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Carlo Medina

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On a personal front I have a 60 hour turnaround trip that will involve being on a plane for four hours each direction. Destination city is, like my hometown, on the "better side" of vaccination rates. Not as high, but still pretty decent. And the last 7 days indicators are all trending downwards which is a good thing for both of our cities.

I'll be obviously fully masked and wearing my lab goggles just like during the concert I went to last month for the flight. I'm hoping all will go well, still within six months from being fully vaccinated (Pfizer) so hopefully the protection is still robust. 🤞
 

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Per this study the analysis of reported data shows that breakthrough cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are rare among the fully vaccinated in all reporting states. Rates are all well below 1%:

 

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Unknown, Johnny. COVID is still too "new" to know of long-haul for vaccinated breakthrough cases. I'd wager they're less likely, but that's just a total guess. For most of the long-haul sufferers I've known/read about (admittedly very few) they seemed to never fully get "back to normal" even after the worst was over. If your acquaintances are feeling normal again, I'd say that's a positive sign that they may not get long-haul symptoms.

At this time, one can only look into past precedents of "long haulers" from past pandemics such as the 1918 spanish flu for possible insight.




 

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There was a discussion about Dentists earlier... I had to make a trip to one today. A molar that was mostly filling anyway decided it was time to be pulled. I must've gotten a decent dentist, because he was in and out in 10 minutes and the tiny amount of post-extraction pain is easily defeated by mere aspirin. And that's much better than last night's "I'm gonna find someone to bash the side of my face in with a crowbar because the pain will be less" feeling.

But anyway, the last couple of weeks have made me check out various medical offices, and each one seems to be running by their own rules.

My Dog had a Vet appointment... mostly no masks, optional for customers. I'll assume everyone was vaccinated. I had another appointment yesterday in a "Medical Pavillion" to set up a technically elective procedure. Masks on everyone (both patients and staff), temp checks before getting into the back office, the full bit. And, the Dentist, which was masks out front, in the back, not always.

3 places run the gamut of prevention. I'm a little surprised, but shouldn't be, that there's not really one hard and fast standard by now.
 

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The local hospital here is requiring "surgical" masks for everyone entering the building, plus still monitoring temperatures and quizzing everyone arriving about symptoms and exposure. Their "surgical" masks are just the blue/white disposable ones that most of us have been buying in the stores. I thought the mask I was wearing was a tighter fit, but they gave me one and made me swap it anyway. I had some in the car, but didn't know they were requiring this as the last time I was there for an appointment three months ago, it was just any "mask".

I imagine they're just enforcing it for everyone regardless of how tight it looks so they can catch those using neck gaiters, bandannas, scarfs, or just trying to pull their shirt up over their nose.
 

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We have vaccine passports in Ontario as of 2 days ago. All places that are not selling necessity’s require masks and proof of full vaccinations.

Today we went to the casino in Niagara Falls Canada. I do not gamble, (I have no luck!), but I am perfectly happy to sit in the car and nap or read. My wife had to show her identification before being allowed in to gamble, but interestingly enough I could wander around the mall shopping area and use the washroom without showing anything.
 

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I must've gotten a decent dentist, because he was in and out in 10 minutes and the tiny amount of post-extraction pain is easily defeated by mere aspirin. And that's much better than last night's "I'm gonna find someone to bash the side of my face in with a crowbar because the pain will be less" feeling.

Where do these magic dentists congregate.? I've never found one.
 

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My fully vaxxed buddy just tested positive this morning after getting sick last night. We had trivia night at a bar 2 nights ago. Headed to get a dual fast/slow test now :(
This random change of getting sick is why I largely stopped eating inside restaurants and going to the gym this Summer with Delta. I’m not especially worried about being sick per se — vaxed so not going to be hospitalized or die. But the potential for 20 days missing work (using my PTO) due to corporate quarantine rules if my wife and and I were to get sick back to back prompted me to get more conservative again.
 

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Would you not be covered by last year’s legislation that compelled companies to provide two weeks paid leave to people who get sick with the virus?
 

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A magician friend was booked for a party a couple of weeks ago. All of the entertainers and caterers were advised to be at the party at least one hour early. Guests were advised to arrive early too.

The hosts had arranged for EVERYONE to have a COVID test BEFORE they were allowed into the party. If someone tested positive, they were sent packing. It didn't matter whether you were vaccinated or not and you couldn't bring your own test results. Everyone was tested on the spot with some sort of rapid test.

Then, masks were completely optional at the party (my friend reports there were very few masks).

It was a large party. My friend says the hosts spent somewhere north of $5K to test all of the people at the party. :blink: Makes me wonder what the food and drink bill was for the night! :)

Mark
 

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A magician friend was booked for a party a couple of weeks ago. All of the entertainers and caterers were advised to be at the party at least one hour early. Guests were advised to arrive early too.

The hosts had arranged for EVERYONE to have a COVID test BEFORE they were allowed into the party. If someone tested positive, they were sent packing. It didn't matter whether you were vaccinated or not and you couldn't bring your own test results. Everyone was tested on the spot with some sort of rapid test.

Then, masks were completely optional at the party (my friend reports there were very few masks).

It was a large party. My friend says the hosts spent somewhere north of $5K to test all of the people at the party. :blink: Makes me wonder what the food and drink bill was for the night! :)

Mark

My kid's nearby music school is doing their upcoming annual House Party fundraiser pretty much this way as well... although they seem to be allowing our own same-day rapid tests (from a "certified testing site") on top of providing on-site testing at the party.

Haven't decided yet whether I'm going -- I've gone the last couple times (though last time was postponed til Spring and all outdoors and scattered around the neighborhood instead)...

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My wife is scheduled for hip replacement surgery on Friday. She’s pleased about finally getting a new hip joint, I’m anxious about the potential COVID risks by being in the hospital and around other people for hours.

It’s an outpatient surgery these days, no overnight stay. So at least there’s that. They‘ve already said they won’t even let me in the hospital until it’s time to pick her up. So they are doing what they can to minimize the number of people walking around the building. Of course, masks are mandatory and I have to show my immunization card to get in the door when I pick her up.

Fingers crossed.

Mark
 

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