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Coronavirus Thread v.2
« on: May 28, 2021, 01:15:36 PM »
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Re: Coronavirus Thread v.2
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2021, 01:17:53 PM »
Finally getting a vaccine next month, first shot scheduled in the middle of June.

I won't show up in this thread again though, the discussion is a bit too much for me honestly.
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Re: Coronavirus Thread v.2
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2021, 01:25:37 PM »
We're still doing this coronavirus thing then?






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Re: Coronavirus Thread v.2
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2021, 01:33:44 PM »
Its just the flu

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Re: Coronavirus Thread v.2
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2021, 01:41:20 PM »
The old thread wasn't that long... Shit it was only #5 on the list.


Still, it will always be remembered for having the best opening response ever... Nice work Bill

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Re: Coronavirus Thread v.2
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2021, 02:20:18 PM »
Did the last thread finally got its vaccination?
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Re: Coronavirus Thread v.2
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2021, 02:38:17 PM »
I lived through the pandemic apocalypse and all I got was a lousy mask...

And the sniffles.

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« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2021, 08:27:45 PM »
Still, it will always be remembered for having the best opening response ever... Nice work Bill

Those first could pages are a fascinating time capsule. I've read through them a couple times these past 12+ months.

Second shot today at a county mass vaccination site. Still impressed by how the processed was managed. Hats off to that crew.
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« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2021, 11:15:19 PM »
Still, it will always be remembered for having the best opening response ever... Nice work Bill

Those first could pages are a fascinating time capsule. I've read through them a couple times these past 12+ months.

Second shot today at a county mass vaccination site. Still impressed by how the processed was managed. Hats off to that crew.

There's a brilliant transition right around pg 3 or 4 where everyone is realizing that 'holy shit...we might be in deep trouble'

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« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2021, 03:43:32 AM »
I got my first shot yesterday. My Wi-Fi has been acting up all day today. Hmmm...

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« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2021, 05:05:51 AM »
Still, it will always be remembered for having the best opening response ever... Nice work Bill

Those first could pages are a fascinating time capsule. I've read through them a couple times these past 12+ months.

Definitively. None of us was prepared for it, I was one of those who took it immediately seriously, and yet I was thinking it was a short time problem. I was thinking that spring 2020's lockdown was the equivalent of staying in a refuge while the hurricane is passing, and once it passed, the sky would be clear. I remember someone planning a trip to Italy and discussing it with me, and I was saying stuff like "well, spring is gone, I believe that by July it will all be over and you can travel freely".

Boy I was wrong.
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« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2021, 06:20:14 AM »
I didn't verbalize it to anyone around me at the time as I didn't want to come off as Mr. Pessimist, but I remember last March a few friends and family members saying stuff along the lines of, "I hope this is over in a few weeks," or something to that effect, and I just remember thinking, "No way will this be over that quickly. The country doesn't shut down for something that will go away quickly."  Sadly, I was right.  To be at the point we are now is a great feeling, though, and I pray the worst really is over and we do not see relapse with the virus here soon.

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« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2021, 06:53:46 AM »
I got the second shot today and I'm looking forward to start seeing friends again after fifteen months.  ;D

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« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2021, 07:00:16 AM »
I too didn't take it seriously at the start. I figured it'd be similar to the SARS pandemic years ago but not on the scale that it turned out to be.

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Re: Coronavirus Thread v.2
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2021, 07:40:03 AM »
I too didn't take it seriously at the start. I figured it'd be similar to the SARS pandemic years ago but not on the scale that it turned out to be.

Me too, and I think that was one of my first initial posts on the matter.  Someone shared with me a site that talked about the math of virus and epidemiology, and that was my holy-fuck / aha (not in a good way) moment.  That was the first Thursday in March - I remember because it was on a team call that I got that website.
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« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2021, 07:41:49 AM »
I too didn't take it seriously at the start. I figured it'd be similar to the SARS pandemic years ago but not on the scale that it turned out to be.

That's where I was as well. It wasn't till Italy went down for the count and I started getting really frightening reports from an old flame who lives in Milan that I got really scared and really serious about it.

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« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2021, 08:09:25 AM »
I didn't verbalize it to anyone around me at the time as I didn't want to come off as Mr. Pessimist, but I remember last March a few friends and family members saying stuff along the lines of, "I hope this is over in a few weeks," or something to that effect, and I just remember thinking, "No way will this be over that quickly. The country doesn't shut down for something that will go away quickly."  Sadly, I was right.  To be at the point we are now is a great feeling, though, and I pray the worst really is over and we do not see relapse with the virus here soon.

I'm with ya on this. I was the same way. I saw a Joe Rogan podcast with Michael Olsterholm and knew we were in for a shit-storm. It isn't as much about pessimism as much as it is about realism. 

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Re: Coronavirus Thread v.2
« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2021, 08:40:41 AM »
Still, it will always be remembered for having the best opening response ever... Nice work Bill

Those first could pages are a fascinating time capsule. I've read through them a couple times these past 12+ months.

Second shot today at a county mass vaccination site. Still impressed by how the processed was managed. Hats off to that crew.



There's a brilliant transition right around pg 3 or 4 where everyone is realizing that 'holy shit...we might be in deep trouble'

It's fascinating to watch that in hindsight, isn't it?

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« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2021, 08:48:05 AM »
Still, it will always be remembered for having the best opening response ever... Nice work Bill

Those first could pages are a fascinating time capsule. I've read through them a couple times these past 12+ months.

Second shot today at a county mass vaccination site. Still impressed by how the processed was managed. Hats off to that crew.



There's a brilliant transition right around pg 3 or 4 where everyone is realizing that 'holy shit...we might be in deep trouble'

It's fascinating to watch that in hindsight, isn't it?

Yup, akin to reflecting on one's youth and thinking "awwww, we were so cute and naive back then"  :lol

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« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2021, 09:18:41 AM »
My kid got his first shot yesterday, hell be last in my immediate family to be fully vaccinated. Its a different feeling having your kid get it then getting it yourself.
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« Reply #20 on: May 29, 2021, 03:41:18 PM »
Getting my first shot next Tuesday, after my parents got one last week, grandparents got both already. I'm relieved but also kinda scared. I don't believe in any conspiracy theory but my FB has been full of it lately and I can't help but read comments, like someone trying to poison us with it, people are dying from blood cloths etc. Just came here for some light comments as I see most of you are happy and well with it :hug: I hope we all see the end of it soon
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« Reply #21 on: May 30, 2021, 03:29:25 AM »
Getting my first shot next Tuesday, after my parents got one last week, grandparents got both already. I'm relieved but also kinda scared. I don't believe in any conspiracy theory but my FB has been full of it lately and I can't help but read comments, like someone trying to poison us with it, people are dying from blood cloths etc. Just came here for some light comments as I see most of you are happy and well with it :hug: I hope we all see the end of it soon

"They're poisoning us with it" is so lame and stupid that doesn't even need a comment, not everything is a global conspiracy FFS, and even if it was, it certainly wouldn't be discovered by your Aunt Karen on Facebook.

Blood cloths... shit can happen once in a million or even less. Every medication you take has potential damages. I don't know how it is in other parts of the world, but in Italy with every medicine you buy there's a small paper with tiny writing describing everything, from way to take to medicine, to possible collateral damages, if you have those too, go and read them, even the aspirine is a potential threat. Everything is a potential threat, included planes flying over your house and then crashing, from soneone running you over with the car while you're going to take the vaccine. The benefits of the vaccines, in the entire history of vaccines, have always greatly outweighed the possible risks, risks that are potentially present in the common aspirin as well.
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« Reply #22 on: May 30, 2021, 06:45:55 AM »
Yup... Blood clot rate from the vaccine is about 1/200,000. Rate from dying of covid in the USA is about 1/500.

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« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2021, 10:18:49 AM »
I'm on blood thinners the rest of my life. I got 2 shots. I'm ok.
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« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2021, 03:28:29 PM »
NJ lifted the mask mandate on Friday, I went to the grocery store and a wawa, both had signs up saying to still wear a mask so I did.  Sunday I went on a date to an arcade and dinner, nieither had people with masks on so we took ours off as well.  It was soooo nice to have a normal day in public without wearing a mask.  Went back out today with out it, even to another grocery store.  Feels good.

Getting my first shot next Tuesday, after my parents got one last week, grandparents got both already. I'm relieved but also kinda scared. I don't believe in any conspiracy theory but my FB has been full of it lately and I can't help but read comments, like someone trying to poison us with it, people are dying from blood cloths etc. Just came here for some light comments as I see most of you are happy and well with it :hug: I hope we all see the end of it soon

And all of what I wrote above is only posible because of the vaccines.  So you definitely should not feel worried and be happy to have it available to you so everyone can get back to "normal" sooner than later.

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« Reply #25 on: May 31, 2021, 04:24:34 PM »
Getting my first shot next Tuesday, after my parents got one last week, grandparents got both already. I'm relieved but also kinda scared. I don't believe in any conspiracy theory but my FB has been full of it lately and I can't help but read comments, like someone trying to poison us with it, people are dying from blood cloths etc. Just came here for some light comments as I see most of you are happy and well with it :hug: I hope we all see the end of it soon
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Never seen an American TV commercial for prescription drugs, huh?  Half of every commercial is spent rhyming off the possible side effects and dangers. Even in a 1 minute commercial.
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« Reply #26 on: May 31, 2021, 04:26:55 PM »

Never seen an American TV commercial for prescription drugs, huh?  Half of every commercial is spent rhyming off the possible side effects and dangers. Even in a 1 minute commercial.

Sometimes you think, yeah, I'll just take my chances with the disease.
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« Reply #27 on: May 31, 2021, 06:02:17 PM »

Never seen an American TV commercial for prescription drugs, huh?  Half of every commercial is spent rhyming off the possible side effects and dangers. Even in a 1 minute commercial.

Sometimes you think, yeah, I'll just take my chances with the disease.

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« Reply #28 on: May 31, 2021, 06:14:39 PM »

Never seen an American TV commercial for prescription drugs, huh?  Half of every commercial is spent rhyming off the possible side effects and dangers. Even in a 1 minute commercial.

Sometimes you think, yeah, I'll just take my chances with the disease.

Ever since drug commercials started drug costs went through the roof. 

That's because those dumb commercials cost crazy money. Big business again for something that shouldn't be big business. 
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« Reply #29 on: June 01, 2021, 07:24:30 AM »
Attended a wedding over the weekend.

Everyone was vaccinated, so no masks.  Big fun.
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« Reply #30 on: June 01, 2021, 07:32:37 AM »
Attended a wedding over the weekend.

Everyone was claims they were vaccinated, so no masks.  Big fun.

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« Reply #31 on: June 01, 2021, 09:30:33 AM »
Attended a wedding over the weekend.

Everyone was claims they were vaccinated, so no masks.  Big fun.

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« Reply #32 on: June 01, 2021, 11:16:04 AM »

Never seen an American TV commercial for prescription drugs, huh?  Half of every commercial is spent rhyming off the possible side effects and dangers. Even in a 1 minute commercial.

Sometimes you think, yeah, I'll just take my chances with the disease.

Ever since drug commercials started drug costs went through the roof. 

That's because those dumb commercials cost crazy money. Big business again for something that shouldn't be big business.

Arguably one of the three greatest marketing coups of all time (from a marketing standpoint): getting patients - who are not a front-line customer of most pharmaceutical companies - to lobby their doctors to get certain drugs.  Sheer brilliance.  Built in, invested sales persons who won't take no for an answer, and complicit doctors who now have to consider losing a patient base because they are not informed or willing to prescribe the latest and greatest. 

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« Reply #33 on: June 01, 2021, 11:18:55 AM »
Are people experiencing others who are lying about receiving the vaccine?   I'm not sure how we would really know; I know for me, far more have gotten the vaccine than are saying "I'm going to wait", but I haven't been checking cards (I do carry mine with me).

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« Reply #34 on: June 01, 2021, 12:00:18 PM »

Never seen an American TV commercial for prescription drugs, huh?  Half of every commercial is spent rhyming off the possible side effects and dangers. Even in a 1 minute commercial.

Sometimes you think, yeah, I'll just take my chances with the disease.

Ever since drug commercials started drug costs went through the roof. 

That's because those dumb commercials cost crazy money. Big business again for something that shouldn't be big business.

Arguably one of the three greatest marketing coups of all time (from a marketing standpoint): getting patients - who are not a front-line customer of most pharmaceutical companies - to lobby their doctors to get certain drugs.  Sheer brilliance.  Built in, invested sales persons who won't take no for an answer, and complicit doctors who now have to consider losing a patient base because they are not informed or willing to prescribe the latest and greatest.

Add to that doctors promoting these drugs instead of a generic drug that can do the same for a lesser cost.  You have to ask or you won't get that info from a doctor.  That irks me as well.  LOL
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