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COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus, aka 2019-nCoV)

#2261 User is offline   Slow Ben 

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Posted 22 October 2020 - 11:53 PM

View PostQuickTidal, on 22 October 2020 - 03:50 PM, said:

Here is an anti-mask (anti-lockdown) group (note the camo/hunting hats and jackets...these are out of towner rural Ontarians, NOT Torontonians) who came to cause a ruckus in Toronto Tuesday...



I fucking hate degens from up country.
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#2262 User is offline   Gwynn ap Nudd 

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Posted 23 October 2020 - 01:00 AM

There was an anti-mask protest a week or two ago in Vancouver as well. Caused a ruckus on the BC ferries on the way over apparently.
Kinda lost any tiny bit of credibility they might have had when David Icke (who thinks a hidden lizard race runs the world) was one of the speakers.
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#2263 User is offline   Tiste Simeon 

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Posted 23 October 2020 - 02:54 AM

View PostQuickTidal, on 22 October 2020 - 09:30 PM, said:

View PostTiste Simeon, on 22 October 2020 - 07:00 PM, said:

it's not consistent and I slept very well last night.



Alright, we don't need to know about your nocturnal activities Tiste!

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Pfft everyone wants to know that they just might not want to admit it...
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Posted 23 October 2020 - 12:09 PM

FYI I have the definition of "new, continuous cough" from the Department of Education as I just had a reminder from my kids school. It means "coughing a lot, for more than an hour or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours".Don't ask me to define "coughing a lot" or "coughing episode".
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Posted 23 October 2020 - 12:22 PM

I've got you Mezla:

Highly scientific article
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#2266 User is offline   Tiste Simeon 

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Posted 23 October 2020 - 12:54 PM

Thanks Mezla, either way it doesn't fit. Temp was low again today and the coughing is infrequent. Not other symptoms either.
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Posted 23 October 2020 - 01:42 PM

People here have decided fuck it, covid is ohvah.

I was at the station filling up with gas (I think you others call it 'petrol'). So I pulled up my skull bandanna (doing the Halloween themed John Marston train robbery face mask motif) and I got my hand sanitizer on my dash ready to use when I've finished. So I get out and go through the *beep-boop-beep routine of setting the gas/petrol to begin filling. And this jackhole on my island (no mask), just on the other side of me is filling up his truck and is spitting and gobbing like he is a basball player from the 1970s or something. And this fucker is doing the deep chest rattle to really pull up some deep lung butter to hawk it up on the ground. And he did this throughout the time it took me to fill my car. Like I legitimately think this fuckstain was doing this just for attention and to be one of those "no mask-it Kevins" to make his little statement about wearing masks. I just shook my head, finished filling and used the hand sanitizer when I got back in my car and drove away.
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Posted 23 October 2020 - 04:20 PM

The EU has now shut travellers from Canada out as our handling of COVID 2nd Wave is not going well, and we are spiking cases hard all over the country.

Man, I need us not to become the States.

Our PM and Premiers need to step up and make some harder tougher choices and lay down the law, because we are going to be more lost come November/December if not.

I'm freaked out.
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#2269 User is offline   Mezla PigDog 

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Posted 23 October 2020 - 06:10 PM

 QuickTidal, on 23 October 2020 - 04:20 PM, said:

The EU has now shut travellers from Canada out as our handling of COVID 2nd Wave is not going well, and we are spiking cases hard all over the country.

Man, I need us not to become the States.

Our PM and Premiers need to step up and make some harder tougher choices and lay down the law, because we are going to be more lost come November/December if not.

I'm freaked out.


What's your rate per 100,000? Perspective may help. I get freaked out now and then but try to look to facts and lived experience. My local rate is 88. My 4 year old is in school every day with a "bubble" of 60 kids. Me and Mr PigDog are WFH but he's going to the office on the train once per week. We're socially distancing, wearing masks and not going out much. We rarely remember to use hand sanitizer. One person I socialise with has a family member who flouts the rules like crazy. We still don't know anyone locally with a confirmed diagnosis.

My sister is being not very careful and living between Manchester and
London, both with pretty major outbreaks. She's fine.

I'm completely onboard with it being real and social distancing being necessary but perspective is good.
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Posted 23 October 2020 - 06:58 PM

 Mezla PigDog, on 23 October 2020 - 06:10 PM, said:

What's your rate per 100,000? Perspective may help. I get freaked out now and then but try to look to facts and lived experience. My local rate is 88. My 4 year old is in school every day with a "bubble" of 60 kids. Me and Mr PigDog are WFH but he's going to the office on the train once per week. We're socially distancing, wearing masks and not going out much. We rarely remember to use hand sanitizer. One person I socialise with has a family member who flouts the rules like crazy. We still don't know anyone locally with a confirmed diagnosis.

My sister is being not very careful and living between Manchester and
London, both with pretty major outbreaks. She's fine.

I'm completely onboard with it being real and social distancing being necessary but perspective is good.



Yeah, you guys are pretty much dealing with it as we are...though our 4 year old is doing virtual so she's home with us, our 2 year old is in daycare in a 10 kid cohort.

We do however have close to home COVID diagnoses, two teachers at my kids daycare had it (luckily didn't pass it to anyone else), and my local comedian friend has it, and my niece (who does not really follow the rules) works at an LTC with people who have it.

I'm a worry wart and my wife is a hypochondriac, so we are always concerned, even in the bigger picture. I doubt I'll be normal again till this is over.

And I still worry a LOT about long term effects we don't know about yet.
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Posted 28 October 2020 - 03:35 PM

Maybe it's just common sense. People don't have it anymore.

So I had the opposite experience of the gas station "no mask-it Kevin" incident. So we received about 4 - 6 inches of snow over Sunday night (and throughout the day on Monday). So Tuesday morning I am out shoveling snow. I don't have a mask on because, well, I'm outside... shoveling out my car and the parking pad and sidewalk and there is no one else around (6 ft social distance? how about no one around to social distance from). So I finished with the sidewalk and am doing the snow shovel back and forth shuffle clearing off my parking pad. As I clean the area closer and closer to the house, this fellow with a mask is walking up the sidewalk in my direction. He's probably a neighbor's house away. I look up and we lock eyes (reminder I don't have on a mask, he does have on a mask). He does the awkward, oh just don't mind me quick glance away and I continue shoveling. When I make the pivot and turn to shovel back in the direction where we spotted each other, he is gone. So this weirdo must have been freaked out by seeing me without a mask and turned around. *in-my-best-joe-biden-voice "Come on man."
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Posted 28 October 2020 - 08:08 PM

Well I did get tested and I'm clear which is a load off my mind. But man that test was horrible!
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Posted 29 October 2020 - 01:36 AM

View PostTiste Simeon, on 28 October 2020 - 08:08 PM, said:

Well I did get tested and I'm clear which is a load off my mind. But man that test was horrible!


Glad to hear you’re in the clear man!
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Posted 29 October 2020 - 02:06 AM

My parents did something massively frustrating. We have a puja that is the culmination of about two weeks of celebration, called Dashain. Indians call it Durga puja.

The way my family does it involves a morning puja with my nuclear family and an evening puja with the extended family.

The morning one was very good. Everyone wore masks, we all were safe etc.

My partner and I come to the evening one and there's 26 people with no masks on. Including my parents who just did a masked session with me.

I got through what I needed to to fulfill family obligations, while wearing a mask and so did my younger brother and my partner.

I then had to set off a family cold war by saying that the risk of their actions was unacceptable to me and that I wasn't going to see them.
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Posted 29 October 2020 - 07:07 PM

Going to test the male offspring.
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Posted 29 October 2020 - 07:23 PM

View Postamphibian, on 29 October 2020 - 02:06 AM, said:

I then had to set off a family cold war by saying that the risk of their actions was unacceptable to me and that I wasn't going to see them.


I feel you man. My sister and are are fully tilt at war over COVID and mask wearing ect.

It sucks to fight with family over stuff like this.
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Posted 29 October 2020 - 10:17 PM

I had to wear my reading glasses to the supermarket today for the first time. I've been getting headaches and I'm just getting old damnit. First time wearing a face mask and glasses. Glasses came off about 5 steps into the shop. What the hell are you supposed to do to stop the damn things steaming up? Do people with glasses just not go into indoor public places anymore or what?!
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Posted 29 October 2020 - 10:26 PM

View PostMezla PigDog, on 29 October 2020 - 10:17 PM, said:

I had to wear my reading glasses to the supermarket today for the first time. I've been getting headaches and I'm just getting old damnit. First time wearing a face mask and glasses. Glasses came off about 5 steps into the shop. What the hell are you supposed to do to stop the damn things steaming up? Do people with glasses just not go into indoor public places anymore or what?!


I have used surgical tape to tape the top of the mask to my nose - effective but a pain to take off.


I have purchased a mask that was recommended for those with glasses with a stronger wire to better shape to the nose and face - not as good as the tape but just about okay.

I now tend to wear an older pair of glasses that has a tighter fit to the nose. I can wear these further down my nose without them falling off and so further away from the mask line on the nose. This works well.


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Posted 29 October 2020 - 11:24 PM

Yeah, having the wire that better conforms to the nose is what makes it work without the fog. In the meantime between getting the new mask with the wire, you can tighten the mask loops bc there's more air coming up than there should be.

There's anti fog stuff for glasses and/or letting slightly soapy water dry on the glasses, but that only works for the glasses that do not have the special coatings to be anti UV etc. Reading glasses likely will be fine with this stuff.
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Posted 30 October 2020 - 09:33 AM

Yesterday, the new mask initiative went into effect in Denmark, meaning now you have to wear a mask pretty much anywhere in public. Before it was only in public transit and more recently in cafes and restaurants. We're even wearing them in the office unless we're sitting down for a while.

The amount of bitching and moaning some people will go through to avoid wearing these masks is incredible. I know Denmark is behind the times, people in the US, Britain, where ever, have been talking about this for months but I'm still surprised. The most fun are those conservative politicians who are always talking about the old days, when Danes were tough and totally didn't roll over during WW2. The people who are always calling people thin skinned or what ever. And then when they have to wear a piece of cloth over their face, suddenly they're being oppressed and subjected to inhuman treatment.

Still, most people I see at the Library are taking it in stride. You have to point at your face occasionally to remind people to pull up the mask but 99% of people are onboard. Or at least fear the carniverous librarians.
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