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zimmy4209zimmy4209 Ocala FloridaPosts: 1,536 Captain
Just thought I'd share this letter a buddy sent me from the county he lives in up in New york. One of if not the most restrictive state in the country during this pandemic. Exsqueeze me while I run out and get the jab
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  • kellerclkellercl Posts: 10,974 AG
    edited January 7 #2
    Cases are crazy at the moment.  Something like 700k a day, which has shattered the previous record.  Clearly effectiveness has dropped significantly (as expected).  Hopefully severity stays down.  The court ruling will be very interesting.
    #Lead beakerhead specialist 

    "Soul of the mind, key to life's ether. Soul of the lost, withdrawn from its vessel. Let strength be granted, so the world might be mended. So the world might be mended."
  • zimmy4209zimmy4209 Ocala FloridaPosts: 1,536 Captain
    Ya uts definitely crazy. Went through our house last week like a wildfire but luckily nothing serious. There's 6 peopke from my work out though and word is 4 of em are in icu. Cant confirm that though. Worst of anyone close to me was my daughters boyfriend he had 103 temp for few days and body aches. My daughters head coach for softball died a couple months back though, only a year older than me and completely healthy before the fact. 
  • tankeredtankered Gainesvill, FlPosts: 1,240 Officer
    Hmmm....interesting
  • madm002madm002 Posts: 51 Deckhand
    Here in Miami, our local team of 16 all got it in 2 days, around the 20th.  It was incredible how fast it was, thankfully for all it was just like a bad cold, most all tested negative by the 30th.  Get the jab or not, your choice but I note that all our people are vaxxed and it was just like a mild case of the flu.
  • stc1993stc1993 Albany, GA Carrabelle, FLPosts: 9,330 Admiral
    The wife and I went got our booster yesterday.  No side affects at all not even a sore arm.
  • kellerclkellercl Posts: 10,974 AG
    edited January 7 #7
    Former covid advisors had some interesting comments this week:

    "The goal for the ‘new normal’ with COVID-19 does not include eradication or elimination, eg, the ‘zero COVID’ strategy. Neither COVID-19 vaccination nor infection appear to confer lifelong immunity," they wrote. "Current vaccines do not offer sterilizing immunity against SARS-CoV-2 infection. Infectious diseases cannot be eradicated when there is limited long-term immunity following infection or vaccination or nonhuman reservoirs of infection."

    The "new normal," they explained, should be "recognizing that SARS-CoV-2 is but one of several circulating respiratory viruses that include influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and more." They noted that people have been living normal lives while facing the threat of those other respiratory illnesses, and they must learn to view the threat of COVID-19 as just an additional threat alongside the others.


    The panel was 6 doctors who all previously advised the current administration and apparently all six think the current strategy needs to change, because it isn't working.  

    #Lead beakerhead specialist 

    "Soul of the mind, key to life's ether. Soul of the lost, withdrawn from its vessel. Let strength be granted, so the world might be mended. So the world might be mended."
  • mindyabinessmindyabiness Posts: 7,222 Admiral

    What is your point?
    Arguing with idiots is like playing chess with a pigeon... No matter how good you are, the bird is going to crap on the board and strut around like it won anyway.
  • dave44dave44 Posts: 15,493 AG

    What is your point?
    I think he’s saying, don’t be this guy.

    “ Authorities in Chicago announced the arrest of a California man they say lived inside O'Hare International Airport for three months because he was afraid to fly due to COVID-19 transmission fears, according to a report.”
  • kellerclkellercl Posts: 10,974 AG
    edited January 8 #10
    "According to the same data set, a staggering 51% of COVID-19 hospitalizations in New York City were not due to COVID-19 or related symptoms. The numbers show that 3,060 patients were hospitalized for reasons other than COVID-19, while only 2,992 were admitted due to the illness."

    Kind of funny to me, that now cases are going crazy and clearly we cannot control the virus the narrative is changing on how we count cases.

    We don't count health issues with a non related covid positive test, but now only want to count health directly because of covid...  something many here complained about for almost 2 years but were told they were paranoid....  apparently they were correct.

    Amazing how the tables have turned.
    #Lead beakerhead specialist 

    "Soul of the mind, key to life's ether. Soul of the lost, withdrawn from its vessel. Let strength be granted, so the world might be mended. So the world might be mended."
  • altuckaltuck TallahasseePosts: 827 Officer
    Keller, there you go, being right again.
    Very frustrating.
  • supratentorialsupratentorial FLPosts: 1,874 Captain
    They fired people unwilling to take a chance on the jab, now they're letting covid positive nurses take care of patients to help with the staffing shortage...

    Rhode Island says COVID-positive staff can return to work at hospitals and nursing homes to solve staffing crisis

  • kellerclkellercl Posts: 10,974 AG

    #Lead beakerhead specialist 

    "Soul of the mind, key to life's ether. Soul of the lost, withdrawn from its vessel. Let strength be granted, so the world might be mended. So the world might be mended."
  • supratentorialsupratentorial FLPosts: 1,874 Captain
     Omicron is here, cases are exploding, and lots of people who have "followed the rules" are going to turn up positive. Here's how to cope.
  • treemanjohntreemanjohn Posts: 7,585 Admiral
    If you got a herpes vaccination and 3 months later you get herpes. You would sue everyone in the country. 

    The same thing happens with the kung and you make excuses and take 5 more shots..... Just hysterical 
    We’re like the piggy bank that everybody is robbing, and that ends
  • mplspugmplspug Palmetto FloridaPosts: 15,520 AG
    Soon all the weather sites will have a seasonal covid map like they do for the flu.
    Just dropping grenades in OT
  • 2amigo2amigo Posts: 7,628 Admiral
    One of the Strictest nations in the world with naziesque measures, Australia, now has some of the highest per capita covid rates in the world. Higher than us.....
  • 2amigo2amigo Posts: 7,628 Admiral
    kellercl said:
    Former covid advisors had some interesting comments this week:

    "The goal for the ‘new normal’ with COVID-19 does not include eradication or elimination, eg, the ‘zero COVID’ strategy. Neither COVID-19 vaccination nor infection appear to confer lifelong immunity," they wrote. "Current vaccines do not offer sterilizing immunity against SARS-CoV-2 infection. Infectious diseases cannot be eradicated when there is limited long-term immunity following infection or vaccination or nonhuman reservoirs of infection."

    The "new normal," they explained, should be "recognizing that SARS-CoV-2 is but one of several circulating respiratory viruses that include influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and more." They noted that people have been living normal lives while facing the threat of those other respiratory illnesses, and they must learn to view the threat of COVID-19 as just an additional threat alongside the others.


    The panel was 6 doctors who all previously advised the current administration and apparently all six think the current strategy needs to change, because it isn't working.  


    And now you would think they would follow the science but the leaders that be are saying they will not.  I thought it was all about "following the science"
  • kellerclkellercl Posts: 10,974 AG
    edited January 8 #19
    Various school systems in Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland and other states have delayed reopenings after winter break, citing COVID-19 concerns and related staffing shortages. More than 3,200 schools are closed this week, according to a public school opening tracker from community event website Burbio.

    The delays come as U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, as well as the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Children’s Hospital Association, declared a "national emergency" or "crisis" in child and adolescent mental health in the U.S.

    Apparently suicide attempts for adolescent girls is up 51%.

    Just so glad we have an effective plan otherwise could you imagine the mess!

    #Lead beakerhead specialist 

    "Soul of the mind, key to life's ether. Soul of the lost, withdrawn from its vessel. Let strength be granted, so the world might be mended. So the world might be mended."
  • 2amigo2amigo Posts: 7,628 Admiral
    edited January 8 #20
    kellercl said:
    Various school systems in Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland and other states have delayed reopenings after winter break, citing COVID-19 concerns and related staffing shortages. More than 3,200 schools are closed this week, according to a public school opening tracker from community event website Burbio.

    The delays come as U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, as well as the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Children’s Hospital Association, declared a "national emergency" or "crisis" in child and adolescent mental health in the U.S.

    Apparently suicide attempts for adolescent girls is up 51%.

    Just so glad we have an effective plan otherwise could you imagine the mess!

    It’s also nice to see a Supreme Court justice blatantly lied about stats involving children and Covid. Being called out on numerous sites. 
  • OGFOGF Posts: 1,839 Captain
    2amigo said:
    It’s also nice to see a Supreme Court justice blatantly lied about stats involving children and Covid. Being called out on numerous sites. 
    Not the MSM sites. Crickets
  • supratentorialsupratentorial FLPosts: 1,874 Captain
    2amigo said:
    kellercl said:
    Various school systems in Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland and other states have delayed reopenings after winter break, citing COVID-19 concerns and related staffing shortages. More than 3,200 schools are closed this week, according to a public school opening tracker from community event website Burbio.

    The delays come as U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, as well as the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Children’s Hospital Association, declared a "national emergency" or "crisis" in child and adolescent mental health in the U.S.

    Apparently suicide attempts for adolescent girls is up 51%.

    Just so glad we have an effective plan otherwise could you imagine the mess!

    It’s also nice to see a Supreme Court justice blatantly lied about stats involving children and Covid. Being called out on numerous sites. 
    We know she's partial and will vigorously toe the line, but she's taking it to a new level.
  • dave44dave44 Posts: 15,493 AG
    “Following the science” ?

    What’s all this about?


  • Big MakBig Mak Posts: 4,716 Captain
    edited January 9 #24
    The evolution....
  • Mango ManMango Man Posts: 12,723 AG



    America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
    Abraham Lincoln
  • kellerclkellercl Posts: 10,974 AG
    "The department is providing temporary flexibility to help hospitals and emergency services providers respond to an unprecedented surge and staffing shortages. Hospitals have to exhaust all other options before resorting to this temporary tool. Facilities and providers using this tool, should have asymptomatic COVID-19 positive workers interact only with COVID-19 positive patients to the extent possible," the health department said in a statement
    #Lead beakerhead specialist 

    "Soul of the mind, key to life's ether. Soul of the lost, withdrawn from its vessel. Let strength be granted, so the world might be mended. So the world might be mended."
  • MelbourneMarkMelbourneMark Posts: 3,551 Captain
    The mental health of our kids is a concern. 

    The mental health of our healthcare workers should also be a concern.  The shortage of healthcare staff should be a concern. 
  • cadmancadman Home of the Gators Posts: 38,935 AG
    edited January 9 #28
    The Covid finally hit my stores. Both employees who are not vaccinated are out. One went to the ER and found out she has the Omicron, according to the Doctor, due to her symptoms. He said she only need to be off 5 days instead of ten. 

    I  have tested negative through it all and another employee who is vaccinated, no booster, has remained negative so far. 


    Both have fairly mild symptoms, like a bad cold. 

    So I am be working a double on my birthday, which I had planned to take off.

    Mini Mart Magnate

    I am just here for my amusement. 

  • altuckaltuck TallahasseePosts: 827 Officer
    Happy Birthday anyway Cad!
  • zimmy4209zimmy4209 Ocala FloridaPosts: 1,536 Captain
    I was down at hr Friday having to fill out a form stating weather ive gotten the jab yet. Guess testing weekly starts soon 
  • 2amigo2amigo Posts: 7,628 Admiral
    Happy Birthday Cad. Sorry about the situation. You need to take a belated Birthday day off when everybody is back 
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