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    Well, my sister’s boyfriend got COVID.
    His parents are covidiots. They have been going out to dine at restaurants the whole entire time. They got mildly sick, didn’t get tested, spread it to their son, and he’s suffering badly right now. All because of his dumbass parents. Things he loves now taste disgusting, he’s having flu-like symptoms, a high fever, just miserable. Thankfully not bad enough to warrant a hospital stay.
    This whole “young people don’t get this” crap needs to stop. He’s very lucky he’s healthy and athletic or this could have turned out a lot worse.

    In other news, we finally approved Pfizer’s vaccine. I hope this means the general public will get the vaccine earlier now. I really miss seeing people.
     
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    Well, my boss told me on Thursday that someone in our office has Covid but not to worry, I wasn’t exposed to it.

    I’m still trying to figure out how my boss knows that we were exposed to it..
     
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    hmmmm... perhaps keep some distance from your boss as a precaution?
     
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    your boss should tell you who got it, not to point the finger at this person but to ensure that you are 100% you are safe.
    I mean, this person could take the bus or train with you,!
     
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    excellent, im going to start using that!
     
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    I would very much prefer if they did this but I think its like a legal thing where you cant tell everyone who exactly is infected. Which is a crock of shit.
     
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    That is exactly right. Can't tell everyone else which person is infected unless that person gives written consent first.

    Honestly that is a great rule because there is an abundance of ignorance and no one deserves to suffer retaliation for just getting sick. Imagine what would happen to an Asian or Hispanic or Black person working in a meat packing plant in the south if the boss called him/her out over the loudspeaker and told the rest of the workers that they had the China virus. We live in a society where too many people think getting sick means you are either lazy or weak or God willed it upon you.
     
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    Yeah, disclosing someone else's medical information would be a HIPAA violation.
     
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    The vaccine is on the move, crossing my fingers that we’ll be able to get it in Q1 2021 instead of Q2 2021.
     
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    I'm not expecting a vaccine for me until Q1 2022.
     
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    I'm expecting to find one on eBay in time for Xmas!
     
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    Don't expect Santa to have such items in its stocks, the pharmaceutical labs aren't going to let someone else distribute their candies :D
     
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    YJA if you want it still in package and with all seals. Tho it might come from a smoking home.

    I have so many in my life that work in ‘essential’ jobs and hospitals that I cannot wait for this vaccine to get out there. My anxiety is at an all time high out here
     
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    It appears as though there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Those of us who believe they are relatively healthy and without pre-existing conditions that may lower our survival chances should continue what we have been doing... acting smart and responsible. Wear our masks, social distance and just use our goddamn common sense. The initial run of vaccinations are going to the right folk. Even if we are all slated for a 3rd or even 4th quarter, herd immunity will still have started and the odds of us getting the virus will lower in percentage.

    We have all been dealing with this for about 10 months. Isn't it second nature for most of us to go out wearing our mask, staying distant, remaining cautious and safe? It SUCKS, yes, but we have this. If need be we as individuals and as a group can do it another 10 months.

    Quite frankly, let big pharma earn huge profits from this. It's a pandemic. This is literally a life and death situation. Over 300k dead in the US alone... and climbing. We're not talking about the little blue pill here or some acne cream...
     
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    So far this entire pandemic has been a reenactment of the movie Contagion, just with C list actors. At the end of that movie the vaccine was being stolen by gunpoint and resold on the black market so I assume once we get one that doesn't need to be so frozen all hell will break lose.
     
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    There were 23 companies working on a Covid vaccine back in May. As of today, there are 13 vaccines in phase 3 testing. Moderna will get the approval in a matter of days with articles stating it could be available by Christmas. Several more will also start showing up in the first quarter ( J & J, Astra...both of which are cheaper and easier to store) and this is vaccines. We have actual disease prevention medicines in the works as well (Regenerons antibody cocktail) which is also testing nasal spray instead of infusion.

    I’m a very glass half empty person, mostly a miserable sack of shit but this is all very good news. I’m probably the most unessential organism on the face of the Earth and I can stay in my house forever without much issue (minus my rapidly deteriorating mental state) so I’ll wait my turn and be happy that it’s going to the people that need it.
     
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    You know what I was thinking about last night? That COVID-deniers say “It’s just like the flu.”
    Excuse me, “just” the flu? The flu is absolutely MISERABLE. When I was a kiddo I got the flu and at one point my fever shot up to ~104.3F and I lost consciousness. According to my mom, she found me with my eyes rolled back into my head. I woke to EMTs swarming my room.
    “Just the flu” my ass.
     
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    As of now, only 70+M ppl out of 7+B have been known to have got the virus. That's about 1%. Let's say the actual count is about 5-10%.
    If all vaccines work as advertised and the cheapest of them get to EVERYBODY, whenever, AND communal spread stops after that, it's still some time, read years, away before this thing can be considered under control. Until then, avoid this planet's top life form at all cost.
    Just recently, news about the Chinese vaccine causing some issues in some people surfaced. Luckily the Pfizer/Moderna/Zeneca variants are flawless. You don't even have to worry about internet geniuses that KNOW, just KNOW, that this thing is fake. Good luck to all of us?! No such thing.
    Also, if you are a mink? We only liked you for your fur anyway..
     
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    The good news? They're digging up them Danish Minks to burn them.. they won't be hurting us no more!
     
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    Bad time to be a Danish Mink
     
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    Imagine getting a call Christmas day that your best friend had died of Covid. Well that was me, and i feel like I'm standing in a whirlpool of creeping nightmare. The span of which is too hard for me to fathom right now as he probably died gasping and alone and his body is probably being stored in some makeshift locker full of others while his only daughter cries alone.
    Regardless how you feel about me or my work....
    Please, please, PLEASE be safe everyone.
     
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    My sincere condolences, Paul. That is an absolutely horrid call to receive, and a terrible thought process to go through. For what it’s worth, my thoughts to you and his daughter.
     
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    Mine is a microcosm when it compares to what has been going on and all the possible known and current) scenarios being faced. I can't even imagine right now, but for some it hits home late no matter what. The cloud finally seeps under the door for us. I was having nightmares all night of the carbon monoxide alarm going off. Afraid we would die in our sleep and couldn't move to open a window.
     

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