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I'm keeping my masks.

Even if we reach herd immunity, and this pandemic is over for my area, I might need my masks again for some other disease.

(Also, I paid very little for my masks, so selling them wouldn't make a lot of sense financially.)

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Just great…


Let’s spike the ball on the 20 yard line instead of waiting until we make it to the end zone.


I’m sure lots of states are doing this, not just North Carolina, but we haven’t made it through this pandemic yet.

Well, as far as social distancing and capacity restrictions, Gov. Cooper had already announced last month of his intentions to rescind those on June 1. As far as rescinding the indoor mask mandate, he had then placed a target of 67% of adults being partially vaccinated. Currently, NC stands at 51.2%. Although, the vaccination rate is now about 1% per week. However, the state and counties have started or are close to starting several new vaccine programs. They’re working on vaccinations in doctor offices, community and mobile clinics, home visits, and increased community education. I believe the current mindset is that while we’re not at exactly where they’d like for us to be, we’re still headed in the right direction. And, that any possible spikes should be small enough that our healthcare system can handle it without straining.

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North Carolina today dropped social distancing and mask requirements (except schools, public transportation, prisons, certain healthcare, ect.), effective immediately. NC will no longer require mask, social distan

Good for Norrh Carolina. Several states have already done this & more are getting onboard. The science tells us this is this is the prudent thing to do for the general population.
“At risk” people are free to make their own decisions, as is anyone else. ✅
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The problem with not having reasonable mandates is that many people who have not been fully vaccinated will choose not to wear a mask or be socially distanced indoors.

Your freedom ends where mine begins, and freely spreading COVID-19 doesn't help many people.

And to be clear, the science does not say that getting rid of reasonable mandates (like masking up and being socially distant) is a good idea.

The states that have chosen to drop these mandates will experience increases in illness and death compared to the states that haven't chosen to do so.

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This should drive KN95 prices further down for places that still need them.

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Good info, it appears a little under half the states have a mask mandate.
All states are listed with a YES or No along with other pertinent information.✅
Article is dated May 14 2021.

State-by-State Guide to Face Mask Requirements

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Not surprising. Sad

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Not considering the source.

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Evidence speaks for itself. Doesn’t matter who presents it. Questions must be asked. Besides, this is global, people under fire will have to answer to the world.

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2 + 2 = 4… not 5.

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pic is a link

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JaredM wrote:
Evidence speaks for itself. Doesn't matter who presents it. Questions must be asked.

Very true, but if it's polemic/controversial then it shouldn't be presented or asked on this forum. That's all I'm asking of users here.

 

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FYI
https:// [...] 6225847837001#sp=show-clips

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I think we can keep it open if everyone learns from which have been the hot button topics thus far and carefully avoiding them. Specifically:

  • Comments on Trump’s handling and assessment of the situation
  • Comments on the efficacy or inefficacy of the government response in specific regions or countries
  • Comments on the origin of SARS-CoV-2
  • Discussions on whether vaccines are good or bad
  • Discussions on whether using masks is good or bad
  • Anything that is widely considered to be a conspiracy theory
  • Discussions about the validity/accuracy of reported COVID statistics

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pic is a link

And?

At what point were mask policies introduced in each of those states?
Were there any other policies implemented in the various states that would effect infection rates?
Why did you select only four states?

Your chart isn’t overly useful.

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I see “questions asked” a lot over the last year, that are not questions, they are actually insinuations dropped into the internet, if you pack them up as questions you don’t have to bother backing them up with actual data. People “asking” those questions are not seeking answers.

For me really cheap and tiring, for others very damaging. .. Tired

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A Misleading C.D.C. Number
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/11/briefing/outdoor-covid-transmission-cdc-number.html


Is this some kind of a bad joke from the CDC ?

Zombie Preparedness
https://www.cdc.gov/cpr/zombie/index.htm

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71k5 wrote:

FYI

https:// [...] v=k-2kGhQ5WWo

 

sb56637 wrote:

I think we can keep it open if everyone learns from which have been the hot button topics thus far and carefully avoiding them. Specifically:

  • Comments on Trump’s handling and assessment of the situation
  • Comments on the efficacy or inefficacy of the government response in specific regions or countries
  • Comments on the origin of SARS-CoV-2
  • Discussions on whether vaccines are good or bad
  • Discussions on whether using masks is good or bad
  • Anything that is widely considered to be a conspiracy theory
  • Discussions about the validity/accuracy of reported COVID statistics

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djozz wrote:
I see “questions asked” a lot over the last year, that are not questions, they are actually insinuations dropped into the internet […] People “asking” those questions are not seeking answers.

Exactly. Well said.

Everyone has a right to make their own decisions, whether based on fact or fiction or based on nothing more than a whim. I don’t pretend to be an authority on truth or science, but like most here I also have strong convictions. I just choose not to share them on this forum, and I expect everyone else to do the same.

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Mike173 wrote:
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Is this some kind of a bad joke from the CDC ?

Zombie Preparedness
https://www.cdc.gov/cpr/zombie/index.htm

No, not at all. They have had this up for a few years now. Basically, all disaster preparedness is the same; by giving this a rediculous premise, people are more likely to read it and therefore become educated.

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Please note that the topic of this thread has been changed to:

Coronavirus **personal experiences** thread

 

Back when this thread got started over a year ago, there was very little reliable information about COVID, and most of us didn't quite know what to think. So this thread served its purpose with many helpful comments and links. But at this point, there is no shortage of news and/or disinformation and/or opinions and/or predictions and/or facts from any number of outlets that align with one's personal views and preferences. By now, almost everyone has drawn their own conclusions regarding COVID and nothing will change their mind. So it's no longer necessary or permitted on BLF to post links, quotes, opinions, facts, theories, or anything else apart from your own personal experiences relating to COVID.

 

Thanks in advance to everyone here for helping to keep the peace.

 

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Good idea Thumbs Up .

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Good idea Thumbs Up .

Yup, I agree.  :BEER:

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My personal experience is that I know 4 people that have had covid. They all recovered.

I am vaccinated, as are my adult children. This is making me want to travel to see them. I have not seen my youngest in 19 months since I moved 1000 miles away, just before corona happened.

One person I know that had corona in March 2020, tested positive for antibodies for 2 months after they recovered. By the 3rd month (June) the antibodies were gone.

I was vaccinated in March 2021. I am concerned that if I wait longer than June, that my antibodies will have disappeared.

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One guy from this vaccination center where I got my shot told me that we’d likely need a third shot this year (Biontech/Pfizer).

Smile, you cannot kill them all.

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I read somewhere that Moderna is working on a booster shot.
Hope it doesn’t make me feel as puny as the others.
Small price to pay though.

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Without achieving herd immunity, boosters will be required. World wide herd immunity.

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pennzy wrote:
Without achieving herd immunity, boosters will be required. World wide herd immunity.

You think we could eliminate this virus?

Smile, you cannot kill them all.

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If global herd immunity is reached it should die out or be so small we no longer need boosters. It’s been done before.

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With these mRNA vaccins the world has entered a new era in fighting viruses. Who knows we can eliminate COVID-19. It will be expensive (but will be payed back many times if it works) and it needs more worldwide coordination than ever before but maybe it can be done.

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