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“The bulk of vaccinated deaths are among people who did not get a booster shot.”
I have older folks in my family who got the original shots but decided the boosters were a bridge too far and don’t understand that boosters broaden the response to provide some protection for the new variants that aren’t so good a match to current vaccines. One had to go to the hospital for treatment and got pretty bad before he recovered. They wanted to give him monoclonal antibodies but none were available. Luckily he survived.
We had an older family member die last fall before boosters were available. Relatives found him. He wasn’t in a hospital.
It happens, unfortunately. But the numbers should still swing mostly to unvaccinated as vaccination still keeps most out of the hospital. But the elderly are still somewhat vulnerable. It’s why masking, distancing, and vaccination is still important because it helps protect them.
Meanwhile, it’s the younger unvaccinated getting hit by covid dying now too. And it’s important to remember that the metric of life or death leaves out a lot of suffering after getting covid and “surviving”. QT is a great example. Her health is ruined and she will always be an invalid or at least have a tremendously reduced quality of life.
And then there’s hospital bills. Vaccinated usually don’t even need to go to the hospital but lots of unvaxxed rack up crippling debt with their visits.
I’m scheduled to get my 2nd booster on Monday. Damn straight I’ll be getting it and any subsequent boosters too. Vaccination saves lives, time, and money.
I’m closing in on the 4 month mark of my 4th dose, wanting the 5th greenlit asap. Many with autoimmune got their 4th shots in December. I had to wait for mine a tad. I’m worried the efficacy is fading just as a new surge is rolling in. Sick people all over. My local area is now medium risk. Worse, though, is behavior of people. They seem fine with sprawling germs all the fuck over. No common sense or common decency.