How is The Coronavirus affecting your life?

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  1. Sheltie

    Sheltie good to the last drop

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    I've had the first Phizer vaccine. I was fine until later that evening when I felt really tired and rundown.
     
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  2. Standingstones

    Standingstones Celestial

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    Pennsylvania will be lifting the mask order on June 28 or when 70% of the population of the state is vaccinated, which ever comes first.
     
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  3. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    Taking the masks off and back to dealing with the possibilities of colds, flus, and other sinus and respiratory infections spreading around again...Still it's worth it compared to living another year with a mask on...

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  4. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer tall, thin, irritable

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    I got Moderna. First shot had no side effects except a slightly sore spot where they jabbed me. My wife had mild symptoms for a day. We both had the virus in February and got hit pretty hard by it. Our next shot is in a week I think.
     
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  5. Spaceman spiff

    Spaceman spiff Honorable

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    K got my first shot. Moderna. No side effects so far aside from some fatigue.
     
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  6. Dejan Corovic

    Dejan Corovic Celestial

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    Got both Zeneca vaccines here in the UK. The nurse/doctor told me that I am 90% safe. Interesting.

    I guess I can now safely kiss strangers :)

    A little bit of politics. Populist governments (dumb Muchos) dominate the COVID failure list: US (previous administration), India, and Brazil killed the highest number of their own people, just through boastful ignorance. But libs (too smart for their own good) messed up as well, like Sweden with their herd immunity careless approach had suffered more than they should.

    It's a big win for science, "only" 3.5 million people worldwide died, while back in 1920 20 million people died.
     
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  7. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    I may be wrong but I don't think any state in the union will reach seventy percent of their populations vaccinated at anytime this year...I think just about everyone who voluntarily wanted to be vaccinated have done so, many of the rest will need some convincing and many others will likely never get vaccinated...So in your case, June 28th will definitely come first lol...

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  8. Area201

    Area201 cold fusion

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    I got the J&J one and done shot 2 months ago. I am feeling healthy. However there was one minor reaction in the form of a small patch of rash skin on my hand, that has since gone away but was unusual.

    I know people who now have "Long Covid" symptoms (who did not vaccinate). I know people who are dead after getting Covid. So there are risks all around and it all depends on your own situation. We are not wearing masks anymore in my local grocery store, and people are starting to get back to live. 50% vaccinated and everyone has had a chance if they chose to. Everyone lives with their choices.

    My general criteria is:
    seniors 60+ get two shots,
    middle-aged 30-59 get one shot,
    young people under 30, no shot.
    pregnant or nursing, no shot.

    I will not be getting any more shots even if more variants come up.
     
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  9. JahaRa

    JahaRa Noble

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    When has kissing strangers ever been safe? I don't think a vaccine will change that. :laugh8:
     
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  10. JahaRa

    JahaRa Noble

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    Our state has released a "no mask in public required if you have been vaccinated" and has not changed that in 3 weeks. It is a straddling the fence kind of attitude as each store or venue (hotel, restaraunt, etc) has to decide how they will enforce it. The Hilton Hotel that my daughter stayed in last week with her children was really hard on her because they did not enforce any mask rule even though there were signs everywhere that stated everyone was required to wear a mask in the lobby and elevators. She complained and got a horrifying response from the clerk (firing would be the best discipline as it involved a threat and the finger). So, keep that in mind, Hilton is not a place to feel safe in apparently, not even from the staff. When she talked to the manager he claimed that 2 of his people had ben assaulted for trying to enforce the mask rule. I wonder exactly how they did try to enforce it if that clerk was any indication of the staff attitudes.

    The big question is, how do you tell who has been vaccinated and who hasn't without asking for the CDC card?

    Anyway, most places keep the signs up and hand people a mask if they walk in without one, no drama, just insistence that masks be worn.

    And then on top of that we have a norovirus going around that is really awful. Not air born so masks don't matter, and it stays on surfaces weeks at worst. Chlorine kills it but alcohol wipes and other chemicals used in hand sanitizers do not. Just when people are getting back to thinking we can be normal.
     
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  11. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    Why look at and judge people in such a way by questioning people's vaccination in regards to those not wearing a mask now, if you're concerned about that then continue to wear a mask, simple...My view is let people make their own decisions, if we are vaccinated we shouldn't have to worry so much...I'm not about to start judging and condemning people for wearing or not wearing masks because of any uncertainty of them being vaccinated or not...The vaccines are working, those vaccinated are protected to a comfortable degree...I also agree with @Area201 no booster shots, no follow-up vaccines, I got the first initial vaccine from J&J, no future shots for me...

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  12. Dejan Corovic

    Dejan Corovic Celestial

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    Vaccines and masks are not really questions of personal taste in the matter.

    That 30% that didn't take vaccine will continue spreading old and new variants of the virus and eventually, they'll infect everybody else and we'll have 3rd epidemic wave. Not to mention that people who are not vaccinating are effectively helping new variants of COVID to develop.

    The real question is can our economies afford new variants and 3rd epidemic's wave?

    Do we want COVID to become a permanent way of life for a whole generation? I hope not!

    Not taking vaccines should be criminalized as an act of domestic terrorism. That's what I think.
     
  13. JahaRa

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    There is no judgement, my daughter asked a question and was treated very badly. She is concerned for her children. All of the adults in the family have been vaccinated but we wear our mask any place that has children or signs plastered everywhere (like they were at the hotel) because it is the right thing to do. If you can't tell if someone has been vaccinated but you and your children have to interact with them in a place that has "You must wear a mask" plastered on every wall it is not unreasonable to ask why no one is wearing a mask. If it were just her she would not have been bothered. I do agree, let adults make their own decisions, and because of so many adults we all know who make bad decisions, then protect yourself and your family. But in another thread you were the one asking why the government wasn't doing something. So which do you want, adults to make their own decisions or the government to "protect" everyone?
     
  14. JahaRa

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    If you don't understand that it is here to stay just like influenza then you need to read up on how virus' work. Are you afraid of the flu? In a few years the scientists will have a better understanding and a more reliable vaccine and people will get to choose whether they take it every 6 months or not, just like the flu. In the meantime, we don't have all the information so there most likely will be a 3rd wave and maybe a 4th.
     
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  15. AmaraSnow

    AmaraSnow Novice

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    I took the vaccine. But I still wear the mask.

    Here's the thing. Usually I get sick a couple times a year with a cold. I haven't been sick with anything in over a year. Masks work. I'm a believer.

    Blessed Be.
     
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  16. Dejan Corovic

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    OK, I don't really see where your argument is heading.

    So scientists are going to come up with better vaccines, which in turn 1/3 of people will not take and they'll keep on infecting others who took vaccines. Vaccines are not perfect, Zaneca vaccine only protects you 90% so one still has a 10% chance to get toasted. So all the "better understanding" is going into the dustbin. The vaccines are not a problem, that 1/3 of people are.

    Flue and covid are similar but not the same. COVID irreversibly destroys your lungs, flue just causes a fever.
     
  17. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer tall, thin, irritable

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    my lungs are fine. how have they been irreversibly destroyed?
     
  18. JahaRa

    JahaRa Noble

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    Different strains of influenza have killed a similar porportion of people around the world. There was an attempt in the 70's when the vaccine was still new to get as many people vaccinated as possible. We didn't have the internet but there were commercials on television, nurses sat at bus stops with vaccines giving them to anyone who would take them. People who had watched loved ones die or get very ill were afraid, just like now. And there were anti-vax sentiments back then as well. The reactions to Covid are very similar, one difference being mandated mask wearing. If that had been implemented in the U.S. in the 70's maybe a lot of people would have survived that didn't, a lot of people who got sick might not have. No, they are not the same strain of the corona virus and Covid seems to mutate faster and is more virulent (not seasonal like the flu) but it is a corona virus and we will get used to it and will act the same about it as we do with the flu in a few years. Now because of people rebeling, confused information, false information, distrust of the government agencies etc, it will continue to wax and wane for a while.
     
  19. dlw

    dlw Saved by grace

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    Dummkopf you will need a final solution
     
  20. Dejan Corovic

    Dejan Corovic Celestial

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    COVID kills by destroying lungs. Maybe you didn't go through all the stages, like those who died did.
     

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