There was a city cop that was playing at a home poker game last night. There was a little casual talk about the vaccine. He said he got the Moderna vax. 1st shot, no problem. 2nd shot he said he was in the fetal position for 24 hours. Most of the people that play there regularly are impassioned Trump supporters, on top of just being wonderful people. But they are down with the vaccine. I mean, Trump said it's fantastic.
The man that hosts this game is in his early 40s.
He and the dealer went to high-school together, and know a bunch of people in the area from back in high-school and their partying days.
As the night progressed they periodically
mentioned, " oh, so and so died." " Yeah he wasn't that old, under 50. " "Heart attack." Then "So and so died . Yeah, he had a stroke. He was barely over 40."
Finally, the host stated. "Damn! That's about 5 men I've known a long time that have died in less than 2 weeks. All in their 40's."
I chimed in, "Yeah, it's probably because they got the covid vaccine and developed blood clots or something. "
The room fell somber, and everyone raised their eyebrows. After about 30 seconds one person said, "I think it's women getting blood clots", and we moved on.