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(CBS4Denver - KCNC)   America's Best State is giving away free at-home COVID test kits   (denver.cbslocal.com) divider line
    More: Spiffy, Vaccination, Colorado, Vaccine, state officials, extra security level, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, overall message, home COVID-19 testing program  
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2021-09-22 11:56:34 AM  
...or people could just get vaccinated
 
2021-09-22 12:54:52 PM  
But don't move here! It's horrible here! There's no oxygen because of the altitude and we snack on Rocky Mountain Oysters all day long. And it snows constantly! In fact, we're having a blizzard now!
 
2021-09-22 1:52:39 PM  

Miss5280: But don't move here! It's horrible here! There's no oxygen because of the altitude and we snack on Rocky Mountain Oysters all day long. And it snows constantly! In fact, we're having a blizzard now!



Don't worry. You do not have New Mexican green chile, you bunch of uncultured swine. I follow the chile....
 
2021-09-22 1:54:12 PM  
Colorado ahead of the curve, as usual.

On a side note I like how since hospitalizations and deaths are remaining pretty steady/low or even dropping, the media now has to report on cases instead to fear monger.

We've known since the beginning that the vaccine won't prevent you getting it, it will prevent you from being hospitalized and/or dying.  Which is good.  The numbers show that the vaccine is working.  Just wish more people would get it...
 
2021-09-22 1:55:24 PM  
North Dakota?
 
2021-09-22 1:57:23 PM  

solokumba: ...or people could just get vaccinated


I'm vaccinated and have twice given myself Binax home tests after being at public events. (Negative both times.)
 
2021-09-22 2:00:44 PM  
Why is Colorado so awesome?
 
2021-09-22 2:00:45 PM  

tasteme: Miss5280: But don't move here! It's horrible here! There's no oxygen because of the altitude and we snack on Rocky Mountain Oysters all day long. And it snows constantly! In fact, we're having a blizzard now!


Don't worry. You do not have New Mexican green chile, you bunch of uncultured swine. I follow the chile....


But you can take I-25 South over the Raton pass and get it from the source. Or go to King Soopers. Heck we get it Northwestern Louisiana at Brookshire's.

/Don't follow the Chile to Texas or Louisiana.
 
2021-09-22 2:04:43 PM  
It's a nice state, but it's landlocked and next door to a bunch of states that aren't too great.

Marijuana is legal all over the country now, and many other states have nice scenery and good skiing, so Colorado needs to step up its game. I'm not sure at-home COVID tests is enough.
 
2021-09-22 2:04:55 PM  

patrick767: Why is Colorado so awesome?


(trying to figure out how to answer this question without provoking a slew of "username checks out" replies)
 
2021-09-22 2:05:30 PM  
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If this is what the "best state" sends to Congress...
 
2021-09-22 2:07:36 PM  

We Ate the Necco Wafers: It's a nice state, but it's landlocked and next door to a bunch of states that aren't too great.

Marijuana is legal all over the country now, and many other states have nice scenery and good skiing, so Colorado needs to step up its game. I'm not sure at-home COVID tests is enough.


I still can't buy legal retail weed in NYS which fits the other criteria. I hate those clowns in Albany, what a bunch of clowns?!
 
2021-09-22 2:08:51 PM  
"Counties that tend to have the highest hospitalization rates tend to be the counties with the lowest vaccination rates."

Huh. Weird. I wonder why that is...

Miss5280: But don't move here! It's horrible here! There's no oxygen because of the altitude and we snack on Rocky Mountain Oysters all day long. And it snows constantly! In fact, we're having a blizzard now!


I really wish I'd known this before I moved here. The weather is terrible and house prices are astronomical! It's insane I tell you! I think I'm turning blue, where's my oximeter? And my toothbrush! GAWD!
 
2021-09-22 2:10:47 PM  

Super Chronic: solokumba: ...or people could just get vaccinated

I'm vaccinated and have twice given myself Binax home tests after being at public events. (Negative both times.)


When I was taking care of my mother during her breakthrough case, I was going to get tested every other day or there abouts. 5 to 7 tests during that time.

Fully vaxxed as well.
 
2021-09-22 2:13:21 PM  

RepoManTSM: We Ate the Necco Wafers: It's a nice state, but it's landlocked and next door to a bunch of states that aren't too great.

Marijuana is legal all over the country now, and many other states have nice scenery and good skiing, so Colorado needs to step up its game. I'm not sure at-home COVID tests is enough.

I still can't buy legal retail weed in NYS which fits the other criteria. I hate those clowns in Albany, what a bunch of clowns?!


I don't think anyone was arguing that New York was in any sort of running for "America's Best State", though. Maine seems nice, if we're looking at the East Coast.
 
2021-09-22 2:15:43 PM  

quo vadimus: [Fark user image 224x225]

If this is what the "best state" sends to Congress...


It got her out of the state so I'd chalk that up as a win.
 
2021-09-22 2:47:01 PM  
Morris County NJ tried giving away free, at-home Covid tests sometime last year.  It didn't work out very well.  Apparently, people were hoarding them.
 
2021-09-22 2:52:18 PM  

RepoManTSM: We Ate the Necco Wafers: It's a nice state, but it's landlocked and next door to a bunch of states that aren't too great.

Marijuana is legal all over the country now, and many other states have nice scenery and good skiing, so Colorado needs to step up its game. I'm not sure at-home COVID tests is enough.

I still can't buy legal retail weed in NYS which fits the other criteria. I hate those clowns in Albany, what a bunch of clowns?!


NJ and NY are in a race to see who can be slowest in implementing actual retail purchases of recreational cannabis.    Maine set a pretty high bar, though.

\guess I'll have to keep using my homegrown stuff...
 
2021-09-22 3:08:16 PM  
I'm surprised its not over the counter yet.
 
2021-09-22 3:54:33 PM  

CheekyMonkey: RepoManTSM: We Ate the Necco Wafers: It's a nice state, but it's landlocked and next door to a bunch of states that aren't too great.

Marijuana is legal all over the country now, and many other states have nice scenery and good skiing, so Colorado needs to step up its game. I'm not sure at-home COVID tests is enough.

I still can't buy legal retail weed in NYS which fits the other criteria. I hate those clowns in Albany, what a bunch of clowns?!

NJ and NY are in a race to see who can be slowest in implementing actual retail purchases of recreational cannabis.    Maine set a pretty high bar, though.

\guess I'll have to keep using my homegrown stuff...


You mean they're using the same stalling tactics that Missouri used to block healthcare expansion? Why, it's almost like both Republican AND Democratic legislatures don't want to give their constituents what they voted for.
 
2021-09-22 4:46:48 PM  

quo vadimus: [Fark user image 224x225]

If this is what the "best state" sends to Congress...


Ken Buck is still far and away the worst representative from Colorado.
 
2021-09-22 4:52:18 PM  

stevenvictx: I'm surprised its not over the counter yet.


It is. I think they're like $20 -- my wife bought the ones I took but I think that's what she told me. (Looks it up online) $23.99 at CVS for a pack of two (you're supposed to use both, at least 36 hours apart, for verification).
 
2021-09-22 4:55:35 PM  
Agreed :)
 
2021-09-22 6:53:07 PM  

austerity101: CheekyMonkey: RepoManTSM: We Ate the Necco Wafers: It's a nice state, but it's landlocked and next door to a bunch of states that aren't too great.

Marijuana is legal all over the country now, and many other states have nice scenery and good skiing, so Colorado needs to step up its game. I'm not sure at-home COVID tests is enough.

I still can't buy legal retail weed in NYS which fits the other criteria. I hate those clowns in Albany, what a bunch of clowns?!

NJ and NY are in a race to see who can be slowest in implementing actual retail purchases of recreational cannabis.    Maine set a pretty high bar, though.

\guess I'll have to keep using my homegrown stuff...

You mean they're using the same stalling tactics that Missouri used to block healthcare expansion? Why, it's almost like both Republican AND Democratic legislatures don't want to give their constituents what they voted for.


OTOH, Healthcare is, I would say, is a *slightly* higher priority than retail pot sales
 
2021-09-22 8:12:06 PM  
Washington is way better. We have high desert, snow, ranches, cowboys, weed, hippies, communes, guns, and all of what Colorado offers, but with no income tax
 
2021-09-22 8:12:26 PM  

Name Withheld: Washington is way better. We have high desert, snow, ranches, cowboys, weed, hippies, communes, guns, and all of what Colorado offers, but with no income tax


And we have a coastline!

/Sorry thumbs
 
2021-09-22 10:25:41 PM  

Name Withheld: Name Withheld: Washington is way better. We have high desert, snow, ranches, cowboys, weed, hippies, communes, guns, and all of what Colorado offers, but with no income tax

And we have a coastline!

/Sorry thumbs


How many days of sunshine do you have?
 
2021-09-23 9:43:22 AM  

Name Withheld: Washington is way better. We have high desert, snow, ranches, cowboys, weed, hippies, communes, guns, and all of what Colorado offers, but with no income tax


Yes! Washington is better! Move there!
 
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