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    Quote Originally Posted by klauss View Post
    That's why I can't support the use of masks. nothing like the smell of freedom waltzing around walmart
    The people of Wal-Mart still appreciate your contributions, whether they've gone dick-nose or just skipped it.

    My wife was a little offended last Wednesday when an unmasked friend of ours saw her masked at Wal-Mart, turned quickly and headed the other way. I tried to console her with the fact that half the effectiveness probably comes from scaring off the covidiots. By astonishing coincidence, yesterday our friend announced she'd tested positive, along with her husband. Not having a good time, asking for prayers, the whole deal. Both about 70ish, moved here for the freedumb, staying for the cold showers, Ivermectin and vitamin D overdoses.

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    Masks made me realize I needed to up my dental hygiene game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jono View Post
    By astonishing coincidence, yesterday our friend announced she'd tested positive, along with her husband. Not having a good time, asking for prayers, the whole deal. Both about 70ish, moved here for the freedumb, staying for the cold showers, Ivermectin and vitamin D overdoses.
    I am *stunned* by this turn of events. Who ever could have predicted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by schwerty View Post
    Do you take a daily steroid control med? Just curious. I only use ventolin inhalers as needed. had a physical last week and my doc mentioned Covid hasn’t been hitting folks with asthma that hard, (unless the patient is in immunosuppressive drugs), as the disease affects the small air sacs more so than the bronchial tubes. I believe him but thought it was interesting to hear you really had trouble. Heard it from others too. I’d rather avoid it but doesn’t sound like that’s an option unless I hide in a hole for the rest of my days.
    Yeah, I take Advair and it works great for me. I don't use the Ventolin much at all if I'm not sick. But when I get a cold my asthma goes into overdrive. And a cold too often turns into bronchitis.

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    My thought is that perfume is a gas, too.

    Don’t you all just piss in your ski pants? It’s almost like when your wearing a wetsuit especially on those soaking wet sleet days. Also, it’s a good conversation starter when you do it on a chairlift and riding next to a stranger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skaredshtles View Post
    I am *stunned* by this turn of events. Who ever could have predicted?
    Certainly expected eventually, but the timing is entirely too perfect. Had to be damn near peak contagiousness that day. Hopefully I can thank her sometime when it won't seem sarcastic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jono View Post
    Ivermectin and vitamin D overdoses.
    I've tested negative for sympathy for these people at this point in the pandemic.

    But can we not lump Ivermectin and Vitamin D together? - sure overdosing on any vitamin is dumb, wasteful, sometimes bad for your health etc.

    But there is evidence that supplementing with a regular daily dose of Vitamin D could have protective effects against bad outcomes (it does not prevent infection of course)

    vs ivermectin which sounds like an idea someone made up as a prank to see if it would go viral

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    If you check more carefully I think you'll agree they're actually pretty alike: if you need either one you should absolutely get it, and it makes a big difference. Other people aren't going to benefit much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bodywhomper View Post
    Don’t you all just piss in your ski pants? It’s almost like when your wearing a wetsuit especially on those soaking wet sleet days. Also, it’s a good conversation starter when you do it on a chairlift and riding next to a stranger.
    Sounds like a great idea, except my boots are probably already smelly enough...

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    Every MD I've done annual checkups with for quite a number of years has recommended D3 supplementation well above the official RDA, and more than once my battery of lab tests included checking to be sure I was getting plenty. Definitely not crackpot stuff, and Covid being around is all the more reason to take it. Of course, talking about D as an alternative to taking what has proven to be a remarkably effective vaccine to prevent a horrible disease is idiotic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jono View Post
    If you check more carefully I think you'll agree they're actually pretty alike: if you need either one you should absolutely get it, and it makes a big difference. Other people aren't going to benefit much.
    you could say that about anything if you keep it vague enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by alias_rice View Post
    Yeah, I don’t really get all of the fear 2 years into it with widespread availability of multiple vaccines that do pretty damn good job. What are the chances of a fully vaccinated person having serious problems? Basically zero. Maybe I’m in the minority but I don’t really know anyone who is worried about Covid anymore.
    For me personally, it's the definition of serious problems. Even the minor problems are incompatible with skiing. For me socially, I don't want to be part of spreading it to others. Hypothetically, say everyone is vaccinated, reducing the death rate by 90%. That's still 60,000 dead Americans per year. "Pretty damn good" isn't good enough. Ofc, deaths are currently way higher. I agree the excess is mostly confused (unvaxxed) people dying, but I'm not ok with that either.

    And then there's the morbidity question, that I haven't seen definitively addressed. What percent of the infected are suffering symptoms 6 months out? Those are likely permanent. Sounds like there's a fair bit of brain damage, lung damage, and other organ difficulties. For a society that vaxxes against polio to protect 0.5% from paralysis, it seems we ought to be more careful about Covid.

    It's possible I'm missing something, but that's how I see Covid, and why we must do more to stop it.

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    Well, if you drop trough at the ski hill to piss on a sunny day, might as well do it in a sunny spot, laydown for a minute on you back and soak your glorious perineum in the rays (skis still on), while eating a snack, hydrating, and puffing a little bowl. Increase wintertime vitamin D and feel pretty damn good afterwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The AD View Post
    Sounds like a great idea, except my boots are probably already smelly enough...
    It could be an improvement. Especially with asparagus

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    Quote Originally Posted by bennymac View Post
    you could say that about anything if you keep it vague enough
    I wasn't vague, though, I was talking specifically about Ivermectin. It looks very much like having worms at the same time makes you extra susceptible to bad outcomes with COVID--not unlike vitamin D. (See huckbucket's link a few days back, IMS.)

    Of course both can also provide "miracle cure" data if misinterpreted (or faked) but that's kind of a separate problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jono View Post
    If you check more carefully I think you'll agree they're actually pretty alike: if you need either one you should absolutely get it, and it makes a big difference. Other people aren't going to benefit much.
    with vitamin D deficiency we are talking about 25-40% of the US population that would benefit from supplementation and the risk of that treatment is next to nothing.

    I don't think your post proves it's "actually pretty alike" ivermectin in any significant or helpful way

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    Quote Originally Posted by bennymac View Post
    with vitamin D deficiency we are talking about 25-40% of the US population that would benefit from supplementation and the risk of that treatment is next to nothing.

    I don't think your post proves it's "actually pretty alike" ivermectin in any significant or helpful way
    I do love a good proof, but I won't even start without that 3-dot triangle thing. Keyboard is useless. My point was that, despite the meme status, Ivermectin is sometimes more helpful than it gets credit for. But it snot ending the pandemic, despite being very impactful on occasion. Reminds me of some vitamin someone mentioned.

    Sadly, I also listed the cold showers, and obviously those are still sulking in a corner, wondering why no one cares. Why is no one talking about why no one is talking about the total lack of conversation around hydrotherapy? Huh?

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    Even this noted liberal rag is going all in on the abysmal testing situation in the USA 2+ years into this and counting into the pandemic. See who gets the blame.


    https://gizmodo.com/white-house-mock...e-c-1848171363

    "The Biden administration announced a plan last week to reimburse people for the costs of rapid covid-19 tests through insurance, but there are an estimated 28 million Americans without health insurance of any kind. And on Monday the White House press pool wanted to know why a complicated rebate scheme was being implemented when the U.S. could just follow the lead of other countries and make the tests free."

    “Why not just make them free and give them out and have them available everywhere?” the reporter asked.

    “Should we just send one to every American?” Psaki said, dripping with disdain for a good idea.

    “Maybe,” the reporter replied.

    “Then what happens if every American has one test? How much does that cost and then what happens after that?” Psaki said, thinking she’d someone gotten the upper hand.
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    I agree that we dropped the ball on testing as a tool, at least from a messaging POV if nothing else. But I have free/easy drive through testing available, not sure if that is the case elsewhere (but it should be). And not sure how many people know about it.

    And agree that at-home tests should be free and widely available and widely promoted.
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    How are we 2+ years into this? Is this asspan math? Covids over, right dildo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunfree View Post
    How are we 2+ years into this? Is this asspan math? Covids over, right dildo?
    Add something to the conversation for once or GTFO.

    Simple math not your strong suit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asspen View Post
    Even this noted liberal rag is going all in on the abysmal testing situation in the USA 2+ years into this and counting into the pandemic. See who gets the blame.


    https://gizmodo.com/white-house-mock...e-c-1848171363

    "The Biden administration announced a plan last week to reimburse people for the costs of rapid covid-19 tests through insurance, but there are an estimated 28 million Americans without health insurance of any kind. And on Monday the White House press pool wanted to know why a complicated rebate scheme was being implemented when the U.S. could just follow the lead of other countries and make the tests free."

    “Why not just make them free and give them out and have them available everywhere?” the reporter asked.

    “Should we just send one to every American?” Psaki said, dripping with disdain for a good idea.

    “Maybe,” the reporter replied.

    “Then what happens if every American has one test? How much does that cost and then what happens after that?” Psaki said, thinking she’d someone gotten the upper hand.
    problem is, not EVERY American needs one, just the MAGA morons do
    I just went to a friends celebration of life for his wife
    both antivaxxers, she died of covid-19, he survived

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    I agree that we dropped the ball on testing as a tool, at least from a messaging POV if nothing else. But I have free/easy drive through testing available, not sure if that is the case elsewhere (but it should be). And not sure how many people know about it.

    And agree that at-home tests should be free and widely available and widely promoted.
    I agree on the testing front, but I think part of the issue with testing was that we had no interest in contact tracing when this thing started up. Basically a free for all to get back into the country and then it spread like wildfire. By the time the administration at the time took notice it was too late and contact tracing was impossible. So you get a positive test and you just isolate, which is fine, but the way other countries do it, by combining contact tracing, gets to a better outcome. I feel like that's missing from Asspans post.
    Damn shame, throwing away a perfectly good white boy like that

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    At least in urban areas free testing is relatively easy to get, but not necessarily convenient. It certainly would be an improvement if anyone could simply get a free test they could take at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The AD View Post
    At least in urban areas free testing is relatively easy to get, but not necessarily convenient. It certainly would be an improvement if anyone could simply get a free test they could take at home.
    The home tests are great for peace of mind. They're pretty worthless for actual documentation though. No way to verify who was swabbed or when with the home tests unless professionally administered live online streaming. My kid had to do that first year of college.. perform the test in a conference call and seal the packaging to mail them so it was harder to use a proxy.

    What home tests are good for is to decided whether or not you need to go get in line to take a formal clinic administered test. A home test won't and shouldn't be valid documentation for admission to concerts, public transport, the workplace etc..
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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