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Senate Pandemics in the Age of Globalization: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Discussion: See OP Warning

Discussion in 'Community' started by Darth Punk , Jan 21, 2020.

  1. Lowbacca_1977

    Lowbacca_1977 Chosen One star 7

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    Well, I've received my reimbursement for the COVID vaccine. So I didn't have to fight for it beyond filing.

    Of course, I could also afford to be out a few hundred bucks for a while.
     
  2. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 9

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    A. Few. Hundred. $. [face_hypnotized]
     
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  3. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Chosen One star 7

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    Just out of interest, how much is a regular flu vaccine over there (US)?

    'Cause I just had mine privately (i.e. not covered by NHS) for just under £20.
     
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  4. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 9

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    Probably a lot more than £20.
     
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  5. Lowbacca_1977

    Lowbacca_1977 Chosen One star 7

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    Well, technically it came in just shy of a few hundred. 190.99.

    And a flu vaccine was, I think in the neighborhood of $65 last year when I had to pay for that out of pocket (i'd wanted to get it at the same time as i was getting a covid shot, and the COVID shot was easier to get by going with somewhere outside my health insurance provider.
     
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  6. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Chosen One star 7

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    Crumbs.

    The £20 I had to dish out was actually a significant price hike from £17 last year (and £15 the year before).
     
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  7. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin (2007-2023) - She Held Us Together star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    My flu shot a couple of weeks ago was free due to age (over 65). Guess there are some advantages to being an oldbie!
     
  8. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    Under my insurance the flu and COVID vaccines have always been free.
     
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  9. Darth_Duck

    Darth_Duck Chosen One star 5

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    Flu shots and Covid shots are free in Nova Scotia
     
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  10. Luke02

    Luke02 Chosen One star 6

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  11. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 8

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    It depends on your insurance basically.
     
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  12. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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  13. DarkGingerJedi

    DarkGingerJedi Chosen One star 7

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    If we don’t look directly at the virus it can’t harm us….

    Continues to sip on Mai Tai.
     
  14. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 9

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    Give it a firm handshake and you're immune.
     
  15. Vaderize03

    Vaderize03 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    And yet if polls are to be believed, he has not–insignificant support among quite a bit of the electorate.

    Stupidity, indeed.
     
  16. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 9

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    Are any of you in the US, out of say morbid curiosity, seeing what's coming out of the covid inquiry over here? Turns out Johnson can out-do Trump for arrogance and stupidity.
     
  17. Vaderize03

    Vaderize03 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    No, I hadn't heard. What's UK-Trump got to say?
     
  18. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 9

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    At one point he showed his medical advisers a YouTube video of a guy blowing a hairdryer up his nose and asked them if doing this cured covid.

    He also saw covid as "nature's way" of getting rid of old people.
     
  19. Vaderize03

    Vaderize03 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  20. Darth_Accipiter

    Darth_Accipiter Force Ghost star 6

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  21. Jedi Merkurian

    Jedi Merkurian Future Films Rumor Naysayer star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Same.
     
  22. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Chosen One star 7

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    I meant straight up, as if you're uninsured. For cost comparison.
     
  23. Luke02

    Luke02 Chosen One star 6

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    @Darth_Accipiter It appears that it's just a mix of a few things flying around like it was last winter here, but I agree with the WHO and a bunch of countries, including the US. They need to be more open about it.

    @Mar17swgirl And honestly, it just depends. For the flu shot, it can be $25-90, depending on what shot it is and where you get it. For COVID, it's about $120-140 out of pocket.

    That price is utterly insane, particularly for the COVID shot since a bunch of shots are going to be thrown out since they sent the vast majority of them to pharmacies but had no idea that many insurances are now staying that you need to go to your primary doctor for it or intermediate care place within your network that gives them. Like our kids all got theirs at their doctor's office while we went to an intermediate care place about 15 minutes from our house to get our COVID shot. It wasn't bad as we only waited a few minutes to get it, as we were in and out of there quickly. But it was a pain trying to get an appointment that worked with our schedule, and keep in mind we live within walking distance of two pharmacies, including one that is not even a true half mile from our house. And we are friends with the head pharmacist at one of them. She admitted they are begging people to come in and get them but understands many people cannot because of insurance reasons. So you have a situation where hospitals/health care providers are constantly running low on them, but pharmacies cannot give them away due to insurance stupidity.

    I should also add that my wife and I emphasized preventive care, IE being updated with your shots, so we were willing to drive the kids to the doctor's office and then go to intermediate care for ours, particularly since neither one was a far drive. But other people are not willing to do that or unable to. They will go to the local grocery store and get it but not to someplace that takes them out of their way as they are unable and/or don't want to. You hope this will be settled next year better. I am hoping too that the COVID and flu shot are mixed next year as my understanding is our districts will offer it next year for free so we don't even have to leave work to get it.
     
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  24. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval Head Admin & TV Screaming Service star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    I am doing Boris-level preventive care and just spraying Cillit Bang everywhere.
     
  25. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 9

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    Word is ghost pepper chilli is really effective as an anti-covid measure, must be taken nasally.