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Sat Jul 31, 2021, 05:16 PM

My son, 20, who has been holding out on the vaccine...

…just told me he’s going to get one.

I can’t be more relieved or happier, and he gave me the best (early) birthday present ever.

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Reply My son, 20, who has been holding out on the vaccine... (Original post)
AngryOldDem Jul 2021 OP
ChubbyStar Jul 2021 #1
AngryOldDem Jul 2021 #10
ChubbyStar Jul 2021 #11
lunatica Jul 2021 #2
Ferrets are Cool Jul 2021 #3
Duncanpup Jul 2021 #4
Tree Lady Jul 2021 #5
AngryOldDem Jul 2021 #9
calimary Jul 2021 #18
Tree Lady Jul 2021 #22
Ms. Toad Aug 2021 #29
Tree Lady Aug 2021 #37
paleotn Jul 2021 #6
cayugafalls Jul 2021 #7
MustLoveBeagles Jul 2021 #8
secondwind Jul 2021 #12
Jon King Jul 2021 #13
SallyHemmings Jul 2021 #14
oldsoftie Jul 2021 #15
lark Jul 2021 #17
Prof. Toru Tanaka Aug 2021 #33
oldsoftie Aug 2021 #36
Tommymac Aug 2021 #34
oldsoftie Aug 2021 #35
lark Jul 2021 #16
ripcord Jul 2021 #19
Stuart G Jul 2021 #20
ripcord Jul 2021 #21
Initech Jul 2021 #24
Initech Jul 2021 #23
mcar Jul 2021 #25
riversedge Jul 2021 #26
hurple Jul 2021 #27
Ms. Toad Aug 2021 #28
DET Aug 2021 #30
twodogsbarking Aug 2021 #32
krkaufman Aug 2021 #31

Response to AngryOldDem (Original post)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 05:19 PM

1. Good Lad!

Happy (early) Birthday.

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Response to ChubbyStar (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 05:50 PM

10. Thanks!

He is a good kid…just a little stubborn.

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Response to AngryOldDem (Reply #10)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 05:52 PM

11. I have a 20 year old

I should have named her Stubborn, I understand.

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Response to AngryOldDem (Original post)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 05:21 PM

2. That's actually great news!

It’s damn near impossible to convince young people that they are mortal. Good on your smart kid!

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Response to AngryOldDem (Original post)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 05:27 PM

3. Congratulations

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Response to AngryOldDem (Original post)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 05:34 PM

4. Fantastic

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Response to AngryOldDem (Original post)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 05:36 PM

5. How did you do it?

Can't get my early 20's grandkids to.

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Response to Tree Lady (Reply #5)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 05:49 PM

9. I just brought it up every so often.

If I were on him all the time, he just would have tuned me out. The last few times I told him that Delta was more severe and people his age were getting it. I saw him today and decided to bring it up again. “Have you given any more thought to getting a vaccine?” “Yes. I’m going to schedule it.” Not sure when he changed his tune or why exactly, I’m just glad he did.

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Response to AngryOldDem (Reply #9)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 07:15 PM

18. Outstanding job!

The life you save may be someone you love.

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Response to AngryOldDem (Reply #9)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 08:11 PM

22. Thats what I did to get my husband

To go back to masking again. About every 3 days I would read the local cases and news. When it got real bad and state health guy said to wear masks again even if vaccinated he said he would.

I am not around my grandson so I don't think anyone is reminding him. He lives in an apt in my exes place. The job he has has a lot of cases right now so I am hoping that may change him.

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Response to Tree Lady (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 1, 2021, 12:08 AM

29. My parents made it clear that the only Christmas present they wanted

was for each of their kids/grandkids/great-grandkids to get vaccinated.

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #29)

Sun Aug 1, 2021, 12:47 PM

37. Thats a great idea! Nt

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Response to AngryOldDem (Original post)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 05:41 PM

6. Wonderful!

Tell him a whole bunch of folks he doesn't even know are proud of him too!

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Response to AngryOldDem (Original post)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 05:45 PM

7. Talking to a friend today whose entire family wont get the vaccine...

She has copd and is extremely worried, but nothing she says will convince them...

It is just so sad.

Congratz to you and kudos to your son.

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Response to AngryOldDem (Original post)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 05:48 PM

8. That's great

If only more younger people would follow his example.

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Response to AngryOldDem (Original post)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 06:17 PM

12. My sister FINALLY told me today she will get vaccinated

this week! Am thrilled. We see each other often.

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Response to AngryOldDem (Original post)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 06:48 PM

13. Saying they will do it and actually doing it are vastly different!

As someone who deals with lots of college aged kids, what they say to get you to stop asking and what they do can be very different things.

Hopefully yours will actually do it.

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Response to AngryOldDem (Original post)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 06:50 PM

14. Cheers!

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Response to AngryOldDem (Original post)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 06:56 PM

15. I got this unbelievable nonsense from someone today:

This is a friend of a friend. I havent met him. He comments on FB anytime my friend posts about vaccinations. so i've tried reasoning with him. He's messaged me some ridiculous videos from random people, so i reposted a statement from a well known local doctor, who was also a Trump supporter, telling how this shit is no joke & get your shot. He of course mentions "not approved", so i said "so when it IS approved you'll take it?"
And this is what he sent

"The military will take over before then, i really wish you would get away From Google and Wikipedia.
Look up Fall of the Cabal.
This is not a conspiracy.
Most of our military is supporting Trump.
Look it up, he is still our Commanding Chief.
The knowledge is out there, if you don't keep listening to the propaganda."

THIS is whats out there..

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #15)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 07:03 PM

17. Wow, that is truly NUTZ!

Stay away from them if possible.

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #15)

Sun Aug 1, 2021, 09:06 AM

33. "look it up, he is still our Commanding Chief"


I don't know whether to laugh my ass off or be worried about how many people out there actually believe this.

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Response to Prof. Toru Tanaka (Reply #33)

Sun Aug 1, 2021, 11:55 AM

36. I know. Whats gonna happen with these people?

When NONE of this shit even comes true?
And again, how in the world can an average person think THEY know whats going on but that the people IN CHARGE dont??

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #15)

Sun Aug 1, 2021, 10:42 AM

34. You need to report every post spreading disinformation. Every single time.

It's the only way the platform will possibly take responsibility and reform itself.

Slim odds, I know, but it's all we can do. If enough do it then just maybe there is a slight chance of reform.

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Response to Tommymac (Reply #34)

Sun Aug 1, 2021, 11:52 AM

35. I dont think I could report it since it was a private message.

Since I'm the only one who could see it. I actually DID report one of his earlier public posts on my friend's OP. That one was about vaccines not being tested & containing aborted fetal cells! FB removed it.

I've seen others by other people disappear too, so others are reporting as well

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Response to AngryOldDem (Original post)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 07:02 PM

16. Congratulations, I Know that is a relief to you. n/t

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Response to AngryOldDem (Original post)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 07:30 PM

19. My son whined about it

He has a phobia about shots and is convinced the pain will be horrible, he had a bad reaction to a tetanus shot when he was little, but he finally decided that it would be less painful than having my foot surgically removed from his ass.

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Response to ripcord (Reply #19)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 07:44 PM

20. When I was 20 thought I knew it all...Now, 50 years later, I found out I know very, very little ....

about very, very, very little...

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #20)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 08:02 PM

21. I'm honestly not sure if it was my ex or I who convinced him

My ex found out he wasn't vaccinated and was putting her grandchild at risk and I understand the confrontation wasn't pretty, she went into her protective grandmomma role.

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Response to ripcord (Reply #19)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 08:25 PM

24. I don't like needles either.

But being related to a doctor and hearing first hand reports of how bad this thing is, it was enough to convince me to put aside my fears and do my civic duty!

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Response to AngryOldDem (Original post)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 08:21 PM

23. Excellent!

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Response to AngryOldDem (Original post)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 08:28 PM

25. Yay! Glad for you

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Response to AngryOldDem (Original post)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 08:34 PM

26. Tell him thankyou for all of us

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Response to AngryOldDem (Original post)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 11:08 PM

27. My daughter is 23

And is still unvaccinated. She was going to get it earlier, but her boyfriend got his first, and was one of those few unlucky people who had a bad negative reaction. So, that scared her into putting it off.

She still wants to get it, and is finally getting past the fear... but now she has decided to wait until there is a new vaccine that will also protect against the new variants...

Argh!

Wife and u spent last weekend practically begging her to get what's out there NOW, and worry about a booster later.

But, she is stubborn. Nothing will get her to do something once she has her mind made up.

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Response to AngryOldDem (Original post)

Sun Aug 1, 2021, 12:06 AM

28. My parents asked for kids/grandkids to get vaccinated as a Christmas present to them.

All but one have.

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #28)

Sun Aug 1, 2021, 01:38 AM

30. Bravo!

Brilliant idea! No cost and hard to turn down.

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Response to DET (Reply #30)

Sun Aug 1, 2021, 08:22 AM

32. Guilt is a wonderful thing, eh.

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Response to AngryOldDem (Original post)

Sun Aug 1, 2021, 02:00 AM

31. Just be warned...

… his 1st shot puts him 5 weeks away from being fully vaccinated (assuming a 2-shot regimen), so he needs to continue exercising caution.

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