Day Two starts off well

I got my second Pfizer shot yesterday, and I had had a mild reaction (lethargy, general weakness) to the first shot, so I was a little worried about this one. And so far, it’s a little worse! Just a little, though.

I woke up at 3am feeling mildly achey, but managed to fall back asleep. And then I slept in until 7am! I never sleep that late. I’m still feeling a few more aches, and my arm is definitely feeling much more sore, but it’s not bad. I have no excuse to shirk going through that massive pile of lab reports that came in last night.

I do have that strange urge to reformat the hard drive on my Linux machine and install Windows, and also upgrade my phone to 5G. I hope I get over those soon.

I was wrong. I got cocky and went for a walk, and my joints caught fire on the other side of town. Meanwhile, Mary is lying flat, whimpering.


  1. kevinv says

    Took about 18 hours for my 2nd moderna shot to knock me on my ass. Woke up with a low fever. It peaked about 102.6 a few hours later and was around 100 for 2 days.

    Headache was worst of it, muscle pain next.

  2. F.O. says

    Bill Gates, that miserable fucker, convinced Oxford to give sole rights of the vaccine to Astra Zeneca

    You know, the incompetent morons that have botched the production and are flailing around while people die?

    How many thousands have died because of him?

    These conspiracy theories are only noise that are covering the actual, blatant shit Gates has done under everyone’s eyes.

  3. Reginald Selkirk says

    I do have that strange urge to reformat the hard drive on my Linux machine and install Windows, and also upgrade my phone to 5G.

    I have heard that a significant fraction of COVID survivors suffer mental deterioration, but this is the first example I have heard resulting from a vaccine.

  4. hemidactylus says

    The soreness is the nanobots routing the cable. The rash 8 days later is them constructing the antenna so they can phone home for further instructions.

  5. birgerjohansson says

    Hemidactylus @ 4
    I get a horrible flashback to Cartman sprouting an antenna disc from his ass.
    F.O. @2
    I knew Bill Gates would be in there somewhere. He has this thing about monopolies and sole rights.

  6. anthrosciguy says

    Interesting with our second doses of Moderna. My gf, who tends toward sensitivity, had a lot of tiredness and random aches and pains. I had my usual no reactions, I thought. I was a bit sleepier than usual for a few days, with decreased appetite, but that fit with our circumstances at the time, a little stressful. But these “unrelated” things for me stopped the exact morning that also marked my gf’s last bad reactions. So I guess I did have a reaction, from around day 2 or 3 for about 5 days or so.

  7. aronymous says

    Judging from the photo in the previous post I believe it’s possible you got an overdose.

  8. blf says

    I slept in until 7am! I never sleep that late.

    It is late, about the time to go sleep, until that horrible Sun thingy crawls back behind the beetle, or under the elephants, or wherever it sleeps for your disc, spheroid, plane, or pile of turtles. About the only lifeforms awake to be soaked in teh dangerous microchip-infused chemrays are reptilians and republicans (not that there is much difference), plus the odd confused vampire, troll (both Internet and cave varieties), and — allegedly — peas (which might explain a lot!).

  9. Mobius says

    After my first shot my arm was a bit sore for a couple of days, but otherwise no side effects. The second shot was a bit different. I woke up achy the next day and was lethargic all day, plus my arm was sore for about 3 days. It has been 2 weeks now, so “Woot!”

  10. DanDare says

    Oz has gone exclusively for the AZ. Trouble with logistics and triage. Then the blood clot thing. So now Fearless Leader has decided no one under 30 years old gets the shot.

  11. birgerjohansson says

    Re. The blood clot thing- I heard on radio they found some common factors with these patients and are optimistic about solving the reason behind it.

  12. blf says

    @12, Two New Studies Point to How AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 Vaccine Is Linked to Blood Clots (this is from Time, so I presume it’s garbled somewhat):

    In two papers published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), researchers in Europe provide the most detailed explanation yet for what is behind the clotting side effects reported among people getting vaccinated with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 shot.

    In both papers, researchers found that people getting the vaccine had higher levels of antibodies directed against a cluster of immune-related cells that the body might form in response to the vaccine. These clusters include platelets, which help blood to clot when you get cut or injured, and the antibodies stick to the platelet-complex and form dangerous clots that can block blood flow in veins and arteries. The researchers are referring to the condition as vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia.


    The AstraZeneca vaccine relies on a modified adenovirus that causes cold-like symptoms in chimpanzees; the chimp virus serves as a vehicle for delivering genes coding for the COVID-19 virus’ spike protein. Whether the clotting side effect, and the platelet-involved mechanism described in the two papers, is related to this vector platform isn’t clear. But it doesn’t bode well for the vector-based technology, which is only approved for use in a rabies vaccine for animals, and not to prevent any diseases in humans (other than COVID-19, of course). “These results cast a shadow on this vaccine and now other vaccines — the Russian vaccine, and Johnson & Johnson — relying on this technology,” says one vaccine expert who did not wish to be identified. “Now all of these will be looked at with higher scrutiny, and they should be.” On April 9, the EMA announced it is currently reviewing Johnson & Johnson-Janssen vaccine after four reports of clots in people vaccinated with the shot […]

  13. says

    @#2, F.O.:

    The decision to give the rights to a for-profit company was also something that’s going to cause an untold number of deaths in the third world, while permitting the disease to go unchecked and mutate into new strains which may or may not be covered by existing vaccines, all for the sake of profit. (The Oxford vaccine, for all its faults, would have free to make, unlike all the others, if it had not been given to Astra-Zeneca, that being the other option Oxford was considering.)

    Of course, the other vaccine companies, and their backers in various first-world governments, also share that blame, but Oxford had the chance to actually help out the majority of humanity, and let Gates talk them out of it.

  14. says

    One of the dubious benefits of being old with comorbidities is earlier eligibility for the vaccine.

    When I got my second shot three weeks ago, I carpooled in with others. There were complaints from the others within the next couple of days about headaches, and mild vertigo, and muscle soreness. I didn’t notice… that’s a fairly good description of daily life.

    Why yes, that beer stein is a quarter full!

  15. says

    I’m sure you’ll be okay in a few days, tops. I know the feeling though, I lost a few days from work to my second shot. You timed it good to have a weekend for the suffering.

  16. gaparker says

    I got my second Moderna shot a week ago 4/3/2021. The first shot just gave me a sore arm for a day or two, with zero more negative side effects. The next morning after my second shot I felt very tired, but by that afternoon I was feeling better. 48 hours after the second shot, I felt no problems whatsoever. I will turn 66 in June and a friend has promised a Vaccinated-Good party for a bunch of us Old Folks later this year.

  17. birgerjohansson says

    The one-shot easily stored Janssen vaccine has the potential to be a blessing for third world countries.
    OT something to read if you are too sore to get up.
    Prince Philip quotes you will not hear the British media discussing

  18. hemidactylus says

    So now most of us will be vaccinated Nibiru is coming soon right? Is that the end game with our nanobot antennae factories? In the words of Maynard Keenan: “ Some say we’ll see Armageddon soon. I certainly hope we will. I sure could use a vacation from this. Bullshit three ring circus sideshow…”

  19. birgerjohansson says

    I was about to comment this, when Swedish TV covered some UFO enthusiasts with fuzzy pictures.
    We badly need vaccines against being gullible.

  20. birgerjohansson says

    Patients suffering from long-term symotoms of COVID experience a reduction of symptoms after vaccination, says researchers in Lund University.

  21. unclefrogy says

    I only remember that my arm was too sore to lay on when I went to sleep and would wake me up. I may have had other symptoms but nothing definite that I could say were from the vaccination a lot of the last year is kind of blurry . The one thing I can say that was related to it was the distinct reduction in my overall stress level and a real shifting to some of the other things I can worry about, some I can actually do something about, There might just be a tomorrow after all!
    uncle frogy

  22. Rob Grigjanis says

    F.O. @2: SOP. Big Pharma takes publicly funded research, then makes a huge profit from it. I think we’re supposed to feel sorry for them because vaccines are a one-off, when they’d rather be milking us for long-term drugs of hugely variable value.

    You’ll know we’re approaching a just society when these fuckers (and other corporations) are hauled up for crimes against humanity. A slam dunk in any fair justice system.

  23. Rob Grigjanis says

    @27: “when they’d rather be milking us for long-term drugs of hugely variable value.”

    Meant to add; while millions worldwide die because they can’t afford the most effective drugs.