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  1. Yet another graph highlighting the incredible difference in deaths by age group. 2 age groups (75-84 and 85+) account for 6.9% of the total population, but they account for 55.7% of all deaths. Children (0-17) account for 22.3% of the population, they account for a miniscule 0.07% of all deaths. (note: the 0.1% in the graph is rounded up from 0.07%, as you can see in my previous graph) • Share of total COVID-19 deaths by age U.S. 2021 | Statista
  2. I have had 1 dose already. I am not in the children's age group. My point is (and the point of the OP), should children take a fasttracked/rushed vaccine, with their risk of serious illness and death being such a minute percentage of the total?
  3. Is that for the good of all, or for the good of the kids though? Take a look at this graph of all covid deaths in the US since the pandemic began, broken down by age groups. 0-17 year olds only had 513 death (out of 712,930). That's 0.07% of all deaths. For the next 2 age groups, 18-29: 0.5% of all deaths, and 30-39: 1.6% of all deaths. Not very high either. It's the older folks that really get whacked. I am 50. Hypothetically: - if my age group had 0.07% of the deaths - and the 2 age groups below me had a very low % of deaths - and
  4. 1. Chances of the Corona virus disappearing in 10 years is virtually zero. Most likely it will stay with us for a very long time, or forever. The 1918 Spanish flu is still around (in mutated strains). So this virus will continue to spread, (some) governments have already switched the focus to preventing serious cases/hospitalization instead of preventing spread. 2. There is the issue of what's good for the collective vs what's good for the individual. Vaccinating kids now (or soon) may be good for humanity overall. But is it good for the kids? Question: if you had a y
  5. They are switching from Sinovac to Sinopharm. The brown envelopes will just be coming from a slightly different source.
  6. That link says: "According to the report, 97.7 percent of the UK adult population now have antibodies to COVID-19 from either infection or vaccination." At that time, the percentage of fully vaccinated was right around 60%. So 37.7% got their antibodies from infection. If you are not vaccinated but have the antibodies already, is it still worth it to get vaccinated?
  7. Track him down. Buy him from the owner. Make said lemongrass soup.
  8. These reports for the UK, from week 36-39 2021, so very recent. The 2 dose vaccination rate there was 60.1% at that time. And if you cared to read the reports of the other weeks, you will find that the infection rates are quite similar to week 36-39. i.e. that vaccinated and unvaccinated are getting infected are roughly the SAME RATE! That is very surprising and troubling indeed. To be more precise: infection rates are much higher (2-3 times higher) for under 18, and 18-29 age groups. Infection rates are slightly higher for vaccinated for the other age groups. Ov
  9. Well, according to some people here, if you still feel the side effects after 3 weeks, then these are "very atypical". And probably not even due to the vaccine, you are just sick from something else and need to see a doctor... Note: I have side effects 3 weeks after AZ too, luckily mine are mild.
  10. The problem with Sinovac and Sinopharm is the lack of transparency of the medical data by the Chinese companies. If there was one available from western countries (an inactivated vaccine, based on the same technology as flu shots), I would take that instead. Someone earlier in this thread had already posted about a study on vaccinated people requiring intensive care due to covid: Sinovac 0.011%, Pfizer 0.002%, Astra 0.001%. Barely a difference.
  11. 3 weeks after AZ I still have some low grade headaches and dizziness. Not terrible, but just enough to be annoying. If I was trucker (which I am not), I probably shouldn't be driving 10 hours a day with it. These type of symptoms are not atypical.
  12. 10 hours after my first AZ shot, my body got cold, lasted for about 12 hours. That's a fairly typical experience for AZ. But for me, my feet was the coldest part of my body. To the point, where I turned off the aircon, turned off the fan, and was still cold (and this is in Thailand). Covered my feet with a blanket, put socks on, still cold! Before, my feet were the least coldest part of my body. Usually, when I cover myself with a blanket, my feet stick out from underneath it. 3 weeks later my feet don't feel as cold, but some of it is still there. The skin on my feet has a dry, s
  13. First, you say that AZ and Pfizer aren't likely to have significant side effects. In the very next sentence, you say that sinovac seems to have even less significant side effects! Lol! You are just playing with the wording here. How about this: sinovac and sinopharm's side effects are significantly less than those of AZ and Pfizer.
  14. It's not just individual results. Generally speaking, the picture is quite consistent: AZ and Pfizer likely to result in significant side effects, sinopharm (or even sinovac) a lot less so.
  15. Thailand will be buying sinopharm vaccines instead. They are already buying it. Sinopharm has very little in terms of size effects, unlike AZ and Pfizer. Many Thais prefer sinopharm for that reason. Personally, I have had 1 AZ shot so far, with a fair bit of side effects. It does make me worry about what it is doing to my body (beside the protection against covid).
  16. I use my phone as a Hotspot, connect my laptop to that connection. When I start up my bittorrent program on my laptop, it just doesn't download anything. It downloads fine if I connect to my condo's wifi. Edit: same thing happens if I try to download torrents directly on my phone, torrent program just sits there, nothing downloads. Thanks for the seedbox tip.
  17. Can you use torrents on that sim? I have a 10 Mbps dtac sim, and unfortunately it doesn't allow torrenting.
  18. Governments clearly agree too, that the risk vs rewards of the vaccines are not cut and dried. That's why the approval for children has taken much longer, and even now it's only for those aged 12 and above. In a country like the US, anyone who wanted a vaccine has had that opportunity, so it's not a case of prioritizing for the old anymore. Fact remains that these vaccines have been fast tracked greatly, and we just don't know all the risks that come with them. If you are in the 70+ age group, run (don't walk) to get a vaccine. For children at 0.2% of the risk...hmmmm...
  19. There are reasons why vaccines go through a lengthy approval process. If Covid wasn't so contagious, with so many people dying, covid vaccines would never have been approved so quickly. It would have taken years and years. Now with Covid causing this many deaths, it makes sense to fast track the vaccines. The reasoning being that whatever risks you are taking with fast tracking the vaccines is (easily) being outweighted by the benefits. This is true for adults. The point of the OP and my point also is, does that still hold for children? Most studies have shown tha
  20. It's even less than that. Most studies put the percentage of covid deaths in children at 0.2% or less. In the US, it's less than 0.1 %. With the covid vaccines, it seems that for short to medium term, they are quite safe. For the long term, nobody knows of course as these vaccines have only been administered for a year or so. If I had a kid, I wouldn't vaccinate him/her.
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