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2021-10-08 10:04:02 AM  
This is a safe bet on their part.  Between pent up frustration from last year, the anti-vax movement, denial, and overconfidence in the vaccine there is going to be one hell of a Thanksgiving this year.

The only reason my family isn't planning one is that we had COVID pop up at a funeral last month.
 
2021-10-08 11:09:01 AM  

mike_d85: This is a safe bet on their part.  Between pent up frustration from last year, the anti-vax movement, denial, and overconfidence in the vaccine there is going to be one hell of a Thanksgiving this year.

The only reason my family isn't planning one is that we had COVID pop up at a funeral last month.


So far as I can tell, most of the covid response has not been that people are afraid of death, they are afraid of life.

Those that do not fear life have moved on.
 
2021-10-08 12:23:33 PM  
Been kinda nice having CONTAGIOUS FATAL DISEASE as an excuse to stay away from my family.

Perhaps, I can get into a well-timed car crash this year.
 
2021-10-08 1:20:52 PM  

Flying Vermin: So far as I can tell, most of the covid response has not been that people are afraid of death, they are afraid of life.

Those that do not fear life have moved on.


Just like the mom of one of my son's friends, who is in the ICU right now and not likely to make it through the weekend.

Or the other mom who sandwiched the Facebook post where I found out about that, asking for prayers, between two anti-vax memes.
 
2021-10-08 2:46:30 PM  

BMFPitt: Flying Vermin: So far as I can tell, most of the covid response has not been that people are afraid of death, they are afraid of life.

Those that do not fear life have moved on.

Just like the mom of one of my son's friends, who is in the ICU right now and not likely to make it through the weekend.

Or the other mom who sandwiched the Facebook post where I found out about that, asking for prayers, between two anti-vax memes.


It's a risk adversity question.  If the option is never seeing your grandchildren again, or running a small chance of contracting covid, and then a small chance of death or severe illness if you do contract covid, do you take the risk?  Your mileage will very.

From my experience, it would seem most have fallen on the side of living their lives.  Those that fear life more than death, well, stay home.
 
2021-10-08 2:58:24 PM  

Flying Vermin: BMFPitt: Flying Vermin: So far as I can tell, most of the covid response has not been that people are afraid of death, they are afraid of life.

Those that do not fear life have moved on.

Just like the mom of one of my son's friends, who is in the ICU right now and not likely to make it through the weekend.

Or the other mom who sandwiched the Facebook post where I found out about that, asking for prayers, between two anti-vax memes.

It's a risk adversity question.  If the option is never seeing your grandchildren again, or running a small chance of contracting covid, and then a small chance of death or severe illness if you do contract covid, do you take the risk?  Your mileage will very.

From my experience, it would seem most have fallen on the side of living their lives.  Those that fear life more than death, well, stay home.


Simple selfishness and, even more tragically, political tribalism seem to be even bigger factors in how people behave.

I'll be fine, I'm younger than the main at-risk group and have above average health. But I still got vaccinated, wear a mask around others, and continue reduced outings. But like most things, it's not all about how it affects me personally.
 
2021-10-08 3:21:41 PM  

Flying Vermin: It's a risk adversity question.  If the option is never seeing your grandchildren again, or running a small chance of contracting covid, and then a small chance of death or severe illness if you do contract covid, do you take the risk?  Your mileage will very.

From my experience, it would seem most have fallen on the side of living their lives.  Those that fear life more than death, well, stay home.


Great point about how Americans in general are incapable of understaning probability and statistics.
 
2021-10-08 4:07:09 PM  
Ironically, I might end up having Thanksgiving alone this year for the first time in a decade. Things were actually better for me this time last year than they are this year. Ah well.
 
2021-10-08 4:22:18 PM  

hammettman: Been kinda nice having CONTAGIOUS FATAL DISEASE as an excuse to stay away from my family.

Perhaps, I can get into a well-timed car crash this year.


I don't have any family now and I miss them terribly.
The internet and Fark in particular are great to read about the dysfunctional types and remember that I was normal.
 
2021-10-08 8:18:02 PM  

Betep: hammettman: Been kinda nice having CONTAGIOUS FATAL DISEASE as an excuse to stay away from my family.

Perhaps, I can get into a well-timed car crash this year.

I don't have any family now and I miss them terribly.
The internet and Fark in particular are great to read about the dysfunctional types and remember that I was normal.


Are you telling me that threats to call the cops, storming off with your 2 kids in the car, forcing them to sit in an empty grocery store parking lot for 2 hours, returning to the dinner table, and being threatened to be sent off to military school because you don't look grateful enough for this big dinner you are ruining with your crying is not normal?

I don't believe it.
 
2021-10-08 9:43:41 PM  

Flying Vermin: It's a risk adversity question. If the option is never seeing your grandchildren again, or running a small chance of contracting covid, and then a small chance of death or severe illness if you do contract covid, do you take the risk? Your mileage will very.

From my experience, it would seem most have fallen on the side of living their lives. Those that fear life more than death, well, stay home.


Yes, staying home in order to avoid contracting a highly contagious, possibly deadly disease is fearing life. Riiiight.
 
2021-10-08 10:32:12 PM  

Flying Vermin: BMFPitt: Flying Vermin: So far as I can tell, most of the covid response has not been that people are afraid of death, they are afraid of life.

Those that do not fear life have moved on.

Just like the mom of one of my son's friends, who is in the ICU right now and not likely to make it through the weekend.

Or the other mom who sandwiched the Facebook post where I found out about that, asking for prayers, between two anti-vax memes.

It's a risk adversity question.  If the option is never seeing your grandchildren again, or running a small chance of contracting covid, and then a small chance of death or severe illness if you do contract covid, do you take the risk?  Your mileage will very.

From my experience, it would seem most have fallen on the side of living their lives.  Those that fear life more than death, well, stay home.


is this pertaining to dying of Covid while ignoring distancing rules and masks, or is it a reference to dying of Covid as an anti-vaxer?
 
2021-10-08 10:33:41 PM  
ps.  username checks out
 
2021-10-08 11:17:40 PM  

American Decency Association: Flying Vermin: BMFPitt: Flying Vermin: So far as I can tell, most of the covid response has not been that people are afraid of death, they are afraid of life.

Those that do not fear life have moved on.

Just like the mom of one of my son's friends, who is in the ICU right now and not likely to make it through the weekend.

Or the other mom who sandwiched the Facebook post where I found out about that, asking for prayers, between two anti-vax memes.

It's a risk adversity question.  If the option is never seeing your grandchildren again, or running a small chance of contracting covid, and then a small chance of death or severe illness if you do contract covid, do you take the risk?  Your mileage will very.

From my experience, it would seem most have fallen on the side of living their lives.  Those that fear life more than death, well, stay home.

is this pertaining to dying of Covid while ignoring distancing rules and masks, or is it a reference to dying of Covid as an anti-vaxer?


Have you noticed that social distancing seems to no longer be a push of the public health apparatuses?

No talk of it. No enforcement of it. At least in my neck of the woods. Puff!  It's gone.
 
2021-10-08 11:51:21 PM  

Flying Vermin: American Decency Association: Flying Vermin: BMFPitt: Flying Vermin: So far as I can tell, most of the covid response has not been that people are afraid of death, they are afraid of life.

Those that do not fear life have moved on.

Just like the mom of one of my son's friends, who is in the ICU right now and not likely to make it through the weekend.

Or the other mom who sandwiched the Facebook post where I found out about that, asking for prayers, between two anti-vax memes.

It's a risk adversity question.  If the option is never seeing your grandchildren again, or running a small chance of contracting covid, and then a small chance of death or severe illness if you do contract covid, do you take the risk?  Your mileage will very.

From my experience, it would seem most have fallen on the side of living their lives.  Those that fear life more than death, well, stay home.

is this pertaining to dying of Covid while ignoring distancing rules and masks, or is it a reference to dying of Covid as an anti-vaxer?

Have you noticed that social distancing seems to no longer be a push of the public health apparatuses?

No talk of it. No enforcement of it. At least in my neck of the woods. Puff!  It's gone.


as a resident of Brisbane where we have zero Covid as a result of smart lockdowns and adhering to good distancing/masking advice, ill take you comment under advisement
 
2021-10-09 12:29:28 AM  

American Decency Association: Flying Vermin: American Decency Association: Flying Vermin: BMFPitt: Flying Vermin: So far as I can tell, most of the covid response has not been that people are afraid of death, they are afraid of life.

Those that do not fear life have moved on.

Just like the mom of one of my son's friends, who is in the ICU right now and not likely to make it through the weekend.

Or the other mom who sandwiched the Facebook post where I found out about that, asking for prayers, between two anti-vax memes.

It's a risk adversity question.  If the option is never seeing your grandchildren again, or running a small chance of contracting covid, and then a small chance of death or severe illness if you do contract covid, do you take the risk?  Your mileage will very.

From my experience, it would seem most have fallen on the side of living their lives.  Those that fear life more than death, well, stay home.

is this pertaining to dying of Covid while ignoring distancing rules and masks, or is it a reference to dying of Covid as an anti-vaxer?

Have you noticed that social distancing seems to no longer be a push of the public health apparatuses?

No talk of it. No enforcement of it. At least in my neck of the woods. Puff!  It's gone.

as a resident of Brisbane where we have zero Covid as a result of smart lockdowns and adhering to good distancing/masking advice, ill take you comment under advisement


Cute
 
2021-10-09 1:04:58 AM  
Flying Vermin:Cute

it's brilliant actually.  pubs, restaurants and cinemas are open and there is close to zero chance of catching Covid if you do go out.  what's not to like?
 
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