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    Quote Originally Posted by Lallante View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sacul View Post
    We can all agree Covid is gone from the headlights in general. Begone the virus for now.
    Is this a joke?
    Unfortunately not, in Europe at least everything is "back to normal". Except it isn't and people are still dying from COVID and spreading this shit like wildfire since nobody is wearing masks anymore - well, I personally do and I enjoy the leper-like looks I'm getting. As somebody who is still struggling with long COVID, fuck people, seriously, fuck them with a stick.



    Quote Originally Posted by duckduck View Post
    It's nice to be able to live more or less normally right now, but it would be better if we were able to use a few simple mitigations, e.g. masks on public transport, but that's gone in the UK at least.
    On a more serious note, you can always choose to wear a mask, I doubt you'd be fined for it or anything. Yes, you'll get some looks. Fuck those people (not literally tho).

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    All that makes me happy I moved to Portugal. Third hight vaccination rates in the world, masks still required in shops and public transport, a lot of people still wear them even when they don't need to, and as such the rates of infection are way down on other places and still going lower.
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    Also that didn't sound like abloo bloo to me, PM me and we can agree on a meeting spot and settle this with queensberry rules, that's a serious offer btw. I've been a member of this community since 2005 and i've never met a more toxic individual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cosmin View Post

    Unfortunately not, in Europe at least everything is "back to normal". Except it isn't and people are still dying from COVID and spreading this shit like wildfire since nobody is wearing masks anymore - well, I personally do and I enjoy the leper-like looks I'm getting. As somebody who is still struggling with long COVID, fuck people, seriously, fuck them with a stick.
    People are not going to wear masks for the rest of their lives. Everyone in the UK has been offered and had the opportunity to get at least 3 doses of vaccine by now.

    What do you want people to wait for before going back to normal? Wait for Covid to go away? It's never going to happen so no one is waiting for it.

    It's super shit if you're immuno-compromised but the nation isn't going to alter it's lives for a minority, that just leaves the anti-vaxxers and they can go fuck themselves. The vaccines are as good as we're going to get and we already have them.


    Edit, apologies if you mean parts of Europe that haven't got their vaccination rates sorted out, not the UK etc.
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    Meanwhile, in China

    China Censors Shanghai Protest Videos as Lockdown Anger Grows

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...wn-anger-grows
    I was somewhere around Old Man Star, on the edge of Essence, when drugs began to take hold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoirAvlaa View Post
    All that makes me happy I moved to Portugal. Third hight vaccination rates in the world, masks still required in shops and public transport, a lot of people still wear them even when they don't need to, and as such the rates of infection are way down on other places and still going lower.
    Since that's relevant to me, can you recommend a website to check the rules in Portugal? I am flying to Lissabon on Friday and staying there for a week.
    nevar forget

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    Quote Originally Posted by tulip View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Cosmin View Post

    Unfortunately not, in Europe at least everything is "back to normal". Except it isn't and people are still dying from COVID and spreading this shit like wildfire since nobody is wearing masks anymore - well, I personally do and I enjoy the leper-like looks I'm getting. As somebody who is still struggling with long COVID, fuck people, seriously, fuck them with a stick.
    People are not going to wear masks for the rest of their lives. Everyone in the UK has been offered and had the opportunity to get at least 3 doses of vaccine by now.

    What do you want people to wait for before going back to normal? Wait for Covid to go away? It's never going to happen so no one is waiting for it.

    It's super shit if you're immuno-compromised but the nation isn't going to alter it's lives for a minority, that just leaves the anti-vaxxers and they can go fuck themselves. The vaccines are as good as we're going to get and we already have them.


    Edit, apologies if you mean parts of Europe that haven't got their vaccination rates sorted out, not the UK etc.
    Its exactly this approach that disappoints me about the western world. We all wish covid had not happened but we seem to be 'trying to get back to normal' i.e. ignore the problem in the hope it will go away. If we were not so focussed on making money, we could have limited this virus to a few countries at most, but our inability to do sensible things against our personal interests, not to mention the various lobbies which hold sway within our collective governments have perpetuate this issue way beyond what it should have been.

    The quote repeatedly trotted out seems to be: 'we just need to live with it'. What complete and utter bullshit. There is a problem (covid) and was a solution (blanket time limited isolation and testing). We half arsed the time limited isolation part (we allowed flights and work to continue officially and turned a blind eye to the considerable numbers of meetings/get togethers/parties/visits) which allowed the virus to not only spread, but to mutate into a more transmissible form (with the issue that another mutation could render all immunisations defunct and be significantly more deadly, just by numbers of infections or by being actually more deadly to humans). Great fucking job guys and girls who couldn't resist 'socialising' for a short period of time. Great fucking job. I hated the lockdown (masturbation has lost its fun ), but Iíll be more than happy to perform another 3 weeks or month of isolation in order to rid the world of covid (which would also reduce a significant of other transmissible diseases).

    And yes i am incredibly bitter about the situation. When the next virus comes along we will have learnt nothing as per usual.
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    It's all well and good to whine about how we got here, but we are where we are now and going on about lockdowns being the solution is just not true. Covid is seeded in wildlife around the world and even China's increasingly strict lockdowns are looking increasingly unlikely to contain Omicron. So, even if a lockdown does work, we're one unlucky animal contact away from it spreading all over again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Appleby View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by NoirAvlaa View Post
    All that makes me happy I moved to Portugal. Third hight vaccination rates in the world, masks still required in shops and public transport, a lot of people still wear them even when they don't need to, and as such the rates of infection are way down on other places and still going lower.
    Since that's relevant to me, can you recommend a website to check the rules in Portugal? I am flying to Lissabon on Friday and staying there for a week.
    Masks indoors, that's about it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Djan Seriy Anaplian View Post
    Also that didn't sound like abloo bloo to me, PM me and we can agree on a meeting spot and settle this with queensberry rules, that's a serious offer btw. I've been a member of this community since 2005 and i've never met a more toxic individual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smegs View Post
    ...we could have limited this virus to a few countries at most...
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    I was somewhere around Old Man Star, on the edge of Essence, when drugs began to take hold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Capitano View Post
    It's all well and good to whine about how we got here, but we are where we are now and going on about lockdowns being the solution is just not true. Covid is seeded in wildlife around the world and even China's increasingly strict lockdowns are looking increasingly unlikely to contain Omicron. So, even if a lockdown does work, we're one unlucky animal contact away from it spreading all over again.
    the fear-mongering around animal contact continues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Coutu View Post
    the fear-mongering around animal contact continues.
    I didn't know it was possible to miss the point so much. Congrats, I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Coutu View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by El Capitano View Post
    It's all well and good to whine about how we got here, but we are where we are now and going on about lockdowns being the solution is just not true. Covid is seeded in wildlife around the world and even China's increasingly strict lockdowns are looking increasingly unlikely to contain Omicron. So, even if a lockdown does work, we're one unlucky animal contact away from it spreading all over again.
    the fear-mongering around animal contact continues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Capitano View Post
    It's all well and good to whine about how we got here, but we are where we are now and going on about lockdowns being the solution is just not true. Covid is seeded in wildlife around the world and even China's increasingly strict lockdowns are looking increasingly unlikely to contain Omicron. So, even if a lockdown does work, we're one unlucky animal contact away from it spreading all over again.
    It is endemic now. Only way to 'cope' with it is to adjust healthcare systems. More ICU beds per capita, more ventilators, progress in meds and or vaccines. That stuff in general. When there is a real hard surge up for a new covid strain bring back limited measures i would say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smegs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by tulip View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Cosmin View Post

    Unfortunately not, in Europe at least everything is "back to normal". Except it isn't and people are still dying from COVID and spreading this shit like wildfire since nobody is wearing masks anymore - well, I personally do and I enjoy the leper-like looks I'm getting. As somebody who is still struggling with long COVID, fuck people, seriously, fuck them with a stick.
    People are not going to wear masks for the rest of their lives. Everyone in the UK has been offered and had the opportunity to get at least 3 doses of vaccine by now.

    What do you want people to wait for before going back to normal? Wait for Covid to go away? It's never going to happen so no one is waiting for it.

    It's super shit if you're immuno-compromised but the nation isn't going to alter it's lives for a minority, that just leaves the anti-vaxxers and they can go fuck themselves. The vaccines are as good as we're going to get and we already have them.


    Edit, apologies if you mean parts of Europe that haven't got their vaccination rates sorted out, not the UK etc.
    Its exactly this approach that disappoints me about the western world. We all wish covid had not happened but we seem to be 'trying to get back to normal' i.e. ignore the problem in the hope it will go away. If we were not so focussed on making money, we could have limited this virus to a few countries at most, but our inability to do sensible things against our personal interests, not to mention the various lobbies which hold sway within our collective governments have perpetuate this issue way beyond what it should have been.

    The quote repeatedly trotted out seems to be: 'we just need to live with it'. What complete and utter bullshit. There is a problem (covid) and was a solution (blanket time limited isolation and testing). We half arsed the time limited isolation part (we allowed flights and work to continue officially and turned a blind eye to the considerable numbers of meetings/get togethers/parties/visits) which allowed the virus to not only spread, but to mutate into a more transmissible form (with the issue that another mutation could render all immunisations defunct and be significantly more deadly, just by numbers of infections or by being actually more deadly to humans). Great fucking job guys and girls who couldn't resist 'socialising' for a short period of time. Great fucking job. I hated the lockdown (masturbation has lost its fun ), but Iíll be more than happy to perform another 3 weeks or month of isolation in order to rid the world of covid (which would also reduce a significant of other transmissible diseases).

    And yes i am incredibly bitter about the situation. When the next virus comes along we will have learnt nothing as per usual.
    It's mad contagious yo. If China and it's ridiculously draconian powers couldn't contain it nothing could.

    A reminder that as a species we have eliminated only one contagious disease. Smallpox was incredibly stable and did not mutate and that is why we have the luxury of referring to it in the past tense.

    "Dealing with it" is really our only way of dealing with it, could we have dealt with it better? Absolutely, but these are our options now; vaccinate or pursue a sisyphean task of eradication.
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    "Guys if we just put 8 billion people in total lockdown and isolation and stopped all social interaction, travel and work for 3 months we would have got rid of this virus and everything would be back to normal"
    I was somewhere around Old Man Star, on the edge of Essence, when drugs began to take hold.

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    we're/you're also speaking very much from the europe or NA POV - how do you convince a lot of the developing world to do a super tight lockdown? it's here to stay lol and was the moment it got onto flights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lief Siddhe View Post
    "Guys if we just put 8 billion people in total lockdown and isolation and stopped all social interaction, travel and work for 3 months we would have got rid of this virus and everything would be back to normal"
    In a haphazerd way that has been tried for 1/3 of the world population and only the Asian part managed good/decent (not perfect).

    NL was closed but airlines for a small part were allowed. Not saying that was the biggest issue but looking at national lockdown and entrance that was pretty dumb. Could dissect more of course.

    In any case i doubt we will learn lessons from this as the axe was applied not a surgeons knive. I was very strict in following the rules because of my clients/patients still way to many died of Covid and I was really depressed about that. Dealing with the family members, as we do, was even worse. ).1

    The deaths' ment even more as it had a 'label' called Covid.

    So many people not being able to say the last words to the death, its a real trauma.
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    I wouldn't be surprised if we see more deaths from the economic fallout over the next few years than we did from covid. The tories are hell bent on austerity and squeezing the middle and bottom with tax raises.
    Look, the wages you withheld from the workmen who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of Hosts. You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves for slaughter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keckers View Post
    I wouldn't be surprised if we see more deaths from the economic fallout over the next few years than we did from covid. The tories are hell bent on austerity and squeezing the middle and bottom with tax raises.
    All the while, the rich squeeze more and more from their customers and workers, reaping giant rewards and refusing to spend any of it in fully staffing their vital businesses, as seen in the airports right now in the UK all understaffed.

    Understaffing over the whole of the west, many unemployed, unable to take jobs at poverty wages - the rich not budging on those offerings, public services collapsing from lack of resources, private services barely offering any actual services for the same reasons.

    This is how the revolution is sparked.



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