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(Gizmodo)   Were you vaccinated and still got the Omicron variant? Well, we've actually got some good news for you   (gizmodo.com) divider line
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2022-05-17 9:47:44 AM  
This is wonderful news. I got rona'd back in January about 3 weeks after my booster... I wondered what effect that combo would have on my immunity going forward.

Also good news because I'm going to be traveling a lot for work over the next 6 months, and while I will still be masking... can't say the same for everyone else. A little extra peace of mind is very welcome.... I'd really rather not get the thing again.
 
2022-05-17 9:59:48 AM  
I don't think I've ever caught it, but I haven't had reason to test myself either. Vax'd and double-boosted. Most likely if I did get infected, it would be asymptomatic anyway.
 
2022-05-17 10:09:09 AM  
Covidmon, can you catch all the variants?
 
2022-05-17 10:14:55 AM  
So a case of "what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger" actually working.
 
2022-05-17 10:16:39 AM  
If you're multiply-vaccinated and when you catch it it's basically a light cough and a booster against future infection, then honestly I can't possibly be bothered anymore.

Hooray for vaccines. Far as I'm concerned we're pretty much done here. The anti-vaxxers  are welcome to continue dying in summer/winter waves. The rest of us can get back to normal.
 
2022-05-17 10:23:06 AM  
I really wish there was an easy at home method to know what varient one caught.

But considering how absolutely mild my symptoms were last week, and how quickly I tested negative (6 days from + to -) I have to assume I had the Lrrr varient. Double J&J vaxxed and yeah, the cough was rough the first day, but some Robitussin knocked that back. Then some Sudafed for the sinuses and ibuprofen for the fever / aches. I was feeling quite fit after 3 days.
 
2022-05-17 10:26:26 AM  

GregInIndy: If you're multiply-vaccinated and when you catch it it's basically a light cough and a booster against future infection, then honestly I can't possibly be bothered anymore.

Hooray for vaccines. Far as I'm concerned we're pretty much done here. The anti-vaxxers  are welcome to continue dying in summer/winter waves. The rest of us can get back to normal.


I'm vaxed, boosted (Pfizer), started symptoms last night.

Light cough my ass.

Muscle chills, fever, bad cough, blocked sinuses. Can't imagine if I was unvaxed
 
2022-05-17 10:26:29 AM  

GregInIndy: If you're multiply-vaccinated and when you catch it it's basically a light cough and a booster against future infection, then honestly I can't possibly be bothered anymore.

Hooray for vaccines. Far as I'm concerned we're pretty much done here. The anti-vaxxers  are welcome to continue dying in summer/winter waves. The rest of us can get back to normal.


Of course those anti-vaxxers are still costing the rest of us money for their stupidity and using up resources.

Then there's the immunocompromised, who haven't had much choice in the matter.
 
2022-05-17 10:34:28 AM  

natazha: I don't think I've ever caught it, but I haven't had reason to test myself either. Vax'd and double-boosted. Most likely if I did get infected, it would be asymptomatic anyway.


Vaxxed and double boosted too. The worst I've had has been a sore throat. I didn't break out a test kit for that. I did have a pretty serious flu in February 2020 but that matched symptoms of the normal flu better.
 
2022-05-17 10:52:26 AM  
I continue to test negative, and I am not interested in catching COVID again just for this result, but I wonder if this means they could make an old fashioned dead virus vaccine out of Omicron (I assume that is easier than an mRNA vaccine) for people who have already been vaccinated and boosted.
 
2022-05-17 11:07:23 AM  
Moderna vaxxed and boosted and got the 'Rona about a month after my booster right as Omicron was hitting its stride so I think but not sure I had that variant.

It was a mostly mild case.  The shiatty thing was that it hit right as I was helping my Mom move.  So lots of physical activity and for four hours of one day I was totally wiped out but that went away as fast as it manifested after eating a big lunch.

One quirk was the week I was positive my appetite was crazy.  I constantly had the munchies and was eating twice the amount of food at meals.  Perhaps my body reacting to the infection.  I noticed this because normally I'm not a big eater or snacker, a kids meal will fill me up at meal time normally.

Which leads me to believe I caught it a second time a couple months later after being in extended close contact with two family members who shortly after had positive PCR test.  I didn't get a test that time and just quarantined but my appetite went nuts again.

I'm a firm believer the vaccine worked and will boost again when eligible.
 
2022-05-17 11:10:48 AM  

FarkingSmurf: One quirk was the week I was positive my appetite was crazy.  I constantly had the munchies and was eating twice the amount of food at meals.  Perhaps my body reacting to the infection.  I noticed this because normally I'm not a big eater or snacker, a kids meal will fill me up at meal time normally.


dude, I gained 10 pounds when I had it. Still working that off... :(
 
2022-05-17 11:18:19 AM  
what super immunity might look like

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2022-05-17 1:44:06 PM  
Hah.

I took this screenshot from my Google News feed last night because of the abject ridiculousness it represented...


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Which is it, people...
 
2022-05-17 1:54:20 PM  

greggerm: Hah.

I took this screenshot from my Google News feed last night because of the abject ridiculousness it represented...


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Which is it, people...


Both can be, and are, true.

Welcome to immunology.
 
2022-05-17 3:08:37 PM  

greggerm: Hah.

I took this screenshot from my Google News feed last night because of the abject ridiculousness it represented...

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Which is it, people...


I chuckled when I saw it too, but the first is talking about being a booster, the latter is talking about being a vaccine.  A little different.
 
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