Real Time Pandemic Tracker

As with most vaccines, effectiveness declines over time. The annual flu shot really is only effective for 6 to 8 months. But since flu is seasonal, we get the shot once a year.

Sadly, COVID-19 seems not to be seasonal. So I expect a twice a year shot that includes protection against the latest mutants.

Unvaccinated people are a breeding ground for mutations. Sigh.

Even protection offered by catching the virus degrades over time.

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I got my Pfizer booster (3rd shot) about a month ago. I know six people who were fully vaccinated and got COVID. A few of them got it kind of bad (trip to the hospital, long recovery, still feeling off after several weeks, etc.) and recovered. The rest weren’t too bad off. I’m healthy but I do not want to chance getting or spreading it to my family. I’m still laying low-just work, groceries, swimming laps. Positivity started to really drop here but is now surging again so still waiting on getting a haircut (BTW I now look like Cousin It :rofl:)

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FDA and CDC are expected on Friday to announce a recommendation for boosters for all vaccines for everyone 18 and older, 6 months after your last shot.
EDIT: they announced it. So go get boosted!

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I’m in the same country but different area. I open that page OK. (Using the Edge “Canary” edition)

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@SnowHike - I have taken to using a mirror and a personal grooming kit meant for beards and whickers. LOL. Careful use of the varied “trimmer” depths and a small bit of scissors work actually gives a decent result. I give myself a “touch up” whenever the neckline hair gets too long or the “around the ears” hair is bugging me. :slight_smile:

My in-person haircuts may decrease a lot even after we are more “safe.”

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@Clemm -I tried cutting/trimming it myself :rofl: Watched a bunch of you tube videos and stood infront of the mirror with the scissors, caught my finger, got a bandage, tried again, hair wasn’t quite long enough to bring it forward where I could see it well, didn’t quite go as planned. Now my “bangs” are down to my chin! St least I should be able to get the bangs in the ponytail soon. Maybe now that it is long I may give it another go or see if the trimmer like you mentioned works on the ends.

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Having to give up myself. I used YT in my first two cuts and was really ready to do it right. Turned out nice. By the 3rd and 4 th I gave up. My hairdresser is vaxxed, I’m vaxxed, we will both wear a mask. Gotta get some professional help! :grin:

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I haven’t had a haircut for two years. I look like I did in 1969, only greyer, and more wrinkly.

I quite like the look - but other people hate it.

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Maybe change your name to “Harry” - - just a thought.
:grin:

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I haven’t had one in about 20 now… :laughing:

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The red scribble is mine. :grin:

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