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Re: Corona - what does help you? Your fears, thoughts, everything
« Reply #710 on: December 30, 2021, 08:38:33 pm »
Thank you all for your thoughts on Tina and my son (I know it's the wrong thread here).


Re my contact to a Covid-positive coworker: I'm through with that. I tested every other day for a week and am now in the clear.


Good to hear!!!!!


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Re: Corona - what does help you? Your fears, thoughts, everything
« Reply #711 on: December 30, 2021, 08:40:13 pm »
Incidentally, I did a home test a few hours ago, and the result was negative. (My God, that sounds like talking about an HIV test. ...)

more good news, but the connection to HIV is sobering.


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: Corona - what does help you? Your fears, thoughts, everything
« Reply #712 on: January 05, 2022, 11:35:58 am »
I've been thinking about BetterMostian friends a lot lately with the wrapping up of disappointing holidays, the brushes with COVID and our beloved pets struggling. Hoping this place is a haven where we can let our hair down (is that a Brokieism?)  :-*
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Re: Corona - what does help you? Your fears, thoughts, everything
« Reply #713 on: January 05, 2022, 01:02:39 pm »
if you have it to let it down.  ;)  :laugh:


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
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Re: Corona - what does help you? Your fears, thoughts, everything
« Reply #714 on: January 21, 2022, 12:01:17 pm »
Yesterday I had a talk with my financial adviser. He asked to postpone a meeting because he needed to be with a friend who had just lost his father to Covid. I'm not sure I remember the deceased's age correctly; I think he was in his 70s. He was also so fit he led cross-fit classes and was fully vaccinated and boostered. And he still died of it. He was receiving 2 L of oxygen per minute, and they still couldn't get his oxygen saturation above 80%.

Are we being lied to?
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Re: Corona - what does help you? Your fears, thoughts, everything
« Reply #715 on: January 21, 2022, 12:33:12 pm »
You mean about the vax + booster? 

People in their 70s are still at very high risk of serious illness, even if it's a breakthrough infection. 

(BTW, 2L/min is a very low oxygen dose.)

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Re: Corona - what does help you? Your fears, thoughts, everything
« Reply #716 on: January 26, 2022, 04:33:50 pm »
I've been seeing bare shelves at the grocery store again, only in different areas. The toilet paper situation is just fine, but the produce is iffy and the meat section is really awful. Yesterday I had the choice of icky looking pork roasts, whole chickens, poorly wrapped beef and fish. In the bread section, the toasting bread was half as tall as it usually is. Oddly, the sushi section was completely stocked and there were rows of colorful decorated birthday cakes.

I was assigned to get some children's laxative by my daughter and despite going to three places, I only found huge containers of Miralax for adults. The pharmacist told me I could just cut the adult dose in half. No way!
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Re: Corona - what does help you? Your fears, thoughts, everything
« Reply #717 on: January 27, 2022, 12:56:18 pm »
At this point it might be less a supply chain problems than employee shortages. Everywhere is short on employees. When I encounter a long line in a grocery store or pharmacy, normally I get annoyed that they don't call in more cashiers. But right now I think many places just don't have the help.

I realize some of this is caused by omicron -- people getting it themselves or having to care for kids because schools and daycares are closed with people getting omicron.

But part of it is apparently that employers are leaving their jobs. The question is, where are they going? How are they getting by? I've seen a lot of stories about the employees leaving part, but only one about how they're supporting themselves, and that one didn't really answer the question. It said some are retiring early, filing for social security, or are just broke. But what about all the people too young to retire? And when they're broke, why don't they get another job? I don't get it.


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Re: Corona - what does help you? Your fears, thoughts, everything
« Reply #718 on: January 27, 2022, 01:33:10 pm »
But part of it is apparently that employers are leaving their jobs. The question is, where are they going? How are they getting by? I've seen a lot of stories about the employees leaving part, but only one about how they're supporting themselves, and that one didn't really answer the question. It said some are retiring early, filing for social security, or are just broke. But what about all the people too young to retire? And when they're broke, why don't they get another job? I don't get it.

I don't get it either. Everywhere you go, from Dunkin Donuts to the bank branch my dad uses, you see help-wanted signs. How are these people who quit their jobs living?  ???

I wonder if anybody has any statistics on people leaving their jobs in the service sector? (Maybe that's not the right term. I'm thinking of people like grocery store cashiers, fast-food worker, and so forth.)
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Re: Corona - what does help you? Your fears, thoughts, everything
« Reply #719 on: January 27, 2022, 02:30:49 pm »

It's my own belief that people during the pandemic realized how much of their time they were losing to work.  I work daily, then had a commute, and spent the weekend doing chores.

Working from home, when it was slow, I was able to do chores while I worked from home, giving me free time on the weekends.

People worked on budgets or on 'side-hustles' as a way to make money, and weren't so eager to come back and loose that free time, so they left their jobs, especially if they were getting just minimum wage.


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!