How is The Coronavirus affecting your life?

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  1. michael59

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    Cool. I remember when I was about 17 years old and I was babysitting. The people had one of those little dachshunds. I was watching a TV program and someone on the show used a dog whistle. The little dog came running in from another room with it's ears perked and stood in front of the TV screen with it's head cocked to the side. lol Before I witnessed that, I thought dog whistles were bogus.

    Most humans can't hear elephants either. Their pitch is really low when they communicate with each other.
     
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  2. JahaRa

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    Some of the noises cats make are not audible to most human ears either. If you ever see a cat meow but you can't hear anything it is that the sound is too high pitched. Feral cats are more likely than domesticated cats to use the high pitch meowing, because domestic cats are dependent on getting human attention.
     
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  3. AD1184

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    It is natural that the upper end of of the frequency range that you can hear declines with age. The normal range of hearing in young people is up to 17.4kHz. That typically reduces to 12kHz by the age of 50.

    You can try this link to see how your upper range of hearing compares to your age:

    I took a hearing age test! What's your hearing age?

    Be careful with the use of this link. The hearing test tone gets very loud to begin with. Headphone users beware.

    It is not plausible that humans can 'hear' wi-fi or 5G signals, or have their auditory systems somehow disturbed by them.
     
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  4. nivek

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    I called them and the schedule is for late next week to begin giving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine again however they said they cannot confirm that until Monday next week, so I have to check back with them...They said they get updated information every Monday morning...

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  5. JahaRa

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    At least you use the word "plausible". A nicer way of saying impossible. How do you explain that when I am in an area that has no cell phone reception I don't hear the noise?
     
  6. AD1184

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    Mind over matter. This claimed ability of yours is unknown to science, and the signals involved are well outside of the presently established limits of human perception. There is a name for the belief of some people that they are affected by electromagnetic fields of the type used in mobile communications: idiopathic environmental intolerance with attribution to electromagnetic fields, formerly electromagnetic field sensitivity.

    Have you ever subjected this hypothesis of yours (that you can 'hear' mobile phone and wi-fi signals) to blind testing? That is, where the knowledge and control of whether the signal is present or not is held only by someone else, and not you, and you report to them your subjective sense of whether the signals are present or not?

    Blind and, better still, double-blind testing has been performed on study participants who self-identify as sensitive to such signals. There is no evidence that they can actually detect the presence of radio- and microwave-frequency radiation.

    Symptom Presentation in Idiopathic Environmental Intolerance With Attribution to Electromagnetic Fields: Evidence for a Nocebo Effect Based on Data Re-Analyzed From Two Previous Provocation Studies - PubMed

    If you put participants in an isolated area near a mobile phone tower and tell them during the first half of the observation period that the tower is radiating a signal (but is actually switched off), they will report being adversely affected. Switch the tower on, while telling them that it is being switched off, and they will report feeling better. i.e. How people feel around mobile telephone equipment is strongly governed by their belief in the presence of such radiation, and not by its actual presence.
     
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  7. JahaRa

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    Any time someone uses that phrase or something like it I get that they are not scientists, nor do they know everything or even enough to claim anything is "unknown to science". Anything you say after that is not worth the time reading it.

    Explain to me how mind over matter would work in the situation I described.
     
  8. AD1184

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    Read the paper I linked to. If you claim that your ability is known to science, then provide a citation to a scientific finding that such an ability has been confirmed to exist.
     
  9. nivek

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    Are you all feeling better now?...When are you due to get the 2nd shot?...

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  11. The shadow

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    Much better. The side effects were gone in 24 hours.
    April 8th is round 2
     
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  12. nivek

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    I'm not getting my vaccination tomorrow, apparently the health department isn't having an open vaccination clinic tomorrow because its a holiday, Easter is on Sunday, and the health department told me they will be closed and resume vaccinations next week...

    So I'm saying to myself Why The Frak are they closing for good Friday or whatever the fraking holiday it is when people NEED those vaccinations, we are still in the middle of the pandemic...Surely they could get people to work and administer the shots?...

    Looks like I have to wait another week...

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  13. nivek

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    The local health department schedule is first or new vaccinations on Fridays and second shots on Wednesdays...So why couldn't they move this week's Friday clinic to Thursday?...

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  14. JahaRa

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    The only other place I heard of Good Friday being a holiday is in Texas. Very weird.
     
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  15. JahaRa

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    I got a text that I can schedule an appointment for the Pfizer vaccine. I called and asked what happens if I don't schedule because I don't want the pfizer vaccine and was told that I can ignore the text and in 2 weeks I will get another text for an appointment and it may be for a different brand. I know of 3 people in this city who have gotten Johnson & Johnson vaccine. That is the one I am waiting for.
     
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  16. nivek

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    Seems in the South its more of a thing...

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  17. JahaRa

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    Interesting. I don't remember that when I lived in Georgia or Virginia. But when I lived in Georgia I was in the army so we didn't know about local holidays.
     
  18. pigfarmer

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    There's a comment in there about religion's relative value and actual science.
     
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  19. nivek

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    Living in the south and being from the south are two different things, the latter knowing more of the traditions and religious aspects of southern folk than the former...I was born in the south and have lived in four different southern states with each area/place I've lived at has observed Good Friday as a traditional holiday at Easter...I think the federal government and banks observe the Monday after Easter as an observed holiday for Easter and close facilities...

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  20. nivek

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    They could have had the Friday clinic on Thursday (today) and still observe good Friday if things were better planned to keep the vaccinations going...

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