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3 minutes ago, Baroclinic Zone said:

So the WH is mandating every US citizen be vaccinated?

No, only millions of them.

I get it, you are being IMBY here like a true weather weenie. If they aren’t mandating vaccines in your town, it’s not any concern. That’s fine. 

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Just now, PhineasC said:

No, only millions of them.

I get it, you are being IMBY here like a true weather weenie. If they aren’t mandating vaccines in your town, it’s not any concern. That’s fine. 

I have no problem with the WH mandating vaccines for Federal employees.  It didn't take an order from the Owner of my company to get people vaccinated.  We all jumped at the chance once they 1st became available. 

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6 minutes ago, Baroclinic Zone said:

I have no problem with the WH mandating vaccines for Federal employees.  It didn't take an order from the Owner of my company to get people vaccinated.  We all jumped at the chance once they 1st became available. 

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.

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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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1 minute ago, WhitinsvilleWX said:

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

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.

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Just now, 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.

 

Just now, WhitinsvilleWX said:

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

What you said.  I'll be getting it as well.  My bet is by October/November, we see the FDA give full approval for Pfizer and maybe even Moderna's mRNA vaccines.  This will allow boosters to be give unless we see the EUA broadened to include them prior to full FDA approval.

I don't want to risk contracting the virus.  Seen far too many friends/family contract it with some cases being severe, including hospitalization.  Hell one of own own Forum members died from it.

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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

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10 minutes ago, Baroclinic Zone said:

 

What you said.  I'll be getting it as well.  My bet is by October/November, we see the FDA give full approval for Pfizer and maybe even Moderna's mRNA vaccines.  This will allow boosters to be give unless we see the EUA broadened to include them prior to full FDA approval.

I don't want to risk contracting the virus.  Seen far too many friends/family contract it with some cases being severe, including hospitalization.  Hell one of own own Forum members died from it.

I don't know anyone who had more than a mild case of the sniffles from it. It is kind of interesting how much it varies from person to person.

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Just now, WhitinsvilleWX said:

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

I think many more people had COVID than the official tally says and they didn't even realize. Many people have delta now too, IMO.

I flew all over the place in 2020 and ate out constantly. I definitely got it.

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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

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2 minutes 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

Delta doing what it does. I’m sure 99.9999999999% of the cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are the unvaccinated though. No worries. 

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3 hours ago, MacChump said:

How's the food?

So far it has been decent. Expensive but the prices include tax and you don’t tip.  We just ate some fish sandwiches for a late lunch. Each one was around $23.  So that would be around an $18 sandwich at home?

Had some excellent pastries and coffee our first morning. Lunch was meh at a museum.  Dinner I had trout. Best trout I’ve had I think. 
 

Yesterday and today we had breakfast at the hotel.  Decent continental style. We are lunch yesterday at a tomato greenhouse.  Excellent food.  I had tomato beer and tomato ice cream. 

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1 minute ago, HoarfrostHubb said:

So far it has been decent. Expensive but the prices include tax and you don’t tip.  We just ate some fish sandwiches for a late lunch. Each one was around $23.  So that would be around an $18 sandwich at home?

Had some excellent pastries and coffee our first morning. Lunch was meh at a museum.  Dinner I had trout. Best trout I’ve had I think. 
 

Yesterday and today we had breakfast at the hotel.  Decent continental style. We are lunch yesterday at a tomato greenhouse.  Excellent food.  I had tomato beer and tomato ice cream. 

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

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11 minutes ago, PhineasC said:

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

Sadly, it tasted like (going by old memory) something like Killian’s Irish Red ?   (Fake stuff by Coors). I think the server brought the wrong one. He said there was a red brew and a green.  The green was supposedly more flavorful.  What he brought looked red and was...bland?

I did try a brand here called Einstock Pale Ale that was excellent. 

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We then drove 2.5 hours from Vik (tiny town) through 200+ km of pretty much nothing. Such incredible swaths of the most incredibly bizarre flat landscape covered by moss and lava rock with distant mountains.  Felt like another planet. 
 

We then reached our destination by the Jökulsárlón glacier.    We will be kayaking that in the morning.  Our air b n b has a small (but tall) waterfall behind it and overlooks the distant ocean

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1 minute ago, HoarfrostHubb said:

We then drove 2.5 hours from Vik (tiny town) through 200+ km of pretty much nothing. Such incredible swaths of the most incredibly bizarre flat landscape covered by moss and lava rock with distant mountains.  Felt like another planet. 
 

We then reached our destination by the Jökulsárlón glacier.    We will be kayaking that in the morning.  Our air b n b has a small (but tall) waterfall behind it and overlooks the distant ocean

And HubbDave never returned to Worcester County ever again.  He ended up buying the Air Bnb.

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39 minutes 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

Where is Mattb?

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New CDC Study: Vaccination Offers Higher Protection than Previous COVID-19 Infection

 

In today’s MMWR, a study of COVID-19 infections in Kentucky among people who were previously infected with SAR-CoV-2 shows that unvaccinated individuals are more than twice as likely to be reinfected with COVID-19 than those who were fully vaccinated after initially contracting the virus. These data further indicate that COVID-19 vaccines offer better protection than natural immunity alone and that vaccines, even after prior infection, help prevent reinfections.

“If you have had COVID-19 before, please still get vaccinated,” said CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky. “This study shows you are twice as likely to get infected again if you are unvaccinated. Getting the vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and others around you, especially as the more contagious Delta variant spreads around the country.”

The study of hundreds of Kentucky residents with previous infections through June 2021 found that those who were unvaccinated had 2.34 times the odds of reinfection compared with those who were fully vaccinated.  The findings suggest that among people who have had COVID-19 previously, getting fully vaccinated provides additional protection against reinfection.

Additionally, a second publication from MMWR shows vaccines prevented COVID-19 related hospitalizations among the highest risk age groups. As cases, hospitalizations, and deaths rise, the data in today’s MMWR reinforce that COVID-19 vaccines are the best way to prevent COVID-19.

COVID-19 vaccines remain safe and effective. They prevent severe illness, hospitalization, and death. Additionally, even among the uncommon cases of COVID-19 among the fully or partially vaccinated vaccines make people more likely to have a milder and shorter illness compared to those who are unvaccinated. CDC continues to recommend everyone 12 and older get vaccinated against COVID-19.

 

 

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37 minutes ago, HoarfrostHubb said:

So far it has been decent. Expensive but the prices include tax and you don’t tip.  We just ate some fish sandwiches for a late lunch. Each one was around $23.  So that would be around an $18 sandwich at home?

Had some excellent pastries and coffee our first morning. Lunch was meh at a museum.  Dinner I had trout. Best trout I’ve had I think. 
 

Yesterday and today we had breakfast at the hotel.  Decent continental style. We are lunch yesterday at a tomato greenhouse.  Excellent food.  I had tomato beer and tomato ice cream. 

Nice. The tomatoes beer is nuts. I’ve had Einstok porter which is pretty good. If you see any fermented blubber beer or something be sure to give a review. 

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