How is The Coronavirus affecting your life?

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  1. August

    August Metanoia

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    No everyone has to be vaccinated especially remote tribes. Its not mandatory but as I mentioned if you don't have the vaccination you do not get your Covid Certificate without that you will be discriminated against as an enemy of the people.
     
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  2. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    New world order, it seems inevitable now...

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  3. Toroid

    Toroid Founding Member

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    NWO is an anagram for NOW, WON & OWN. This is a stretch, but the ONE on the reverse side of a dollar bill almost looks like like WZO or World Zionist Organization if you turn it 90 degrees. One is an anagram for NEO, EON & NOE (Spanish for Noah).
     
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  4. michael59

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    Well I have no intention of getting a vaccination shot so, I am glad I don't have to look for a job.
     
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  5. michael59

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    It worked out exactly the way they wanted it to. Even if we fought back, we would not have gotten anywhere because they would have just released a stronger virus.
     
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  6. August

    August Metanoia

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    We down here won't be able to fight back if we don't have our Covid E Certificate to produce everywhere we go. No jab, no job, no stores entry , we will be political Covid social pariahs.
     
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  7. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer tall, thin, irritable

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    A close friend is gravely ill. My wife and I have spent quite a bit of time in close personal contact with him and several of his family members. He's in the hospital right now and tested positive with a quick test. They did the swab as a follow up and we'll know shortly. Meanwhile his 81 year old Mom is largely asymptomatic but tested positive with the wait-two-days test and his sister is very sick and also awaiting test results.

    My wife and I are showing mild symptoms so I called my employer and had to go through all that. The local Walgreens has drive through testing. We are setting up appointments to go there this afternoon.

    Shit salad, shit soup followed by the main course of shit, a nice glass or two of fine aged shit with a shit soufflé for dessert. Then it's cognac, cigars and shit on the veranda. Did I mention shit?
     
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  8. wwkirk

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    I received the first shot 90 minutes ago. I feel fine so far.
     
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  9. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer tall, thin, irritable

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    Blaaargh. My test is at 9 this morning, my wife's is as 10:15. Really easy to sign up online with Walgreens.

    She feels a little off and I am very rough this morning, headache, aches, sore throat, congested to the max. Could just be a plain old cold, I've been sicker (knock on wood). I guess I'll find out by Friday.
     
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  10. wwkirk

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    Has it been explained why some people bounce back fairly quickly, and may not even get very ill, while others deteriorate rapidly and end up dying? Are such disparate outcomes normal for most diseases?
     
  11. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer tall, thin, irritable

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    Subjectively I'd say yes.

    I've referred to this as a proof load. A blue pill. Say you go to London with a ridiculous amount of money to burn and want one of those fine bespoke rifles. One of the last steps in the process is to stoke it with a blue pill cartridge that will generate several times the normal operating pressures when fired. If it passes it receives a proof mark. Not all pass. Sometimes they fracture or fail spectacularly.

    This nasty bug seems to hit a lot harder than its predecessors and like a proof load will immediately reveal any inherent weakness - whether that weakness was detectable or not ahead of time.
     
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  12. wwkirk

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    So, other diseases exhibit more predictable outcomes?
     
  13. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer tall, thin, irritable

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    Other diseases hit harder. I lack the medical terminology but you can catch a cold but the flu is worse. I guess 'rona is worse than the flu. Think of them as blue pills of increasing power. Stuff that passed the earlier proof might not be able to withstand more. People that got the flu and came out of it OK might just drop dead from this.

    I'd think predictable outcomes would have to be general, people vary greatly. If I really have it - everyone else involved has tested positive and I am sick now so I think I do - right now it seems unpleasant but I've been worse. The 81 and 60 and 58 year olds who were with me are also positive and mildly sick. My friend who has a laundry list of grave problems right now has a major issue. He's had only mild symptoms so far, maybe he'll get a pass too but I wouldn't bet on it. If he passes that'll be listed as the cause not the lung clots, brain bleed or stage 4 glioblastoma the size of a peach.
     
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  14. pepe

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    I'm fearing my dear friend has passed away. I have done all I can to reach out to him but it now feels like my words along with him are in the wind. I'm not religious but have said a prayer and will continue the search.

    I've been round his place and spoke to his neighbours and no one knows a thing on his whereabouts and during a lockdown it is pretty hard to have faith but I know that life is full of suprises.

    To my golfing buddy Marcy Boy it will never seem the same without you.
     
  15. wwkirk

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    I don't understand. Did your friend hide himself away somewhere incommunicado? Is there a chance he's still alive?
     
  16. pepe

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    No he has just dropped off the radar. We haven't played for a while because the courses are closed but I speak and text on a weekly basis. Always here back on the day or the next. I've sent messages to meet up and walk a few courses with his dog, it was his idea initially during the pandemic and an offer or a question is always replied to but nothing. His car is at his yard so I'm guessing he has been taken ill from there or something major has happened to him. Terrible thought but i'm hoping it's one of his parents and he like me has shut off the world as a sign of respect.

    If he pops back up it will be the most awesome relief I think I ever felt. I would never have thought this river ran so deep and I have bought golfing paraphernalia just ready for such an appearance.
     
  17. wwkirk

    wwkirk Celestial

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    Is a wellness check a good idea, or are you afraid that could end badly?
     
  18. michael59

    michael59 Celestial

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    Do you have to pay for the test?
     
  19. pepe

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    I have to play it cool as involving the authorities would give him a heart attack on the spot or he'd put his back out trying to hide everything at once. I'd never be forgiven so I can't go there, I've done all I can within reason and even my texts have a casual way with them so i'll prepare for the worst and hope for the best.

    Best scrambler I've ever played with, dogged.
     
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  20. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer tall, thin, irritable

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    that's rough. sorry to hear that
     
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