Corona kind of Life.

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks
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Re: Corona kind of Life.

Postby Deebank » 26 Sep 2021, 10:38

this made me chuckle:

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Re: Corona kind of Life.

Postby Neige » 27 Sep 2021, 12:35

Current situation in my neck of the woods: My vax certificate allows me to attend 3-G* indoor events unmasked, which is nice.

* stands for "geimpft, getestet, genesen" (vaccinated, tested [in the last 48 hours] or recovered).

Meanwhile, the number of sceptics, critics or vocal to hysterical opponents remains very high and the percentage of fully vaccinated people is stalling around 55%.
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Re: Corona kind of Life.

Postby souphound » 27 Sep 2021, 16:59

On te vaccination front, I must say we're doing quite well over here. In Montreal, we're at about 82% with one dose and 75% with two. For the province as a whole, those numbers are a bit lower of course, being at about 79%/73%.

Still, the government has had to pass a law outlawing anti-vaxx demonstations outside of schools, hospitals and the likes. Anti-vaxxer demonstrations plying their trade in front of and targeting little kids FOR F*XX SAKES! :x

I fully respect for dissenting opinions to have the right to be heard, but there are ways to do this. Leave the kids and hospital workers out of this please.
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Postby Sneelock » 27 Sep 2021, 20:45

it's rougher for me now socially than at any time since TRUMP first got elected. I know the smell of burning bridges and I'm afraid I might be gagging on it. I mean, I hope not. I'm a people person.

it's easy to tell who the anti-vaxxers are because it's all they want to talk about.
there's no reasoning with them so the things you want to say to TRY to reason with them just back up and you get frustrated and tempers flare and I hate it. It seems like it's getting worse instead of better.
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Postby Minnie Cheddars » 28 Sep 2021, 16:08

Deebank wrote:this made me chuckle:

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:lol:
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Postby Six String » 16 Oct 2021, 19:42

I went to a concert last night in an old theater that seats about 1,000 people. There were probably 900 people in attendance and I noticed quite a few without masks including people sitting next to me to the left and in the row in front of me. The acoustic bass was a bit boomy sounding so we moved from our second row seats near the p.a. to the upper section to escape that issue which was slightly improved and there we had empty rows around us so felt a little better in that way too. Our county still requires masks indoors so not sure why so many didn’t wear them other than covid fatigue and/or beligerence. Hard to know but it would be near impossible to enforce with a crowd that size outside of a general announcement. That kind of seals it for me for going to any significant sized venue until things improve a little. Wearing a mask for 2.5 hrs is no fun but at least it was a sit down, non dancing event.
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Postby souphound » 17 Oct 2021, 02:24

Six String wrote:Our county still requires masks indoors so not sure why so many didn’t wear them other than covid fatigue and/or beligerence.


Same going on here especially with the newly started hockey season. Thousands and thousands, nary a mask. Scary.

In large crowds especially, there has to be a lot of "See? They're not wearing masks! Why should I?" going on. On top of everything else
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Postby Six String » 17 Oct 2021, 17:14

souphound wrote:
Six String wrote:Our county still requires masks indoors so not sure why so many didn’t wear them other than covid fatigue and/or beligerence.


Same going on here especially with the newly started hockey season. Thousands and thousands, nary a mask. Scary.

In large crowds especially, there has to be a lot of "See? They're not wearing masks! Why should I?" going on. On top of everything else


At the only other indoor show I’ve been to, proof of vaccination and a mask was required. The room could seat 150 or so but there were only thirty people and we all naturally spaced ourselves apart. A couple came in after the lights went down and the music started and they were not wearing masks. The singer made a comment after the first song about how everyone was keeping us safe by wearing masks, etc. without pointing out the couple and it worked. They produced masks and wore them the entire time. They were the only people not following the rules so they really stood out, especially since they were sitting on the front row!
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Postby Rorschach » 18 Oct 2021, 13:24

Sneelock wrote:it's rougher for me now socially than at any time since TRUMP first got elected. I know the smell of burning bridges and I'm afraid I might be gagging on it. I mean, I hope not. I'm a people person.

it's easy to tell who the anti-vaxxers are because it's all they want to talk about.
there's no reasoning with them so the things you want to say to TRY to reason with them just back up and you get frustrated and tempers flare and I hate it. It seems like it's getting worse instead of better.


I feel for you.
Here in Spain there's very little of that kind of crap going on. Pretty well everyone I know is careful and everyone wears a mask in shops, offices, etc.
However, I have heard that a couple of friends are anti-vaxers and I'm awfully glad I very rarely see them. In fact, I hope I never see them again.
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Re: Corona kind of Life.

Postby Positive Passion » 18 Oct 2021, 13:54

Six String wrote:
souphound wrote:
Six String wrote:Our county still requires masks indoors so not sure why so many didn’t wear them other than covid fatigue and/or beligerence.


Same going on here especially with the newly started hockey season. Thousands and thousands, nary a mask. Scary.

In large crowds especially, there has to be a lot of "See? They're not wearing masks! Why should I?" going on. On top of everything else


At the only other indoor show I’ve been to, proof of vaccination and a mask was required. The room could seat 150 or so but there were only thirty people and we all naturally spaced ourselves apart. A couple came in after the lights went down and the music started and they were not wearing masks. The singer made a comment after the first song about how everyone was keeping us safe by wearing masks, etc. without pointing out the couple and it worked. They produced masks and wore them the entire time. They were the only people not following the rules so they really stood out, especially since they were sitting on the front row!


Here you are still supposed to wear a mask on public transport but no-one does. It is illogical really - these people don't protest about having to, say, drive on the left (in the UK), but the principle is the same (it is a government imposed requirement largely on the grounds of public safety). And they wear other clothes, which is simply conforming to a social norm, not even a public safety requirement!

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Re: Corona kind of Life.

Postby Hightea » 18 Oct 2021, 15:57

Six String wrote:I went to a concert last night in an old theater that seats about 1,000 people. There were probably 900 people in attendance and I noticed quite a few without masks including people sitting next to me to the left and in the row in front of me. The acoustic bass was a bit boomy sounding so we moved from our second row seats near the p.a. to the upper section to escape that issue which was slightly improved and there we had empty rows around us so felt a little better in that way too. Our county still requires masks indoors so not sure why so many didn’t wear them other than covid fatigue and/or beligerence. Hard to know but it would be near impossible to enforce with a crowd that size outside of a general announcement. That kind of seals it for me for going to any significant sized venue until things improve a little. Wearing a mask for 2.5 hrs is no fun but at least it was a sit down, non dancing event.


SO I've been to a number of outdoor shows (vac required) and just about no one is wearing a mask. Earlier this summer we saw an indoor show but GA only about 70 people. Required Vac but most of the people inside wore masks. However, I've now been to two indoor shows in the past few weeks. Again required vac. but this time almost no one had masks on. BOth were sold out (or near soldout).

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Re: Corona kind of Life.

Postby souphound » 18 Oct 2021, 17:28

Just bought tickets for an indoor gig just before XMas. Tickets have been on sale for a little while now. Still lots of good seats available and we're talking about a pretty happening duo (would be unknown to each and every one of you I would think, 2Freres).

Such tickets would have been gone on their first day of availability. I mean Xmas, Friday night, great venue, not too expensive at all, totally apropos popular band......

Good for me I guess. That'll be 2 months from now, so, it'll be interetin what the "situation" will be like by then.
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Postby Samoan » 20 Oct 2021, 12:20

My mask is staying firmly on in indoor spaces, food shopping & other crowded areas until more is known about the new variant AY.4.2, a sub-variant of Delta the BBC reported yesterday.
I think people are far too impatient for it all to be over and life before January 2020 to resume. I can easily wait to go to the cinema, a concert, the pub and restaurants.

When (due late November) I'm invited to book my booster, I'll go but the programme is dragging it's heels.
It must be given no less than 6 months and 1 week (190 days) since my Pfizer 2nd dose.
Most people will be offered a booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine or Moderna vaccine. I'm not happy about this half Moderna dose I've heard about if that's the booster they are planning as I've heard bad things about it from my young cousin in AZ.
She's young, fit, very sporty and active but her second Moderna jab completely floored her for 3 or 4 days with a fever of 40*C.
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