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An Aussie redditor has launched a website that dings every time there’s a Pfizer vax appointment available at one of Sydney’s big clinics or vaccination hubs, allowing people who are eligible but struggling to find themselves a time to lock in their jab.
Covid Queue was launched last week by redditor handshakerefuser (who also gifted us the spectacular Scomo Simulator game last year) after they struggled to book in a Pfizer appointment anywhere in Sydney.
Once they’d realised how much of a clusterfuck it was to get that initial jab, they decided to try and make things a bit easier for other eligible Sydneysiders trying to get themselves jabbed, too.
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In early February this year, on her YouTube channel “The Hangry Woman,” Mila Clarke Buckley shared her positive experiences taking Ozempic, an antidiabetic medication taken via weekly subcutaneous injection that was first approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2017.
After two months on it, she recounted, her too-high average blood sugar level (the defining characteristic of diabetes) had steadily declined, her constant and intrusive cravings for food had gone away, and she began to lose weight consistently. But she also, like many users, experienced a week or so long bout of gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea and constipation once she moved up to a slightly higher dose, which was almost enough to make her stop taking the drug.
Buckley stuck through the initial turbulence, though, and in a six-month update video,she called it a wonder drug that finally helped her lower her blood sugar — a years-long frustration that she had discussed in earlier videos. In the comments of both her videos were curious onlookers and Ozempic users who backed up her claims of newfound success in managing their diabetes and losing weight.
“After I started taking it, it was almost immediate. I dropped like eight pounds within two months doing nothing differently. So for me, this was awesome, because I’ve always had trouble with this,” Buckley, an author, speaker, and blogger who largely talks about her experiences with diabetes on her channel, told Gizmodo over the phone. “But it’s really interesting that it’s working in this way. Both for weight loss, which is always something that I wanted for myself — my doctor’s never said that I have to lose weight — and then to also have it be something that was helping with my diabetes management.”