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nessisonett

@RogerRoger Yeah, I’ve noticed more people ignoring the rules too. It’s frustrating, the more people do it then the longer before we can open back up.

Socks before or after trousers, but never socks before pants, that's the rule. Makes a man look scary, like a chicken.

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Voltan

Same here, people dgaf anymore

Voltan

mookysam

Ventured out for my jab earlier and was perturbed by the hordes of school kids roaming the streets. Surely teenagers understand the concept of social distancing? 😕 Anyhoo, I now have a fever and the shivers and ache from head to toe, but that means it's working.

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RogerRoger

@mookysam Yeah, it was navigating past groups of schoolkids which drew my ire, as well. That they're huddled together by the dozen, unmasked, is bad enough, but the total lack of awareness towards others trying to pass them by is the part I can't abide. It's supremely selfish. Anyway, I'm glad you're all jabbed up, and hope the side effects subside soon (if they haven't already)!

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Blooper987

@mookysam most of us teenagers understand it but don’t really care. Especially seniors. Last thing we want is governments telling us how to live our last year of high school that we get to spend with friends. They should still respect social distancing tho. I don’t tend to wear a mask most of the time, but I’ll move out of someone’s way if they are walking next to me cause I respect their decision of their health well-being. Least I can do is respect your distance if you want it.

Do hope you feel better soon! Just remember downing bottles of bleach doesn’t tend to work that well.👍

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Kidfried

@Blooper987 "Last thing we want is governments telling us how to live our last year of high school that we get to spend with friends"

Prepare for adulthood and always being told what to do. :')

Kidfried

Kidfried

Psychological tests have already shown us time and time again that adolescents tend to choose short term satisfaction over long term gain moreso than adults.

Combined with the fact that younger people tend to go out more than adults anyway, and I'm not at all surprised that we see younger people ignoring the rules more often.

I roll my eyes way harder when I see parents ignoring the rules, standing closer to me than anyone should be allowed to (even without corona). They are adults, responsible for a family and way more likely to be infected anyway.

Kidfried

Th3solution

It’s good to see that the immunizations are becoming much more common place and accessible. I think they predict the U.S. could be up to 90% vaccinated by the summer. “Project Warp Speed” was probably better termed “Project Faster Than Ever Before But Still Too Slow” but it seems to finally be kicking in. To be fair though, what the collective international scientific community has accomplished with getting the research and development done so quickly is nothing short of amazing.

It gives me hope for the next common foe that hits the earth. When the aliens attack, we’ll be ready to combat them in 12-16 months.

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Kidfried

@Th3solution As long as they can make a profit, corporations can accomplish almost anything.

Kidfried

Th3solution

@Kidfried Yeah, true that nothing would have probably been accomplished without the lure of profitability. It makes me wonder how these other vaccines in development are going to fare. Apparently there are still a handful of other companies’ versions of it that aren’t finished with the studies and they will probably be quite late to the party. That can’t be good for stock prices.

In the U.S. I’ve been pleased to see that the vaccines appear to not cost anything upfront to the individual when they receive it. Health insurances cover it 100% and if a person doesn’t have insurance I think all they need to give is their Social Security number and I think the government fits the bill. If there was a charge, then we’d have no hope of ever getting sufficient vaccination rates to get to herd immunity. We might still not get there. Either way, it looks like we’ll know a lot more over the next 3 months.

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mookysam

@RogerRoger I felt pretty wretched all weekend but am now mostly just tired. I wasn't prepared for such an intense reaction! And yeah, this group of schoolgirls walked by me without a care in the world. Kids are one thing, but like @Kidfried says it's shocking how many adults don't seem to care. I think it's often that people are oblivious rather than going out of their way to be *****. I've had people pull their mask down to talk to me and quite a few wearing them below their nose, which drives me up the wall.

@Th3solution They're getting through them extremely swiftly here. The vaccines are free for everyone, but I balk at the cost per dose for the Pfizer and Moderna jabs. Reading how much these pharmaceutical companies will profit from the pandemic and all this human misery makes me sick.
@Kidfried It makes me wonder how many illnesses would have vaccines by now if they affected straight white men more. 🤔

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Octane

mookysam wrote:

It makes me wonder how many illnesses would have vaccines by now if they affected straight white men more. 🤔

That explains why I'm immune to almost all diseases!

Octane

RogerRoger

@mookysam I'm glad to hear you're over the worst of it, at any rate, and hope you're able to rest up and fully recover soon. At least you're protected now (and will be even moreso once you've had the follow-up shot). Let the rest of the oblivious, mask-lowering world get on with killing itself.

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zupertramp

This is admittedly trivial, so I haven't really complained, but since the numbers have dropped (much to my surprise) I don't feel like as much of a jerk for bringing this up.

So here goes. My county releases these infographics regarding the covid numbers. And there's this particular aspect of it that really bothers. Just wondering if I'm being too nitpicky.

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Voltan

@zupertramp You mean the fact that they include "probable" (so unconfirmed) cases in the main number?

Voltan

Voltan

Btw, my parents both got their 1st dose of vaccine today. I'm won't be getting mine until at least June or July, probably. Maybe even later.

Voltan

Ralizah

@mookysam I got my second shot recently and only experienced moderate soreness in my arm. Hopefully that's not a bad sign.

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nessisonett

I don’t see me getting my vaccine for a long time but I’m cool with it to be honest. It’s better they do more vulnerable people first.

Socks before or after trousers, but never socks before pants, that's the rule. Makes a man look scary, like a chicken.

Black Lives Matter. Enough is enough.

zupertramp

Yeah was kinda wondering how everyone was getting on with the vaccines.

It's really way too much work to get vaccinated at the moment and similar to @nessisonett I don't want to make it harder for those more vulnerable to get one. Like my in-laws have only gotten theirs within the past few days and they're both over 65 with health issues. I guess everyone needs to get it but seems weird it's open to everyone now.

Have had people report just having a little soreness in the arm and others saying they felt as if they'd been hit by a truck afterward.

@Voltan nah it wasn't that. It jumps out at me but if I'm the only who sees it perhaps I'm making a mountain out of molehill, as they say. It's not really covid related anyway tbf.

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RogerRoger

@zupertramp Is it that you're only allowed to need medical assistance from the county during weekday business hours? Not much of a hotline if it's closed evenings and weekends (when most people are gonna want to gather, mingle and double-check the rules).

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