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Old 03-16-2021, 05:31 AM
 
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How do you propose that 330m people should be vaccinated? Everyone has their risk tolerance of course, but I think you are overreacting.
Other states they are doing it in smaller clinics and stuff, no reason they can't do that in RI. It's a small state.
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Old 03-16-2021, 05:35 AM
 
Location: The ghetto
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a covid vaccination clinic shouldn't have to be the riskiest thing I've done all year.
Yeah. I've been super careful for over a year now. It feels so wrong to go inside a CVS for a minimum of 15 minutes.
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Old 03-16-2021, 05:41 AM
 
Location: The ghetto
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Moderna is now going to be testing their vaccine on kids (age 6 months to 12 years old).
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Old 03-16-2021, 06:01 AM
 
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Yeah. I've been super careful for over a year now. It feels so wrong to go inside a CVS for a minimum of 15 minutes.

Everyone in the building is wearing a mask. Double up your mask, wear a short sleeve shirt under your coat so you don't have to touch anything to remove clothing, and stand the whole time. That's how I did my flu shot at CVS last fall (except I didn't know double mask yet). That's how I got my COVID-19 jabs at a hospital clinic. I stayed 6 feet from anyone and stood the whole time.
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Old 03-16-2021, 06:42 AM
 
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If someone is generally young and healthy then I also think it's overreacting to be afraid to get vaccinated for fear of getting covid from someone there. I think it would be better if these places were outdoors, maybe some are ? But it does seem a bit much to be so worried at this point.
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Old 03-16-2021, 07:07 AM
 
Location: East Boston, MA
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If someone is generally young and healthy then I also think it's overreacting to be afraid to get vaccinated for fear of getting covid from someone there. I think it would be better if these places were outdoors, maybe some are ? But it does seem a bit much to be so worried at this point.
Maybe for you, but again, everyone has their own risk tolerance. That's not really the point though. The point is that these facilities should be the safest places you can go besides your own home and they're not. We perfected drive-through testing, there's no reason we can't do drive through vaccinations. As the weather warms, outdoor (tented) vaccine sites should be the norm. It doesn't matter how good a job CVS does with their layout, the safety is dependent on the people who are in the building at that particular moment and the people are often not great.
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Old 03-16-2021, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Woburn, MA / W. Hartford, CT
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Yeah. I've been super careful for over a year now. It feels so wrong to go inside a CVS for a minimum of 15 minutes.
I've been as careful as any, double masking at the supermarket of late, and do think this is being cautious to a fault. Everything in life is a balance of risk vs. reward. The reward here, a potential return to normalcy, would seem to outweigh the minute risk.
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Old 03-16-2021, 07:15 AM
 
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There are some people on here who have seemed terrified to do a lot throughout this whole thing. I get the feeling they are probably just very anxious in life, not just during the pandemic.

I think we all knew that the vaccine rollout wasn't going to be easy even before a vaccine was announced. Maybe a lot of it comes down to privilege where people are used to getting things their way right away. I feel sorry for people that are still so unhappy with the way things are right now and afraid to do anything.
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Old 03-16-2021, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Newburyport, MA
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If someone is generally young and healthy then I also think it's overreacting to be afraid to get vaccinated for fear of getting covid from someone there. I think it would be better if these places were outdoors, maybe some are ? But it does seem a bit much to be so worried at this point.
To me, it's kind of self-defeating to say I'm very worried about this disease, so worried that I don't want to get vaccinated because I may catch it.

Just my opinion, but, I think the risks from not getting the vaccine (risks of catching Covid-19 and the risk of having a damaging course of disease) are far greater than the risks from getting the vaccine (the risks of serious side effects and the risks of catching Covid-19 while getting vaccinated).

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Old 03-16-2021, 08:16 AM
 
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To me, it's kind of self-defeating to say I'm very worried about this disease, so worried that I don't want to get vaccinated because I may catch it.

Just my opinion, but, I think the risks from not getting the vaccine (risks of catching Covid-19 and the risk of having a damaging course of disease) are far greater than the risks from getting the vaccine (the risks of serious side effects and the risks of catching Covid-19 while getting vaccinated).

Depends on your age. We have zero long term safety data. I'm 62. The risk assessment of contracting COVID-19 vs some long term problem with the vaccine is pretty obvious. If I were 20, I might have a different answer.
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