furball
(Post Master Sr)
11/15/20 09:45 PM
COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

I'm seeing the alert fatigue really hit my little bubble ...
- Heading into gas stations to buy lotto (so pre-COVID eh?), and fucking tards, mostly women, walk in WITHOUT masks, their kids too, and you can just see they are gonna pull the "Was gonna go in quickly, forgot the mask" type bullshit...

- Started swimming lessons with the toddler, and horry fack, we be so fucked. Pool area closed off by glass, no one wearing masks, teenaged-instructors wearing a plastic face shield \:\| (Limit 1 adult per kid throughout the area, but still.) Basically zero protection...

- At my parents condo, half the people 'forget' or just DGAF and don't wear masks on the elevator... \:\|

Everyone's stopped worrying about fomite transmission vectors (i.e. catching COVID by touching something) -- near the peak I picked up 600 pairs of latex gloves I have about 200 masks still ...

With the changing direction of 3-ply masks vs 'home-made/fabric' masks .... and the numbers surging/spiking .... \:\|


furball
(Post Master Sr)
11/15/20 09:51 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

re: annual flu shot, that was another endeavour ... Drove out to Stoney Creek (~25km) to get a damned shot; was refreshing and hunting on the Shoppers Drug Mart website for supply... \:\|

Big Tasty
(Post Master Supreme)
11/16/20 08:26 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Got our flu shots at our family doc. They had a station in the parking lot and were taking walk-ins (of their patients only). Was a fairly fast process.

Our doc sold her practice almost a year ago and the flu shot was the first time I met the new doc. Young asian female, somewhat cute...prostate exam will be even more uncomfortable going forward

Mask wise, it is rare that i will see someone indoors without a mask of some sort but again, I am just in and out for getting the few things i need through the week.


f22b-dohc
(Post Master Supreme)
11/16/20 08:34 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

went for a crappy tire run (lakeshore/leslie)

saw a family was not wearing a mask: lady + 2 kids

security guard: please wear your mask or i have to ask you to leave

TPT lady: we all have asthma, we cant wear mask *proceeds to walk in*


Senor Eduardo_82
(Post Master Supreme)
11/16/20 09:42 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Interesting that Costco is now saying mask (covering mouth AND nose), OR face shield are mandatory. Better than nothing, but I'm not a fan.

zaius
(Post Master Sr)
11/16/20 05:28 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

the weirdest thing is that spit guard thing people wear. like lower half visor.

everytime i see it, i think of this



SuPeR-MaRiO
(Post Master Sr)
11/16/20 06:17 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: Senor Eduardo_82
Interesting that Costco is now saying mask (covering mouth AND nose), OR face shield are mandatory. Better than nothing, but I'm not a fan.

Not a fan of what exactly?


loudsubz
(Post Master Supreme)
11/16/20 09:24 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

we just dont do anything that involves being around people for leisure activities, it's gonna suck but what can you do with other tards around

I only do necessity shopping and do it later in the evening or early to avoid people, wife does shopping for groceries the same way

no activities that the kids are signed up for so after school/daycare they just come home or play outside if the weathers still nice

i went to princess auto on a sunday at noon and had the usualy guys walking around with mask half down so they could talk to the store workers, or some guys had their masks off completely, enough of that and I quickly finished up and left

I have no time for idiots who don't give a crap about others around them

I dont buy into the glove thing, I'm just super cautious of what I touch and when I hop into the car its sanitize, when I come home phone gets cleaned with alcohol and hands washed right away

I think people with gloves forget they still have to touch the gloves to take them off etc and feel they dont have to clean as much


A2B-Lexus
(Post Master Supreme)
11/16/20 10:48 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Wife and I still work from home. Grandma moved in after the cousins went back to school. She helps with babysitting my daughter.

We go out for groceries early and late as well. In Markham, every time I am out, I'd see maybe under 5 people or so that would not have a mask on properly.

In the summer, we did some patio restaurants but now its off the table.

The winter is going to suck.


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
11/17/20 08:48 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Always cautious, but had my guard down a bit more over the last couple of months (always masked up, none of the nonsense, but was more open to meeting people in person). Dialing it back down again.

Senor Eduardo_82
(Post Master Supreme)
11/17/20 09:24 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: SuPeR-MaRiO
 Originally Posted By: Senor Eduardo_82
Interesting that Costco is now saying mask (covering mouth AND nose), OR face shield are mandatory. Better than nothing, but I'm not a fan.

Not a fan of what exactly?


Shields being allowed in lieu of masks. My concern is that a lot of people (who aren't anti-maskers) will choose the shield, even though the mask is much more effective in stopping the spread.


porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
11/17/20 10:13 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?



A2B-Lexus
(Post Master Supreme)
11/17/20 12:03 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

^ truth!!

I just walk the otherway.


BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
11/18/20 02:45 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

i only go out for essentials maybe once a week. i go at odd times as well.
usually its okay. store is usually empty. everyone is wearing masks. but i haven't been to many places. no frills, walmart basically.
markham is doing alot better than most place as far as i can see. where i live its mostly older asian people who are all cautious by culture.


porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
11/20/20 04:53 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?



Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
11/20/20 05:27 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

fuck

Send them all to foody mart.


Hatorade
(Post Master Supreme)
11/20/20 06:00 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

If the fucks in Vaughan donít smarten up weíll be locked down by the end of next week.

Senor Eduardo_82
(Post Master Supreme)
11/20/20 06:26 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Now that all the Brampton spreaders will be visiting, it's basically a lock(down) that York will be next.

BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
11/20/20 07:37 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

lol yup. york region is gonna be done now too. lol.
start hoarding

i suspect lockdown after black friday.


Screamin Type ARGH!
(Post Master Supreme)
11/20/20 09:54 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Fffffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

furball
(Post Master Sr)
11/21/20 12:08 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Went to Costco locally ... fucking line up stretched around the building at 10am in the morning ...

No mad dashes/hoarding of anything; tons of TP, Kirkland and others. Just ... the line up ... fuck.

And, it's the wkend, so here I go bringing the toddler to a fucking 'swimming lesson' with no mask and 10 other adults and kids. \:\|


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
11/21/20 12:22 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

We cancelled all that shit, no thanks.

porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
11/21/20 02:08 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: furball
Went to Costco locally ... fucking line up stretched around the building at 10am in the morning ...

No mad dashes/hoarding of anything; tons of TP, Kirkland and others. Just ... the line up ... fuck.

And, it's the wkend, so here I go bringing the toddler to a fucking 'swimming lesson' with no mask and 10 other adults and kids. \:\|



Who would thought there would be a long line up on a Saturday morning, just after they announced a lock down?


Hatorade
(Post Master Supreme)
11/21/20 03:02 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Yordale, STC, Square One all a shit show apparently as people are flocking to these malls before lock down. And to combat this, the malls have extended their hours LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
11/21/20 04:08 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Sometimes I want to move to a cabin in the woods, there is no hope for some of these people.

Senor Eduardo_82
(Post Master Supreme)
11/21/20 05:29 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: furball
at 10am in the morning ...


I would have been certain you meant 10am at night if you hadn't clarified. Thanks!


BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
11/21/20 06:42 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: Risky Business
Sometimes I want to move to a cabin in the woods, there is no hope for some of these people.


My dream. I can't take the city/suburban life anymore


The Postman
(Post Master Sr)
11/21/20 08:05 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Got tested today lol. Had a mild cough at work, no other symptoms and got sent home and told to get tested.

Screamin Type ARGH!
(Post Master Supreme)
11/22/20 01:23 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

it's like we live in a goddamn simpson episode IRL now

furball
(Post Master Sr)
12/04/20 07:27 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Not sure if it was an Adamson BBQ supporter-type idiot, but ...

Wife tells me a patient came into her section tested positive \:\| Her section has higher-scrutiny re: Covid - all patients undergo Covid testing (at the hospital) 2-3 days prior to their procedures. Apparently said idiot tested positive before the test they had at the hospital (so I'm guessing lied on the intake forms.)

Wife is already in full-blown gear daily (though I think they're still rationing N95s to 1/pp/daily) ....


355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
12/08/20 11:09 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Seeing more covid cases at work each day... most of them we tell to stay home and finish their quarantine (they're already positive... and even if they're not, they still need to fulfill that)

But noticing a slight increase in patients who actually need to go to hospital for their symptoms.

Overall volume definitely increasing tho.


loudsubz
(Post Master Supreme)
12/09/20 09:01 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

With the misinformation between public health units and schools etc its no wonder so many are unclear on what to do if exposed and if they should quarantine until results are ok.

Had a friend who came in contact with someone as a confirmed case, went to get tested, no symptoms and their employer asked them to come in even though they hadn't received their results yet. Luckily they were NEG but imagine if they came back positive and now they spread it to everyone else at work. Everyone has their own guidelines on what they think they should do when really we need 1 body making the firm rules.

Whats also crazy is how easily this spreads, yet I've heard of cases where a family member gets it and nobody else in the family gets it even though they are sharing amenities in the house etc, so weird


SuPeR-MaRiO
(Post Master Sr)
12/09/20 11:11 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

For some reason, this made me stop and think



loudsubz
(Post Master Supreme)
12/09/20 11:40 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

yeah Screw that

Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
12/09/20 12:57 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: SuPeR-MaRiO
For some reason, this made me stop and think



"our" values have been long lost lol


Senor Eduardo_82
(Post Master Supreme)
12/09/20 07:53 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Has anyone figured out why this thread has "alert" in the subject line?

Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
12/10/20 04:50 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?



porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
12/11/20 09:12 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: SuPeR-MaRiO
For some reason, this made me stop and think



Two big pieces of bone-in prime ribs, and a fancy Christmas tree.
He is doing well.


Maybe he is Alfred eating dinner with Bruce.








Screamin Type ARGH!
(Post Master Supreme)
12/11/20 03:13 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

York Region lock down as of Monday, Dec 14th.

fucking stupid, totally useless at this point in time.


titty sprinkles
(Post Master Supreme)
12/11/20 03:30 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

there goes my xmas haircut.

Senor Eduardo_82
(Post Master Supreme)
12/11/20 03:35 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: Screamin Type ARGH!
fucking stupid, totally useless at this point in time.


York region has always been useless


Screamin Type ARGH!
(Post Master Supreme)
12/11/20 03:52 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: Senor Eduardo_82
 Originally Posted By: Screamin Type ARGH!
fucking stupid, totally useless at this point in time.


York region has always been useless


no argument here. shit closes to early it's sad lmao.


BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
12/11/20 07:37 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Was inevitable lol surprised they were still open last couple of weeks. Sounds like they just wait until hospital gets to capacity. Lockdown. Open back up premature. Rince and repeat

porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
12/11/20 10:54 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Isn`t this a soft lockdown like Peel and Toronto?
Can Tire, Home Depot, all seem to be free to walk in.


c2k
(Post Master Supreme)
12/12/20 06:21 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Yes, it's the same as Mock-down, which is a joke. Oh, stores are closed in mississauga? Let's drive 10 minutes down to Oakville to a store and buy some more TVs!

A2B-Lexus
(Post Master Supreme)
12/17/20 09:06 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

The cases keep going up. We will be full locked down before Xmas.

loudsubz
(Post Master Supreme)
12/18/20 06:50 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: A2B-Lexus
The cases keep going up. We will be full locked down before Xmas.


you mean where everyone is basically "essential"


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
12/18/20 07:36 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

seriously

Whatever a "full lockdown" is, everything is back to normal and we are in lockdown now lol. No one gives a fuck, I wish we would stop pretending and just accept that everyone is for themselves and we take on the risk of our actions.

Some of my buddies still go to a gym that's in "lockdown" they have to park out back (it's pretty bait with a line up of range rovers, but that's another story) and have a deal with the owner to workout as long as they wear hardhats and LED flashlights on their heads + vests. If by law/police come, they are "maintenance" workers.

This whole thing is a joke.


titty sprinkles
(Post Master Supreme)
12/18/20 02:35 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: Risky Business
seriously

Whatever a "full lockdown" is, everything is back to normal and we are in lockdown now lol. No one gives a fuck, I wish we would stop pretending and just accept that everyone is for themselves and we take on the risk of our actions.

Some of my buddies still go to a gym that's in "lockdown" they have to park out back (it's pretty bait with a line up of range rovers, but that's another story) and have a deal with the owner to workout as long as they wear hardhats and LED flashlights on their heads + vests. If by law/police come, they are "maintenance" workers.

This whole thing is a joke.


that's funny and smart lol


The Postman
(Post Master Sr)
12/18/20 04:39 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Hamilton getting locked down on Monday. Still open for business here in Niagara. Wife's hospital has 22 COVID patients and thats only because the other 3 hospitals send them all to the big one lol.

She gets a laugh when she sees the headlines about the ICUs being full. Yup they are full all the time regardless of COVID. There's lots of other sick, injured, old and dying people out there.


zaius
(Post Master Sr)
12/20/20 07:53 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

it's heart breaking to know that elective surgeries and cancer screening are being delayed.

Screamin Type ARGH!
(Post Master Supreme)
12/20/20 04:33 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

gov lost their way back in sept/oct
fucking joke now

btw apparently Dec 24th it is prov wide full lockdown


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
12/20/20 07:42 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

What does that even mean, lockdown means nothing...or I did not get the memo?

zaius
(Post Master Sr)
12/20/20 09:36 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

how can you lock down northern ontario. that's ridiculous.

c2k
(Post Master Supreme)
12/21/20 06:27 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: zaius
how can you lock down northern ontario. that's ridiculous.


snipped from reddit

Thunder Bay reported 18 new cases yesterday. That's the same per capita as 474 new cases in a day in Toronto. Timiskaming reported 7 cases today, which would be like 615 in Toronto.

There is no region of Ontario that's in good enough shape to get through the expected Christmas and New Year's surge safely with only light restrictions.


furball
(Post Master Sr)
12/21/20 07:16 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Thunder Bay ... that's fucked re: COVID in the middle of fucking nowhere. I suppose when you're out there, you DGAF with COVID thinking 'Nothing up here but polar bears and Persians."

SuPeR-MaRiO
(Post Master Sr)
12/21/20 08:14 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: furball
Thunder Bay ... that's fucked re: COVID in the middle of fucking nowhere. I suppose when you're out there, you DGAF with COVID thinking 'Nothing up here but polar bears and Persians."

There's a big Persian population in northern Ontario? I thought they were all in the Don Mills area and in Richmond Hill


355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
12/21/20 09:41 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Scarborough Health Network (all three campuses) are full ICU, with majority of the admissions being covid+.

Sunnybrook ICU is full as well, with majority being covid+.

TGH ICU is full... but that is to be expected because theyíre the only ECMO site in Southern Ontario, so all the ultra ultra bad covid cases are there.

Humber River ICU is full, but only 1/3 is covid+ at this point.

I donít know about the other hospitals.

Vas, I agree with you. Letís just take on our own responsibility.
But I do believe we should lock down nursing homes for now because thatís the most endangered demographic.


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
12/21/20 11:25 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

\:o

Didn't expect them to be full, relying on titty report from NYGH which doesn't seem to be full.


furball
(Post Master Sr)
12/21/20 12:02 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

When the wife was consulting for a few weeks up there, I asked her to bring some back ... on a flight

https://www.foodnetwork.ca/shows/great-c...rsian-roll-done

 Quote:
If ever in youíre in Thunder Bay, Ont. thereís one thing you absolutely must do: treat yourself to a Persian.

No, it has absolutely nothing to do with the Middle East. In Thunder Bay, a ďPersianĒ is an oval-shaped pastry thatís fried and frosted with pink berry icing. Itís a local delicacy with deep roots in this Northern Ontario town.




 Originally Posted By: SuPeR-MaRiO

There's a big Persian population in northern Ontario? I thought they were all in the Don Mills area and in Richmond Hill


furball
(Post Master Sr)
12/21/20 12:05 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

I'm starting to scale back on 'heading to the park' with the toddler ... All the white folk stand around without masks thinking "We are 6-ft apart", and the handful of indians walk around you like you're invisible... \:\|

Plus the toddler goes on tantrum when we leave \:\(


porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
12/21/20 12:37 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: c2k
 Originally Posted By: zaius
how can you lock down northern ontario. that's ridiculous.


snipped from reddit

Thunder Bay reported 18 new cases yesterday. That's the same per capita as 474 new cases in a day in Toronto. Timiskaming reported 7 cases today, which would be like 615 in Toronto.

There is no region of Ontario that's in good enough shape to get through the expected Christmas and New Year's surge safely with only light restrictions.



I know a group of people who went to Thunder Bay area for hunting.
Think they rented a cottage.


BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
12/21/20 05:09 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

that's the problem. selfish people still going out.
anywhere that you are indoors with other people is a risk. period.
i know people that are finding any excuse to go out. friend came from downtown to go to princess auto uptown. for what? stay the fuck home and stop dragging this shit on. so tired of these people for real.


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
12/21/20 05:14 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

I just read the new lockdown rules, this is going to suck. Guess we have to stand in line to buy groceries over the winter, capacity allowed dropped from 50% to 25%. Was that REALLY the fucking problem? God damn imbeciles. Grocery shopping was a cluster fuck when this started, let's make it worse.



Senor Eduardo_82
(Post Master Supreme)
12/21/20 05:31 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Grocery stores are still 50%. Big Box and discount stores 25%. I guess WalMart and Costco fall under that 25% category but Fortinos, Loblaws, Superstore, Metro, etc. should all remain at 50%.

https://www.cp24.com/news/what-s-open-and-closed-under-ontario-s-covid-19-lockdown-1.5240504


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
12/21/20 05:36 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

They should make it 1 person at a time, that will show the virus.

zaius
(Post Master Sr)
12/21/20 06:46 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: Senor Eduardo_82
Grocery stores are still 50%. Big Box and discount stores 25%. I guess WalMart and Costco fall under that 25% category but Fortinos, Loblaws, Superstore, Metro, etc. should all remain at 50%.

https://www.cp24.com/news/what-s-open-and-closed-under-ontario-s-covid-19-lockdown-1.5240504


gdamn costco @ 25% capacity is going to be hell waiting outside when people go in and browse every freakin' aisle.


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
12/21/20 06:47 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

You are all about to get a taste of USSR line ups from the 90's.

furball
(Post Master Sr)
12/22/20 10:30 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Hoarding level Asian, here we come ...

I've been telling the wife we need to begin 'hoarding' bulky items like TP/paper towels since you can only buy 1 big one per trip at Costco ... (by 'hoarding, I mean pick them up every other trip, so you have ~6 mth supply, not 30 years.)

My parents hoarded so much that when I moved out, and grabbed a good portion of their stash, I was able to survive ~5 yrs without EVER purchasing: toilet paper, paper towels, or facial tissue The gf at the time was using the TP and was like wtf, this shit just disintegrates in my hands, look at all this fuzz .... I didn't even pull out the pastel-coloured TP

 Originally Posted By: Risky Business
You are all about to get a taste of USSR line ups from the 90's.


furball
(Post Master Sr)
12/22/20 10:44 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Link for reference: https://www.ontario.ca/page/emergency-information

 Originally Posted By: Risky Business
I just read the new lockdown rules, this is going to suck. Guess we have to stand in line to buy groceries over the winter, capacity allowed dropped from 50% to 25%. Was that REALLY the fucking problem? God damn imbeciles. Grocery shopping was a cluster fuck when this started, let's make it worse.



furball
(Post Master Sr)
12/22/20 01:35 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Super confusing ... But RMTs are allowed to be open during lockdown?! \:o


Got an email from Massage Addict (RMT chain. I prefer Sutherland Chan over MA.)


Senor Eduardo_82
(Post Master Supreme)
12/22/20 01:37 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

What's confusing about that?

loudsubz
(Post Master Supreme)
12/22/20 01:46 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

It's pretty pathetic when you won't notice much a difference in your daily routine when they pull these lock downs.

Since the lockdown in march I have been to 1 outdoor patio in the summer, even then I felt uncomfortable

I only go out to home depot/can tire when I need something for a project etc, otherwise I'm a home body, do most my shopping on amazon etc

An interesting thought from another group, what has changed so much since sept when the cases started going up? When you think about it restrictions didn't really ease and over summer was looking good.

well school started in sept and kids are notorious for being asymptomatic so put 2 and 2 together..

I'm not saying it's the only cause but I know the school boards were really hush about some of the cases in the beginning as they didn't know what to do. Some scenarios I remember reading about like asymptomatic bus drivers driving from school to school and roaming principals working at different schools testing positive. Hopefully by now they have learnt their lessons but even the wording on when to kid your kid home from school was vague and they have changed it a few times.


A2B-Lexus
(Post Master Supreme)
12/22/20 10:08 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

The school kids is the elephant in the room that no one wants to talk about.

I've heard of a 3 of my friends whos kid's school had covid+ but it doesn't make the news. All the kids stay home, get tested and they go from there....

The lack of a real plan for the kids biting Ford in the ass and he won't talk about it.



Screamin Type ARGH!
(Post Master Supreme)
12/23/20 03:36 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: Risky Business
I just read the new lockdown rules, this is going to suck. Guess we have to stand in line to buy groceries over the winter, capacity allowed dropped from 50% to 25%. Was that REALLY the fucking problem? God damn imbeciles. Grocery shopping was a cluster fuck when this started, let's make it worse.



lol this yes.

this handling of the pandemic at this point is a fucking joke. lockdown won't do shit. sorry but if you're catching this shit now at this point you really aren't paying attention and are pulling some stupid shit. (aside from obviously say an elderly person just hanging in an old folks home and idiot relatives or worker makes them sick. or of course a frontliner who has no choice by to to their best to avoid it but is face to face with it daily).


porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
12/23/20 05:30 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Just did some grocery shopping.
4pm-5pm

Surprisingly no lines at Fortinos or Costco.
But a huge line at LCBO.
Luckily I was picking up the online order.


Screamin Type ARGH!
(Post Master Supreme)
12/24/20 09:11 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

https://youtu.be/97HiavAClUk

Watch it. Scary stuff. We humans dumb.


Senor Eduardo_82
(Post Master Supreme)
12/24/20 09:31 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: porschetr
Just did some grocery shopping.
4pm-5pm

Surprisingly no lines at Fortinos or Costco.
But a huge line at LCBO.
Luckily I was picking up the online order.



I stopped by Costco last night around 7:00 to fill up a propane tank. I was surprised to see it wasn't an absolute zoo. Fortinos at 7:00 this morning was much busier than normal.


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
12/25/20 05:51 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

My wife bought 2 tickets for the light show at Angus Glen Golf Course. Because of covid they have to close despite there being zero human interaction, you sit in your car and drive through the light show.

We went right now and the line to get in was just over 2km, hundreds and hundreds of cars just sitting waiting. wtf

Had to break the news to the kids, so drove around random neighborhoods looking at their decorations. Defaulting to a peasant always saves the day.


The Postman
(Post Master Sr)
12/25/20 07:42 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Wife is finally freaking out a bit. Sister hospital is on outbreak #4 so they are getting all the covid positive or potentials. One of her co-workers tested positive recently too.

A2B-Lexus
(Post Master Supreme)
12/25/20 10:02 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: Risky Business
My wife bought 2 tickets for the light show at Angus Glen Golf Course. Because of covid they have to close despite there being zero human interaction, you sit in your car and drive through the light show.

We went right now and the line to get in was just over 2km, hundreds and hundreds of cars just sitting waiting. wtf

Had to break the news to the kids, so drove around random neighborhoods looking at their decorations. Defaulting to a peasant always saves the day.


Went on Monday. It was a 45 minute wait and it took us about 20 minutes to go through. The line started at Elgin Mills when we got there at 6pm. My 2.5 year old was a little impressed but you could prob see the same stuff around the area.


Hatorade
(Post Master Supreme)
12/26/20 12:23 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Went last night at 10p. 15min line up. It was ok at best, but I only paid $20 so itís all good. My 8 year old loved it, so thatís all that matters.

A2B-Lexus
(Post Master Supreme)
12/26/20 06:36 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

There is also a house on Markham South of hwy 7 on the West side that has a lot of lights. They take monetary donations for toy mountain.

I went just now (8:30 PM, Boxing day), they had lights in the front and back of their yard. Better than being in the car at Angus imho. It feels more Xmas when you are breathing in fresh air and not stuck in a car.


A2B-Lexus
(Post Master Supreme)
12/26/20 06:38 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

https://www.cp24.com/news/ontario-s-firs...egion-1.5245512


For those keeping track. We just got the imported UK Covid.


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
12/26/20 06:47 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Sweet, which railing do I lick?

Hatorade
(Post Master Supreme)
12/26/20 08:37 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: A2B-Lexus
There is also a house on Markham South of hwy 7 on the West side that has a lot of lights. They take monetary donations for toy mountain.

I went just now (8:30 PM, Boxing day), they had lights in the front and back of their yard. Better than being in the car at Angus imho. It feels more Xmas when you are breathing in fresh air and not stuck in a car.


Cool, will need to check this out.


loudsubz
(Post Master Supreme)
12/27/20 12:42 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: A2B-Lexus
https://www.cp24.com/news/ontario-s-first-two-cases-of-new-covid-19-variant-reported-in-durham-region-1.5245512


For those keeping track. We just got the imported UK Covid.


maybe that is partly the reason for the recent bump in cases lately. Who knows how long it has actually been here undetected as the virus is always mutating.


Hatorade
(Post Master Supreme)
12/27/20 02:51 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

So is this now known as the English virus?

loudsubz
(Post Master Supreme)
12/27/20 10:13 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: Hatorade
So is this now known as the English virus?


chinas hiding in the background like


furball
(Post Master Sr)
12/28/20 01:17 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

People (except my wife) are freaking out as the spikes are showing up 'locally' ish ...

Oakville area, 'outbreaks' declared at a Seniors Home, Halton Hills-area (community spread?), and a Shoppers Drug Mart, and a 'well-known' grocery store.

https://www.insidehalton.com/news-story/...-with-covid-19/

https://www.insidehalton.com/news-story/...-covid-19-case/

 Quote:
The breakdown of new cases today is as follows: Burlington, 33 new cases; Oakville, 36 new cases; Halton Hills, 2 and Milton, 16 new cases.

Delmanor Glen Abbey is also reporting three more resident cases.

There are currently 45 COVID-19 patients in hospital and 11 in ICU across the region.



furball
(Post Master Sr)
12/28/20 01:25 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

South Africa apparently has this version very prominently ... so far, it's known to be 'easier to catch', but not necessarily deadlier ... Let's wait for Darwin evolution to take over....

 Originally Posted By: loudsubz
So is this now known as the English virus?


furball
(Post Master Sr)
01/02/21 09:13 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

5800

4Three
(Post Master Sr)
01/03/21 01:38 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

COVID's gonna COVID, but where are we at with all the politicians going on beach vacations when everyone else is being told to lock-down/stay home?

I think the fatigue is most definitely setting in after almost a year and the lock-down rules just aren't resonating. If you were careful at the onset, you probably maintained your diligence regardless of how the rules were relaxed and tightened. The ones that like the daily guidance on how to live their life safely have probably tuned out all the suggestions/rules.

In the beginning, I would listen to the daily updates from local, provincial, and federal politicians. Now its all white-noise. I still wear my mask like I did from the start. Kids are not going back to school, probably for years. I've accepted that because I'm still out and about for work, that I'll be the sole grocery shopper and that the line-ups, higher prices, and wiping down groceries are just part of life.


The Postman
(Post Master Sr)
01/03/21 05:51 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Wife getting vaccinated tomorrow lol.

furball
(Post Master Sr)
01/03/21 06:50 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Latest: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/zones-and-restrictions

 Quote:
As COVID-19covid 19 cases continue to rise at an alarming rate, a province-wide shutdown is in effect as of Saturday, December 26, 2020, at 12:01 a.m.

It will be in effect for all of Ontario until Saturday, January 9, 2021. Public health unit regions in Southern Ontario will remain in shutdown until Saturday, January 23, 2021.


furball
(Post Master Sr)
01/03/21 06:51 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Great news. I hope our resident CSi HCPs all get their shots ... 355, the handful that's working in the hospitals, etc.

Wife got an urgent email over the wkend that if they wanted a shot, they had to respond via email and be at work by 7am on Sat morning or something ...

 Originally Posted By: The Postman
Wife getting vaccinated tomorrow lol.


furball
(Post Master Sr)
01/03/21 06:54 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

So far, I've been too chicken shit to say much to anyone that's walking around WITHOUT a mask ...

I've given them the frozen stare or not moved at all, indicating something's up, etc... I've seen it most often between the parking levels to/in the elevators at my parents' condo in Markham ... But also have seen it at restaurant pick-ups.


A2B-Lexus
(Post Master Supreme)
01/03/21 08:40 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

I've seen a few people not properly wearing or not wearing at all. I just stay the fxxk away.


I am not going to get my teeth punched in. Everyone knows what the drill is, if they choose not to follow, it isn't like me making a comment will make them change their minds.


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
01/04/21 07:27 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

In Markham everyone seems to be abiding, at least the places I frequent. Or are we talking about walking without a mask outside? I don't wear one walking around the neighbourhood pushing my kid in a stroller. GTFO

When I am downtown I will wear one even walking outside out of courtesy since almost everyone else is also, but that's the only exception.


furball
(Post Master Sr)
01/04/21 09:59 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

My 2 instances above refer to enclosed/indoor areas:

a) underground parking/elevator area in a condo building (Markham)
b) Entrance/pick-up area for food in a restaurant (Burlington)
c) Different gas stations (inside the store)

I've had a few instances where at a park I'm the Asian, and only one masked ... yes, it's outdoors, but FFS, there's a bunch of kids running around, with parents congregating chatting with each other < 6ft. I just try my best to stay the fuck away from the kids/adults...

 Originally Posted By: Risky Business
In Markham everyone seems to be abiding, at least the places I frequent. Or are we talking about walking without a mask outside? I don't wear one walking around the neighbourhood pushing my kid in a stroller. GTFO


furball
(Post Master Sr)
01/04/21 08:04 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

https://www.blogto.com/city/2021/01/toro...d-19-outbreaks/

Toronto to begin naming businesses with active covid-19 outbreaks.


A2B-Lexus
(Post Master Supreme)
01/04/21 08:22 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

outside around my house I don't. People just know to walk on the street to be distanced if there is someone walking from the opposite direction.

I was at Main St Unionville and people weren't outdoors. I had it on because there was a lot of people around.

Indoors like you, most cases, people are doing it properly.


BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
01/04/21 09:49 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Any measurements they implement should have been done months ago.pretty ridiculous. Haven't really run into anyone without a mask on in Markham but I hardly go anywhere

zaius
(Post Master Sr)
01/05/21 02:07 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

https://www.yorkregion.com/news-story/10...in-york-region/

loudsubz
(Post Master Supreme)
01/05/21 06:07 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Lets not mention how many families I saw coming and going on my street over the holidays. Nice gesture when you have to watch your parents open gifts through a Zoom calls while these other people feel superior and need to do it in person

355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
01/08/21 09:18 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Apparently they're discussing the curfew option.
I don't know how well that'll go over... I don't even know how I feel about that.


Big Tasty
(Post Master Supreme)
01/08/21 09:49 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Ya it probably won't affect me much at all as I'm rarely out later in the night but I still do not want to be regulated by a curfew.

8PM curfew will only hurt businesses (restaurants will hurt even more). Ya sure, if I want my milk or vodka or whatever I'll adjust my already tight schedule balancing work and home schooling with the kids but I feel this will just bottle neck people to rush on the weekends to get shit and then have more people huddled together at the same time.

But like I said before, will probably not affect me specifically but I do feel for others and I don't think it will make that much of a difference for the better on the spread of the virus.


BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
01/08/21 11:17 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

too much covid denile still. needs to be addressed daily.
had a friend come uptown yesterday to go chair shopping. I cant even bother at this point anymore. anytime covid comes up he says "its like the flu". okay then.
lots of selfishness as usual. i'll just keep doing me. staying home and keeping mine safe. if everyone wants to keep going out and dragging out the lockdown meanwhile crying that they can't go out or still keep going out anyways then be my guest. i'll be at home working out. they better pray they don't need to go to the hospital.


furball
(Post Master Sr)
01/08/21 12:19 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Forget UK variant, African one is mutated to fuck with efficacy of the vaccines apparently. That's the latest 'fake news'...

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/04/south-african-coronavirus-variant-more-of-a-problem-than-uk-one.html


loudsubz
(Post Master Supreme)
01/08/21 09:02 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: furball
Forget UK variant, African one is mutated to fuck with efficacy of the vaccines apparently. That's the latest 'fake news'...

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/04/south-african-coronavirus-variant-more-of-a-problem-than-uk-one.html


Think about regular flu vacinnes, and how we keep getting different strains every year and how they have to adapt the shot to make it more effective.

We haven't gotten rid of the flu but managed to live with it.

Thats my realization with Covid, it may be here to stay and we just have to keep it at bay.


furball
(Post Master Sr)
01/08/21 09:25 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

No flu (at least in my lifetime) has caused the entire world to shutdown ... for ... a year?

SARS? MERS? HIV/AIDS? I mean, yeah, the world as a whole 'life goes on' with them but ... they never really shut down my ability to buy a Big Mac though... ...

 Originally Posted By: loudsubz
We haven't gotten rid of the flu but managed to live with it.

Thats my realization with Covid, it may be here to stay and we just have to keep it at bay.


A2B-Lexus
(Post Master Supreme)
01/08/21 09:49 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

The curfew will suck as for me as I go to do my grocery shop at night before close to avoid the crowd. It is what it is. Will probably just go during early morning when people are working.

loudsubz
(Post Master Supreme)
01/09/21 09:47 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: furball
No flu (at least in my lifetime) has caused the entire world to shutdown ... for ... a year?

SARS? MERS? HIV/AIDS? I mean, yeah, the world as a whole 'life goes on' with them but ... they never really shut down my ability to buy a Big Mac though... ...

 Originally Posted By: loudsubz
We haven't gotten rid of the flu but managed to live with it.

Thats my realization with Covid, it may be here to stay and we just have to keep it at bay.


You do know the Spanish flu was much more devastating compared to Covid so far? I know you weren't around for it, but so far (thankfully) this is more of an inconvenience for the younger generation.

My point was, something like the "flu" virus has never been eradicated because of all the strains and mutations the virus goes through. Not trying to be a debbie downer I just want to mentally prepare if we can't wipe it completely but rather reduce it's impact as a whole.

And last I checked you can still buy a big mac? (if that's what really matters)


BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
01/09/21 07:24 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Just saw a line up outside the local pool hall so that's nice. Lol

Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
01/10/21 05:14 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

wat?

pool halls exist?


355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
01/10/21 06:29 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: furball
Great news. I hope our resident CSi HCPs all get their shots ... 355, the handful that's working in the hospitals, etc.
 Originally Posted By: The Postman
Wife getting vaccinated tomorrow lol.


Vaccine for me on Wednesday.


furball
(Post Master Sr)
01/10/21 04:03 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Wife got dose 1 today ... Not sure which one, but ... guessing the Pfizer one?

355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
01/10/21 08:35 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: furball
Wife got dose 1 today ... Not sure which one, but ... guessing the Pfizer one?


I don't know anywhere that is running Moderna yet... so yeah, probably Pfizer.
I'll be getting the Pfizer dose at Sunnybrook.


c2k
(Post Master Supreme)
01/11/21 05:28 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: 355-Si
 Originally Posted By: furball
Wife got dose 1 today ... Not sure which one, but ... guessing the Pfizer one?


I don't know anywhere that is running Moderna yet... so yeah, probably Pfizer.
I'll be getting the Pfizer dose at Sunnybrook.


has any of your co-workers refused to get vaccinated?


furball
(Post Master Sr)
01/11/21 08:47 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Cell-phone metrics re: the spike during Xmas:

https://twitter.com/i/events/1348376078927196160


c2k
(Post Master Supreme)
01/11/21 09:55 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: furball
Cell-phone metrics re: the spike during Xmas:

https://twitter.com/i/events/1348376078927196160


not everyone is balling to have a torstar subscription

https://outline.com/n23usU


BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
01/11/21 12:20 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Lol so obvious.
Pretty discusting the way this has been handled. Catering to people who don't believe in covid.
They'll decide to take real measures when it's too late. Enjoy this for the next 2 years


The Postman
(Post Master Sr)
01/11/21 01:58 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Wife gets her second vac next week and is now doing covid tests weekly.

loudsubz
(Post Master Supreme)
01/11/21 08:00 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: BroKe
Lol so obvious.
Pretty discusting the way this has been handled. Catering to people who don't believe in covid.
They'll decide to take real measures when it's too late. Enjoy this for the next 2 years


Exactly. Sometimes I wish they pulled the plug like china and australia. Sure it would really suck for a few months but I rather go through that than this saga.


furball
(Post Master Sr)
01/12/21 07:50 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

So what's the bet at Ford's 1pm announcement? Curfew's off the table.

In local Markham news, 2 T&T employees got covid at 2 locations. I think it was a very well worded response from the CEO ... https://www.yorkregion.com/news-story/10...-19-in-markham/

 Quote:
All close contacts of positive cases are thoroughly identified by CCTV review and overnight deep cleaning was arranged immediately following the positive cases, the companyís COVID-19 update said.

"What is unique about the two new cases, is not that we have a positive case, it is that these specific stores have not had a single positive COVID-19 case since the start of the pandemic until Jan. 10," Tina Lee, CEO of T&T Supermarket, said.



Thought outline was killed by TheStar, plus it's summarized in that Twitter thread?

One point that came out of that article: "What type of numbnut would ANNOUNCE an imminent lockdown, and ask people NOT to go out/shop JUST before Xmas?"

 Originally Posted By: c2k
 Originally Posted By: furball
Cell-phone metrics re: the spike during Xmas:

https://twitter.com/i/events/1348376078927196160


not everyone is balling to have a torstar subscription

https://outline.com/n23usU



titty sprinkles
(Post Master Supreme)
01/12/21 02:25 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

just signed up for my vaccination. gnsp

furball
(Post Master Sr)
01/12/21 02:51 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Official details of the stay at home order and shit...

https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/59922...-and-save-lives

 Quote:
Province Issues Stay-at-Home Order and Introduces Enhanced Enforcement Measures to Reduce Mobility


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
01/12/21 03:16 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

'enhanced enforcement'

GTFO


f22b-dohc
(Post Master Supreme)
01/12/21 03:48 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: titty sprinkles
just signed up for my vaccination. gnsp


report back if 3rd eye becomes visible


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
01/12/21 05:20 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

soooo can we talk about our kids situation, what's everyone doing to keep kids occupied?

titty sprinkles
(Post Master Supreme)
01/12/21 07:14 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

at this point my kid will have a diploma from the university of nintendo.

loudsubz
(Post Master Supreme)
01/12/21 07:54 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: Risky Business
soooo can we talk about our kids situation, what's everyone doing to keep kids occupied?


1. Kid doing online school for part of the day then building levels in Super Mario Maker LMAO
2. Other kind in daycare

Not gonna lie, I see a change when they are at home. This is gonna fuck alot of kids in the long run, menatl health issues galore


The Postman
(Post Master Sr)
01/12/21 08:29 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Got tested today for the second time. Its got to be the most uncomfortable feeling lol.

SuPeR-MaRiO
(Post Master Sr)
01/12/21 08:34 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

2 parents and 3 kids working from their own desks and computers = a shit show.

Kids are always getting up either to stretch, change rooms, come and ask us for a snack, bust balls etc

My wife makes sure they go outside during their lunch break. We've got a no video-game/tablet/youtube rule for weekdays, lets see how long it lasts.


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
01/13/21 05:51 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

The blessing here is for those kids with siblings, I think they are managing ok based on myself and my peer group. The ones with only 1 kid, this is probably a little more difficult \:\(

But yes, shit show either way.


porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
01/13/21 08:03 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Hard for single parents living byher/himself too.

Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
01/13/21 08:14 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

That is an entirely different level of hurt.

c2k
(Post Master Supreme)
01/13/21 08:18 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

very fortunate that the wife is a teacher. the youngest is being home schooled, the middle is doing remote high school, the oldest.... well.. just riding it out.

Big Tasty
(Post Master Supreme)
01/13/21 09:16 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Wife and I at home, 3 kids each with their own desk & computer on different floors. Have to handhold the twins a bit as the teachers do some stuff on the fly like go to website yyy and access link with different id..etc.

Our biggest issue is giving them outside time. Wife and i will be on calls/meetings so they will pretty much be inside all the time on "recess" or lunch.

Dunno how much quality work is going on but they are atleast online with a teacher most of the time.

I can easily see this home schooling going on until after March break at this point.


titty sprinkles
(Post Master Supreme)
01/13/21 02:30 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

my daughter has been doing online school since the start but for xmas we set her the fuck up in her room. basically got rid of a big unnecessary clothes wardrobe, got her a laptop, gf set her up a nice pintrest looking tent with soft pillows and shit, and we got her a desk and nice chair for her to do her online school. so now she has a place to do her school and roblux the other 99% of the time lol

gf works from home so no babysitting or daycare, my kid is almost 11, i feelz for you guys with small kids that need to be entertained all the time.


furball
(Post Master Sr)
01/13/21 10:51 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

We so f'ing lucked out with my MIL able to help us with my ~2 yr old daughter ... I'm WFH, wife is at the 'office' ...

Daughter will sometimes bust open the office door and fuck up a Zoom meeting ... I'm prob one of the only people I know at my work that has my daughter on my lap for a few moments at a time ... (I'll be on mute but video on.)


furball
(Post Master Sr)
01/14/21 09:13 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

In the event you didn't get the memo...



BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
01/14/21 10:51 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

lol was watching the news this morning and Cam Wooley or whatever his name iswas basically defending the police saying they won't be enforcing shit. so dunno what the whole point of announcing a stay at home order is when you have a city full of people who think covid is the flu still and won't get charged or checked.
they need to go after all the businesses with heavy fines for making people come into the office.
still waiting for real lock down. you know. where shit is actually closed.
also seeing people with dogs use that as an excuse to meet up with people at the park with their dogs. some people really just need a swift kick to the back of the head.

also, could be wrong about this but i feel like with everything going on there is a slight correlation between white privilege and covid drag out. but maybe i'm just watching too many news protests about their "rights and freedoms"


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
01/14/21 11:08 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Traffic a little lighter today.

Still don't think anything changed.


f22b-dohc
(Post Master Supreme)
01/14/21 11:15 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

i thought this shit was funny:

Husband on leash breached Quebec's Covid curfew

A couple in Canada have been fined for breaking Covid curfew rules after the woman was caught "walking" her husband on a leash, according to local media.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-55631198



355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
01/14/21 11:20 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: c2k

has any of your co-workers refused to get vaccinated?


There are a few who don't want it.
I myself had my own concerns about it, but after a couple of weeks of research and learning, I decided to get it.

My wife said "not right now" when she got her first call, but after a week and a half, she decided to get it.

I woke up pretty groggy this morning. Apparently that's not uncommon. If it weren't for online school with the kids I probably would have been unconscious til 3pm lol.
Feel good now after espresso and getting outside for a bit.


355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
01/14/21 11:25 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: Risky Business
Traffic a little lighter today.

Still don't think anything changed.

No, absolutely nothing has changed with regards to that.


Big Tasty
(Post Master Supreme)
01/14/21 11:54 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

So we have a stay at home ordinance with no big change to the norm. Quebec has a curfew but kids are back in schools as of Jan 11th. This will drag on until the summer when everyone will just say fuck it and be out all over again.

https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/opinion-queb...grade-1.5262284


hyper-s2k
(Post Master Supreme)
01/14/21 12:13 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: Risky Business
soooo can we talk about our kids situation, what's everyone doing to keep kids occupied?


Big one is in Gr. 9 - she's been 1/2 virtual since Sept. (only goes to school for 2.5 hr. every other day) - so taking those 2.5 hr. at home doesn't make much of a difference.

Little guy is in Gr. 1 - he requires monitoring; before when he was in school; teacher says he has problems keeping up and not finishing assignments (these days they have this no homework concept -- go figured) - so our agreement is to send anything not finished home and we will help him catch up.

Online learning has been tough - teacher doesn't force mute all (only does it occasionally) so when she gives verbal instructions, other kids interrupt; my kid lose interest and space out. He'd miss key verbal instructions so either of us (mostly me) would have to walk him through the worksheets (in parallel to doing my own shit). On days we're both in meetings all day he's fucked.

He's the type that will just shut down if he's stuck on a word that he can't spell (even though we said to try to sound it out and we don't care for spelling mistakes) - he doesn't have the trial and error mindset.

The only upside to virtual learning is that we can see when he falters and make him catch up on the spot (I will make him cut into his lunch hr. to get caught up) -- rather than having to plow through a whole day's work at night.


furball
(Post Master Sr)
01/14/21 12:13 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Wife is STILL feeling a bit like shit today, and she got vaccine dose 1 on Sunday afternoon.

She had a slight fever on Tues, I went into lockdown/disinfection/full-mask-locked-doors-food-at-door mode on her ass .... She took a covid test yesterday, but confirmed with OccHealth at her office she can head into work today

 Originally Posted By: 355-Si
I woke up pretty groggy this morning. Apparently that's not uncommon.


355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
01/14/21 12:27 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Yeah a buddy from work (who even had COVID 2 months ago) spiked a fever the day after the vaccine.
He was told he can't come back to work for 10 days.

We know it's a side effect to the vaccine (as is often the case with most vaccines) but they're being ultra ultra cautious.

This guy can't get a break lol.
No test required though.


SuPeR-MaRiO
(Post Master Sr)
01/14/21 04:31 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: BroKe

also seeing people with dogs use that as an excuse to meet up with people at the park with their dogs. some people really just need a swift kick to the back of the head.

Yea all kinds of people on work calls this week we're like "I'm glad I have a dog" and "how quickly can I get a dog?"


Cee_mon
(Post Master Sr)
01/14/21 04:39 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

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loudsubz
(Post Master Supreme)
01/14/21 05:21 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: BroKe
lol was watching the news this morning and Cam Wooley or whatever his name iswas basically defending the police saying they won't be enforcing shit. so dunno what the whole point of announcing a stay at home order is when you have a city full of people who think covid is the flu still and won't get charged or checked.
they need to go after all the businesses with heavy fines for making people come into the office.
still waiting for real lock down. you know. where shit is actually closed.
also seeing people with dogs use that as an excuse to meet up with people at the park with their dogs. some people really just need a swift kick to the back of the head.

also, could be wrong about this but i feel like with everything going on there is a slight correlation between white privilege and covid drag out. but maybe i'm just watching too many news protests about their "rights and freedoms"


part of the problem too is way to many "essential" workers to be honest. I get it, there always needs to be service techs fixing actual emergencies, but many companies are resting on their status of "essential" to basically keep doing what they are doing.

I feel for them though, because they don't want to lay off their employees because when it starts to get better again they may not get them back.

It's easy when you work from home because not much has changed other than the view out your window, but people who rely on going to a brick and morter every day are the ones who may not get through this.


355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
01/14/21 05:46 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

My mother in-law's conversation with her daughter who has been in the covid clinic since March:

MIL: "I'll try and catch the (Leafs) game over at a friend's house. It's only 10 minutes away and I have a letter from the company stating that I am an essential service."
Wife: "You're not an essential service to go to someone's house!!!"


footnote: She is not essential. She is a fucking front-of-house secretary at an industrial company. A one-armed monkey with end-stage AIDS and Polio could do her job.


loudsubz
(Post Master Supreme)
01/14/21 05:52 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: BroKe

also, could be wrong about this but i feel like with everything going on there is a slight correlation between white privilege and covid drag out. but maybe i'm just watching too many news protests about their "rights and freedoms"


nope, BANG ON!

I'm as white as they get and it's kind of embarrassing. Driving through oakville today I still saw the regular middle aged ladies walking together (oh they had their masks on so they were fine )

They probably have big CEO husbands and think if they need health care they will be bumped to the front of the line lol


loudsubz
(Post Master Supreme)
01/14/21 05:53 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: 355-Si
My mother in-law's conversation with her daughter who has been in the covid clinic since March:

MIL: "I'll try and catch the (Leafs) game over at a friend's house. It's only 10 minutes away and I have a letter from the company stating that I am an essential service."
Wife: "You're not an essential service to go to someone's house!!!"


footnote: She is not essential. She is a fucking front-of-house secretary at an industrial company. A one-armed monkey with end-stage AIDS and Polio could do her job.


ohhhh those ones...lol nope sorry you are NOT essential

The guys going out int he trucks, into peoples homes risking their health everyday ARE the ones, not some lady behind plexi glass taking orders hahah


The Postman
(Post Master Sr)
01/14/21 07:01 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Wifes ER is getting swamped by people wanting to get tested who dont want to wait for an appointment to get tested. They have 5 Nurses now off with it. And unlike most emergency services, they dont get paid if they are off due to the vid.

A2B-Lexus
(Post Master Supreme)
01/14/21 10:04 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

grandma still looks after my almost 3 year old 5 days a week. We send her back to her home on the weekend. Old school care giver styles but free is free.

My daughter knows to come into the office for stuff while we are on calls. Smart little buggers.


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
01/15/21 05:57 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: 355-Si
My mother in-law's conversation with her daughter who has been in the covid clinic since March:

MIL: "I'll try and catch the (Leafs) game over at a friend's house. It's only 10 minutes away and I have a letter from the company stating that I am an essential service."
Wife: "You're not an essential service to go to someone's house!!!"


footnote: She is not essential. She is a fucking front-of-house secretary at an industrial company. A one-armed monkey with end-stage AIDS and Polio could do her job.




furball
(Post Master Sr)
01/15/21 08:15 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upi0bEy35v4

CBC: Ontario authorities unsure how to enforce stay-at-home order

According to this: "..police have limited powers to enforce the order, unable to stop cars just to check if someone is complying. If someone is stopped, they are not required to explain why they're not home."


furball
(Post Master Sr)
01/15/21 10:03 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

So, thinking from the perspective of a Hoarding Asian in Markham ....

- Longo's is selling BOGO TP (buy one get one)
- Loblaws is selling the Rooster Rice for $10.99 with membership card thingie

..... Lineups? With less hours to shop? Hell-fucked we are...


furball
(Post Master Sr)
01/15/21 10:17 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

According to this ... even an 'IT Manager' could be considered "essential" ...

https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/ntnl-scrt/crtcl-nfrstrctr/esf-sfe-en.aspx

 Quote:
Information Technology
- Workers who support command centres, including, but not limited to network operations command centres, broadcast operations control centres and security operations command centres
- Data centre operators, including system administrators, HVAC and electrical engineers, security personnel, IT managers, data transfer solutions engineers, software and hardware engineers, and database administrators
- Client service centres, field engineers, and other technicians supporting critical infrastructure, as well as manufacturers and supply chain vendors that provide hardware and software, and information technology equipment and services (to include microelectronics and semiconductors) for critical infrastructure
- Workers responding to cyber incidents involving critical infrastructure, including medical facilities, governments and federal facilities, energy and utilities, and banks and financial institutions, and other critical infrastructure assets and personnel
- Workers supporting the provision of essential global, national and local infrastructure for computing services (incl. cloud computing services), business infrastructure, web-based services, and critical manufacturing
- Workers supporting communications systems and information technology used by critical infrastructure stakeholders
- Critical corporate support functions such as human resources, payroll, communications, security, finance, procurement, and real estate operations that support the customer and internal company networks


 Originally Posted By: 355-Si
footnote: She is not essential.


Raocorp
(Post Master Sr)
01/15/21 11:03 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

this whole thing is crazy. I don't have kids so obviously I don't have to keep kids busy. But gov says to say home so thats what i've been doing. I can't believe people are this dumb. I go nowhere other than grocery store or costco, and interact with only those in my home. I always wear a mask and stay away from people when I am in the grocery store. I clean everything that comes through my home and wash my hand immediately after receiving a package or the mail. Parcels I bring into the laundry room and place them in the sink for a day or so and then I open them up. Groceries go in there and are washed in there as well then put away. I don't want any risk of getting this shit whatsoever.

Costco is the biggest joke though....people swarm in there. I go near closing time, get my shit and GTFO. It's pretty simple. Sure I miss interacting with other human beings but at the same time I am happy to be not sick, safe, and working from home. I'm one of the lucky ones to have been working from home since March of last year. The last thing I want to be is an unnecessary burden to a healthcare worker who's already looking after way too many other people. I just hope that if I have say a medical emergency unrelated to covid there will be a place for me in a hospital or treatment available to me. But seemingly not if things keep going.

Places like No Frills and Walmart are a no go for me. I went to "food basics" way back in like july when the scare was far less than it is now and I didn't feel safe in there at all. absolutely zero precaution was taking place. I went in to get steak and just quickly got what I needed and boogied out as fast as I could. have not returned since.

Me, my new TV, and the Motortrend streaming service will be good buddies from now till April.


355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
01/15/21 09:25 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: furball
According to this ... even an 'IT Manager' could be considered "essential" ...

https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/ntnl-scrt/crtcl-nfrstrctr/esf-sfe-en.aspx


"Thank you for coming, please sign in here and have a seat in one of those chairs... Mr. Smith will be out with you shortly" is hardly considered any of what you listed.
And even with regards to being essential, that status doesn't carry over to going to someone's house. The absurdity of some retards out there.

Listen, if you wanna go to your bubble, go. I don't care. Be smart. If someone in the bubble is sick, don't go... if you're sick, don't go.
But to say you have a note saying you're essential (regardless of whether you are or not) and using that as a hall pass to go hang with your friend... is fucking bonkers.

She's a fucking idiot.


porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
01/16/21 03:08 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

This Stay Home order should work in theory.
If Everyone stayed and only see who they see for 2-4 weeks, those ones who were already infected will be sick or have no symptoms, and the ones without it should be fine.

Then no more COVID.


But the reality is there are logistics going in and out of the business with plant workers, grocery stores etc, they constantly see new people.

However, if None-ssentials stayed fuck home not going to buddy's to watch the game, the number of the new cases will dramatically reduced.

But Of course people will go to see their friends and complain about this order.



furball
(Post Master Sr)
01/29/21 11:27 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Latest lockdown measures by Trudeau ... DAYUM...

Should've been done awhile ago, but then he would be framed a dictator. Doing it now, gets blamed for 'too little, too late' ...



porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
01/29/21 07:58 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

12 months too late.

Last year this time, I spent a week in Cost Rica.
The return flight, noticed that flight attendants were wearing masks while we were boarding. Not spending any attention to Canadian News for a week, I just thought they were wearing for sanitary reasons because it did smell like someone threw up in the plane.
But figured why during the flight when they didn't take them off.

That was exactly 1 year ago.
it took Canadian government 6-7 months to make the face covering mandatory.





Hatorade
(Post Master Supreme)
01/29/21 08:05 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Thatís Canada for you. Slow and steady... slowwwwwww being the key word.

A2B-Lexus
(Post Master Supreme)
01/30/21 03:51 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Better than the US. If we did it like China, we'd all be in much better shape.

furball
(Post Master Sr)
01/31/21 09:57 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

This whole 'fabric mask' thing is also kinda messed ... It was originally meant to reduce the strain on medical mask supply, and yet, here we are ...

Remember back in the day, when Canadian Tire had STACKS of N95 and KN95 after the initial shortage? Then they hoarded it all to donate? ... I didn't bother buying, but figured I prob should have ...

Euro's up'ing the requirements for masks:
- https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/22/europe/europe-covid-medical-masks-intl/index.html
- https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/04/europe/face-masks-outdoors-rules-intl/index.html


Screamin Type ARGH!
(Post Master Supreme)
02/01/21 08:29 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

i'm all for staying safe/following mask/distance and washing hands, being legit not a dirtbag...

but gov totally fucking lost it since Oct 2020. like hat0r said, they are so slow to adapt for incoming ppl by air, fucking joke. WE ALL SUFFER here following rules, can't go out/do this/do that....yet ppl are BRINGING IN THE FUCKING VIRUS from outside....wtf. so now they do tighter regs but other countries were doing that way before, duuuuurrrrrrr.

this lockdown is also bullshit. they need to target more specifically...yes i know it's hard, but wtf is contact tracing for?? a lot of it is old folks homes and from healthcare. then u have idiot fams that have parties/weddings and so on. morons.


loudsubz
(Post Master Supreme)
02/01/21 04:57 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: furball
This whole 'fabric mask' thing is also kinda messed ... It was originally meant to reduce the strain on medical mask supply, and yet, here we are ...

Remember back in the day, when Canadian Tire had STACKS of N95 and KN95 after the initial shortage? Then they hoarded it all to donate? ... I didn't bother buying, but figured I prob should have ...

Euro's up'ing the requirements for masks:
- https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/22/europe/europe-covid-medical-masks-intl/index.html
- https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/04/europe/face-masks-outdoors-rules-intl/index.html


I had about 5 or 6 N95 masks for work when we started last year. I still have them to this day. Probably not advisable to be wearing them this long but for work and the crappy places I sometimes go with people NOT following the mask order, I feel a little better wearing these.

I just bought some KN95 to replace as these are finally wearing out


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
02/02/21 07:34 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Kids are going nuts at home, starting to entertain the idea if putting the older kid in daycare in a month.

loudsubz
(Post Master Supreme)
02/02/21 03:36 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: Risky Business
Kids are going nuts at home, starting to entertain the idea if putting the older kid in daycare in a month.


it's worth it just for the sanity


c2k
(Post Master Supreme)
02/11/21 02:03 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

March Break postponed till April 12th.

those w/ kids, how do you feel about the announcement?


Hatorade
(Post Master Supreme)
02/11/21 04:15 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

It's the right call. Too many fucking idiots will go away down south. I guarantee it.

zaius
(Post Master Sr)
02/11/21 05:24 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/manitoba-covid-19-vaccine-update-1.5910312

Good for Manitoba.


A2B-Lexus
(Post Master Supreme)
02/11/21 09:18 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: Hatorade
It's the right call. Too many fucking idiots will go away down south. I guarantee it.


I am ok with people who go down South......as long as we don't let them back up.


robbbby
(Post Master Supreme)
02/12/21 05:24 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: c2k
March Break postponed till April 12th.

those w/ kids, how do you feel about the announcement?


I have no kids so my opinion means fuck all. But haven't kids been on march break since last March? Just cancel it all together in my opinion.


Raocorp
(Post Master Sr)
02/15/21 06:21 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: robbbby
 Originally Posted By: c2k
March Break postponed till April 12th.

those w/ kids, how do you feel about the announcement?


I have no kids so my opinion means fuck all. But haven't kids been on march break since last March? Just cancel it all together in my opinion.


no kids for me either and I agree with what you said.


A2B-Lexus
(Post Master Supreme)
02/21/21 08:51 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Back to red zone for Markham. Wife is off on 2nd mat leave with end of Feb due date. Eitherway, won't be going out much for the next month or so.

355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
02/22/21 06:41 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Got my second covid shot on Saturday, no side effects... just a sore shoulder.
I actually had more side effects from the first one (woke up really groggy the next day.)


c2k
(Post Master Supreme)
02/22/21 09:25 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: 355-Si
Got my second covid shot on Saturday, no side effects... just a sore shoulder.
I actually had more side effects from the first one (woke up really groggy the next day.)


What did you get? Pfizer or Moderna?

Do you have to carry the vaccination card with you to state that you are vaccinated for covid?


355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
02/23/21 10:53 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Pfizer.
I don't think I have to carry the card... I don't even know if I got a card LMAO.


furball
(Post Master Sr)
02/23/21 03:08 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

https://www.blogto.com/fashion_style/2021/02/homesense-york-region-ontario-red-zone

porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
02/23/21 04:49 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

I went to IKEA and Costco today.
It was a like a normal 2019 mid day traffic.
3/4 parking full.
No line ups easy in and out.

Wouldnít have gone in if there was a line up.
IKEA has been charging $5-10 curb side pick up fees, I just waited till it opened.


loudsubz
(Post Master Supreme)
02/24/21 06:01 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

https://globalnews.ca/video/7658738/vira...of-restrictions

i wont be surprised if we pend the summer locked inside


titty sprinkles
(Post Master Supreme)
02/24/21 03:08 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

because i live in vaughan/maple, i ain't going nowhere for a while. since we went to the red zone there's been so many ppl from toronto and surrounding areas coming to go to vaughan mills etc, those people need to eat so they go to local restaurants and then bam! you catch the vid.

getting my vaccine tomorrow.


A2B-Lexus
(Post Master Supreme)
02/24/21 08:59 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: loudsubz
https://globalnews.ca/video/7658738/viral-vaughan-homesense-video-has-doctors-sounding-alarm-over-relaxing-of-restrictions

i wont be surprised if we pend the summer locked inside


Looks like those people left their common Sense at Home. \:D


c2k
(Post Master Supreme)
02/25/21 05:02 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: titty sprinkles
because i live in vaughan/maple, i ain't going nowhere for a while. since we went to the red zone there's been so many ppl from toronto and surrounding areas coming to go to vaughan mills etc, those people need to eat so they go to local restaurants and then bam! you catch the vid.

getting my vaccine tomorrow.


w/ that racing sim of yours, I wouldn't want to go anywhere to deal w/ retards.


furball
(Post Master Sr)
02/25/21 07:03 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Showed this to the wife ....

'Yeah, I went to HomeSense today. In Burlington. We're not locked down. And no lineup. So it's different.' \:\|

 Originally Posted By: A2B-Lexus
Looks like those people left their common Sense at Home. \:D


BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
02/25/21 08:02 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Third wave, new varient. Calling it now.
Shouldn't even be talking about opening up until they vaccinate way more people. Opening up before will only be counter effective.


titty sprinkles
(Post Master Supreme)
02/25/21 02:45 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: c2k
 Originally Posted By: titty sprinkles
because i live in vaughan/maple, i ain't going nowhere for a while. since we went to the red zone there's been so many ppl from toronto and surrounding areas coming to go to vaughan mills etc, those people need to eat so they go to local restaurants and then bam! you catch the vid.

getting my vaccine tomorrow.


w/ that racing sim of yours, I wouldn't want to go anywhere to deal w/ retards.


seriously, I don't even want to go out on a regular day lol.

just got my shot, a regular flu shot hurts 5x more.


Hatorade
(Post Master Supreme)
02/25/21 04:18 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: titty sprinkles
 Originally Posted By: c2k
 Originally Posted By: titty sprinkles
because i live in vaughan/maple, i ain't going nowhere for a while. since we went to the red zone there's been so many ppl from toronto and surrounding areas coming to go to vaughan mills etc, those people need to eat so they go to local restaurants and then bam! you catch the vid.

getting my vaccine tomorrow.


w/ that racing sim of yours, I wouldn't want to go anywhere to deal w/ retards.


seriously, I don't even want to go out on a regular day lol.

just got my shot, a regular flu shot hurts 5x more.


Update us before you turn into a Zombie. kthxbbq111!!!!


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
02/25/21 04:19 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Traffic is baaaaaaaaaaaack

Hatorade
(Post Master Supreme)
02/25/21 05:48 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

404 was rammed W T F

Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
02/25/21 05:55 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

16th was moving, mccowan fuuuuuucked like the good old days.

loudsubz
(Post Master Supreme)
02/26/21 05:23 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: BroKe
Third wave, new varient. Calling it now.
Shouldn't even be talking about opening up until they vaccinate way more people. Opening up before will only be counter effective.


every day theres some new variant found

it's like the common flu now, except with way worse symptoms

were in the for the long haul now

we dun screwed up


355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
02/27/21 09:06 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

I got a call recently about two covid+ patients that we transported to hospital.
Normally we cancel covid patients and tell them to fulfill their self-isolation periods but these two were actually sick enough that we had to take them.

The entire household was covid+ as well.

Just got a call from our Infectious Disease department telling us that the household is positive for the new variant.
Fun times.


furball
(Post Master Sr)
02/28/21 12:28 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

So ... What's exactly the dress-code for front-line like you? Still N95 + gloves + a prayer? That's it? Or N95 + face shield + gloves?

The rollout plans are so f'ing confusing ... I'm watching for details of York Region for 80+ yr olds (i.e. my parents) ... ...

 Originally Posted By: 355-Si
...we had to take them.


355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
02/28/21 04:20 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: furball
So ... What's exactly the dress-code for front-line like you? Still N95 + gloves + a prayer? That's it? Or N95 + face shield + gloves?

The rollout plans are so f'ing confusing ... I'm watching for details of York Region for 80+ yr olds (i.e. my parents) ... ...

 Originally Posted By: 355-Si
...we had to take them.



For all calls that may/will require Aerosol Generating Medical Procedures to be performed... along with a Level 1 gown and high-cuff gloves (not pictured.) Faceshield over all this only when intubating.

Substitute mask with standard surgical mask and obviously delete face shield for all other calls, irrespective of covid positivity.


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
02/28/21 04:39 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

jfc

At this level wouldn't it be easier to wear a helmet? Can also double up as a weapon to headbutt all the dipshits that call for no good reason.


355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
02/28/21 04:52 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: Risky Business
jfc

At this level wouldn't it be easier to wear a helmet? Can also double up as a weapon to headbutt all the dipshits that call for no good reason.


lol!
I once did a cardiac arrest for an old person. We got them back and I had to tell the family what was going on. Something along the lines of "we've managed to reset their heart into a regular rhythm and the heart is physically pumping blood through the body. He is still very ill and we're breathing for him. We're going to the nearest hospital now but I want you to know that things can change very rapidly."

My partner was like "I wonder if they take you seriously or if they're trying to figure out whether you're a paramedic or a sushi chef?"


Also, I so badly wanna scrap with a patient lol. There are so many dumb ones. Not worth my pension though.


c2k
(Post Master Supreme)
03/01/21 06:40 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: 355-Si
 Originally Posted By: furball
So ... What's exactly the dress-code for front-line like you? Still N95 + gloves + a prayer? That's it? Or N95 + face shield + gloves?

The rollout plans are so f'ing confusing ... I'm watching for details of York Region for 80+ yr olds (i.e. my parents) ... ...

 Originally Posted By: 355-Si
...we had to take them.



For all calls that may/will require Aerosol Generating Medical Procedures to be performed... along with a Level 1 gown and high-cuff gloves (not pictured.) Faceshield over all this only when intubating.

Substitute mask with standard surgical mask and obviously delete face shield for all other calls, irrespective of covid positivity.


Any chance for you to score a Darth Vader helmet?


furball
(Post Master Sr)
03/01/21 07:44 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Holy fuck.

My next question would be how much of that equipment is out of pocket...

(Wife got a free odd-ball looking mask ... it looks weird cuz it doesn't cover the chin .. https://o2canada.com/products/o2-curve-1-2 )

 Originally Posted By: 355-Si


355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
03/01/21 08:21 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Are you sure they didn't give her a jock strap and told her "this is your new mask"? lol

We have no more 3M N95 respirators... and we're using old stock SARS N95s, they're called Pleats Plus.
Personally the Pleats pinch my cheeks and it's irritating... especially over the course of a longer call (like a cardiac arrest.) I much prefer the 3M respirators from the comfort standpoint.

We still have a large stockpile of Pleats but lately when we go to a call where we think we should wear respirators, we usually confirm "we gonna Vader up?" and then put the new mask on.
It's not optimal for communication because it muffles and resonates your voice, so you really have to speak up and enunciate. Not good for the ESL medics out there.

Oh and the Vader mask is N100, so it has better filtration for the smaller particulate matter.

All the equipment you see in the pic (excluding the scrub cap) is issued by the service. Gowns included.
We're given shower caps (shitty ones with holes) to wear on our heads... so most of us bought our own.
I have my sushi one, another with coffee beans, wine corks, BBQ meat, and one from a company called #ivegotyourback911, which supports mental health in first responders.


porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
03/01/21 08:34 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

I have that dual N100 mask.
You donít smell a thing even in a small spray booth.
No I donít use it for COVID. The filters are 10 years old.


Wow the same filters are available now. I couldnít find it for a while.
Honeywell 7581P100L Combo Organic Vapor and P100 Particulate Filter Cartridge, Pack of 2 https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00COTZTJW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_1C5XH6BF4SS2P2WMK7VW


355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
03/01/21 09:07 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: porschetr
I have that dual N100 mask.
You donít smell a thing even in a small spray booth.
No I donít use it for COVID. The filters are 10 years old.


I can tell you for a fact that you can still smell a rotting dead guy in late February, who hadn't been seen since January... lol


porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
03/01/21 09:11 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Donít think you would with the Honeywell 7581P100L Combo Organic Vapor filter I use.
Hopefully not....


355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
03/01/21 09:14 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: porschetr
Donít think you would with the Honeywell 7581P100L Combo Organic Vapor filter I use.
Hopefully not....


Admittedly, this is City of Toronto tender so obviously we smell everything. I wouldn't be surprised if we have all the defective Honeywells and it doesn't filter worth a damn. lol


loudsubz
(Post Master Supreme)
03/01/21 05:24 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: 355-Si
 Originally Posted By: porschetr
I have that dual N100 mask.
You donít smell a thing even in a small spray booth.
No I donít use it for COVID. The filters are 10 years old.


I can tell you for a fact that you can still smell a rotting dead guy in late February, who hadn't been seen since January... lol


what? how? backstory?


355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
03/01/21 05:32 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Called for "life status questionable... and 'last seen in January.'"
Got off elevator and you could smell him.
Opened the door and the door hits you like a ton of bricks.
Decomposed and virtually mummified to the floor with all the internal fluids leaked out and congealed on the ground.


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
03/01/21 06:05 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

fuuuuuuuuuuuuu

Is this in some of the ghetto apartment buildings?


355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
03/01/21 06:48 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

It was in the Keele and St. Clair area.
Not a ghetto apartment, but not like a nice condo either.


A2B-Lexus
(Post Master Supreme)
03/01/21 08:32 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: 355-Si
 Originally Posted By: porschetr
I have that dual N100 mask.
You donít smell a thing even in a small spray booth.
No I donít use it for COVID. The filters are 10 years old.


I can tell you for a fact that you can still smell a rotting dead guy in late February, who hadn't been seen since January... lol


I can't imagine what that would look like. Sucks for all involved. RIP


porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
03/02/21 08:11 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

https://www.cp24.com/news/ontario-family...clipId%3D104069

...They only make you stay for 1 night for international travelers?
So will they be monitored?
No fukn way all three of them would stay put in the house for next 2 weeks.


A2B-Lexus
(Post Master Supreme)
03/08/21 10:58 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Stayed at Markham Stouffville for a night for the birth of my 2nd child on Thursday. Everyone was wearing their masks. Wife didn't have to while in labour. We elected to leave when we could just to be more comfortable at home.


Felt lucky that the cases were not as much lately. Cases seem to be on the raise again.

On an unrelated note. I forgot how much work newborns are.


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
03/09/21 04:49 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Congrats man!

Cases will rip, did anyone see the roads/malls over the weekend?

Someone I am good friends with got covid, the whole family got it, it was one of the new variants that effects younger ppl apparently, older ppl more immune to it (his parents watch their kids, tested negative). Talked to my doc this week, she is saying double mask, the new variants spread much more easily. wtfffff give me the vaccine



furball
(Post Master Sr)
03/09/21 07:52 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

My parents got dose 1 of Pfizer last Wednesday in York Region, thanks to my BIL who hammered the website for his parents and mine ... No major effects on their end.

The latest official CDC guidance is 2 vax'd individuals can hang out, maskless, indoors \:\|


furball
(Post Master Sr)
03/09/21 07:56 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

....

A girl at work came back from India ... It was a fucked situation for her:
- Parents came from India ... (to visit? For how long? No idea)
- Father DIES in Canada, day before they were to head back to India
- She had to deal with shipping the body/ashes/etc and a grieving mother back to India, and deal with funeral arrangements in India
- Travelled back ... last Saturday? ... Quarantined in a hotel, said her test came back negative and now she's back home to finish the rest of the quarantine...

I'm guessing her husband was here the whole time, so even though a) her test is negative, and b) she's to complete her remaining 'quarantine' at home ... I mean, I'd assume she and her husband are in the same house without masks, so, how does that quarantine work again?

The only other comment she said was the food wasn't great at all ...

 Originally Posted By: porschetr
https://www.cp24.com/news/ontario-family-forced-to-pay-3-458-hotel-quarantine-bill-for-one-night-stay-after-returning-to-canada-from-father-s-funeral-1.5329558?cache=trxjaxqprxeg%3FclipId%3D104069

...They only make you stay for 1 night for international travelers?
So will they be monitored?
No fukn way all three of them would stay put in the house for next 2 weeks.





c2k
(Post Master Supreme)
03/09/21 10:09 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: A2B-Lexus
Stayed at Markham Stouffville for a night for the birth of my 2nd child on Thursday. Everyone was wearing their masks. Wife didn't have to while in labour. We elected to leave when we could just to be more comfortable at home.


Felt lucky that the cases were not as much lately. Cases seem to be on the raise again.

On an unrelated note. I forgot how much work newborns are.


congratulations! \:D


c2k
(Post Master Supreme)
03/09/21 10:12 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

well..

wife's school got 2 positive covid cases in 2 different classrooms. Thankfully her classroom was not affected.

The fucked up thing is the affected teacher's husband and kids does not have to self-isolate and they can continue to go to school and work while the affected teacher have to stay home and self isolate.



zaius
(Post Master Sr)
03/09/21 05:05 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=955cmI5s0nQ

furball
(Post Master Sr)
03/09/21 06:02 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Anyone up to date with the latest strategy on covid distributions?

I missed the CP24 update, but wifey said:
- Wait up to ~4 mths for shot #2; apparently there's no publicly-available results to support the gap between shots?
- In Ontario, something about you're able to sign up for a shot in the next group, no matter the age, if you have an 'underlying' medical condition, with no need for 'proof'?! i.e. "Um, yeah, I have a condition. Yeah, a condition"


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
03/09/21 07:03 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Go to Arizona and just get a shot there, available now.

I also have a condition that's developed over 20 years of reading furball posts Should get line bypass and all.


A2B-Lexus
(Post Master Supreme)
03/09/21 08:52 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

i've been double masking everywhere I go. Hospital only wants their own mask so that was the exception.

Just a normal non surgical mask doesn't seem to have a tight seal.

I am still only going out for take out and groceries late at night and paying human Pacman where we like turn around if we see someone come my way.

Hope the 3rd wave won't be bad. Vaccine roll out has been pretty sad.


BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
03/10/21 06:38 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

i don't know why they couldn't have waited a bit longer to get more vaccines in peoples arms before opening up. now its a race between new covid variants and vaccine distribution

355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
03/10/21 09:33 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: A2B-Lexus
i've been double masking everywhere I go. Hospital only wants their own mask so that was the exception.

Just a normal non surgical mask doesn't seem to have a tight seal.


Is this because you feel the virus is aerosol?


furball
(Post Master Sr)
03/11/21 07:21 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

We're teaching the toddler (juuust under 2 yrs old) to wear a mask ... She wears pink disposable ones, and now asks for one when she sees us wearing (monkey see, monkey do)

It was a f'ing hassle with all the mitts and hats and shit, but as the weather warms, and as we bring her shopping sometimes now ...

The white folk around here think it's soooooooo cute 'n shit ...


 Originally Posted By: Risky Business
I also have a condition that's developed over 20 years of reading furball posts Should get line bypass and all.


c2k
(Post Master Supreme)
03/11/21 07:38 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: 355-Si
 Originally Posted By: A2B-Lexus
i've been double masking everywhere I go. Hospital only wants their own mask so that was the exception.

Just a normal non surgical mask doesn't seem to have a tight seal.


Is this because you feel the virus is aerosol?


Isn't it? Isn't that why we wear a mask in the first place?


355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
03/11/21 11:54 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

No no, it isnít airborne.

We wear surgical masks because of the droplet/contact vector of transmission.

All the talk about aerosol is media driven.

Aerosol is when the particles are so fine that they suspend, while droplet is large particles.
So you get droplet from coughing, breathing, etc...

Covid is rendered aerosol when you perform aerosol generating medical procedures (ie: CPR, intubation, etc...)

So over the course of this pandemic, we donít wear respirators unless performing aerosol procedures. Respirators have tight fitting seals.
We wear surgical masks even in the presence of covid.
Apartments with entire families who are covid positive, covid patients in elevators with us, in the ambo with us... this is all surgical masks.


So on the day-to-day for you guys (general public) a single surgical mask is sufficient. Anything further doesnít increase prevention of infection.


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
03/11/21 12:29 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

My doctor told me to double mask.

Nah fam, I am not doing it.

This fucking shit, give me the vaccine already.


porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
03/11/21 01:01 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Hey, if I can catch Covid by sharing a tight room like a elevator, being in a same car, or having a lunch together, I'd say it's airborne; no matter what technical term that defines it.
It is in the air.

You won't get AIDS by just having a conversation with the person because it is definitely not airborne.




My doctor also recommended double masking.




355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
03/11/21 03:41 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Thatís not what airborne means.

Droplet distance is 6 ft, which is why the rules state that you should physically distance.
Droplet containment means keep that distance, giving the matter in question the chance to fall to the ground.
Being in an elevator means youíre closer than 6ft, which puts you in the physical range of droplet contamination.

Airborne itís itís small enough to sit suspended, because itís aerosol. Hence why we wear N95 respirators to keep it out... theyíre made to filter at a certain level of microns.
Airborne carries further than 6ft.

And if youíre concerned about a tight seal, then 5 masks wonít make a difference because theyíre not respirators.
And on top of that, buying an N95 is no guarantee of protection because all N95s are mask fit tested to the individual user.

Edit: you also wonít get AIDS making out with someone who has it because thatís not the mode of transmission. Itís not a droplet nor an aerosol vector. It is bloodborne transmission.


355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
03/11/21 03:48 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: Risky Business
My doctor told me to double mask.

Nah fam, I am not doing it.

This fucking shit, give me the vaccine already.


Family doctors are also the same people who think calling into a hospital EMRG that theyíre sending a patient to, bypasses triage 😂


A2B-Lexus
(Post Master Supreme)
03/11/21 09:17 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

I wear double mask (home made fit to size & disposable) because the generic disposable masks doesn't provide a good fit around my face. I feel more secure if the disposable mask is closer to my face.

I want to breath through the mask, not around it. Disposable by itself is like wearing boxers. I want to wear whitie tighties.

 Originally Posted By: 355-Si
 Originally Posted By: A2B-Lexus
i've been double masking everywhere I go. Hospital only wants their own mask so that was the exception.

Just a normal non surgical mask doesn't seem to have a tight seal.


Is this because you feel the virus is aerosol?


Simon_the_Pieman
(Post Master Sr)
03/12/21 06:38 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: porschetr



My doctor also recommended double masking.




must be nice to have doctors \:\(


loudsubz
(Post Master Supreme)
03/14/21 10:02 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: c2k
well..

wife's school got 2 positive covid cases in 2 different classrooms. Thankfully her classroom was not affected.

The fucked up thing is the affected teacher's husband and kids does not have to self-isolate and they can continue to go to school and work while the affected teacher have to stay home and self isolate.



what region did this take place in? I'm curious because Toronto has always had a little more laxed take on this scenario from the get go, I know after inquiring in general about rules vs peel when I was trying to get some answers myself for a similar situation.


loudsubz
(Post Master Supreme)
03/14/21 10:06 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: Simon_the_Pieman
 Originally Posted By: porschetr



My doctor also recommended double masking.



]

fa real...as soon as covid hit most went MIA or only available by phone call or text WTF. It's been a pita getting ahold of the wifes doctor when we have questions relating to the kids etc
must be nice to have doctors \:\(


loudsubz
(Post Master Supreme)
03/14/21 10:23 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: 355-Si
Thatís not what airborne means.

Droplet distance is 6 ft, which is why the rules state that you should physically distance.
Droplet containment means keep that distance, giving the matter in question the chance to fall to the ground.
Being in an elevator means youíre closer than 6ft, which puts you in the physical range of droplet contamination.

Airborne itís itís small enough to sit suspended, because itís aerosol. Hence why we wear N95 respirators to keep it out... theyíre made to filter at a certain level of microns.
Airborne carries further than 6ft.

And if youíre concerned about a tight seal, then 5 masks wonít make a difference because theyíre not respirators.
And on top of that, buying an N95 is no guarantee of protection because all N95s are mask fit tested to the individual user.

Edit: you also wonít get AIDS making out with someone who has it because thatís not the mode of transmission. Itís not a droplet nor an aerosol vector. It is bloodborne transmission.


I love how your reply was even questioned in the first place...like don't believe what someone in the field knows


Raocorp
(Post Master Sr)
03/14/21 12:42 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: 355-Si
No no, it isnít airborne.

We wear surgical masks because of the droplet/contact vector of transmission.

All the talk about aerosol is media driven.

Aerosol is when the particles are so fine that they suspend, while droplet is large particles.
So you get droplet from coughing, breathing, etc...

Covid is rendered aerosol when you perform aerosol generating medical procedures (ie: CPR, intubation, etc...)

So over the course of this pandemic, we donít wear respirators unless performing aerosol procedures. Respirators have tight fitting seals.
We wear surgical masks even in the presence of covid.
Apartments with entire families who are covid positive, covid patients in elevators with us, in the ambo with us... this is all surgical masks.


So on the day-to-day for you guys (general public) a single surgical mask is sufficient. Anything further doesnít increase prevention of infection.


thanks 355....this is good to know.

For anyone else that cares, I found a company in Waterloo that makes masks locally https://www.canadianshieldppe.ca. IMO if you wear disposable masks you should make sure they are at least made in NA. I prefer to buy Canadian made masks. Made the mistake of buying a box from a big box store earlier in the pandemic and they're made in China. I forgot to check when I first bought them. The Waterloo place even makes medical grade ones. I'm just about finished the China made ones and I'm gonna order the med grade from Canadian Shield.

Its sad cuz I read a story about how Canadian Shield is starting to lay people off because they can't sell to the gov/hospitals. Not because of price but because all the gov contracts are from overseas distributors. That's pretty sickening IMO.


loudsubz
(Post Master Supreme)
03/14/21 04:08 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: 355-Si
No no, it isnít airborne.

We wear surgical masks because of the droplet/contact vector of transmission.

All the talk about aerosol is media driven.

Aerosol is when the particles are so fine that they suspend, while droplet is large particles.
So you get droplet from coughing, breathing, etc...

Covid is rendered aerosol when you perform aerosol generating medical procedures (ie: CPR, intubation, etc...)

So over the course of this pandemic, we donít wear respirators unless performing aerosol procedures. Respirators have tight fitting seals.
We wear surgical masks even in the presence of covid.
Apartments with entire families who are covid positive, covid patients in elevators with us, in the ambo with us... this is all surgical masks.


So on the day-to-day for you guys (general public) a single surgical mask is sufficient. Anything further doesnít increase prevention of infection.


so what's your take on how this variant spreads faster? is it down to humans again not being as "safe" as they should or is it just that more contagious that even one speck of the virus gets into the airways and you've got it?


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
03/14/21 04:27 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

My doctor told me the new variant is way more contagious (not sure on details) and it's more prone to get young people. I have a friend who go it, the whole family ended up getting it but their parents who watch their three kids didn't. It's pretty crazy, everyone was down for 5 days (some worse than others) and then recovered. On your covid test they tell you the variant you get apparently.

loudsubz
(Post Master Supreme)
03/14/21 05:50 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: Risky Business
My doctor told me the new variant is way more contagious (not sure on details) and it's more prone to get young people. I have a friend who go it, the whole family ended up getting it but their parents who watch their three kids didn't. It's pretty crazy, everyone was down for 5 days (some worse than others) and then recovered. On your covid test they tell you the variant you get apparently.


that's pretty crazy (in a bad way). Good for the older generation who are already susceptible though if that's the trend. Sucks for families that can't really isolate a great deal within the same house.


355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
03/14/21 10:20 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: loudsubz

so what's your take on how this variant spreads faster? is it down to humans again not being as "safe" as they should or is it just that more contagious that even one speck of the virus gets into the airways and you've got it?


So something being considered more contagious is based on at least one of three variables.
1) number of people infected
2) an increase in mode of transmission
3) binds easier to our receptor cells, causing infection.*

For the number it's just a math thing... more people are infected (especially a change in the demographic). Reasons for this are partially explained in the explanation of number 2
For number 2, let's take AIDS and Ebola.

- AIDS is spread through blood borne transmission (whether by injection, contact with microvasculature {like bukkake}). It not droplet, it's not aerosol, nor is it surface. So it isn't considered extremely contagious in the eyes of science even though many people have it.
- Ebola is extremely contagious. A cough, a sneeze, normal breathing, touch surfaces, aerosol (like naturally... doesn't even need the help of aerosol generating medical procedures). You can get it every one of those ways. So it has far more vectors, which makes it logically more contagious.
- There's an asterisk next to 3 because the vector has to exist for the binding to occur. So if you eliminate example 2, then you heavily limit the chances of example 3.

Part of what I wonder about the new variant is that younger people are vaccinated yet, and younger people tend to be the ones now who are out and about and not really following the rules. The other thing is those young people don't wash their hands much either... and that's basic hygiene.
In the end, I don't know why B117 is spreading more... but for a fact it isn't more contagious from the perspective of the Ebola example.

 Originally Posted By: Risky Business
My doctor told me the new variant is way more contagious (not sure on details) and it's more prone to get young people. I have a friend who go it, the whole family ended up getting it but their parents who watch their three kids didn't. It's pretty crazy, everyone was down for 5 days (some worse than others) and then recovered. On your covid test they tell you the variant you get apparently.


Every new variant case that I've dealt with has been younger. Not young young... but like... 30s.

You know what bothers me though, is that when I go to these homes, they're all commingling and shit.
That's not a shot at your friends Vas, it's more just what I've seen on calls I go to where I was contacted later about new variant positivity.


In the end, whatever makes you most comfortable is what matters most.
As an example, I wear all my shit right? And I'm standing in an abnormally small elevator with a covid + patient. I'd be lying if I said this wasn't my thought process: "shit man... if there's even the slightest breach in my PPE, I'm fucked" and I held my breath the entire ride down


loudsubz
(Post Master Supreme)
03/15/21 05:50 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: 355-Si

In the end, whatever makes you most comfortable is what matters most.
As an example, I wear all my shit right? And I'm standing in an abnormally small elevator with a covid + patient. I'd be lying if I said this wasn't my thought process: "shit man... if there's even the slightest breach in my PPE, I'm fucked" and I held my breath the entire ride down


Similar thoughts go through my head when I'm working in a condo or apartment building. I try to take the stairs but sometimes I have to use the elevator and pray nobody else joins


loudsubz
(Post Master Supreme)
03/18/21 05:17 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

has anyone considered that this may be the new norm, meaning a "shot" every fall to deal with more and more strains? This doesn't seem like a vacinne they are giving out now as all the mentions are of it lessening symptoms but not preventing you 100% from getting it or spreading it per se.

BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
03/19/21 12:39 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Yes most likely because we can't seem to eraticate it. People are already getting lax because they think oh, we have a vaccine now we are okay. Which is why cases are going up. Mind you at the rate we are vaccinating at and the fact that we need like 70% for immunity and some people don't want these shit vaccines. I don't see us getting out of this before summer as everyone is trying to push for. Also I read there are going to be 8 new vaccines coming out that are suppose to be better and some don't even require and injection. These have not been approved yet but yah I'll wait for the good ones. Even my parents don't want the AZ. One day it's not for ppl over 65 and the next day the rest of the world is throwing them out and we then decide it's fine for ppl over 65? Um yeah no thanks.

Raocorp
(Post Master Sr)
03/20/21 07:18 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: BroKe
Yes most likely because we can't seem to eraticate it. People are already getting lax because they think oh, we have a vaccine now we are okay. Which is why cases are going up. Mind you at the rate we are vaccinating at and the fact that we need like 70% for immunity and some people don't want these shit vaccines. I don't see us getting out of this before summer as everyone is trying to push for. Also I read there are going to be 8 new vaccines coming out that are suppose to be better and some don't even require and injection. These have not been approved yet but yah I'll wait for the good ones. Even my parents don't want the AZ. One day it's not for ppl over 65 and the next day the rest of the world is throwing them out and we then decide it's fine for ppl over 65? Um yeah no thanks.


agreed with this. The up and down nature of the AZ one is scary to me. My uncle got AZ last week. He's been fine, was super tired for 2 days after getting it but fine now. Blood clots are silent killers though. I wouldn't get that one for myself when it becomes available to me.


355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
03/22/21 01:39 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Here comes the wave of family members calling 911 for their elders who just received the vaccine.

furball
(Post Master Sr)
03/22/21 10:32 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

As in ... side effects on the elderly who've gotten a shot?

 Originally Posted By: 355-Si
Here comes the wave of family members calling 911 for their elders who just received the vaccine.


SuPeR-MaRiO
(Post Master Sr)
03/22/21 03:29 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: 355-Si
Here comes the wave of family members calling 911 for their elders who just received the vaccine.

Is this a prediction or are you already seeing/experiencing it?


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
03/23/21 05:55 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Wife's aunt and uncle went to get their first dose of the vaccine yesterday...they were told the 2nd dose would be July.

What a mess, pretty sure they have to be back to back or they lose their efficacy.



355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
03/23/21 08:56 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: SuPeR-MaRiO
 Originally Posted By: 355-Si
Here comes the wave of family members calling 911 for their elders who just received the vaccine.

Is this a prediction or are you already seeing/experiencing it?


Itís what weíre seeing.
Call details are often ďjust received covid vaccine yesterday... feeling unwell.Ē
And theyíre all the 80+ range.


BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
03/24/21 09:29 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Parents tried to book a vaccine appointment yesterday. The website is garbage. It doesn't show which slots are taken or available unless you click on each date and time. So you have to click on every date and time until you find an open slot. After that they make you book the second dose appointment at the same time. Except there were no appointments available for the second dose, so they couldnt even continue to get the first dose booked. Website doesn't let you. They tried calling the number and it doesn't work. Then this morning they called another number and was told there are no more vaccines that's why the site doesnt work and to keep trying. But wouldn't tell them when they will be able to book again. Keep trying? Foh.
I've been saying this my whole life. Canada is fucking backwards. Can't fuckin get anything right. Complete shitshow. I bet you they are gonna try and push AZ vacc now cause that's all we can get. Fuck off. No one in my family is taking that shit period.


zaius
(Post Master Sr)
03/24/21 09:59 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/23/world/europe/eu-curbs-vaccine-exports.html

 Quote:
E.U. Will Curb Covid Vaccine Exports for 6 Weeks
The European Union presented new emergency rules that will most likely severely cut exports to Britain and other countries to ease supply shortages at home.

BRUSSELS ó The European Union is advancing emergency legislation that will give it broad powers to curb exports for the next six weeks of Covid-19 vaccines manufactured in the bloc, a sharp escalation in its response to supply shortages at home that have created a political maelstrom amid a rising third wave on the continent.

The legislation unveiled Wednesday includes new rules that will make it harder for pharmaceutical companies producing Covid-19 vaccines in the European Union to export them and are likely to disrupt supply to Britain.

The European Union has been primarily at loggerheads with AstraZeneca since it drastically cut its supply to the bloc, citing production problems in January, and the company is the main target of the new rules. But the legislation, which could block the export of millions of doses from E.U. ports, could also affect the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.

Britain is by far the biggest beneficiary of E.U. exports and will stand to lose the most by these rules, but they could also be applied to curb exports to other countries like Canada, for example, the second-largest recipient of E.U.-made vaccines, as well as Israel, which gets doses from the bloc but is very advanced in its vaccination campaign and therefore seen as less needy.

ďWe are in the crisis of the century. And Iím not ruling out anything for now, because we have to make sure that Europeans are vaccinated as soon as possible,Ē Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, said in comments last week that paved the way for the new rules. ďHuman lives, civil liberties and also the prosperity of our economy are dependent on that, on the speed of vaccination, on moving forward.Ē

The legislation is unlikely to affect the United States, which has so far received fewer than one million doses from E.U.-based facilities.

The Biden administration has said it has secured enough doses from its three authorized manufacturers ó Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson ó to cover all adults in the country by the end of May. The overwhelming bulk of that supply is coming from plants in the United States. The country also exports vaccine components to the European Union, which is reluctant to risk any disruption to the supply chain of raw materials.

The European Union allowed pharmaceutical companies to fulfill their contracts by authorizing them to export more than 40 million vaccine doses to 33 countries between February and mid-March, with 10 million going to Britain and 4.3 million to Canada. The bloc has kept about 70 million at home and distributed them to its 27 member nations, but its efforts to mount mass vaccination campaigns have been set back by a number of missteps.

Exporting liberally overseas when supply at home is thin has been a key part of the problem, and the bloc has come under criticism for permitting exports in the first place, when the United States and Britain practically locked up domestic production for domestic use through contracts with pharmaceutical companies.

The outcome has been a troubled vaccine rollout for the worldís richest group of nations. The impact of the failures is being exacerbated by a third wave that is sending health care systems across the continent into emergency mode and ushering in painful new lockdowns.




not sure if it affects canada's "contracts"


BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
03/24/21 10:38 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

I think I heard Canada doesn't give a fuck and are still taking them. Most likely because we don't have enough vaccines so they taking anything they can get like a third world country. They are in a rush to open back cause rich people want their summer. My guess is they will stop giving second doses all together.

c2k
(Post Master Supreme)
03/24/21 11:22 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: BroKe
I think I heard Canada doesn't give a fuck and are still taking them. Most likely because we don't have enough vaccines so they taking anything they can get like a third world country. They are in a rush to open back cause rich people want their summer. My guess is they will stop giving second doses all together.


I highly doubt they will stop giving second doses altogether. Although I would be surprised if they do end up stopping giving the second doses.


BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
03/24/21 02:17 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Well, they've already delayed them from 2 weeks to 4 months lol

Edit: just heard Canada is the only country to do 4 month in between doses.


Big Tasty
(Post Master Supreme)
03/26/21 08:27 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

I don't understand why we can't make our own stuff. This country needs to be more independent for shit like this. Last year it was the 3M masks begging US to ship and now it's vaccines. I understand there is cost involved but are there no labs in the country that could replicate the vaccine and at the very least make enough for your own people?

Like have the government temporarily take over the big ass EMPTY Eli Lilly facility off Danforth Rd and ramp it up to produce our own supply.


loudsubz
(Post Master Supreme)
03/26/21 08:50 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: Big Tasty
I don't understand why we can't make our own stuff. This country needs to be more independent for shit like this. Last year it was the 3M masks begging US to ship and now it's vaccines. I understand there is cost involved but are there no labs in the country that could replicate the vaccine and at the very least make enough for your own people?

Like have the government temporarily take over the big ass EMPTY Eli Lilly facility off Danforth Rd and ramp it up to produce our own supply.


MCGA \:\)

seriously, the bafoon is too busy making friends with other countries and sending our stuff there, and asking politely if we can get stuff in return, when that doesn't happen he just says "ok thats fine"

what a pussy


355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
03/28/21 01:06 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Last night, I had a guy breathing once a second, with oxygen saturation level of 50%, a heart rate of 135 at rest and a fever of 38.9įC.

Guess what he likely has?


porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
03/28/21 01:03 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

PS5?

Screamin Type ARGH!
(Post Master Supreme)
04/01/21 08:40 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

trudeau just went full nazi on us. motherfuck. sure gov did an 'ok' job handling covid last year. but holy shit ONT and Fed gove have gone full retard now....just disgusting. they fail on all fronts now with handling, vaccine and allowing flights in and all this shit...yet we suffer. fuck off.

and yes i know, sadly it is people themselves getting sick who don't listen and fuck it up for the rest of us as well. but by this point lockdown and more nazi rules is not gonna help shit!


porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
04/01/21 09:53 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Not gonna believe any "sources" until officially announced.

Screamin Type ARGH!
(Post Master Supreme)
04/01/21 10:00 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

It is from his office official account man. Twitter even and all.

porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
04/01/21 10:06 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Ah...I've seeing rumors since last night.

Shopping People will be out full forces today.


BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
04/01/21 01:50 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

they just interviewed this girl downtown about the new lockdown. she's like " i'm okay with it. they gotta do, what they gotta do to be safe. kinda mad cause i wanna get my nails done, which is what i'm doing right now. trying to squeeze everything in before that happens. whatever we need to do to be safe i'm okay with."
no wonder, we are where we are.


porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
04/01/21 03:05 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Retailers will be still open at lower capacity.
So this shut down wouldn't make any difference for me.
When it was a curb side only, it felt like a long drag.
But I am good with this shut down.

Ive been cutting my own hair and don't want to eat-in anyway.


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
04/01/21 05:14 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

What a cluster fuck we live.

Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
04/01/21 05:15 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: porschetr
Retailers will be still open at lower capacity.
So this shut down wouldn't make any difference for me.
When it was a curb side only, it felt like a long drag.
But I am good with this shut down.

Ive been cutting my own hair and don't want to eat-in anyway.


What if they took you viddy games?


loudsubz
(Post Master Supreme)
04/02/21 08:46 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?



loudsubz
(Post Master Supreme)
04/02/21 08:48 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: 355-Si
Last night, I had a guy breathing once a second, with oxygen saturation level of 50%, a heart rate of 135 at rest and a fever of 38.9įC.

Guess what he likely has?


with all this talk about younger patients ending up in the ICU...is it that this new strain is targeting that generation more aggressively or the fact that many young people just don't give a %$#$ anymore and are breaking the "rules" and exposing themselves to it, whereas last year many were scared and kept to themselves.


BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
04/02/21 09:05 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

They just better hope the virus doesn't mutate to where the vaccines won't work on it because it looks like they are solely relying on vaccines that we current don't have enough of. Which aren't even fully proven to work on newer agressive varients. It's a race.

Raocorp
(Post Master Sr)
04/02/21 12:44 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Just wait until the warm weather is more consistent. we'll be approaching the five digit daily count.

I'm concerned now with being forced back into the office. I don't want to go back. Not commuting is great, and my home I.T. setup is better than my office one too. I'm dreading being sent back.


Screamin Type ARGH!
(Post Master Supreme)
04/03/21 02:51 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

drove past vaughan mills today like 1pm...raaaammmmmmmeeeeeed. not super super full lot like usual but def 75% and was not 'half cap' or whatever the fuck the rule is. cause they're really going to monitor cust numbers in/out of that place

but "muh shutdownz"


355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
04/03/21 08:43 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Today... 3 covid calls among all the other calls we did.
One of those was an entire family of positives. We didnít take anyone. Cancelled them off.

While at one Hospital, another free wheeled by on their way OUT of the EMRG with a patient.
Young. Covid positive. Intubated. Sedated. And on levophed.
The reason theyíre leaving the hospital with this patient is because thereís no room left in the ICU for them so they have to go to a hospital that does.

Unfortunately, SHN (centenary, grace and general) are all over capacity, sunnybrook is over capacity, Humber is full.
Over capacity means the ICU is full and there are ICU patients receiving ICU care in the EMRG.

The mobile hospital at Sunnybrook is now accepting applications to staff it ...


Thatís not a good time.


A2B-Lexus
(Post Master Supreme)
04/03/21 10:20 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Sounds like a great time to just stay the fxxk home more than ever.

Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
04/04/21 05:32 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: 355-Si
Today... 3 covid calls among all the other calls we did.
One of those was an entire family of positives. We didnít take anyone. Cancelled them off.

While at one Hospital, another free wheeled by on their way OUT of the EMRG with a patient.
Young. Covid positive. Intubated. Sedated. And on levophed.
The reason theyíre leaving the hospital with this patient is because thereís no room left in the ICU for them so they have to go to a hospital that does.

Unfortunately, SHN (centenary, grace and general) are all over capacity, sunnybrook is over capacity, Humber is full.
Over capacity means the ICU is full and there are ICU patients receiving ICU care in the EMRG.

The mobile hospital at Sunnybrook is now accepting applications to staff it ...


Thatís not a good time.


Good intel, that's crazy.

I had to take my one daughter to get covid tested a week and a half ago at North York general, place was dead. Literally no one at the testing place, we were the only ones.

We are effectively a third world country, if the government could've vaccinated us at the rate the US is (more than half the population) we'd be pretty much on our way to reopen in a month.


porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
04/04/21 09:10 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Anyone tried to get vaccinated by standing by at the clinics/community centre at the end of the day?
Pfizer gets thrown out if not used in time, so they give shots to non-qulaifiers instead of throwing them out.
Not sure if that happens in York or Toronto as well.
Or do they have a specific people already listed for the left overs? (Family and friends of the health workers etc?)


355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
04/04/21 09:03 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Thereís a sorry that released today, reported by Dr Warner from Michael Garron Hospital.

Itís a grim story of a healthy 40 something who died.

Itís in CBC and cp24.
To be honest Iím pretty sure this case is being circulated Nation-wide to outline the need to get the vaccines out to the field and not just at mass vaccination sites.

It can be found via google


A2B-Lexus
(Post Master Supreme)
04/04/21 10:02 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Saw the story. Super sad. I'd be happy to wait and let the people who are essential workers, front line, etc get their shots first.

A2B-Lexus
(Post Master Supreme)
04/04/21 10:03 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

I signed up for Rexall for when it is mine turn and they had an option where they ask if you could be there in a hour if they call you.

 Originally Posted By: porschetr
Anyone tried to get vaccinated by standing by at the clinics/community centre at the end of the day?
Pfizer gets thrown out if not used in time, so they give shots to non-qulaifiers instead of throwing them out.
Not sure if that happens in York or Toronto as well.
Or do they have a specific people already listed for the left overs? (Family and friends of the health workers etc?)


furball
(Post Master Sr)
04/05/21 06:10 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Was at First Markham Place over the wkend to pick up some food in the food court for my parents ...

Not only are there CRAY lines for 2 BBQ places, but, anecdotally .. I noticed about ~5 people that were double-masking (2x the number of strings going to their ears, obvi.)


Balhar
(Post Master Supreme)
04/05/21 10:24 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: porschetr
Anyone tried to get vaccinated by standing by at the clinics/community centre at the end of the day?
Pfizer gets thrown out if not used in time, so they give shots to non-qulaifiers instead of throwing them out.
Not sure if that happens in York or Toronto as well.
Or do they have a specific people already listed for the left overs? (Family and friends of the health workers etc?)


My brother volunteers at the Brampton Soccer Centre vaccination clinic, if they have any left at the end of the day they give them to whoever is around. Janitors, Admins, whoever. They would rather give it to someone than throw it away


Raocorp
(Post Master Sr)
04/05/21 04:42 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: porschetr
Anyone tried to get vaccinated by standing by at the clinics/community centre at the end of the day?
Pfizer gets thrown out if not used in time, so they give shots to non-qulaifiers instead of throwing them out.
Not sure if that happens in York or Toronto as well.
Or do they have a specific people already listed for the left overs? (Family and friends of the health workers etc?)


I didn't know that but it makes sense. Only snag is how do you book your 2nd shot after?

 Originally Posted By: A2B-Lexus
Saw the story. Super sad. I'd be happy to wait and let the people who are essential workers, front line, etc get their shots first.


Same here. I don't mind staying home all summer. I'm not the traveller type so i'm not missing that aspect of life. I much prefer to be not sick, but maybe I'm just nuts. I'm good with ordering food and eating at home and now that the weather is getting better ordering and eating in the backyard. I've become use to just being home and only going out for groceries. And besides, a few people over in the backyard this summer sitting 6ft apart isn't too horrible imo.


porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
04/05/21 06:58 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Texas today...





Quick facts
-50,000 Texans died of COVID vs Canada 23,000
-96,759 Active cases in Texas today vs Canada 60,000
-1,100 New cases in Texas yesterday
-3,000 New cases in Ontario
-Texas population 1.6 times higher than Ontario



A2B-Lexus
(Post Master Supreme)
04/05/21 09:50 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Everything is bigger in Texas.

hyper-s2k
(Post Master Supreme)
04/05/21 11:30 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: porschetr
Texas today...

Quick facts
-1,100 New cases in Texas yesterday
-3,000 New cases in Ontario
-Texas population 1.6 times higher than Ontario



Are they testing more or less than us? (Positivity rate would be a better indicator)

As well, curious as to what their vaccination rate is (I'm sure it's ways ahead of the rate we're going).

US may've started slow to curb this, but they are doing it faster than us and may come out ahead (despite suffering a much larger casualty).


Balhar
(Post Master Supreme)
04/06/21 02:40 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

i was just talking to a guy in texas, he said vaccines are rolling, masks are going away.

Apparently america is vaccinating 3m people per day. They could do all eligible canadians in a week


furball
(Post Master Sr)
04/06/21 03:04 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

And.....I picked up 8 boxes of 20-pack KN95s @ Costco .... Where's my fucking vaccine \:\|

Big Tasty
(Post Master Supreme)
04/06/21 03:24 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Kids came home and told me schools are closed for the rest of the week.

So online for the next 3 days then spring break then "supposedly" back the week after.


355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
04/06/21 08:12 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Just did a shift at the vaccination clinic in Malvern.

Happy to be getting vaccines into arms.
Also nice to not go into dirty ass homes lol


porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
04/06/21 09:13 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

My buddy's bro who is a teacher at TDSB.
He got Covid from work and now recovering.
Heard he had it rough. Think he is 36


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
04/07/21 05:32 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

So what's the deal with getting a vaccine at end of day so they aren't thrown out? How easy is it to get one of those, which kind is it (do they tell you)?

c2k
(Post Master Supreme)
04/07/21 06:01 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: Risky Business
So what's the deal with getting a vaccine at end of day so they aren't thrown out? How easy is it to get one of those, which kind is it (do they tell you)?


It's not that easy to get a freebie jab. They probably have maybe 2 or 3 at the most at the end of the day and it goes to towards the staff who work at the clinic (janitor, front desk workers, staff who work in a building but not directly with the clinic). If you had gone to the clinic in mid-March, it was easier to get one.

The clinics only administers Pfizer or Moderna. AztraZenca is administered at pharmacies.


furball
(Post Master Sr)
04/07/21 06:40 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

You old 45-59 geriatrics, line up in York if your postal matches. Postal codes L4L, L6A, L4K, L4J and L3S.

https://www.cp24.com/mobile/news/york-re...orrow-1.5376647


c2k
(Post Master Supreme)
04/07/21 07:18 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

45? I ain't 45 yet son.

Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
04/07/21 07:22 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: c2k
 Originally Posted By: Risky Business
So what's the deal with getting a vaccine at end of day so they aren't thrown out? How easy is it to get one of those, which kind is it (do they tell you)?


It's not that easy to get a freebie jab. They probably have maybe 2 or 3 at the most at the end of the day and it goes to towards the staff who work at the clinic (janitor, front desk workers, staff who work in a building but not directly with the clinic). If you had gone to the clinic in mid-March, it was easier to get one.

The clinics only administers Pfizer or Moderna. AztraZenca is administered at pharmacies.


My wife's cousin/husband easily got in, I just don't want to drive to High Park for it.


355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
04/07/21 07:52 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Sick Kids is opening ICU beds for adults specifically with covid.
Well, thatís a big deal...


porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
04/07/21 09:15 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: furball
You old 45-59 geriatrics, line up in York if your postal matches. Postal codes L4L, L6A, L4K, L4J and L3S.

https://www.cp24.com/mobile/news/york-re...orrow-1.5376647


My postal code is neighbouring one of those selected areas and nearly all of us shop/school/part time work there. If I lived 3 houses down I could book...if I was 45+




And another full lock down starting tomorrow


furball
(Post Master Sr)
04/07/21 07:33 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Latest briefing COVID deck: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/20586240-20210406_technical-briefing-final-eng

Last slide lists the postal codes where they'll set up those 100 pop-up/mobile sites. They should all be the AstroZeneca vax?


c2k
(Post Master Supreme)
04/08/21 07:19 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: furball
Latest briefing COVID deck: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/20586240-20210406_technical-briefing-final-eng

Last slide lists the postal codes where they'll set up those 100 pop-up/mobile sites. They should all be the AstroZeneca vax?


I'd rather wait longer for Moderna or Pfizer or even J&J. I don't trust AZ enough w/ my life


Simon_the_Pieman
(Post Master Sr)
04/08/21 08:02 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: c2k
 Originally Posted By: furball
Latest briefing COVID deck: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/20586240-20210406_technical-briefing-final-eng

Last slide lists the postal codes where they'll set up those 100 pop-up/mobile sites. They should all be the AstroZeneca vax?


I'd rather wait longer for Moderna or Pfizer or even J&J. I don't trust AZ enough w/ my life


mom got AZ. lets see if she dies.


c2k
(Post Master Supreme)
04/08/21 08:12 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: Simon_the_Pieman
 Originally Posted By: c2k
 Originally Posted By: furball
Latest briefing COVID deck: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/20586240-20210406_technical-briefing-final-eng

Last slide lists the postal codes where they'll set up those 100 pop-up/mobile sites. They should all be the AstroZeneca vax?


I'd rather wait longer for Moderna or Pfizer or even J&J. I don't trust AZ enough w/ my life


mom got AZ. lets see if she dies.


Let's not please. Im happy that your mom received a shot.


Simon_the_Pieman
(Post Master Sr)
04/08/21 08:24 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

me too.

fyi when i took her 2 weeks ago to the pharmacy (etobicoke) it was empty. nobody showed up to their appointments and took my mom in 30 min early.

wonder if its the AZ scare or something else...


c2k
(Post Master Supreme)
04/08/21 09:43 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: Simon_the_Pieman
me too.

fyi when i took her 2 weeks ago to the pharmacy (etobicoke) it was empty. nobody showed up to their appointments and took my mom in 30 min early.

wonder if its the AZ scare or something else...


The media did a great job to scare the bejesus out of me and it's enough for me not want to get AZ.

Nonetheless, the important thing is that your mom got the shot.


porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
04/08/21 10:06 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

My parents got Pfizer last week.
Maybe because it was Good Friday (Apr 2), lots of slots were open to book, and I did it for them on Mar 31.

Ya, I want to get Pfizer too.
Even just for the 90% efficacy.



Many spots available at Wonderland today between 2pm-4pm (59 slots). Not sure which one they use.
https://anc.ca.apm.activecommunities.com...4&viewMode=list



furball
(Post Master Sr)
04/08/21 02:50 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Dropped into Costco ... Ghost town ... they've spent a ton of time shifting products to block off the middle of the shop (clothing), and tons of aisles had stuff blocked off with moving wrap ...

So yeah, they've learned from the bickering from the 2 previous lockdowns re: essential vs non-essential items in stores.



BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
04/08/21 07:15 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Lol people complained so much about fairness, now they can't get anything lol how ironic.
Happy about this move tho. Too much leisure shopping during a pandemic. Only took a year lol


porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
04/08/21 08:30 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Someone posted this on Facebook.
lol, so they are open for knock off candies and drinks?


Hope those small business owners are happy now since they got the upper hand.
At lesat people can call those small stores and pick up an item curb side.
How would one buy a pen from Costco or Dollarama now?


furball
(Post Master Sr)
04/09/21 10:36 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

More photos/vids of this fuckery at Dollarama, Walmart, Costco, etc, here:

https://www.blogto.com/city/2021/04/how-stores-dollarama-costco-blocking-aisles-ontario-lockdown/

Though, TBH, this was supposed to be how it should've been implemented during the first 2 lockdowns, no? Retarded, but the way it was to be?


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
04/09/21 11:33 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

It almost seems like all of these decisions that become our new reality get formulated in a place like this:



loudsubz
(Post Master Supreme)
04/09/21 11:53 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: c2k
 Originally Posted By: furball
Latest briefing COVID deck: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/20586240-20210406_technical-briefing-final-eng

Last slide lists the postal codes where they'll set up those 100 pop-up/mobile sites. They should all be the AstroZeneca vax?


I'd rather wait longer for Moderna or Pfizer or even J&J. I don't trust AZ enough w/ my life


this is the problem, media and people using that as their sole source of info

I was listening to a podcast the other day where they said how the media blew it out of proportion and now we have people waiting and being choosy about which vacinne to get DURING A PANDEMIC

He basically said we should be taking the first one that's available so that we can get this under control

I bet more people died in a car crash going to work in the last week then those who got the vaccine lol


Screamin Type ARGH!
(Post Master Supreme)
04/12/21 09:13 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

my folks covered for shots so glad there.

as for wife and myself, no rush at all. i'm all for vax of estasblish diseases but i'm not running out the door for this one. will wait a bit and see. and yes for this one it's worthwhile being 'choosy' IMO.


loudsubz
(Post Master Supreme)
04/12/21 11:55 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: Screamin Type ARGH!
my folks covered for shots so glad there.

as for wife and myself, no rush at all. i'm all for vax of estasblish diseases but i'm not running out the door for this one. will wait a bit and see. and yes for this one it's worthwhile being 'choosy' IMO.


really?
did you see the stats on AZ? Like 30 people died of 34 million vaccines administered, some silly number.

Lets hope you are one of the lucky ones if you do get the new strain you don't end up needing the ICU


BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
04/12/21 12:05 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: Screamin Type ARGH!
my folks covered for shots so glad there.

as for wife and myself, no rush at all. i'm all for vax of estasblish diseases but i'm not running out the door for this one. will wait a bit and see. and yes for this one it's worthwhile being 'choosy' IMO.


I'm in the same boat here. parents have been vaxed. I don't leave my house or see anyone so I can wait. part of my hesitancy wants to see how they handle the 2nd dose first. I don't know what's up with the 4 months in between doses but i'm thinking they could possibly fuck up administering the second dose they way things are going.


porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
04/12/21 01:03 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Australia just ditched AZ.
Sweden, Germany, France,Spain, Italy, Portugal etc....they all banned it.
US probably won't get it.


Yes, people will be 'choosy'.
I am glad my parents got Pfizer.

Even without the controversial affects.
You still have 35% chance of getting Covid after getting 2 shots of AZ.
Pfizer, just 5%



loudsubz
(Post Master Supreme)
04/12/21 01:13 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

ok so we just keep continuing to live this cartoon episode for as long as possible instead of getting whatever shot is available to us? lol

Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
04/12/21 01:29 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?



Another summer of 'working' from the cottage for the politicians. They will see if they can string it along for next year too.

Boomer life.


porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
04/12/21 02:19 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: loudsubz
ok so we just keep continuing to live this cartoon episode for as long as possible instead of getting whatever shot is available to us? lol


My parents went in expecting to get AZ.
But they were happy when they received Pfizer.



We (most people on this forum) can't even take AZ even if we wanted to.
AZ is not even an option anyway for anyone under 55.
That's how particular this vaccine is.


NACI (National Advisory Committee on Immunization)recommends that AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine should not be used in adults under 55 years of age at this time while the safety signal of Vaccine-Induced Prothrombotic Immune Thrombocytopenia (VIPIT) following vaccination with AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is investigated further. Mar. 29, 2021


355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
04/12/21 05:36 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Sooo... they just shut down in-class school again.

Back to online we go.

I donít blame them for doing this... I blame them for having not vaccinated teachers, ECEs, and other staff so that they could have avoided this.


loudsubz
(Post Master Supreme)
04/13/21 06:37 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: 355-Si
Sooo... they just shut down in-class school again.

Back to online we go.

I donít blame them for doing this... I blame them for having not vaccinated teachers, ECEs, and other staff so that they could have avoided this.


I just love how they were blasting Lecce after the announcement yesterday, basically calling him a bag of $@& lol

I hate how they are so secretive about the whole thing. Emails circulate in the school board before the break starts to take home work sheets and tell kids to take their stuff home etc and we all k kw what that means, yet to the public Ford is telling everyone this is just temp and they will be back to school after the break, just be straight up you and I both know the school will be closed


BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
04/13/21 10:02 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

j&j vaccine halted in USA for blood clotting. Reminder that these vaccine companies are legally not liable for anything that happens to you after taking it. Was part of the clause that let them come out so fast.

355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
04/13/21 08:43 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

So far, half my calls todayís have been Covid... including one which was a cardiac arrest.

A2B-Lexus
(Post Master Supreme)
04/13/21 10:41 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

This 3rd wave with the new strains seems to be exponentially worst. Happy my Mom got her shot.

I am not in a hurry to get my shot only because i can work from home. Get the people who work in the public their shot.....

Was able to get some KN95 at Costco earlier in the week. That stuff fits so much better.


1300cc_Rocket
(Post Master Jr)
04/15/21 11:05 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

What I want to know is what is the general health of the majority of these younger (lets say under 50) Covid patients that are requiring hospitalization or EMT treatment?
They're saying younger patients are requiring hospitalizations, but are they smokers? obese? sedentary lifestyles? Not much about this in the media as these numbers / reports we see daily don't discuss this, just an increase in numbers meant to scare us into compliance....

As for the AZ recommendation to not be given to those under 55, I see this as just playing a numbers game. If you are over 55 you may be statistically more likely to have serious complications from Covid, so take your chances with AZ if its all you can get, however if you're younger take the Covid and statistically you'll survive. Its clearly an inferior vaccination, pretty sad how its being pushed on us like we're in a third world country.

I still debate taking the AZ if I could get it, but having had extremely rare side effects of medications find me, I'm hoping I could wait for one of the better two and battle Covid, were it to find its way into me.



355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
04/16/21 01:23 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

I almost intubated someone in the hallway of the hospital tonight because there were no rooms available for their acuity level (they were very sick and covid+.)

It doesnít matter whether the person has comorbidities. Theyíre sick and Iím seeing it more and more.
Iíve already brought 4 people who are now in the ICU over the past 3 shifts.
Toronto has dropped to code zero on multiple occasions the past shifts Iíve been working, that means no available ambos.
The problem is not you getting sick anymore and it isnít the comprbidities.

The problem is the ICU is packed and theyíre maintaining intubated patients in a holding pattern in the EMRG, waiting to go up.
In doing so, I was with my covid + patient for almost 4 hours on to the point I almost intubated them.

A seizing patient brought in by EMS had to bring the patient into a room with a dead (pronounced) covid patient who had just been pronounced 20 minutes prior and hospital environmental services and body removal hadnít cleaned the room or moved the body.

Iíll also say the patients Iíve been transporting are in fact younger with little to no known health issues.
My partner and I used to cancel about 90% of our covid patients. That percentage has heavily shifted.

Today we had a person with an oxygen saturation of 8% with a good wave form. That patient will die in ICU.

Donít worry about the media... just hope Ford does two things: vaccinate and get people their sick days.

Itís not about lockdowns (wonít work) and itís not about stay at home(wonít work.)

Iím 15h23m into my shift right now, sorry for the rant.

The media is fucking stupid and the narrative is all wrong.

If you have Instagram or Twitter, follow Dr.Warner from Michael Garron Hospital. He will explain this all.


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
04/16/21 04:12 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: 1300cc_Rocket

As for the AZ recommendation to not be given to those under 55, I see this as just playing a numbers game. If you are over 55 you may be statistically more likely to have serious complications from Covid, so take your chances with AZ if its all you can get, however if you're younger take the Covid and statistically you'll survive. Its clearly an inferior vaccination, pretty sad how its being pushed on us like we're in a third world country.

I still debate taking the AZ if I could get it, but having had extremely rare side effects of medications find me, I'm hoping I could wait for one of the better two and battle Covid, were it to find its way into me.



Good to see you post, I am pretty aligned with you.

For example the JJ vaccine and the apparent "blood clots", i think the risk is something like 6/1,000,000 and of the 6 blood clots only 1 was a death. On a risk adjusted basis how is this even an issue and why would they cancel the vaccine when covid in absolute numbers is something like 100x relatively more dangerous than a blood clot.

In a long winded way if I had the option to vaccinate vs. not and JJ was the only thing available I'd consider it long and hard.


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
04/16/21 04:15 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: 355-Si
I almost intubated someone in the hallway of the hospital tonight because there were no rooms available for their acuity level (they were very sick and covid+.)

It doesnít matter whether the person has comorbidities. Theyíre sick and Iím seeing it more and more.
Iíve already brought 4 people who are now in the ICU over the past 3 shifts.
Toronto has dropped to code zero on multiple occasions the past shifts Iíve been working, that means no available ambos.
The problem is not you getting sick anymore and it isnít the comprbidities.

The problem is the ICU is packed and theyíre maintaining intubated patients in a holding pattern in the EMRG, waiting to go up.
In doing so, I was with my covid + patient for almost 4 hours on to the point I almost intubated them.

A seizing patient brought in by EMS had to bring the patient into a room with a dead (pronounced) covid patient who had just been pronounced 20 minutes prior and hospital environmental services and body removal hadnít cleaned the room or moved the body.

Iíll also say the patients Iíve been transporting are in fact younger with little to no known health issues.
My partner and I used to cancel about 90% of our covid patients. That percentage has heavily shifted.

Today we had a person with an oxygen saturation of 8% with a good wave form. That patient will die in ICU.

Donít worry about the media... just hope Ford does two things: vaccinate and get people their sick days.

Itís not about lockdowns (wonít work) and itís not about stay at home(wonít work.)

Iím 15h23m into my shift right now, sorry for the rant.

The media is fucking stupid and the narrative is all wrong.

If you have Instagram or Twitter, follow Dr.Warner from Michael Garron Hospital. He will explain this all.


jfc

This is starting a lot like when this whole thing started, no one knows wtf is going on with this virus.


1300cc_Rocket
(Post Master Jr)
04/16/21 07:44 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

I mean no disrespect to the virus, it's severity and it's ability to change course to effecting younger people more severely. By no means do I feel immune to it despite not having any known comorbidities and I'm not a super fit athlete or gym rat myself. I consider locating the AZ everyday, because it might be better than nothing, but given the numbers driven recommendations, i think for many, waiting for the more proven vaccines seems like something you or your family could beat yourself up about less were something to go wrong leading to your demise (with either the vaccine or the virus).

I remember at the beginning of all this they were mentioning confirmed cases and assumed cases , and I know this had a lot to do with the lack of testing, but I felt those numbers were powerful and wonder why they aren't reporting those numbers today, as I'm sure there is a way to scientifically guess what the Actual cases are based on the amount of people that are still asymptomatic in random testing.

Sorry to you 355-Si and all other health care workers that have to deal with this longer because of our government's failure to procure or produce quality vaccines sooner. Thanks for your continued hard work.


355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
04/16/21 09:52 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Iím sorry for ranting, it was late and these shifts have been really long.
My shifts this set are Tuesday to today from 11am to 11pm.
So far in the first three shifts, Iíve accrued 11.5 hours of end of shift overtime because the state of the EMS system is being weighed down (as is the hospital system.). I was tired and irritable. My bad.


I have one more shift today, it starts in 10 minutes.

I canít speak to the number of cases provincially, but I can certainly say that every Toronto medic has felt the shift in highly acute sick people who are covid positive in the past 2 weeks.

Was talking to a York medic yesterday and she said Markham Stouffville is falling apart, Mackenzie Health and Southlake are overridden and that Michael Cortelucci opened up all their ICU beds and York thought it would alleviate pressure on their system but it filled so fast when patients from surrounding hospitals had to transfer there and theyíre back to bursting at the seams. That was news to me. I always thought York was doing better (because it hasnít been mentioned in the news as much lately.)


BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
04/16/21 10:04 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: 1300cc_Rocket
What I want to know is what is the general health of the majority of these younger (lets say under 50) Covid patients that are requiring hospitalization or EMT treatment?
They're saying younger patients are requiring hospitalizations, but are they smokers? obese? sedentary lifestyles? Not much about this in the media as these numbers / reports we see daily don't discuss this, just an increase in numbers meant to scare us into compliance....

It does t matter what their general health is. Bottom line is people are getting sick. It's impossible to isolate the well healthy from obese smokers. This shit is highly contagious. As much as I'd like to distrust the media. The facts are out there. Remember this is a global pandemic not just USA and Canada.


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
04/16/21 04:22 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

wow, wtf

"Ontario gives police authority to stop vehicles, ask people purpose of travel"


355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
04/16/21 05:38 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

No cop should enforce that... not a single one.

porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
04/16/21 06:04 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

well, people have been ignoring this "Stay Home" order.
The driving range by my place is always full, nearby parks are full of cars.

It's finally time to do something.
FUck "my rights".
That's what's causing this drag.


Australia did a heavy intensive lock down in the beginning.
People were angry.
But they are now almost Covid free with only 29,000 Total Cases.

It's too late for us now, but whatever encourages people to stop fool around, I am good with it.

Even with this new authority, you know most cops won't do anything.
We are sick of this.

You don't like it, but the best way to beat Covid is going full Communist mode.
Countries that had heavy restrictions in the beginning, they are sitting at restaurants with friends today.



Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
04/16/21 07:06 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Right, going full "communist mode" will show that virus. NOW it will work for sure.

How about getting vaccines available for the public?


porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
04/16/21 07:15 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

It IS very late.

But We can't get enough vaccine, so that's the next "best" thing.

My friends dad's long waited heart valve replacement surgery just got cancelled.
It was supposed to be today....


c2k
(Post Master Supreme)
04/16/21 07:50 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

I got my first vaccine dose tonight and my next appointment for the second shot is.......... August? Does that seem right? It's so far out.

porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
04/16/21 07:57 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

No, that's not right...but that's what they do.
It should be around 30 days.

They chose to give the majority the 1st shots than some two shots.


BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
04/16/21 08:23 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: porschetr
well, people have been ignoring this "Stay Home" order.
The driving range by my place is always full, nearby parks are full of cars.

It's finally time to do something.
FUck "my rights".
That's what's causing this drag.


Australia did a heavy intensive lock down in the beginning.
People were angry.
But they are now almost Covid free with only 29,000 Total Cases.

It's too late for us now, but whatever encourages people to stop fool around, I am good with it.

Even with this new authority, you know most cops won't do anything.
We are sick of this.

You don't like it, but the best way to beat Covid is going full Communist mode.
Countries that had heavy restrictions in the beginning, they are sitting at restaurants with friends today.



agree with all of this. just be glad we're not like brazil at 3000 deaths a day. lol


A2B-Lexus
(Post Master Supreme)
04/16/21 08:36 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

i am just glad my mom and her boyfriend got it. At least I don't have to worry as much for them.

I am fortunately my job can be done virtually. We need vaccines for those who can't work from home. Sad so many lives are lost because or government sucks


355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
04/16/21 09:40 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: porschetr
It IS very late.

But We can't get enough vaccine, so that's the next "best" thing.

My friends dad's long waited heart valve replacement surgery just got cancelled.
It was supposed to be today....

Iím really sorry to hear this man.
Last year my uncle was supposed to have a procedure done to excise a tumour, it was cancelled because of covidís toll on the system.

He passed away in July.

There are so many of these stories out there.


porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
04/17/21 12:49 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Ya it really sucks.
She is devastated and posted a self video in tears.
I would be too if my parent's life saving surgery was cancelled.


355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
04/17/21 02:52 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Worked 64 hours in 4 shifts this week.
Off for the weekend before going back in for 4 nights.

There is more covid for sure. Virtually everyone under 60.
Stay safe and healthy everyone... and take care of your mental health. Get outside and exercise... go for a walk with your family.


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
04/17/21 04:53 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Playgrounds closed
Playgrounds open

fucking idiots


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
04/17/21 05:44 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Even the cops are mocking this insanity

https://twitter.com/TPSChrisBoddy/status/1383509827784085507?s=20



porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
04/17/21 08:12 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: 355-Si
Worked 64 hours in 4 shifts this week.
Off for the weekend before going back in for 4 nights.

There is more covid for sure. Virtually everyone under 60.
Stay safe and healthy everyone... and take care of your mental health. Get outside and exercise... go for a walk with your family.


Sounds exhausting man.
Thanks for doing what you do!

Dang, just learned my buddyís cousin who I know pretty well and used to be my neighbour got it too.
She is a cancer patient in her 50ís.

Getting closer to me inch by inch.
Last week was my other buddyís brother.


Hatorade
(Post Master Supreme)
04/18/21 06:33 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: porschetr
Ya it really sucks.
She is devastated and posted a self video in tears.
I would be too if my parent's life saving surgery was cancelled.


That is horrible. Feel so bad for your friend. I donít understand why stories like this isnít making the news more. So many people now are being diagnosed with late stage cancer and the list goes on and on. This is some 3rd world shit Canada.


Simon_the_Pieman
(Post Master Sr)
04/18/21 07:15 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

https://www.cp24.com/news/ontario-lowering-age-cutoff-for-astrazeneca-vaccine-to-40-1.5392496

who wants to get it with me?


robbbby
(Post Master Supreme)
04/19/21 07:30 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

I'm 40+ but I'm passing on AZ

Senor Eduardo_82
(Post Master Supreme)
04/19/21 08:14 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: Simon_the_Pieman
https://www.cp24.com/news/ontario-lowering-age-cutoff-for-astrazeneca-vaccine-to-40-1.5392496

who wants to get it with me?


Already booked for 10:00 Tuesday morning.


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
04/19/21 08:29 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

You are 40 AND you are back?

#blessedMonday


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
04/19/21 11:27 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

So people who got 'vaccinated' at Mackenzie health got saline shots? WTF

LNXGUY
(Post Master Supreme)
04/19/21 12:26 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: Risky Business
So people who got 'vaccinated' at Mackenzie health got saline shots? WTF


What?!?!


Big Tasty
(Post Master Supreme)
04/19/21 02:10 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: LNXGUY
 Originally Posted By: Risky Business
So people who got 'vaccinated' at Mackenzie health got saline shots? WTF


What?!?!


https://twitter.com/MackenzieHealth/status/1384205991772704775/photo/1


BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
04/19/21 02:42 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Some incompetence right there

porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
04/19/21 04:26 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Yay for the Canadian Health standards.
Older friend got the vaccine at the pharmacy, and they bruised the fuck out of her arm. Punctured vein or something. She had to go to the doctor next day.

Mom got an MRI done last week. Someone almost injected her with something that she didn't need. Another nurse came to the room with a chart, and stopped the other nurse as he was preparing the needle.
I mean it can happen in any country...but why so many around me??

Now student nurses are on the field, things can go wrong more often.
https://globalnews.ca/news/7763675/toron...student-nurses/


We don't have enough vaccines, don't have enough nurses, don't have ICU beds ...



A2B-Lexus
(Post Master Supreme)
04/19/21 09:51 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Yup.....+40 dude here and took the AZ. Considering the hospitals are busting at the seams, rather just take something and get over with.

So far so good. Still 11 fingers.


furball
(Post Master Sr)
04/20/21 08:24 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Just signed up to be notified by Rexall or Shoppers Drug Mart ...

Yeah it's for Astra, if I had a choice I'd choose the other 2, but ... here we go.

I was just messaging with a cousin of mine, she's in a childcare setting, and 2 aging parents ... Just found out she's anti-vax'ish ... Full of conspiracy theory shit, worried about the 'variants' and 'holding off' .... wtf...


furball
(Post Master Sr)
04/20/21 08:29 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

For archival purposes: CDC indicating sanitizing surfaces is pretty much waste of time: https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/19/health/cdc-covid-guidelines-cleaning/index.html

Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
04/20/21 08:50 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: A2B-Lexus
Yup.....+40 dude here and took the AZ. Considering the hospitals are busting at the seams, rather just take something and get over with.

So far so good. Still 11 fingers.



How diligent are they with checking ID and age? I am 37, wonder if I can get in?


porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
04/20/21 09:42 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

York region's hot spot is now 35 years old and up.
I should bring my old ID with the qualified postal code lol.
I still live across the street from the hot spot.


SharpSpoon
(Post Master Sr)
04/20/21 11:04 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Peel to force businesses with 5+ cases to close. As much as this may help, this is as much of a punishment to businesses that truly make an effort to provide appropriate measures and have employees that are not cautious outside the workplace. Why can we not prioritize vaccines to essential workers instead of "hot spots"? Ex. i know people that work at home all day, live in a hot spot, and would be eligible for the vaccine over an essential worker.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/peel-covid-businesses-closed-section-22-1.5994257


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
04/20/21 11:45 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Meanwhile we keep importing mutating variants of covid into the country from India. But that's not the issue, close more businesses instead:

https://twitter.com/BenRabidoux/status/1384475467156164610?s=20


porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
04/20/21 11:48 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

That would make too much sense.

Meanwhile in America...
Ford Motors to offer on site vaccination for employees
https://auto.hindustantimes.com/auto/new...8888554329.html


A2B-Lexus
(Post Master Supreme)
04/20/21 06:08 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: Risky Business
 Originally Posted By: A2B-Lexus
Yup.....+40 dude here and took the AZ. Considering the hospitals are busting at the seams, rather just take something and get over with.

So far so good. Still 11 fingers.



How diligent are they with checking ID and age? I am 37, wonder if I can get in?


There is forms to sign and i entered my health card which they probably reference to check the age.

Woke up at 5 am last night. Felt like I was on fire. I had a 38 degree fever. Today, took Tylenol every 4 hours but still feeling chills.

I could have taken a day off but with 2 kids, I was better to "work" than take a sick day.


Simon_the_Pieman
(Post Master Sr)
04/20/21 07:05 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

do you feel a lil weaker than usual?
my moms had same, fever and chills day after.
but was strong like bull the day after that.

i signed up at a couple of pharmas, still waiting for the confirm...


A2B-Lexus
(Post Master Supreme)
04/20/21 08:35 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

I felt ok....just tired but could be from not getting good sleep.

I hope i feel better tomorrow. My brother was wiped out and was in bed for most of the day.


Screamin Type ARGH!
(Post Master Supreme)
04/21/21 08:01 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: Risky Business
Meanwhile we keep importing mutating variants of covid into the country from India. But that's not the issue, close more businesses instead:

https://twitter.com/BenRabidoux/status/1384475467156164610?s=20


dude this pisses me off to no end. fucking ford is an idiot sure but trudeau the pansy fucktart needed to stop incoming flights ever since last year as SOON as we started spiking back up in fall/winter (before dec ideally). even if he had shut that shit in jan we would be way better off.

yet the close biz, fams/kids/people lives rekt daily all for what? the spread ain't coming from going to these fucking places. it's fucked. so fucked. i'm all for trusting science but this idiot gov is handling 'their science' all wrong.

as for vax, yeah i'll wait thank you very much.


Senor Eduardo_82
(Post Master Supreme)
04/21/21 03:07 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: A2B-Lexus
I felt ok....just tired but could be from not getting good sleep.

I hope i feel better tomorrow. My brother was wiped out and was in bed for most of the day.


Got my jab yesterday morning and pretty much the same. Chills started in the evening and through the night last night. Friends who also got it yesterday all had the same experience. 24 hours later and I'm feeling a lot better now.

These side effects are way better than having COVID.


Senor Eduardo_82
(Post Master Supreme)
04/21/21 03:10 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: Simon_the_Pieman
i signed up at a couple of pharmas, still waiting for the confirm...


I did a bunch of pharma pre-reg last week, booked the first one that contacted me on Sunday evening. All week I've been getting contacted by more of them. If they're using a good system I bet you'll be hearing something soon.


furball
(Post Master Sr)
04/22/21 09:02 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Guy at work just flew into India, working remotely for 2 mths to care for his mom ... he's in a southern state, so not 30% positivity rate-Delhi...

India recorded the/their highest rate of Covid infection .. 315k, in a single day .. https://twitter.com/CNN/status/1385121033439612928

Brampton positivity rate @ 22.4%, Ontario averaging 7.9%. https://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/da...ool?tab=summary

Meanwhile Dehi is 30% ... https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/indi...ow/82146486.cms

This is how he was dressed at Pearson ...


BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
04/22/21 10:05 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

lol if I was going to India right now, i'd be full hazmat too. double mutant strain about to pop off there.

Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
04/22/21 10:34 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Yet we keep letting more people from India fly into pearson that are confirmed covididiots.

Why?


Screamin Type ARGH!
(Post Master Supreme)
04/22/21 10:39 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?



zaius
(Post Master Sr)
04/22/21 10:48 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/c...-covid-hotspots

 Quote:
Air Canada flight crew members reported to the Toronto Sun that thereís widespread anxiety concerning flights from Delhi ó which since February, has grown into Canadaís single-highest source of international passengers infected with the potentially deadly respiratory disease.

At least half of the four-daily non-stop flights from Indiaís capital this month carried COVID-positive passengers, according to information posted online by Health Canada.

Between April 1-19, both Air Canada and Air India operated 47 infected flights from Delhi to Canadian airports.

Indiaís second wave ó fuelled by the virulent ďĎdouble-mutantĒ B.1.617 variant ó has unleashed a nightmare in the South Asian country with 300,000 new cases reported on Wednesday.


The 166 infected international flights that landed in Canada so far this month include 27 from the United States, 14 from Paris, 13 from Doha, Qatar, and eight from Frankfurt ó destinations served by Air Canada.

One crew member told the Sun Delhi-assigned crews are fearful as they watch co-workers book off to quarantine or recover from COVID ó a sentiment shared by their union, which has fielded ďmultipleĒ complaints from members regarding those flights.


zaius
(Post Master Sr)
04/22/21 10:51 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

https://twitter.com/HRHospital/status/1385248150559023104

No line at Downsview Arena pop-up clinic. 600 does of #AstraZeneca available today. First come first serve. Since there is no line, they will now take any #Toronto resident, regardless of area code, 40+. Only for TORONTO residents. Must show proof of address. #vaccine #vaccines


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
04/22/21 10:51 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: Screamin Type ARGH!


HBD man, no better thread to celebrate in than the covidiot thread.


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
04/22/21 10:51 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: zaius
https://twitter.com/HRHospital/status/1385248150559023104

No line at Downsview Arena pop-up clinic. 600 does of #AstraZeneca available today. First come first serve. Since there is no line, they will now take any #Toronto resident, regardless of area code, 40+. Only for TORONTO residents. Must show proof of address. #vaccine #vaccines


Do not qualify \:\|


zaius
(Post Master Sr)
04/22/21 03:45 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

yo risky, try here

https://www.costcopharmacy.ca/appointment

my buddy was able to book in Ajax


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
04/22/21 04:13 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Under 40?

c2k
(Post Master Supreme)
04/22/21 04:47 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: Risky Business
Under 40?


Just try and book. Worse case scenario is that they can say "no you cannot get the shot". At this point, you really have nothing to lose but to gain.


c2k
(Post Master Supreme)
04/22/21 04:50 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: zaius
https://twitter.com/HRHospital/status/1385248150559023104

No line at Downsview Arena pop-up clinic. 600 does of #AstraZeneca available today. First come first serve. Since there is no line, they will now take any #Toronto resident, regardless of area code, 40+. Only for TORONTO residents. Must show proof of address. #vaccine #vaccines


Huge thanks for this post, I passed along the information to a friend of mine and she was able to get the shot today.


Senor Eduardo_82
(Post Master Supreme)
04/22/21 05:17 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: Risky Business
Under 40?


For under 40 and not in a hotspot at home or work, and not fitting into any other phase 2 category, it's going to be a few more weeks. There's a strong push to get the hotspot neighbourhoods and workplaces taken care of ASAP. Then there's still a whackload of priority groups (essential workers, teachers, at-risk medical conditions, etc.). I think the best hope to get in sooner is if the age threshold for the AZ shot is lowered again, possibly to 30+ as it is in the UK.

The good news is our supply of Pfizer is going up for all of May, then further up in June. And we're starting to see J&J shots coming next week.


porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
04/22/21 07:23 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

So all planes from India/Pakistan is banned for 30 days.

I did some research and airlines are actually not re-protecting them via other countries. So, passenger from India won't be able to switch their direct DEL-YYZ to DEL - Germnay - Canada.

Their current tickets are only good for India-Canada direct flights in the future. or refund/keep for credit.

They were able to switch tickets last year when we banned direct flights from China. It was free.
So a lot of passengers from China made a stop in Korea, Thailand, Japan etc and still came in.

And negative Covid test result from India or Pakistan is not recognized in Canada.




A2B-Lexus
(Post Master Supreme)
04/23/21 01:15 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

if they did this in the beginning, we wouldn't be as fxxked as we are now

c2k
(Post Master Supreme)
04/23/21 06:09 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Vas...

You can get the AZ soon

https://toronto.citynews.ca/2021/04/23/a...s-30-naci-says/


furball
(Post Master Sr)
04/26/21 08:58 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Been getting pressure from wife to get a shot, any shot, because in Halton we're still at the 55+ age group.

I looked at Vaccine Hunters on Twitter, and ended up getting an Astra shot in Sauga Shoppers Drug Mart. (30 min drive + 45 min wait outside + 30 min inside)

The rest of the process is now confusing. Because I don't have a 2nd dose appointment, I have no idea wtf I do. I assume because this is a walk-in appt, I assume for the second dose I have to rush/find my own 2nd dose appt in about 4 mths.


c2k
(Post Master Supreme)
04/27/21 05:53 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: furball
Been getting pressure from wife to get a shot, any shot, because in Halton we're still at the 55+ age group.

I looked at Vaccine Hunters on Twitter, and ended up getting an Astra shot in Sauga Shoppers Drug Mart. (30 min drive + 45 min wait outside + 30 min inside)

The rest of the process is now confusing. Because I don't have a 2nd dose appointment, I have no idea wtf I do. I assume because this is a walk-in appt, I assume for the second dose I have to rush/find my own 2nd dose appt in about 4 mths.


You may be able to get the second shot sooner rather than later.


Simon_the_Pieman
(Post Master Sr)
04/27/21 06:07 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

got my AZ today. feel normal, we'll see how tmrw goes...

c2k
(Post Master Supreme)
04/28/21 05:31 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: Simon_the_Pieman
got my AZ today. feel normal, we'll see how tmrw goes...




any updates on how you're feeling so far?


Simon_the_Pieman
(Post Master Sr)
04/28/21 07:17 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

feel good. no fever. no weakness.

did a good workout last night too. sweating like a mofo. i figured getting the blood circulating might help. took a tylenol before bed as a precaution.

only weird thing is i woke up and saw a slight skin discoloration (darker) on my brow. as if i was wearing a baseball cap all day, across my forehead. i'll monitor it and see if it fades away.


furball
(Post Master Sr)
04/28/21 08:02 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

I had my Astra shot on a Sunday afternoon.

I had my typical 'flu shot' symptoms, but more intense, and longer (2-3x as long):
- sore arm
- sensitive skin pretty much full body (like a sunburn)
- tired ....

It's Wed AM and my arm is still sore.

Wife said to NOT take any Tylenol etc during the first 1-2 days, as it'll decrease the immune response or something? ...


Simon_the_Pieman
(Post Master Sr)
04/28/21 09:34 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: furball

Wife said to NOT take any Tylenol etc during the first 1-2 days, as it'll decrease the immune response or something? ...


interesting. pharma tech said take tylenol or advil for fever/pain but didnt mention a time when or when not to.

did a virtual doc call online and they said if my skin isnt painful or itchy the discoloration isnt anything to be concerned about. just to monitor it.

hope you feel better furball!


furball
(Post Master Sr)
04/28/21 10:59 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Yeah, the Pharmer also told me to same.

Quick search as to why NOT to take Tylenol after vaccine, returns this layman article: https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/fever-reducers-covid-vaccinations-1.5912295

 Originally Posted By: Simon_the_Pieman
pharma tech said take tylenol or advil for fever/pain but didnt mention a time when or when not to.


porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
05/01/21 08:46 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Got Pfizer about 24 hours ago.
Don't have any symptoms.
My arm currently feels like I just had an ordinary needle 30 minutes ago.
Very minor soreness if I touch the area.

Feel bad for the volunteers/workers at the register.
A number of people trying to convince that they are eligible for it, arguing for minutes.
Took only about 30 seconds to process mine.
Some people were there forever.

Restaurant worker was one. The other girl was saying she lives in the hot spot with mom, but she hasn't changed her address..






Cee_mon
(Post Master Sr)
05/01/21 11:23 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

I did moderna last week. Sore arm for 2 days. Was also told not to take tylenol or advil.

Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
05/01/21 01:47 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Where did you get the moderna? Hospital? Are you high risk?


Cee_mon
(Post Master Sr)
05/01/21 05:34 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

38 years old. Wife is due in 3 weeks at the time. They did it for her and me as her primary care giver and was given at Sperling drive clinic in barrie. Wife is high risk and they actually asked her to call me to come in.

The Postman
(Post Master Sr)
05/02/21 01:21 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Wifes ICU is currently at 21 COVID+. 17 from the GTA lol.

Her ER which normally has about 16 RNs, has been trying to run with 12-13. Lots of sick calls, personal days, stress. Her Manager has basically checked out.

Had a family of 8 come all the way from Brampton. All of them positive.

Mental health has sky rocked. Lots of ODs, alcohol poisoning, I wanna kill myself. Plus all the regulars, normal patients from accidents, injuries, normal sick people.

Shes been an RN for 18 years now and always loved it. The past few months especially being locked down, no gyms, restaurants, malls and no travel, shes really starting to get stressed and upset regularly. The bottle of tequila I bought last week was gone in a few nights.

On a positve note, Im getting my vaccine this week. AZ but Im not waiting around for another one.


BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
05/02/21 08:31 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Why is Canada the only country in the world experimenting with second dose times. 4 month from 2 week recommendation. Seems like a bad move that could potentially blow up in our face.

porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
05/02/21 09:13 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: BroKe
Why is Canada the only country in the world experimenting with second dose times. 4 month from 2 week recommendation. Seems like a bad move that could potentially blow up in our face.


Not enough vaccines.
Even with just one shot, most people will avoid death or hospitalization if they catch COVID.
So they rather have everyone with the first dose than some people with two doses.


BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
05/02/21 11:24 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: porschetr
 Originally Posted By: BroKe
Why is Canada the only country in the world experimenting with second dose times. 4 month from 2 week recommendation. Seems like a bad move that could potentially blow up in our face.


Not enough vaccines.
Even with just one shot, most people will avoid death or hospitalization if they catch COVID.
So they rather have everyone with the first dose than some people with two doses.



For how long though? First shot starts wearing off over time. If the manufacturer recommends 3 weeks and you go 4 months, that sounds like gamble to me. Only country in the world to do this. Untested. Smh


BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
05/02/21 11:29 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Edit: after some research it looks like they maybe be shortening the time in between. Good.

Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
05/02/21 05:45 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

On Tuesday they are opening vaccinations for those in Markham that are 35+, only certain postal codes. Mine isn't on it \:\|

Also is there a rule of thumb or a way to find out what vaccine is administered prior to booking a place? Is it disclosed up front, do I need to call and ask?


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
05/02/21 05:49 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Never mind, looks like I can get it based on "where I work" and they disclosed it's Pfizer or Moderna.

Let's see if I can get it this week.


porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
05/02/21 06:20 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Ontario is opening up for any adult who lives or works in hot spots starting tomorrow.


furball
(Post Master Sr)
05/03/21 07:42 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Amazon Prime Delivery has extended their delivery to ~4-5 days ...

OH NO I can't get my Lightning cables in time!

It's more the fact they're finally shutting down large facilities with outbreaks... Amazon, Canada Post Gateway facility, etc...


BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
05/03/21 07:50 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Still can't believe we wasted an entire year of doing nothing about it until now. Praying they don't fuck it up with reopening shit too early and second dose distribution

Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
05/03/21 08:54 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: BroKe
Still can't believe we wasted an entire year of doing nothing about it until now. Praying they don't fuck it up with reopening shit too early and second dose distribution


Curious, for someone as vocal as you have you been vaccinated yet?


SuPeR-MaRiO
(Post Master Sr)
05/03/21 09:01 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: BroKe
Still can't believe we wasted an entire year of doing nothing about it until now.

Care to elaborate? I'm not saying this past year has gone smoothly, but I'm curious as to how you define "doing nothing".


BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
05/03/21 09:58 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: Risky Business
 Originally Posted By: BroKe
Still can't believe we wasted an entire year of doing nothing about it until now. Praying they don't fuck it up with reopening shit too early and second dose distribution


Curious, for someone as vocal as you have you been vaccinated yet?


no, its not my turn yet. I'm not going to region hop, or wait in line or even run around to fight for it. I will register when online booking becomes available for me. I haven't left my house in over a year. I hope these ppl that are scurring to get their first dose don't get too lax either


BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
05/03/21 10:07 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: SuPeR-MaRiO
 Originally Posted By: BroKe
Still can't believe we wasted an entire year of doing nothing about it until now.

Care to elaborate? I'm not saying this past year has gone smoothly, but I'm curious as to how you define "doing nothing".


took too long to close boarders, kept loosening lockdown restrictions way too early, took too long to start enforcing any orders. took too long to look at businesses and schools as places of transmission. had a entire year to plan vaccination roll out and yet we have people waiting in line for 5 hours. and the main thing was not enough public education on covid, which is why why have people protesting over it. saying masks aren't needed then needed, down playing covid at first. I was tracking covid from china back in NOV 2019 and purchased n95 masks back then because I knew it was coming due to chinese new year and such. and who TF am I? nobody. whole government was in denile for the longest time. and i've said this before but it has to do with alot of privilege and entitlement.


porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
05/03/21 11:45 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Doug Ford wanst to tighten up the border.
Trudeau still claiming Covid cases coming from abroad is extremely low and won't action any further.

"Extremely low" number of those people are still spreading new variants and won't be extremely low if they keep coming in.


robbbby
(Post Master Supreme)
05/03/21 03:43 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: BroKe
I haven't left my house in over a year.


This absolutely boggles my mind. How old are you?


BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
05/03/21 06:21 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: robbbby
 Originally Posted By: BroKe
I haven't left my house in over a year.


This absolutely boggles my mind. How old are you?


not literally lol. I still go get food, but I got laid off a year ago so I haven't been going out really. haven't seen my friends in a year lol


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
05/03/21 06:29 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

so....like what do you do to keep busy?

Are you inventing a cure for cancer?


BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
05/03/21 07:19 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: Risky Business
so....like what do you do to keep busy?

Are you inventing a cure for cancer?


working out lol I was over weight going into this and now i'm the lightest i've ever been in my adult life. its boring sometimes but I actually enjoy not having anything to do. blessing and a curse I guess.


The Postman
(Post Master Sr)
05/03/21 08:17 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Im the total opposite. Im out and about daily like nothing has changed.

355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
05/03/21 09:05 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: Risky Business
On Tuesday they are opening vaccinations for those in Markham that are 35+, only certain postal codes. Mine isn't on it \:\|

Also is there a rule of thumb or a way to find out what vaccine is administered prior to booking a place? Is it disclosed up front, do I need to call and ask?


Just ask, theyíre required to tell you if you ask.


robbbby
(Post Master Supreme)
05/04/21 08:19 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: The Postman
Im the total opposite. Im out and about daily like nothing has changed.


Iím the exact same way, nothing has changed besides not being able to go the the US for me.

Just to make it clear, Iím not criticizing broke or anyone who is in full lockdown mode, I just think the extreme paranoia some people have is crazy.


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
05/04/21 08:27 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Same, I go to my isolated office every day. The 10 min commute in itself is something I look forward to in Sport +. Can't do the work from home, would go insane.

c2k
(Post Master Supreme)
05/04/21 08:51 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

out and about daily? you guys going to pubs, coffee shops, gyms, automotive shops to shoot the shit, play golf, etc?

Not being able to play Golf pissed me off as it's my "quiet time".


porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
05/04/21 09:44 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: robbbby
 Originally Posted By: The Postman
Im the total opposite. Im out and about daily like nothing has changed.


Iím the exact same way, nothing has changed besides not being able to go the the US for me.

Just to make it clear, Iím not criticizing broke or anyone who is in full lockdown mode, I just think the extreme paranoia some people have is crazy.


So you guys hang out with buddies/other couples/ cousins and visit illegally opened businesses ?
I only hang out with 1 couple and I feel I am taking a risk. We are all vaccinated now however.

Turned out the cousin of my buddy who are distantly neighbour to me visited laser hair removal place during the lockdown and caught Covid there. It was at someone's basement and the owners family upstairs was a Covid patient. She ended up in oxygen supply and 3 of her family all tested positive. She just got out of the hospital last week.

You never know which family member/ friend made an idiot move.


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
05/04/21 10:39 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

I go to 3 places with regularity. Office (solo)/Parks(kids)/No Frills

Shame me.





Simon_the_Pieman
(Post Master Sr)
05/04/21 12:28 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: c2k
out and about daily? you guys going to pubs, coffee shops, gyms, automotive shops to shoot the shit, play golf, etc?

Not being able to play Golf pissed me off as it's my "quiet time".


golf courses should be open tbh. they could just change the rules to only let people play solo.


for me, since i work in an industry that requires myself to be out and about, i have no choice. either that or close up shop. being diligent and taking precautions obviously. i must say that i am not looking forward to going back to regular traffic. the roads have been lovely lmao.


porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
05/04/21 01:09 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: Risky Business
I go to 3 places with regularity. Office (solo)/Parks(kids)/No Frills

Shame me.





You have kids and wife to talk to everyday.


Big Tasty
(Post Master Supreme)
05/04/21 03:12 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Just got the Pfizer shot at a pop-up. Got lucky and hit a slow window, was in and out in about an hour. As I was walking out the building the line up definitely picked up and was snaking around the building.

porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
05/04/21 03:47 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?


This was the line up outside for mine. (and other York Region sites when you book your time slot)

Then inside had the register/checking point and another loop line to get the shot.
Took 25 min + and they have you sit for 15 min before you can leave.




Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
05/04/21 05:41 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

I still can't get an appointment, the only website has been crashing for me and I don't want to register at those 'pop up' ones as they are all AZ. Unless I am doing something wrong. Not in a hot zone postal code.

robbbby
(Post Master Supreme)
05/04/21 06:07 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: Risky Business
I still can't get an appointment, the only website has been crashing for me and I don't want to register at those 'pop up' ones as they are all AZ. Unless I am doing something wrong. Not in a hot zone postal code.


Are they still doing AZ?
I've read that supply of AZ has pretty much run dry.
And now because of shortages they want to mix and match.


Raocorp
(Post Master Sr)
05/05/21 12:55 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

i'm in a hot spot and was finally able to book an appt on monday when it opened up online. I waited in a virtual line for about 2hrs to be able to book my appt but I was working from home anyway so I didn't really care. Appt is 2 weeks out but thats ok, I don't mind.

I'm still doing the groceries only thing but i've become used to it so it doesn't even phase me anymore. Been working from home for over 1yr now, again, used to it. I think I've said before that my home work setup is far superior to my work work setup so I'd rather work from home now. Plus the commute time and cost savings is huge. If everything could go back to normal and I could continue working from home I'd be happy like a pig in shit.


Senor Eduardo_82
(Post Master Supreme)
05/05/21 08:52 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: Risky Business
I still can't get an appointment, the only website has been crashing for me and I don't want to register at those 'pop up' ones as they are all AZ. Unless I am doing something wrong. Not in a hot zone postal code.


I think there might be some misunderstanding here. AZ can only be given to those who are aged 40+ in Ontario, so any pop-up that does not specifically say 40+ has to be giving Moderna of Pfizer. I have seen very few 40+ pop-ups in the GTA.

What has shifted a lot recently is hot spot pop-ups for 18+ are now serving those who live OR WORK in the hot spot postal codes. So if someone has proof of work in a hot spot (like a pay stub) a vaccine can be had. Between Vaccine Hunters Canada (on Twitter or Discord) and the Reddit master thread in the Toronto sub, it's pretty easy for most folks to find where they are eligible to receive a booking. I've helped quite a few family, friends, and coworkers find bookings using those two tools mostly.

If anyone here would like some support to find a booking please reach out.


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
05/05/21 03:38 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

If you don't mind in passing, if you see something in Markham/Richmond Hill, 35+ with Pfizer/Moderna let me know. I follow the twitter account, but for the most part I am not seeing anything come up for me.

Reddit interface is beyond my IQ, couple of minutes there and I lose my shit.


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
05/05/21 04:05 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Never mind, just booked online.

Senor Eduardo_82
(Post Master Supreme)
05/05/21 04:24 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

You're welcome.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnTpl93q3Bc


Senor Eduardo_82
(Post Master Supreme)
05/05/21 04:27 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

For anyone in Peel, they are opening up bookings tomorrow for EVERYONE 18+. Not just hotspots.... everyone.

https://peelregion.ca/news/archiveitem.asp?year=2021&month=4&day=5&file=202145b.xml


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
05/06/21 05:14 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: Senor Eduardo_82


I guess it's not happening (thought I booked - didn't check out, went back right now to finish and everything is taken). What a cluster fuck of a booking system. Although this was a EUE

Some places that apparently have spots won't let me book because the postal code on my health card isn't a hot spot one and I am trying to use my 'work' postal code. FFS

If you see something for the east let me know.


Senor Eduardo_82
(Post Master Supreme)
05/06/21 08:19 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

York is doing 18+ for those who live or work in the following postal codes:
L0J, L3L, L4H, L4J, L4K, L4L, L6A, L3T, L6B, L6C, L6E, L3S, L4B, L4C, L4E, L9N

Currently there are limited bookings showing for:

Cornell Community Centre (Markham) 1-833-943-3900 (
https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca/

Ray Twinney Complex (Newmarket) 1-844-301-8080
https://yrh.vertoengage.com/

Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital (Vaughan) 1-844-301-8080
https://yrh.vertoengage.com/


All of the info can be found here. Make sure you click on the correct section and refresh frequently.


https://www.york.ca/wps/portal/yorkhome/health/yr/covid-19/covid19vaccinationclinics/




Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
05/06/21 09:30 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

I went to all of those at 5am, all were booked despite the main page showing as appointments were still available.

I will keep checking.


Senor Eduardo_82
(Post Master Supreme)
05/06/21 10:17 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Ray Twinney and Cortellucci add new availability around 11:30 A.M.

Most other sites in York update at 8:30 A.M.


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
05/06/21 10:31 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Links aren't working now, lol clusterfuck.

The Postman
(Post Master Sr)
05/06/21 11:35 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Just got my first AZ. I'll keep you guys posted if I have any side effects.

furball
(Post Master Sr)
05/06/21 11:59 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Holy shit, CloudFlare AND Captcha ... ain't playing around ...

 Quote:


Ray Twinney Complex (Newmarket) 1-844-301-8080
https://yrh.vertoengage.com/

Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital (Vaughan) 1-844-301-8080
https://yrh.vertoengage.com/


BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
05/06/21 01:30 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

can't wait to get pissed off trying to book mine next week lol fukkk

Senor Eduardo_82
(Post Master Supreme)
05/06/21 02:40 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: Risky Business
Links aren't working now, lol clusterfuck.


Soccer City has openings for 35+ (maybe 18+) living or working in:

City of Vaughan postal codes: L0J, L3L, L4H, L4J, L4K, L4L, L6A
City of Markham postal codes: L3T, L6B, L6C, L6E, L3S
City of Richmond Hill postal codes: L4B, L4C, L4E
Town of East Gwillimbury postal code: L9N

https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/soccercity-covid-19-vaccination-clinic-32957385009


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
05/06/21 05:36 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Saw this link and tried a few times as it's my first pick, every event says "Sold Out".

Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
05/07/21 04:58 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Checked all 10 locations, again nothing.

BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
05/07/21 09:28 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Looks like they changed the the dates in York region. Could have sworn I read the other day that all 40+ can book may 10 and all 30+ can book may 17. I guess I won't be able to book till July. Such a shame they decide to reward the areas not giving a fuck with first crack.

Big Tasty
(Post Master Supreme)
05/07/21 10:10 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Wife waited to hear back from her Doc as she has some medical issues and didn't want to get the shot before getting an OK from them. So we hear there's a pop up at Warden Hill top so I drive her down and was shocked at the line up.

Like I said before, mine was less than an hour in and out at my location. We get to the Warden one that is covering multiple postal codes and the line is literally a block long then went into and around the neighbourhood (shown in red). Seeing that we just turned around and went home. She eventually got an appointment for today, hoping there is no delay since an appointment time was set.



furball
(Post Master Sr)
05/07/21 10:41 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Am I the only CSI:On that got AstraZ? \:\|

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronaviru...morse-1.5417053

 Quote:
NACI chair says advice not meant to give AstraZeneca recipients vaccine remorse


Senor Eduardo_82
(Post Master Supreme)
05/07/21 11:55 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

https://toronto.citynews.ca/2021/05/05/ontario-covid-19-vaccine-update/

Some pharmacies in hotspots will be doing Moderna shots to all 18+. I don't see any updates on the provincial site yet, but anecdotally the Rexall in L6B (Markham Coppper Creek) may have theirs already. Get signed up on their waitlist Risky:

https://www.rexall.ca/covid-19/vaccines


Edit: It's updated now, here are all the provincial pharmacies offering Moderna to 18+

https://covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations/moderna


Senor Eduardo_82
(Post Master Supreme)
05/07/21 12:20 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Here's another York Region page to bookmark:

https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/yorkregion/Activity_Search

(Currently showing 1 booking available in Georgina for next week). I think this one updates quickly as people cancel appointments.


Senor Eduardo_82
(Post Master Supreme)
05/07/21 02:50 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: Risky Business
Saw this link and tried a few times as it's my first pick, every event says "Sold Out".


Some cancellations now, a couple of spots are open for May 10 2-4:30. Probably gone in a few minutes. Keep checking.


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
05/07/21 07:00 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Checked now, all gone.

Is there a way to get notified via email?


Senor Eduardo_82
(Post Master Supreme)
05/08/21 08:32 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: Risky Business
Checked now, all gone.

Is there a way to get notified via email?


Sign up for the pharmacies that use the Medme system (Rexall, Food Basics, Metro, etc). Those were the most reliable IMO, I'd get a text message when bookings were available. Or just call the pharmacies directly and find out what they prefer.


The Postman
(Post Master Sr)
05/08/21 10:48 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

So got my AZ Thursday. Arm was a bit sore and most of Friday my whole body ached. Did have any other side effects and today I feel fine.

Senor Eduardo_82
(Post Master Supreme)
05/09/21 10:23 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

I'm hearing of a popup clinic being hosted at a Hyundai training centre in Markham. It will be for employees first, but there should be public availability too. Best to follow the City of Markham social media for details.

Senor Eduardo_82
(Post Master Supreme)
05/10/21 05:20 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

May 10th 8:30 am York Region is releasing 78,000 spots
Book at: https://york.ca/covid19vaccine


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
05/10/21 05:53 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Will try today at 8:30, not holding my breath.

Noticed more dates were added, used to end at May 20th, now goes to May 24th but none are available.


zaius
(Post Master Sr)
05/10/21 06:21 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

risky, i got two email notifications from shoppers and costco last week about vaccine availability at my local store.

not sure why youíre having such difficulty... then again i live in a hotspot.


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
05/10/21 06:22 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Is this for AZ or Pfizer/Moderna? My neighbour got fed up and just walked into one of those shoppers ones and got AZ, no line ups, no waiting.

Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
05/10/21 07:35 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Done, May 13th.

GNSP

Special thanks to Miata god.


Senor Eduardo_82
(Post Master Supreme)
05/10/21 08:08 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Excellent. I suggest getting the shot in your non-dominant arm. My buddy got his in his shifting arm and couldn't hit 5th or 6th for a couple of days

355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
05/10/21 09:04 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Always get a shot in the non-dominant arm.

BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
05/10/21 01:19 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Thanks everyone. Got an appointment and didn't have to fight for it. May 13 drive thru which I don't mind at all.

BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
05/10/21 01:21 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: 355-Si
Always get a shot in the non-dominant arm.


For a second I read always get in the dominant arm. Good thing I re-read this or I would have played myself. Lol


Simon_the_Pieman
(Post Master Sr)
05/10/21 01:22 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: 355-Si
Always get a shot in the non-dominant arm.


you can ask to get it in the bum too


zaius
(Post Master Sr)
05/10/21 02:17 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: Risky Business
Is this for AZ or Pfizer/Moderna? My neighbour got fed up and just walked into one of those shoppers ones and got AZ, no line ups, no waiting.


All Pfizer


BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
05/11/21 07:05 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Lol
https://www.cp24.com/news/ontario-to-sto...ution-1.5423348


Simon_the_Pieman
(Post Master Sr)
05/12/21 08:11 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

sweet. maybe i'll try and get all of them like the infinity stones.

Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
05/13/21 08:58 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Got my shot, in and out in 20 minutes, 15 minutes of that was the mandatory 15 minute waiting period after getting the vaccine.

Simon_the_Pieman
(Post Master Sr)
05/13/21 12:08 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?



furball
(Post Master Sr)
05/17/21 10:00 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Ontario expands COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to those 18+ a week ahead of schedule

https://www.cp24.com/news/ontario-expand...edule-1.5430668

In other news, you can now 'buy' (more like TAKE) a rapid test at SDM: https://www.cp24.com/news/you-can-now-bu...tions-1.5430797


furball
(Post Master Sr)
05/18/21 06:52 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

So, was feeling weird 'n shit yesterday afternoon ... Similar 'symptoms' as after 24 hrs taking the Astra ... I was like ok, wtf ... (no fever, coughing, difficulty breathing.) -- I took Astra dose 1 like ... a few weeks ago, so it ain't that per se.

So, decided to call/drive around for the rapid covid test at Shoppers Drug Mart. What a shit show...

- 1 place said yeah we do it but not in stock. I ask if they do it or what, guy says no we give you the kit and you do it at home
- Another place said no the pharmacist does it for you; let me ask first if they're ok doing it.
- 2 other places said yeah we have it but for educators/children in school only, because we cannot be seen as profiting off the supply given by the govt (apparently there's "two" different supplies?)
- another place said to call head office if you want more info.

So ... anyway ... confusing as fuck. Undecided whether I'll line up this afternoon for a test at a provincial (?) testing site. I felt better after a sleep. (Then again, that's what the vaccine does; it makes the symptoms less severe...)

If the 'kits' are available, I'll pick up a handful of them, at $40 a pop .... we're gonna need to test in the coming weeks/months/years anyway ....

 Originally Posted By: furball
In other news, you can now 'buy' (more like TAKE) a rapid test at SDM: https://www.cp24.com/news/you-can-now-bu...tions-1.5430797


Raocorp
(Post Master Sr)
05/18/21 03:36 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

got my shot yesterday afternoon, other than arm pain I feel fine. I went to the Congress Centre. It was fast, and easy vs. the downsview arena pop-up clinic by my house was like rats on a pile of shit.

355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
05/18/21 09:01 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Guys, if you need to get swabbed, my wife works at Scarborough Grace and can help expedite you.

Hatorade
(Post Master Supreme)
05/18/21 09:45 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: 355-Si
Guys, if you need to get swabbed, my wife works at Scarborough Grace and can help expedite you.


Thanks man. Thatís awesome, will keep this in mind.


furball
(Post Master Sr)
05/19/21 08:59 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

I got swabbed yesterday at 3pm. (Booked online in the morning)

Hurt like a motherfucker, felt like the q-tip hit the back of my eyeball, and I could taste the fucking q-tip.

Checked this morning at 8am, and yay, I'm not Covided...


f22b-dohc
(Post Master Supreme)
05/19/21 09:21 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

pfizered

felt it less compared to flu shot
felt like puking the same day.
arm was sore the day after - but i could raise it.

canada flipped the W to M when it comes to the 3 weeks / 3 months after for the 2nd shot


355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
05/19/21 11:50 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

No problem... anything to help the boys.


Sheís the admin at the covid swab clinic there.

I however, as living my best life at my trailer in the Kawarthaís and happy to have nothing to do with covid, stupid people, and children killed by fucktards. 😊


titty sprinkles
(Post Master Supreme)
05/19/21 02:51 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

got second dose of pfizer last week.

day of the shot, feeling fine.

next day woke up and went to work, felt fine. about half way through the shift felt like i got hit in the face with a brick and left work. went straight home and slept 16 hours straight.

i literally woke up like this



Hatorade
(Post Master Supreme)
05/19/21 04:06 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

^ LOL

We at least you did wake up with a permanent boner...


355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
05/19/21 09:56 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: Hatorade
^ LOL

We at least you did wake up with a permanent boner...

Superpower engaged


BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
05/20/21 08:42 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Probably in my head but I feel like i've been running out of air sooner than before when I do my running now after the first shot. Anyone else seeing a decrease in performance?

porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
05/20/21 09:12 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

lol

355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
05/20/21 09:13 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: BroKe
Probably in my head but I feel like i've been running out of air sooner than before when I do my running now after the first shot. Anyone else seeing a decrease in performance?


I ejaculate 3.2 seconds sooner. Wait... you said performance right? Shit... wrong thread.


BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
05/20/21 02:42 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Loll

BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
05/29/21 11:09 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

https://www.680news.com/2021/05/29/healt...9-vaccine-lots/

This whole az mess has been a shit show. Damn. I won't even eat expired ketchup lol


Cee_mon
(Post Master Sr)
06/02/21 11:25 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Got my 2nd moderna about 1 hour ago... So far doing good.

BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
06/02/21 10:11 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

do you get a sore arm from the second shot like the first one?

Cee_mon
(Post Master Sr)
06/03/21 12:41 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Sore arm plus body temp going up and down. Everything is sore and had a headache. Started getting better this morning at 10am.

BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
06/03/21 07:06 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

well then....not looking forward to that lol

Cee_mon
(Post Master Sr)
06/03/21 07:19 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Yea. Not fun. And timing for me was brutal as I was just off work for 2 weeks for new baby and went back to work today to a overbooked day at work. Try and keep the following day clear for rest.

furball
(Post Master Sr)
06/03/21 08:00 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

I intend to blend/mix Astra with whatever 'other' one I can get .. Moderna or Pfizer, when the opportunity arrives.

zaius
(Post Master Sr)
06/03/21 09:41 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: furball
I intend to blend/mix Astra with whatever 'other' one I can get .. Moderna or Pfizer, when the opportunity arrives.


likewise.

iím going for the cocktail.


Cee_mon
(Post Master Sr)
06/04/21 08:34 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Update. Back to 100% this morning.

BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
06/04/21 09:02 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

nice. good to hear.
thanks for the heads up


f22b-dohc
(Post Master Supreme)
06/08/21 09:32 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

heard the second one hits, but its like and flip of a switch and all of a sudden you are back to 100% ?

355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
06/10/21 10:42 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Finding less covid calls over the past month or so... not even one a day on the average.

That said, had a couple this week with one of them dropping dead after calling for shortness of breath. He was 34 years old and diagnosed covid positive.
We did that entire cardiac arrest in the courtyard of a townhouse complex with people and their kids looking on (people really need to pull their kids back from that. it's not something for them to see.) IVs, drugs, tubes in throats, chest compressions...

We never got him back and he ended up dying. Sad story.


c2k
(Post Master Supreme)
06/11/21 08:48 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: 355-Si
Finding less covid calls over the past month or so... not even one a day on the average.

That said, had a couple this week with one of them dropping dead after calling for shortness of breath. He was 34 years old and diagnosed covid positive.
We did that entire cardiac arrest in the courtyard of a townhouse complex with people and their kids looking on (people really need to pull their kids back from that. it's not something for them to see.) IVs, drugs, tubes in throats, chest compressions...

We never got him back and he ended up dying. Sad story.


\:\(

I can't even imagine what to feel.

How do you cope w/ the loss of life on the job?


355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
06/11/21 10:19 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

I guess you develop a hard shell on the outside.

But aside from that, having a solid network of friends and family (and a good partner) help immensely.
Very little phases me at this point (I don't think that's a good thing. Just means I'm probably psychologically fucked.)

Adult deaths aren't too tough... kids are always a little different but even then, the last bad kid call I did was for a 14 year old in cardiac arrest and we continued on with our day. That same day, we ended up doing 4 cardiac arrests (which is a personal record for us.)

The last time I was emotionally affected by a bad call was 6 years ago when I did a cardiac arrest for a 28 day old on a night shift. A couple of tears fell from the eyes when I walked out of the EMRG but when I got home after shift I actually cried (I had a 3 year old at home and when he ran out to see me in the morning to hug me, I just sorta lost it.)
Since then, the shell of armour has just gotten thicker.

Most of the job you just find a lot of humour in... sometimes (often) it's really dark and inappropriate. Very racist, bigoted, sexist, and everything that the left hates. But it lives between me and my partner in the ambulance and I think that's a large coping mechanism too. And it's not that we actually believe what we're saying, but it gets you through the 12 to 16 hour shifts.


titty sprinkles
(Post Master Supreme)
06/11/21 03:01 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: c2k
 Originally Posted By: 355-Si
Finding less covid calls over the past month or so... not even one a day on the average.

That said, had a couple this week with one of them dropping dead after calling for shortness of breath. He was 34 years old and diagnosed covid positive.
We did that entire cardiac arrest in the courtyard of a townhouse complex with people and their kids looking on (people really need to pull their kids back from that. it's not something for them to see.) IVs, drugs, tubes in throats, chest compressions...

We never got him back and he ended up dying. Sad story.


\:\(

I can't even imagine what to feel.

How do you cope w/ the loss of life on the job?


he copes with it by farting on my desk


355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
06/11/21 04:19 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

100% this

A2B-Lexus
(Post Master Supreme)
06/11/21 09:39 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Tough gig man. Glad you can mentally cope with that. Kudos to you.

porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
06/14/21 09:44 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Logged on at 8am today and booked my second shot for next week.
The original date was Aug 20.


furball
(Post Master Sr)
06/15/21 12:58 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Halton site fucked me yesterday.

Halton site worked fine today like a charm, moved my date up from Aug 15 to July 14...

So for me: AZ dose1 + Pf dose2 mid-July ....
- Moderna shots can be had earlier if I wanted...
- mid-July is ~12 wk mark for me...

I'll keep checking the site.


A2B-Lexus
(Post Master Supreme)
06/15/21 10:18 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Moderna for me next week. Delta variant is here....not going to wait.

furball
(Post Master Sr)
06/16/21 11:18 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

"Experts say second shot of Moderna is 'as good as' Pfizer when mixing with AZ"
https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronaviru...th-az-1.5471400


"In clinical trials, Moderna showed 94.1 per cent efficacy in preventing COVID-19 two weeks after a second dose, comparable to Pfizer's 95 per cent. Both trials saw zero hospitalizations and deaths in those who did get COVID-19 after being vaccinated."

Though, that's likely with Moderna + Moderna vs Pfizer + Pfizer, and not my scenario of AZ + ___ ...

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronaviru...ccine-1.5445347

 Originally Posted By: A2B-Lexus
Moderna for me next week. Delta variant is here....not going to wait.


porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
06/22/21 09:19 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Now they are mixing Moderna with Pfizer.
 Quote:
There is currently an Ontario-wide shipment delay of the Pfizer (mRNA) vaccine. This means there will be some changes at the City of Toronto immunization clinics. Adults 18 years or older who have appointments at our clinics this week will receive the Moderna (mRNA) vaccine. Youth 12 to 17 years of age will still receive the Pfizer vaccine as itís the only vaccine currently approved for that age group.



Got my 2nd shot yesterday morning and got Pfizer.
Just a slightly sore arm but nothing else like the first shot.

A buddy of mine who got the 2nd shot last night in TO and he got the Moderna instead of Pfizer.
He had the Pfizer as his first shot.
No side effects for him either.


BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
06/23/21 12:43 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

I will be declining if they try to mix mine. haven't booked my second appointment yet though, so hopefully I won't get my time wasted. they should really just say ahead of time instead of trying to trick people into mixing that don't want to mix. such a waste of peoples time and the spot could be used for someone that does want to mix instead of going to waste.

Big Tasty
(Post Master Supreme)
06/23/21 01:13 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Our oldest daughter had an appointment that was cancelled last minute. She was set to get the Pfizer shot which was recommended for young teens but the day of it was something else. They said they didn't know which one they would get until that day so I can see how there will be issues with mixing unless you try for a pop up location.

355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
06/23/21 09:52 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

I do t know much about this, but I know Moderna and Pfizer are both mRNA and within that, it would probably be ok to have one and then the other.

But AZ isnít, so I canít see the entire benefit of getting AZ as your first, and an mRNA as the second.

AZ x2 seems more sound.


A2B-Lexus
(Post Master Supreme)
06/23/21 09:58 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

I am going to be AZ+M tomorrow. Going to be wearing a mask regardless since the 3 yr old and 3 month old can't take anything. We will be pretty much outdoors people in the summer and playing it by ear in the fall.

furball
(Post Master Sr)
06/24/21 06:31 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Then get Mo and be done with it. A shot is a fucking shot, especially if it's the mRNA ones ...

I wanted a Pfizer just like everyone else, I wanted a shot that was local, that I didn't have to line up or drive 30+ mins for... I ended up with AZ in Mississauga.

Deal with it ...


furball
(Post Master Sr)
06/24/21 06:32 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

AZ as the second shot is difficult at best -- there's 600k remaining in all of Canada on last count, and ... they were 'reserving' and/or saying they're preferred for a select group? (I can't remember what that select group was ... AZ first shot'ers?)

BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
06/24/21 07:29 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

It's still advised not to mix UNLESS the only thing available is a different one. Because they want herd immunity as fast as possible.they basically saying take anything you can get for the sake of the whole. I can wait for supply to come back. Not a big deal to me. Everyone is in some mad rush because they wanna go eat at restaurants smh

furball
(Post Master Sr)
06/24/21 10:00 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Aren't you the one that hasn't been out for over a year? I mean ...In that scenario, whyzit matter tho.

There's validity re: 'not mixing', and not because of brand awareness....

Apparently international community doesn't recognize it, so travel might be an issue to the snob countries

 Quote:
US Food and Drug Adminstration: https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedne...asked-questions

Q: Are the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine interchangeable?

A: No. There are no data available on the interchangeability of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine with other COVID-19 vaccines, including Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. Individuals who have received one dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine should receive a second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to complete the vaccination series.

Individuals who have received one dose of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine should receive a second dose of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine to complete the vaccination series.


 Originally Posted By: BroKe
It's still advised not to mix UNLESS the only thing available is a different one. Because they want herd immunity as fast as possible.they basically saying take anything you can get for the sake of the whole. I can wait for supply to come back. Not a big deal to me. Everyone is in some mad rush because they wanna go eat at restaurants smh


BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
06/24/21 10:14 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

It matters to me cause it's going into my body. Im not even 100% on these vaccines in general but when you talk about vaccine vs. no vaccine it's better to take the vaccine than getting covid. But to mix and match just cause you can't wait a week or 2. No thanks.

355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
06/25/21 09:54 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

My 16yo is now fully vaccinated as of 15 minutes ago.

hyper-s2k
(Post Master Supreme)
06/28/21 07:54 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: furball
"Experts say second shot of Moderna is 'as good as' Pfizer when mixing with AZ"
https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronaviru...th-az-1.5471400


"In clinical trials, Moderna showed 94.1 per cent efficacy in preventing COVID-19 two weeks after a second dose, comparable to Pfizer's 95 per cent. Both trials saw zero hospitalizations and deaths in those who did get COVID-19 after being vaccinated."

Though, that's likely with Moderna + Moderna vs Pfizer + Pfizer, and not my scenario of AZ + ___ ...

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronaviru...ccine-1.5445347

 Originally Posted By: A2B-Lexus
Moderna for me next week. Delta variant is here....not going to wait.


My only concern is whether other countries will accept mixing as "proper" full vaccination. Given government and science rarely aligns; I'm just thinking of the long game when it's ok to travel - and we find out our vaccine cards are invalid (by other countries we want to visit) because we mixed; but then we don't have any means of re-doing a "proper" full vaccination again (cuz by then only boosters will be offered).


Simon_the_Pieman
(Post Master Sr)
06/29/21 08:07 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: BroKe
It matters to me cause it's going into my body.


like John Mayer says, your body is a wonderland.


furball
(Post Master Sr)
07/02/21 08:27 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Got Mo for shot #2 on Tues afternoon ...

Was fucked for most of Wed (especially Wed aft) with a super sore arm, and just overall soreness -- felt like I did a hard day of manual labour...

Did it in a local community centre -- it's clear they had their game on, everything ran smooth, and it's as if they had too many volunteers ...


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
07/02/21 09:01 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: furball
felt like I did a hard day of manual labour...


how would you know what that feels like?


BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
07/05/21 09:08 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Got my shot. Pfizer. Sore arm for now.

The Postman
(Post Master Sr)
07/06/21 12:39 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Had my first AZ back in May, getting my second which will be Moderna tomorrow through the vacination clinic at work. Wednesday I will be booking a 2 week vacation the Mexico in August.

Wifes ER barely has any covid patients these days. With the bars and restaurant being open, lots of drunks though. OD's and mental health is still really really high.

The Skyway in St Kitts was closed for 8hrs last night because of a jumper. Once the cops talked him down, the wife had him as a patient.


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
07/06/21 04:57 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Damn, share more of these mental health stories. Those are always intriguing.

Screamin Type ARGH!
(Post Master Supreme)
07/06/21 10:49 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

yikes....hope ppl will be ok coping back to normal. the gov royally fucked this up. i'm all for mask/social distance and limiting bigger public places/gathers and even some lesser ppl in stores. but they went toooo fucking far....and now we'll all suffer. Ford as fail as he is i feel for him too as the direction he got was all over the map i'm sure. and trudeau the dumbass just had to shut down more incoming flights earlier since Jan 1. 2021 and we would have had way less variant/cases.

porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
07/07/21 04:33 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Quite the setup at Hmart in Thornhill



BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
07/07/21 11:18 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Lol that's hardcore
Apparently there is an even worse varient than the delta. I hope it doesn't get here.

https://nypost.com/2021/07/05/fears-arise-that-lambda-covid-variant-may-be-resistant-to-vaccines/


Screamin Type ARGH!
(Post Master Supreme)
07/08/21 12:59 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: BroKe
Lol that's hardcore
Apparently there is an even worse varient than the delta. I hope it doesn't get here.

https://nypost.com/2021/07/05/fears-arise-that-lambda-covid-variant-may-be-resistant-to-vaccines/


it already is but ONT health and docs give such whack info/details and follow up. apparently it's like 80% of our remaining cases loool, but media plays it down (or up, they change daily)...yet our #'s down and it's NOT as bad a variant. meanwhile they don't open up and folks (esp young ppl) mental health is suffering. sure the vax will help, but yet they say 'oh yeah can't open up yet, not good enough...oh wait, variant it's too strong, can't open cos vax won't cover it)...gtfo

btw we're already on to "Sigma" strain now in other nations per the media reports i saw yesterday morning. so yeah it's coming here next ZOMMMMMMGG


Big Tasty
(Post Master Supreme)
07/08/21 03:10 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Got my second Pfizer shot on Monday, sore arm for a couple of days but that's about it.

BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
07/08/21 08:46 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: Screamin Type ARGH!
 Originally Posted By: BroKe
Lol that's hardcore
Apparently there is an even worse varient than the delta. I hope it doesn't get here.

https://nypost.com/2021/07/05/fears-arise-that-lambda-covid-variant-may-be-resistant-to-vaccines/



apparently it's like 80% of our remaining cases loool,

I think that's the delta. Not the one I the article.
Oh well what can you do. Is what it is. I've done my part. That's all I need to worry about.


Screamin Type ARGH!
(Post Master Supreme)
07/08/21 09:29 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

lamda now from sigma

soon it'll be zeta all the things variant


furball
(Post Master Sr)
07/09/21 08:57 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/08/health/pfizer-waning-immunity-bn/index.html

Big Tasty
(Post Master Supreme)
07/09/21 09:15 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Of course the Pharma companies will say this...umm ya, we're gonna have to keep the shots going cause betterment to society and my new Bugatti.

Screamin Type ARGH!
(Post Master Supreme)
07/15/21 02:43 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

https://www.reddit.com/r/onguardforthee/...decisions_were/

fucking no surprise here if true. as much as ford is shit, so are the health experts used to push their fucked agenda. not to mention trudeau idiot and his fail at halting flights WAY sooner, and giving better direction.

i have spoke to 3 docs over the past few months (in diff fields) and they all agree the media / gov and most likely big biz have perpetuated all sorts of bs re. the virus. one of the docs personally knows 3 other docs who have had threats from the ONT board that their licenses be revoked if they 'speak up or speak out further' on covid. basically he said the gov just uses docs that service their agenda/interests (no surprise here of course) re. controlling the masses.


355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
07/15/21 04:18 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

100%

porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
07/15/21 06:23 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Whichever excuses they used to close down restaurants and in-person services for the last couple of months, I think it needed.

New daily cases for yesterday
US-36,000
UK-42,000
Russia - 24,000
Indonesia -54,000
Canada -384


BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
07/15/21 10:19 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: porschetr
Whichever excuses they used to close down restaurants and in-person services for the last couple of months, I think it needed.

New daily cases for yesterday
US-36,000
UK-42,000
Russia - 24,000
Indonesia -54,000
Canada -384


Agreed.
I dunno how people can be in denile still just cause they can't have their way.


Screamin Type ARGH!
(Post Master Supreme)
07/16/21 06:54 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: porschetr
Whichever excuses they used to close down restaurants and in-person services for the last couple of months, I think it needed.

New daily cases for yesterday
US-36,000
UK-42,000
Russia - 24,000
Indonesia -54,000
Canada -384



the Gov went WAY overboard. the media only added fuel to the fire. mental health out the window, ppl's lives rekt esp small biz owners. if someone got sick FROM a location then sure shut her down. but every single place i've been to over the last year or more, person spoken to visited there or working there...nobody sick from it. docs same opinion. i can understand 50% capacity when numbers were bad but over that it does fuck all.

lockdown shit happened as sadly ppl can't follow basic rules like mask/distance/hands in certain areas of the city which just flared shit up...shocker we all know most areas lol. not to mention in the winter months it'll be more common anyways and won't go away for awhile even with vax. i am glad the vax seems to be working though which is great, and i feel for our heathcare workers who have to deal with the virus itself and now the fallout. meanwhile the rich get richer and us everyday folks bent over going fwd now with cost of living.


A2B-Lexus
(Post Master Supreme)
07/17/21 10:31 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Indoor dining available but I don't feel comfortable doing that especially when my kids can't get the vaccine.

Will be happy to see friends visit with masks on outdoors, thats about it for us.

What are you guys' work situation like? I work downtown and some companies are allowing staff back in on a volunteer basis. (people who live in shoebox condos seems to be the ones who don't mind going in from what i hear)


Screamin Type ARGH!
(Post Master Supreme)
07/17/21 08:42 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: A2B-Lexus
Indoor dining available but I don't feel comfortable doing that especially when my kids can't get the vaccine.

Will be happy to see friends visit with masks on outdoors, thats about it for us.

What are you guys' work situation like? I work downtown and some companies are allowing staff back in on a volunteer basis. (people who live in shoebox condos seems to be the ones who don't mind going in from what i hear)


dude you've let the media fear mongering get to you and fam lol...

but do whatever you feel is best/safest for you and them of course.


BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
07/17/21 11:05 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Everyone's risk level is different. Nothing wrong with taking precaution.
Rather be on lockdown than have another outbreak. Good thing our vaccination level is decent or we'd be like the states right now. Knowing that these shots aren't 100% either, it's better to take precaution than go back to whatever you think normal should be. I'm definitely not eating inside any restaurants for a while.


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
07/18/21 02:06 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

The only issue, and it's a non issue in the GTA are the non vaccinated people.

Can you get covid after being double vaxed? Yes you can, you can also transmit and infect. The part no one talks about is that effect/sickness is equivalent of a light cold....so at this point even if you get covid after being double vaxed is really just a matter of time and irrelevant. Those that are not vaccinated are at risk for as new variants are more contagious and hospitalization.

I am tired of this shit. We've done what we can, we will need booster shots as the half life of the vaccines seems to be less than a year, but other than that this lockdown nonsense needs to end. Let people make their own decisions. If you are paranoid, stay home, otherwise get on with your life.


BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
07/18/21 04:27 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Correct. Is what it is. Let ppl make their own decisions.No point in shameing ppl taking precaution just cause you can't take it anymore. Tired of people bitching about it.

furball
(Post Master Sr)
07/19/21 07:57 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

The stonk markets are taking this morning, apparently due to Delta Variant concerns? (I'm not up to date with the news just yet.)

What I do see: the Olympics is an ideal representation of what might/could/would happen in the event of the world opening up, albeit likely 100% of everyone that's attending is double-vaxxed? (no idea, guessing.) It's on a world-news platform, no censorship bullshit, and I'd have to assume the Japanese are good at testing and shit...

i.e. news report on CNN about a US gymnast positive for covid right now ...


porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
07/19/21 10:58 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

No, athletes are not required to be vaccinated.
Many 3rd world countries, they don't even have supplies to get 1% of the population vaccinated.


The Japanese government has been far behind with COVID control since day 1.
Beside China, until recently their daily positive cases were among the highest in Asia. I think averaged 1,000-1,500 everyday. now 3,000+

Now Asian countries with nearly 0 cases are recording thousands.
Indonesia - 50,000
Malaysia - 12,000
Vietnam - 5,000
S.Korea - 1,500


355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
07/19/21 04:59 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Yep.

The vaccine simply attenuates the effects of the infectionÖ reducing your chances of hospitalization.


furball
(Post Master Sr)
09/04/21 09:09 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

I've seriously lost track of how bad covid is, number-wise and country-wise ...

Then I read ONTARIO (not Canada) is projecting 4000-9000 DAILY INFECTIONS in the 4th wave, in October ... Holy fuck. (500 if another lockdown) ...

Yes, September expected to be worse due to return to school, return to office ...

At one point in the summer we just dropped below 100/day, and now we're heading back up to 1000/day ...

Picked up mask lanyards for the 2 yr old ... really helps with the overall experience. She's the pink chicken, I'm the purple penguin (I've since picked up some plain black ones )



Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
09/05/21 05:35 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww





The Postman
(Post Master Sr)
09/06/21 10:07 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Wife and I just got back from Mexico and Pearson is a shit show. Once the plan lands, they hold you on it until the lines lessen in arrivals. Then its several long lines to get to the kiosks to print the declaration, another long line to speak to customs and finally a long wait for our luggage.

What I thought was really ironic, the wear a mask, stay safe, get vaccinated signs everywhere, when the place was packed like sardine, none of the machines were being sanitized and half the CBSA staff didnt even have a mask on lol. I was more afraid of getting COVID in there then in the 3rd world country I just came back from.


titty sprinkles
(Post Master Supreme)
09/07/21 02:18 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: The Postman
Wife and I just got back from Mexico and Pearson is a shit show. Once the plan lands, they hold you on it until the lines lessen in arrivals. Then its several long lines to get to the kiosks to print the declaration, another long line to speak to customs and finally a long wait for our luggage.

What I thought was really ironic, the wear a mask, stay safe, get vaccinated signs everywhere, when the place was packed like sardine, none of the machines were being sanitized and half the CBSA staff didnt even have a mask on lol. I was more afraid of getting COVID in there then in the 3rd world country I just came back from.


can you list everything you had to do specifically in order to travel? i'm not scared to travel, hell i've been staring covid in the face ever since it started and because i never took vacation i have a shit load of it that they are making me take, so the woman and I are wanting to go.


The Postman
(Post Master Sr)
09/07/21 06:14 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: titty sprinkles
 Originally Posted By: The Postman
Wife and I just got back from Mexico and Pearson is a shit show. Once the plan lands, they hold you on it until the lines lessen in arrivals. Then its several long lines to get to the kiosks to print the declaration, another long line to speak to customs and finally a long wait for our luggage.

What I thought was really ironic, the wear a mask, stay safe, get vaccinated signs everywhere, when the place was packed like sardine, none of the machines were being sanitized and half the CBSA staff didnt even have a mask on lol. I was more afraid of getting COVID in there then in the 3rd world country I just came back from.


can you list everything you had to do specifically in order to travel? i'm not scared to travel, hell i've been staring covid in the face ever since it started and because i never took vacation i have a shit load of it that they are making me take, so the woman and I are wanting to go.


-If you're fully vaccinated, which I assume working in a hospital you are, you can freely return to Canada and not have to quarantine or self-isolate.
-You have to get a COVID test where ever you are 72hours prior to returning home. PCR test only and most places you will have to pay for it. $150 USD in Mexico.
-There is an app called ArriveCAN where you enter your travel details and vaccine info into. It generates a report the CBSA can see and will ask to see the receipt that you completed it.
-CBSA will also ask to see the negative COVID test results, a PDF copy in my email for example.

Different countries have different requirements for travelers. Mexico had none lol. There entry VISA is online and I had to fill out a basic COVID questionaiir and submit it prior to arrival. The resort we were at took it very seriously. Every single employee inside and out had a mask on, they were constantly cleaning and there was hand sanitizer everywhere. Same rules as Canada for guests, masks on when in common areas, social distance, etc.


titty sprinkles
(Post Master Supreme)
09/07/21 08:01 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

ah ok cool, thanks, ya both me and the wife are both double vaxxed, just deciding between mexico and jamaica. that's wicked info tho thanks

furball
(Post Master Sr)
09/07/21 08:16 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Strictly from a CDC perspective, Jamaica is a "level 4" vs Mexico "level 3" (lower the better.)

For reference, Canada is "level 3".

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/map-and-travel-notices.html

 Originally Posted By: titty sprinkles
just deciding between mexico and jamaica.


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
09/08/21 05:48 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: The Postman
 Originally Posted By: titty sprinkles
 Originally Posted By: The Postman
Wife and I just got back from Mexico and Pearson is a shit show. Once the plan lands, they hold you on it until the lines lessen in arrivals. Then its several long lines to get to the kiosks to print the declaration, another long line to speak to customs and finally a long wait for our luggage.

What I thought was really ironic, the wear a mask, stay safe, get vaccinated signs everywhere, when the place was packed like sardine, none of the machines were being sanitized and half the CBSA staff didnt even have a mask on lol. I was more afraid of getting COVID in there then in the 3rd world country I just came back from.


can you list everything you had to do specifically in order to travel? i'm not scared to travel, hell i've been staring covid in the face ever since it started and because i never took vacation i have a shit load of it that they are making me take, so the woman and I are wanting to go.


-If you're fully vaccinated, which I assume working in a hospital you are, you can freely return to Canada and not have to quarantine or self-isolate.
-You have to get a COVID test where ever you are 72hours prior to returning home. PCR test only and most places you will have to pay for it. $150 USD in Mexico.
-There is an app called ArriveCAN where you enter your travel details and vaccine info into. It generates a report the CBSA can see and will ask to see the receipt that you completed it.
-CBSA will also ask to see the negative COVID test results, a PDF copy in my email for example.

Different countries have different requirements for travelers. Mexico had none lol. There entry VISA is online and I had to fill out a basic COVID questionaiir and submit it prior to arrival. The resort we were at took it very seriously. Every single employee inside and out had a mask on, they were constantly cleaning and there was hand sanitizer everywhere. Same rules as Canada for guests, masks on when in common areas, social distance, etc.


Any cartel murder sightings? Record year in murders so far.


Wildout
(Post Master Jr)
09/08/21 08:50 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Titty Jamaica is being hit hard. They just came out of a No movement order, which is worse than lockdown. Literally no one's allowed on the roads, businesses shut down including what we consider essential here and the army/police are out policing it.

titty sprinkles
(Post Master Supreme)
09/08/21 02:11 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: Wildout
Titty Jamaica is being hit hard. They just came out of a No movement order, which is worse than lockdown. Literally no one's allowed on the roads, businesses shut down including what we consider essential here and the army/police are out policing it.


ya that's what i hear, they also got slapped with a good hurricane lately. but according to the jamaican consulate they are still issuing travel authorizations. we are considering it because right now prices are CHEAP, we are looking at the royalton white sands in mo bay, my dad took us on a trip there once and it's ballin, but was like $3k/pp and now it's $1200 \:o

the choice is between that and the myan riveria in mexico but it's like $1900 and i kinda refuse to pay 2k for mexico lol


furball
(Post Master Sr)
09/09/21 06:47 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

<Awaits CSI Titty post of 'I went cheap and all I got was this stupid covid'> \:\|

 Originally Posted By: titty sprinkles
the choice is between that and the myan riveria in mexico but it's like $1900 and i kinda refuse to pay 2k for mexico lol


In other news, I made the trek yesterday to the office in Lib Village ...
- Fuck, the traffic man ... \:\|
- $14 GreenP parking \:\|
- So many hotties in short shorts walking about
- Office was just empty as fuck. Current capacity of the office is like 50 people? Yesterday they topped out at 25 bodies, the most they've ever seen
- It was actually nice to get out, though the 'hoteling desk' concept is odd - not alot of amenities, it's BYO everything except monitor.
- Shit ton of apps/checks you gotta do - check in app to make sure there's 'space', check in again when you sign in, and answer covid questionnaire ... I failed twice cuz I clicked too fast
- Actually MORE productivity in the office (time just slowed...) due to less distractions (other monitors, stocks, kids, facebook, etc.)


hyper-s2k
(Post Master Supreme)
09/11/21 11:27 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

The media needs to put more focus on hospitalization numbers rather than infection count if they want to show the sheeple that vaccines are working. People are getting fed up and lamenting vaccines aren't working because case counts are going back up.

Having said that, if the anti-vaxxers choose not to take one because of "freedom" then they should be put on a lower priority list for getting a hospital bed compared to those with real illnesses that are beyond their control (those waiting for chemo, some form of life saving operation, etc.) - because they shouldn't even need to get as sick as they should (and waste hospital space) had they've gotten their shot.

It's like driving with a seat belt and smoking with kids in the back of the car - people bitched about government overstepping their boundaries of what you can / can't do instead their own car ("private domain" as an argument) -- but there's scientific data that doing both of these is bad - so it's just another rule to curb stupidity because people want their freedom more than go with common sense which isn't so common any more.


The Postman
(Post Master Sr)
09/11/21 08:23 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: hyper-s2k
The media needs to put more focus on hospitalization numbers rather than infection count if they want to show the sheeple that vaccines are working. People are getting fed up and lamenting vaccines aren't working because case counts are going back up.

Having said that, if the anti-vaxxers choose not to take one because of "freedom" then they should be put on a lower priority list for getting a hospital bed compared to those with real illnesses that are beyond their control (those waiting for chemo, some form of life saving operation, etc.) - because they shouldn't even need to get as sick as they should (and waste hospital space) had they've gotten their shot.

It's like driving with a seat belt and smoking with kids in the back of the car - people bitched about government overstepping their boundaries of what you can / can't do instead their own car ("private domain" as an argument) -- but there's scientific data that doing both of these is bad - so it's just another rule to curb stupidity because people want their freedom more than go with common sense which isn't so common any more.


Wifes ICU went from full at 24 or so a few weeks back to 2-3. Most of the COVID patients she sees now in her ER are not sick enough to admit. Most of her positive cases these days are younger people, but even those are rare. The Uni and local college here in Niagara have mandated that the students need to be vaccinated to live on campus and attend in person.


hyper-s2k
(Post Master Supreme)
09/12/21 12:15 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: The Postman
 Originally Posted By: hyper-s2k
The media needs to put more focus on hospitalization numbers rather than infection count if they want to show the sheeple that vaccines are working. People are getting fed up and lamenting vaccines aren't working because case counts are going back up.

Having said that, if the anti-vaxxers choose not to take one because of "freedom" then they should be put on a lower priority list for getting a hospital bed compared to those with real illnesses that are beyond their control (those waiting for chemo, some form of life saving operation, etc.) - because they shouldn't even need to get as sick as they should (and waste hospital space) had they've gotten their shot.

It's like driving with a seat belt and smoking with kids in the back of the car - people bitched about government overstepping their boundaries of what you can / can't do instead their own car ("private domain" as an argument) -- but there's scientific data that doing both of these is bad - so it's just another rule to curb stupidity because people want their freedom more than go with common sense which isn't so common any more.


Wifes ICU went from full at 24 or so a few weeks back to 2-3. Most of the COVID patients she sees now in her ER are not sick enough to admit. Most of her positive cases these days are younger people, but even those are rare. The Uni and local college here in Niagara have mandated that the students need to be vaccinated to live on campus and attend in person.


That's encouraging. Hopefully this means she's not super swamped at work all the time any more.

All the front line health workers have it really tough.


titty sprinkles
(Post Master Supreme)
09/13/21 02:07 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: hyper-s2k
The media needs to put more focus on hospitalization numbers rather than infection count if they want to show the sheeple that vaccines are working. People are getting fed up and lamenting vaccines aren't working because case counts are going back up.

Having said that, if the anti-vaxxers choose not to take one because of "freedom" then they should be put on a lower priority list for getting a hospital bed compared to those with real illnesses that are beyond their control (those waiting for chemo, some form of life saving operation, etc.) - because they shouldn't even need to get as sick as they should (and waste hospital space) had they've gotten their shot.

It's like driving with a seat belt and smoking with kids in the back of the car - people bitched about government overstepping their boundaries of what you can / can't do instead their own car ("private domain" as an argument) -- but there's scientific data that doing both of these is bad - so it's just another rule to curb stupidity because people want their freedom more than go with common sense which isn't so common any more.


hell ever since this pandemic started i've been staring it in the face and have been lucky to not catch it. i'll take my chances with travelling.


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
09/18/21 02:08 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Looks alberta health care collapsed.

here we go

https://twitter.com/CTVCalgary/status/1439159768631939075?s=20


A2B-Lexus
(Post Master Supreme)
09/18/21 08:15 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

They were opened for the summer. What happened?

4Three
(Post Master Sr)
09/19/21 03:52 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: hyper-s2k

Having said that, if the anti-vaxxers choose not to take one because of "freedom" then they should be put on a lower priority list for getting a hospital bed compared to those with real illnesses that are beyond their control (those waiting for chemo, some form of life saving operation, etc.) - because they shouldn't even need to get as sick as they should (and waste hospital space) had they've gotten their shot.


This is a slippery slope. How about other life-style choices? Drinking? Smoking? Drugs? Profession? Diet? Exercise?


furball
(Post Master Sr)
09/21/21 09:55 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

This Proof of Vaccination is so fucked ...

- You have to show both receipts for Dose 1 AND Dose 2?
- We have to print/show PDF for now, then wait a month for the app with QR Code?

There's some website now that apparently creates a QR Code for you, but I'm not sure if that's compatible with the one coming out in a month, etc....


porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
09/22/21 02:01 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

You can use this unofficial site to add certification to Apple Wallet with QR code.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIrG5Qbjptg

https://grassroots.vaccine-ontario.ca/


It didn't work with the emailed pdf file from city when I received vaccine.
It worked with the newly downloaded copies of pdf. (took 15min in que)


furball
(Post Master Sr)
09/22/21 02:32 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Have that already.

I need to do it again since I only did that to my Dose 2. i.e. looks like you have to show both Dose 1 and Dose 2.

I've also added the wife's QR code onto my phone, so we can just scan 1 phone etc.

I don't get or know what the process is ... i.e. wtf the QR code does .... and this is only a stop-gap; in a month the official app will be released. So fucking confusing.

 Originally Posted By: porschetr
You can use this unofficial site to add certification to Apple Wallet with QR code.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIrG5Qbjptg

https://grassroots.vaccine-ontario.ca/


c2k
(Post Master Supreme)
09/25/21 05:28 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: furball
This Proof of Vaccination is so fucked ...

- You have to show both receipts for Dose 1 AND Dose 2?
- We have to print/show PDF for now, then wait a month for the app with QR Code?

There's some website now that apparently creates a QR Code for you, but I'm not sure if that's compatible with the one coming out in a month, etc....


Just show your second dose card and done.

Meanwhile did you know that queen's park is the only place in ontario that requires folks to be fully vaccinated OR test negative on the PCR test? Meanwhile everywhere else in ontario for non-essential trips, you have to be fully vaccinated.


BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
09/25/21 11:57 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qE8DH4vGvU

a few tips on traveling to jamaica right now


furball
(Post Master Sr)
09/27/21 08:04 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

I was thinking exactly that too ...

But everything I've read, seems to indicate you have to show 1st and 2nd... As I haven't had to go thru the motions yet ... I'm not sure

 Originally Posted By: c2k
Just show your second dose card and done.


porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
09/27/21 09:20 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

We are talking about restaurants.
You think any of them know or even have desire to check it properly?

Unvaxxed are photoshopping vaccine certificates.
This 20-25 year old who were trying to enter the Maple Leaf lounge at Pearson airport got caught with a fake. He put his name right but didn't fix his date of birth which indicated he was over 50 years old.


JEFFOS
(Post Master Supreme)
09/28/21 11:47 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

There will be an app coming which will make it more difficult to fake for stupid people

Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
09/28/21 12:28 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: porschetr
We are talking about restaurants.
You think any of them know or even have desire to check it properly?

Unvaxxed are photoshopping vaccine certificates.
This 20-25 year old who were trying to enter the Maple Leaf lounge at Pearson airport got caught with a fake. He put his name right but didn't fix his date of birth which indicated he was over 50 years old.






Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
10/06/21 05:11 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

PSA for the parents, East York general does a mouth swab covid test for kids, took my daughter yesterday, in and out in 7 minutes without the hysteria of going up her nose like they did at Markham Stouffville. Worth sitting in traffic for it.

titty sprinkles
(Post Master Supreme)
10/18/21 02:27 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

got back from jamrock. not one person even looked at our PCR tests going and coming back. nice waste of coin there but jamaica was so sick. resort operated at like 30% so had the beach all to ourselves and only 2 other people in the big ass pool.

porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
10/18/21 04:41 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Didn't airline check all the requirements before you left?
Plus, don't you have to attest you have everything on ArriveCAN App?


Every country acts very differently depends on when or who is at the customs.
UK used to fine passengers coming in without the Locator app, then one day they started to fine airlines 5,000 Pounds per passengers with inadequate documents.

Last week, HongKong banned Air Canada flights from Vancouver for a week or so when they found out one passenger arrived without proper document, and one tested positive upon arrival.


titty sprinkles
(Post Master Supreme)
10/18/21 05:56 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

nope. on the way there all they asked for was a travel authorization that you get from a jamaican website, and on the way back the only thing i had to upload to the arrivecan app was my proof of vaccination. that's it.

355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
10/19/21 08:07 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

I do one covid case. every 2 weeks now (if even.)

porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
10/19/21 09:16 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Interesting. Which airline?

Hatorade
(Post Master Supreme)
10/19/21 01:14 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: 355-Si
I do one covid case. every 2 weeks now (if even.)



Wow, that's actually good to hear.


titty sprinkles
(Post Master Supreme)
10/19/21 02:15 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: porschetr
Interesting. Which airline?


westjet


titty sprinkles
(Post Master Supreme)
10/19/21 03:24 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: 355-Si
I do one covid case. every 2 weeks now (if even.)



makes you wonder why we are still in a pandemic.


The Postman
(Post Master Sr)
10/19/21 04:37 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: titty sprinkles
 Originally Posted By: 355-Si
I do one covid case. every 2 weeks now (if even.)



makes you wonder why we are still in a pandemic.

The media lol.
Wifes ICU has 1 covid patient, but they might be taking a few from out west.

Whats really funny to me is people from region to region. I live in Niagara but work in Hamilton. The Hammer is full of anti-vaxxers and restaurants that would rather go out of business then ask for the passport or proof. Niagara everyone does whats asked of them, restaurants are staying open, etc.

In other new, wife is BAO'ing her hospital for now and taking a job in Northern Manitoba for the Feds working on a First Nations community. 2 weeks on, 2 weeks off, all expenses paid, including the 3 days that want her to quarantine before she goes back.


355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
10/19/21 09:06 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

During wave 3, we were overrun with covid patients.
We each have a box of 10 N95s and we'd be in need of restock after two days.
Every patient either presented with covid symptoms or was straight covid.

That said, those who presented with covid symptoms were just fever or muscle aches. They were actually short of breath and low oxygen saturation... so suffice it to say they were 99% likely covid.

I was tired during the 3rd wave... it was ridiculous and the patients were really sick.

In this 4th wave, our covid cases are low and those who are positive are unvaccinated.

I'm not anti or pro vax. If you want it, I think you should get it. If you don't want it, I totally understand why.
But... then don't be stupid and put yourself at higher risk of contracting it.

Let's see how the post-October period goes. That was when we went back up last year.
Hoping not though.


porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
10/19/21 10:10 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

The numbers in the UK and Russia is rapidly rising.
UK has stopped wearing masks and only like 50% Russians are vaxxed.

Canada is doing pretty well compare to other countries that pretend it is over.


c2k
(Post Master Supreme)
10/21/21 05:45 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

anybody disappointed w/ the US/CDA land border re-opening plans? I will admit that I am disappointed that we are required to produce a negative PCR test upon returning to Canada. Which makes absolutely no sense if USA requires the travellers to be fully vaccinated upon entry.

porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
10/21/21 09:50 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Is it confirmed?

I am disappointed that I wouldn't be take a day trip to go shop and have some wings if Canada requires PCR tests.
But also ok with not importing covid positive people to Canada.


Denis Si
(Post Master)
10/25/21 12:59 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Eh, went to Florida with the whole fam in August. Used CVS / Walgreens loophole for free PCR. Pain the in the ass, but was worth it!

Kids loved it. (2 years of no traveling was enough for us)


porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
10/25/21 06:06 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Now you can pick up a prepaid PCR Test kit through Air Canada and do it anywhere in the world before coming back to Canada.
I believe you do it under the supervision of Canadian health officials online, so anywhere in the world as long as you get a good wifi connection.

http://switchhealth.ca/aeroplan


furball
(Post Master Sr)
11/08/21 07:54 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Toddler came back from preschool and fucked us all up ...

Toddler's dripping/clogged nose, coughing like mad, fever here 'n there.
Wife sore throat, coughing, and achy all over
Grandma's sore throat
Little brother's coughing a tad and low low fever
Me with sore throat and achy all over..

Toddler + Wife + Grandma all took at-home covid tests, negative. Wife did a covid test, also negative.

Meanwhile I'm the idiot wearing a mask at home, hoping not to get more sick, and trying not to get the baby sick...


355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
11/08/21 08:07 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

I have my 3rd dose tomorrow morning.

furball
(Post Master Sr)
11/10/21 01:15 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Wife got her third dose - she skipped the 'hospital' lineup, opting for a local pharmacy, cuz she wanted the Moderna....

The official clinics you won't know if you're getting Pfizer or Moderna?

 Originally Posted By: 355-Si
I have my 3rd dose tomorrow morning.


355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
11/10/21 07:01 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

My first two doses were Pfizer.
My third was as well.


You clicked Pfizer or Moderna in the registration and that was what you got.

Shoulder sore today, more than any of the other dosesÖ but no side effects.


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
11/10/21 07:09 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

How is covid on the ground floor treating you?

"feels" like we are over it (famous last words?)


355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
11/10/21 08:25 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

We do a Covid call maybe once every 2 weeks.
Itís always an unvaccinated patient (actually no, one person was fully vaxed and had it.)

Its honestly much better.

EMRG isnít packed with Covid, ICU has room too.

We havenít had a Covid case (I mean me and my partner) in maybe 3 weeks now.


furball
(Post Master Sr)
11/11/21 08:05 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Wife's first 2 were Pfizer IIRC, and according to her 'research' (on fb physician groups) the 'mixing' was preferred?

She said (at least at the time she booked) the clinics would not guarantee which one you got... maybe they do now.

 Originally Posted By: 355-Si
My first two doses were Pfizer.
My third was as well.

You clicked Pfizer or Moderna in the registration and that was what you got.


Denis Si
(Post Master)
11/11/21 02:27 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Just remember, 2 more weeks to flatten the curve!

porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
11/11/21 03:38 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

I am gonna stick with the same manufacturer.
6 months later, the country I want to visit will say no mixed booster,so I need to take a 4th or a PCR.


hyper-s2k
(Post Master Supreme)
11/11/21 03:43 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: 4Three
 Originally Posted By: hyper-s2k

Having said that, if the anti-vaxxers choose not to take one because of "freedom" then they should be put on a lower priority list for getting a hospital bed compared to those with real illnesses that are beyond their control (those waiting for chemo, some form of life saving operation, etc.) - because they shouldn't even need to get as sick as they should (and waste hospital space) had they've gotten their shot.


This is a slippery slope. How about other life-style choices? Drinking? Smoking? Drugs? Profession? Diet? Exercise?


Yeah - similar response when having this topic for discussion with my relatives (who are in the medical profession).

I guess my thinking is more from the perspective that if you're not being responsible for your own well-being (when you're fully capable of doing so) then why should the system focus resources on keeping you alive when there are those that are caught in an unfortunate situation of catching covid but ends up stuck in the line waiting because some frat boy was partying it up and caught it in a super spreader event.

The use cases you mentioned are kind of like that with life insurance premiums already, no? (Smokers probably have to pay more than non-smoker; people with crappy physical test results pay more, etc.)

Of course, I haven't seen what the front line guys have seen so my opinion is probably not valid -- but given you guys work so hard to save lives, I'd hope the efforts would be more worth it towards those that deserve it?


hyper-s2k
(Post Master Supreme)
11/11/21 03:48 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: furball
Toddler came back from preschool and fucked us all up ...

Toddler's dripping/clogged nose, coughing like mad, fever here 'n there.
Wife sore throat, coughing, and achy all over
Grandma's sore throat
Little brother's coughing a tad and low low fever
Me with sore throat and achy all over..

Toddler + Wife + Grandma all took at-home covid tests, negative. Wife did a covid test, also negative.

Meanwhile I'm the idiot wearing a mask at home, hoping not to get more sick, and trying not to get the baby sick...


ah the stuff kids bring home's deadly - when my daughter was in pre-school she damn near killed my wife, her mom and her siblings. i was the last man standing. kids are walking petrie dishes.

you're not an idiot for being the only one wearing a mask - i'd consider it as self preservation - can't watch the kid if you're down for the count too. it's just that in your house covid's not the thing that's gonna get you but the flu.


4Three
(Post Master Sr)
11/12/21 10:35 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: hyper-s2k
 Originally Posted By: 4Three
 Originally Posted By: hyper-s2k

Having said that, if the anti-vaxxers choose not to take one because of "freedom" then they should be put on a lower priority list for getting a hospital bed compared to those with real illnesses that are beyond their control (those waiting for chemo, some form of life saving operation, etc.) - because they shouldn't even need to get as sick as they should (and waste hospital space) had they've gotten their shot.


This is a slippery slope. How about other life-style choices? Drinking? Smoking? Drugs? Profession? Diet? Exercise?


Yeah - similar response when having this topic for discussion with my relatives (who are in the medical profession).

I guess my thinking is more from the perspective that if you're not being responsible for your own well-being (when you're fully capable of doing so) then why should the system focus resources on keeping you alive when there are those that are caught in an unfortunate situation of catching covid but ends up stuck in the line waiting because some frat boy was partying it up and caught it in a super spreader event.

The use cases you mentioned are kind of like that with life insurance premiums already, no? (Smokers probably have to pay more than non-smoker; people with crappy physical test results pay more, etc.)

Of course, I haven't seen what the front line guys have seen so my opinion is probably not valid -- but given you guys work so hard to save lives, I'd hope the efforts would be more worth it towards those that deserve it?


I definitely understand your POV. And just to preface, I think the topic right now is very divisive, which offers opportunity for healthy debate. Gonna be a long post cause I've thought a lot about this and engaged in lots of discussion. CN - everyone should have right to choose.

I'm curious if anyone has 100% faith in the vaccine and its efficacy; as in, no doubts or questions, whatsoever. If that's the case, I'm happy for you. To be that certain of something is blissful. I personally have doubts with this (Covid-19) vaccine. I have a coworkers who's healthy teenage son was practically disabled temporarily due to the Brazil variant (still recovering after months). I also have another coworker who's dear friend (also healthy) passed away after taking the vaccine. I'm also generally distrusting of the media nowadays (agenda driven, and not even trying to hide it). To combat this, I try to keep myself informed from both sides of an argument, which usually leaves me spinning my wheels, with no truths, and a lot of frustration.

I think for the majority of the population, there is some level of hesitation or doubt regarding the vaccine. With that in mind, we each have to weigh the pros and cons of our personal choice and our situation. Those who have taken the shot are risking any associated side effects from the various vaccines, some documented, and some which may not show up until years from now. Those who have abstained from the vaccine are risking the symptoms of Covid-19, and are also risking being outcast from society as vaccination status becomes a social currency. This last part is quite concerning to me as it impedes basic human right to choose, a right that we should all be entitled to. On top of this, general distrust of government (and of the vaccine) falls along certain demographic lines, which means that groups that are already marginalize are more likely to be fearful of the vaccine, and are subsequently set further back for not taking it.

I also find it at least worthy of contemplation that doctors, nurses, medics, and other various front line workers, who one would assume would have the best ground level perspective on the affects of Covid-19, have chosen to stand-up against a vaccine mandate at the risk of losing their jobs. Surely amongst that group are some conspiracy theory nuts, but that can't possibly account for such large numbers (which I think comes in around 10% of these groups of professionals).

At the end of it, I believe everyone should be allowed to make the choice on whether or not to get the vaccine, or which vaccine to get, or whether or not to take the booster shot, or whether or not to vaccinate their kids. After all, the research that I'm seeing shows that the affects of the vaccine works on the person taking it, and that it shouldn't matter if the person next to you has taken it. There are no hard stats to show that the vaccinated are any less capable of carrying and transmitting the virus. And currently, at least in Ontario, there is no noticeable strain on the health care system (specifically ICU beds) relating to Covid-19. There is however, (at least anecdotal) evidence to show that some of these systems or services are being impacted by vaccine mandates (and the fall-out from workers refusing to comply and being sent home/suspended/fired from work). So I have to ask, would you rather have a un-vaccinated firefighter come rescue you from a burning building, or you rather take a pass and let the fire do its thing?


furball
(Post Master Sr)
11/12/21 12:28 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Well, all things considered, as this is a car forum ... I'm happy for the support of at least 1 non-retarded parent re: wearing mask at home...

I'm being ostracized by my own family now with this shit, double-standards...
- Oh, you expect the SICK to wear one? How the hell you expect a TODDLER to wear one? (No, I'm not, I expect the ADULTS to)
- Oh, you expect the SICK to wear one? We're all SICK, so we can all be sick together. YOU are NOT SICK, so therefore YOU wear one
- Oh, I recovered from whatever virus, I don't need to wear one, I'm protected now
- Oh, now you're making us all feel bad for not wearing one

Meanwhile, here I am, wearing a mask (too late anyway, as I STILL have a sore throat for over a week) ...

Did covid test with the toddler, both negative, so there's that.

re: 'Preference of an unvaxx'd firefighter come save my ass vs not getting saved. That's no the option though, amirite? There's no checkbox, there's no vote. It's not up for public opinion -- there's a mandate, at either the corporation or service level, to have it across the board.

And put it this way ... Would you prefer to have an ENTIRE FIREFIGHTER STATION wiped out due to covid temporarily for an entire neighbourhood, thereby increasing response time, or have that 1 firefighter go on unpaid leave/terminated until they get vaxxed? That's another perspective.

Just heard a story from a parent at work....
- Group of 12 year old girls, 1 of them is unvaxxed. Seems the girl is not invited to sleepovers/etc cuz well, unvaxxed, as dictated by the parents. Poor girl is lying about her vax status just to be included, and a friend of hers knows she's lying.....

 Originally Posted By: hyper-s2k
ah the stuff kids bring home's deadly - when my daughter was in pre-school she damn near killed my wife, her mom and her siblings. i was the last man standing. kids are walking petrie dishes.

you're not an idiot for being the only one wearing a mask - i'd consider it as self preservation - can't watch the kid if you're down for the count too. it's just that in your house covid's not the thing that's gonna get you but the flu.


4Three
(Post Master Sr)
11/12/21 01:20 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

I'm with you on the mask wearing., even at home, even with family, if the situation dictates. There obviously needs to be some common sense with that too, like you can't wear the same mask all day. It'll just get nasty with all kinda germs. I wear one a lot of the time. It's partially for me, but mainly for other people. If I sneeze or cough, or even if I don't, I don't want others to feel anxious if they have to be around me.

 Originally Posted By: furball
Well, all things considered, as this is a car forum ... I'm happy for the support of at least 1 non-retarded parent re: wearing mask at home...

I'm being ostracized by my own family now with this shit, double-standards...
- Oh, you expect the SICK to wear one? How the hell you expect a TODDLER to wear one? (No, I'm not, I expect the ADULTS to)
- Oh, you expect the SICK to wear one? We're all SICK, so we can all be sick together. YOU are NOT SICK, so therefore YOU wear one
- Oh, I recovered from whatever virus, I don't need to wear one, I'm protected now
- Oh, now you're making us all feel bad for not wearing one

Meanwhile, here I am, wearing a mask (too late anyway, as I STILL have a sore throat for over a week) ...

Did covid test with the toddler, both negative, so there's that.

re: 'Preference of an unvaxx'd firefighter come save my ass vs not getting saved. That's no the option though, amirite? There's no checkbox, there's no vote. It's not up for public opinion -- there's a mandate, at either the corporation or service level, to have it across the board.

And put it this way ... Would you prefer to have an ENTIRE FIREFIGHTER STATION wiped out due to covid temporarily for an entire neighbourhood, thereby increasing response time, or have that 1 firefighter go on unpaid leave/terminated until they get vaxxed? That's another perspective.

Just heard a story from a parent at work....
- Group of 12 year old girls, 1 of them is unvaxxed. Seems the girl is not invited to sleepovers/etc cuz well, unvaxxed, as dictated by the parents. Poor girl is lying about her vax status just to be included, and a friend of hers knows she's lying.....

 Originally Posted By: hyper-s2k
ah the stuff kids bring home's deadly - when my daughter was in pre-school she damn near killed my wife, her mom and her siblings. i was the last man standing. kids are walking petrie dishes.

you're not an idiot for being the only one wearing a mask - i'd consider it as self preservation - can't watch the kid if you're down for the count too. it's just that in your house covid's not the thing that's gonna get you but the flu.


I don't think the current stats support that an entire firehall would go down, but I do understand your perspective/concerns on that. In the beginning of the pandemic, there were a lot of situations where people were sent home to self-isolate, which caused shortages of services in many sectors. Now, outbreaks would have to occur to shut down a station for Covid-19 reasons. And in fact, a station/truck operates based on the minimum number of members working in the station. If they run below that number for whatever reason, that station gets shut down for the day and sends out all their members to neighbouring stations. (I know this because I have family with Toronto Fire). So shutting down stations is a possible concern, but I think the below article is more concerning, where able-bodied workers are vacant from their post because of a mandate they have taken issue with.

NYC Firefighters call out sick

The daily case counts are showing closer to equal number of vaccinated vs unvaccinated coming in as Covid-19 positive. I'm not suggesting that the actual rate of reported infections are equal among the two groups, considering we're looking at about 85% of the population being double vaccinated, but clearly the vaccinated are not immune to carry or transmit, or be affected to the point where they need to get tested and subsequently counted into the daily stats.

And to your comment about if there was a checkbox, I would assume you would select to have a vaccinated firefighter save you. What is your thought behind that? Is your belief that they are less likely to carry the virus? less likely the spread the virus? that they've served their civic duty by getting the vaccine? And why shouldn't we public debate a mandate? I think anytime we mandate things against people's will, there should probably be some discussion. Just because someone decides it should be policy, it shouldn't be questioned or at least discussed?

I totally feel horrible for the kids. I think your example there is a perfect illustration of how this whole polarized approach on the issue will segregate society. It'll end up in lots of mental health issues for sure.

To me, to force vaccination right now, and lets not pretend it's a choice, is an imposition of the ideology of one group upon another. It's discrimination, and it reeks.


hyper-s2k
(Post Master Supreme)
11/12/21 05:05 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: 4Three

I'm curious if anyone has 100% faith in the vaccine and its efficacy; as in, no doubts or questions, whatsoever. If that's the case, I'm happy for you. To be that certain of something is blissful. I personally have doubts with this (Covid-19) vaccine. I have a coworkers who's healthy teenage son was practically disabled temporarily due to the Brazil variant (still recovering after months). I also have another coworker who's dear friend (also healthy) passed away after taking the vaccine. I'm also generally distrusting of the media nowadays (agenda driven, and not even trying to hide it). To combat this, I try to keep myself informed from both sides of an argument, which usually leaves me spinning my wheels, with no truths, and a lot of frustration.

As much as I hate to say it - but in a way, my decision to vaccinate was taken with a sliver of Trump's reference to this (originally) as the "super flu" - but with a huge caveat - so here was my thought process:

1) covid, like influenza, is a virus (but this is a new type / strain of virus) - the only way to fight it off is with a vaccine that teaches your body how to fight it off before you get it.

2) can you fight off a flu without shots? sure, if you've taken enough flu shots over your life time and have enough "coverage" of all the major strains out there.

3) are you bulletproof from ever catching the flu? god no, we don't have enough different types of flu shots to cover all permutations of strains - that's why it will take us down once in a while; but our chances of survival has increased because of flu shots.

4) with covid, this is brand new - so in my mind, my body hasn't learned how to fight this off yet so getting the vaccine was to educate my body to "practice" fighting it.

i'm sorry to hear about your coworkers' story - esp. the one about dying after the vaccine; we go in (with good faith) that a medicine would help us, but rather it gave the opposite effect - i suppose anyone closely related to this event would be hesitant.

would i ever be the first to get in line for a vaccine? nope - i always wait for enough stats to help me make my decision; need to establish a high probability the vaccine / treatment / medicine of doing more good than harm. (hell I don't even update my phone when apple pushes an update - i wait a few weeks / months in case people freak out about it)


 Originally Posted By: 4Three

I think for the majority of the population, there is some level of hesitation or doubt regarding the vaccine. With that in mind, we each have to weigh the pros and cons of our personal choice and our situation. Those who have taken the shot are risking any associated side effects from the various vaccines, some documented, and some which may not show up until years from now. Those who have abstained from the vaccine are risking the symptoms of Covid-19, and are also risking being outcast from society as vaccination status becomes a social currency. This last part is quite concerning to me as it impedes basic human right to choose, a right that we should all be entitled to. On top of this, general distrust of government (and of the vaccine) falls along certain demographic lines, which means that groups that are already marginalize are more likely to be fearful of the vaccine, and are subsequently set further back for not taking it.

I also find it at least worthy of contemplation that doctors, nurses, medics, and other various front line workers, who one would assume would have the best ground level perspective on the affects of Covid-19, have chosen to stand-up against a vaccine mandate at the risk of losing their jobs. Surely amongst that group are some conspiracy theory nuts, but that can't possibly account for such large numbers (which I think comes in around 10% of these groups of professionals).

At the end of it, I believe everyone should be allowed to make the choice on whether or not to get the vaccine, or which vaccine to get, or whether or not to take the booster shot, or whether or not to vaccinate their kids. After all, the research that I'm seeing shows that the affects of the vaccine works on the person taking it, and that it shouldn't matter if the person next to you has taken it. There are no hard stats to show that the vaccinated are any less capable of carrying and transmitting the virus. And currently, at least in Ontario, there is no noticeable strain on the health care system (specifically ICU beds) relating to Covid-19. There is however, (at least anecdotal) evidence to show that some of these systems or services are being impacted by vaccine mandates (and the fall-out from workers refusing to comply and being sent home/suspended/fired from work). So I have to ask, would you rather have a un-vaccinated firefighter come rescue you from a burning building, or you rather take a pass and let the fire do its thing?


Freedom of choice is definitely a privilege we have in Canada - while I respect the choice of others; I just hope they aren't making it for the sake of just opposing a government approach (rather than believing in the science) or follow some form of misinformation to do so; that would lead them to an even worse slippery slope.


BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
11/12/21 10:58 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Fuck your choice. Respectfully

Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
11/13/21 08:03 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

TIL: furball wears a mask at home.

My life feels complete.


furball
(Post Master Sr)
11/15/21 07:28 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

First time having toddler preschool germs hit my inner-circle ... plus during a pandemic (We're still in it?! Fuuuck)

All this shit new to to me ...

And hey, we have a 4-month old to worry about .. trying to keep him clean and clear...

 Originally Posted By: Risky Business
TIL: furball wears a mask at home.

My life feels complete.


355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
11/15/21 01:42 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

You'll be happy to know that if your little one gets covid, he/she will likely be fine and you'll be the one to drop to the floor.

So from the parental standpoint, very little to worry about.


A2B-Lexus
(Post Master Supreme)
11/17/21 11:29 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: 355-Si
We do a Covid call maybe once every 2 weeks.
Itís always an unvaccinated patient (actually no, one person was fully vaxed and had it.)

Its honestly much better.

EMRG isnít packed with Covid, ICU has room too.

We havenít had a Covid case (I mean me and my partner) in maybe 3 weeks now.


Just catching up. This is good to know.


porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
11/18/21 08:13 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Canada is lifting PCR test for vaccinated Canadians retuning from short trips less than 72hours.
Not sure when it comes to effect.
If soon, I might go down to Miami next week for a couple of days.


c2k
(Post Master Supreme)
11/19/21 05:45 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: porschetr
Canada is lifting PCR test for vaccinated Canadians retuning from short trips less than 72hours.
Not sure when it comes to effect.
If soon, I might go down to Miami next week for a couple of days.


I really can't wait for that to happen. Parts pricing in Canada needs to GTFO.


porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
11/19/21 07:49 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Eh, it's lifted on the 30th.
The timing wouldn't work out for me.
I could go for Nov 24th-26th.


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
11/23/21 08:33 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

So the parents in my daughter's JK class are ECSTATIC about vaccines being available for their soon to be 5 year olds.

I mean, wtf, are you serious? Is everyone here going to rush out and vaccinate their children, what's CSI ON's take on this?

I am keeping an open mind on this, I simply don't see the point. I don't even think there have been any deaths of kids without comorbidities from covid. The only questions to answer that I don't have clear information on are long term side effects of contracting covid (assuming they already didn't have it, although I think they probably have) vs long term side effects of the vaccines that we know nothing about?





furball
(Post Master Sr)
11/23/21 08:54 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

It's that warm fuzzy feeling they get, so they can 'bypass' any social-distancing/logical norms you should do in these new times...

With the number of schools going into closure due to 'outbreaks', this is nuts ...


Denis Si
(Post Master)
11/23/21 08:55 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

So whats the deal with 5-11? I dont know what to think with this one....

Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
11/23/21 09:01 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: furball
It's that warm fuzzy feeling they get, so they can 'bypass' any social-distancing/logical norms you should do in these new times...

With the number of schools going into closure due to 'outbreaks', this is nuts ...



One of the parents immediately said "they can finally travel"

Yea, that's sound reasoning to vaccinate a 4 year old in a couple months. I am actually getting pretty fucking angry about it, because I know I will be looked at as the scum for actually wanting to hold off.


Big Tasty
(Post Master Supreme)
11/23/21 09:54 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Last week a kid in a younger rep soccer team (8 or 9 yrs old) caught the rona. This wouldn't matter to me but we have several teams and age groups practicing in the dome, they practice in different areas but you can see how easily this could spread to everyone there and then families, other players during game days..etc. But I guess this is no different from someone at a school getting it and they keep that class home while having the rest of the students still go.

I'll still play the waiting game for now to see how things progress before getting my younger daughters the shot. My 13yr old got hers with no issues but still, not jumping to be first in line for this.


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
11/23/21 10:05 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

If vaccines helped stop the spread, sure, but since they don't....

Denis Si
(Post Master)
11/24/21 06:37 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

They will force it one way or another. Either through sports activities, travel requirements or i guess even eating out.... just wonder when will that come. Spring 2022? By march break?

furball
(Post Master Sr)
11/24/21 08:08 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

They don't?

 Originally Posted By: Risky Business
If vaccines helped stop the spread, sure, but since they don't....


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
11/24/21 08:16 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Studies I read don't quantify the benefit

"you are less likely to spread"
"lower chance of spread"

What does this mean? Do we use our imagination to determine metrics? Point me to the results, I am keeping an open mind. Spread aside, what's the cost vs. benefit vaccinating young children who are not at risk?



Denis Si
(Post Master)
11/24/21 08:58 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: furball
They don't?

 Originally Posted By: Risky Business
If vaccines helped stop the spread, sure, but since they don't....

They dont. You can stil get it and spread it. the MINIMIZE it


furball
(Post Master Sr)
11/24/21 10:05 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

So, are we discussing semantics then?

"less likely", "lower chance" does indeed indicate whatever study is mentioned "works" ....

Challenge then is, is that "work" mean 1% decrease, 10%, 80%... is that what we're discussing?

 Originally Posted By: Risky Business
benefit vaccinating young children who are not at risk?


Perhaps... a benefit to vaxxing the 5-11, is more on them NOT getting it and becoming super spreaders? (i.e. they typically don't get too sick, requiring hospitalization etc.)


[UPDATE] -- This story actually involves the latest African variant .....
In other news, obvi this has no stats, but is a (single) real-world scenario:
- In HK, once you arrive, you're quarantined for 14 days.
- Seems 1 individual was in the hotel wearing a mask with a 1-way valve, and infected another individual directly across the hallway ...
- Doesn't appear they were locking lips and doing the dirty dirty (they mention cameras, and the fact the 1-way valve dude opened his door a few times, not wearing mask, wearing a 1-way valve, etc...)

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/heal...ish-valve-style

 Originally Posted By: Risky Business
Studies I read don't quantify the benefit

"you are less likely to spread"
"lower chance of spread"

What does this mean? Do we use our imagination to determine metrics? Point me to the results, I am keeping an open mind. Spread aside, what's the cost vs. benefit vaccinating young children who are not at risk?



furball
(Post Master Sr)
11/24/21 10:16 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Here's the 'official' Pfizer test results of 5-11...

https://www.pfizer.com/news/press-releas...topline-results

Glancing thru the Canadian NACI results here ... even though, TYPICALLY children aged 5-11 would get mild asymptomatic cases... those with underlying would get it worse yadda yadda yadda ...

https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/phac-a...1-years-age.pdf

 Originally Posted By: "An Advisory Committee Statement (ACS) National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) Recommendation on the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine (10 mcg) in children 5-11 years of age. Published: November 19, 2021"
Efficacy: Preliminary efficacy data were limited to the evaluable efficacy population from Cohort
1 (individuals who did not have evidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection prior to dose 2; 1,305
randomized to receive the vaccine; 663 randomized to receive placebo). As of October 8, 2021
(data cut-off date for analysis), a total of 19 confirmed, symptomatic cases of COVID-19 were
identified at least 7 days after dose 2 of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine or placebo in
study participants 5-11 years of age. The estimated efficacy of the vaccine against symptomatic
COVID-19 from 7 days after dose 2 was 90.7% (95% CI: 67.7 to 98.3%; 3 cases identified in the
vaccine group and 16 cases in the placebo group).An analysis of efficacy by various subgroups
(sex, race, and ethnicity, presence of comorbidities, and country of recruitment) resulted in point
estimates of vaccine efficacy (all above 85%) that were similar to the overall estimate. However,
many of the subgroup efficacy estimates were based on a small number of cases, resulting in
large confidence intervals around these point estimates.
The majority of confirmed cases in study participants were identified in August and September
2021, at a time when the Delta variant was the predominant circulating strain in the US and
globally. However, no sequence analysis was reported on case isolates to determine whether
they were caused by the Delta variant or another variant.
None of the identified cases met the pre-defined criteria for a severe case of COVID-19, therefore
the data did not include estimates of vaccine efficacy against severe outcomes such as
hospitalization, MIS-C or death (


4Three
(Post Master Sr)
11/24/21 02:59 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

I would hope that all their testing is objective and in good faith. I admit that I'm not great at reading these technical studies, but it looks like we're talking about roughly 2000 kids in in this test group with ~1300 receiving the vaccine, and ~660 getting a placebo. From the entire group, they had 19 confirmed symptomatic cases; 3 of those in vaccinated members and 16 in the placebo (unvaccinated) group. So we're talking about ~1% of that group being symptomatic, and of that 1%, about we're looking at about 1:5 ratio of vaccinated to unvaccinated. It would appear to support that vaccinated members of that group are less likely to have symptoms, but IMO, an overall 1% showing symptoms is a low risk.

I think it would be useful to know if the entire group was tested, to show how many were asymptomatic (no symptoms, but carrying, and possibly transmitting). At the onset of this pandemic, that was one of the most concerning issues, that people wouldn't be showing symptoms, and would unknowingly be passing this thing around. And my understanding is that having less symptoms does not equate to less chance of carrying/spreading (but I could be wrong, and please let me know if I am).

Personally, I can't help but be skeptical (link) about any large company. Not that I think they are overtly trying to be evil, but when there is so much pressure to create a solution, some corners might be cut, and as long as it falls within an acceptable case count, the business just moves forward. Isn't it the same reason why most of us would not think about buying a first model year car? We know there will be bugs. Maybe let all the bugs get worked out before we personally commit? I don't have any 5-11 year-olds, but if I did, I'd hold off for sure.

I respect everyone's personal stance, and Covid has affected everyone in dramatic and devastating ways. We all have to make the best choice for ourselves. I totally support people who are eager to get the vaccine, and also those who are hesitant.


Big Tasty
(Post Master Supreme)
11/26/21 03:29 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/ar...ries-after-new/

And here we go again:

 Quote:
The discovery of a complex new COVID-19 variant with dozens of mutations, detected in five countries and igniting a rapid surge of cases in South Africa, has triggered a wave of travel bans and border controls in many countries worldwide.

Scientists in South Africa announced on Thursday that they had identified the worrisome new variant, which might be more transmissible than others. Within hours, Britain announced a ban on flights from South Africa and several other African countries. On Friday, a large number of countries issued similar bans, including Canada and the United States, which prohibited foreign nationals from several countries in southern Africa.


A2B-Lexus
(Post Master Supreme)
11/26/21 08:57 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

GNSP.......new variant sounds pretty serious

Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
11/28/21 09:30 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/mobile/ontari...to-11-1.5681660

Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
11/28/21 09:31 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: A2B-Lexus
GNSP.......new variant sounds pretty serious


As did all of them.

We are all getting covid (if we haven't already). There is no hiding, accept and move on.


A2B-Lexus
(Post Master Supreme)
11/28/21 02:24 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Survival of the fittest.

355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
11/29/21 07:32 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

this man knows.

355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
11/29/21 07:33 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

The life cycle of a virus is strong to weak. It'll happen with covid as well.

355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
11/29/21 07:36 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: Risky Business
https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/mobile/ontario-health-official-casts-doubt-on-whether-vaccination-requirements-will-ever-be-extended-to-children-aged-5-to-11-1.5681660


Here's my take on it... if not them, then why us?
If it's mandated on us, then now that kids are accepted into the age range, it should be required for anyone who is eligible.

I can't stand the inconsistencies.


Last week we took our youngest to a bday party at a trampoline park.
"Masks must be warn at all times in the park... unless actively using the trampolines."

So, if you're chilling walking or sitting, you need your mask... but if you're jumping around, breathing hard, next to each other... no need. And also, the ones in that environment are 95% children, who are mostly unvaccinated.

#Logic.


furball
(Post Master Sr)
11/29/21 12:22 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Well, the stock markets sure thought it serious ... Everything got fucked on Friday.

'Breakthrough Covid' was a serious thing just .. awhile back, i.e. getting Covid after being vaccinated. Now it's a regular scenario...

The most well-known one I'm aware of is Bryan Adams getting Covid twice AFTER being double-vaxxed...

 Originally Posted By: Risky Business
 Originally Posted By: A2B-Lexus
GNSP.......new variant sounds pretty serious


As did all of them.

We are all getting covid (if we haven't already). There is no hiding, accept and move on.


furball
(Post Master Sr)
11/29/21 12:28 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Not necessarily?

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-viruses-evolve-180975343/

https://www.khanacademy.org/science/ap-b...tion-of-viruses

(Not arguing or starting a shitfest ... learning actually...)

 Originally Posted By: 355-Si
The life cycle of a virus is strong to weak. It'll happen with covid as well.


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
11/29/21 01:02 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: furball
Well, the stock markets sure thought it serious ... Everything got fucked on Friday.

'Breakthrough Covid' was a serious thing just .. awhile back, i.e. getting Covid after being vaccinated. Now it's a regular scenario...

The most well-known one I'm aware of is Bryan Adams getting Covid twice AFTER being double-vaxxed...

 Originally Posted By: Risky Business
 Originally Posted By: A2B-Lexus
GNSP.......new variant sounds pretty serious


As did all of them.

We are all getting covid (if we haven't already). There is no hiding, accept and move on.


What is your point? I don't think I follow.

If you don't have allergies/pre existing conditions get vaccinated (the age cut off should really be 40+ here), but whatever I am not going to split hairs, the data is out on covid impact on those under 40 in good health.

If you have issues or pre existing conditions where the vax may put you at risk for side effects or blood clots, roll the dice either way on vax or no vax. Should be discretionary.

Everything else is out of our control, variants, mutations, etc. Vaccinated and in good health, you've done your part, move on, we can't keep living like a bunch of handicapped idiots, it has been 2 years of this shit.


355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
11/30/21 07:23 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

I had a patient who was 1st vaccinated in June, then the second dose in August.
He contracted covid in October (with bad symptoms... no hospitalization though) and since recovery, has been showing signs of Long Covid.

This person had no medical history and was 28 years old.

Just goes to show you can still get it.
Do I believe in the vaccine? Yes. Do I think it's the hard line to end everything? Absolutely not.
It's just a reinforcement that helps attenuate the effects of the symptoms and gives you a better shot at not being a carrier or an ICU patient.
But you still gotta be smart about it. But that's a general comment and not just covid. It should apply regardless.


BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
12/20/21 08:19 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

what a shit show to try and get a booster or rapid test kit. especially in york region. imma wait this one out.

furball
(Post Master Sr)
12/20/21 10:37 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Let the Hunger Games begin Ö

Like all idiots, woke up early to hammer the site Ö duh, doesnít open until 8am.

Didnít read all the local news, everyone can book booster 3 months after 2nd, not 6 mths.

Scrambling but so much shit to chase down between local provincial site vs small pharmacies etc.

I ended up getting my 3rd booster this afternoon at a clinic set up at a shopping mall. From walk in lineup to walking out 75 mins. Got wind from a physician working there that they had extra Moderna and allowed walkins, despite signs all over that NO booster for walkins etc Ö

Before getting jabbed apparently you could choose Mo or PfÖ.


355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
12/21/21 07:20 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Allegedly, Moderna has efficacy vs Omicron.

porschetr
(Post Master Supreme)
12/21/21 10:38 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

York region site yesterday. Everything booked till Dec 30.
So I woke up at 7am today aiming for the Dec 31 to open.

7am - Booking site not working
7:30am - Booking site not working
8am - Working, but Dec 31 is full.


c2k
(Post Master Supreme)
12/22/21 11:21 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

We gave up booking online because it was showing no appointment available until end of Feb. The wife decided it was worth a shot to call in provincial booking line and we ended up booking the booster shot appt for boxing day.

Try calling it in instead of booking it online.


Screamin Type ARGH!
(Post Master Supreme)
12/22/21 05:04 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

why the rush? lol so stupid.

elderly yes ok, healthcare sure.

other than that, meh...same shit's it's been for 2.5yrs.

keep being safe about it and you're most likely going to be fine.

omi spreads easier but not even as bad as original. as usual news fucking spreading fear like crazy and the gov go back to their lockdown bullshit umbrella one-size fits all crap. idiots.


Hatorade
(Post Master Supreme)
12/23/21 08:57 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: Screamin Type ARGH!
why the rush? lol so stupid.

elderly yes ok, healthcare sure.

other than that, meh...same shit's it's been for 2.5yrs.

keep being safe about it and you're most likely going to be fine.

omi spreads easier but not even as bad as original. as usual news fucking spreading fear like crazy and the gov go back to their lockdown bullshit umbrella one-size fits all crap. idiots.


100% with you. I don't understand the rush either. I haven't gotten covid, so I'll just keep doing what I'm doing...


BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
12/23/21 09:58 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

i'm not rushing to line up either but it would be nice to get one sooner than later.
i don't understand the constant need for some people to make claims and shout their beliefs. tired of hearing shit like everyone's gonna get it eventually, its not that bad. blah blah blah. if you've gotten your shots, wear masks and social distance then that's all you can do. just keep it moving. anti lockdown people mixing in the the anti vax people at this point. all forms of entitlement. get real.


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
12/23/21 10:59 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzVoS-1TIWI

Data from Ontario on risk of boosters/mix and matching vaccines.


BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
12/23/21 12:53 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/road-to-hell/

Guy sounds like some clout chaser. Stirring the pot to establish his name. Would take what he says with a grain of salt.


furball
(Post Master Sr)
12/24/21 11:07 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Nearing 10k/day in Ontario ... You'd think Omicron is prepping for a marathon or something...

355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
12/26/21 02:07 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

3 weeks to flatten the curve...

Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
12/27/21 05:34 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Looks like this variant is nowhere near as serious as the past according to this doc and what he is seeing from Humber Valley hospital. Coincides with what a lot of other docs are saying in the states as well, this is basically a cold:

https://twitter.com/DrJacobsRad/status/1475094747513561090


BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
12/28/21 11:05 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Hmm am I gonna believe what this guy is saying cause he sounds butt hurt things didn't go his way?
https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2018...aking-away.html
I think I'll wait.


c2k
(Post Master Supreme)
12/29/21 07:24 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Fuck Doug Ford so much w his bullshit bill 124 which is nothing but a slap across the face for the health professionals.

355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
12/29/21 07:37 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Guess who has covid?
10 day iso! lol. It's all useless.

My entire shift is wiped into isolation.

3 confirmed, one is totally gonna be confirmed, and 4 close contact iso.

We all wear masks, we all wear goggles, and everything else.

And yet, one person got from his kid who got it from school... and that guy passed it through our entire shift.

My station is empty tonight. 4 ambulances off the road.

The past two nights, there have only been 30 ambulance to cover the entire city... and I was the only Advanced Care ambulance city-wide.

But hey, no problems in the healthcare system at all.


Simon_the_Pieman
(Post Master Sr)
12/29/21 08:58 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

LOL

A2B-Lexus
(Post Master Supreme)
12/29/21 09:39 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

daaamn.....not a good time to need an ambulance.

get better 355


355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
12/31/21 08:17 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Update:

Symptoms started on the evening of the 29th. Tickle in the throat.
Overnight was fever and never warm enough or cool enough.

Next day (the 30th), woke up with sore throat... that disappeared by mid-morning.
Throughout the day, I had the perpetual need to clear my throat (cough.)
Fell asleep on the couch around 7pm for an hour... and went to bed last night at 10pm.

Sleep was ok.

Woke up this morning... still tickle in the throat. All else is fine.


I'm not even isolating from my kids. It is what it is.

If it's aerosol, there's no amount of distance that will keep everyone from getting it.

Hoping vaccine + antibodies = stronger.


furball
(Post Master Sr)
12/31/21 10:02 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Well fuck, hope you're feeling better quick dude, and your whole fam isn't infected.

Technically we're under self-quarantine(?) - wife was in 'outside contact' with a confirmed case.

Yesterday was a whirlwind ... with 3 'clusters' that while not direct contact, could've/would've...

a) - FurBalletta goes out with Furballetta Jr in stroller for a 'girls stroller walk/chat' with 2 others (and their respective baby daughters)
- 1 contact's partner CONFIRMED positive next morning via rapid test, 8 mth old daughter on/off fevers, contact herself had negative rapid test.
- PCR test taken 2hrs after rapid test confirmed positive (mother, father, 8-mth old daughter.) Mother's triple-vaxxed (since Nov), father double. Kid still feverish.

- FurBalletta + FurBalletta Jr got PCR test yesterday, awaiting results... (Got denied in Hamilton in a 'healthcare workers-only' PCR walk-in, cuz apparently a) HAMILTON HCW's only, and b) walk-in full)

b) FurBalletta reeeeeeeally wanted to go visit some friends who drove up from US.... Well, thankfully it didn't work out, cuz that whole fam is confirmed positive via rapid test (except 1.) I asked if their dog is positive (no joke .... I didn't get an answer.) Apparently, they are ok to 'drive back into the US' because .... they have a 'quarantine plan'? Apparently they might also be considered essential workers as ... the couple both have scheduled/on-calls for baby deliveries (dual OBGYNs)

c) The 'hookup' the wife has re: PCR tests with 24-hr turnaround got 'put on hold' due to physician getting a 'sore throat' ... so based on current guidelines, she's considered 'positive' until her own PCR test comes back. (The physician was the one that did the PCR tests for a)...)

 Originally Posted By: 355-Si
Update:
I'm not even isolating from my kids. It is what it is.

If it's aerosol, there's no amount of distance that will keep everyone from getting it.


A2B-Lexus
(Post Master Supreme)
12/31/21 01:53 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

GNSP

The Postman
(Post Master Sr)
12/31/21 02:17 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Got my booster yesterday, arm is a tad sore but that was it.

Wife is still working at a small community in Manitoba where literally every single person has covid. But initial shots and booster are all she does most days.

Shes home for two weeks now and worked a few shifts at her hospital. ICU is almost full, but only 2 covid, rest are elderly Influenza and other trauma types. ER is a shit show with everyone wanting to get tested and other non-emergency visits filling the place up and slowing it down. Wait times can be 4-10 hours.

355-Si... Off load delay for EMS at my wifes ER is 7-8 buses who wait for 3-5 hours.


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
12/31/21 02:48 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Spent the last few days at Sunnybrook Critical Care/ICU (visiting), it's pretty busy. ER was slowish when I was there.

355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
12/31/21 02:53 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

ER is definitely a gong show full of people looking to get PCR tests. Come on people, gtfo!

As far as offload delay, it's not too bad here in Toronto.
Scarborough was having a tough time about a month ago because they launched a new software that people were acclimatizing to. But otherwise, not bad.


robbbby
(Post Master Supreme)
01/02/22 09:41 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Pretty sure I'm positive even though antigen test showed negative. Windsor/Essex is so overwhelmed it's near impossible to get a PCR test, and to be honest, I don't care enough to know if it's a cold or covid.

I've been fine during the days, but once nightfall rolls around my cough and sinuses are just going crazy. Sleeping has been terrible because throat hurts so much and I can't stop coughing. Get up, have a tea and I'm as good as new. This has repeated for 3 days now.

Dead give away to make me believe it's covid is my breathing. Wednesday before I had any real symptoms, I was doing a workout on the bike, I couldn't finish, was just gasping for air which isn't normal at all for the effort I was exerting. Right then i was like fuck, I know what's happening, and sure enough the rest of the symptoms followed.

CN - goodnight sweet prince


Big Tasty
(Post Master Supreme)
01/03/22 12:12 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Looks like we are back to online schooling. Haven't seen anything from the Toronto school boards yet:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/c...sures-1.6302531

 Quote:
Ontario is moving schools online for at least two weeks, temporarily closing indoor dining and gyms and pausing non-urgent medical procedures as it faces record-high case counts that, according to public health officials, threaten to overwhelm the province's health-care system.

Premier Doug Ford announced the changes at a morning news conference Monday. He was joined by his ministers of health, education and finance, as well Ontario's chief medical officer of health and the CEO of Ontario Health.


Screamin Type ARGH!
(Post Master Supreme)
01/03/22 12:12 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

annnnnnnnd yeah fuck this fucking gov to hell.

and the fear mongering media.


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
01/03/22 12:25 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Unreal, this place is a fucking joke.

furball
(Post Master Sr)
01/03/22 12:37 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

At one point about a month ago, I caught some shit from the toddler's pre-school ...

It wasn't covid (confirmed via PCR), but fuck did it rip right thru the family ... Had a sore throat for well over a week, it got so bad I felt my throat swell at night and apparently I was snoring like a freight train...

The 5-mth old was diagnosed with croup, then an RSV pneumonia from the same shit from pre-school .... (Confirmed via PCR tests on mother + toddler at the time not covid.)

Some of these symptoms could be the dry air in the winter ... We have humidifiers running at night in the bedrooms --- toddler's bedroom feels like the amazon ... (have them on cold or warm mist...)


c2k
(Post Master Supreme)
01/03/22 02:42 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Fuck DoFo Trump Lite and time to vote his ass out in June.

4Three
(Post Master Sr)
01/04/22 08:01 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Given how the Ontario government had responded in the past two years, was it really a surprised that we're going back to lockdown? It's stupid, and small businesses are slowly getting snuffed out.

Curious tho, what better ideas have we got and who would have the stomach to carry it out? Everyone is scared that COVID is a death sentence. I don't think any politician would risk not closing stuff down.


furball
(Post Master Sr)
01/04/22 08:14 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Ihu wat

 Quote:
France detects new COVID-19 variant 'IHU', more infectious than Omicron.
The new variant ó B.1.640.2 ó which has been detected in 12 patients near Marseille, contains 46 mutations, making it more resistant to vaccines and infectious


https://www.firstpost.com/health/france-...t-10256521.html


Big Tasty
(Post Master Supreme)
01/04/22 09:04 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Well at this point Covid is not going away. Israel is already doing 4 doses of vaccines and that was with Omicron, not even the new shit out.

This is the new reality.


Big Tasty
(Post Master Supreme)
01/04/22 09:09 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Oh and:

https://www.cnbctv18.com/healthcare/expl...on-12001862.htm

At a time when the world is gripped with the Omicron variant of COVID-19, a woman who recently gave birth in Israel has been diagnosed with flu and COVID-19 simultaneously, a condition which is being dubbed as the Ďflurona,í media reports said.

According to experts, Ďfluronaí is not a new variant, but a case of double infection of the coronavirus and the influenza virus. The presence of both viruses could result in full range of severe symptoms including pneumonia, respiratory complications and myocarditis, which could lead to death if left untreated.
Israeli health officials have warned of a ďtwindemicĒ that could lead to patients swarming the hospitals with flu and COVID-19.


4Three
(Post Master Sr)
01/04/22 11:02 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

When I read stuff like that, firstly, it's kinda funny (if you're not the one getting sick, because it just sounds hilarious, "flurona"), but it also makes me wonder, are humans not supposed to get sick? Yes, getting sick sucks, but isn't that just part of life? Then it made me wonder, has the world population been measurably affected by the pandemic?

I'll retract this quoted section below because I can't find data on global death rates that isn't a projection.
 Quote:
This site tells me no. Global death rate seems pretty consistent over the years. Wasn't COVID supposed to be decimating our population? I'm just surfing on my phone so if someone can find a better site that offers something different, please add it. Just kinda thinking out loud here.

https://www.macrotrends.net/countries/WLD/world/death-rate

Edit: seems that previous link was a projection so that's not relevant.

This one seems to be a Canadian stat for 2020, but also protection. https://www.statista.com/statistics/434353/death-rate-for-all-causes-in-canada/

Best I could find was WHO estimate of excess mortality in 2020 of 3 million (actual 1.8 million reported). So we're talking about ~0.03% excess mortality.


So the next question is, how has the world been affected by the pandemic? Well socially people aren't able to gather like before. We can't travel like before. People's liberties and ability to earn has been reduced / removed. People are scared. People are angry and polarized. Hospitals do not appear overrun, we just live in fear that they may be overrun. (You can check hospital websites for their daily COVID patient numbers, and remember that the patient may not be there necessarily because of COVID).

This then begs the question, have our solutions worked? Vaccinated are still testing positive and some hospitalization (arguably reduced compared to unvaxxed). Places previously only admitting vaccine passports are now closed to them. Lockdown hasn't stopped anything, if it slowed anything at best. So all of it that we've done, what was the cost. Massive debts everywhere.

The talking heads say more boosters, higher compliance. Has it really been proven to work? I mean measurably work for society? Someone needs to change this course or we're just stuck on a hamster wheel.


furball
(Post Master Sr)
01/10/22 09:00 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Yay.....Canada....?

https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/omi...in-south-africa

 Quote:
Omicron was in Nova Scotia wastewater before it was identified in South Africa
'Our team detected Omicron, retrospectively, in Nova Scotia wastewater in mid-November,' Dalhousie researchers say


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
01/11/22 08:57 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Thankfully schools are back.

Happy we have a bunch of solid parents in our community/school, one organized an in home class for 5 of our kids, hired a student teacher and tutor and the two work with the 5 kids and rotate from house to house every day. Been a blessing.


titty sprinkles
(Post Master Supreme)
01/11/22 02:21 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: 355-Si
ER is definitely a gong show full of people looking to get PCR tests. Come on people, gtfo!

As far as offload delay, it's not too bad here in Toronto.
Scarborough was having a tough time about a month ago because they launched a new software that people were acclimatizing to. But otherwise, not bad.


what's offload delay? LOL

about to get my booster. GNSP


355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
01/11/22 05:14 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

This is awesome Vas.

Big Tasty
(Post Master Supreme)
01/12/22 08:11 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-quebec-to-impose-tax-on-unvaccinated/

Quebec will impose a tax on those who arenít vaccinated against COVID-19 to offset their disproportionate cost to the health care system and encourage more people to get their shots.

Premier FranÁois Legault pointed to the makeup of intensive-care hospitalizations in Quebec as the driver for the levy. Unvaccinated Quebeckers make up just 10 per cent of the provinceís adult population but comprise about half of those admitted to ICU with the disease, he said.

ďItís a question of equity,Ē he said. ďRight now, these people put a very important burden on our health care network. I think itís normal that the majority of the population are asking that there be a consequence.Ē


c2k
(Post Master Supreme)
01/12/22 09:04 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Ford would never impose the tax as he gotta think about his daughter Krista. However, I can imagine that having a daughter like Krista would be so taxing though.

BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
01/12/22 10:31 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

curious to see how long schools will be open before they are shut down again

355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
01/12/22 10:31 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Do not agree.

 Originally Posted By: Big Tasty
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-quebec-to-impose-tax-on-unvaccinated/

Quebec will impose a tax on those who arenít vaccinated against COVID-19 to offset their disproportionate cost to the health care system and encourage more people to get their shots.

Premier FranÁois Legault pointed to the makeup of intensive-care hospitalizations in Quebec as the driver for the levy. Unvaccinated Quebeckers make up just 10 per cent of the provinceís adult population but comprise about half of those admitted to ICU with the disease, he said.

ďItís a question of equity,Ē he said. ďRight now, these people put a very important burden on our health care network. I think itís normal that the majority of the population are asking that there be a consequence.Ē


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
01/12/22 12:37 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

By this logic they should probably start taxing everyone that's fat, since that's a choice as well and a burden to society at large.

Simon_the_Pieman
(Post Master Sr)
01/12/22 01:15 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

obesity tax!
xxxl clothes tax!
fast food tax!
smokers tax!
cigarette tax!
you get a tax!
and you get a tax!

/oprah


Big Tasty
(Post Master Supreme)
01/14/22 08:45 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

It's Friday!!! Puff, Puff, don't pass.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ajherringto...sh=2b0ae7241753

 Quote:
Compounds in cannabis can prevent infection from the virus that causes Covid-19 by blocking its entry into cells, according to a study published this week by researchers affiliated with Oregon State University. A report on the research, ďCannabinoids Block Cellular Entry of SARS-CoV-2 and the Emerging Variants,Ē was published online on Monday by the Journal of Natural Products.

The researchers found that two cannabinoid acids commonly found in hemp varietals of cannabis, cannabigerolic acid, or CBGA, and cannabidiolic acid, also known as CBDA, can bind to the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. By binding to the spike protein, the compounds can prevent the virus from entering cells and causing infection, potentially offering new avenues to prevent and treat the disease.


furball
(Post Master Sr)
01/17/22 09:15 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

I ran down a few rabbit holes lately, and ... haven't found solid evidence to go one way or the other....

a) If someone was PCR = positive, how long after infection would they continue to show positive in PCR tests? I'm reading 'up to 3 mths', which confuses me since ... How would people TRAVEL? (i.e. negative covid test to fly, etc.)

b) How soon is too soon, to get a PCR test, should you come in contact with a confirmed positive case? (I'm just hearing shit like 'PCR test is very sensitive, hence a) above, etc. etc. etc.')

Meanwhile, we're pretty much getting daily updates from pre-school about confirmed positive cases, etc.. (Whether it's PCR or other, no clue.) And we're about to put the toddler back tomorrow.


titty sprinkles
(Post Master Supreme)
01/18/22 02:57 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: Big Tasty
It's Friday!!! Puff, Puff, don't pass.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ajherringto...sh=2b0ae7241753

 Quote:
Compounds in cannabis can prevent infection from the virus that causes Covid-19 by blocking its entry into cells, according to a study published this week by researchers affiliated with Oregon State University. A report on the research, ďCannabinoids Block Cellular Entry of SARS-CoV-2 and the Emerging Variants,Ē was published online on Monday by the Journal of Natural Products.

The researchers found that two cannabinoid acids commonly found in hemp varietals of cannabis, cannabigerolic acid, or CBGA, and cannabidiolic acid, also known as CBDA, can bind to the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. By binding to the spike protein, the compounds can prevent the virus from entering cells and causing infection, potentially offering new avenues to prevent and treat the disease.


no wonder i haven't caught covid yet


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
01/18/22 06:39 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: furball
I ran down a few rabbit holes lately, and ... haven't found solid evidence to go one way or the other....

a) If someone was PCR = positive, how long after infection would they continue to show positive in PCR tests? I'm reading 'up to 3 mths', which confuses me since ... How would people TRAVEL? (i.e. negative covid test to fly, etc.)

b) How soon is too soon, to get a PCR test, should you come in contact with a confirmed positive case? (I'm just hearing shit like 'PCR test is very sensitive, hence a) above, etc. etc. etc.')

Meanwhile, we're pretty much getting daily updates from pre-school about confirmed positive cases, etc.. (Whether it's PCR or other, no clue.) And we're about to put the toddler back tomorrow.


Time to step away from doing "YoUr OwN ReSeEARCH" and live life.


A2B-Lexus
(Post Master Supreme)
01/19/22 06:15 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

restaurants and gyms set to open soon? The lockdown is really messing with the survival of restaurants.

BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
01/20/22 06:52 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Alot of restaurants claim lockdowns killing them but we're already on a downhill before the pandemic. Tell me how some restaurants are making even more now because they changed their business model. If they haven't adapted by now they probably should have cut their losses a year ago. It's a pandemic. Alot of people are going to eat out anymore, lockdown or not.

4Three
(Post Master Sr)
01/20/22 02:44 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: BroKe
Alot of restaurants claim lockdowns killing them but we're already on a downhill before the pandemic. Tell me how some restaurants are making even more now because they changed their business model. If they haven't adapted by now they probably should have cut their losses a year ago. It's a pandemic. Alot of people are going to eat out anymore, lockdown or not.


This is probably true to some extent. Some restaurants have been able to take advantage of the pandemic by reducing their employees, going down to a skeleton crew, and moving entirely to pick-up / delivery. Good for them, if we accept that dining out and the whole hospitality experience has marginal value. That'll depend on the type of business you're running. So yeah, there were a lot of small businesses in trouble before the pandemic, and covid put the reality check on them. Guess what else was happening before the pandemic? Hospitals being overwhelmed. LOL. Google that shit. Basically every year. Chicken little.


Screamin Type ARGH!
(Post Master Supreme)
01/20/22 02:55 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

any lockdown of any kind is a fucking useless joke at this point.

BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
01/20/22 06:59 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: 4Three
 Originally Posted By: BroKe
Alot of restaurants claim lockdowns killing them but we're already on a downhill before the pandemic. Tell me how some restaurants are making even more now because they changed their business model. If they haven't adapted by now they probably should have cut their losses a year ago. It's a pandemic. Alot of people are going to eat out anymore, lockdown or not.


This is probably true to some extent. Some restaurants have been able to take advantage of the pandemic by reducing their employees, going down to a skeleton crew, and moving entirely to pick-up / delivery. Good for them, if we accept that dining out and the whole hospitality experience has marginal value. That'll depend on the type of business you're running. So yeah, there were a lot of small businesses in trouble before the pandemic, and covid put the reality check on them. Guess what else was happening before the pandemic? Hospitals being overwhelmed. LOL. Google that shit. Basically every year. Chicken little.


that is true, and now we have covid so it makes it extra worse


Screamin Type ARGH!
(Post Master Supreme)
01/24/22 09:09 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?



titty sprinkles
(Post Master Supreme)
01/28/22 05:40 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

is it me or did the media not really show the extent of the trucker protest?

vaughan mills was PACKED. the news showed 1 bridge at keele street with people on it, when i was driving into work from rutherford to 401 every single bridge was packed with people, trucks everywhere with flags of F*CK TRUDEAU or canada flags, and when i finally got to keele street OPP had to keep people back from actually going onto the highway; there were people across the bridge, under it, around it and everything.

i just find it funny that the same day that they were protesting, all of a sudden the news shows "top DR says it's time to live with covid"


4Three
(Post Master Sr)
01/28/22 06:06 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

There is some coverage, but being possibly the largest truck convoy ever, it's not getting the coverage it deserves. And coincidentally, just as they arrive in Ottawa, our poor PM is self isolating for covid contact ... even tho he doesn't have to. Then you have all the politicians who have been mute forever, suddenly coming out "go truckers".

BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
01/28/22 07:09 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Probably because a it's filled with right wing nut jobs that have attached themselves to that group. Makes the whole thing look ridiculous.

c2k
(Post Master Supreme)
01/30/22 08:56 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: 4Three
There is some coverage, but being possibly the largest truck convoy ever, it's not getting the coverage it deserves. And coincidentally, just as they arrive in Ottawa, our poor PM is self isolating for covid contact ... even tho he doesn't have to. Then you have all the politicians who have been mute forever, suddenly coming out "go truckers".


The so called alt-right convoy certainly do not deserve the coverage and respect. Im all for peaceful protest, but this isn't even a protest, not even close.







Actions speaks louder than words and they do not resonate well with the rest of Canada.

https://www.reddit.com/r/onguardforthee/...freedom_convoy/ \:\|

oMG, muH FrEeDumB is tHe HurTz!


4Three
(Post Master Sr)
01/31/22 10:37 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

That's horrible for sure. But interestingly, if you look harder, you'll also find videos of protesters cleaning up the Terry Fox statue.

Link

It's reasonable to assume that in such large groups, whatever the group, there may be some bad actors. Some might even suggest there are implants to steer the narrative for the media. Whatever the case, I think it's very apparent that our mainstream media has an agenda and we don't get an unbiased version of events from them. I personally, and I think a lot of people also, have lost faith and trust in fair reporting. What it has turned into is fear and hate from ever divergent tribes. It shouldn't be too much to ask for facts to be reported instead of right wing or left wing opinions. We're all smart enough to form or own opinions if you give us the straight facts.

Whereas the leader of the country should be uniting us, he's used language to further drive a wedge. Comparing unvaccinated people to racists and misogynists. And when there were reports of droves of trucks leaving BC and he comes out saying it's a small fringe minority, with unacceptable views; that's very a dismissive stance to take. The truck convoy is possibly the largest ever, so no big deal, right Prime Minister?

Likewise, if you look harder, you'll realise the convoy was predominantly a peaceful, diverse crowd, chanting for freedom. You don't need to agree with them or their cause. But for the media to report it with the slant that it was Nazi flags and white supremacists disingenuous at the very least.


SuPeR-MaRiO
(Post Master Sr)
01/31/22 04:53 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: c2k
The so called alt-right convoy certainly do not deserve the coverage and respect. Im all for peaceful protest, but this isn't even a protest, not even close.

Mission accomplished. The media have done an outstanding job hiding it. If it isn't a protest, what is it?

I whole heartedly agree that they should not have defaced a statue as prestigious as Terry Fox. However, where were the people that are complaining about it when so many other statues were defaced, torn down and destroyed during many other "peaceful protests"? I bet its the same people that were crying to "defund the police" that are now saying the police should get involved and put an end to this protest. You're right all the rioting done the US, those are peaceful protests. The churches burnt down in Chile, those were peaceful protests. \:\|

I'm not for inconveniencing people due to a protest, and luckily I was not affected. But they're not doing anything illegal.

Let's put aside why they are protesting. Put aside whether they are "anti-vaxx". What happened to freedom of speech? Can they not voice their concerns? Or does it only count when it fits a certain agenda?

As for the Nazi flag, well it goes without saying that its just one fucktard and there weren't hundreds of flags. I wouldn't be surprised if he was planted there. (*gasp* wait not! that doesn't happen!)

Do you know how many journalists, politicians, media outlets etc were DYING for this to become a violent protest? Sadly for them, it was not.


BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
02/01/22 06:30 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Fuck these people. Bunch of idiots. Wtf are you protesting? Really. Bunch of people throwing a tantrum cause they can't have their way during a pandemic. Get over it. This ain't Burger King. You can't have it your way. All I see is alot of privilege and entitlement. Pathetic.

SuPeR-MaRiO
(Post Master Sr)
02/01/22 08:18 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

I guess you're right. They only represent 54% of the population



https://www.castanet.net/news/Canada/358...Angus-Reid-poll


furball
(Post Master Sr)
02/01/22 08:53 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

In other news, the toddler (Germ Vector) is positive. Highest probability is it came from pre-school. Fever for the past 2 days, nose like a goopy tap.

Stuck on me all day and night (sleeping on me like a mattress on the Lazy Boy.) ... All adults wearing KN95's at home (even slept a few hours in one), Clorox wipes all day everywhere...

Trying to isolate the infant and wife as much as possible from Germ Vector.

Remaining adults and infant brother all tested negative on rapid tests. Wife also tested negative ala PCR. I'll be headed out for PCR soon.


BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
02/01/22 02:55 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: SuPeR-MaRiO
I guess you're right. They only represent 54% of the population



https://www.castanet.net/news/Canada/358...Angus-Reid-poll


Wtf is this jank website. Ya Imma trust those stats lmao. Well the convoy happened. What exactly did they accomplish? Absolutely nothing.


SuPeR-MaRiO
(Post Master Sr)
02/01/22 11:31 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

I'm going to guess you didn't read the summary of the Angus Reid report in that link. I'm also going to guess you didn't read the entire report which was also linked on that page. I'm also going to guess you aren't familiar with the Angus Reid Institute and what they do.

furball
(Post Master Sr)
02/02/22 11:47 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_burn_centres_in_Canada#Ontario

 Originally Posted By: SuPeR-MaRiO
I'm going to guess you didn't read the summary of the Angus Reid report in that link. I'm also going to guess you didn't read the entire report which was also linked on that page. I'm also going to guess you aren't familiar with the Angus Reid Institute and what they do.


Simon_the_Pieman
(Post Master Sr)
02/02/22 12:05 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: furball


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_burn_centres_in_Canada#Ontario

 Originally Posted By: SuPeR-MaRiO
I'm going to guess you didn't read the summary of the Angus Reid report in that link. I'm also going to guess you didn't read the entire report which was also linked on that page. I'm also going to guess you aren't familiar with the Angus Reid Institute and what they do.




Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
02/02/22 02:28 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?



355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
02/02/22 02:44 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Hey man, I donít know if itís me, but if you just dialed down your rhetoric you probably wouldnít get replies like Super Marioís.

Everyone hereís an adult and we may all have different opinions about what people are saying and doing, but ridiculing people in this pandemic doesnít lead to a productive conversation.

Weíre all learning. I think we can state our opinions without ripping apart the people who donít think along the same wavelength.


SuPeR-MaRiO
(Post Master Sr)
02/02/22 03:16 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Very well put.

We aren't CSi:OT in here, I like to think that we are a little more respectful to each other. For the record, I'm not an anti-vaxxer and to be honest I don't think the truckers are either (whether thats their underlying motive might be a different conversation). Heck, I'm not even sure on the effectiveness of protests. But what I do know is this: the truckers are not alone, far from it. Right or wrong they have a right to protest in a civilized manner and have their voices heard. Perhaps the fact that the Canadian media was/is not accurately reporting on the topic and covering it the way that they would any other movement might say something. I certainly do not group this into the same misinformation topic surrounding Rogan and Spotify.


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
02/02/22 05:00 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

I love stirring up the hornets nest in OT. \:D

BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
02/02/22 06:06 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

How's that convoy doing tho. Mission accomplished?

4Three
(Post Master Sr)
02/02/22 10:20 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Coutts border fucked up. Ottawa police hinting at possibly needing military assistance. GoFundMe raising $10mil. Liberal Parliament members asking for an end to the "lockdown" of Ottawa. Convoy pop-up soon in Queens Park. The world is paying attention. I'd say mission accomplished. And just wait for the cost bump in everything.

Just to echo 355-Si, I don't get why people get so angry about differing opinions. If you don't agree, and aren't interested, don't listen; just go back to your own life. I hardly ever agree with whatever the teachers are going on strike about, but I fully support their right to voice their issues, even if it's at an inconvenience to me. I'm not so insecure that I worry that we're not all thinking or believing the same things. In fact, that's what makes things better over time; having your convictions challenged.

An we don't advance conversation by shutting people up. Let everyone speak. Then we can all form our own opinions. Be compassionate to everyone, even those who don't agree. Life's too short! I'm generally never on the same page as CBC, but I'll occasionally listen to their talk shows just so I can understand the people who think differently than me.

Even with the whole Spotify and Joe Rogan thing. Why is anyone applauding Neil Young's ultimatum? Don't want to share a platform with Rogan? Just leave quietly. Instead he makes some public stink about it. So immature. And the snowball effect of that is team Young vs team Rogan. Cancel this, cancel that. This world is fucked. So much drama.


BroKe
(Post Master Sr)
02/03/22 03:03 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Nah these ppl can fuck right off

SuPeR-MaRiO
(Post Master Sr)
02/03/22 08:52 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

 Originally Posted By: Risky Business
I love stirring up the hornets nest in OT. \:D

Really? I never noticed ...


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
02/03/22 09:13 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

My safe space is the Ontario forum, we may not agree, but it doesn't become a shitfest. Furball handles the jabs well for example \:D

furball
(Post Master Sr)
02/09/22 08:12 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

https://www.cp24.com/news/ontario-s-heal...tests-1.5774099

Announcement at 11:30am...

 Quote:
On Tuesday, sources told CTV News Toronto that approximately five million tests will soon be available each week through grocery stores and a kit containing five tests will be available per household for each visit.


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
02/09/22 08:17 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

I've been WAITING for this for 2 years.

furball
(Post Master Sr)
02/09/22 09:25 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

I'm hearing they'll also distribute at pharmacies.

Not sure if they'll distribute these at the burn units tho ... \:\|

 Originally Posted By: Risky Business
I've been WAITING for this for 2 years.


furball
(Post Master Sr)
02/09/22 09:28 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Update on the Furball Fam:
- We got hit.


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
02/09/22 10:28 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Glad things are looking up!

Maybe you can treat yourself now to not sleeping with a KN95!!


titty sprinkles
(Post Master Supreme)
02/09/22 02:46 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

and in some parts of the world mandates are fully done with. no mask no nothing, back to life.

furball
(Post Master Sr)
04/02/22 08:03 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Anyone else feeling anti-social now that capacity/mask mandates are all lifted?

The toddler's pre-school will continue with masks until April 15, for all adults entering (picking up/dropping off), and I'm guessing all the teachers too.

Anecdotes / random news here 'n there is saying waste water analysis is showing something like... 20-30k positive cases a day in Ontario? Fuuuuuuuuuck.

And Omicron BA.2 isn't the new hotness, it's XE or some shit...

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/...orried-about-it


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
04/02/22 08:46 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Forgot my mask today, walked into loblaws without one, a couple of SHOCKED looks (fuck off) but business as usual. I still wear it just not to have to talk to or deal with any dumbfuck that may have something to say, but as it gets hotter I will probably stop.

On the flipside, was at Princess Auto (mask on), 90% of people inside no mask.



355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
04/03/22 10:17 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

I havenít worn a mask at work except for patient care (as mandated by work.)

Outside of work, I stopped wearing a maskÖ there are some who obviously still do, but no one has bothered me nor looked at me funny. Just like I donít look at them funny for wearing it.


Edit: omicron, or BA-2 or whatever is most transmissible now, is weak and wonít hospitalize anywhere near what it used to be for Delta (or the variant before that.). Itís essentially a cold now.


SuPeR-MaRiO
(Post Master Sr)
04/03/22 11:19 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Feedback I've heard was that in Toronto most people are wearing masks whereas in York, Durham, Peel etc most people are not wearing them.

A2B-Lexus
(Post Master Supreme)
04/03/22 01:29 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

in Markham, I feel 80% of people still wear it.

When I was at Dollarama to grab something, the highschool kids inside didn't mask.


Risky Business
(Post Master Supreme)
04/03/22 02:43 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Yea in Markham I'd say easily 80% if not more of people wear them (Markville Mall/Lobalws/etc).

355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
04/03/22 05:10 PM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

Just transported a likely covid. Just gastro symptoms.

Yesterday had a Covid positive (unvaccinated)Ö cancelled them off and they stayed home.

Otherwise, havenít done a Covid in a very long time.


furball
(Post Master Sr)
04/04/22 07:25 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

I was wondering what our resident agents in here do on the regular, seeing as you'd see clients (Risky & Hatorade) ...

 Originally Posted By: Risky Business
Forgot my mask today, walked into loblaws without one...


Wife said the hospitals are still full-blown mask/face shields? Though not full-blown disposable gowns/etc like in the middle of the pandemic?
 Originally Posted By: 355-Si
I havenít worn a mask at work except for patient care (as mandated by work.)


There's some gastro shit going on in and around town, guessing the toddler is the germ vector ... diarrhea and shit .... Toddler just came down with a light fever yesterday (went for a hike in the morning, then kid's bday party held outdoors) ... RAT came back negative... She's staying home for the day.


Simon_the_Pieman
(Post Master Sr)
04/04/22 10:43 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

see a mixed bag throughout gta. all good if you still want to. all good if you dont. idgaf.

personally i dont wear my mask unless im entering a client space just out of respect.

grocery, store, restaurant i dont feel the need to wear one.


355-Si
(Post Master Sr)
04/04/22 11:59 AM
Re: COVID alert fatigue - we be so fucked?

In the healthcare setting, N95 respirators and eye protection are required in patient care environments.

That won't be changing for a while, if at all... because it's a protective layer that was always supposed to be in place but fell off due to a certain amount of "comfort" in the job.

I used to intubate with gloves only. Now it's N95 and eye protection (which was always the standard... but it didn't happen before.)
We're even supposed to wear gowns for that, but last night I didn't have a gown on... just gloves, eye protection and N95.

A Point of Care Assessment is to be done and from that, you do some s