How has the coronavirus affected your personal life?

RD.

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Our hospitals in my home Province don't have the beds, or the staff.
 

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my point being that if my wife and I had gone to the hospital we almost assuredly would have been admitted and taken up two beds. Instead we stayed home rested and recuperated
 

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The kinds of specialists who are needed to care for sick COVID patients aren't typically found in small and rural hospitals. Surges of COVID patients overwhelm the large hospitals which means that hospitals down the line (and even EMS) can't send the really sick patients they normally do to the large hospitals.

Nursing, especially during COVID, is brutal work. Add to it that opportunities abound for nurses to leave their normal jobs and become traveling nurses (at 2-3 times the pay) and you've got a formula for shortages.

why is there such a staff shortage in the medical field?
 
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The kinds of specialists who are needed to care for sick COVID patients aren't typically found in small and rural hospitals. Surges of COVID patients overwhelm the large hospitals which means that hospitals down the line (and even EMS) can't send the really sick patients they normally do to the large hospitals.

Nursing, especially during COVID, is brutal work. Add to it that opportunities abound for nurses to leave their normal jobs and become traveling nurses (at 2-3 times the pay) and you've got a formula for shortages.
Hello; one reason for staffing shortages is those who refuse the shots are being fired.
 

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So chris rock announced that he had covid after getting the vaccine earlier this year and the impression is that he is fairly ill. Obviously this is one case but it seems like the number of these cases are continuing to grow. Which again seems to lend more credence to what several prominent virologists have been saying would occur.

This interview was back in April and again the world he predicted is coming true. I think this interview explained it better, at least to me, then the work he has been publishing on his website. At least it made it easier to grasp the concepts he is proposing.

 

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While I appreciate that people like Jeff want to second-guess decisions like whether people who have recovered from COVID should get vaccinated, this is a decision that our most learned experts have already debated - with full access to all of the relevant data (as well as random Youtube videos). And they decided that the benefits outweigh the potential risks.
Hello; Well we are on record with our views on this. I still say those who have recovered on their own have good enough immunity and do not need to risk the shots. You side with the notion they do.
There are some current studies and information to support my point of view on this. Such was posted on this thread not too long ago. They are already posted.

The other thing is the basic logic of how the shots work. The shots do not give any disease protection themselves. The shots take over our body cells protein production by substituting the instructions for how to make modified copies of virus spike protein in place of what the cell would normally be doing. The cells then use the instructions of the shots to make the partial virus protein. All the shots do is to get the instructions (mRNA) into a lot of body cells.

Once the body cells have made lots of virus protein spikes, those modified virus spikes are seen by our body as invaders. That is where the immune reaction from the shots start. It is the person's own immune response which makes the antibodies specific to those modified virus spikes. The shots do not make any antibodies at all. Not a single antibody. The persons immune system does the heavy work.
Thing is that is exactly what the immune system does when someone actually catches the wild virus. The virus is seen as an invader and the body starts up an immune response. So in both it is the human body which actually makes the immunity.

The advantage of a vaccine has been that the immune system get triggered to make an immune response without having to be ill from the virus. Those millions who were unlucky enough to catch the virus and endure the illness also got the same sort of immune system reactions as the vaccine. So what I have been looking for is some mechanism that makes the shots better than the natural immunity.

One thing I have found is one of the modifications made to the mRNA instructions apparently forces the cells to make a much larger number of the virus spike protein copies. Apparently the large number of such protein copies results in a large amount of antibodies. Not saying this is the only difference.

Another thing may be the shot virus spike proteins are not exactly true copies of the actual virus. That the mRNA shots have this slight difference perhaps in the hope they will cover more variations of the virus. This appeared to be hinted at in the two links I posted recently.

I find it of interest we can discuss the details of how beneficial bacteria work in aquariums but cannot for something like this virus.
 
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