In which I get boosted, and the world Juniors gets iced by om-nom-nomicron.

So. good–if only for me–news first. I am now considered fully vaccinated plus (*). They stuck me two days ago, and I waited until now just in case it resulted in spectacular forms of crap–dose number 2 pretty much ran me over, so I was preparing. Fortunately, dose number 3 seems to have been kinder to me–the only evidence I’d been stuck is the expected arm soreness where they stuck me. I will of course blame the vaccine should I develop cold symptoms tomorrow, as one does.

Now, the crap news–and again, screw you, Covid. the day after I rule myself relatively safe from immediately inconveniencing side-effects, the world Junior tournament of Hockey gets whacked by Covid. the move was a smart one, but dammit Canada was killing it! I actually managed to catch a couple of those games and was looking forward to clearing my schedule for a couple more. The olympics can go to hell, but I mean we might be seeing some of these guys playing pro in a couple years, if they’re not already, so I always look forward to seeing what they’ve got. Still, like I said, the move itself was logical, but screw you, Covid.

(*): Two doses is still considered fully vaccinated (at least today) in Ontario, but I imagine once a significant chunk of us are boosted that’ll change. though as the pharmacist who stuck me pointed out, we can’t keep doing vaccines every 6 months or so. There’s got to be something else, though neither he nor I had a freaking clue what that something else might be.

Now, off to install my first version 3.0 software update.

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  1. In some parts of the world they’re already trying out 4th doses. Like dude. The swelling hasn’t even left your arm from the 3rd one yet. Simmer down a tich.

    I think best case scenario is probably the Covid shot becoming an annual deal the way the flu shot is now. Some years that’ll go better than others depending on how well the educated guessing goes, but it’s a hell of a lot more sustainable than whatever this is we’re doing now.

    1. You have no idea how bad I want to say you’re wrong. I won’t, because damn. But I want to.

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