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« Reply #885 on: October 11, 2022, 05:20:47 PM »

And I bet 50% also has it, is asymptomatic and isn't testing, and is spreading it on...

This is getting insane...

Sure, it is no where near as deadly for the general population as it was originally, the vaccines and treatments have seen to that, but there are still those of us at risk, even vaxxed and masked.

Had a sales rep waltz in past our "please mask" sign, coughing and snuffling, wanting to talk about special offer sheets on his products (that we do carry).  He proceeds to take out his binder, couch into his sleeve, and then start reeling out pages, licking his fingers for each one and trying to hand them to me (wearing a mask and staying 6 feet away). 

As a sales rep, he should have picked up on the signals, used one of the free masks he waltzed by, and offered to email me the info.  instead, he gets zero business and wastes the trip.

Normally, I would have asked him to mask or leave, but I was just so taken aback by his brazen attitude that I stood there in shock. 

 

yikes is all i gotta say... and im not talking about the sales rep
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« Reply #886 on: October 11, 2022, 10:05:42 PM »

I am headed to Toronto on Friday morning for the Blue Jays wild card games this weekend. We will definitely be wearing KN95 masks on the flight. 

I spend about 54 hours in planes and airports a month.  Mask rules vary around the world, and honestly I don?t know if it actually makes dramatic differences at this point because we?ve likely all had it once at least whether we know it or not.  I?m generally more concerned about recycled air in hotels than anything else.
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« Reply #887 on: October 20, 2022, 03:37:14 AM »

Got our Bivalent shots today. Same symptoms, sore shoulder, mild headache. 
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« Reply #888 on: October 20, 2022, 01:56:01 PM »

Woke up this morning headache gone, shoulder a little stiff, but I have some fishing to do. lol
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« Reply #889 on: October 20, 2022, 03:46:04 PM »

Booked my pFizer bivalent booster for next week.  Been waiting for the BA.5 coverage...

My research says that either bi-valent is great, Moderna is stronger and is effective against omicron, pFizer not as strong, but more specific to BA.5... I thought there would be more of a difference, but I'm happy to get the pFizer

AZ, AZ, pFizer, Novavax, pFizer bi-valent.  5 shots, 4 different varieties. 

Happy with the mix, and coverage, and will be in line for the next one when available.  I really, really don't ever want to see two lines on a test.  Ever.  Becasue I just know I will have an adverse outcome, either during infection or worse, long covid...
 
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« Reply #890 on: October 20, 2022, 05:44:36 PM »

We took the pfizer bi-valent. 
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« Reply #891 on: October 20, 2022, 05:44:58 PM »

Woke up this morning headache gone, shoulder a little stiff, but I have some fishing to do. lol

Get at 'em! I found acetaminophen really helped with the the shoulder stiffness and general achiness post-booster.

Going after walters?
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« Reply #892 on: October 20, 2022, 07:56:42 PM »

Yes, we are hunting big walleye's today and tomorrow. Little cool on the water but warmed up once we found a nice honey hole.
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« Reply #893 on: October 21, 2022, 02:42:33 PM »

Yes, we are hunting big walleye's today and tomorrow. Little cool on the water but warmed up once we found a nice honey hole.

Ah, my envy. Hope you slayed!
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« Reply #894 on: October 24, 2022, 05:11:44 PM »

Covid numbers going up, only about 5% are wearing masks in public. Children making up about 50% of the covid cases.
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« Reply #895 on: October 26, 2022, 08:48:59 PM »

So, shot 5 in the arm, and the flu shot.  AZ, AZ pF, Novavax and now pF bivalent with BA.5...

I know too many people with it, and getting over it.  This is not done, by any stretch, and we are heading into the prime transmission season for it.

Something that has been bugging me, I see all the anti-lockdown people (mostly in the US) crying about the "learning deficit" that lockdowns created, and that now it is being shown that children weren't at risk, so locking down schools was wrong and a waste.  None of them seem to realize there were more than children in a school.  Many of the teachers were at risk people.  Plunking them in the middle of a classroom full of germ farm kids would have been a death senence for many, many teachers and other school staffers.  But that message doesn't sell, does it.

Yes, I am concerned about where we are, and where we are going re:pandemics.  COVID isn't going to be the last one we will face, and how we come out of this will have a large influence on how we enter the next one.  And no, Monkey pox doesn't count, 

Avian flu is killing off huge numbers of birds, and is being carried by wild, migrating birds.  The farm where popular tik tok star Emanuel the Emu got it, and  99% of the birds on the farm died.  Turns out he got very very sick as well, but he didn't have it, just stress, and is recovering.  But Avian Flu is a real thing, and affecting American Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners.

Who knows what or how the next big one is going to hit, but much of the world is an overpopulated cess pool, with poor health care, hygiene and nutrition, and its only getting worse.  And idiots are playing with "gain of function" in viruses is just asking for trouble.  Its going to happen again, and the next one could make COVID look like a walk in the park. 

I'm just worried that the lessons being learned now are wrong, and are being spun to fit certain narratives, and will create a subculture that is going to poo-poo potential pandemics in the future, and be happy with a 75% survival rate next time around. 

I hope I'm wrong, and we don't see another pandemic for a century, and that the public will respond responsibly if it should.  But in light of present happenings, I think that is unlikely.
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« Reply #896 on: November 01, 2022, 03:03:48 AM »

Our neighbor dies at the age of 56. Apparently, she contracted covid 4 times in the past year and was not vaccinate. She believed that each time she got covid her immune system would get stronger. Very sad for her husband and son.
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« Reply #897 on: November 02, 2022, 01:31:03 PM »

Such a sad and preventable outcome.

Something I have noticed lately on social media is a shift...

Ant-vaxxers used to mean people who were opposed to the vaccines.

Now, it seems like anti-vaxxers are against the vaccinated.

Not sure how or why this switched, but it is saddening.

The rhetoric about Fauci, the CDC, WHO is also disturbing,  Quoting a pFizer exec's testimony that the vaccines were never tested to see if they prevented transmission... and making like that is an admission of fault/liability of some sort.  How do you study if they prevent transmission?  Why is that even a question?

And now, people are saying because the vaccines allow infection without symptoms (which is a great thing for the vaccinated, and one of the reasons to get vaccinated, to prevent bad outcomes), they potentially made it more likely to transmit, because infected people might not know they are infected.

No they are calling for inquiries and prosecution of those that saved countless millions of lives with mandates, mitigation and vaccines.

I really do hope that saner heads prevail, but I don't think they will. 

And when the next pandemic hits (and it will), we are going to be ill prepared to fight the way we did against COVID, and too many people will be victims of this rhetoric.
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« Reply #898 on: November 03, 2022, 06:19:50 PM »

Just got back into the city today. Stop off at No-Fills in Charleswood and noticed a lot more people wearing masks.

Oct. 23-29. 116 Hospitalized for covid, also 21 deaths. Over 90 people in the ICU.

My sister-in-law just tested positive for covid this morning. Was at a big Halloween bash on Friday night. Was to be heading to Mexico Saturday morning.
 
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« Reply #899 on: November 14, 2022, 04:30:39 PM »

800 people who tested positive for Covid escorted off a cruise ship in Australia.

My wife says the hospital she was working at on Saturday, had a ton of people coming in with flu like symptoms. Most haven't had a flu shot this year because they thought the Covid shot they received last year would be good enough. 
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