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Forum: Other topics 04-13-2021, 07:27 PM
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Posted By Gearhead Jim
Retorque after driving home from the work. ...

Retorque after driving home from the work.
Retorque after 200 miles.
Once per year after that.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-12-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3,145
Views: 147,003
Posted By Gearhead Jim
There was a front page article in the Chicago...

There was a front page article in the Chicago Tribune today about how some of the zip codes in the city with the highest (though still well below herd immunity) vaccination rates, are also zip codes...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-11-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3,145
Views: 147,003
Posted By Gearhead Jim
^^^ Charles Darwin would be pleased.

^^^
Charles Darwin would be pleased.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-04-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3,145
Views: 147,003
Posted By Gearhead Jim
The clinic where we got our Pfizer shots,...

The clinic where we got our Pfizer shots, scheduled us 17 days after the initial instead of 21 days. I asked about that and the orderly (?) said 17 days was acceptable.

After some research on the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-02-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,620
Posted By Gearhead Jim
We have fairly high underlying coverage on our...

We have fairly high underlying coverage on our auto liability, but not extravagant.
2 people/3 cars including a Corvette.
50 miles NW of Chicago.
$2 million umbrella from State Farm costs us...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-29-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3,145
Views: 147,003
Posted By Gearhead Jim
One of our adult daughters lives in Chicago and...

One of our adult daughters lives in Chicago and probably wouldn't get the vaccine for another month or more. There was an article in the local paper about Adams County, around Quincy, having so much...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-21-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3,145
Views: 147,003
Posted By Gearhead Jim
Over the last year, my opinion of the CDC and WHO...

Over the last year, my opinion of the CDC and WHO is that they are usually a day late and a dollar short.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-21-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3,145
Views: 147,003
Posted By Gearhead Jim
Our son-in-law got the J&J 1-dose. He spent the...

Our son-in-law got the J&J 1-dose. He spent the next day in bed and took 3 days to feel almost normal.
They call that "a robust immune response", and he's supposed to be happy about it.
I'm...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-19-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3,145
Views: 147,003
Posted By Gearhead Jim
Last I read, all of the vaccines have been nearly...

Last I read, all of the vaccines have been nearly 100% effective at preventing severe illness or death; so the difference may be less than we think. And as Dr Fauci has said, all of the studies were...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-11-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3,145
Views: 147,003
Posted By Gearhead Jim
I was reading the comments about vaccination from...

I was reading the comments about vaccination from one of the big medical sites (can't remember which one) and they said that if you feel like crap, especially after the second dose, you should be...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-11-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3,145
Views: 147,003
Posted By Gearhead Jim
The "acceptance rate" of people getting...

The "acceptance rate" of people getting vaccinated continues to increase, but still seems to be less than 50%. I'm hearing reports that even the few medical facilities that don't require their...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-07-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3,145
Views: 147,003
Posted By Gearhead Jim
It appears that the Pfizer produced better...

It appears that the Pfizer produced better results than Moderna on older (over 65? 75?) people. Moderna claims that their reduced effectiveness on old folks is probably because their sample of old...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-02-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3,145
Views: 147,003
Posted By Gearhead Jim
Three months from now, one of two possible groups...

Three months from now, one of two possible groups will look like a bunch of idiots-
1. The politicians and citizens who think it's safe to reopen now.
or
2. The press and medical people...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 02-24-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3,145
Views: 147,003
Posted By Gearhead Jim
Thanks for the links and comments. I'm not...

Thanks for the links and comments.
I'm not that optimistic but would love to be wrong.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 02-24-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3,145
Views: 147,003
Posted By Gearhead Jim
I'd be happy to see that happen, but can't...

I'd be happy to see that happen, but can't understand how it would. Given that young people probably won't be vaccinated by then, and something like 30% of the population has expressed some...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 02-19-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3,145
Views: 147,003
Posted By Gearhead Jim
We were aggressive in finding a location an hour...

We were aggressive in finding a location an hour away and took the vaccine the literally the first chance we got.
Although we have been very careful to reduce exposures, every day before vaccination...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 02-18-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3,145
Views: 147,003
Posted By Gearhead Jim
When we got our first Pfizer shot last month, the...

When we got our first Pfizer shot last month, the clinic scheduled us for the second shot 17 days later instead of 21. When asked, they said that 17 was acceptable (4 day window) and they didn't...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 02-18-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3,145
Views: 147,003
Posted By Gearhead Jim
That's a PITA, but... "You gotta be in it to...

That's a PITA, but...
"You gotta be in it to win it!"
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 02-17-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3,145
Views: 147,003
Posted By Gearhead Jim
DW and I got our second shots of Pfizer on...

DW and I got our second shots of Pfizer on Monday. She had just the slight arm soreness as the first time. I had a little more arm soreness, and Tuesday was crummy- tired, stiff, sore everywhere,...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 02-14-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3,145
Views: 147,003
Posted By Gearhead Jim
There was a recent news story about "large"...

There was a recent news story about "large" numbers of state/local health officials suddenly resigning from their positions. It cited the things we know about- too much work, not enough resources,...
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-12-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,644
Posted By Gearhead Jim
Being nice about things can have advantages. I...

Being nice about things can have advantages.
I had worked for a small village for 30 years and my contract allowed them or me to end the employment with no notice.
But they treated me well and...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 02-06-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3,145
Views: 147,003
Posted By Gearhead Jim
That NPR article reads more like the National...

That NPR article reads more like the National Enquirer than serious journalism.

Yes, it's possible we've had that many cases. But most people studying the problem come up with much smaller...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 02-02-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 3,145
Views: 147,003
Posted By Gearhead Jim
Several friends of mine had similar attitudes...

Several friends of mine had similar attitudes about other hazards. I attended too many funerals when I was younger. I've done lots of dangerous things in my life and was rather surprised when I...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 02-01-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3,145
Views: 147,003
Posted By Gearhead Jim
Taking Second Pfizer Shot "Too" Soon?

DW and I got our first dose of Pfizer last week. They scheduled us for the second dose even before the needle went in for the first one.

That would be great, except that they scheduled our second...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 01-26-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3,145
Views: 147,003
Posted By Gearhead Jim
Time Between Covid Shots

Today DW and I got our first Covid vaccine shots. Pfizer.
Pfizer says to get the second shot 21 days later.

The clinic immediately scheduled us for the second shot 17 days from today. They acted...
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