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Re: Social Media and the Covid Vaccine


@pitdakota wrote:

@Greeneyedlady21 wrote:

@KailaS wrote:

I so hear you.  I cannot even get my 94 year old mother on a waitlist. I have given up on myself. In my county, last week only 20 people were vaccinated who are not healthcare professionals. My area is poor and primarily non-white.  We seem to have been ignored. I tend right now to ignore friends who claim their doctors got them into a medical center for their shots, and I have stopped celebrating the " look what I got" posts with the golden vaccine ticket.  With cancer and diabetes, I just want to know when my turn is.  

 


This is true inequity that all of us should be outraged about. Sorry is not adequate @KailaS 


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That is so very true.  There are very real issues with inequity.  @KailaS , I will hope that things will improve so that both you and your mother will receive the vaccine soon.  

 

I wish they could fund traveling vans for vaccinations to reach the underserved.  Maybe there will be hope when the Johnson & Johnson vaccine becomes available since they can ship that vaccine freely and it can travel without such restrictions.  I will keep my fingers crossed. 


@pitdakota 

They were discussing this very thing on the radio yesterday.  Now that the J&J vaccine will be available, not needing the extreme refrigeration, New Orleans may provide vans to go into the poorer neighborhoods offering shots.  It's apparently being seriously considered.

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Re: Social Media and the Covid Vaccine

If life is really fair somebody needs to tell me, cause from where I sit, it isn't.  I don't worry too much about it though because sometimes we win, sometimes we lose.   That's life.  God willing. 

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Re: Social Media and the Covid Vaccine

Thoughtless and inconsiderate? Really? 

 

Not at all. It's great for those that have done it to share. You get to see that they have lived through it, that they are fine. You get to keep some kind of tabs besides the media reports about how the supply of vaccine is flowing, the effects or lack of people are experiencing, where the vaccine is and isn't available etc. 

 

I'm sure everyone who shares has a somewhat different motivation for doing so, but the bottom line is that I personally don't have full trust in the government, or the regular media when it comes to reporting on anything, the covid stuff especially. So while I totally understand you can't believe everything you see on social media, seeing people in your area, people you know personally or people in groups you are in, sharing their experience, simply gives you additional information to use to process what is going on with the issue. Another piece of the puzzle, I would consider it.

 

To see it any other way kind of seems like sour grapes, jealousy etc. because you aren't getting what someone else is. This isn't going to be done overnight. Some of us are just going to have to wait their turns. 

 

And personally, I don't want it right away. I'm more of a wait and see person (and I already had Covid back in November, and tested positive for both antibodies), and I'm glad my 'class' hasn't been approved yet in our state. I'm happy to let it process out for awhile and see what, if anything happens with it all. 

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Re: Social Media and the Covid Vaccine

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I am one of those people who posted here about being happy DH and I got the vaccine.  We folks in certain states got hit hard with COVID early on and have had more time to worry.

High death rates for our tiny state.

 

When my DD started with symptoms last March, it took a full

10 days before the results of her test came back.  Positive.  By grace, she had a case where she could recover at home.  It was early on.

 

I post often about my DH’s nephew, our family hero, a doc who works in a COVID unit outside a city in another state.

We have no ties for favors.  We are ordinary people.  We were fortunate to get the vaccine.  My DH is 80 and I am 76.

 

My fondest hope is that every American who wants one gets a vaccine.  We haven’t had a pandemic for 100 years.  We will hopefully get more money to put into this horrible problem through more mass production of vaccines and getting the vaccine to all.  The J+J vaccine is more wonderful news.  

 

And sharing experiences is helpful and encouraging to people to people who are worried about effects.  I feel deeply that all who want the vaccine should get it.  It’s sad to see Americans pitted against one another,  It never used to be like that.  We are all one.

 

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Glad to see that people are getting the vaccine, but i am not happy with how my state Maine has handled this.

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Re: Social Media and the Covid Vaccine


@Mersha wrote:

I have seen a number of posts on Facebook in the last weeks of smiling people holding their vaccine cards and advising that they were fortunate enough to receive a first or second dose of the vaccine.

 

It seems that some here have started/participated in threads about the same thing.

 

I understand that people are thrilled they were able to do this; however, where I am, it is very difficult right now to even get an appointment anywhere.  Our county is getting very little vaccine for the amount of people who are in need.

 

My question: do you think, knowing of the scarcity of vaccine, it is thoughtless and inconsiderate for those on social media platforms to share their success when so many are in need and desperate to get the vaccine?

 

I am just not understanding the motivation of those who do.  Perhaps I am missing something.

 

What say you?


 

No, it's not thoughtless. They are happy. Be happy for them instead of looking for offense where there is none. 

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Re: Social Media and the Covid Vaccine

Ok, we are happy for them. But my question is---do we need a new thread started every time someone gets their vaccine?   

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First, I don't think it is wise to post the actual card because yes, people can and probably will try to counterfeit that. In today's age of technology, posting any 'personal' or 'medical' documentation just opens you up to fraud. It's reality.

 

If people want to post they got it (without showing the card), great for them! Some people are proud to be vaccinated. Others maybe might not want to scream it from the rooftops, but still get it. Others might be afraid for whatever reason.  Social media is what it is.I take it all with a grain of salt. 

 

Personally I trust the true medical experts, and our current government.  I've gotten both shots.

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Re: Social Media and the Covid Vaccine


@KKJ wrote:

Ok, we are happy for them. But my question is---do we need a new thread started every time someone gets their vaccine?   


@KKJ We have daily new threads about pet health, deer, pretty pictures, who got a package, didn't get a package, something wrong with the forum etc.  Why not?  

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When I posted on Facebook (with a photo) that I was vaccinated and done I know my friends and family were very happy and relieved for me. I am a type 1 diabetic for the past 43 years. They were all very worried for me. I really don't know anyone that would have been envious or mad.

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