Italian woman accidentally given six doses of COVID-19 vaccine

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Or…

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Yes, from the article that’s what happened.

Bad first day on the job for that jabber.

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Not this?
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Thats what i initially thought, but:

Five empty syringes implies many seperate doses applied not at the same time…

They were still empty syringes, unused syringes.

Not used and empty.

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Oh okay, i get you. Makes a LOT more sense now :slight_smile:

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It was awkward phrasing, it took me a second to parse too.

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She becomes a Marvel superhero.

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She becomes Coronawoman - able to spot asymptomatic virus shedders at a hundred paces, able to throw a mask from there and have it land perfectly over their nose and mouth, with the loops perfectly over the ears.

Like all superheroes, she is lauded by many and reviled by others.

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An Italian Marvel superhero, which means everyone reacted like this:

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I actually work (occasionally) at a vaccine clinic, and have been trained in drawing up medications for all sorts of reasons. It makes no sense at all that they would draw up 6 doses into one syringe, and then try to redistribute those doses into other syringes. That’s not how you are supposed to do it.

This person failed basic nursing medication handling, safety and dispensing.

Before giving any medication, you check the dose. The dose for Pfizer/BioNtech is 0.3ml. The dose for Moderna is 0.5ml. (I have not given Jannsen or AZ, but the doses for those are 0.5ml as well per a quick google. I have no idea on Sputnik, as the chances of me giving that vaccine asymptotically approach zero).

The syringes used are generally, but not always, 1cc total. Sometimes 3cc. You should notice the difference between 0.5cc and 3cc in a 3cc syringe - - a little bit in the syringe versus the whole syringe. This is beyond a reasonable mistake.

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I heard that Italian Spiderman was directed by the son of Adolf Hitler. The same Adolf Hitler last seen jumping out of a window after being foiled to army his army with superior gold weapons from his Morocco casino.

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Sounds like a sleep deprivation error. No doubt every healthcare worker in Italy is running on fumes after over a year of nonstop crisis.

(ETA: Hopefully she won’t turn into a potted plant.)

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But the sheer volume…

I’ve got to wonder if it wasn’t reconstituted properly (only using one dose’s worth of liquid). If not that’s one voluminous injection.

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Isn’t it rather routine when determining the potency of vaccines that recipients get given fairly random quantities until they find out what is the minimum quantity required to produce the desired effect? That implies that some people receive rather more than needed. I’m sure that they do animal trials and try to make a guestimate, but they must also make human trials - so routinely volunteers would be “overdosed”.

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So I’m curious. When she comes back for the 2nd shot in three weeks, does she need six more?

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I’m glad you asked because I was confused to. There is a big difference between unused and empty, and used and empty!

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