Mostly Apolitical Thread for Discussing/Venting our Rational/Irrational COVID-19 Fears and Experiences in 2020

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We have an outbreak thread but this one is meant as safe space for commiserating along the lines of "My bodega is out of toilet paper" or "I hyperventilated in the shower today because I'm afraid it's all over" or "I'm genuinely scared for my grandmother" and/or - god forbid - to be upgraded to more serious problems as necessary.

Personal experiences welcome, geopolitics are not. Please be kind.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 9 March 2020 03:50 (one year ago) link

One of the elementary schools that’s a feeder to mine just had its first confirmed case. I’m not looking forward to the finger-pointing and speculation that’ll ensue tomorrow.

― rb (soda), Sunday, March 8, 2020 10:49 PM

I still do occasional supply/substitute work at my old school, including two days last week. They just had a family return there from two weeks in Rome. None of the teachers seemed visibly concerned, although who knows. At some point, I have to believe school closures will be widespread.

clemenza, Monday, 9 March 2020 03:55 (one year ago) link

I went to the Museum of Natural History in NYC today and when i asked the friendly lady manning the non-existent line at the butterfly exhibit "is this a REALLY light turnout for a Sunday," she laughed and said "Oh absolutely. But it's like 55 degrees out and daylight savings so it's not too surprising" and then both of us apparently agreed to not say "and also the pandemic."

I'm getting a Wile E Coyote feeling that the moment of tuna tartare tacos and free jazz at the club on Sunday night may be only allowable until i look down and existential dread and fear of a panicking metropolis is starting to gain steam. Called my mom to tell her she was going to hear a lot of scary things in the next few weeks but that I would do my best to keep it together and not to worry and she suggested I get toilet paper and lentils.

for those stressing, I'm hoping you will please take a few deep breaths (from six meters away) and strive to be human and i will try to do the same.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 9 March 2020 03:58 (one year ago) link

I don't feel excessively stressed, but every time I try to talk to my wife and kid about this they seem worryingly nonchalant about it all. Not sure how to convince them to take it seriously without coming off as a crackpot.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 9 March 2020 04:00 (one year ago) link

You could try telling them that the point of taking precautions like extra hand washing isn't about them saving themselves from getting sick, because kids and young adults tend not to be drastically ill and you aren't so worried about them. Tell them it is about being responsible for not making others horribly sick, like old people and people with chronic health problems - who tend to be kind of invisible in society, who could die or suffer lasting damage from this virus. It might work.

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 9 March 2020 04:53 (one year ago) link

Anybody having any luck not touching their face? A friend who used to be a model says she had to learn it to avoid ruining her makeup but that's not really an option in my line of work.

Fetchboy, Monday, 9 March 2020 05:19 (one year ago) link

it's hard! I just have a habit of doing it and I don't even notice when I'm doing it.

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Monday, 9 March 2020 05:38 (one year ago) link

When I do feel stressed it's salutary to remember EVERY SINGLE PERSON ON THE PLANET has pretty much the same reason to be stressed about it, and I am not special or especially threatened.

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Monday, 9 March 2020 06:53 (one year ago) link

I am really struggling with the not touching my face thing. A Doctor friend said one of the biggest benefits of wearing a mask is to make it much harder to touch your face, or at least the nose and mouth. (although I feel like its going to take a full face motor bike helmet to stop me from touching mine)

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Monday, 9 March 2020 07:11 (one year ago) link

30 cases in Portugal, which while low is I think higher than average. No shortages of toilet paper or sanitizer or anything else. Doesn't really seem to be registering in the same way as in US/UK.

I went to a coding meetup last thursday and there were maybe fewer people than expected. It didn't occur to me turnout might have been coronavirus related until yesterday.

cherry blossom, Monday, 9 March 2020 07:17 (one year ago) link

further cases of desperately needing to scratch an itch on my nose have resulted from not being able to touch my face

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Monday, 9 March 2020 08:21 (one year ago) link

Have been wondering if any of the arts festivals this year are actually going to happen. There have been some cancellations of opening events because of the weather and now this may mean large gatherings aren't allowed later in the year.
So maybe the 2 events last weekend are going to be about it. I volunteered for the opening of Tulca which was on as part of several events over Galway 2020 when it's normally a festival in November. Then went to am opening that was part of the actual Galway 2020 set up or at least had volunteers with I'd saying Galway 2020 not the gallery name.

Just seen the headlines for an article in the irish independent repeating some of the myths including some of what Trump has been saying. Not sure how good that paper ever is as a news source since it seems to follow it's owner's agenda.

Stevolende, Monday, 9 March 2020 08:42 (one year ago) link

after about the 10th attempt I've finally learned how to pronounce the word "epidemiologist" properly, now got my chat authoritative sounding shit bout COVID-19 card.

calzino, Monday, 9 March 2020 08:49 (one year ago) link

hell of a time to have a really intense sinus headache

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Monday, 9 March 2020 08:50 (one year ago) link

A Doctor friend said one of the biggest benefits of wearing a mask is to make it much harder to touch your face, or at least the nose and mouth.

My buddy is an ER doc and recommends against wearing a facemask. He wrote a really good article, "As an ER Doctor, I Need You to Know These Things About Coronavirus": https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/884d35/er-doctor-healthcare-workers-coronavirus

davey, Monday, 9 March 2020 10:12 (one year ago) link

good article davey, i'm already planning on sharing it with one of my more fearmongering friends

the beginning of last week was tough, not because of the disease itself, but because of the panic. i'm a bit hypochondriac, have some fairly nasty paranoid tendencies, and have panic disorder. this has been hard for me. on the other side of it i do work for a healthcare organization, though not in direct patient care, so i do have access to reliable information. i've also shut off most forms of social and other media (years ago) and, at least when it comes to stuff relating to my profession, am decent at understanding what is reliable information and what isn't.

the panic comes in waves, and though i try not to let it affect me i feel like it's important for me to at least acknowledge what i'm feeling, acknowledge what's going on around me. the way people are talking, the nervous jokes (deflecting with humour)

i fairly quickly concluded when shit got real that i was probably going to get COVID-19, probably sooner rather than later, and i was probably not going to die from it, and while i still take safety precautions the idea that we could effectively halt the spread of this in it tracks never struck me as particularly plausible.

there's a certain balancing act going on here - on the one hand not giving in to the panic, which is for me personally probably a greater threat than COVID-19, and on the other hand not working on diminishing what is absolutely a global public health crisis. human beings aren't necessarily good at dealing with crisis, aren't necessarily good at differentiating "ok this is a serious and major thing and we have to address this seriously" from "OMG we're all gonna die".

on a personal level, i'm going to be fine, most of the people i know are going to be fine. i have one co-worker i worry about; she's young (barely sixty) but is in pretty poor health and has a lot of trouble breathing. that's part of "taking this seriously", thinking about the very real possibility that a person or people i care about will die from this. on the flip side maybe nobody i know well will die from this, it'll just be musicians i like and whatnot.

i'm weirdly enough more inclined to leave the house since it's started getting serious. i can and often do work from home, and i figure it's only a matter of time before the company i work for starts asking me to. i'm expecting cabin fever, and leaving the house while i can will hopefully minimize it.

Kate (rushomancy), Monday, 9 March 2020 10:59 (one year ago) link

honestly as a data analyst i'm really worried about that 3.4% number i see going around, and i'm not sure darragh does a great job on that front - he cites a number of 0.06% but then later on cites an overall mortality rate of 2.3%. this is some pretty wonky stuff, the difference between case mortality and overall mortality, and it's tempting to get into an extremely wonky argument about statistical methodology, but i don't see that argument remotely being productive. statistics, in a situation like this, seem mostly totemic in nature, either a ward or an excuse for panic. i don't cite numbers or percentages when talking to other people.

Kate (rushomancy), Monday, 9 March 2020 11:11 (one year ago) link

Find it very hard to avoid touching my face. Have taken to tying my hair back on the way to/from work to avoid needing to put my hands near my face, also less keen on using self-checkouts & other people seem to do the same. I don’t go to Starbucks but other people have told me they won’t accept people’s own cups anymore, so I’ve stopped bringing my folding cup with me.

gramsci in your surplice (gyac), Monday, 9 March 2020 11:16 (one year ago) link

Toilet roll thing is hitting here. Panic buyers clearing teh shelves. Hope it is just a temporary thing but not sure exactly where the supply levels lie wherever they're getting them from. I assume it is going to return to normal and not be blocked by international exchange somewhere down the line. people not trading the necessary commodities that go into the production etc.

I mean if society is going to collapse i would hope it would be with clean bums. Maybe we need a rise in bidet production?
THink somebody I know had a hose bidet substitute tehy got cheap in Dublin on Facebook last week. Maybe that's the future?

Stevolende, Monday, 9 March 2020 16:56 (one year ago) link

Luckily I’m already obsessive about not touching my face with unwashed hands / not touching other things after touching my face.

honky wonk badonkadonk (crüt), Monday, 9 March 2020 17:00 (one year ago) link

What’s with the toilet paper thing?

honky wonk badonkadonk (crüt), Monday, 9 March 2020 17:00 (one year ago) link

Panicked people incessantly shitting themselves, I assume.

Waifu-ed Around and Fell in Love (Old Lunch), Monday, 9 March 2020 17:03 (one year ago) link

As a person with a chronic lung disease I am:

- increasingly worried that this will hit me hard and at best will further damage my lungs and shorten my life
- pissed off with people growling at me because I cough a lot and they think I'm part of the plague
- a complete hypocrite who growls at everyone else with a cough as I'm scared that they have the plague
- thinking about the benefits of self-isolation in terms of reading and video games :)

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Monday, 9 March 2020 17:04 (one year ago) link

xpost The best I can tell it's people worried they'll be stuck inside with ... not enough toiler paper to last two weeks?

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 9 March 2020 17:04 (one year ago) link

Def. have noticed places out of hand sanitizer, and signs limiting purchases. Also other signs, like the one at the vet this morning declaring it a "no handshake zone." Proactively and helpfully, all of our doctors, dentists, etc. have sent out texts and messengers saying, please, if you're sick, stay home. (And affirming that that is always appreciated).

I'm a little annoyed because my kids were both sick last week with mundane stuff, and now, when I want to be at my sharpest and most vigilant, I have a stuffy nose.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 9 March 2020 17:08 (one year ago) link

my spouse hesitated about kissing me this morning and I was like "dude, you've stuck your dick in me, I am pretty sure you've got whatever I've got."

Yerac, Monday, 9 March 2020 17:09 (one year ago) link

Yeah, but maybe not covid.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 9 March 2020 17:13 (one year ago) link

;)

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 9 March 2020 17:13 (one year ago) link

we have not been touching our top faces. only our bottom faces.

Yerac, Monday, 9 March 2020 17:15 (one year ago) link

now is the perfect time to invest in a bidet

avellano medio inglés (f. hazel), Monday, 9 March 2020 17:16 (one year ago) link

have a wedding planned in june and an out-of-town bachelor party planned for april 2nd. not gonna lie, i'm slightly nervous about that second thing. hopefully, the panic will subside by the time june rolls around, and i'm going to that party unless the faa grounds flights (sorry, not sorry colorado). but covid has been a fun additional source of stress during an already-stressful time.

ooga booga-ing for the bourgeoisie (voodoo chili), Monday, 9 March 2020 17:16 (one year ago) link

The Bidet: like a wet kiss for your bottom face.

Waifu-ed Around and Fell in Love (Old Lunch), Monday, 9 March 2020 17:17 (one year ago) link

cancellations are really bumming my kids out - mariachi performances, purim celebrations, soccer games, etcx.

Οὖτις, Monday, 9 March 2020 17:18 (one year ago) link

Been thinking about life and mortality today. I’d rather die gloriously in battle than from a virus. In a way it doesn’t matter. But it kinda does. pic.twitter.com/m6vU5RTQHJ

— Paul Gosar (@DrPaulGosar) March 9, 2020

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 9 March 2020 17:18 (one year ago) link

if they don't get their Disneyland trip at the end of this month the tears are gonna be epic

xp

Οὖτις, Monday, 9 March 2020 17:18 (one year ago) link

Disney hasn't closed or anything yet, right?

So far not much here has changed, as far as I can tell.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 9 March 2020 17:20 (one year ago) link

my work is definitely going to close when the virus picks up steam here and I can't do most of my job from home as things stand (and this will not be remedied in the near future). this is going to definitely create an "interesting" time for me, probable extra paid holiday from work followed by "too much fucking work" when I get back

frederik b. godt (jim in vancouver), Monday, 9 March 2020 17:20 (one year ago) link

it's a good thing that Paul Gosar was a dentist then.

Yerac, Monday, 9 March 2020 17:21 (one year ago) link

Disney hasn't closed or anything yet, right?

they closed Disneyland Tokyo (different situation, obviously)

Οὖτις, Monday, 9 March 2020 17:22 (one year ago) link

definitely create an "interesting" time for me

Maybe you'll finally get to watch "The Irishman" in one sitting.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 9 March 2020 17:22 (one year ago) link

JUst seen it confirmed taht teh St patrick's day parades are bing cancelled. Heard Dublin, Cork, sligo so far.
BUmped into someone i know this morning who was coming from a meeting about the local one and told me taht our local community centre had definitely pulled out but the town as waiting for the decision from teh council.
I thought it was pretty likely that if there was a panic over the last week a large close crowd event like that next week may not be likely to go ahead.

Stevolende, Monday, 9 March 2020 17:23 (one year ago) link

Pretty sure the St. Patrick's Day response here will be to drink *more*.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 9 March 2020 17:24 (one year ago) link

They won't need to dye the river, it'll just turn that color from all the covid.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 9 March 2020 17:25 (one year ago) link

Went to Costco and the big asian grocery store in town. Costco seemed to be out of toilet paper but didn't notice anything else weird.

The asian grocery store was pretty cleaned out though - 90% of the rice was gone, all of the dried chinese noodles were gone except the very thin ones, and like 75% of the all the huge chinese preserved vegetable aisle was empty.

I'm kind of fascinated by what was gone and what was still around - I imagine some of it is supply issues for chinese products, the fact that the vast majority of customers are chinese, etc. There was still lots of thai/vietnamese rice noodles, korean sweet potato noodles, kimchee, pansit noodles, and some stray bags of basmati, sticky, sushi, and brown jasmine rice. My son and I were also the only people there not wearing masks this time.

joygoat, Monday, 9 March 2020 17:26 (one year ago) link

I'm not very observant, so on Saturday I learned that brown basmati rice is a thing.

Andrew Farrell, Monday, 9 March 2020 17:28 (one year ago) link

that's interesting, I shop pretty much only at Asian grocery stores (south but mostly east) here and I haven't yet seen anyone in a mask, nor any shelves unusually out of stock.

Joey Corona (Euler), Monday, 9 March 2020 17:29 (one year ago) link

Probably also touching my face the average (160 times an hour, I've read). Yesterday I donned one of my dog's neck bandanas inside the apt, so at least I noticed each time I rested my chin on my thumb. I imagine I'd get habituated to that, too.

Sanpaku, Monday, 9 March 2020 17:32 (one year ago) link

I've long been in the habit of touching my face with my knuckles, or the back of my hand. Like "The Thinker."

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 9 March 2020 17:34 (one year ago) link

I have a work trip that I spun into a vacation for my spouse and I (me?), heading from SF to Paris then Amsterdam next week. We are both wondering aloud if this is a good idea or not.

As for the workplace itself, we are extremely deadline-driven in my dept and if we close it will have an enormous, unpredictable impact on them. it's definitely making me anxious.

justice 4 CCR (Sparkle Motion), Monday, 9 March 2020 17:43 (one year ago) link

I'm slightly nervous about flying this week: first to Raleigh (for a Destroyer show lol), then NYC. But other than sanitizing the airplane seat table, what can ya do?

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 9 March 2020 17:51 (one year ago) link

This is pretty great as a short piece of covid fiction:

https://hinionge.substack.com/p/parosmia-journal-2021-?

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 8 January 2022 14:04 (one week ago) link

And yes, sorry to hear j.lu.

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 8 January 2022 14:05 (one week ago) link

Burnt chemical smell becoming more metallic, like fingers which have been fondling a set of keys

hard identify with this. in the ilxors with the r0na thread i said something similar. it's a weird burnt chocolate / metallic taste/smell, like burnt hair and chicory or something

Tracer Hand, Saturday, 8 January 2022 15:56 (one week ago) link

brb going to patent "eau de SARS"

Tracer Hand, Saturday, 8 January 2022 15:57 (one week ago) link

Took a PCR test on Thursday, got my negative results back yesterday around noon. Got an email from a coworker at 10 last night, on my work account so I didn’t even see it until this morning, that she tested positive. Of course it was the coworker that still wears a shitty cloth mask. I was in an open plan office with her for eight hours Tuesday through Thursday, but thankfully not yesterday. Trying to figure out how to isolate from the wife and kid now. So fucking angry that my boss refused to allow remote working or even a staggered schedule.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Saturday, 8 January 2022 18:08 (one week ago) link

Fwiw, no symptoms. The only reason I took the PCR test on Thursday was because I have free and easy access to them via work, so why not?

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Saturday, 8 January 2022 18:19 (one week ago) link

Hope for an all clear for you quickly man, that sucks

pandmac (darraghmac), Saturday, 8 January 2022 18:20 (one week ago) link

Thanks. Still no symptoms, trying to decide if I want to burn a precious rapid test or if I should just hold out another day or two, Tuesday would be day five.

Got a call from my sister this morning that her husband tested positive. Doesn’t feel awful, but coughing, runny nose and body aches for a couple of days. Kind of amazed that we made it to Jan 2022 before someone in our family caught it.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Sunday, 9 January 2022 20:34 (one week ago) link

Our tally:

Kid 1 - vaxxed, two positive tests four days apart, mild symptoms
Kid 2 - vaxxed, boosted, two negative tests four days apart, no symptoms
Wife: vaxxed, boosted, one positive test, two negative tests, no symptoms
Me: vaxxed, boosted, two negative tests, extremely mild sore throat for three days, no other symptoms
All of us: ¯\_(ツ)_/

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 9 January 2022 21:20 (one week ago) link

Today was day four. Still no symptoms but decided to take a rapid test anyway, negative. Assuming I still have no symptoms before then, I'll just take another PCR test at work on Wednesday and, hopefully, go back to dodging my next exposure.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 10 January 2022 18:36 (one week ago) link

The Pufflets went to school today, first time since December 15. We're testing frequently and have been spared so far.

Meanwhile my wife's father died last week (sad but not unexpected, heart not vid). She had to fly to South Carolina to deal with the aftermath, but the Pufflets and I stayed home.

Mercifully, it looks like they're not trying to do a funeral immediately. Rather, some kind of commemorative thing in spring or summer when travel is less fraught. I am relieved not to be trying to get four people through airports and such at this time. Not least because we literally JUST got back to something approaching routine after COVID exposure, holidays, and weather troubles.

nonsensei (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 10 January 2022 18:49 (one week ago) link

Oof, sorry to hear that YMP. Sending thoughts your way. My son heads back tomorrow.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 10 January 2022 18:51 (one week ago) link

Sunday overnight my aunt passed (don't know if it was COVID or her other health issues). The friend of hers who gave me the news says that she saw Donna earlier that weekend--she wasn't terribly coherent but seemed to be at peace.

Infanta Terrible (j.lu), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 01:49 (one week ago) link

my condolences

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 01:51 (one week ago) link

My condolences too

A Pile of Ants (Boring, Maryland), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 02:22 (one week ago) link

Sorry to hear that j.lu, sending good thoughts you way.

Today is day 7 from my exposure, took a PCR test yesterday and it came back negative, thankfully. So it's on to dodging the next one. Unfortunately now my sister and both her kids seem to be positive as well, with symptoms ranging from a minor cough and runny noses (kids) to sore throat, coughing, congestion and fatigue (the parents). I say "seems to be" because only her husband and the younger kid tested positive, the other two tested negative on rapid tests but have symptoms that seem pretty certain based on exposure to the rest of the family (can't get PCR tests until Saturday where they live).

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 13 January 2022 14:53 (one week ago) link

This may assuage you.

The Abbott BinaxNOW, a widely used at-home coronavirus test, can detect most people who are infected with the new Omicron variant and are carrying high levels of the virus, according to a new, real-world study of more than 700 people who visited a walk-up testing site in San Francisco.

Like all rapid antigen tests, BinaxNOW is less sensitive than P.C.R. tests, which can find even very small traces of the virus, and federal health officials have recently sent mixed messages about the usefulness of such antigen tests. But they have generally been good at catching people who have high viral loads and are most likely to be infectious.

The new study, which has not yet been reviewed by experts, found that overall the BinaxNOW detected 65 percent of the infections identified via P.C.R. testing, but 95 percent of people who had the highest viral loads. Among those with high levels of the virus, the tests caught 98 percent of those with symptoms and 90 percent of those without symptoms, the researchers found.

The test’s performance was roughly on par with what the scientists had observed in real-world studies before Omicron emerged, they said.

“It’s working as it was designed,” said Joseph DeRisi, a biochemist at the University of California, San Francisco, who is a president of the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub and an author of the paper. “There does not seem to be any performance deficit with Omicron.”

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 13 January 2022 15:04 (one week ago) link

This “Center for Covid Control” is the closest testing place to me, in what used to be a convenience story. They were especially busy around the New Year’s, with a line down the sidewalk. I’ve been there once, had a negative test within an hour or two.

This report below is from Florida, but there have been others. Disappointing if true, because otherwise the place is convenient and fast.

A company called, ‘Center for Covid Control,’ with testing sites around the country, is allegedly administering fake covid tests with all negative results. This ‘Wink News’ investigation began in FL. The AG of FL has been notified but has not yet responded to request for comment. pic.twitter.com/FMIUeUcOQ4

— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) January 11, 2022

deep luminous trombone (Eazy), Thursday, 13 January 2022 15:10 (one week ago) link

*convenience store (damn autocorrect)

deep luminous trombone (Eazy), Thursday, 13 January 2022 15:10 (one week ago) link

Yeah, they shut down one of those in our city last week. Crazy how easy it is to get one of those scam sites up and running.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 13 January 2022 15:21 (one week ago) link

I took one of those tests and it said I didn't have COVID but that I was pregnant from marijuana

nonsensei (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 13 January 2022 15:50 (one week ago) link

congratulations on your weed baby

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 13 January 2022 17:05 (one week ago) link

I will name her Ganja Forksclove Tofu in your honor

nonsensei (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 13 January 2022 17:23 (one week ago) link

I have been to one of those testing sites, too.

My mild COVID symptoms have mostly subsided. I took a rapid test on Monday, and was still positive, but took another one last night and am now negative. I'll take another one tomorrow, but I'm going to assume that I can stop quarantining. (I'm not really planning to do anything beyond maybe going to Walgreens with a mask on.)

jaymc, Thursday, 13 January 2022 18:32 (one week ago) link

Oops, I forgot this wasn't the "rona moved in" thread.

jaymc, Thursday, 13 January 2022 18:35 (one week ago) link

No hire started on our floor and I'm alarmed by how they somehow can't even get a KN95 mask to stay over their nose. Constantly an exposed nose, all day. It almost seems like you have to want to suffer additional discomfort to wear a KN95 like that.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 13 January 2022 19:40 (one week ago) link

"New" hire, wtf autocorrect?

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 13 January 2022 19:41 (one week ago) link

No fun
Omicron and done

The Door into Summerisle (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 13 January 2022 19:43 (one week ago) link

boy, I'm wearing my first N95 ever, and, wow, it does shut off smell. I can't smell a single thing in here.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 13 January 2022 19:44 (one week ago) link

This may be TMI, but you don't detect any ambient smell from your own nose?

The Door into Summerisle (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 13 January 2022 19:46 (one week ago) link

take it to the gay thread, sailor

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 13 January 2022 19:52 (one week ago) link

Lol

The Door into Summerisle (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 13 January 2022 19:54 (one week ago) link

I'm just as God made me,sir, despite an appreciation for Fassbinder, Sirk and The Great American Songbook.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbaq_qxjmPw

The Door into Summerisle (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 13 January 2022 19:56 (one week ago) link

boy, I'm wearing my first N95 ever, and, wow, it does shut off smell. I can't smell a single thing in here.

― So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, January 13, 2022 2:44 PM (fifty-three minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

I bought a pack of n95s this week too. Whereas cloth mask burps were moderately unpleasant, N95 mask burps are a distressing event. Gotta watch what I eat before I go out into the world, I guess.

peace, man, Thursday, 13 January 2022 20:40 (one week ago) link

boosted this morning, Moderna after two lots of AZ. 5 minutes in and out.

been twelve hours now and it's just kicking in. time for paracetamol and bed...

koogs, Friday, 14 January 2022 22:10 (one week ago) link

nice going koogs

Tracer Hand, Friday, 14 January 2022 23:04 (one week ago) link

Alice in Chains (2022): Here we come to get the booster

— KKUURRTT (@wwwkurtcom) January 14, 2022

towards fungal computer (harbl), Friday, 14 January 2022 23:20 (one week ago) link

t/s

some kind of booster

vs.

when the world is a booster
bad to swallow you whole

nonsensei (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 14 January 2022 23:35 (one week ago) link

try to see it once my way

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 14 January 2022 23:48 (one week ago) link

hit me with your boost shot

Guayaquil (eephus!), Saturday, 15 January 2022 00:03 (six days ago) link

inject away

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 15 January 2022 04:03 (six days ago) link

don’t stop
doin what you’re doin
don’t stop, baby
get your shot

Tracer Hand, Saturday, 15 January 2022 09:42 (six days ago) link

Don't bring me down.

Boost!

OP Taylor (Ye Mad Puffin), Saturday, 15 January 2022 12:19 (six days ago) link

booster jab as bad as the first two.

went to bed with paracetamol about 10, 12 hours after jab when I'd started shivering and aching, woke up at 3 with the worst of it gone, but didn't get back to sleep.

went to bed before 9 the second night, woke up several times sweating, but i guess I gained back some of the sleep. another day of taking it easy, i guess.

koogs, Sunday, 16 January 2022 10:32 (five days ago) link

I really braced myself for my booster (five days ago) because it was my first Moderna shot, and so many people I know were knocked out by that. (First two were Pfizer.) My arm was a tiny bit sorer, otherwise nothing.

clemenza, Monday, 17 January 2022 03:23 (four days ago) link

I heard a rumor that one factor in how badly the MRNA vaccines laid you low was one's testosterone levels. btw, all three of my Pfizer shots were uneventful. Figures.

more difficult than I look (Aimless), Monday, 17 January 2022 03:28 (four days ago) link

I still got hard after exposures to Jamie Dornan photos!

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 17 January 2022 03:29 (four days ago) link

koogs i also had bad side effects for all three shots, cool club we belong to!

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Monday, 17 January 2022 03:37 (four days ago) link

2 and 3 kicked my ass, 3 less than 2

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Monday, 17 January 2022 20:43 (four days ago) link

Cool. My work just sent out an email that essentially boils down to "wow, contact tracing with this many cases is hard, so we're not gonna do it anymore, make sure you guys notify all of your contacts yourself, good luck!"

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 19 January 2022 21:19 (two days ago) link


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