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  1. #34551
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    I see the numbers like this. Early last summer I considered it too dangerous to go out. Case counts are 10x higher now. Soon I'll be fully vaxxed which prevents 90% of the bad outcomes. (Rough numbers) So until the case numbers fall, it's a wash. I'm willing to occasionally hang out with the fully vaxxed. Everyone else can share disease without my help. Seems they are, too.

    Also early last summer, I thought we might get ahead of Covid and end it. Now it looks like it may continue indefinitely, also tilting the risk calculation in favor of caution. To each their own, though. Life isn't safe either.

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    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/15/h...ne-system.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    You just have.

    While the old do have a general decrease in their immune system as well as a decreased ability to heal and to handle illness in general, their immune deficiency is less serious than someone taking immune suppressive drugs to treat cancer or autoimmune disorders--and the use of such drugs is becoming more and more common. These people don't have a high incidence of covid and covid death because they know they have to stay sequestered, but they can't do it forever, nor should they have to.
    I'm not sure what you're getting at. That will always be an issue, covid or not, so, the rest of society should alter behavior to accommodate them forever?

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    No, but we should continue to abide by standard COVID protocols (masking, not going out to eat/drink, not traveling, etc) until a significantly greater portion of the population is fully vaccinated than is currently. The people for whom the vaccine isn't effective are protected by herd immunity (or something close to it).
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    I think he said in a way what my wife said to our son when he called form the parking lot before going on an avalanche avoidance class. "If you want to avoid getting caught in an avalanche, stay in the parking lot." Anywhere we go and in everything we do we are making risk evaluations with no guarantee of survival.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glademaster View Post
    No, but we should continue to abide by standard COVID protocols (masking, not going out to eat/drink, not traveling, etc) until a significantly greater portion of the population is fully vaccinated than is currently. The people for whom the vaccine isn't effective are protected by herd immunity (or something close to it).
    Well, go back to my first post. My issue is this portion of the population that wont get poked, which seems to be enough to not reach herd immunity. If that's the case, well, screw them. I'm not waiting. And, stop with the fantasies about lockdowns and masking until then. Where has everyone been for a year? And a lot of governors are dropping mandates, not increasing them. This is it, and we're going to have to live with this virus for decades, probably, and whatever comes next. Just get poked and live.

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    I've been fully vaccinated for a month. I haven't gone out to eat or drink, I'm in the process of cancelling my summer travel plans (Canadian border still closed), and I'm perfectly happy to wear a mask in public.

    There are still a lot of people who want to be vaccinated who haven't been yet. I'm just fine with maintaining the status quo for a bit longer. It's all about patience.
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    Right. Like I said, until September, which is giving a lot of people slack. Should be July. There's plenty of vaccine supply, plenty. After then, no more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    I'm not waiting.
    WTF are you on about now? Waiting to do what? You gonna buy a pass next year or something? This whole rant to the tune of "screw you guys I'm goin' home" has no context.

    If you're planning to punish the anti-vaxers by infecting them at your lavish one-bedroom orgies with free coke (a-cola) and whichever escort you can sneak out of the nursing home then you should just say that. Quit keeping us in suspense.
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    Speaking of a weird rant.

    Yup, I'm going out there and only wearing a mask when I'm told to by authorities. Damn right Im buying a full Ikon pass, and using it. Really want to ski Italy next year, but, that looks iffy.

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    There you have it: TGR's Rebel Without a Cause in Residence has spoken.
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    Just heard Fauci say that all children could be vaccinated by the end of first quarter 2022.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    Speaking of a weird rant.

    Yup, I'm going out there and only wearing a mask when I'm told to by authorities. Damn right Im buying a full Ikon pass, and using it. Really want to ski Italy next year, but, that looks iffy.
    That'll show 'em. Work in some inappropriate language, halitosis and a little rotten pocket meat between 6 and 7 and you should have this situation well in hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wooley12 View Post
    I think he said in a way what my wife said to our son when he called form the parking lot before going on an avalanche avoidance class. "If you want to avoid getting caught in an avalanche, stay in the parking lot." Anywhere we go and in everything we do we are making risk evaluations with no guarantee of survival.
    Yeah cause no avalanche has ever hit a parking lot or infrastructures
    or is that really the extent of your better 1/2s avalanche avoidance knowledge?
    seems lackin maybe a zoom class from under the bed
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    I haven't been bothered by masks really at all until lately. I'm starting to get pissed off at the sight of people walking around outdoors (by themselves or clearly with a SO) wearing a mask and far away from any other human. STUPID AS FUCK!!

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    We have outdoor mask mandates here, it doesn't matter if you're the only person on the block.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hott Butt Mud View Post
    I haven't been bothered by masks really at all until lately. I'm starting to get pissed off at the sight of people walking around outdoors (by themselves or clearly with a SO) wearing a mask and far away from any other human. STUPID AS FUCK!!
    Why do you even care?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hott Butt Mud View Post
    I haven't been bothered by masks really at all until lately. I'm starting to get pissed off at the sight of people walking around outdoors (by themselves or clearly with a SO) wearing a mask and far away from any other human. STUPID AS FUCK!!
    I did that the other day. I walked to the store. Put on mask when I left I was taking it off but the mask was keeping my face warm. I put it back on and walked home. And really I don't care what you think
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    They're great during fire season. And yeah, like anything, you can get used to it and forget to take it off. Or it's just easier to leave it on between stops.
    What pisses me off are the people who don't cover their nose. Like, it's been over a year, dumbass. Mask up and shut up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hott Butt Mud View Post
    I haven't been bothered by masks really at all until lately. I'm starting to get pissed off at the sight of people walking around outdoors (by themselves or clearly with a SO) wearing a mask and far away from any other human. STUPID AS FUCK!!
    Try not to project your thoughts about their thoughts. That's what's bothering you. You have no idea if they're stupid or not, but you know you're imagining things to reach that conclusion. If your imagination is too strong, maybe try projecting smart reasons on them instead. Cold face, sunburned lips, pollen, dust, dry nose/throat (especially if they're sick). Only one reason to imagine you know, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skifishbum View Post
    Yeah cause no avalanche has ever hit a parking lot or infrastructures
    or is that really the extent of your better 1/2s avalanche avoidance knowledge?
    seems lackin maybe a zoom class from under the bed
    That's how I feel. The ones who want everyone around them to be scared. We're going out and hanging out with people. Meet people we don't know. Enjoying life. If you're worried about dying. You stay home wear your double masks. It's your right. But your not my Mommy. And you can fuck off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTT View Post

    Just sayin the shit most stupid, selfish people think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hott Butt Mud View Post
    I haven't been bothered by masks really at all until lately. I'm starting to get pissed off at the sight of people walking around outdoors (by themselves or clearly with a SO) wearing a mask and far away from any other human. STUPID AS FUCK!!
    Rather than carry it or shove it in my pocket, sometimes it's easier to leave it on my face and wait until I get to the car to take it off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hott Butt Mud View Post
    I haven't been bothered by masks really at all until lately. I'm starting to get pissed off at the sight of people walking around outdoors (by themselves or clearly with a SO) wearing a mask and far away from any other human. STUPID AS FUCK!!
    Donít go to Burlington (UVM) then.....itís for real up there. Students have to double mask up there...on campus/off campus while in town. Crazy stuff....suspensions, expulsions arenít going over well with the UVM community.

    Obviously it depends on where u live....the mandates are so different. Example....school district and all extra curricular activities for staff, coaches and players are 100% masks at all times.....Then after my practice, the local little league softball and baseball teams comes to use the school district fields....and there is no mask mandate at all.....for anybody...lol.

    So, itís all so screwed up.....itís why weíll be in this hell for a long time.

    Get the vaccine....and hope ďsomedayĒ the powers that be will tell us everything is ok and we can go back to our preCovid lives.

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    Sometimes, especially for people in any kind of leadership position, it's about setting an example.
    Sometimes? JFC, if you're outside, take off the mask. Sunshine and fresh air is good for you. That is insane about UVM.
    No longer stuck.

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