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My coworker tested positive mid-week this week.  He's the only person I've actually interacted with at work, and I interacted with him (through masks) for about 15 total minutes the Friday before he tested positive.  I feel fine, and it's been 9 days since contact, which was before he exhibited symptoms.

He had a fever for 2 days, feels flu-like muscle aches now, and says he has sharp kidney pain.

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Well after 7 days in a row treating 40-odd patients daily without any available PPE I unsurprisingly came down with coronavirus symptoms on Monday. All feels a bit weird at home as my wife (who also

grandpa in the ICU .. doctors giving him a 50/50 chance. oof. miserable.

Thanks Jules!

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4 minutes ago, ambermonke said:

Doesn't help that Trump's racist leftovers are scapegoating Asian-Americans over this either.

more than just scapegoating.. hate crimes against asians exploded last year and that trend continues. it's fucking scary dumb frustrating and crazy. 

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9 hours ago, Cryptowen said:

... During the deepst part of the winter my only form of exercise was yoga, and while it's nice to be able to wrap my leg over my shoulder like a backpack strap, at a certain point you just start to feel like you're getting a little too loose

This post had absolutely no business being that provocative.

I came’d.   

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21 hours ago, Cryptowen said:

 

"code red" still ongoing in Montreal. Apparently movie theatres & pools are opening specifically for March Break, but you still can't go out after 8PM, gyms/restaurants/etc are all still closed. i think the next re-assessment is after March Break, fingers crossed that gains are back on the menu soon

 

Did they not delay March break in Quebec? 
It’s been delayed here in Ontario, until April sometime. Presumably in the hopes of preventing another colossal fuckup like what happened post Xmas. 

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Isn't the vaccinations kind of meaningless with all these variants going around? Might help a little. This thing is mutating faster than they can vaccinate

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In Helsinki number of cases is rapidly rising but we're still pretty low compared to most of Europe and North America. Worryingly though 75% of cases are of the British variant. Bars, restaurants, etc still open until 10pm but let's see for how long.

1 minute ago, marf said:

Isn't the vaccinations kind of meaningless with all these variants going around? Might help a little. This thing is mutating faster than they can vaccinate

New variants and even vaccine resistant variants are expected in the vaccination program. The vaccinations will actually push the evolutionary selection for the virus. But new vaccines are now easy to develop for the variants and it's relatively quick to change the production lines. There are probably going to be yearly or bi-yearly vaccinations for the next few years for new variants like we have for the influenza. Influenza actually mutates much faster than corona viruses so it might be not that bad.

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43 minutes ago, chenGOD said:

Did they not delay March break in Quebec?

Seems to be on schedule for the first week of March. All the movie theatres etc are being opened back up for the children, which imo is another example of the ridiculous handling of the lockdown procedure (along with keeping schools open while shutting down basically everything else for months & months). I feel like there's a strong likelihood that cases will go back up as a result of this, and that will be justification for keeping all of these measures in place even longer.

It's been kind of wild to watch the public opinion shift since the early fall. I feel like most people (who weren't covid conspiracy theorist or anti-government types more generally) were all onboard the "we're in this together!" train prior to the second lockdown starting in October. But the handling of this second lockdown has been widely seen as extremely incompetent. The idea of 8PM curfew being maintained once it's no longer dark at 8PM (so let's say another couple months) seems to be what a lot of people are pointing to as their ultimate breaking point.

tbh it's depressing going on the montreal reddit page & gradually seeing more & more randos talking about how they feel like their life has completely stalled, how their marriage is falling apart, how they've developed a substance dependency or have gotten extremely out of shape. I've got to count my blessings here - sure I'm a little pissy about not being able to lift weights, but in most ways my mental health is more stable than its ever been, and in some areas of my life (reading, making music) I've been really thriving this last year.

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5 hours ago, Cryptowen said:

Seems to be on schedule for the first week of March. All the movie theatres etc are being opened back up for the children, which imo is another example of the ridiculous handling of the lockdown procedure (along with keeping schools open while shutting down basically everything else for months & months).

Yes it’s a little weird to open up the theatres for the kids. The elementary schools here in Ottawa have generally shown that they are not vectors for transmissions, and I don’t believe my kid’s school has had a single case (can’t speak for other schools). The HS kids have been largely virtual but there have been more cases for sure there. It’s a real catch-22, because you can see the impact lockdown has on the young kids. It’s dramatic. They need and thrive on that social interaction that simply can’t be replicated even virtually (we did that for 2 months, and while my kid’s teachers were heroic in their efforts, you could see the kids were really starting to lose it towards the end of the second month). 
 

I suppose it largely depends on the area one lives in and the reliability and honesty of people when self-reporting. We’ve kept ours home twice for sniffles, two weeks each time with negative tests. Really tough for her (she’s very extroverted), but she tried her best to understand the situation. 
 

I think it’s likely going to be a series of smaller and smaller clusterfucks until the vaccines have been delivered fully. Then we’ll have to learn to live with it like we do the flu, but with more stringent precautions and more work from home (which I love).

 

 

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half million dead in the states in less than 12 months. 

leading causes of death in the US are usually cancer and heart disease, each around a half million per year.

here's trump saying masks give you covid

 

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There are still people that believe it doesn't exist.

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1 hour ago, Braintree said:

There are still people that believe it doesn't exist.

yes, and just like finding out IRL friends you've known forever (but haven't kept up with in awhile) supported Trump - it is incredibly disheartening and emotionally confusing to see old friends post stuff about the "scamdemic" online. it's like you thought you knew this person fairly well at one point in life, and now it's like I'm not so sure any more. end of the day, I have to think is this worth losing a 20+ year friendship over, or bite my tongue and wait until it passes. or maybe this never passes, and they're lost down the rabbit hole forever... 

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3 hours ago, very honest said:

half million dead in the states in less than 12 months. 

leading causes of death in the US are usually cancer and heart disease, each around a half million per year.

here's trump saying masks give you covid

 

trump is obviously insane. this type of talk from him is all about what he thinks wearing masks means to his image and how it reflects on him. it's his way of thinking and working. it's always about him. if you're wondering why he's saying such stupid things.. it's about him. 

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2 hours ago, zero said:

or maybe this never passes, and they're lost down the rabbit hole forever... 

covid will be effectively a non threat in the US by May/June and a non threat globally by Fall

My prediction based on the recent numbers 

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12 minutes ago, mister miller said:

covid will be effectively a non threat in the US by May/June and a non threat globally by Fall

My prediction based on the recent numbers 

there's about 100 countries that haven't vaccinated a single person. 

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29 minutes ago, mister miller said:

covid will be effectively a non threat in the US by May/June and a non threat globally by Fall

My prediction based on the recent numbers 

that sounds a little too optimistic. 

and I suppose my rambling about never passing and rabbit holes was more about all the insane BS people believe in now because someone said it online, and therefore it must be true.

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2 hours ago, zero said:

yes, and just like finding out IRL friends you've known forever (but haven't kept up with in awhile) supported Trump - it is incredibly disheartening and emotionally confusing to see old friends post stuff about the "scamdemic" online. it's like you thought you knew this person fairly well at one point in life, and now it's like I'm not so sure any more. end of the day, I have to think is this worth losing a 20+ year friendship over, or bite my tongue and wait until it passes. or maybe this never passes, and they're lost down the rabbit hole forever... 

I have a friend that got kicked out of city hall for not wanting to wear a mask last spring or summer. These people are out there, unfortunately. I had a different friend recently ask "do you actually know anyone that's gotten it?" which I felt I had to shut down super fast.

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On 2/22/2021 at 3:14 PM, Cryptowen said:

Seems to be on schedule for the first week of March. All the movie theatres etc are being opened back up for the children, which imo is another example of the ridiculous handling of the lockdown procedure (along with keeping schools open while shutting down basically everything else for months & months). I feel like there's a strong likelihood that cases will go back up as a result of this, and that will be justification for keeping all of these measures in place even longer.

It's been kind of wild to watch the public opinion shift since the early fall. I feel like most people (who weren't covid conspiracy theorist or anti-government types more generally) were all onboard the "we're in this together!" train prior to the second lockdown starting in October. But the handling of this second lockdown has been widely seen as extremely incompetent. The idea of 8PM curfew being maintained once it's no longer dark at 8PM (so let's say another couple months) seems to be what a lot of people are pointing to as their ultimate breaking point.

tbh it's depressing going on the montreal reddit page & gradually seeing more & more randos talking about how they feel like their life has completely stalled, how their marriage is falling apart, how they've developed a substance dependency or have gotten extremely out of shape. I've got to count my blessings here - sure I'm a little pissy about not being able to lift weights, but in most ways my mental health is more stable than its ever been, and in some areas of my life (reading, making music) I've been really thriving this last year.

this

all of it

(except the lifting weight part)

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38 minutes ago, Braintree said:

I have a friend that got kicked out of city hall for not wanting to wear a mask last spring or summer. These people are out there, unfortunately. I had a different friend recently ask "do you actually know anyone that's gotten it?" which I felt I had to shut down super fast.

Yeah...my own sister chucked out that there'd been no excess deaths and 'they' were just recording all deaths as c-19. She mentioned it in such an offhand way, I was completely blindsided. After more probing, turns out she's both anti vax AND anti lockdown. Fucking pick one luv, otherwise we're never gonna get out of this mess.

Silly cow.

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10 hours ago, ignatius said:

trump is obviously insane. this type of talk from him is all about what he thinks wearing masks means to his image and how it reflects on him. it's his way of thinking and working. it's always about him. if you're wondering why he's saying such stupid things.. it's about him. 

i wonder if 200,000 americans would be alive if the narcissist didn't wear orange makeup.

assuming it was only malignant narcissism is being generous. he facilitated its spread at every turn.

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This second dose is not a game. It was unusual in that my arm got immediately sore--less than 5 minutes after injection. The first dose was no different than a standard vaccination; like a 2 out of 10 on soreness scale on the next day.

I got the second jab yesterday at 0730. By 0030 that night, it's exactly like the flu: restlessness that goes into muscle pains, chills, runny nose. Everyone is different but use that 17 hour lag time to clean up, get snacks, etc. 

 

24 hours out and feeling proper shite. I'm at 102F (39C) currently. What I hate most is the low-key delerium/neuropsych stuff that comes with these states. Some theorize that inflammatory states and poor sleep could be behind up to 80% of the psychiatric diagnostic corpus. 

 

Anyway, I'm extremely grateful for my 5G chip and this experience is like hand in glove with the new Adam Curtis doc, which I just wrapped up. We're all gonna be(obey)ok 😂

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12 minutes ago, xxx said:

This second dose is not a game. It was unusual in that my arm got immediately sore--less than 5 minutes after injection. The first dose was no different than a standard vaccination; like a 2 out of 10 on soreness scale on the next day.

I got the second jab yesterday at 0730. By 0030 that night, it's exactly like the flu: restlessness that goes into muscle pains, chills, runny nose. Everyone is different but use that 17 hour lag time to clean up, get snacks, etc. 

 

24 hours out and feeling proper shite. I'm at 102F (39C) currently. What I hate most is the low-key delerium/neuropsych stuff that comes with these states. Some theorize that inflammatory states and poor sleep could be behind up to 80% of the psychiatric diagnostic corpus. 

 

Anyway, I'm extremely grateful for my 5G chip and this experience is like hand in glove with the new Adam Curtis doc, which I just wrapped up. We're all gonna be(obey)ok 😂

Hang in there, brother.

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45 minutes ago, xxx said:

This second dose is not a game. It was unusual in that my arm got immediately sore--less than 5 minutes after injection. The first dose was no different than a standard vaccination; like a 2 out of 10 on soreness scale on the next day.

I got the second jab yesterday at 0730. By 0030 that night, it's exactly like the flu: restlessness that goes into muscle pains, chills, runny nose. Everyone is different but use that 17 hour lag time to clean up, get snacks, etc. 

 

24 hours out and feeling proper shite. I'm at 102F (39C) currently. What I hate most is the low-key delerium/neuropsych stuff that comes with these states. Some theorize that inflammatory states and poor sleep could be behind up to 80% of the psychiatric diagnostic corpus. 

 

Anyway, I'm extremely grateful for my 5G chip and this experience is like hand in glove with the new Adam Curtis doc, which I just wrapped up. We're all gonna be(obey)ok 😂

Has Bill Gates contacted you yet? I heard you got a personal welcome message once the chip was implanted.

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49 minutes ago, xxx said:

This second dose is not a game. It was unusual in that my arm got immediately sore--less than 5 minutes after injection. The first dose was no different than a standard vaccination; like a 2 out of 10 on soreness scale on the next day.

I got the second jab yesterday at 0730. By 0030 that night, it's exactly like the flu: restlessness that goes into muscle pains, chills, runny nose. Everyone is different but use that 17 hour lag time to clean up, get snacks, etc. 

 

24 hours out and feeling proper shite. I'm at 102F (39C) currently. What I hate most is the low-key delerium/neuropsych stuff that comes with these states. Some theorize that inflammatory states and poor sleep could be behind up to 80% of the psychiatric diagnostic corpus. 

 

Anyway, I'm extremely grateful for my 5G chip and this experience is like hand in glove with the new Adam Curtis doc, which I just wrapped up. We're all gonna be(obey)ok 😂

Been there (minus actual fever, tho i still had chills), should be over in a day or two... All it took in my case was 12 hours of sleep. Get well soon! 😘

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On 2/24/2021 at 9:29 PM, mister miller said:

covid will be effectively a non threat in the US by May/June and a non threat globally by Fall

My prediction based on the recent numbers 

far too many people assuming that if their country is vaccinated, the issue is solved. unfortunately, it's global ... every pocket of significant population size generates variants. every variant has the potential to break any existing vaccine. any vaccination done can be undone by this process. covid is endemic now. it will take years (if ever entirely possible) to eradicate it. more likely we'll always be dealing with it. annual boosters or new versions of a vaccine that has to keep dealing with the tracked variants of most concern or prevalence.

i've noticed a lot of USA folk having trouble wrapping their head around viruses, transmission, protection over the last year. not blaming, just pointing it out - i think it's both trump, the population size, and the effects of social media, poor news outlets and so on.

for those that don't think it's real, i assume it's a shock to their system and they can't quantify or accept the hugely varying intersecting issues.

i lost a family member to it around a year ago. i've seen friends lose their taste and smell. one colleague of my brothers had a friend who fell ill and tested positive before christmas; two days from positive results to death. it can happy very quickly. and will keep happening for years to come.

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