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(The Conversation)   The deadliest month of the Covid pandemic for Australia was last month. But September is taking a shot at the title   (theconversation.com) divider line
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2022-09-16 6:22:32 PM  
They obviously didn't get the memo that Omicron (any lineage; they're all "Omicron" from now on) is mild.
 
2022-09-16 6:32:21 PM  
That's what they get for having winter in the summer.
 
2022-09-16 6:59:35 PM  
Oh yay, thousands of petri dishes just waiting to spawn the next variant of concern.

/put the vaccine in beer and give it away free
 
2022-09-16 7:05:35 PM  
Just like how smallpox was defeated:

We toughed it out and kept looking for cures and solutions until we got bored. Then we just kept burying the dead secretly until smallpox magically went away on its own.

21st century tactics: Ignore a problem and hope for the best.
 
2022-09-16 7:07:09 PM  

minnesotaboy: Just like how smallpox was defeated:

We toughed it out and kept looking for cures and solutions until we got bored. Then we just kept burying the dead secretly until smallpox magically went away on its own.

21st century tactics: Ignore a problem and hope for the best.


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2022-09-16 7:09:59 PM  
I'm not sure what we are supposed to do at this point. I don't have a problem with masks if we want masks sometimes, but basically it's just a thing. It's not "the flu" but in a sense it has replaced the flu as a deadly seasonal virus. It's just a LOT more deadly.

You can prevent deaths to a degree with masking and ventilation but it is now just always here. Deaths from Covid are just a fact of life. It's the consumption of the modern era.
 
2022-09-16 7:11:04 PM  
Holy crap, Australia! Did you learn nothing from us Americans killing our grandmas for the economy? We did it two years ago! Where have you been?

/"a dingo ate my baby" is no excuse, slackers
 
2022-09-16 7:15:38 PM  

adamatari: I'm not sure what we are supposed to do at this point. I don't have a problem with masks if we want masks sometimes, but basically it's just a thing. It's not "the flu" but in a sense it has replaced the flu as a deadly seasonal virus. It's just a LOT more deadly.

You can prevent deaths to a degree with masking and ventilation but it is now just always here. Deaths from Covid are just a fact of life. It's the consumption of the modern era.


It doesn't have to be always here. "Endemic" only means that people have stopped bothering. There's no base level of COVID that is deeply embedded in the ground or anything. At any time, the amount of COVID out there is the number of cases.
 
2022-09-16 7:16:14 PM  

minnesotaboy: 21st century tactics: Ignore a problem and hope for the best.


That last part doesn't belong there...
=Smidge=
 
2022-09-16 7:16:15 PM  

killershark: Holy crap, Australia! Did you learn nothing from us Americans killing our grandmas for the economy? We did it two years ago! Where have you been?

/"a dingo ate my baby" is no excuse, slackers


Australia is normally 20 years behind the rest of the world, but this time they're only two.
 
2022-09-16 7:17:38 PM  
adamatari:Deaths from Covid are just a fact of life. It's the consumption of the modern era.

We should really stop consuming the modern era.
 
2022-09-16 7:18:27 PM  
Gonna be a long-ass winter up north.   This shiat is never gonna end until every single unvaxxed moron is in a cage or a grave.
 
2022-09-16 7:20:38 PM  

adamatari: I'm not sure what we are supposed to do at this point. I don't have a problem with masks if we want masks sometimes, but basically it's just a thing. It's not "the flu" but in a sense it has replaced the flu as a deadly seasonal virus. It's just a LOT more deadly.

You can prevent deaths to a degree with masking and ventilation but it is now just always here. Deaths from Covid are just a fact of life. It's the consumption of the modern era.


No. This is only happening because we don't understand how illness is spread.
We act like everything is a farking spore.
Which if everything was, we'd all be dead.
 
2022-09-16 7:21:32 PM  

Dafatone: adamatari: I'm not sure what we are supposed to do at this point. I don't have a problem with masks if we want masks sometimes, but basically it's just a thing. It's not "the flu" but in a sense it has replaced the flu as a deadly seasonal virus. It's just a LOT more deadly.

You can prevent deaths to a degree with masking and ventilation but it is now just always here. Deaths from Covid are just a fact of life. It's the consumption of the modern era.

It doesn't have to be always here. "Endemic" only means that people have stopped bothering. There's no base level of COVID that is deeply embedded in the ground or anything. At any time, the amount of COVID out there is the number of cases.


The vaccines are not as effective as they were with smallpox, it's more like the flu where we can tamp it down. Barring actual lockdowns I don't see how we can get zero Covid even with near perfect vaccination rates.

Some diseases are harder to get rid of than others. Saying we can get zero Covid like we did smallpox is misleading. It's harder to get rid of.
 
2022-09-16 7:24:04 PM  

Dafatone: adamatari: I'm not sure what we are supposed to do at this point. I don't have a problem with masks if we want masks sometimes, but basically it's just a thing. It's not "the flu" but in a sense it has replaced the flu as a deadly seasonal virus. It's just a LOT more deadly.

You can prevent deaths to a degree with masking and ventilation but it is now just always here. Deaths from Covid are just a fact of life. It's the consumption of the modern era.

It doesn't have to be always here. "Endemic" only means that people have stopped bothering. There's no base level of COVID that is deeply embedded in the ground or anything. At any time, the amount of COVID out there is the number of cases.


Isn't it in the wildlife, including rodents and deer?

And as long as people get together, at any place on the world, COVID will still exist. And we saw what worldwide efforts to curb spread did in 2020, with a much less transmissible variant: The disease spread around the world.

This is here forever without an unbelievably effective vaccine that can be administered worldwide within a month. It's too damn Infectious and apt to mutate.

So stay vaxxed and mask when around strangers, then you'll only catch it 2 to 3 times in the next decade as opposed to 5 to 10 for those who don't.

/ Healthcare is so screwed in the coming decade.
 
2022-09-16 7:40:57 PM  
On the other hand, the US had 26,805 deaths JUST in August.  In the middle of our summer.
 
2022-09-16 7:45:00 PM  
Did a COVID eat your Granny?
 
2022-09-16 7:50:52 PM  

adamatari: Dafatone: adamatari: I'm not sure what we are supposed to do at this point. I don't have a problem with masks if we want masks sometimes, but basically it's just a thing. It's not "the flu" but in a sense it has replaced the flu as a deadly seasonal virus. It's just a LOT more deadly.

You can prevent deaths to a degree with masking and ventilation but it is now just always here. Deaths from Covid are just a fact of life. It's the consumption of the modern era.

It doesn't have to be always here. "Endemic" only means that people have stopped bothering. There's no base level of COVID that is deeply embedded in the ground or anything. At any time, the amount of COVID out there is the number of cases.

The vaccines are not as effective as they were with smallpox, it's more like the flu where we can tamp it down. Barring actual lockdowns I don't see how we can get zero Covid even with near perfect vaccination rates.

Some diseases are harder to get rid of than others. Saying we can get zero Covid like we did smallpox is misleading. It's harder to get rid of.


SP1-77 is looking nice at the moment.
 
2022-09-16 7:57:29 PM  

adamatari: I'm not sure what we are supposed to do at this point. I don't have a problem with masks if we want masks sometimes, but basically it's just a thing. It's not "the flu" but in a sense it has replaced the flu as a deadly seasonal virus. It's just a LOT more deadly.

You can prevent deaths to a degree with masking and ventilation but it is now just always here. Deaths from Covid are just a fact of life. It's the consumption of the modern era.


Except it's not seasonal.

The flu is seasonal: Its reproduction rate rocks back and forth between more than 1 during winter and less than 1 during summer.

This farking monstrosity is killing an entire flu year's worth of people, every month, in the middle of (northern hemisphere) summer, and leaving 10 times as many disabled for who even knows how long.
 
2022-09-16 8:34:04 PM  

Kris_Romm: On the other hand, the US had 26,805 deaths JUST in August.  In the middle of our summer.


But it was no one I know, so I don't care.

/s
 
2022-09-16 9:05:36 PM  
Winter is coming.
 
2022-09-16 9:05:47 PM  

sennoma: Kris_Romm: On the other hand, the US had 26,805 deaths JUST in August.  In the middle of our summer.

But it was no one I know, so I don't care.

/s


for now, yeah, most people don't personally know a COVID fatality.   That will eventually change.
 
2022-09-16 9:07:33 PM  
According to The NY Times, America is at our lowest official* death count on September 15th so far with an average of 488 deaths/day over the past week (3,416/week). In previous years we were at 761 deaths/day (2020) and 1,943 deaths/day in 2021.

So, Americans, thank your lucky stars that your coworkers are only not working for 2 weeks and not dropping dead entirely (unless you hate your coworkers in which case you might be wishing fatal COVID on them).

*may actually be adjusted because a bunch of states have decided to stop reporting deaths as robustly as they were over the past 2 years
 
2022-09-16 9:08:15 PM  

dbaggins: sennoma: Kris_Romm: On the other hand, the US had 26,805 deaths JUST in August.  In the middle of our summer.

But it was no one I know, so I don't care.

/s

for now, yeah, most people don't personally know a COVID fatality.   That will eventually change.


You mean a recent COVID fatality.
 
2022-09-16 9:21:25 PM  

dbaggins: sennoma: Kris_Romm: On the other hand, the US had 26,805 deaths JUST in August.  In the middle of our summer.

But it was no one I know, so I don't care.

/s

for now, yeah, most people don't personally know a COVID fatality.   That will eventually change.


At least 20-30% of the dead are deplorables and no one close really cares that they are gone. And the people that do care aren't going to blame the hoax.
 
2022-09-16 9:24:15 PM  

erik-k: adamatari: I'm not sure what we are supposed to do at this point. I don't have a problem with masks if we want masks sometimes, but basically it's just a thing. It's not "the flu" but in a sense it has replaced the flu as a deadly seasonal virus. It's just a LOT more deadly.

You can prevent deaths to a degree with masking and ventilation but it is now just always here. Deaths from Covid are just a fact of life. It's the consumption of the modern era.

Except it's not seasonal.

The flu is seasonal: Its reproduction rate rocks back and forth between more than 1 during winter and less than 1 during summer.

This farking monstrosity is killing an entire flu year's worth of people, every month, in the middle of (northern hemisphere) summer, and leaving 10 times as many disabled for who even knows how long.


It is amazing to watch. What do humans do when faced with a known menace that kills constantly and consistently? Well, they just factor that into their daily life and move on, apparently. They ignore it rather than make small changes in lifestyle to end the threat.

It is like the Eloi being cultivated and killed my Morlocks in THE TIME MACHINE. Or that Star Trek episode where everyone just submitted to annihilation in a war waged by computers. Or Logan's Run carousel. Alcohol is poison, but we pay for the privilege of pickling our livers. Just step right up and shake hands with mortality, everybody!

Taking precautions is seen by others as "living in fear."

I see the graphs and they are scary as hell. What can I do but vaccinate, distance, wash my hands, and wear a mask? Japan seems to have localized outbreaks that make the rounds, leading to localized self-lockdown behaviors now and again.
 
2022-09-16 9:55:05 PM  
And just like clockwork, my employer is insisting that I come into the office at least one day a week. 😱
 
2022-09-16 10:29:00 PM  
Yale says it'll be endemic by 2024, based on rat studies. That doesn't necessarily mean it'll be safe for everyone - about 15% of people will be susceptible at any given time.
Article here
Seems to make sense to me. And I'll continue to the basics so I don't get it again any time soon. It kicked my ass for two weeks. Badly.
 
2022-09-16 10:29:24 PM  

Ivo Shandor: They obviously didn't get the memo that Omicron (any lineage; they're all "Omicron" from now on) is mild.


The first Omicron wave had the highest kill count of them all.
 
2022-09-16 10:31:57 PM  

minnesotaboy: Just like how smallpox was defeated:

We toughed it out and kept looking for cures and solutions until we got bored. Then we just kept burying the dead secretly until smallpox magically went away on its own.

21st century tactics: Ignore a problem and hope for the best.


That and giving people cowpox so they didn't get smallpox.
 
2022-09-16 10:32:09 PM  

adamatari: I'm not sure what we are supposed to do at this point. I don't have a problem with masks if we want masks sometimes, but basically it's just a thing. It's not "the flu" but in a sense it has replaced the flu as a deadly seasonal virus. It's just a LOT more deadly.

You can prevent deaths to a degree with masking and ventilation but it is now just always here. Deaths from Covid are just a fact of life. It's the consumption of the modern era.


How utterly defeatist.

Covid isn't the flu. It's more like full body Alzheimer's disease.  You fight, or you die slowly with your sanity and dignity taken from you in nibbles.
 
2022-09-16 10:34:11 PM  

2fardownthread: erik-k: adamatari: I'm not sure what we are supposed to do at this point. I don't have a problem with masks if we want masks sometimes, but basically it's just a thing. It's not "the flu" but in a sense it has replaced the flu as a deadly seasonal virus. It's just a LOT more deadly.

You can prevent deaths to a degree with masking and ventilation but it is now just always here. Deaths from Covid are just a fact of life. It's the consumption of the modern era.

Except it's not seasonal.

The flu is seasonal: Its reproduction rate rocks back and forth between more than 1 during winter and less than 1 during summer.

This farking monstrosity is killing an entire flu year's worth of people, every month, in the middle of (northern hemisphere) summer, and leaving 10 times as many disabled for who even knows how long.

It is amazing to watch. What do humans do when faced with a known menace that kills constantly and consistently? Well, they just factor that into their daily life and move on, apparently. They ignore it rather than make small changes in lifestyle to end the threat.

It is like the Eloi being cultivated and killed my Morlocks in THE TIME MACHINE. Or that Star Trek episode where everyone just submitted to annihilation in a war waged by computers. Or Logan's Run carousel. Alcohol is poison, but we pay for the privilege of pickling our livers. Just step right up and shake hands with mortality, everybody!

Taking precautions is seen by others as "living in fear."

I see the graphs and they are scary as hell. What can I do but vaccinate, distance, wash my hands, and wear a mask? Japan seems to have localized outbreaks that make the rounds, leading to localized self-lockdown behaviors now and again.


What are these magical small changes that everyone can do to completely eradicate it?
 
2022-09-16 10:37:56 PM  

adamatari: I'm not sure what we are supposed to do at this point. I don't have a problem with masks if we want masks sometimes, but basically it's just a thing. It's not "the flu" but in a sense it has replaced the flu as a deadly seasonal virus. It's just a LOT more deadly.

You can prevent deaths to a degree with masking and ventilation but it is now just always here. Deaths from Covid are just a fact of life. It's the consumption of the modern era.


Was talking about this the other day.  On one had life must continue, on the other hand this thing sucks.  3x vax, whole family vax and I have had it 3 times already.  Every vaccine put me in bed 2 to 3 days and 2 covid put me down for a week.  Glad I got the vax because I'm sure I would be dead.  Odd, I'm never sick but this thing really likes me.
Not being seasonal is the worst part IMO.  I have had it in spring and summer.  Colds and the flu are usually winter things and I never get those.
Fark covid.

/still wears a mask
//still has sanitizer in the car
///just got over 3rd case of covid
 
2022-09-16 10:40:18 PM  

Dafatone: adamatari: I'm not sure what we are supposed to do at this point. I don't have a problem with masks if we want masks sometimes, but basically it's just a thing. It's not "the flu" but in a sense it has replaced the flu as a deadly seasonal virus. It's just a LOT more deadly.

You can prevent deaths to a degree with masking and ventilation but it is now just always here. Deaths from Covid are just a fact of life. It's the consumption of the modern era.

It doesn't have to be always here. "Endemic" only means that people have stopped bothering. There's no base level of COVID that is deeply embedded in the ground or anything. At any time, the amount of COVID out there is the number of cases.


So your saying isolate the world for 30 days, clean everything and it's gone forever?

At this point I would do that just so we can be done with it forever.

Netflix has to put out an epic series that takes 30 days to stream BUT it's live and you can't pause it, that would help keep people in.
 
2022-09-16 10:43:00 PM  

Kris_Romm: On the other hand, the US had 26,805 deaths JUST in August.  In the middle of our summer.


Total?  Covid?  Uuugh I'm falling down the rabbit hole and going to be looking at this crap all night now.  My only hope is to drink enough I fall asleep on the couch.

/bottoms up
 
2022-09-16 10:47:26 PM  

2fardownthread: erik-k: adamatari: I'm not sure what we are supposed to do at this point. I don't have a problem with masks if we want masks sometimes, but basically it's just a thing. It's not "the flu" but in a sense it has replaced the flu as a deadly seasonal virus. It's just a LOT more deadly.

You can prevent deaths to a degree with masking and ventilation but it is now just always here. Deaths from Covid are just a fact of life. It's the consumption of the modern era.

Except it's not seasonal.

The flu is seasonal: Its reproduction rate rocks back and forth between more than 1 during winter and less than 1 during summer.

This farking monstrosity is killing an entire flu year's worth of people, every month, in the middle of (northern hemisphere) summer, and leaving 10 times as many disabled for who even knows how long.

It is amazing to watch. What do humans do when faced with a known menace that kills constantly and consistently? Well, they just factor that into their daily life and move on, apparently. They ignore it rather than make small changes in lifestyle to end the threat.

It is like the Eloi being cultivated and killed my Morlocks in THE TIME MACHINE. Or that Star Trek episode where everyone just submitted to annihilation in a war waged by computers. Or Logan's Run carousel. Alcohol is poison, but we pay for the privilege of pickling our livers. Just step right up and shake hands with mortality, everybody!

Taking precautions is seen by others as "living in fear."

I see the graphs and they are scary as hell. What can I do but vaccinate, distance, wash my hands, and wear a mask? Japan seems to have localized outbreaks that make the rounds, leading to localized self-lockdown behaviors now and again.


Or... or... or... you drink moderately and not binge, you don't live in fear but in knowledgeable acceptance of masks in all public situations, you avoid all public gatherings unless unavoidable, get the latest vaccine and make the new normal safer rather than despondent.
 
2022-09-16 10:55:57 PM  

erik-k: adamatari: I'm not sure what we are supposed to do at this point. I don't have a problem with masks if we want masks sometimes, but basically it's just a thing. It's not "the flu" but in a sense it has replaced the flu as a deadly seasonal virus. It's just a LOT more deadly.

You can prevent deaths to a degree with masking and ventilation but it is now just always here. Deaths from Covid are just a fact of life. It's the consumption of the modern era.

Except it's not seasonal.

The flu is seasonal: Its reproduction rate rocks back and forth between more than 1 during winter and less than 1 during summer.

This farking monstrosity is killing an entire flu year's worth of people, every month, in the middle of (northern hemisphere) summer, and leaving 10 times as many disabled for who even knows how long.


Asshats near me are more worried about getting enough guns to protect their catalytic converters and protect their families from roaming bands of thugs that want to rape and pillage their homes...  in suburbia where overgrown lawns is our biggest problem(sans covid)
 
2022-09-16 11:00:38 PM  
A highly mutated variant of Alpha is making the rounds in Mongolia as of last week.

This thing is far from over.
 
2022-09-16 11:01:56 PM  
Wait...when did Australia get Covid?  I thought they were doing better than everyone else?
 
2022-09-16 11:29:52 PM  

Jesus McSordid: And just like clockwork, my employer is insisting that I come into the office at least one day a week. 😱


Hey, the pandemic is easing.  Can't have that.  Get back to work.
 
2022-09-16 11:31:49 PM  

raerae1980: Wait...when did Australia get Covid?  I thought they were doing better than everyone else?


A few months ago COVID suddenly realized that Australia is wickedly under-vaccinated and nobody was wearing masks and they were back to crowding in bars and concerts.  The two recent variants have crushed them.
 
2022-09-16 11:32:29 PM  
I thought they "locked down correctly"? Should they have eradicated COVID with their superior approach?
 
2022-09-16 11:40:55 PM  

dbaggins: raerae1980: Wait...when did Australia get Covid?  I thought they were doing better than everyone else?

A few months ago COVID suddenly realized that Australia is wickedly under-vaccinated and nobody was wearing masks and they were back to crowding in bars and concerts.  The two recent variants have crushed them.


Damn.  I had no idea.
 
2022-09-17 12:27:06 AM  

bobbyjoebobby: I thought they "locked down correctly"? Should they have eradicated COVID with their superior approach?


They did lock down.  It was very successful.    They got through the first year and a half with extremely low infection rates and almost no deaths.  They bought themselves a gigantic grace period to get everyone vaccinated....then didn't get around to vaccinating everyone.  Then they opened everything back up and dropped mask mandates.   So now they are dying.
 
2022-09-17 1:06:44 AM  
Of course it is, Spring is springing in Australia. They do everthing they can to disprove Flat Earth conspiracy theories.
 
2022-09-17 1:07:11 AM  

Dafatone: adamatari: I'm not sure what we are supposed to do at this point. I don't have a problem with masks if we want masks sometimes, but basically it's just a thing. It's not "the flu" but in a sense it has replaced the flu as a deadly seasonal virus. It's just a LOT more deadly.

You can prevent deaths to a degree with masking and ventilation but it is now just always here. Deaths from Covid are just a fact of life. It's the consumption of the modern era.

It doesn't have to be always here. "Endemic" only means that people have stopped bothering. There's no base level of COVID that is deeply embedded in the ground or anything. At any time, the amount of COVID out there is the number of cases.


Since it has animal vectors now, it has a reservoir. Even if we got humans to zero cases one day, it'd be back among us in a short amount of time.
 
2022-09-17 1:14:50 AM  
My kids and I are just getting over our 2nd or 3rd round of covid. Rapid tests suck; we couldn't get a positive confirmation last time, but family we were around got confirmed covid right after us, so I'm pretty sure this was round 3.

We're all vaxxed and boosted. This round was probably the worst thus far, but even then it was essentially just a 2 day cold with a sore throat, runny nose, and general malaise. My daughter had a low grade fever, but neither my son nor I did. My wife had a sore throat for 1 day, but that was it.

We'll be getting the new booster soon. Hopefully it'll keep subsequent bouts mild.
 
2022-09-17 1:25:03 AM  

jjorsett: Since it has animal vectors now, it has a reservoir. Even if we got humans to zero cases one day, it'd be back among us in a short amount of time.


we don't know if those animal reservoirs are really robust or not.

Lots of animals seem capable of infection, but so far only deer seem to be transmitting it to each other, and maybe that will fade out.

so far no domesticated animal sustains a COVID community infection.

we can, indeed, end COVID if we get our act together and try a little harder.
 
2022-09-17 1:46:11 AM  

dbaggins: raerae1980: Wait...when did Australia get Covid?  I thought they were doing better than everyone else?

A few months ago COVID suddenly realized that Australia is wickedly under-vaccinated and nobody was wearing masks and they were back to crowding in bars and concerts.  The two recent variants have crushed them.



Well, at about 86% fully vaccinated, Australia is in the top 20 countries on that metric (and most of those above them are little bullshiat countries, or police states, or both). Australia has more of its population fully vaccinated than USA, Canada, UK, Germany, and most others. (And many Australian locations that see the most crowding are of course even higher.) On booster uptake, Australia could be doing better, but the recent approval of Moderna's bivalent vaccine will hopefully help with that.

And yes, Australians have become too comfortable with covid risk. But they also held their shiat together long enough to "flatten the curve" and reduce the burden on the healthcare system and get the bulk of the population vaccinated. It's understandable that after years of that effort, and seeing how the Chinese are faring at present, and facing something considerably more difficult than dealing with the initial strain, the public proves to have limited interest in tilting at a zero-omicron windmill.
 
2022-09-17 7:03:23 AM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: 2fardownthread: erik-k: adamatari: I'm not sure what we are supposed to do at this point. I don't have a problem with masks if we want masks sometimes, but basically it's just a thing. It's not "the flu" but in a sense it has replaced the flu as a deadly seasonal virus. It's just a LOT more deadly.

You can prevent deaths to a degree with masking and ventilation but it is now just always here. Deaths from Covid are just a fact of life. It's the consumption of the modern era.

Except it's not seasonal.

The flu is seasonal: Its reproduction rate rocks back and forth between more than 1 during winter and less than 1 during summer.

This farking monstrosity is killing an entire flu year's worth of people, every month, in the middle of (northern hemisphere) summer, and leaving 10 times as many disabled for who even knows how long.

It is amazing to watch. What do humans do when faced with a known menace that kills constantly and consistently? Well, they just factor that into their daily life and move on, apparently. They ignore it rather than make small changes in lifestyle to end the threat.

It is like the Eloi being cultivated and killed my Morlocks in THE TIME MACHINE. Or that Star Trek episode where everyone just submitted to annihilation in a war waged by computers. Or Logan's Run carousel. Alcohol is poison, but we pay for the privilege of pickling our livers. Just step right up and shake hands with mortality, everybody!

Taking precautions is seen by others as "living in fear."

I see the graphs and they are scary as hell. What can I do but vaccinate, distance, wash my hands, and wear a mask? Japan seems to have localized outbreaks that make the rounds, leading to localized self-lockdown behaviors now and again.

What are these magical small changes that everyone can do to completely eradicate it?


Be young.
 
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