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10GaugeNeedles

10GaugeNeedles BSN

Acute Dialysis

Been in nursing for 11years. Medical ICU was my niche. Acute dialysis is my niche. Travel nursing is my jam.

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10GaugeNeedles has 12 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Acute Dialysis.

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  1. 10GaugeNeedles

    Leaving Your Job Due to Mandate

    -a more reasonable source suggesting the same thing here (I'm pretty sure this is where your other source got their info...): "Could some vaccines drive the evolution of more virulent pathogens? Conventional wisdom is that natural selection will remove highly lethal pathogens if host death greatly reduces transmission. Vaccines that keep hosts alive but still allow transmission could thus allow very virulent strains to circulate in a population. Here we show experimentally that immunization of chickens against Marek's disease virus enhances the fitness of more virulent strains, making it possible for hyperpathogenic strains to transmit." https://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.1002198 "The researchers tested whether leaky vaccines could be a potential driver in the evolution of higher virulence in a system where evolution to high virulence of a virus infecting chickens has been rapidly observed since the introduction of vaccines in the 1980s... ....Read and colleagues found that although vaccines reduced the concentration of virus shed by birds, by extending survival, vaccinated individuals shed cumulatively higher amounts of highly virulent virus. Similar results came from individuals that received maternal antibodies: immunity extended survival and increased the amount of the most virulent virus that could then be transmitted to unvaccinated individuals. These highly virulent strains that survived in vaccinated or immune-protected individuals were then shown to be lethal in unvaccinated individuals. The results suggest that disease interventions that aim to prevent disease symptoms without preventing transmission can have dangerous evolutionary consequences and need to be considered in cases with imperfect vaccines." -this isn't covid and we can't assume these results are directly related to human Models as humans and chickens probably don't have the same immune system. However, it does lend credibility to your previous source. It doesn't give any kind of conclusion to the situation but, there's a case to be made for chickens and Marek's disease. I haven't found any suggestion of new research to actually assess this phenomenon in human models.
  2. 10GaugeNeedles

    Leaving Your Job Due to Mandate

    What difference does it make to you? Why address me? I'm the devil apparently. Why associate with the devil? I'm commenting on what I read. Take it or leave it. Go throw rocks at someone else. Nothing but the CDC exists to you. Well I'm the devil. Just put a yellow star on me already. You want to comment on it? Go read it yourself. I said my piece.
  3. 10GaugeNeedles

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    Read through most of it. Intriguing to say the least. A couple things that stands out to me: "stop for a minute and absorb what this means. by turning the vaccinated into essentially perfect carriers of virus, it transformed them into a set of plague rats to infect the rest. a disease so deadly it would burn itself out rapidly becomes one capable of endemic spread so long at there are more vaccinated carriers around. ““Previously, a hot strain was so nasty, it wiped itself out. Now, you keep its host alive with a vaccine, then it can transmit and spread in the world,” Read said. “So it’s got an evolutionary future, which it didn’t have before.” Continued: "your vaccine does not protect me, your vaccine puts me and everyone else at terrible risk and it is not the unvaccinated that need to be quarantined, but rather the vaccinated.they become the dangerous vector and a monstrous amplifier of spread and risk." -I agree with this. But it's like, instead of the vaccine being life saving, it's actually causing worse viral infections outcomes. Thus a bad outcome is made FAR far worst. Yes, the vaccine will protect you, but is like turning the vaccine into a savior of humanity which creates it's own devil. It's an interesting idea. It continues: "the FDA and NIH need to stop playing vaccine salesman and do their actual jobs. they never looked at safety here and they never looked at long term sterilizing immunity. if they pushed a seriously leaky vaccine into hundreds of millions, blame for this new surge lies 100% at their feet. the fact that they are not all hands on deck assessing this issue is a disgrace. there is no higher priority in medicine right now and it’s time to get the politics out of it and let the actual scientists do their jobs. this needs to be studied forensically and it needs to be done right now." This I heartily agree with. The persistent push for vaccination had taken away any possibility of research into alternative hypotheses. It's caused people to hate, blame, and distrust each other. And there's no alternative. The government and official sources are all in on this vaccine. If it's true that leaky vaccines are the CAUSE of things like delta, we will never know it. Because that would be embarrassing to the powers that be. I guess this means everyone really should get vaccinated and we should expect A MUCH higher death count for the unvaccinated than would have happened if we had no leaky vaccine. Nature made it mandatory. I always thought it weird: a vaccine that doesn't stop transmission. I mean seriously...
  4. 10GaugeNeedles

    Leaving Your Job Due to Mandate

    Hey thanks! I'll check em out.
  5. 10GaugeNeedles

    Leaving Your Job Due to Mandate

    To horseshoe. See above. Now you've seen one person. I don't know if that makes a difference. I've seen more than one person. Apparently this is all my fault. So I'm sorry for causing covid. (For the humorless, that was unapologetic sarcasm).
  6. 10GaugeNeedles

    Leaving Your Job Due to Mandate

    It's nice to not feel like I'm shouting at the wind. I like your psych analysis. I won't pull it up cause I can't be bothered, but they are denying using the fear of hospitalization, ICU, ventilator and death as the reason to get vaccinated. I'm like, I can't even at this point. Like I say I'm less hesitant now. I say I'm getting vaccinated. They still treat everything I say like I'm claiming vaccination is bad. 😳🤨🤯. With people like this, what's the point? I've been labeled an anti vaxxer. I guess that's what I am now regardless what I actually think. And they can't even tell they are doing it. I think they need to get their software updated. In any case, here's a study supporting the early use of "horse paste" (I'm using their terminology LOL) aka ivermectin. PS: FULL DISCLOSURE FOR THE HUMORLESS, THE TERM HORSE PASTE WAS USED IN JEST. I DO NOT SUPPORT THE USE OF EQUINE MEDICATIONS FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION. "Moderate-certainty evidence finds that large reductions in COVID-19 deaths are possible using ivermectin. Using ivermectin early in the clinical course may reduce numbers progressing to severe disease. The apparent safety and low cost suggest that ivermectin is likely to have a significant impact on the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic globally." https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8248252/ -So good to know some therapeutics have evidence behind them at this point.
  7. 10GaugeNeedles

    Leaving Your Job Due to Mandate

    I don't understand why nobody understands what I'm saying. Am I saying it wrong? I keep hearing "why are you afraid of the spike protein?" I'm not afraid of the spike protein. I'm not afraid of the spike protein. I'm not afraid of the spike protein. I don't want my own cells to be the target of my immune system.I don't want my own cells to be the target of my immune system.I don't want my own cells to be the target of my immune system. OK? "This vaccine has been shown to be highly effective in clinical trials. The Novavax vaccine is a protein adjuvant. It is simpler to make than some of the other vaccines and can be stored in a refrigerator, making it easier to distribute...While other vaccines trick the body’s cells into creating parts of the virus that can trigger the immune system, the Novavax vaccine takes a different approach. It contains the spike protein of the coronavirus itself, but formulated as a nanoparticle, which cannot cause disease. When the vaccine is injected, this stimulates the immune system to produce antibodies and T-cell immune responses." https://www.yalemedicine.org/news/covid-19-vaccine-comparison -By traditional I mean it just presents the spike protein to the immune system. I don't make it. Thus I'm not concerned about an ongoing spike production factory in my body creating an auto immune response to my cells. I don't know what is so hard to understand about this.
  8. 10GaugeNeedles

    Leaving Your Job Due to Mandate

    I've seen it suggested quite a bit. No it hasn't been said in those words, but the reason to get the vax is cause "ICU, ventilator, death!" The people on blue team, I have yet see so much as acknowledge that a great huge number of people simply aren't in any danger from covid. Every asymptomatic person is not at risk from covid. Delta? Perhaps. So no I'm not concerned about it. My pts however? That's different.
  9. 10GaugeNeedles

    Leaving Your Job Due to Mandate

    You do make some excellent points here. I can't really clap back on anything. And no, not callous, saving typing time. I think allot of it is "the unknown", which can't be strictly "logical". But in any case, I'd prefer a traditional vaccine. I don't want to be part of this new technology trial. I don't think there's anything anyone can say to convince me to be excited about it. I mean, I'll be getting it in a month unless Novavax is out. But that doesn't mean I'm happy about it. Perhaps if I did actually feel concerned about the virus id be more motivated. We simply can't pretend that everyone who gets covid will die or end up on a ventilator ya know? I see that sentiment suggested allot on here. However, I don't want to possibly spread it to my pts which is really my only concern at this point (big reason I'm changing my "fight the authority!" Position). And even if the vaccine doesn't stop transmission, it certainly can limit the time transmissibility is an active risk by resolving an infection more quickly, even if asymptomatic, so that makes sense I suppose. Although, having been forced to dig through studies while on this forum has done allot for helping me understand the real risk, cut down some unknowns if you will. So it's been helpful. GD I wish politics would stay out of healthcare.
  10. 10GaugeNeedles

    Leaving Your Job Due to Mandate

    I'm actually not though. There is a risk profile we aren't acknowledging. Fat, old, chronically ill. Me not one of these, not high risk. Yes some people get sick outside this profile. But let's also remember the huge number of asymptomatic cases. Not everyone is equally at risk. The only reason I'd personally accept the vaccine voluntarily is because my pts are mostly in the high risk category. I'd still not purposely contract covid. With the vaccine I'm purposely "contracting"it. "Proteins galore" hardy har har.
  11. 10GaugeNeedles

    Leaving Your Job Due to Mandate

    Your links simply prove this is an experimental drug. "Then along came covid". I'm not against it per se. I've read all this before. It still doesn't answer the question. Sure it's exciting. Sure it's great technology. But this roll out is essentially a phase 3 trial. I still want to know why they threw all their money into one basket. As the Harvard link says, other vaccines work. Traditional vaccines work and we know how to do it. Why not have them as well? I don't want to be part of a trial especially since I'm low risk of severe covid. I don't even have the option to not make the spike protein on my own cells. This is like telling people "this a great vaccine trial and you may not opt out." No trial is conducted this way no matter how exciting the technology is. Why is it so strange that some of us don't want to be part of a trial, again, no matter great and exciting the technology is? "Keep in mind that all non-mRNA vaccines in use and in development end up putting the Covid spike protein into you, at least the mRNA vaccines don't put other things in your system that don't really need to be there" I'm not concerned about the spike protein. I'm concerned about my own cells MAKING and attaching the spike protein to my own cells. That creates a concern for auto immunity. Traditional vaccines don't do that. They just present the dead virus to the immune system. There's no ongoing production.
  12. 10GaugeNeedles

    Leaving Your Job Due to Mandate

    I've read something along those lines too. I put that study somewhere in here. It tested the antibody production of both covid and vaccine and find them to be equally effective 12 months in. I just don't think an mrna vaccine would necessarily be superior to traditional. Plus with traditional, I wouldn't be making the spike protein.
  13. 10GaugeNeedles

    Leaving Your Job Due to Mandate

    LOL nice! Yeah I'm a full time traveler. Usually live at the hospital when on contract. Diesel is expensive but, can't beat the lifestyle. FINALLY got my recirculating shower to work like I want it to. No complaints.
  14. 10GaugeNeedles

    Leaving Your Job Due to Mandate

    I'm not sure about that. I feel like having exposure to multiple proteins would allow a wide range of recognition and the vaccine being limited to a single protein would be more susceptible to a runaround by a mutation.
  15. 10GaugeNeedles

    Leaving Your Job Due to Mandate

    I live in a bus. LOL
  16. 10GaugeNeedles

    Leaving Your Job Due to Mandate

    That's exactly what confounds me. Other than Novavax nobody state side is even developing a traditional one. It's like they are pushing this "make your own spike" thing on everyone as if they were waiting for the opportunity. What gives you know? I mean at least get the development started so we can have the option for a traditional. Not to mention that technology is well understood by the public. I just don't get it.