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Poll: Where do you find yourself at this stage of the Pandemic?
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: April 03, 2022 07:34PM
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Where do you find yourself at this stage of the Pandemic?




Where do you find yourself at this stage of the Pandemic?



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Re: Poll: Where do you find yourself at this stage of the Pandemic?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: April 03, 2022 07:36PM
between option 1 and 2.
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Re: Poll: Where do you find yourself at this stage of the Pandemic?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: April 03, 2022 07:38PM
.....the constant street fairs have begun again and was packed on Saturday.....seems most have gone back to 'the way it was'......many are not wearing masks on public transit though it is still required....



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Re: Poll: Where do you find yourself at this stage of the Pandemic?
Posted by: PeterW
Date: April 03, 2022 07:38PM
Still masking for shopping trips and while waiting in the doctors’ offices but back to normal otherwise.
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Re: Poll: Where do you find yourself at this stage of the Pandemic?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: April 03, 2022 08:24PM
only cause some of my clients have, relaxed a bit,
but still masked in stores full of the unknown.



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Re: Poll: Where do you find yourself at this stage of the Pandemic?
Posted by: graylocks
Date: April 03, 2022 08:29PM
still masking. not paying as much attention to social distancing. not fanatical about hand washing.



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Re: Poll: Where do you find yourself at this stage of the Pandemic?
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: April 03, 2022 08:46PM
I"m using surgical masks most of the time instead of N95. If I were to use public transportation (bus, train, airplane), N95 all the way.
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Re: Poll: Where do you find yourself at this stage of the Pandemic?
Posted by: rz
Date: April 03, 2022 08:58PM
I've been vaxxed, boosted, and had a very, very mild case of Covid in January. And I'll probably get my second booster in the not-too-distant future. I had to wear a mask indoors and outdoors for 5 weeks in Japan. I'm done with masks for now. If another strain pops up that requires it, I'll go back to masks. Otherwise, not really taking any other precautions.
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Re: Poll: Where do you find yourself at this stage of the Pandemic?
Posted by: DinerDave
Date: April 03, 2022 09:14PM
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Still masking for shopping trips and while waiting in the doctors’ offices but back to normal otherwise.

Ditto.

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Re: Poll: Where do you find yourself at this stage of the Pandemic?
Posted by: testcase
Date: April 03, 2022 09:19PM
I would LOVE to resume RV travel but, I am not DYING to so, I’m still basically “isolating in place”. I limit my time out and, wear a mask the few times I do go out. I am “fully vaccinated and have one booster. I’ll get a second booster this week. SOOOO many people are careless / ignorant so, I’m hyper vigilant. old fogey smiley
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Re: Poll: Where do you find yourself at this stage of the Pandemic?
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: April 03, 2022 09:34PM
Completely back to normal. Both the K12 School and University no longer require masks and other than the hospital in town no one else does either. Masking is at less than 5% I would say around here.



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Re: Poll: Where do you find yourself at this stage of the Pandemic?
Posted by: August West
Date: April 03, 2022 09:40PM
Always masked out of the house.



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Re: Poll: Where do you find yourself at this stage of the Pandemic?
Posted by: jdc
Date: April 03, 2022 11:23PM
its over here. back to normal. Still see peeps with them on, but rare. No distancing.

as far as I'm aware, masks only in hospitals (had to go in recently) and maybe public transportation? No idea, haven't used public transportation in 38 years.





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Re: Poll: Where do you find yourself at this stage of the Pandemic?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: April 03, 2022 11:36PM
We still mask in public. I’m less stringent on hand washing because the virus is not as transmittable via that vector.



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Re: Poll: Where do you find yourself at this stage of the Pandemic?
Posted by: $tevie
Date: April 03, 2022 11:39PM
Masked indoors. Wash my hands because I think it's been keeping colds and flu at bay as well as covid. Thank god that whole wiping off your groceries thing is dead.



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Re: Poll: Where do you find yourself at this stage of the Pandemic?
Posted by: Sam3
Date: April 04, 2022 06:10AM
Masked depending on social distancing. If a store or place has only a few customers and I can mostly stay away from them, I'll forego the mask, if I go to a Costco or Meijer, automatic mask. My Physical Therapy place still requres masks. Outdoors, maskless.



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Re: Poll: Where do you find yourself at this stage of the Pandemic?
Posted by: DP
Date: April 04, 2022 06:17AM
I find it interesting that the pandemic has "ended" early in a year that has an important event this coming November while other parts of the world are still shutting down and otherwise dealing with it...





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Re: Poll: Where do you find yourself at this stage of the Pandemic?
Posted by: Rolando
Date: April 04, 2022 06:53AM
Between 2 and 3. Still mask up indoors.



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Re: Poll: Where do you find yourself at this stage of the Pandemic?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: April 04, 2022 09:04AM
Still maskedup as I always was, everywhere, no slacking there.

I don't sanitize my hands as I did though, so slacking there.

Still social distancing as before.

Still not socializing much at all.

Still washing my hands frequently.

So, very little change, and none for the foreseeable future.






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Re: Poll: Where do you find yourself at this stage of the Pandemic?
Posted by: Robert M
Date: April 04, 2022 09:11AM
DP,

Not sure where you're getting your info from but the pandemic hasn't "ended" yet. We're slowly moving to the next normal with reduced restrictions and such but that is vastly different than the pandemic ending.

Robert
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Re: Poll: Where do you find yourself at this stage of the Pandemic?
Posted by: Spiff
Date: April 04, 2022 10:11AM
Between 2 and 3. Still not eating in restaurants. Wearing masks at baseball games (dugouts are truly disgusting - kids spitting and yelling in each other's faces). However, we are going unmasked outside with friends that have been cautious. We have had some family over without masks.

We are cautious and waiting to see what BA.2 will do.
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Re: Poll: Where do you find yourself at this stage of the Pandemic?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: April 04, 2022 10:57AM
This is no longer a "pandemic". This is now endemic. This is NEVER going away. Covid and it's variants are a permanent part of the human condition now.

I am not wearing a mask for the rest of my life.
I wear it at work (a school) because it's required indoors still.
I wear it in high people-density indoor spaces like grocery stores.
I wear it around people who choose to mask in indoor spaces to respect theirs space and their choices.
If we have a "flare up" of cases in my area, I will revert to wearing the mask more often.
I will wear it in any business that requests that I wear it.
I will keep up to date on my vaccinations/boosters.

But, I am not wearing this thing the rest of my life.
We need to stop thinking there is an "end" to COVID-19. There isn't. We either learn to live with it, or, we permanently alter the social structure of our society.



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Re: Poll: Where do you find yourself at this stage of the Pandemic?
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: April 04, 2022 11:03AM
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Paul F.
This is no longer a "pandemic". This is now endemic. This is NEVER going away. Covid and it's variants are a permanent part of the human condition now.

I am not wearing a mask for the rest of my life.
I wear it at work (a school) because it's required indoors still.
I wear it in high people-density indoor spaces like grocery stores.
I wear it around people who choose to mask in indoor spaces to respect theirs space and their choices.
If we have a "flare up" of cases in my area, I will revert to wearing the mask more often.
I will wear it in any business that requests that I wear it.
I will keep up to date on my vaccinations/boosters.

But, I am not wearing this thing the rest of my life.
We need to stop thinking there is an "end" to COVID-19. There isn't. We either learn to live with it, or, we permanently alter the social structure of our society.


The increase in production of Pfizer’s Paxlovid plus vaccinations should blunt hospitalizations and deaths. The Paxlovid antiviral is supposed to work on future variants from my understanding.



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Re: Poll: Where do you find yourself at this stage of the Pandemic?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: April 04, 2022 11:09AM
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pRICE cUBE
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Paul F.
This is no longer a "pandemic". This is now endemic. This is NEVER going away. Covid and it's variants are a permanent part of the human condition now.

I am not wearing a mask for the rest of my life.
I wear it at work (a school) because it's required indoors still.
I wear it in high people-density indoor spaces like grocery stores.
I wear it around people who choose to mask in indoor spaces to respect theirs space and their choices.
If we have a "flare up" of cases in my area, I will revert to wearing the mask more often.
I will wear it in any business that requests that I wear it.
I will keep up to date on my vaccinations/boosters.

But, I am not wearing this thing the rest of my life.
We need to stop thinking there is an "end" to COVID-19. There isn't. We either learn to live with it, or, we permanently alter the social structure of our society.


The increase in production of Pfizer’s Paxlovid plus vaccinations should blunt hospitalizations and deaths. The Paxlovid antiviral is supposed to work on future variants from my understanding.

I wholeheartedly support this... it's treating the endemic disease, not a "feel good" measure "until the pandemic is over".



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Re: Poll: Where do you find yourself at this stage of the Pandemic?
Posted by: jdc
Date: April 04, 2022 11:27AM
This really seems like a "whats the weather where you are" kind of question.

No answer is the same.

And it might be 3º and snowing in Michigan, and 75º and sunny in San Diego.





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Re: Poll: Where do you find yourself at this stage of the Pandemic?
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: April 04, 2022 11:51AM
Looks like everyone is going to need to do an individual risk assessment on how to proceed. Hope you all fare well in the next few months.



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Re: Poll: Where do you find yourself at this stage of the Pandemic?
Posted by: RecipeForDisaster
Date: April 04, 2022 12:32PM
Between 2 and 3.

I don’t mask in my mom's house anymore, although I have allergies and stuff that often makes me think I MIGHT be sick, and then I do. No masks outside as we were initially doing. N95 indoors in any public place or in a vehicle with anyone other than my other half. He is high risk as an ER nurse, and I am high risk for many reasons for a bad outcome, though we are boosted. Paxlovid availability does make me more relaxed.

We went to a concert on Friday, in N95s, but man, a ton of people were packed in like sardines and almost none were masked. We are not eating in restaurants, but have had meals in a few trusted friend's houses (we know they are boosted - in several cases, we vaccinated them!).
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Re: Poll: Where do you find yourself at this stage of the Pandemic?
Posted by: gabester
Date: April 04, 2022 01:47PM
I'm really surprised this poll didn't have the option "vote to move to other side" as we did with All Covid discussion goes here megathread... not that I think that was right, but maybe a step the forum mods could take to normalize reality. (That is, I'm glad that not every covid discussion gets pushed into the politics side, and that maybe it's time to stop pinning that megathread.)

Whether you think the pandemic is over, has gone endemic, or is ongoing, its time to stop treating the situation like its occurrence was a matter of political dispute.

Edited for clarify so I don't get "ended" :-D



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Re: Poll: Where do you find yourself at this stage of the Pandemic?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: April 04, 2022 02:13PM
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Robert M
DP,

Not sure where you're getting your info from but the pandemic hasn't "ended" yet. We're slowly moving to the next normal with reduced restrictions and such but that is vastly different than the pandemic ending.

Robert

DP didn’t mean the pandemic has literally ended, since he quoted “ended.”
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Posted by: Robert M
Date: April 04, 2022 02:25PM
Dennis,

I know he used quotes. Doesn't matter. What you're saying isn't how his post came across to me.

Robert
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Re: Poll: Where do you find yourself at this stage of the Pandemic?
Posted by: jdc
Date: April 04, 2022 03:13PM
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pRICE cUBE
Looks like everyone is going to need to do an individual risk assessment on how to proceed. Hope you all fare well in the next few months.

yeah. If I dropped you off here today, you wouldn't even know it existed

Movies -- seen them all
eat out -- plenty
concerts -- 3 in week
hawaii -- went, masking enforced everywhere except outside. totally fine.
Disneyland -- went on new years, going again in a week for a milestone b-day
high school -- none
shopping/grocery/target/mall/apple store -- none

And the wife works in public health. n95 mask fitter. C tester. we are vax + boosted... she seems Ok with all of the numbers... at least locally.





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Re: Poll: Where do you find yourself at this stage of the Pandemic?
Posted by: AllGold
Date: April 04, 2022 05:14PM
I almost always wear a mask when inside (but never outside).

I'm one of the few still wearing masks here. I'm not super paranoid about it, but I use the KF94 style masks which I find very comfortable so it's no big deal to wear them.

So not at all "back to normal" in terms of masking, but close to 100% back to normal in terms of where I go.



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Re: Poll: Where do you find yourself at this stage of the Pandemic?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: April 04, 2022 05:31PM
I'm just pissed off and frustrated that primers to reload ammo are very hard to find and expensive when you do.

There are an estimated 5-7 million more gun owners who purchased in 2021, and not sure how many in 2020, I believe more. No idea how many quit shooting, so don't have a clue on total number active out there.

Anyway, lots of competition between the manufacturers and what few percentage-wise make it into the wholesale/retail components market for those who reload.

Most who compete regularly reload their own, or if you are really good, you sometimes have sponsorships. I'm good, but my mobility issues preclude me from competing in pistol/rifle shoot and scoot games for the time being. Need a few surgeries, then we will all see.

I'm not talking criminals, or for the most part, dangerous yahoos. Conscientious responsible owners and sports enthusiasts who obey the laws, and keep their stuff locked up when not in use. Great people who love to coach new owners and those new to competition. It pisses me off when I hear the phrase "truck gun" If you aren't carrying it, lock it up.

I bring this up because, for me its a hobby and a passion that brings me great joy. I share it with others and it is a big part of my minimal current social life. It's no different than if one of you were a fine woodworker and couldn't consistantly get quality exotic hardwood for your projects, or good gourmet herbs and spices for your beloved cooking creations, and small gatherings with friends and family. Getting the transmission rebuilt in my partner's truck was a huge nightmare. They couldn't source parts easily, and stuff trickled in from all across the country. It's a Mountaineer/Explorer/Ranger platform. They are EVERYWHERE!

Anyway, Staying safe, and pissed off at those who aren't serious anymore. Lost immediate family members, and one close call from a Covidiot BIL. I'm sure the Ivermectin he was illegally dosed with saved his life RollingEyesSmiley5 My partner still cries all the time at missing her mom. It was 15 months ago. We got a Pendleton picnic blanket at Costco yesterday, and it made her cry. Both our moms loved Pendleton textile products going back to before we were born.

I do think when we have several prescription treatment options a GP can phone in to the pharmacy when someone tests Pos at home will make a HUGE difference. Especially if they have underlying conditions . Then we will be in influenza territory if only those idiot holdouts will finally come around and get vaccinated.



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Posted by: JoeM
Date: April 04, 2022 05:34PM
Still in NJ. ( bah dah boom!)

But seriously, I’ve backed off my mask a little but am back to wearing it again indoors and expect I’ll be going back to it as before as our numbers here seem to be starting to rise again. 30 new cases in town and one new death this week. I’m trying to figure out when to get my second booster - now, soon or wait till the fall or numbers happen to really go up.



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Posted by: JoeM
Date: April 04, 2022 06:53PM
Still in NJ. ( bah dah boom!)

But seriously, I’ve backed off my mask a little but am back to wearing it again indoors and expect I’ll be going back to it as before as our numbers here seem to be starting to rise again. 30 new cases in town and one new death this week. I’m trying to figure out when to get my second booster - now, soon or wait till the fall or numbers happen to really go up.



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Posted by: Racer X
Date: April 04, 2022 07:22PM
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JoeM
Still in NJ. ( bah dah boom!)

But seriously, I’ve backed off my mask a little but am back to wearing it again indoors and expect I’ll be going back to it as before as our numbers here seem to be starting to rise again. 30 new cases in town and one new death this week. I’m trying to figure out when to get my second booster - now, soon or wait till the fall or numbers happen to really go up.

Do it after 5-6 months. I am looking at a 3rd booster in July. Underlying respiratory issues.



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The police have no duty to respond. See Castle Rock v. Gonzales, 545 U.S. 748 (2005) or Warren v. District of Columbia[1] (444 A.2d. 1, D.C. Ct. of Ap. 1981)

Judge Lee wrote that “we cannot jettison our constitutional rights, even if the goal behind a law is laudable." 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

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Posted by: JoeM
Date: April 05, 2022 05:55AM
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JoeM
Still in NJ. ( bah dah boom!)

But seriously, I’ve backed off my mask a little but am back to wearing it again indoors and expect I’ll be going back to it as before as our numbers here seem to be starting to rise again. 30 new cases in town and one new death this week. I’m trying to figure out when to get my second booster - now, soon or wait till the fall or numbers happen to really go up.

Do it after 5-6 months. I am looking at a 3rd booster in July. Underlying respiratory issues.

Thanks, that would make it April or May then. I just got a text yesterday from my primary care doc letting me know I can get the booster in their office now.



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Posted by: Mr645
Date: April 05, 2022 05:55AM
Been back to normal since around September. Even in doctors offices there are no masks requirements. Concerts, parties, restaurants, shopping.... Been normal for at least 6 months. Hospitals don't even have "Covid" wards anymore, just infectious disease rooms where patients are kept with the door closed. like pre COVID

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Re: Poll: Where do you find yourself at this stage of the Pandemic?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: April 05, 2022 07:56AM
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shopping/grocery/target/mall/apple store -- none

And the wife works in public health. n95 mask fitter. C tester. we are vax + boosted... she seems Ok with all of the numbers... at least locally.

This is an interesting point that I've found throughout the whole pandemic. Our friends who are physicians or RNs have been less "hyper-vigilant" than many of our non-healthcare-related friends. I've taken cues from the health folks, and that's made some amusingly weird scenarios when we have gathered over the last couple of years. the health folks were ok with social situations and the others were not.
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Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: April 05, 2022 09:31AM
Wife and I are cautious, and try to protect ourselves for the sake of her father, who has a compromised immune system, but we also recognize our mental health is struggling too. As each wave has ebbed we relaxed a little to eat out, go to shows etc, then crawl back to our cave for a few weeks as the next wave ebbs. Our community is now to the point where about 70% have had COVID of some flavor, 60% are vaccinated. The only local hospital has been coping Ok. So we’re at the “ we can’t hide forever” stage.



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Re: Poll: Where do you find yourself at this stage of the Pandemic?
Posted by: RecipeForDisaster
Date: April 05, 2022 11:02AM
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shopping/grocery/target/mall/apple store -- none

And the wife works in public health. n95 mask fitter. C tester. we are vax + boosted... she seems Ok with all of the numbers... at least locally.

This is an interesting point that I've found throughout the whole pandemic. Our friends who are physicians or RNs have been less "hyper-vigilant" than many of our non-healthcare-related friends. I've taken cues from the health folks, and that's made some amusingly weird scenarios when we have gathered over the last couple of years. the health folks were ok with social situations and the others were not.

My best friend is an infectious disease physician and my other half is an ER nurse(I work in infusion pharmacy). We are all quite cautious and haven’t gotten infected. I usually take my friend's cues.
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Posted by: Tiangou
Date: April 05, 2022 12:50PM
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...This is an interesting point that I've found throughout the whole pandemic. Our friends who are physicians or RNs have been less "hyper-vigilant" than many of our non-healthcare-related friends. I've taken cues from the health folks, and that's made some amusingly weird scenarios when we have gathered over the last couple of years. the health folks were ok with social situations and the others were not.

My best friend is an infectious disease physician and my other half is an ER nurse(I work in infusion pharmacy). We are all quite cautious and haven’t gotten infected. I usually take my friend's cues.

It has been my experience that while there are some incredibly smart and worldly nurses and technicians, many RNs and technicians are as ignorant and unfairly prejudiced as any random person off the bus.

...And while I've had some amazingly smart and talented doctors, I've also met a lot of doctors who were just plain insensible jerks who shouldn't have qualified for a GED, let alone med school. (One of whom nearly killed me fairly recently, so I may be a bit prejudiced, myself.)

...Even the best physicians/nurses/technicians aren't up on every latest bit of medical news/practice.

So, while I might ask for pandemic advice from a good doctor or nurse, I probably wouldn't take my queues from their behavior without taking a lot of other factors into consideration.



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Posted by: jdc
Date: April 05, 2022 01:02PM
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shopping/grocery/target/mall/apple store -- none

And the wife works in public health. n95 mask fitter. C tester. we are vax + boosted... she seems Ok with all of the numbers... at least locally.

This is an interesting point that I've found throughout the whole pandemic. Our friends who are physicians or RNs have been less "hyper-vigilant" than many of our non-healthcare-related friends. I've taken cues from the health folks, and that's made some amusingly weird scenarios when we have gathered over the last couple of years. the health folks were ok with social situations and the others were not.

Yeah... we *were* hyper-vigilant when things were at their worst. She semi-predicted it would be pretty bad when the first news on rates started to hit.

So we stayed in, did all the correct motions. plenty of precations, shots asap, and all the rest.

but its just over now... there are only a handful of reported cases in our huge county.





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Re: Poll: Where do you find yourself at this stage of the Pandemic?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: April 05, 2022 01:54PM
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...This is an interesting point that I've found throughout the whole pandemic. Our friends who are physicians or RNs have been less "hyper-vigilant" than many of our non-healthcare-related friends. I've taken cues from the health folks, and that's made some amusingly weird scenarios when we have gathered over the last couple of years. the health folks were ok with social situations and the others were not.

My best friend is an infectious disease physician and my other half is an ER nurse(I work in infusion pharmacy). We are all quite cautious and haven’t gotten infected. I usually take my friend's cues.

It has been my experience that while there are some incredibly smart and worldly nurses and technicians, many RNs and technicians are as ignorant and unfairly prejudiced as any random person off the bus.

...And while I've had some amazingly smart and talented doctors, I've also met a lot of doctors who were just plain insensible jerks who shouldn't have qualified for a GED, let alone med school. (One of whom nearly killed me fairly recently, so I may be a bit prejudiced, myself.)

...Even the best physicians/nurses/technicians aren't up on every latest bit of medical news/practice.

So, while I might ask for pandemic advice from a good doctor or nurse, I probably wouldn't take my queues from their behavior without taking a lot of other factors into consideration.

while I don't doubt your experiences with bad doctors (I've had my share), that was not the case with our friends, RNs at one of the country's biggest hospitals and the Drs work with immigrant communities, so they were far from laissez-faire, but they were not wearing face shields outside, such as our PhD research scientist acquaintance.
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Re: Poll: Where do you find yourself at this stage of the Pandemic?
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Date: April 05, 2022 04:14PM
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Still in NJ. ( bah dah boom!)

But seriously, I’ve backed off my mask a little but am back to wearing it again indoors and expect I’ll be going back to it as before as our numbers here seem to be starting to rise again. 30 new cases in town and one new death this week. I’m trying to figure out when to get my second booster - now, soon or wait till the fall or numbers happen to really go up.

Do it after 5-6 months. I am looking at a 3rd booster in July. Underlying respiratory issues.

Thanks, that would make it April or May then. I just got a text yesterday from my primary care doc letting me know I can get the booster in their office now.

I was just reading minutes ago about people getting their second booster about now, and it was suggested that a 3rd in the fall isn't unlikely.



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Re: Poll: Where do you find yourself at this stage of the Pandemic?
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Date: April 06, 2022 01:52PM
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Still in NJ. ( bah dah boom!)

But seriously, I’ve backed off my mask a little but am back to wearing it again indoors and expect I’ll be going back to it as before as our numbers here seem to be starting to rise again. 30 new cases in town and one new death this week. I’m trying to figure out when to get my second booster - now, soon or wait till the fall or numbers happen to really go up.

Do it after 5-6 months. I am looking at a 3rd booster in July. Underlying respiratory issues.

Thanks, that would make it April or May then. I just got a text yesterday from my primary care doc letting me know I can get the booster in their office now.

I was just reading minutes ago about people getting their second booster about now, and it was suggested that a 3rd in the fall isn't unlikely.

Good to know. I imagine that they’ll be developing a yearly shot, probably combined with the flu vaccine if reports I’ve read come to pass.



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