What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

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Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

Post by wtfluff » Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:28 pm

Red Ryder wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:32 pm
Prayers, thoughts, candles, poems, Wiccan spells, Chicken noodle soup for the soul, whatever else makes you tick would be appreciated for them.

They’re much older and frail than us.
Fluffy thoughts lobbed in the general direction of the land southward for Mr. and Mrs. Ryder, and their relative. May Lakshmi lead you to virus-free health (and loads of anti-bodies.)

Now... Gotta figure out how to make some kind of RED beverage to to drink for, and in behalf of the Ryder clan. :ugeek:
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Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

Post by moksha » Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:38 am

The more infectious and faster spreading UK variant has arrived in Utah.
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Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

Post by Red Ryder » Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:37 pm

moksha wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:38 am
The more infectious and faster spreading UK variant has arrived in Utah.
Are you referring to Mormon immigrants or the virus?

Update: we are all doing better after 10 days of this. It’s been relatively mild for us and I feel extremely fortunate for that.

Grandpa isn’t out of the woods yet but was already in hospice care considering he is a few years shy of 100. I’m appalled at the belief that a Priesthood blessing can release him from his mortal life on earth. I had to refuse to participate in that crazy idea. So dumb.
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Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

Post by glass shelf » Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:29 pm

Red Ryder wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:32 pm
Sister Ryder and I both tested positive earlier this week. So far fairly mild and manageable. The biggest worry is wondering if this is the worst of it or if this coming week will get worse. The weird headache has me up at night. Not having to sweat through polyester polygamy panties has been comforting though.

Pretty sure another family member got it after a night in the ER triage area awaiting an x-ray.

Prayers, thoughts, candles, poems, Wiccan spells, Chicken noodle soup for the soul, whatever else makes you tick would be appreciated for them.

They’re much older and frail than us.

Wear a mask folks and get vaccinated.

...and ignore Newme. :lol:
Hopefully you're over the worst of it now.


As for that last bit, I got my first shot a week and a half ago. A sore arm, a day of feeling tired, and increased hope and optimism were my side effects.

Plan to get the second shot at the three week mark.


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Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

Post by moksha » Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:46 am

FiveFingerMnemonic wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:55 pm
From the state department:
https://2017-2021.state.gov/fact-sheet- ... -virology/

NBI can eat sh$t.
It is embarrassing to me as an American to see such stuff posted on an American government site. Sort of like QAnon was let loose in the State Department.
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Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

Post by Red Ryder » Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:45 am

FiveFingerMnemonic wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:55 pm
NBI can eat sh$t.
Huh?
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Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

Post by Hagoth » Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:47 am

FiveFingerMnemonic wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:55 pm
From the state department:
https://2017-2021.state.gov/fact-sheet- ... -virology/

NBI can eat sh$t.
I could see this article by following your link, but when I went directly to www.state.gov I could not find it. The first search finds a link but says it has been archived (kind of odd that they would be removing fact sheets from just last week and archiving them). So I followed the link to the archive and searched by both date and name and there is nothing there. Two possibilities: it was removed to protect secret alliances with China or it was removed because it was inaccurate. Or both. Or because "you can't handle the truth." Mystery!

It kind of reads like an LDS Gospel Topics essay: "The virus could have emerged naturally from human contact with infected animals, spreading in a pattern consistent with a natural epidemic. Alternatively, a laboratory accident could resemble a natural outbreak if the initial exposure included only a few individuals and was compounded by asymptomatic infection."
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Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

Post by moksha » Fri Jan 29, 2021 10:37 pm

Have you all seen this video in the wake of the COVID-19 deaths?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdpSgEQ ... e=youtu.be

Even during the Black Death in Europe, they had to forethought to send a guy on a horsecart going up and down the streets shouting, "Bring out your dead".




BTW, there have been 25,929,282 COVID-19 cases reported in the US.
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Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

Post by hmb » Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:45 am

Lucked into a vaccination opening. My insurance told me to wait for them to notify me of an opening. So far, they are out of available openings for the foreseeable future, but a nurse, next door, told us they were looking for people to fill open spots. One shot down, one to go. I'm still amazed that a vaccine for Covid has been made available this fast.

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Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

Post by glass shelf » Sat Mar 06, 2021 8:26 am

hmb wrote:
Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:45 am
Lucked into a vaccination opening. My insurance told me to wait for them to notify me of an opening. So far, they are out of available openings for the foreseeable future, but a nurse, next door, told us they were looking for people to fill open spots. One shot down, one to go. I'm still amazed that a vaccine for Covid has been made available this fast.
It's a scientific marvel for sure!

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Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

Post by moksha » Sat Mar 06, 2021 11:40 pm

There have been 524,362 deaths from COVID-19 in the US.
Good faith does not require evidence, but it also does not turn a blind eye to that evidence. Otherwise, it becomes misplaced faith.
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Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

Post by Hagoth » Sun Mar 07, 2021 6:52 am

hmb wrote:
Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:45 am
I'm still amazed that a vaccine for Covid has been made available this fast.
Me too, but Utah just opened vaccination to age 50 and above. Mrs. Hagoth and I have appointments for this week. I really thought we'd be waiting until summer.
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