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2021-08-13 3:21:11 AM  
Wear a mask everywhere you go

The only thing really that anyone can do by themselves

Get the vaccine if ya havent already, and if/when the boosters come out, get those, too.
 
2021-08-13 4:54:26 AM  
We've all lost our patience with the plague rats by now.

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2021-08-13 5:40:44 AM  
Keep yourself safe, most of the cretins will die off.
 
2021-08-13 7:25:35 AM  
Cellophane.  Cover yourself and all of your loved ones in Cellophane.

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2021-08-13 8:09:24 AM  
Keep yourself and your friends and family safe and wait for the plague rats to die off. Then reap the harvest of their estate sales.
 
2021-08-13 8:15:10 AM  

cman: Wear a mask everywhere you go

The only thing really that anyone can do by themselves

Get the vaccine if ya havent already, and if/when the boosters come out, get those, too.


additionally, we could put plastic bags over their heads.
 
2021-08-13 8:26:16 AM  
The stupid people want COVID.  Maybe we can set up an area where they can all contract the disease away from the rest of society.
 
2021-08-13 8:38:50 AM  
With the ending of indoor restrictions in the UK I've gone from wearing a face mask to protect you to wearing a FFP3 rated mask to protect me from your virus-breath.
 
2021-08-13 8:45:53 AM  
We?  I can do it fine.  I just need to live in one of those horrible liberal bubbles where everyone is vaccinated.  It's not like I'm getting in my car and driving out to the Heartland to Reach Out to Real Americans to hear their half-baked ideas about suffocation by mask and sterilization by vaccine.  I'm already safe.
 
2021-08-13 8:46:39 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: The stupid people want COVID.  Maybe we can set up an area where they can all contract the disease away from the rest of society.


Florida?
 
2021-08-13 9:40:29 AM  
Stay home curled up in the fetal position. Just to be sure.
 
2021-08-13 10:26:10 AM  
I don't know but I ain't asking slate
 
2021-08-13 10:41:32 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: The stupid people want COVID.  Maybe we can set up an area where they can all contract the disease away from the rest of society.


That would be Sturgis.
 
2021-08-13 10:43:15 AM  
If you're vaccinated, you're as safe as you can be.  If you want to mask for an additional layer of protection from a possible breakthrough infection, go for it.
 
2021-08-13 11:24:28 AM  
Time has a way of taking care of a lot of things....
definitely going to thin out the Republican Party.
Possibly raise the IQ of the nation in the long run.
 
2021-08-13 11:35:56 AM  
no health care for the un-vaxxed
 
2021-08-13 11:42:03 AM  

The Crepes of Wrath: If you're vaccinated, you're as safe as you can be.  If you want to mask for an additional layer of protection from a possible breakthrough infection, go for it.


Thanks. Don't mind if I do.
 
2021-08-13 11:42:40 AM  

I Love You You Pay My Rent: Stay home curled up in the fetal position. Just to be sure.


Fark is not your personal erotica site.
 
2021-08-13 11:57:27 AM  

cman: Wear a mask everywhere you go

The only thing really that anyone can do by themselves

Get the vaccine if ya haven't already, and if/when the boosters come out, get those, too.


I would add, Look into anti-personnel defensive systems.

Backed up by a big dog.
 
2021-08-13 12:10:53 PM  
Back on August 1, some friends of mine were in town for a few days.  I was delighted to see them - it's been a helluva long time.  Of course, they're fully vaccinated, as are all of us here.

Well, they insisted on dragging me with them to go into DC to see the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History (against my better judgement and my arguments against).  Fine for them - they live by themselves, and if they want to take risks, that's their concern.  But I live with three other adults, one of whom is a lady in her early 80s who just had her gall bladder out and would be coming home from the hospital soon.  I wasn't anxious to go mix in with a crowd of drooling, mouth-breathing tourists from god knows what infected pestholes and then come back to my family.

But in the end, I went.  We took Metro downtown (it was Sunday morning, not too crowded).  The Hall of Fossils was busy but not overly full.  When we hit the Gems and Jewelry Exhibit, that place was packed like a sardine can.  After about two minutes I bailed.  I told them to enjoy themselves and stay as long as they wanted, but I was going to wait outside on the front steps.

I should *never* have gone on that damn trip, but it's now almost two weeks, and no COVID symptoms have shown up, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed and hoping I got lucky.

(And Momma is home from the hospital, and is doing fine).
 
2021-08-13 12:13:36 PM  

headslacker: Time has a way of taking care of a lot of things....
definitely going to thin out the Republican Party.
Possibly raise the IQ of the nation in the long run.


We can but hope.
 
2021-08-13 2:32:08 PM  
Mask up.  Eventually, we'll get to the point where it'll be necessary to swing a bat at anyone unmasked who gets within range.
 
2021-08-13 3:16:46 PM  
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2021-08-13 5:34:05 PM  
Do what I do and don't leave the house.
 
2021-08-13 8:54:43 PM  

The Crepes of Wrath: If you're vaccinated, you're as safe as you can be.  If you want to mask for an additional layer of protection from a possible breakthrough infection, go for it.



That's not how vaccines work, wear a farking mask.
 
2021-08-14 7:48:57 AM  
Mrs Fan and I (both vaccinated) have rolled back our activities. Restaurant meals are out. Masks are back on. It's too hot to go to a park, hike or other outdoor activity. We have a trip to Maine in October that now might be in jeopardy. Grrrrr. Damn the goobers who continue to drive us off the cliff of safety.
 
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