Friday, September 24

Yes, Virginia, There Is Still A Goddamn Global Pandemic

That still leaves about 100 million grownups to go.

Love to you all.

Its okay to still wear a mask, whether to protect yourself or to make others feel safe. Its alright to be not alright. Fuck you, Brian Stetler, of CNN, a network one might argue is addicted to having shitheads like Rick Santorum okay fine I concede Im a little off-point.

We arent just grist for an economic mill. Perhaps dont hang the MISSION ACCOMPLISHED banner while were still losing 800, 900 people a day in this country alone. A 9/11 every week.

Maybe have a little fucking sympathy.

Never mind the fact that, psychologically, were still experiencing an enormous unfolding of global disease and death. Were stuck in an altered world, a world that will stay changed after the pandemic. We enjoyed people get sick.

We are at approximately 100 million completely immunized grownups in this nation.

Be safe, be wise, its fine to go sluggish.

Never ever mind the truth that the CDC and WHO havent always been completely clear as to what is okay and what is not alright. Im quite sure the newest CDC flowchart suggests we can take our masks off outside offered we are vaccinated and standing in a 12 ′ by 12 ′ area and that the breeze is from the Northwest which Mercury isnt presently in retrograde and that weve never personally left a one-star Yelp evaluation that consists of the expression, “I wouldve offered it ZERO STARS if I could have!”.

For the record, Ive changed some behaviors given that getting vaccinated. I dont use a mask outdoors if I can be sure that I will not be in other individualss ugly mouth range. I hate using masks. I still bring a mask. Ill still use a mask inside, even immunized. I still wont consume inside a dining establishment, however I would now eat outdoors. My kid isnt vaccinated. Our numbers in the area are still high, though they are dropping. Ill keep an eye on all of that. Great if the numbers remain low. Terrific if vaccinations continue apace. Super-fucking-duper if I can be comfy that there isnt some brand-new Fresh Hot Variant that now evades the vaccines and will melt your face. Then Ill leave the shallow end of the swimming pool and transfer to much deeper water. I dont see anything stressed about that, or doing not have sense, or indicative of me being some lockdown-loving pandemic fetishist. I simply think, wow, a lot of people passed away and are still dying and were not anywhere near where we require to be, so Im going to play it slow and presume that there still might be one or two dinosaurs out there on the island.

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Were still at a point that almost a thousand people a day are still dying in this country.

Theyre enduring it.

It still leaves those who do not want the vaccine due to being bad stars themselves, or going through mis/disinformation campaigns by the similarity Russia, or worse, our own little toady goblin white supremacist, Tucker “I Always Look Like Im Peeing A Little” Carlson.

Theyre healing from it.

I am now totally vaccinated. The pandemic is still ongoing. The one does not change the other, in the exact same method that the declaration, “I want the pandemic to be over” does not end the pandemic.

It took a tremendous personal and mental toll.

Individuals arent addicted to the pandemic.

It still overlooks those who can not get the vaccine, or who are immunocompromised in a manner that the vaccine will not manage them vital protection.

Its still fucking occurring! Be sure: it stays an active, ongoing pandemic. In my state and in lots of others, the pandemic is still kicking: were still above last summertimes “2nd wave” levels by a good bit, and here in PA we arent even back below our March numbers.

The vaccines are 100% efficient versus death and extreme illness, which is to say, statistically, but not literally– there have actually been hospitalizations and death in those who have actually been fully immunized, and I say this not to conjure up panic, but just to guarantee were all on the exact same page as reality. The numbers are low enough that, risk assessment-wise, youre likelier to suffer pain and death from far rarer sources (lightning, cows, I dunno, most likely rogue toasters), but the asterisk is still there that people who are completely immunized can still get it, can still get ill, can still get dead. And there stays no clear messaging or data on what this does for, or about, Long COVID– if 5 out of a hundred individuals can still get ill with COVID after being completely immunized, can they still suffer from the numerous results of long-lasting health problem?

It still leaves our whole population of kids unvaccinated.

Heres one issue:.

We are not at the pandemics end.

The pandemic is still continuous. In my state and in many others, the pandemic is still kicking: were still above last summertimes “2nd wave” levels by a great bit, and here in PA we arent even back below our March numbers. The numbers are low enough that, risk assessment-wise, youre likelier to suffer pain and death from far rarer sources (lightning, cows, I dunno, probably rogue toasters), but the asterisk is still there that people who are completely immunized can still get it, can still get sick, can still get dead. And there remains no clear messaging or information on what this does for, or about, Long COVID– if five out of a hundred people can still get ill with COVID after being fully immunized, can they still suffer from the various results of long-lasting disease? I just think, wow, a lot of individuals passed away and are still dying and were not anywhere near where we require to be, so Im going to play it believe and slow that there still could be one or two dinosaurs out there on the island.

I do not understand who needs to hear this, however its all right if youre feeling trauma-bombed by all this. Its fine that youre a little hesitant to toss your mask in the garbage disposal and go running into a field of moist human bodies with your arms held high and your mouth hanging agape in order to catch the saucy mist of sweat and saliva and partying microbes. There were just dinosaurs consuming individuals like, ten minutes ago.

I bring this up because there is a fresh and unexpected wave of bullshit-scented judgment water splashing down on us in the type of, “Wow, you liberals simply cant give up lockdown,” or, “Gosh, you sure all appear to be pandemic addicts.” The assertion comes, probably, from the concept that here, at the pandemics end, a few of us are choosing to maintain a portion of our mitigation procedures like masking or minimized travel. Which additional suggests we are in a co-dependent relationship with said pandemic, or even worse, that we are literally addicted to it, the method one becomes addicted to heroin. (Im not going to connect to any of the posts or tweets. I do not care to give bad, disingenuous actors traffic. If you wan na track down sources, you can find them, Im sure.).

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