This is just pathetic.
Good luck on everything..
Have any of them noticed this mysterious phenomenon?
Went to the urologist yesterday. To quote the Doctor, "Your bladder is dead."
Eye operation sometime next week.
CT scan tomorrow.
Kitty is doing great.
I still where a mask when I go out. I have COPD and a growing immunity to some antibiotics. Some how I caught a cold even with the masks, I just ordered better ones.
I have no idea what my "first word" was. But I was the fourth child, born in the heart of the "baby boom," so I guess my parents, (my mom in particular!), were too friggin busy for that kinda bullshit. Also, too, it coulda easily have been "damn," or "hell." So least said, etc.
How are you and Desperado cat? What has weather been like there?
Inexcusably stoopid. Good Lord.
What's the anti maskers' opinion on medical personnel wearing masks in the surgical theatre? Performative?
Asians have worn masks for many years, but not to stop viral illnesses or out of "respect" or "consideration." They were worn largely because of pollution or for anonymity; they were never mandated, or particularly ubiquitous. They just seemed common, because 5-10% is way more than the 0% of people who wore them in Europe and the Americas.
As someone who spent years living in East and Southeast Asia, it's obnoxious to watch people like the moron who wrote this weaponize their misunderstand of Eastern customs in order to call for permanent restrictions on normal life.
The pandemic has done BEEN over y'all. Die mad about it.
I agree completely. It also didn’t help when Biden, Pelosi, and other older politicians got COVID ... and then said they were working from home in isolation. That doesn’t imply this is a deadly disease anymore. It implies that it’s the flu. Most people (esp. if you’re a parent) found the isolation/quarantine worse than the actual symptoms.
The message that if you’re fully vaccinated and boosted but get COVID, it will feel like the flu but in 10 years, you might drop dead or have longterm health issues is arguably not true in a general sense but also counter productive if you want to get people vaccinated.
Let's be completely honest for a minute, bub. You and your ilk don't care if we die mad, you just want the first half of that. Which is why you were so anti-mask, anti-lockdown, anti-distancing, and pro-horse paste. You don't give a shit that the author misidentified the reason Asian people wear masks, you just hate the author because they don't share your "fuck everyone who ain't me" selfish prick mindset. If you hate us all so much, why the fuck are you here? Go be a dick somewhere else.
I don't hate you—I love you! Which is why I don't want you to be locked inside your home against your will, to have to comply with anti-scientific social distancing or to be forced to wear a mask that obscures your beautiful face, without reducing your risk of contracting SARS-CoV-2 one iota. Mwah!
he has a broker to lose his money for him. Better to blame President Obama than his broker. Anyway, he was lying.
I appreciate that, pal. The only problem is that your argument is complete bullshit. Social distancing and mask use are both scientifically proven practices for minimizing spread of viruses. So, while your affection is appreciated, your lies are not.
I would change the COVID conversation to how we talk about the flu: it sucks to be sick and the vaccine can help that not happen. People are literally getting an annual flu shot while rejecting the COVID booster because how they think about the flu is "I really don't want that and this shot can help" but they are comparing COVID now to when it was source of terror and saying "Ah - that's over. Who needs another shot?"
Trying to scare people who weathered lockdowns and double-masking with the possibility that a very rare complication may occur is never going to break through on that, but bringing it back to the flu paradigm of something that likely won't do lasting harm but that you still just do not want in your life if you can avoid it has the proven value of getting about 50% of people vaccinated for the flu versus the approximately 5% who have taken the fourth booster.
COVID vaccination has become a victim of our success. The motivating great fear is gone. I would substitute "avoidance of annoyance" because we want COVID vaccination to now become ordinary and rote, as flu vaccination - which was itself once about a terrifying disease - has through that same motive. To that end, I would start tuning down a volume on COVID that is just not sustained empirically anymore and that then only pushes people away.