Q&A Day 1 Post COVID Vaccine

I received the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine yesterday. (Happy dance). I will try to give detailed updates on my experience and answer questions. The injection itself felt like the flu shot. People have been asking if it felt cold; it did not. The site did not burn or itch at any point immediately or subsequently following injection. It does not itch […]

Thanks, Science… I became the first member of this team to be One COVID Vaxxed Nurse!

Today, 12-18-2020 at 1833, after a 12 hour ER shift, I received the greatest gift that anyone has ever given to me: the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine and I became the first member of this team to be One COVID Vaxxed Nurse! To say that I was excited would be an understatement. I am so proud of the scientists worldwide who […]

Thank you, science…. as another OVN author becomes One *COVID* Vaxxed Nurse

It is with much anticipation and pleasure, I have become the second author to be One *COVID* Vaxxed Nurse. I didn’t know whether or not I would qualify for the initial group, but my institution has specified that ED and ICU staff are the primary groups to receive the vaccine, prioritized by age. I have always had a fear of […]

If I have had COVID-19 already, do I need to get the vaccine and why?

Question from a follower: If I have had COVID-19 already, do I need to get the vaccine and why? The simple answer is yes. Antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 have been shown to decrease over time, with some individuals losing measurable antibodies as soon as 6 months post-infection. While there isn’t a lot of data as to whether the lack of circulating […]

Dear Church: I can’t see Christ through you.

Dear Church: I can’t see Christ through you. I’m a nurse working during a global pandemic and here’s what I see. I see packed auditoriums for festive Christmas programs with almost no masks, and zero social distancing in Missouri. I know what this will mean for my colleagues in the weeks to come. They’ll work feverishly right around Christmas to […]

National Pearl Harbor Day, December 7th

Today marks the 79th anniversary of the Japanese attack on The US naval base Pearl Harbor on Oahu Island, Hawaii. A pivotal moment in US history which helped to bring the US into WWII as an active participant, not just a supplier of arms. This attack was part of a coordinated attack on US and British military posts, including Guam, […]

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