MY creatine and hematocrit were elevated. My husband pulled up his recent bloodwork, and HIS creatine and hematocrit were elevated. Hmmm. None of us are jabbed.
 

DeWoken

Woodpecker
Orthodox Inquirer
I threw in some nasty bananas in my smoothie and it took over the berry taste. Can’t do bananas. I guess I’ll just get potassium and magnesium in pill form as well.
I remember hearing that bananas can do some bad things to the gut, but once you cook them up in a banana bread it goes away. And of course we remember that bananas "have potassium". And you might have heard that sea salt has more KCl instead of the regular NaCl molecule, so you get potassium somewhat from sea salt, I guess.

The problem with magnesium is that nowadays the soil is really depleted of it because of the intense farming and wrong fertilizing. So it's hard, if not impossible, to get enough magnesium from food alone. I am taking magnesium glycinate tablets and I think they're treating me well so far, though I haven't checked blood levels yet.
That's what I figure as well.
Maybe try sweating your garlic? Some people don't deal with raw things very well.
I was trying to maximize the medicinal ingredient, but yeah, gentle cooking probably helps digestion. Thanks for the suggestion (never heard of that term before).
 
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