On Wednesday, February 2 I tested positive for Covid-19 through my local pharmacy’s rapid test protocol. I was reasonably sure, but needed the test to rule out just a common cold. My only symptom was a mega-sore throat. I began quarantining that day and waited for further symptoms. None occurred other than a runny nose the next day. I did not have a fever, fatigue, or overall sick feeling. Nothing else developed and by day 4, I was asymptomatic.
I am triple vaccinated. I attributed my mild case to that fact. Until this wave passes, I have read that with the verilant nature of the Omicron variant, being exposed and contracting it is inevitable.
I have a family member that is a healthcare worker in ER and has been on the front line since the pandemic started. According to her current experiences, people who are hospitalized and dying, from the Omicron virulent, are the unvaccinated.
One of her stories was that one patient would not let her leave his bedside despite the fact her shift was long over. Both knowing that he was likely dying, he kept saying "Please stay, be with me". She did stay until he died later that day. He was unvaccinated. That one got to her.
That was not fake news!
Both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines have full FDA approval. They have joined the ranks of the Polio, Smallpox, and MMR vaccines. They all have undergone the same rigorous considerations and are effective. They are safe. Common sense should rule. Be safe.