Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog).
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I don’t know if this will help anyone, but in case it does:
When I caught COVID in May of 2020, I noticed that my lymph nodes were swollen and tender, both in my neck and in my armpits, and I think it happened roughly a day before symptoms first hit. I noticed something similar when I got the flu the year before. I suspect that because COVID hits your lungs, the lymph nodes nearest to my lungs would get inflamed.
I don’t know if being vaccinated changes this or not (I presume not, but ya never know).
A GOP, a DEM, and an IND. I guess the covid is nonpartisan.
@Mike in Arlington:
By that measure, I’ve had COVID19 roughly twice a year for about three decades now.
I gave the comment a thumbs up because it honestly made me chuckle. I also read the story earlier this morning. I guess you could also call Covid bi-partisan, in that it is happy to leave its mark on both sides of the political isle. I saw all the headlines Steven linked too earlier this morning, yeah…we are need of a story about a motorist hitting the brakes when they noticed a line of baby ducklings following their mother to get from one side of a road to the other, that type of story would be nice.
Here’s one that will twirl you hair…
Poll: More unvaccinated Americans blame vaccinated Americans for the Delta surge than blame themselves
To me this says that our leaving education standards and funding up to local communities is an abject failure.
Not good news for me on the Covid symptom front. As a patient with both COPD and asthma, all but about 3 of the several listed are always present for me.
@liberal capitalist: At your link 7% of the unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated blame the vaccinated versus 6% who blame the unvaccinated. So the difference there is down into margin of error. What I find confounding is that 25% blame people who don’t mask and take other precautions and 21% blame misinformation. These are the people who haven’t taken the precaution of getting vaxxed, some presumably because of misinformation. But they blame people who don’t take precautions and apparently recognize misinformation. WTF?
Personal responsibility should be tied to consequences.
The Cost Of Being Unvaccinated Just Went Up — Most Insurers Are Passing Costs Back To Patients As Covid Hospitalizations Soar
Another via AL.com: As Cullman prepares for Trump rally, city declares COVID state of emergency
Hope they got Trump’s money upfront.