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Administration graciously gave vaccinated freedom from masks and distancing   The Serious You: How Current Events Affect You

Started 5/13/21 by Showtalk; 8476 views.
YWN666 said:

Allowing mask restriction to be eased for those who have been vaccinated is good, but I'm afraid those who refuse to take the vaccine will take this as a sign that the pandemic is over and prompt them to get back to reckless behavior.

I think that's what has happened. I see people engaging in reckless behavior already. Expecting to see a new outbreak among the pools of anti-vax and anti-mask ultra-entitled folks, as well as the people who never really had much opportunity to get vaccinated due to misinformation and barriers of transportation and time off from work.

So there will be those who either willfully avoid it or those who slip through the cracks due to the traditional barriers to things raised by poverty and class separation that have plagued the world pre-covid all the way to the Dickensonian times or even back to the feudal times.

Marci (marcinmin) said:

I was there Friday, and I only saw one customer with her mask below the chin.

I saw those al the time - usually on the chin but below the nose - even during the more strict requirements for mask wearing.

I'd try and keep my distance from those because I could picture a steady plume of virus entrained in billions of droplets streaming from their nose into the air (and everything else in their snot) with every exhalation.

Yep. Because virus particles are normally expelled in relatively large droplets, which a mask stops quite nicely.

But I see "One Delta Ten Tango" (1D10T) types wearing a mask down on their chin, or with their nose poking right over the top of the thing, where they expel snot droplets laden with whatever pathogen is in their nasal passages.

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6/14/21

$1,661.87 in cats (ROCKETMAN_S) said...

I'd try and keep my distance from those because I could picture a steady plume of virus entrained in billions of droplets streaming from their nose into the air (and everything else in their snot) with every exhalation.

Even if you've been vaccinated?

FWIW

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6/14/21

$1,661.87 in cats (ROCKETMAN_S) said...

But I see "One Delta Ten Tango" (1D10T) types

I've always heard it "One Dot 10 Types"...

But the meaning is essentially the same!

Delta Tango sounds military if you ask me.

FWIW

  • Edited June 14, 2021 2:31 am  by  WALTER784
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6/14/21

Is it reckless if most are vaccinated and don’t have the virus?

Oh, mostly because it's not Covid I'm worried about with those kind. One interesting bonus that came out in the statistics this past year is influenza cases free-fell to a record low, because the measures to try and slow the spread of Covid had the knock-on effect of halting all sorts of other seasonal endemic diseases that mutate frequently.

Trying to remember if this is the thread or another one where I said something about people aren't sitting on their butt watching Jerry Springer but are re-evaluating the crappy low paid dead-end job they were laid off from, and have some breathing room to look for something a lot better, so the worst managed industries that treat people as expendable commodities are the ones that can't fill positions with more serfs.

Instead most of the former serfs have been learning new skills and going for better positions in other industries where they don't have to put up with Karens and Kevins all the time - notably food service and retail. And I found the article. The trick is right click, save link as, and you can view the whole thing even though it tries to hide all but the first paragraph behind a paywall. Worst case I have the HTML on the local HD that views fine with Firefox.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/forget-going-back-to-the-officepeople-are-just-quitting-instead-11623576602

...“People are seeing the world differently,” says Steve Cadigan, a talent consultant who led human resources at LinkedIn during its early years. “It’s going to take time for people to think through, ‘How do I unattach where I’m at and reattach to something new?’ We’re going to see a massive shift in the next few years. ...

... “I don’t believe in fate or destiny, but the job description lined up to my résumé almost exactly,” he said. With a click, he applied. Within days, the 33-year-old had an offer with a higher base salary than he had requested plus a quarterly incentive bonus. ...

Only about 45% are vaccinated in Texas and the numbers suggest it's about topped out. So that means 55% still aren't, so there's a lot of opportunity for continue spread because of lack of herd immunity.

Then I worry about new mutations that can break through vaccinations because there's too many who believe the vaccine causes autism or inserts a tracking device, or various other delusions that 30 years ago I would only have expected to hear from paranoid schizophrenics who are off their meds.

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6/14/21

Food servers and store sales people are one of the most abused employee groups at work because customers have no patience.

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6/14/21

There are so many conspiracies!  That vaccination number is unusually low.

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