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  1. 7 minutes ago, STILL N OF PIKE said:

    That’s the plan 

    Just don’t engage her. A little self control. If you don’t respond to it, there’s little reason to stay. She justs want attention. So why give it to her. Ignore it.

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  2. 33 minutes ago, dendrite said:

    But 90% of the population is fully vaccinated. Round their population up to 10 mill for easy math and that's 9 million vaxxed versus 1 million unvaxxed...i.e. 209 out of 9 million versus 115 out of 1 million.

    You can show anything you want using percentages to manipulate data. 

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  3. 6 minutes ago, PhineasC said:

    So it sounds like the rapid 15 min tests are gone now? Is that what you guys are seeing? Last two people who told me they got tested told me they have to wait 3 days for results, like the old days. We never got tested so I don’t know much about the process and options. I always figured that the rapid test was a joke. Wonder how many false cases that the thing drummed up?

    Rapid test is fine. There should be a good one by now. If there’s not, it’s malfeasance. There’s been plenty of time to make a good one. That’s the way they test for the flu. Rapid test using lateral flow methodology. This is what we should be using instead of that horse shyte PCR test. A rapid antigen test would tell you who is actually shedding enough virus to infect others. 

  4. 5 minutes ago, Hoosier said:

    "Back to school" is going to be a bumpy ride.  Lots of quarantines and at least temporary shifts back to virtual learning I think.  

    I feel bad for parents with unvaccinated kids.  Yeah, kids tend to get milder illness or even be asymptomatic, but nobody wants their kid to be the one who gets really sick.  Something I was thinking about is that elementary school kids tend to be in one, maybe 2 classrooms all day, and nobody in that age group has been able to be vaccinated yet.  If someone in the classroom is carrying the virus, that group of kids will have hours to be exposed, potentially taking in a huge viral load.  Unlike middle/high school students who move around the school more and at least some of whom have been vaccinated. 

    A counterargument may be that some schools were open in-person last time without having issues.  Yes, but delta is a different animal.  It's going to be harder to stop it in schools and there will be a lot more schools in-person this time, at least to start. 

    Massachusetts mandated in person, 5 days a week. 
    My kids went to private school last year. 5 days, full time. One kindergartner was out with the COVID sniffles for a week. That’s it. No teacher or staff had it. And no adult was vaxed until at least March/April. 
    Kids need to be back in school. 

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  5. 10 minutes ago, NorEastermass128 said:

    Uk sort of plateaued. Definitely not a sharp decline at all. I’d expect the same here I guess. 

    It’ll burn itself out to a low baseline. Once enough people get infected or vaxed, they’ll be fewer vectors. But it could take another couple of years. 

  6. 47 minutes ago, mreaves said:

    When I was a kid, I would go with my dad when he would service HVAC systems. A couple of his customers were bars. That’s what the old men who were there to drink their lunch would have. They called them red eyes. 

    We just called it red beer, but I’ve heard them called red eye too. It’s pretty good actually. Coors Light blows but a little tomato juice and some salt on top is pretty good. 
    Im not a huge beer drinker. I know what I like. Not a fan of IPAs either. I’ll stick with a Sam lager.

  7. 9 minutes ago, Bostonseminole said:

    Been watching law and order from season 1, pretty cool watching technology evolution since 1998, I’m up to season 4 and they are amazed at things u can find on the net lol


    I liked the originals. Greevey, Logan, robinette, stone and cragen. 

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  8. 1 hour ago, kdxken said:

    Hawaii has one of the country’s most comprehensive mask mandates and a highly effective vaccine campaign. Despite that, Covid-19 cases on the islands are climbing with a ferocity that’s outstripping every other U.S. state

    They have had increasing cases for about 4 weeks. There have been no changes in the number of deaths. In every other spike the deaths have followed 2-3 weeks later. So far, nada. In every instance I can find where vax rates are high, the death numbers are non existent despite increasing cases. They have 185 in the hospital. That’s less than half of what they had in the last spike. 

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  9. 57 minutes ago, PhineasC said:

    Tomato beer… what is the closest analog here in the states? Something malty?

    Coots light mixed with a little tomato juice. Touch of salt on top. Get the mix right, and it’s actually pretty good.

  10. 16 minutes ago, PhineasC said:

    There is a decent chance you already had COVID.

    But the vaccine should always be free and readily available to all who want it. It will be just like the flu vaccine. People will get it in some cases because they just don't feel like dealing with Omega 'vid this year. That's why I get the flu vaccine.

    Back in the winter there was a week where  I kept smell burnt ashes. Like old wet cigarettes. Hmmm

  11. 1 minute ago, PhineasC said:

    Federal contractors are not the same thing as Federal employees.

    I am not surprised to hear you jumped at the chance to get vaccinated at the first opportunity. I assume you will also be first in line for a booster too.

    I was in line as soon as I was eligible and will get a boost too. I don’t want that shyte. 

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  12. 13 minutes ago, PhineasC said:

    The government needs to do more than simply provide better "messaging." They need to say masks are not required for the vaccinated, period.

    It's doesn't make sense to most people when the government says, "Vaccines work extremely well and prevent death, but vaccinated people need to mask up to stay safe."

    This I can agree with. 

  13. 1 minute ago, CCHurricane said:

    Higher vaccination rates allow for a verifiable decoupling of cases vs. deaths here in the US and allows for policy to change accordingly. The Media is doing an extremely poor job of communicating that information to the public, and the Provincetown cluster was the perfect example. The story SHOULD have been that because individuals in the group were vaccinated, that mortality was eliminated. Instead the messaging has been focused on the fact that vaccinated individuals are being infected (while ignoring severity of sickness), which only further muddies the water for those who are hesitant to receive the vaccine, or further emboldens anti-vaxxers unscientific and unsubstantiated claims. 

    Enjoying the summer here in Boston which has been business as usual for 4 months. No masks, no problem. 

    Good post

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  14. Just now, Baroclinic Zone said:

    Because deaths and hospitalizations will be dropping due to the fact that we know there is a correlation to being vaccinated and there being a low risk of those 2 subsequent effects occurring.


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