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PostMy Covid Vaccine was Worse than Covid (David Duggan, USA, 11/19/21 2:41 am)
I had the Johnson & Johnson booster (which is actually the same composition and dosage as the original) and have felt miserable for the 10 days since. Last night was the first since the injection I did not use Nyquil to get to sleep with coughs and aches not otherwise explained.
The original shot's effects were worse than the disease which I had an early case of (March 2020). The disease put me out for a few days (I transmitted it to no one); and after the original shot I was out for maybe a week. People ask me why, given my immune system (I'm still CMV negative at 70; most have sero-converted in their 20s) I even had the vaccine, let alone the booster. My response is that it's better to be safe, given the variants. Now I wonder.
I attribute my hearty immune system to having inoculated myself with spiritus fermenti at Dartmouth.
JE comments: One does learn a thing or two at Dartmouth! Must be something about that Granite in the Brain.
Inspired by yesterday's WAIS discussion, I spent an hour at the laptop, trying to line up a booster. Nothing available nearby, so I'll probably wait until after Thanksgiving.
So far, David Duggan is the only WAISer to get knocked down by the booster. I also received reports from Henry Levin, Tor Guimaraes, Francisco Wong-Díaz, and Michael Frank, all of whom felt no ill effects.
Hope you feel better today, David.