Corona kind of Life.

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Re: Corona kind of Life.

Postby Positive Passion » 27 May 2021, 18:08

The Modernist wrote:
Positive Passion wrote:He is proving again what a git he is.


Why? You should applaud him for telling the truth.


Isn't that what he is supposed to do?

But the real point is that all his actions that are in the public eye have been entirely self-serving and not in the best interests of anybody else - travelling to Durham, taking part in SAGE meetings, illegally proroguing parliament - not the govt he was employed by, not joe public and not the more abstract concept of the "nation". Speaking "the truth" now is part of the same pattern.

Of course you don't ignore what he says, but you have to recognise that he is saying it for his own self-interest.

And even then we didn't really need him to tell us the "truths" that Hancock should be fired or that Johnson is unfit to be PM.

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Re: Corona kind of Life.

Postby Rorschach » 28 May 2021, 08:05

Positive Passion wrote:
And even then we didn't really need him to tell us the "truths" that Hancock should be fired or that Johnson is unfit to be PM.



No, we don't, but perhaps some other people do.
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Postby never/ever » 29 May 2021, 03:47

The vaccine uptake in Australia has been very slow. Government has determined that all over-50s will get AstroZeneca, anyone else under that age Pfizer. That has led to a great reticence of the elderly to get vaccinated as there's still a lot of debate about the safety and accuracy of AZ.

Since last week there is a mass vaccination hub opened at Olympic Park here in Sydney. First week only for AZ-vaccinations, now also for Pfizer. Lots of pushing for people to get the vaccine but not much happening....

....until Melbourne had to go into shutdown on Friday for a week after a sudden outbreak of COVID in the northern suburbs.

I'm here at that hub getting my vaccine and the lines are incredible!
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Postby Samoan » 22 Jun 2021, 14:01

Yesterday, my pal was asked to remove her mask at the checkout at Sainsbury’s to prove she was old enough to buy alcohol.
She's 54.
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Re: Corona kind of Life.

Postby Rorschach » 22 Jun 2021, 14:48

Samoan wrote:Yesterday, my pal was asked to remove her mask at the checkout at Sainsbury’s to prove she was old enough to buy alcohol.
She's 54.


I bet that made her feel good.

I've had my second jab. Wahey!
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Postby souphound » 22 Jun 2021, 18:06

Samoan wrote:Yesterday, my pal was asked to remove her mask at the checkout at Sainsbury’s to prove she was old enough to buy alcohol.
She's 54.


That's funny. Just made me realize something: At our pot dispensaries, you must show id, usually your health card, to prove you're old enough to be there. I'm 60 FFS. :lol:

But EVERYONE must show id.

Sometimes living by the rules just makes for strange situations.
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Postby toomanyhatz » 22 Jun 2021, 18:59

Local stores are now having signs on the door saying if you're fully vaxxed, you can go maskless. It's an odd situation, because plenty of vaxxed people prefer to be overcautious and plenty of non-vaxxed people don't want to wear masks. I wish I knew that the unmasked are fully-vaxxed, but I also know that 100% certainty is always going to be impossible.

I just kind of do what I've done the whole time, which is be cautious indoors in poorly-ventilated places, and do whatever's most comfortable for the folks around me if I'm at a large gathering outside.

There's some folks who hate the words 'new normal,' but I think it's inevitable that there will be one. It's just going to take some maneuvering to find what works best for the biggest majority of people.
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Postby Hightea » 22 Jun 2021, 19:31

The whole I'm over 50 and still need to see an id is getting old. See it everywhere these days. It's f*cking ridiculous, just say we need to make sure you have an id on you to buy weed or alcohol.

Actually just got lunch in town and its the first place in awhile where I saw must have a mask(vaxxed or non-vaxxed). Basically all the places around here have if your vaxxed no mask required. I will still wear a mask in certain stores based on where I'm at. If I see lots of people wearing one I tend to also. However, I'm doing very little indoor shopping or eating so really hasn't been much an issue as I don't wear one outside( I guess maybe if I'm at a crowed place outside and staying in the same spot for awhile but that hasn't happened). The question is what will I do 4th of July weekend. I've pulled the trigger on a large festival (Peach Festival). Lineup if your interested

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I plan to walk around a lot so not by the same people all festival but the major final acts I'll have a seat and can see myself with a mask as its under a tent I believe.

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Re: Corona kind of Life.

Postby der Freiherr » 22 Jun 2021, 19:50

By now (in my part of the world), if you want to be vaccinated (and aren't precluded by your age or immune system), you can be. If stores or restaurants don't ask for masks (and a lot of them don't by now), then I don't really see a reason to wear one unless their employees/cashiers/servers are wearing them. If they feel the need to for whatever reason, then I'll happily reciprocate for their own peace of mind. There's one place in town that's still being super hardcore, requiring everyone to wear masks, enforcing occupancy limits, and all the rest. And that's cool, I respect it. But until there's a variant that is resistant to the vaccines or some other major change, I've always got a mask on me, but I don't really see the point in it. If you're in the States and aren't vaccinated by now, that's your doing and it's on you to protect yourself.
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Postby abracadabra » 23 Jun 2021, 17:44

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Postby Samoan » 28 Jun 2021, 23:03

I could easily lose my rag this week on the people-dodging grocery shop even though I go early. There's too many arseholes without masks, even when challenged and I do.
" I have Asthma, I'm excluded !". Then I noticed what he was buying - he had 4 bags of British BBQ ( :lol: ) wood tucked under his arms. Asthma, my arse. That'll do your asthma good.
I too am asthmatic so I have no idea what stunt he was trying except that he forgot to take a mask with him on leaving home.

Anyone read or see on Sunday morning TV, Andrew Marr talking about catching the Delta variant and it flooring him good for 10 to 14 days even though he'd had his 2 doses of Pfizer well before this ?
He's since written this article.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-57640550
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Re: Corona kind of Life.

Postby Rorschach » 29 Jun 2021, 08:04

Samoan wrote:
Anyone read or see on Sunday morning TV, Andrew Marr talking about catching the Delta variant and it flooring him good for 10 to 14 days even though he'd had his 2 doses of Pfizer well before this ?
He's since written this article.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-57640550


Oh shit, that's really worrying. Let's hope he's just an outlier.

Here in Spain they've changed the rules about mask wearing. We can now go mask-free out of doors so long as we can maintain a distance of 1.5 metres from other people. Trouble is, no-one knows exactly what that means. In the street you're bound to pass people at a shorter distance so do we have to wear a mask then?
Surprisingly to me, a small majority of people seem to be continuing to wear masks at all time. I don't. When I go into a shop or the gym etc. I put mine on but not in the street. I think the science is clear that almost no transmission occurs between people in close proximity for very short periods of time, and especially in the open air. If anyone stops to talk to me, I'll put on a mask, but otherwise I feel sure it's not necessary.
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Re: Corona kind of Life.

Postby 50 Shades Of Blue » 29 Jun 2021, 10:58

3295 positive cases in Scotland yesterday which from a population of 5.5 million is pretty mindblowing.
Can't be far from the worst numbers in the world.
The combination of the delta variant, the England v Scotland match 11 days ago and perhaps schools appear to have been the perfect storm.
Tellingly hospital and death numbers have not increased greatly so no one seems greatly bothered with vaccination continuing as before.
Fortunately, from a covid point of view, Scotland have been eliminated from the Euro's and the Schools have broken up for their summer holidays so hopefully we will see the case numbers start to reduce but the speed of spread of this variant would cause devastation in countries with low levels of vaccination. The covax programme needs to kick on.
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Postby souphound » 29 Jun 2021, 16:41

We have been deregulating for a little bit in this province (Quebec). With the bars/restaurants now open, while our beloved Canadiens hockey team has made it to the Stanley Cup finals (something they haven't achieved in a very long time), I was a bit uncomfortable with the whole situation. Sure, freedom is almost priceless and I have participated my share, but so many unmasked people reveling all over the place make for disaster in my risk averse numskull.

So far, I have been proven wrong, once again. For the province as a whole, population 8.5mln, there were 71 new cases yesterday, and 4 deaths. These numbers are on par with those of the past week or so, even a bit lower. The 4 deaths were from prior to yesterday, so, none yesterday. About 122 cases are in hospital. Overall, I believe we are doing better than most of the rest of Canada - but of course it's not a contest, just a measure for reference.

All that is pretty good and I hope it continues.

Getting my second Pfizer jab next week and I can't wait. We're doing pretty well on the vaxxing front which goes a long way to explain the reversal of our situation (at the beginning, we were one of the worst areas in the country).
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Postby Samoan » 12 Aug 2021, 15:55

I'd dread having to go anywhere near a hospital these days as an adult so I can't imagine how my cousin felt when her 12 year old lad (my little second cousin) was taken to hospital with acute appendicitis. They're back safely now after 37 hours minus appendix but he be had to be prompted to eat a proper small meal before discharge. One parent only can be in the ward vicinity. Both have been very brave.

I got a proper shock when she began by saying Stoke Mandeville Paediatrics but apparently it's now expanded to be an entire general hospital, as well as a specialist spinal injuries unit and they live in that neighbourhood.
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Postby souphound » 12 Aug 2021, 16:26

With a lottery for vaxxed people (yes!), and more restrictions coming for non-vaxxers, including a passport certificate of vaccination requirement for lots of situations, among other things, we are now approaching the 80% mark for fully vaxxed eligible folks in this province (we're 7-8 million strong) when taking into account appointments already booked and all. We're making progress.

We're still seeing a couple of hundred cases a day, but they are reportedly a) less severe cases - no hospitalization in most cases - and b) about 95% people who are not vaxxed.

We're making some progress.

Still wearing the mask indoors though. Will be for a while. I'm fine with that.
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Postby mudshark » 13 Aug 2021, 13:53

"Personal Responsibility" is a big thing is Texas. Advocates say we don't need a government that controls the way we drive, whether or not we own a gun and, of course, whether or not we get vaccinated. We know how to take Personal Responsibility so don't worry y'all! It's a load of crock, of course. Yesterday I was at the local Tractor Supply. There's a sign on the door that says customers don't need to wear masks if they're fully vaccinated. I am, but still wear a mask because I know I can still catch it and pass it on to my 5-year old granddaughter, which is my biggest fear. But there are plenty of Good Old Boys & Girls who go in there unmasked and are more than likely not vaccinated, as their MAGA hats and Don't Thread On Me T-shirts suggest.
Yesterday my wife was training a horse. The female owner was there. After 10-15 minutes she said she was going back inside because she wasn't feeling well. Turns out she has COVID. It was outside, there was distance and my wife is vaccinated (but, again, granddaughter that lives with us isn't, She's only 5). So now my better half is in quarantine until Sunday and then we'll do a test. We're 95% certain she's fine but we're taking no chances.

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Postby Samoan » 27 Aug 2021, 10:26

GPs across the UK have been told to stop performing most blood tests until mid-September, and hospitals to cut their number by 25%, as the NHS has an acute shortage of sample bottles.

I was just talking to my brother on the bone on Wednesday when he suddenly got an E mail alert that the vial shortage problem is not just national but is in fact Global.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-58334413

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/aug/26/doctors-in-england-ration-blood-tests-due-to-sample-bottle-shortage
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Postby Minnie Cheddars » 19 Sep 2021, 18:21

mudshark wrote:"Personal Responsibility" is a big thing is Texas. Advocates say we don't need a government that controls the way we drive, whether or not we own a gun and, of course, whether or not we get vaccinated. We know how to take Personal Responsibility so don't worry y'all! It's a load of crock, of course. Yesterday I was at the local Tractor Supply. There's a sign on the door that says customers don't need to wear masks if they're fully vaccinated. I am, but still wear a mask because I know I can still catch it and pass it on to my 5-year old granddaughter, which is my biggest fear. But there are plenty of Good Old Boys & Girls who go in there unmasked and are more than likely not vaccinated, as their MAGA hats and Don't Thread On Me T-shirts suggest.
Yesterday my wife was training a horse. The female owner was there. After 10-15 minutes she said she was going back inside because she wasn't feeling well. Turns out she has COVID. It was outside, there was distance and my wife is vaccinated (but, again, granddaughter that lives with us isn't, She's only 5). So now my better half is in quarantine until Sunday and then we'll do a test. We're 95% certain she's fine but we're taking no chances.

Taking Personal Responsibility my ass. Most Texans need a cane-carrying nanny,


Yes.
I'm sure it's the same where you are, but Austin got ramped back up to stage 5 due to Delta and has only just started to level down back to stage 4. The vast majority of people in Austin are wearing masks when inside shops etc, but I stand and look at those that don't- and despair. How anyone can read about how they are contributing to keeping society as safe as they can by masking for the moment in public and think "yeah - I'm not going to do that." It's so beyond me as to be almost a dream for which we have to yet wake. Bring on the meteor.
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Postby Six String » 19 Sep 2021, 20:34

I’ve been going to live shows regularly four months but they’ve all been outdoor shows with small crowds. Last night R and I went to an indoor show for the first time. It is a small venue with a limited audience, maybe 25 or thirty people in a 200 seat space. Proof of vaccination and mask wearing required to attend. People kind of spread out naturally, no blocked seats by the venue. We danced a few songs in both sets but not much fun with masks. We decided we will avoid indoor shows for the future for a while. A couple came in after the lights went down and we noticed they weren’t wearing masks. At the end of the first song the singer thanked everyone for coming and wearing masks to keep all of us safe. The couple quietly produced masks and put them on without a word as they were the only people not following the rules. I get that it isn’t comfortable wearing masks but the show was advertised with the rules and there were signs on the door so why these people thought it was ok to try and not cooperate is beyond me.
The audience was very supportive so even though it was small we made a lot noise.
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