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(Yahoo)   After attending a concert masked, but before vaccine was available to him, 25-year-old otherwise healthy Georgia man catches The 'Rona, gets a double lung transplant, starts GoFundMe for his bills, then finally gets vaccinated. "It's not worth the risk"   (yahoo.com) divider line
    More: Facepalm, Vaccination, Johns Hopkins University, 25-year-old man, Johns Hopkins, Blake Bargatze, 25-year-old told Insider, double lung transplant, GoFundMe page  
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2021-09-26 8:48:24 PM  
Oh Christ, a Fark/Reddit celebratin!

He shoulda died.
 
2021-09-26 9:03:43 PM  
When Cletus Safaris go wrong.
 
2021-09-26 9:08:17 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: When Cletus Safaris go wrong.


Meh, I gave him 20 bucks. He caught it before the vaccine was readily available.
 
2021-09-26 9:21:03 PM  

Lsherm: Oh Christ, a Fark/Reddit celebratin!

He shoulda died.


Well, even though it was before he was eligible, he was vaccine hesitant, and made a rather bad decision to attend a high-risk event, but he did wear a mask.  And came around when it did affect him personally, which is no guarantee.  Close case but I'd say he falls on the right side of the line, so no celebratin here.
 
2021-09-26 9:29:42 PM  
Yeah, no, sucks to be him and I'm glad he may better, but attending any large group anything has been a no go since 4/20 for anyone that would listen, masked or not. You just had to be able to read.
 
2021-09-26 11:04:48 PM  
Two threads where this applies...

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2021-09-27 12:57:00 AM  
I can't tell from the article because they never mention it, but did his lungs look like chewed up bubblegum?

/HEAD ON APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD
//HEAD ON APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD
///HEAD ON APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE FOREHEAD
 
2021-09-27 12:57:03 AM  
Well, there are bigger COVIDidiots out there and least he's pushing a pro vax message now. So he has that going for him, which is nice (not to mention two new lungs). My brother's long time girlfriend is on that transplant list thanks to long haul COVID. She's not a COVIDidiot by any means, but had a job dealing with the public, in Kentucky.
 
2021-09-27 12:57:49 AM  
 mmm yahoo news is your source for news you can trust!
 
2021-09-27 1:00:59 AM  

wantingout: mmm yahoo news is your source for news you can trust!


https://www.reddit.com/r/HermanCainAw​a​rd/
 
2021-09-27 1:01:09 AM  
So when he was wearing a mask, are we talking properly over his mouth and nose, or was that just too much hassle at a (probably loud) concert with the cheering and singing along?
 
2021-09-27 1:11:15 AM  
No idea what subby is on about. LGT a lengthy video about a company that made a giant golden clock and a marble bathtub.
 
2021-09-27 1:11:26 AM  
Florida:

Come on Vacation
End on Probation Ventilation
 
2021-09-27 1:14:27 AM  

Vespers: So when he was wearing a mask, are we talking properly over his mouth and nose, or was that just too much hassle at a (probably loud) concert with the cheering and singing along?


Unless he was wearing an N95, which is designed to make a complete seal around the nose and mouth, it wouldn't have made much difference.

Regular masks are made to prevent people from spreading the virus, not contacting it.
 
2021-09-27 1:20:11 AM  
A Georgia man had to get a double lung transplant after he got COVID-19 in April.
...
He is due to go back to work this week


So what you're telling me is that he found a way to get almost six months off of work.

/Maybe the anti-vaxxers are the sane ones after all!
 
2021-09-27 1:20:29 AM  
What a waste of lungs that could have been donated to a real human being.  All trump/christians are 100% responsible for this waste they have murdered another person who was far more deserving of that donor's gift.

They are are vile filth who need to be mulched.

Perhaps some trump lover can tell us all how this thing's life is more important than a real person.
 
2021-09-27 1:20:50 AM  
Midsommar.... when Dani smiled.
 
2021-09-27 1:23:37 AM  
I will contribute to the lung donor, but not this pylon.
 
2021-09-27 1:24:22 AM  
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2021-09-27 1:34:28 AM  
Isn't this the guy that said he was gonna wait like 10 years to make sure there were no long term side effects?

(Yeah, I didn't click this link...read this one elsewhere earlier in the day)
 
2021-09-27 1:37:47 AM  
I read one note that some people who had Covid plus vaccination have developed a super immunity against Covid type viruses.  Then silence on the subject.  Getting immunity from having had the virus seems a taboo subject, oddly, though it does happen.  Along with  deaths and long Covid, but still, what is...
 
2021-09-27 1:42:11 AM  

Vespers: So when he was wearing a mask, are we talking properly over his mouth and nose, or was that just too much hassle at a (probably loud) concert with the cheering and singing along?


The mask doesn't protect you greatly. It protects others from you. It's the ultimate exercise in selflessness. I'm pretty fit. I am away from my immediate family and really have no one elderly or in obvious poor health in my life. Yet I got a vaccine and wear a mask just because I read The Stand and saw the "Ass Penny" sketch as a kid. I get how exponential growth works and how scary it can be.  Wearing a mask isn't that bad at all and I'm enjoying not getting the flu, a cold or my annual strep throat bout. Asia has been doing it for a long ass time and we should have been doing it earlier than Covid. Our response to this virus has been embarrassing and fark you Australia as well you started out great and now you're blowing it. Funny how  no crazy freedom protests happened when it was "the gays" getting AIDS in the 80s.  Funny how no one really questions the military throwing like 10 shots into new recruits. Funny how we all got vaccinated to go to farking school. All of a sudden it's a problem when all of the dumbest motherfarkers you went to high school with that barely graduated are doing research on facebook with their bare asses on their toilets and feeding off of each other as if they are an elite brain-trust. Idiocracy is happening right now and why aren't we capable of stopping it?

Thus ends my drunken rantings.
 
2021-09-27 1:45:46 AM  

Sum Dum Gai: So what you're telling me is that he found a way to get almost six months off of work.

/Maybe the anti-vaxxers are the sane ones after all!


Yeah hundreds of thousands of them are never going back to work ever again
 
2021-09-27 1:49:13 AM  
Shakin_Haitian: wantingout: mmm yahoo news is your source for news you can trust!

https://www.reddit.com/r/HermanCainAwa​rd/

https://knowyourmeme.com/photos/147031​4-you-are-not-immune-to-propaganda
 
2021-09-27 1:49:37 AM  

SwiftFox: I read one note that some people who had Covid plus vaccination have developed a super immunity against Covid type viruses.  Then silence on the subject.  Getting immunity from having had the virus seems a taboo subject, oddly, though it does happen.  Along with  deaths and long Covid, but still, what is...


Just because you haven't personally seen it in the news doesn't mean it's taboo:
https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/w​r​/mm7032e1.htm?s_cid=mm7032e1_w
These findings suggest that among persons with previous SARS-CoV-2 infection, full vaccination provides additional protection against reinfection. Among previously infected Kentucky residents, those who were not vaccinated were more than twice as likely to be reinfected compared with those with full vaccination. All eligible persons should be offered vaccination, including those with previous SARS-CoV-2 infection, to reduce their risk for future infection.
 
2021-09-27 1:54:07 AM  

Lsherm: Oh Christ, a Fark/Reddit celebratin!

He shoulda died.


Just give it some time...i dont imagine his life expectancy is very high after a double lung transplant.
 
2021-09-27 1:57:26 AM  

Urmuf Hamer: Yeah, no, sucks to be him and I'm glad he may better, but attending any large group anything has been a no go since 4/20 for anyone that would listen, masked or not. You just had to be able to read.


I was dumbass when I was 25.

He wore a mask, and didn't have the vaccine available.
 
2021-09-27 2:53:45 AM  
That's a hard 25
 
2021-09-27 3:19:03 AM  
I'll give him a pass. He was wearing a mask, and the vaccine wasn't available yet. And he's not a nutjob antivaxxer. He just caught the short end of the stick.
 
2021-09-27 3:23:48 AM  

Lsherm: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: When Cletus Safaris go wrong.

Meh, I gave him 20 bucks. He caught it before the vaccine was readily available.


'Although he was wearing a mask, he was not vaccinated at the time.
This is in part because he wasn't eligible for a vaccination yet, but also because he wanted to wait and was worried about the side effects, according to his mother.
She told WXIA: "He wanted to wait until it was out like 10 years or so, kind of like a lot of the population wants it to be out longer."'

Wouldn't have had it anyway.
 
2021-09-27 4:07:55 AM  
Aside from his torn-up lungs, how was he otherwise eligible for a double-lung transplant? Is it because he was 25 and otherwise healthy? I'm sorry, but when I read that it made me think he jumped to the front of a very long line.
Correct me if I'm wrong.
 
2021-09-27 4:11:51 AM  

SwiftFox: I read one note that some people who had Covid plus vaccination have developed a super immunity against Covid type viruses.  Then silence on the subject.  Getting immunity from having had the virus seems a taboo subject, oddly, though it does happen.  Along with  deaths and long Covid, but still, what is...


Covid "super immunity" is a pop media term, not a scientific term. But infection plus at least one dose of vaccination does facilitate a stronger, broader immune response than either one alone.1

1
Abbasi, J. (2021). Study Suggests Lasting Immunity After COVID-19, With a Big Boost From Vaccination. JAMA, 326(5), 376. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2021.117​1​7
 
2021-09-27 4:24:41 AM  
I don't like the idea of Go Fund Me. It seems that it is just another scam.
 
2021-09-27 4:38:46 AM  

cyberspacedout: Vespers: So when he was wearing a mask, are we talking properly over his mouth and nose, or was that just too much hassle at a (probably loud) concert with the cheering and singing along?

Unless he was wearing an N95, which is designed to make a complete seal around the nose and mouth, it wouldn't have made much difference.

Regular masks are made to prevent people from spreading the virus, not contacting it.


N95 with a cloth mask over it ideally. As a high school teacher I feel rather lucky I evaded Covid thus far. Still masking in school while we don't have a mandate here.
 
2021-09-27 5:01:25 AM  
Is the vaccine going to do him much good now? I'd imagine some of his 50 pills a day are powerful immune suppressors
 
2021-09-27 5:55:07 AM  

Huck And Molly Ziegler: Aside from his torn-up lungs, how was he otherwise eligible for a double-lung transplant? Is it because he was 25 and otherwise healthy? I'm sorry, but when I read that it made me think he jumped to the front of a very long line.
Correct me if I'm wrong.


You get priority based on severity. If you need both lungs and are hooked up to a machine to stay alive that moves you up the list.
 
2021-09-27 6:38:54 AM  

T Baggins: SwiftFox: I read one note that some people who had Covid plus vaccination have developed a super immunity against Covid type viruses.  Then silence on the subject.  Getting immunity from having had the virus seems a taboo subject, oddly, though it does happen.  Along with  deaths and long Covid, but still, what is...

Covid "super immunity" is a pop media term, not a scientific term. But infection plus at least one dose of vaccination does facilitate a stronger, broader immune response than either one alone.1

1Abbasi, J. (2021). Study Suggests Lasting Immunity After COVID-19, With a Big Boost From Vaccination. JAMA, 326(5), 376. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2021.1171​7


moothemagiccow: SwiftFox: I read one note that some people who had Covid plus vaccination have developed a super immunity against Covid type viruses.  Then silence on the subject.  Getting immunity from having had the virus seems a taboo subject, oddly, though it does happen.  Along with  deaths and long Covid, but still, what is...

Just because you haven't personally seen it in the news doesn't mean it's taboo:
https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr​/mm7032e1.htm?s_cid=mm7032e1_w
These findings suggest that among persons with previous SARS-CoV-2 infection, full vaccination provides additional protection against reinfection. Among previously infected Kentucky residents, those who were not vaccinated were more than twice as likely to be reinfected compared with those with full vaccination.


Which readers might notice is not the question being asked, but a no doubt good-hearted attempt by T_Baggins to divert to a different and to him more important subject, the effect of being vaccinated when already recovered, versus the laudable effect of a previous case on the results of vaccination.  Or even obscure the fact (noted in the studies) that having had a case gives a longer lasting and broader immunity than the vaccines tested alone, again to support the fact vaccines should be given in any case.

Kind of makes sense to me.  the mRNA vaccines tell your body to make virus spike protein, which the body makes antibodies against. The disease creates other proteins that the body also makes antibodies against.
 
2021-09-27 6:48:59 AM  

Afro Wonderwagon: Lsherm: Oh Christ, a Fark/Reddit celebratin!

He shoulda died.

Just give it some time...i dont imagine his life expectancy is very high after a double lung transplant.


My Mom got a single and got three years out of the new part.  But she was also 69 and not exactly a compliant patient.

His age makes it a little better for him...but a double lung....he's gonna be going through some things.

He got qualified so quickly given the COVID long haul issues -- I'm surprised they went this route.  I hope he listens to his doctors - compliance is key.
 
2021-09-27 6:50:17 AM  
Blake Bargatze from Georgia, who had no underlying health issues

Yet if you GIS him and look at pictures of him before his hospitalization, you find that he was overweight.  Not morbidly obese, but still -- carrying too many pounds.

Being overweight has been the norm for so long, we've apparently forgotten that simply being overweight makes you unhealthy.  Just because you haven't yet required treatment for obesity-related illnesses doesn't negate that.
 
2021-09-27 7:13:57 AM  
Speaking of organ transplants, and grain of salt with this because I have not yet confirmed, I am reading The Year Of The Nurse, written by a very angry COVID ICU nurse, and she says that no one who has had symptomatic COVID is now eligible to be an organ donor.

Maybe this is just a pause while we figure out what it does to the body long term, but this is really, REALLY bad news if its a permanent thing.
 
2021-09-27 7:19:28 AM  

jclaggett: Isn't this the guy that said he was gonna wait like 10 years to make sure there were no long term side effects?

(Yeah, I didn't click this link...read this one elsewhere earlier in the day)


That's him.

He found out the long term side effects of not being vaccinated.
 
2021-09-27 7:20:21 AM  

Lsherm: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: When Cletus Safaris go wrong.

Meh, I gave him 20 bucks. He caught it before the vaccine was readily available.


He went to a concert during a global pandemic, fark him.
 
2021-09-27 7:28:32 AM  

Gyrfalcon: I'll give him a pass. He was wearing a mask, and the vaccine wasn't available yet. And he's not a nutjob antivaxxer. He just caught the short end of the stick.


He was never going to get vaccinated before he caught COVID.

Anyone that says they want to wait 10 years to see if there are any vaccine side effects, are anti-vaxxers.
 
2021-09-27 7:47:50 AM  
Man I miss concerts.

Not enough to go to one, like this waste of donor lungs, but I miss them.
 
2021-09-27 8:13:02 AM  

aerojockey: Lsherm: Oh Christ, a Fark/Reddit celebratin!

He shoulda died.

Well, even though it was before he was eligible, he was vaccine hesitant, and made a rather bad decision to attend a high-risk event, but he did wear a mask.  And came around when it did affect him personally, which is no guarantee.  Close case but I'd say he falls on the right side of the line, so no celebratin here.


Yeah, I had to mark that funny. He didn't get a vaccine, and they gave him a f*cking double lung transplant. He should be dead from his stupidity, and only heroic efforts saved his life, when others who deserved to live died so he could live.
 
2021-09-27 8:17:10 AM  

Lsherm: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: When Cletus Safaris go wrong.

Meh, I gave him 20 bucks. He caught it before the vaccine was readily available.


And yet, knowing how virulent the "Rona was, he went out into an unvaxxed petri dish of crowded, shouting, mostly unmasked yahoos.
 
2021-09-27 8:25:26 AM  
Again for all the people who somehow still don't understand this..

Wearing a mask does not prevent you from catching viruses like Covid. It works by preventing you from spreading the virus once you already have it. And since it can be a few days before symptoms show up, it's a good idea to wear it around people.

Avoiding crowded concerts is the action that would prevent you from catching Covid.
 
2021-09-27 8:34:09 AM  
"He wanted to wait until it was out like 10 years or so, kind of like a lot of the population wants it to be out longer."

No, a lot of the population jumped at the chance to get vaccinated to avoid bubblegum lungs, honey.
 
2021-09-27 8:57:44 AM  
While I really do hope that he's had a sincere change of heart, I wonder how much that's influenced by him now being immuno-compromised for the rest of his life.
 
2021-09-27 9:01:57 AM  
So someone else who needed the lungs was bumped down the list because of him?
 
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