Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 26, 2020, 20:53:
Jivaro wrote on Sep 26, 2020, 17:04:
Anyway, Covid is real...don't fuck with it. Get your flu shot....don't fuck with that either. If you get the flu you instantly increase your risk of complications should you also contract Covid. Have a nice weekend folks
This. I have had three colleagues and an employee die from COVID-19. I have a friend that is an ER nurse that is infected and isolated right now. Her texts are not inspiring. If she does survive, she gets to play the "will I die from vascular disease" game for the rest of her life.
Take it seriously. Take precautions. Wash your hands frequently. Stay the fuck home and wear a goddamned mask.
I personally don't know anyone that's suffered from COVID but in Alaska, most people here are like "it's overblown". Mrs. Tiger has a coworker who refused to wear a mask (fake news!) until one of the coworker's friend died from it. Now all of a sudden it's "I guess it's real afterall". Alaska's been a "red" state since they discovered oil, but even when it was "blue", it was always "you can't tell me what to do" libertarian blue. Thankfully we're the least population dense state in the Union, but that'll only convince people more that it's not a big deal.
Mrs. Tiger and I always wear masks when we're outdoors but I can not tell you the number of people that do not cover the faces completely or wear the mask around their 2-3 chins (ok, that was a little bit of snark, but there definitely seems to be a stereotype).
"Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying." ― Arthur C. Clarke