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2022-04-08 11:26:36 AM  
I've given up on not getting it. I have shots and don't go where there are lots of people and of course the masks but people are still getting it despite all of that. We still have a large percentage of Americans who are doing none of those things.
 
2022-04-08 11:41:43 AM  
The surge of Covid-19 infections in Washington this week has many wondering if it's safe enough to hold indoor, public events again.

Narrator. No, dumbass. It's not. Epidemiologist out front shoulda told ya.
 
2022-04-08 11:45:58 AM  

GardenWeasel: The surge of Covid-19 infections in Washington this week has many wondering if it's safe enough to hold indoor, public events again.

Narrator. No, dumbass. It's not. Epidemiologist out front shoulda told ya.


THIS. So far 37 people have caught COVID from this event, all of them vaccinated. That's not just alarming, that's six foot letters on fire alarming. 

Pair that with the R0 of BA2 hovering around 12, and we're in Measles levels of transmissibility.

They fscked up. It's going to explode everywhere.
 
2022-04-08 2:53:31 PM  
Death is the American way of life.
 
2022-04-08 2:54:04 PM  
Will it return to lockdowns? No. All
Legislatures will survive because they have Cadillac health insurance coverage and will not get docked pay when they're sick.

Democrats won't pass paid sick leave or Medicaid for All, and the pandemic will be over even if everybody gets sick.
 
2022-04-08 2:54:08 PM  

Znuh: THIS. So far 37 people have caught COVID from this event, all of them vaccinated. That's not just alarming, that's six foot letters on fire alarming.


Why is it alarming? I thought we figured this out the BA1 last December. Vaccination doesn't provide much protection from infection. It doesn't provide a lot of protection from serious disease.

And no, I'm not eating out for the forseeable future.
 
2022-04-08 2:54:57 PM  
If the US starts getting cases like the UK and other parts of Europe, yes.

We would have to go back to masking up and locking down.

Sorry to burst your bubble.
 
2022-04-08 2:55:06 PM  
We never had proper lockdowns in the first place in the US.

We had a couple of months of layoffs and shutdowns in early 2020, then we started coming back.  (we're still not back to fully staffed in the hotel industry.. and I'm working 6 nights a week right now)
 
2022-04-08 2:55:13 PM  
I work in state government in a deep blue state and had an agency wide meeting this morning where our commissioner very directly stated that, "COVID is over."

Everybody seems to be an idiot about this right now.
 
2022-04-08 2:55:48 PM  

Znuh: GardenWeasel: The surge of Covid-19 infections in Washington this week has many wondering if it's safe enough to hold indoor, public events again.

Narrator. No, dumbass. It's not. Epidemiologist out front shoulda told ya.

THIS. So far 37 people have caught COVID from this event, all of them vaccinated. That's not just alarming, that's six foot letters on fire alarming. 

Pair that with the R0 of BA2 hovering around 12, and we're in Measles levels of transmissibility.

They fscked up. It's going to explode everywhere.



But people are bored and want to go back to normal life and a booming economy.

Same farking story every god damn three weeks. And oops, we're going on TWO AND A HALF YEARS.

Literally nothing we could have done to prevent that.
 
2022-04-08 2:55:53 PM  

Znuh: GardenWeasel: The surge of Covid-19 infections in Washington this week has many wondering if it's safe enough to hold indoor, public events again.

Narrator. No, dumbass. It's not. Epidemiologist out front shoulda told ya.

THIS. So far 37 people have caught COVID from this event, all of them vaccinated. That's not just alarming, that's six foot letters on fire alarming. 

Pair that with the R0 of BA2 hovering around 12, and we're in Measles levels of transmissibility.

They fscked up. It's going to explode everywhere.


Whatever, no one gives a shiat anymore.
Even when I did give a shiat, the hospitals were crammed. Republicans did 2 weeks of lockdown and I did 2 years. Whoever's gonna die is gonna die.
 
2022-04-08 2:56:02 PM  

Znuh: GardenWeasel: The surge of Covid-19 infections in Washington this week has many wondering if it's safe enough to hold indoor, public events again.

Narrator. No, dumbass. It's not. Epidemiologist out front shoulda told ya.

THIS. So far 37 people have caught COVID from this event, all of them vaccinated. That's not just alarming, that's six foot letters on fire alarming. 

Pair that with the R0 of BA2 hovering around 12, and we're in Measles levels of transmissibility.

They fscked up. It's going to explode everywhere.


If you're looking for reasons to be optimistic, a lot of epidemiologists are quoted here as saying America might not get a huge BA.2 wave:

https://www.vox.com/coronavirus-covid19/2022/4/7/23012166/covid-19-ba2-variant-us-cases

Basically, everyone here got omicron, so we're better protected from BA.2 than places that actually mitigated the omicron wave.

Absolutely keep masking and staying safe.
 
2022-04-08 2:56:35 PM  
They tried to make us go back to the office two weeks ago.

I declined the invitation.

I'm not sure they know how to respond to that.
 
2022-04-08 2:58:08 PM  

hissatsu: Znuh: THIS. So far 37 people have caught COVID from this event, all of them vaccinated. That's not just alarming, that's six foot letters on fire alarming.

Why is it alarming? I thought we figured this out the BA1 last December. Vaccination doesn't provide much protection from infection. It doesn't provide a lot of protection from serious disease.

And no, I'm not eating out for the forseeable future.


Wow, am I blind or what? It DOES provide a lot of protection from serious disease.
 
2022-04-08 2:58:10 PM  

hissatsu: Znuh: THIS. So far 37 people have caught COVID from this event, all of them vaccinated. That's not just alarming, that's six foot letters on fire alarming.

Why is it alarming? I thought we figured this out the BA1 last December. Vaccination doesn't provide much protection from infection. It doesn't provide a lot of protection from serious disease.

And no, I'm not eating out for the forseeable future.


Typo? Because vaccination does provide significant protection against severe illness from omicron.
 
2022-04-08 2:58:48 PM  

Dafatone: hissatsu: Znuh: THIS. So far 37 people have caught COVID from this event, all of them vaccinated. That's not just alarming, that's six foot letters on fire alarming.

Why is it alarming? I thought we figured this out the BA1 last December. Vaccination doesn't provide much protection from infection. It doesn't provide a lot of protection from serious disease.

And no, I'm not eating out for the forseeable future.

Typo? Because vaccination does provide significant protection against severe illness from omicron.


Yeah, look at the message just before yours.
 
2022-04-08 2:59:45 PM  
So it's not safe to go out raw dogging without a mask yet?
 
2022-04-08 3:00:11 PM  

hissatsu: Dafatone: hissatsu: Znuh: THIS. So far 37 people have caught COVID from this event, all of them vaccinated. That's not just alarming, that's six foot letters on fire alarming.

Why is it alarming? I thought we figured this out the BA1 last December. Vaccination doesn't provide much protection from infection. It doesn't provide a lot of protection from serious disease.

And no, I'm not eating out for the forseeable future.

Typo? Because vaccination does provide significant protection against severe illness from omicron.

Yeah, look at the message just before yours.


Phew.
 
2022-04-08 3:00:36 PM  

moothemagiccow: Znuh: GardenWeasel: The surge of Covid-19 infections in Washington this week has many wondering if it's safe enough to hold indoor, public events again.

Narrator. No, dumbass. It's not. Epidemiologist out front shoulda told ya.

THIS. So far 37 people have caught COVID from this event, all of them vaccinated. That's not just alarming, that's six foot letters on fire alarming. 

Pair that with the R0 of BA2 hovering around 12, and we're in Measles levels of transmissibility.

They fscked up. It's going to explode everywhere.

Whatever, no one gives a shiat anymore.
Even when I did give a shiat, the hospitals were crammed. Republicans did 2 weeks of lockdown and I did 2 years. Whoever's gonna die is gonna die.


That's basically where I'm at with things. Its been a balance of mental health and physical health. Once i probably got covid while doing all the right things, then i got omnicron when i wasn't and totally wasn't surprised.

after two years, stick a fork in me, I'm done with. I wear a mask without complaont when they request it, like at the eye doc today and pretty often any time I'm in a store in generally, but I'm done.
 
2022-04-08 3:02:40 PM  

hissatsu: It doesn't provide a lot of protection from serious disease.


What? Yes it does.
 
2022-04-08 3:02:43 PM  
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2022-04-08 3:04:54 PM  

austerity101: hissatsu: It doesn't provide a lot of protection from serious disease.

What? Yes it does.


I have a feeling I'll be replying to this a lot. Typo. Brain fart. Early onset dementia. Already responded to my own post.
 
2022-04-08 3:05:05 PM  
I think I'm going to stick with outdoor dining for those rare "get out and go do something" occasions for a while longer. I would prefer to not have to go back to curbside pickup of groceries but it sure beats dying in an ICU on a vent (or for the lack of an available vent).
 
2022-04-08 3:05:43 PM  

hissatsu: austerity101: hissatsu: It doesn't provide a lot of protection from serious disease.

What? Yes it does.

I have a feeling I'll be replying to this a lot. Typo. Brain fart. Early onset dementia. Already responded to my own post.


Sorry, got lost in who was saying what part of those chains.
 
2022-04-08 3:06:53 PM  

misanthropicsob: Will it return to lockdowns? No. All
Legislatures will survive because they have Cadillac health insurance coverage and will not get docked pay when they're sick.

Democrats won't pass paid sick leave or Medicaid for All, and the pandemic will be over even if everybody gets sick.


You're calling Manchin and Sinema "Democrats" again.
 
2022-04-08 3:09:30 PM  
That shiat is over, no politician in the nation is going to put their name on lockdown orders again.
 
2022-04-08 3:10:58 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: That shiat is over, no politician in the nation is going to put their name on lockdown orders again.


What do you think a lockdown is?
 
2022-04-08 3:12:00 PM  
Ugh.  COVID is so 2020.  Can we please talk about American Song Contest, Mondays at 8 on NBCstreamingonPeacock?
 
2022-04-08 3:13:18 PM  

PirateKing: They tried to make us go back to the office two weeks ago.

I declined the invitation.

I'm not sure they know how to respond to that.


I bet they do.
 
2022-04-08 3:14:29 PM  

Dafatone: HotWingConspiracy: That shiat is over, no politician in the nation is going to put their name on lockdown orders again.

What do you think a lockdown is?


Ordering specific businesses/public spaces closed, limiting the size of indoor and outdoor gatherings, etc.
 
2022-04-08 3:19:13 PM  
Lockdowns and mask mandates never should have been lifted, and FARK YOU if you say otherwise!
 
2022-04-08 3:19:20 PM  
Lady friend is worried about when her federal job is going to call her back in to the office.  Meanwhile I'm continuing to be smug about taking a pay cut to work for a WFH company that was already WFH before COVID.

/Two years COVID free
//Knocks on multiple wooden objects within knocking distance
 
2022-04-08 3:19:41 PM  

TheDarkSaintOfGin: moothemagiccow: Znuh: GardenWeasel: The surge of Covid-19 infections in Washington this week has many wondering if it's safe enough to hold indoor, public events again.

Narrator. No, dumbass. It's not. Epidemiologist out front shoulda told ya.

THIS. So far 37 people have caught COVID from this event, all of them vaccinated. That's not just alarming, that's six foot letters on fire alarming.

Pair that with the R0 of BA2 hovering around 12, and we're in Measles levels of transmissibility.

They fscked up. It's going to explode everywhere.

Whatever, no one gives a shiat anymore.
Even when I did give a shiat, the hospitals were crammed. Republicans did 2 weeks of lockdown and I did 2 years. Whoever's gonna die is gonna die.

That's basically where I'm at with things. Its been a balance of mental health and physical health. Once i probably got covid while doing all the right things, then i got omnicron when i wasn't and totally wasn't surprised.

after two years, stick a fork in me, I'm done with. I wear a mask without complaont when they request it, like at the eye doc today and pretty often any time I'm in a store in generally, but I'm done.


Yeah, fark might not agree but covid is over as far as restrictions go. The lockdowns aren't coming back, period. I distanced and masked and all of that until I caught the original variant at Thanksgiving, the first time we had gotten together since covid started. The day afterwards someone got sick and within 10 days everyone who was there had it. It was over for me after that. I stayed home and isolated for 10 days and since then I just don't care. I haven't worn a mask in over a year, almost no one here wears masks (well under 10% of people in public) and we eat out regularly and behave exactly as we did before covid. If you're still scared of covid, I feel sorry for you but I'm not modifying my life in any way to accommodate your fears. You can stay home if you're afraid.
 
2022-04-08 3:20:00 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: That shiat is over, no politician in the nation is going to put their name on lockdown orders again.


Yup. 

That's the ballgame until November's over.

Biden's COVID czar made that clear.
 
2022-04-08 3:21:45 PM  

runin800m: Yeah, fark might not agree but covid is over as far as restrictions go. The lockdowns aren't coming back, period. I distanced and masked and all of that until I caught the original variant at Thanksgiving, the first time we had gotten together since covid started. The day afterwards someone got sick and within 10 days everyone who was there had it. It was over for me after that. I stayed home and isolated for 10 days and since then I just don't care. I haven't worn a mask in over a year, almost no one here wears masks (well under 10% of people in public) and we eat out regularly and behave exactly as we did before covid. If you're still scared of covid, I feel sorry for you but I'm not modifying my life in any way to accommodate your fears. You can stay home if you're afraid.


Plague rat.
 
2022-04-08 3:22:07 PM  
The Delta Airlines variant of COVID continues.
 
2022-04-08 3:24:13 PM  

GoldSpider: PirateKing: They tried to make us go back to the office two weeks ago.

I declined the invitation.

I'm not sure they know how to respond to that.

I bet they do.


I'm sure they do. Ball's in their court. I'm extremely easily replaceable as well.
 
2022-04-08 3:25:29 PM  

runin800m: TheDarkSaintOfGin: moothemagiccow: Znuh: GardenWeasel: The surge of Covid-19 infections in Washington this week has many wondering if it's safe enough to hold indoor, public events again.

Narrator. No, dumbass. It's not. Epidemiologist out front shoulda told ya.

THIS. So far 37 people have caught COVID from this event, all of them vaccinated. That's not just alarming, that's six foot letters on fire alarming.

Pair that with the R0 of BA2 hovering around 12, and we're in Measles levels of transmissibility.

They fscked up. It's going to explode everywhere.

Whatever, no one gives a shiat anymore.
Even when I did give a shiat, the hospitals were crammed. Republicans did 2 weeks of lockdown and I did 2 years. Whoever's gonna die is gonna die.

That's basically where I'm at with things. Its been a balance of mental health and physical health. Once i probably got covid while doing all the right things, then i got omnicron when i wasn't and totally wasn't surprised.

after two years, stick a fork in me, I'm done with. I wear a mask without complaont when they request it, like at the eye doc today and pretty often any time I'm in a store in generally, but I'm done.

Yeah, fark might not agree but covid is over as far as restrictions go. The lockdowns aren't coming back, period. I distanced and masked and all of that until I caught the original variant at Thanksgiving, the first time we had gotten together since covid started. The day afterwards someone got sick and within 10 days everyone who was there had it. It was over for me after that. I stayed home and isolated for 10 days and since then I just don't care. I haven't worn a mask in over a year, almost no one here wears masks (well under 10% of people in public) and we eat out regularly and behave exactly as we did before covid. If you're still scared of covid, I feel sorry for you but I'm not modifying my life in any way to accommodate your fears. You can stay home if you're afraid.


Yeah you took my sentiment and ratcheted it up to 11 with derp and assholishness.

I'm happy to reasonably accomodate people. Hence why i still wear a mask indoors when asked or even when running errands. Likewise I'm still happy to accomodate people's comfort levels in social interaction and always ask if they hug, etc. If someone wants to get together, but asks me to quarantine for X days, I'll honor that request or decline.

Just because I'm ready to move on and find a way to live with it doesn't mean i have the right to be an asshole to those who aren't or may have underlying health conditions, etc.
 
2022-04-08 3:29:49 PM  
Instead of crashing the economy even further, can we just ask the overweight, elderly, and sickly to lock themselves down this time?
 
2022-04-08 3:30:31 PM  

Kangaroo_Ralph: Instead of crashing the economy even further, can we just ask the overweight, elderly, and sickly to lock themselves down this time?


And the unvaccinated.
 
2022-04-08 3:32:04 PM  
Wake me up when hospitals get slammed again.

All the indications are that if you are up-to-date on your vaccines, you'll be fine. For those refusing to get vaccinated: please do everyone a favor and die at home.

Also, as said upthread, the US got slammed so hard with BA1 that it's not likely to get slammed with BA2 the same way some other countries did.
 
2022-04-08 3:33:26 PM  

misanthropicsob: Will it return to lockdowns? No. All
Legislatures will survive because they have Cadillac health insurance coverage and will not get docked pay when they're sick.

Democrats won't pass paid sick leave or Medicaid for All, and the pandemic will be over even if everybody gets sick.


Is this BSAB or the Republicans are the real progressives?
 
2022-04-08 3:35:27 PM  
Why should we go on lockdown when a politico went on a grinder dinner and caught something?
 
2022-04-08 3:35:48 PM  

TheDarkSaintOfGin: Yeah you took my sentiment and ratcheted it up to 11 with derp and assholishness.

I'm happy to reasonably accomodate people. Hence why i still wear a mask indoors when asked or even when running errands. Likewise I'm still happy to accomodate people's comfort levels in social interaction and always ask if they hug, etc. If someone wants to get together, but asks me to quarantine for X days, I'll honor that request or decline.

Just because I'm ready to move on and find a way to live with it doesn't mean i have the right to be an asshole to those who aren't or may have underlying health conditions, etc.


I will still wear a mask indoors if I'm asked. No one here wears masks, so it's never come up. If I go through the supermarket I am more likely to see no people in masks than even one customer with a mask on. I also don't go around just hugging people, and it seems strange that you would assume someone is doing that. If someone asked me to quarantine before seeing them I would politely decline to see them.

I don't care what other people do, and I'm going to do what I want. Everyone needs to assess the situation and decide for themselves what level of risk they're comfortable with. I'm at zero risk. Covid is not a danger to me. I've had it 3 times and it just doesn't bother me. Each time was more mild than the previous and the first one wasn't even bad at all. I would much rather have covid than the flu. Other people have different levels of risk and should act accordingly. My aunt is severely immunocompromised and on oxygen 24/7. Obviously her risk level is drastically different than mine and she acts accordingly, which is what responsible adults should do.
 
2022-04-08 3:37:46 PM  
Yeah... no.  My family and I did 2.5 years of being super careful and responsible.  Everyone that possibly could want to get vaccinated has, aside from <5s and a handful of others.  I will always accommodate and always mask up if asked, and I will try to be smart about not going into crowds unmasked, but bruh... I'm done.  Isolation and WFH has absolutely wreaked havoc on my mental health, and I'm not doing it anymore for a segment of the public that never cared about anyone else but themselves and their own inconveniences.  We're already smoldering as a society, and I'm done trying to fix and save those who burned it down.

Let Darwin settle them out, and I'll do my best to protect my Little and be considerate of those that need it.
 
2022-04-08 3:39:04 PM  

edmo: I've given up on not getting it. I have shots and don't go where there are lots of people and of course the masks but people are still getting it despite all of that. We still have a large percentage of Americans who are doing none of those things.



Lockdowns are about hospital capacity.

If an area gets to a point where capacity is about to overtop, a lockdown has to happen else the results are catastrophic, beyond those with covid to anyone needing emergency treatment.

How there are certain parties still treating this as anything other than raw mathematics is beyond me. Mathematics is not political.
 
2022-04-08 3:43:18 PM  

runin800m: TheDarkSaintOfGin: Yeah you took my sentiment and ratcheted it up to 11 with derp and assholishness.

I'm happy to reasonably accomodate people. Hence why i still wear a mask indoors when asked or even when running errands. Likewise I'm still happy to accomodate people's comfort levels in social interaction and always ask if they hug, etc. If someone wants to get together, but asks me to quarantine for X days, I'll honor that request or decline.

Just because I'm ready to move on and find a way to live with it doesn't mean i have the right to be an asshole to those who aren't or may have underlying health conditions, etc.

I will still wear a mask indoors if I'm asked. No one here wears masks, so it's never come up. If I go through the supermarket I am more likely to see no people in masks than even one customer with a mask on. I also don't go around just hugging people, and it seems strange that you would assume someone is doing that. If someone asked me to quarantine before seeing them I would politely decline to see them.

I don't care what other people do, and I'm going to do what I want. Everyone needs to assess the situation and decide for themselves what level of risk they're comfortable with. I'm at zero risk. Covid is not a danger to me. I've had it 3 times and it just doesn't bother me. Each time was more mild than the previous and the first one wasn't even bad at all. I would much rather have covid than the flu. Other people have different levels of risk and should act accordingly. My aunt is severely immunocompromised and on oxygen 24/7. Obviously her risk level is drastically different than mine and she acts accordingly, which is what responsible adults should do.


Alright, you came across as super aggro but upon clarification i retract most of my statement.

As for hugging? My friends and i generally hug eachother when we see each other. Its actually a pretty common thing to do when interacting with one's social circle depending on the levels of (nonsexual/nonromantic) intimacy you have with that person. I find it weird that you find it weird i would assume you would engage in such a common human social ritual.
 
2022-04-08 3:48:12 PM  

TheDarkSaintOfGin: runin800m: TheDarkSaintOfGin: Yeah you took my sentiment and ratcheted it up to 11 with derp and assholishness.

I'm happy to reasonably accomodate people. Hence why i still wear a mask indoors when asked or even when running errands. Likewise I'm still happy to accomodate people's comfort levels in social interaction and always ask if they hug, etc. If someone wants to get together, but asks me to quarantine for X days, I'll honor that request or decline.

Just because I'm ready to move on and find a way to live with it doesn't mean i have the right to be an asshole to those who aren't or may have underlying health conditions, etc.

I will still wear a mask indoors if I'm asked. No one here wears masks, so it's never come up. If I go through the supermarket I am more likely to see no people in masks than even one customer with a mask on. I also don't go around just hugging people, and it seems strange that you would assume someone is doing that. If someone asked me to quarantine before seeing them I would politely decline to see them.

I don't care what other people do, and I'm going to do what I want. Everyone needs to assess the situation and decide for themselves what level of risk they're comfortable with. I'm at zero risk. Covid is not a danger to me. I've had it 3 times and it just doesn't bother me. Each time was more mild than the previous and the first one wasn't even bad at all. I would much rather have covid than the flu. Other people have different levels of risk and should act accordingly. My aunt is severely immunocompromised and on oxygen 24/7. Obviously her risk level is drastically different than mine and she acts accordingly, which is what responsible adults should do.

Alright, you came across as super aggro but upon clarification i retract most of my statement.

As for hugging? My friends and i generally hug eachother when we see each other. Its actually a pretty common thing to do when interacting with one's social circle depending on the level ...


Well, I took it as if you were talking about hugging like casual acquaintances. Apologies. I still hug close friends and family, but I have stopped initiating hugs with people who are more casual friends unless they initiate it as I don't want to invade anyone's space if they're uncomfortable.

There have been vaccines available for a long time now and since then I don't care. If you're scared of it, get the vaccine. If you're vaccinated and still scared then stay at home. I'm done changing my way of life over a disease that you can get a vaccine for.
 
2022-04-08 3:48:29 PM  

hershy799: Wake me up when hospitals get slammed again.

All the indications are that if you are up-to-date on your vaccines, you'll be fine. For those refusing to get vaccinated: please do everyone a favor and die at home.

Also, as said upthread, the US got slammed so hard with BA1 that it's not likely to get slammed with BA2 the same way some other countries did.


As the person who said that BA.1's prevalence may help with BA.2, lemme also say that I'm not swearing up and down that it will go that way.

We could see a BA.2 explosion. But there's reason to believe we won't. People are too damned certain these days.
 
2022-04-08 3:51:46 PM  

runin800m: TheDarkSaintOfGin: moothemagiccow: Znuh: GardenWeasel: The surge of Covid-19 infections in Washington this week has many wondering if it's safe enough to hold indoor, public events again.

Narrator. No, dumbass. It's not. Epidemiologist out front shoulda told ya.

THIS. So far 37 people have caught COVID from this event, all of them vaccinated. That's not just alarming, that's six foot letters on fire alarming.

Pair that with the R0 of BA2 hovering around 12, and we're in Measles levels of transmissibility.

They fscked up. It's going to explode everywhere.

Whatever, no one gives a shiat anymore.
Even when I did give a shiat, the hospitals were crammed. Republicans did 2 weeks of lockdown and I did 2 years. Whoever's gonna die is gonna die.

That's basically where I'm at with things. Its been a balance of mental health and physical health. Once i probably got covid while doing all the right things, then i got omnicron when i wasn't and totally wasn't surprised.

after two years, stick a fork in me, I'm done with. I wear a mask without complaont when they request it, like at the eye doc today and pretty often any time I'm in a store in generally, but I'm done.

Yeah, fark might not agree but covid is over as far as restrictions go. The lockdowns aren't coming back, period. I distanced and masked and all of that until I caught the original variant at Thanksgiving, the first time we had gotten together since covid started. The day afterwards someone got sick and within 10 days everyone who was there had it. It was over for me after that. I stayed home and isolated for 10 days and since then I just don't care. I haven't worn a mask in over a year, almost no one here wears masks (well under 10% of people in public) and we eat out regularly and behave exactly as we did before covid. If you're still scared of covid, I feel sorry for you but I'm not modifying my life in any way to accommodate your fears. You can stay home if you're afraid.


Not a popular opinion here, but I agree. Everyone acts like we're going to eradicate this like smallpox. Just ain't gonna happen. Things are as safe as they're ever going to be again. This is another endemic coronavirus, and once everyone gets it it will be less deadly overall than it has been in the past. The variants have shown a very clear trend line, and this is pretty consistent with historical information we have on pandemics from years past. Beyond threads like this, I give covid no thought whatsoever. I got my vaccines and booster, and will take any future booster shot. But I'm going to go out and live my life normally.
 
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