Discussion in 'Whatever' started by Roger, Mar 2, 2020.
I'm so sorry Paul.
So Cal. Stay home. It's hitting scary hard. The next 2 weeks will be real hell on the front line. You will need to be "worth saving" or "Some Chance of survival" if it isn't already "Pre exiting condition, put them in the hall" which is likely why my friend is gone.
Sending my best, Paul. The worst is knowing the feeling too well. I hope you find solace around those that love you in this difficult time
Virtual hugs, man
I'm really sorry Paul.
Very very sorry to hear about this.
Terrible to hear. Very sorry for your loss, Paul.
Only talking with Mrs Anti Social earlier in the week about how, with a vaccine getting rolled-out and some 'light at the end of the tunnel', NOW would be a brutal time to get taken down by it.
Sorry for anyone who lost anyone, and sorry for a world where asshats still think it's all about political point-scoring!
Believe the hype and stay safe!
Oh gosh, I’m so sorry Paul....my deepest condolences.
Thanks for your understanding and my attempt at boosting some awareness.
My friend had a lot of high risk factors. Diabetes one of them. He was one of the best krautrock style drummers with a horror-host alternate Ego I've ever played with and I'm going to miss those jam nights. I was so looking forward to getting those back.
Losing a friend is tough, but I can’t imagine how difficult it is to lose someone to a pandemic that COULD have been controlled, but some people decided not to care and let it spread. It’s a sad situation all around. My thoughts are with you, Paul.
I texted my boyfriend and said that once we get our vaccines, I’ll treat him to some Japanese snacks and candy since neither of us bought or exchanged gifts.
He says “I’m probably not getting it”
I ask why and he goes...
“need more info”
God he is such an intelligent person, I don’t understand how he can say something so dumb. If he goes full-blown anti-vaxx, I’m going to have to reconsider this relationship...
So you guys are back together? Last I heard you guys were going through a rough patch. I’m glad that things are better.
Apparently two more of my coworkers contracted Covid. I found this out on Saturday and apparently our postmaster is going to make an announcement about it today. The fact that only five people (me included) wear masks out of an office of approximately 30 people is fucking ridiculous. The fact that it is not mandatory for employees to wear a mask while in our post office is absolutely insane to me. The fact that four of my coworkers have contracted it at this point and people are still so lax about social distancing and masks, makes me feel like I work with retarded people.
Just to put into perspective how careless my coworkers are.. We had a little Christmas party this past Wednesday and our postmaster brought in a sandwich platter from a local sandwich shop. Out of an office of 30 people, only three people washed their fucking hands before taking a sandwich from the platter. There’s literally a sink for hand washing in our break room and most people just walked right past it and grabbed food with their dirty hands. And before any of you ask, yes, I was one of the three people that actually washed my hands..
With all this being said, at this point I’m completely terrified. Other than not going to work at all, I feel like protecting myself at the job is a futile effort.. I just hope and pray that when I contract it that I don’t die..
Not sure if you’re thinking of my 8.5-years-together ex, or my rebound ex. Mr. 8.5 and I don’t talk at all, I cut him out of my life the best I could to avoid more hurt. I’m currently with my rebound ex, we originally didn’t last long (maybe 2 months?) but he called me a year later crying saying he needed me as a friend... I tried but the whole “just friends” thing didn’t work out. Sooo round 2. It’s been rough because he has a lot of shit in his life he needs to solve, but we’re holding in there.
Though I’m definitely going to have to take some time and talk about this whole vaccine thing...
Who’s ready for the Christmas wave?!! My neighbors invited the grandparents again, our family friend and her boyfriend may have been exposed at a party, tons and tons of people traveled... I have a feeling that this might be even worse than Thanksgiving because of religious obligations and stuff like that. And let’s not forget, we have a New Year coming! Times Square, anyone?
I'm pretty sure this is the VERY reason why God created the "start a conversation" button.
Also, we're 20 years into the 21st century. Can we, as a community, agree to stop using the "R" word?
Wow, that’s truly crazy. I hate to say it, but I think we’ve already failed as a species. So many people have ZERO survival instinct. A threat can be right in front of their noses, and they just do nothing. It’s unbelievable. It’s just like those people who climb warning barriers for a selfie and fall off a cliff. We are being warned in so many ways but nope, let’s just spread COVID around because “I never get sick, muh immune system!”
I really feel for you, it must be infuriating to see this happening around you, and nobody is doing a damn thing to protect you and their peers. :/ Frankly I don’t even think they’ll learn any lesson at all until someone dies. There’s a lot of a “that happens to other people, not to me” going around.
I don't think that's it though. Most people who get Covid never even know they even got it. Most people who get it and get sick still get better in a week or two. It's a relatively small percentage of people who get really sick and a much smaller percentage who actually die. People know this. Everyone knows this. So they figure if they will probably be fine or even unaffected fuck everyone else. They willingly choose to possibly kill other people instead of doing things that would be a minor personal inconvenience. It's not just stupidity or ignorance. It's a clear choice and a huge percentage of the country makes it every single day. You can't just let people off the hook by assuming they are uninformed or have been tricked by fox news. That just isn't the case anymore. A lot of people just don't care if other people live or die. That is the world we live in. They don't lack a survival instinct. They lack empathy and sympathy and basic fucking humanity.
As far as the vaccines go your rebound dude is right. We really don't know that much about them. Hell most of them are still in clinical trials. There could easily be long term side effects or allergic reactions or who knows what. But the fact of the matter is I don't want to get sick and possibly kill other human beings so whatever the risks or downsides or possible future issues a vaccine may cause I'd gladly take that risk to help save everyone else cause I'm a human fucking being.
And the Venn diagram of C19-Deniers, Pro-Lifers, and All-Lives-Matterers is a circle.
You forgot the anti-vaxxers.
Last week I read through this horrid reddit thread about how since covid numbers are so skewed towards people of color and the poor maybe avoiding the vaccine would help stop BLM protests by "reducing their numbers" and people chimed in saying it would reduce abortions too since less of "those people" would be alive to get pregnant in the first place. American's unending hate for each other is not a bug, it's a feature.
The guilt, the responsibility, the "coulda woulda shoulda" I'm seeing good families and significant others suffer with, while already tackling the loss. It's a whole new exposed nerve veiled in the mourning. Uncharted territory. This is collateral damage that will last long after the Vaccinated.
We can't let these people fall but it's so hard to process and such a helpless feeling.
Vax me the fuck up. I have people to hug, hold, and help.
Anyone sus about the vaccine has never lived in precarity and it shows. Like polio was still a threat for our grandparents and they act like the world has been the same always.
It pains the most when the idiocy comes from our own loved ones.
I’ve lived in four different continents and have been lucky enough to be vaccinated each time for everything my non-native ass could’ve encountered. God bless science and it’s rigour.
Our eldest finished her last shift at 10.00pm on Christmas Day and they'd just discovered 2 Covid positive patients on the ward she's covering.
She went in today to help out and there are now 16 and no space on the single 'clean' ward in the hospital for those that don't have it.
These are all 70+, with heart, respiratory, cancers and age-related degenerative issues, most in various stages of Dementia, Alzheimer's and other mental issues.
Fortunately (or maybe unfortunately in this instance) she inherited her mothers' 'care gene' rather than my disdain for people, and has got to know and grow close to these patients over the last 2 months since her rotation started.
Most will die alone and on her watch.
We are already waiting for the emotional meltdown or news that she has to isolate!
. . . and my wife wonders why I want to glass anyone not wearing a mask in the face (that damn 'care gene' again!).
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