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2021-07-23 7:01:45 PM  
And my mask stays on for that and other reasons.

I haven't had a cold or flu for at least the last year and a half. I ain't never going back to catching colds and flus from strangers all the time. If I'm in a public place inside with strangers from now on I mask up.

If that triggers some dumb asshole, all the better. I'm from Jersey, I'll shove it right back in their face.
 
2021-07-23 7:22:13 PM  

mongbiohazard: And my mask stays on for that and other reasons.

I haven't had a cold or flu for at least the last year and a half. I ain't never going back to catching colds and flus from strangers all the time. If I'm in a public place inside with strangers from now on I mask up.

If that triggers some dumb asshole, all the better. I'm from Jersey, I'll shove it right back in their face.


I'm with you. Ain't got time for being sick, stayed home enough in the recent past, not trying to extend that.
 
2021-07-23 7:58:53 PM  
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2021-07-23 8:27:03 PM  
Caught a cold last week and I've been miserable since then. Been coughing too and its like very deep. I'm scared its gonna turn into pneumonia.
 
2021-07-23 10:49:13 PM  

lolmao500: Caught a cold last week and I've been miserable since then. Been coughing too and its like very deep. I'm scared its gonna turn into pneumonia.


Won't help you right now, but there are two excellent pneumonia vaccines, with a third in the works.  I get every single vaccine my provider offers. I'm pushing 70 and haven't been sick in over two decades.  Pulled muscles, messed up knees, etc etc, but not sick.
 
2021-07-23 11:02:50 PM  

mongbiohazard: And my mask stays on for that and other reasons.

I haven't had a cold or flu for at least the last year and a half. I ain't never going back to catching colds and flus from strangers all the time. If I'm in a public place inside with strangers from now on I mask up.


Then you will never build up an immunity to mild cases so that when a stronger variant does get to you, you will have a severe, possibly deadly, reaction instead of just the sniffles for a few days. Hope you have made out a will.
 
2021-07-23 11:08:03 PM  

Alien Robot: mongbiohazard: And my mask stays on for that and other reasons.

I haven't had a cold or flu for at least the last year and a half. I ain't never going back to catching colds and flus from strangers all the time. If I'm in a public place inside with strangers from now on I mask up.

Then you will never build up an immunity to mild cases so that when a stronger variant does get to you, you will have a severe, possibly deadly, reaction instead of just the sniffles for a few days. Hope you have made out a will.


That's ridiculous.
 
2021-07-23 11:55:39 PM  

lindalouwho: Alien Robot: mongbiohazard: And my mask stays on for that and other reasons.

I haven't had a cold or flu for at least the last year and a half. I ain't never going back to catching colds and flus from strangers all the time. If I'm in a public place inside with strangers from now on I mask up.

Then you will never build up an immunity to mild cases so that when a stronger variant does get to you, you will have a severe, possibly deadly, reaction instead of just the sniffles for a few days. Hope you have made out a will.

That's ridiculous.


you will need to open a second box of kleenex, tho. think of the cost.
 
2021-07-24 12:32:33 AM  

lindalouwho: Alien Robot: mongbiohazard: And my mask stays on for that and other reasons.

I haven't had a cold or flu for at least the last year and a half. I ain't never going back to catching colds and flus from strangers all the time. If I'm in a public place inside with strangers from now on I mask up.

Then you will never build up an immunity to mild cases so that when a stronger variant does get to you, you will have a severe, possibly deadly, reaction instead of just the sniffles for a few days. Hope you have made out a will.

That's ridiculous.


That's the way immunity works. Ask any of the pre-Columbian North American peoples who numbered in the millions in 1491. They had no immunity to the many illnesses that caused super easy infections, barely an inconvenience, to the Europeans, but killed the natives in the millions.

It's also the way vaccinations work. Get cowpox, a minor infection, have immunity when exposed to smallpox, a deadly killer. It's how vaccinations were discovered. Why do you deny the science? Are you a science denier?
 
2021-07-24 6:41:47 AM  
Here's how to tell if it's COVID.
Get farkin' tested! Every time! Idiots!
 
2021-07-24 6:51:12 AM  

mongbiohazard: And my mask stays on for that and other reasons.

I haven't had a cold or flu for at least the last year and a half. I ain't never going back to catching colds and flus from strangers all the time. If I'm in a public place inside with strangers from now on I mask up.

If that triggers some dumb asshole, all the better. I'm from Jersey, I'll shove it right back in their face.


They call you Bruce!!
 
2021-07-24 6:53:17 AM  

Alien Robot: mongbiohazard: And my mask stays on for that and other reasons.

I haven't had a cold or flu for at least the last year and a half. I ain't never going back to catching colds and flus from strangers all the time. If I'm in a public place inside with strangers from now on I mask up.

Then you will never build up an immunity to mild cases so that when a stronger variant does get to you, you will have a severe, possibly deadly, reaction instead of just the sniffles for a few days. Hope you have made out a will.


Theres some meat in that as Lincoln would say.

Kids who play outside and in the dirt have stronger immune systems than indoor kids
 
2021-07-24 6:53:51 AM  

lindalouwho: Alien Robot: mongbiohazard: And my mask stays on for that and other reasons.

I haven't had a cold or flu for at least the last year and a half. I ain't never going back to catching colds and flus from strangers all the time. If I'm in a public place inside with strangers from now on I mask up.

Then you will never build up an immunity to mild cases so that when a stronger variant does get to you, you will have a severe, possibly deadly, reaction instead of just the sniffles for a few days. Hope you have made out a will.

That's ridiculous.


Nope

See post above
 
2021-07-24 6:57:51 AM  

Linux_Yes: lindalouwho: Alien Robot: mongbiohazard: And my mask stays on for that and other reasons.

I haven't had a cold or flu for at least the last year and a half. I ain't never going back to catching colds and flus from strangers all the time. If I'm in a public place inside with strangers from now on I mask up.

Then you will never build up an immunity to mild cases so that when a stronger variant does get to you, you will have a severe, possibly deadly, reaction instead of just the sniffles for a few days. Hope you have made out a will.

That's ridiculous.

Nope

See post above


The poster did not say that he's never had a cold in his whole life, now did he?

/ silly wabbit
 
2021-07-24 10:48:28 AM  

lindalouwho: Linux_Yes: lindalouwho: Alien Robot: mongbiohazard: And my mask stays on for that and other reasons.

I haven't had a cold or flu for at least the last year and a half. I ain't never going back to catching colds and flus from strangers all the time. If I'm in a public place inside with strangers from now on I mask up.

Then you will never build up an immunity to mild cases so that when a stronger variant does get to you, you will have a severe, possibly deadly, reaction instead of just the sniffles for a few days. Hope you have made out a will.

That's ridiculous.

Nope

See post above

The poster did not say that he's never had a cold in his whole life, now did he?

/ silly wabbit


Ive read that the immune system is like an army.  It needs practice to stay strong.  But if it gets overrun then its adios amigos.  I would think colds are great practice and dont usually kill the host
 
2021-07-24 2:27:29 PM  
I went to a supermarket health clinic for a covid test and described my symptoms: a sore throat and a persistent cough, but no fever or shortness of breath. I had gotten fully vaxed back in April. The nurse practitioner who was running the clinic said that was pretty common, and insinuated there was something going around. The test came back negative.

That was almost 2 weeks ago, and I'm still coughing a little.
 
2021-07-24 5:13:36 PM  

Alien Robot: lindalouwho: Alien Robot: mongbiohazard: And my mask stays on for that and other reasons.

I haven't had a cold or flu for at least the last year and a half. I ain't never going back to catching colds and flus from strangers all the time. If I'm in a public place inside with strangers from now on I mask up.

Then you will never build up an immunity to mild cases so that when a stronger variant does get to you, you will have a severe, possibly deadly, reaction instead of just the sniffles for a few days. Hope you have made out a will.

That's ridiculous.

That's the way immunity works. Ask any of the pre-Columbian North American peoples who numbered in the millions in 1491. They had no immunity to the many illnesses that caused super easy infections, barely an inconvenience, to the Europeans, but killed the natives in the millions.

It's also the way vaccinations work. Get cowpox, a minor infection, have immunity when exposed to smallpox, a deadly killer. It's how vaccinations were discovered. Why do you deny the science? Are you a science denier?


Cool story bro. But that's a child's version of how it works. Running around exposing yourself to everything all the time doesn't necessarily make you healthier in direct proportion to your exposure, and being exposed to pathogens brewed up over thousands of years in an entirely different biome isn't the same thing as limiting one's exposure within your own biome.

But you go on and lick all the public toilet seats you want, I'll keep my mask on thank you. I don't want your stray snot particles, you seem to like ingesting other peoples' so you have fun with that.
 
2021-07-24 5:29:14 PM  

Linux_Yes: lindalouwho: Linux_Yes: lindalouwho: Alien Robot: mongbiohazard: And my mask stays on for that and other reasons.

I haven't had a cold or flu for at least the last year and a half. I ain't never going back to catching colds and flus from strangers all the time. If I'm in a public place inside with strangers from now on I mask up.

Then you will never build up an immunity to mild cases so that when a stronger variant does get to you, you will have a severe, possibly deadly, reaction instead of just the sniffles for a few days. Hope you have made out a will.

That's ridiculous.

Nope

See post above

The poster did not say that he's never had a cold in his whole life, now did he?

/ silly wabbit

Ive read that the immune system is like an army.  It needs practice to stay strong.  But if it gets overrun then its adios amigos.  I would think colds are great practice and dont usually kill the host


Son, you're misinterpreting the little bit of information that you have. But you do you. Me? I'm trying to live the rest of my my life with as little need for doctors and medicine as possible, so I'll continue on with the facts available. From the experts, that is.
 
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