SURE-FIRE WAYS TO AVOID COVID VACCINE SIDE EFFECTS

One of the many triumphs of the Government’s response to the Covid pandemic has been recruiting Sir Timbo to the vaccine procurement team.

Buying up short-dated Sputnik jabs cheap (with CAMRA discount vouchers) and re-labelling them as Astra Zenica has enabled us to shoot through the 50-somethings this week.

The Manchester City forum Blue Moon was full of heart-warming stories yesterday.

Mrs RM got her jab at a Sheffield church hall quickly brought back to use; the 45 minute uphill (both ways) to Crosspool probably gave me more protection than the vaccine.

I arrived home to find her celebrations in full flow;

Yes, the Beer 52 box is Belgian this month (you can tell from the bubble in the Tongerlo at the top); with “beer that tastes like beer” it should last till Sunday.

I’d celebrated before and after my dose with fantastic cask from Gorilla of Mexborough via the Gardeners, beautifully decanted here by Glynn;

Actually, I was a bit worried that I seemed to be the only person NOT suffering vaccine side effects 4 days on, and then saw this post on Blue Moon from what I take to be an impeccable source (unicorn, not the i).

Thanks Fiona, I’ll take my chances, as will Mrs RM, who’s just about to kill the vaccine with this slice of cheescake (to make up for the one I had while she was at the dentist).

29 thoughts on “SURE-FIRE WAYS TO AVOID COVID VACCINE SIDE EFFECTS

  1. In the interests of keeping Mrs RM’s reputation, there were 1.5 cans consumed before RM arrived home! No ill effects from AZ vaccine here, maybe I had the placebo?

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    1. “In the interests of keeping Mrs RM’s reputation, there were 1.5 cans consumed before RM arrived home! ”

      Phew! That explains the 5.5 % and the 6% cans. 😉

      Cheers

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  2. Fate has dealt me a good hand on this one for once. Not only is my Happy Jabbaday on Tuesday, meaning last orders Sunday evening can be correctly observed, it’s also a handy three weeks before Timbo cuts the ribbons on his Wethergardens, so I’ll be at peak protection by then. Two weeks of abstinence can only heighten the pleasure of my pint of Ruddles Bitter in the rain next to the waste bins and extractor fan in the cask storage area of a chai bar. Whoop-whoop!

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      1. Trying to get ahead of the game eh! Smart thinking but most likely a southern bias as a two-fingered salute to his chums in Westminster. It’s probably not too late to move house…

        Anyhoo, I understand the Wether-app will open 7 days in advance for coffee orders only, Brexit Britain loves a queue you know…

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      2. I don’t know, never realised it was at the time. Just looked at the history of that Arsenal v Wednesday FA Cup tie the next season, it seems Jack Charlton got to choose Filbert Street for the 3rd, 4th and 5th replays (!) so possibly City got first call back then. You were robbed, apparently.

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      3. Another memory from that year. I was in north London as a 13 year old helping my Dad unload lettuces and he was speaking to a chap at one of the wholesale markets who’d just paid a tout a fiver for a seat at Highbury for the semi-final. £5 seemed an unimaginable amount to me then !

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      4. £5 seems like a lot for a football match ticket in 1977. I can remember being paid £1 an hour in 1978, so the equivalent ticket would be £50 or maybe more like £100+ these days – except that cup football doesn’t have the same importance as it had back then; maybe £5 would be today’s price too! When we played at Carrow Road as a non-league team in the FA Cup 4th round in 2013 I think the whole ground was priced at £5 a seat and was consequently sold out. I was unable to get a ticket so did a pub crawl around Norwich instead.

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      5. £5 would have been 5 x face value for top seat. It was a 50,000 sellout.

        FA cup ties can be a bargain. Think the last game I watched at Hillsborough (coincidentally) was £15 for a FA cup 5th round tie.

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      6. SH,
        The Bank of England’s Inflation calculator has £5 in 1977 as equivalent to £31.77 last year.
        I would NEVER pay £5 for a football match ticket, or for a can of beer, or for a scotch egg.

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  3. “and for two weeks afterwards.” –That’s a tall order; I reckon the only people who follow THAT guideline are people who don’t much care for drink in the first place!

    I’m a bit curious about these half-crushed cans in your photo. Is that a RM household custom? “You haven’t *really* finished a beer until you’ve crushed the can a bit at the end.” 😉

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    1. I agree it’s curious, not me who squashed them. Maybe the recycling bin was full and RM thought he could squish more in that way? 🙂 🙂

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  4. “SURE-FIRE WAYS TO AVOID COVID VACCINE SIDE EFFECTS”

    Don’t get a jab? 😉

    “has enabled us to shoot through the 50-somethings this week.”

    Sigh. Still working on those OVER 90 in British Columbia.

    “The Manchester City forum Blue Moon was full of heart-warming stories yesterday.”

    You’re unicorn, right?

    “I arrived home to find her celebrations in full flow;”

    Definitely side effects. At least two of those are 6% or below!

    “Thanks Fiona, I’ll take my chances, as will Mrs RM”

    Same here! Although, if I time it right this summer, I won’t be drinking for 3 weeks anyway!*

    * – more on that at a later date

    Cheers

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  5. Re the “advice” from Drinkaware, Prof. Jason Leitch, the Scottish Government’s Head of Clinical Stuff, has described this as “complete bunkum” and advised people not to change their habits. Just don’t turn up at the vaccination centre completely blootered.

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    1. I’d heard that before, both the abstinence advice and the refuting. I quizzed the doc when given my jab and she’d never heard of it. Guess which stance I followed? ;o>

      No side-effects of any description for me; I mean, yes, if you poke your arm at the injection site, you can feel it, but randomly pressing parts of my upper arm isn’t something that occurs to me to do very often!

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