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AZDuffman
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December 8th, 2020 at 11:06:48 AM permalink
Quote: ChumpChange

I don't know about that. There's plenty of over-the-air channels in the big cities, just not cable news. A lot of people are cutting the cord and getting some kind of streaming TV deal and pay the cable company for the internet only.

Millions of phone subscriptions in China lapsed in the first few months of this year.



73% of homes still have cable. And lots of those who do not have $500 are driving cars above their means.
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ChumpChange
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December 8th, 2020 at 11:11:26 AM permalink
If you bought a nice car in good times and it's now hard times, appearances are deceiving. Go to a miles long food line and it's all cars instead of all push carts.
mcallister3200
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December 8th, 2020 at 11:28:48 AM permalink
Consumers unquestionably have stupid habits when it comes to cars and phones on the whole. You can get a totally reliable Civic or Corolla that will last forever for 7-13k but people buy a 40-60k vehicle that’s value plummets the moment they drive it off the lot on payments when they don’t even have more than 10k.

If you have the money to completely cover it and choose to finance it that’s completely different and just how you choose to spend your money. If you don’t have 1k in the bank and are buying a 1200 phone on payments or buying a 40-60k vehicle without having 6+ months living expenses put away you’re just being irresponsible and asking for problems at some point.
DJTeddyBear
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December 8th, 2020 at 12:09:54 PM permalink
Quote: LVJackal

I propose productive years of life saved as a baseline. Therefore with a life expectancy of 81 years...

I’m pretty sure productive years and life expectancy are two very different things.




Quote: ThatDonGuy

... Pardon me for sounding like an episode of M*A*S*H, ...

Is it the episode where, facing that kind of ‘who should live?’ kind of thing, Col. Blake says something like, “I don’t know Pierce. I have a lot of trouble with these kinds of decisions.”
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December 8th, 2020 at 5:45:15 PM permalink
I got the vaccine shot yesterday, as part of a trial. 50-50 maybe I did, maybe I got saline.

Based on lack of certain symptoms at the moment of injection / and presence of certain symptoms after and today, it would seem that I got the real thing, but who knows - maybe placebo effect or just a coincidence that I woke up with a headache and experienced the other minor side effects. I will say that if I got the real thing the symptoms are quite mild, for this particular vaccine.

I believe there is a way for me to find out if I received the real thing, by having my own antibody blood test done in a month, besides the one that the trial will conduct, but, I'm not sure if I will go that route, because I think if I have the antibody test all that independent lab will do is call me up and say I am Coronavirus positive, right?
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March 12th, 2021 at 4:35:28 PM permalink
Several European countries have now halted the Astra Zenica vaccine due to blood clots.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/03/11/europe/astrazeneca-vaccine-denmark-suspension-intl/index.html
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March 15th, 2021 at 1:38:30 PM permalink
My doctor called me this morning and wants me to come in for the vaccine this week. It really is not my turn yet according to the Nevada guidelines. I am in my 30's with "conditions". I figured I was still a month away from my turn. Doctor says because I have had issues with my covid experience, a heart related complication last summer and lingering longterm issues with fatigue, that he wants me to get it now rather than later. I am not sure how I feel about this, although I agreed to come in on Wednesday. Feels like I am cheating and jumping the line.
rsactuary
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March 15th, 2021 at 2:02:15 PM permalink
Based on what you've shared with us, I say you are NOT jumping the line at all.
rxwine
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March 15th, 2021 at 2:02:16 PM permalink
Quote: kewlj

My doctor called me this morning and wants me to come in for the vaccine this week. It really is not my turn yet according to the Nevada guidelines. I am in my 30's with "conditions". I figured I was still a month away from my turn. Doctor says because I have had issues with my covid experience, a heart related complication last summer and lingering longterm issues with fatigue, that he wants me to get it now rather than later. I am not sure how I feel about this, although I agreed to come in on Wednesday. Feels like I am cheating and jumping the line.



I might be wrong, but I thought it was perfectly within the guidelines for a doctor to recommend vaccinations for higher risk individuals. In other words, it’s not jumping the line.
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AZDuffman
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March 15th, 2021 at 2:10:10 PM permalink
Quote: darkoz

Several European countries have now halted the Astra Zenica vaccine due to blood clots.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/03/11/europe/astrazeneca-vaccine-denmark-suspension-intl/index.html



IOW, those of us in no hurry to get it are looking better.
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