Coronavirus Thread

70 new cases today

I got rapid tested on the way home. I'm negative for covid!

A funny anecdote too, a Halifax restaurant was using mannequins to take up spots in their cafe. A cute way to make the place look full and advertise for the clothing shop next door. Since all restaurants are shut down, somebody called the cops on the mannequins.
 
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According to the tool released by our federal government, I should get my first shot in the week of 21/06,and it would be either Pfizer or ModeRNA.
We'll see.
 
Alberta declared a nebulous state of emergency over the EBS. Was fun just having my phone shrieking horrible noise about Covid. No actual information, just screeching.

Also, of course. That shitty Mennonite town next to my little home town is doing what they do.


And apparently the government has given up on tracing (because it would cost money they'd rather complain about). So that was the first part of their "plan" out of the window.
 
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Got my pre-op swab test for Covid at the VA today, while not the most fun experience in the world, I seriously don't understand why some people seemed to lose their shit over how horrible it was. Or, maybe, I just have large sinus cavities.
I did get a laugh from the nurse about how I'm getting invaded from both ends over all this.
 
You know how I said it was gonna get worse? It got worse.

148 cases in Nova Scotia today.

I have a feeling it'll still get worse before it gets better.
 
Reality check for NS. Our leaders were screaming yesterday that our low numbers do not reflect our reality. That we are 45000 tests backlogged and our actual numbers are far worse

148 cases today proves them right.

But hope remains we are all rocking the testing. We're doing 15,000 a day now, when a year ago we could mannage 2,000.

Everyone is strongly encouraged to change their PCR tests for asymptomatic to the rapid test.
 
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Dave

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Just listened to the most depressing NPR show I'd ever heard. It was today's episode of This American Life. It's about people and the Covid vaccine.

SO many fucking stupid people it was just so, so dumb and disheartening.

 
I know I'm preaching to the choir here, but like, I wanted the vaccine because getting sick sucks. Even if I am in the demographic where I'd most likely just be sick for two weeks and then have no longterm issues, I don't want to get sick for two weeks. I don't know why that in and of itself isn't more of a motivator.
 

GasBandit

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I know I'm preaching to the choir here, but like, I wanted the vaccine because getting sick sucks. Even if I am in the demographic where I'd most likely just be sick for two weeks and then have no longterm issues, I don't want to get sick for two weeks. I don't know why that in and of itself isn't more of a motivator.
I mostly want to avoid any of the permanent side-complications that seem to be cropping up commonly. Lots of people getting neurological damage, and I'd really prefer not to have that, given that my livelihood depends entirely on my ability to brain good.
 
I mostly want to avoid any of the permanent side-complications that seem to be cropping up commonly. Lots of people getting neurological damage, and I'd really prefer not to have that, given that my livelihood depends entirely on my ability to brain good.
Sure. I just am talking about the people saying "if you're young it's just 2 weeks of being sick with no long term consequences." And I'm just like, even if that's true, being sick for 2 weeks sucks.
 

GasBandit

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Sure. I just am talking about the people saying "if you're young it's just 2 weeks of being sick with no long term consequences." And I'm just like, even if that's true, being sick for 2 weeks sucks.
Yeah, I feel that... but even young healthy people are reporting permanent neurological damage. And like, the athletes who will never be able to compete again, and whatnot, because of permanently diminished lung capacity.
 
I thought there was a decent chance it would kill me or knock me on my ass for a few weeks. And of course the long term complications are scary. But you know what really had me worried?

The idea that there was a chance (albeit smaller) that I could get sick, bring it home, and infect my daughter. I still worry about that for her. I worry that at the age of 10 she’ll get some disease that probably won’t kill her, but still has the potential to give her a lifetime of medical problems. Maybe that is a statistically improbable outcome. But I don’t feel like taking the chance when all I have to do to prevent it is get a couple of shots. Shots which have the upside of keeping me healthy too!

It was a no-brainer.
 
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I mostly want to avoid any of the permanent side-complications that seem to be cropping up commonly. Lots of people getting neurological damage, and I'd really prefer not to have that, given that my livelihood depends entirely on my ability to brain good.
What’s great is the anti-vax propaganda is claiming those side effects for taking the vaccine. So they get to claim a “I told you so” no matter what.
 
I'm still worried about possible long-term brain damage. I still get light-headed dizzy spells once in a while. And there's been some reports that scientists are worried that there will be a big uptick in Parkinson's and Alzheimer's cases in the coming few years because of Covid.
 
Welcome to Alberta, where our hospitals are on the verge of collapse and this is what we get from our government

 
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