i hope americans know about the unjust, unfair system that allowed them to get vaccines so early. while young and healthy ppl in the us decide which day of the week is more convinient to get a shot, the majority of the world can’t even secure vaccines for their elders.
it’s not “effort” it’s no “innovation”. its just modern imperialism.
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One patient with a vaccine and one patient without. Version 2—for the crowd that wants specifics without violating patient privacy (these are published cases).
The top picture is of a 47-year-old man who received the Pfizer vaccine and developed COVID19 2 weeks after. He was overweight (BMI = 29), but without any known comorbidities. He had a runny nose, mild body aches, mild cough. His chest X-ray is relatively normal.
The bottom picture is a 50-year-old active female patient without obesity and not on medications. Her chest X-ray shows diffuse opacities, consolidations in both lungs with lung damage (all the fluffy white), and a pattern that looks like the worst feared complication of COVID19—acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). She needed intubation, mechanical ventilation, and ECMO (extra-corporal membrane oxygenation) – the most life support we can offer.
The mRNA vaccines are effective at preventing severe disease and death— even with the Delta variant. ICUs are starting to fill up with COVID19 patients again. This post was to emphasize that the vaccines are ~95% effective at preventing case 2 from happening. Of course, there are also mild cases of COVID in unvaccinated individuals.
Black lung tissue on the X-Ray is where the oxygen you breathe in gets into the blood. All the fluffy white is where the oxygen cannot get into your blood because of infection/inflammation, that’s essentially what ARDS is and the goal of mechanical ventilation/ECMO is to protect that damaged lung tissue and get the oxygen into your bloodstream and to your brain, heart and other organs.
Hey everyone, so you know organizations like UNICEF and whatnot that allow you to buy the kind of gifts where you donate mosquito nets or something in a person’s name? Well a lot of those organizations will let you donate vaccines, as it turns out. Like, right now on UNICEF’s site, providing 100 polio vaccines to kids in need is 19 USD. And I’m not saying you should buy it and then send a card to an anti-vax relative saying you’ve provided lifesaving vaccinations in their name, but actually that’s exactly what I’m saying
Staying healthy and helping others to stay health are both Jewish values.
If you are a minor and your parent(s) is(are) an anti-vaxer(s) and you live in Pennsylvania, DC, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Arkansas, Idaho, or Oregon, you are legally allowed to get vaccinated without their consent.