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The Covid-19 Thread: News, Preparation Tips, Etc

vevster

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Kanky

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Another obese metabolically unhealthy person.
Yep. Like about 70% of American adults and 20% of children. :ohwell: But this woman was stupid too. She could’ve looked at the actual studies on the vaccine, but instead she went with Facebook meme logic. I feel sorry for her children and for anyone that she infected while being unvaccinated in the healthcare field.
 
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Crackers Phinn

Either A Blessing Or A Lesson.
^^^ It’s hard to muster up sympathy for people who actually work in the field… IJS
My patience is razor thin but somebody pointed out to me that it’s possible to become a RN in some parts of the country in a year with a certificate from an ITT Tech kind of school. Meanwhile I thought being a RN meant a step below medical school.

After first hand experience with my friends sister who is both a RN and antivax hotep, I have had to adjust my expectations.
 

Peppermynt

Defying Gravity
It's only a matter of time before these various mutations combine into the lottery winning Covid variant. You know, the one that zombifies anyone who catches it. My ex and I used to play this video game called "The Last of Us" where the zombies infected others by pushing out spores into the air that passed along the infection. Why do I feel like we are living the preface to that story?

I've pretty much given up on this country's will and ability to survive this. I hate feeling this way, but I'm going to start spending my step-kids' inheritance. :giggle: May as well enjoy myself before it all comes tumbling down. :nono:
 

Kanky

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My patience is razor thin but somebody pointed out to me that it’s possible to become a RN in some parts of the country in a year with a certificate from an ITT Tech kind of school. Meanwhile I thought being a RN meant a step below medical school.

After first hand experience with my friends sister who is both a RN and antivax hotep, I have had to adjust my expectations.
I was wondering why over 95% of doctors are vaccinated but a lot of nurses are following advice from the memes they saw on Twitter. This explains a lot.
 

Everything Zen

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I can already see what I’m working with over here with people I know and love trying to work with their limited educational outcomes asking me “Which is bigger a kg or an atomical mass unit?” :look:
….Trying to intellectualize the justification for not wearing masks by comparing them to how you can still smell a fart through jeans because they don’t understand the size of Covid viruses vs cells vs droplets and how a mask can stop them.

Then said person was BIGLY hurt when I told him this “complex science” that was over his head was taught in a basic HS chemistry/biology class. Yet they want scientists to explain why masking works but the basic education system failed them a long time ago.

These people walk among us. :sad:
 

Black Ambrosia

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I know it’s bad news for Biden and may end Harris’ presidential aspirations but I’m ready for them to lock ish down frfr. Not China style but one step shy of martial law. Pay everybody to stay home who can’t work from home and finally get this thing under control. I don’t care that the “freedom lovers” and “patriots” will act a fool. They been doing that and it’s taking out the hospital system. How many people have to die before people with the power to do something make the hard decisions?
 

Black Ambrosia

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I can already see what I’m working with over here with people I know and love trying to work with their limited educational outcomes asking me “Which is bigger a kg or an atomical mass unit?” :look:
….Trying to intellectualize the justification for not wearing masks by comparing them to how you can still smell a fart through jeans because they don’t understand the size of Covid viruses vs cells vs droplets and how a mask can stop them.

Then said person was BIGLY hurt when I told him this “complex science” that was over his head was taught in a basic HS chemistry/biology class. Yet they want scientists to explain why masking works but the basic education system failed them a long time ago.

These people walk among us. :sad:
I laughed at this but it’s really sad AH.
 

oneastrocurlie

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It's only a matter of time before these various mutations combine into the lottery winning Covid variant. You know, the one that zombifies anyone who catches it. My ex and I used to play this video game called "The Last of Us" where the zombies infected others by pushing out spores into the air that passed along the infection. Why do I feel like we are living the preface to that story?

I've pretty much given up on this country's will and ability to survive this. I hate feeling this way, but I'm going to start spending my step-kids' inheritance. :giggle: May as well enjoy myself before it all comes tumbling down. :nono:

I know of that game, which is being turned into a movie lol
 

oneastrocurlie

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I know it’s bad news for Biden and may end Harris’ presidential aspirations but I’m ready for them to lock ish down frfr. Not China style but one step shy of martial law. Pay everybody to stay home who can’t work from home and finally get this thing under control. I don’t care that the “freedom lovers” and “patriots” will act a fool. They been doing that and it’s taking out the hospital system. How many people have to die before people with the power to do something make the hard decisions?

This is pretty much where I am.
 

Crackers Phinn

Either A Blessing Or A Lesson.
I know it’s bad news for Biden and may end Harris’ presidential aspirations but I’m ready for them to lock ish down frfr. Not China style but one step shy of martial law. Pay everybody to stay home who can’t work from home and finally get this thing under control. I don’t care that the “freedom lovers” and “patriots” will act a fool. They been doing that and it’s taking out the hospital system. How many people have to die before people with the power to do something make the hard decisions?
Unfortunately, we're past the time that could be done without significant bloodshed. There's not enough cops to enforce it which means the military would have to be brought in and the optics on that are not what anybody wants. Ironically, Trump actually could have pulled off a shutdown between March 2020- June 2020 with his big dumb useless :moon: but I digress.
 

Crackers Phinn

Either A Blessing Or A Lesson.
Mayor London Breed is doubling down on being "strong in her wrong".

San Francisco Mayor London Breed is defending herself after flouting the city's indoor mask mandate, criticizing "fun police" for raising questions about her recent appearance at a live concert where she was seen dancing and posing for photos without a mask on.

In video shared on social media, Breed, a Democrat, was seen last week dancing and singing along during a concert at San Francisco's Black Cat nightclub, where members of the R&B group Tony! Toni! Toné! were performing. In one video, a maskless Breed can be seen dancing for more than a minute without a drink or food in hand, and photos show her posing maskless with attendees and some of the artists.

"Don't feel as though you have to be micromanaged about mask wearing. Like, we don't need the fun police to come in and try and micromanage and tell us what we should or shouldn't be doing. We know what we need to do to protect ourselves," Breed told reporters on Friday when asked about the episode at a news conference.

"No one has been more conservative about protecting themselves than I have, not just because I want to set an example, but because I don't want to get Covid," she added.

Though the city implemented an indoor mask mandate last month for all residents -- regardless of vaccination status -- that says masks can be removed during some activities, including "while actively eating or drinking," the mayor appeared to clarify the rules during her defense last week.
"I was eating and I was drinking and I was sitting with my friends and everyone who came in there was vaccinated," she said. "No, I'm not going to sip and put my mask on, sip and put my mask on, sip and put my mask on, eat and put my mask on," she told reporters. "While I'm eating and I'm drinking, I'm going to keep my mask off."

When San Francisco's health officers implemented the indoor mask mandate in early August, they did so in conjunction with the health officers from Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Mateo and Sonoma counties and the city of Berkeley. At the time, the officials pointed to the highly contagious Delta coronavirus variant, which was causing a spike in new Covid-19 cases in the region.

Breed is not the first California Democratic official to make headlines for violating their own Covid-19 guidance. Last year, Gov. Gavin Newsom attended an unmasked birthday dinner at the elite Napa Valley restaurant The French Laundry while urging Californians to stay home and avoid gatherings outside their households to stop the spread of Covid. Newsom, who later apologized for attending the dinner, went on to survive a recall election last week that was instigated in part by the imbroglio.

Breed herself went to a party at the French Laundry the day after Newsom's, though she didn't violate the specific Covid protocols governing the area in which the restaurant is located.
"No one has been more conservative about protecting themselves than I have, not just because I want to set an example, but because I don't want to get Covid," she added.

I literally watched her huffing and puffing while dancing with her mouth wide open in a small room full of people with no mask on. Hopefully, she won't get Covid but I have a feeling that if she did and that video didn't exist she'd be the first one talking about how she doesn't know how she got it because of being so diligent with mask wearing and distancing.

Much like people with multiple kids that swear that their birth control failed, I'm having real difficulty believing people about how covid just slipped through the mask they allegedly wear every time they go out.
 

Kanky

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I know it’s bad news for Biden and may end Harris’ presidential aspirations but I’m ready for them to lock ish down frfr. Not China style but one step shy of martial law. Pay everybody to stay home who can’t work from home and finally get this thing under control. I don’t care that the “freedom lovers” and “patriots” will act a fool. They been doing that and it’s taking out the hospital system. How many people have to die before people with the power to do something make the hard decisions?
The people who are dying want to be dead tho. That’a why they didn’t take the vaccine. I don’t blame Biden for being like “may the odds be ever in your favor,” and letting it play out. These folks won’t listen even if there is a lock down.
 

Black Ambrosia

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The people who are dying want to be dead tho. That’a why they didn’t take the vaccine. I don’t blame Biden for being like “may the odds be ever in your favor,” and letting it play out. These folks won’t listen even if there is a lock down.
I’m vaccinated and it won’t do me a darn bit of good if I’m hurt in a car accident and the hospitals are overrun.
 

Crackers Phinn

Either A Blessing Or A Lesson.
I have seen the phrase "death cult" being used to describe anti-maskers/anti-vaxers and I thought it was dramatic but maynnnnnnn.

I think that being the sole mask wearers in a place this small (pic from Yelp) isn't particularly safe so the manager did them a favor in telling them to leave.
 

Crackers Phinn

Either A Blessing Or A Lesson.
Even though I feel some kind of way about getting a booster less than a year from the original vaccine, right about now I'm far more ready to skip the line to get one sooner than I was to get the initial shot.

BTW - American's sound weird saying jab. Shot and jab both sound so violent though.
 

Peppermynt

Defying Gravity
Heard about this yesterday. Their Yelp Q&A page is a hoot!!!! :lachen:

 

Everything Zen

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Meh… I’m side-eying the hell out of them bc why are y’all out in these COVID streets with an immunocompromised baby at a bar where no one else is wearing masks as if y’all two masks was gonna save the child.
 

Kanky

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Meh… I’m side-eying the hell out of them bc why are y’all out in these COVID streets with an immunocompromised baby at a bar where no one else is wearing masks as if y’all two masks was gonna save the child.
Yeah they need to stay home until this mess is over. If their baby dies of Covid those people will say that it was because the baby was fat and probably liberal.
 

naturalgyrl5199

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Our district is 100% in person with a k-8 online school, which is no longer taking students. At a virtual town hall meeting tonight, all parents wanted to know was what solution the district has if it gets worse. I know these folks are determined to keep schools open so the majority can keep going to work. Meanwhile babies keep getting sick.
Its a horrible situation with untenable choices.

So many women--well parents left the workforce in 2020 when we thought things were the worst it will ever be. But here we are. They've been trying to trickle back into the workforce and still experiencing categorical poverty. Like, they are technically homeless despite living with friends or a relative. Its not their home. This economy depends on 2 things: 1) People working 2) People buying stuff and spending money.
Period. I really feel bad for shift workers, and lower income earners who work 40-50 hours or multiple jobs to stay afloat.....And who have the jobs where you HAVE to be present at the workplace to DO the job.

And every other day, I see another parent upset because they have to either go leave without pay, burn precious vacation time, or work from home because a kid has to quarantine. Its been a never-ending cycle.

I know a mon who's kids have been on quarantine more than they've been IN school since early August. School started here on August 11th.
 
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