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Everything posted by Raingirl

  1. Not to mention the suffering and deaths of others.
  2. When one’s style is that obnoxious, it’s even harder to disguise.
  3. So many years? But your profile says you just joined in July. 🤷‍♀️
  4. The whole last paragraph is indicative of an uncaring attitude towards others.
  5. The documentary done by French filmmakers Jules and Gideon Naudet is also excellent. I believe there’s a reference to it in the Hulu series. They were following an FDNY probie starting a couple of months earlier. They captured both planes as they hit the towers and filmed with the firefighters inside the towers. I’ve watched it every year. You can currently find it on YouTube.
  6. There’s a lot going on behind the scenes in TV and movie production as regards Covid. Not only vaccine and masking requirements, but also regular testing, keeping people more separate, physical barriers, etc. In my work world, we’ve had to add Covid-19 language to our contracts.
  7. Not true. Herd immunity', also known as 'population immunity', is the indirect protection from an infectious disease that happens when a population is immune either through vaccination or immunity developed through previous infection. WHO supports achieving 'herd immunity' through vaccination, not by allowing a disease to spread through any segment of the population, as this would result in unnecessary cases and deaths.Dec 31, 2020 Herd immunity against COVID-19 should be achieved by protecting people through vaccination, not by exposing them to the pathogen that causes the disease. Read the Director-General’s 12 October media briefing speech for more detail. This is from the WHO website in direct response to a question regarding Covid-19.
  8. Years before I joined the church, an evangelical knocked on my door one Saturday afternoon. As soon as I realized why she had knocked on my door, I pointed to the mezuzah on my doorpost, pointed out that it was my Sabbath, and that I didn’t need “saving”. She was not happy with me. 🤷‍♀️ About a year after I joined the church, I again answered a knock at the door(different location). This time it was two female Jehovah’s Witnesses. In response to their trying to leave a copy of the Watchtower with me, I said I would take it if they would take a Book of Mormon. They couldn’t run down the sidewalk fast enough! 🤷‍♀️
  9. It’s too bad your willful ignorance and personal agendas prevents you from understanding even the simplest of concepts.
  10. It’s the people who are NOT doing things right that are driving the surge. Delta is more contagious and it’s the unvaccinated that are spreading it and filling up the hospitals. It would be even worse had Oregon not done as well as it has.
  11. Oregon is also overwhelmed. We’re in the worst condition we’ve been in since the pandemic started. Hospitals are full. People are dying because they can’t get the care they need. Vital surgeries have been canceled. Morgue trucks are being brought in. The National Guard has been brought in. And still, people are denying the reality of the situation. Refusing to vaccinate and wear masks. Parents are refusing to allow their children to wear masks to school. The insanity goes on. My employer is still planning on in-person classes, but they made the last minute decision to not bring the rest of the staff back to campus as planned. Our peak is yet to come, so it’s going to get even worse
  12. So if a woman doesn’t carry herself the “right way, she’s asking to be assaulted?
  13. I actually agree with you. I was trying to be charitable, but I think my charity is misplaced when it comes to Covid.
  14. While it’s true that some people experience mild symptoms with Covid, for many it’s a devastating illness with long term damage. Then there are the many thousands who don’t survive. You can’t predict the outcome in any given individual. Some who are considered high risk have relatively mild cases, some who are young, healthy, and in shape don’t survive. It’s naive and ignorant to act as if getting Covid is no big deal.
  15. Nope. Don’t have to give your opinion the same weight as posters who have an established track record. Especially when your opinions put lives in danger.
  16. Is this why you joined just an hour ago? To come here and put people down for acting responsibly in a pandemic and then whine about the pushback?
  17. Consider this a thumbs-up.
  18. 499 children were diagnosed with Covid in one week here in Oregon. I’m seeing lots of comments online saying that it’s no big deal because “kids don’t get very sick with Covid”. They are completely disregarding the fact that there are children who have died and others having serious complications. Not to mention the risk of these children spreading the disease. I continue to be appalled by people’s uncaring and selfish attitudes and actions when it comes to this deadly virus.
  19. When an article characterizes mask policies as hysteria, and rants about “freedom”, we know what conclusions they’re going to reach.
  20. I’m so sorry to hear this. Will be keeping you all in my prayers.
  21. Given your false information regarding Covid here, along with your personal attacks, I have no doubt you would actually support their behavior. Regardless, I wouldn’t give a link to anyone. But especially not you.
  22. Powerful report. OHSU has wonderful doctors. The neurologist who is heading the MS clinical study I am in is on staff there. I’ve previously mentioned the friend who worked in a Covid ICU in New York at the beginning of the pandemic. Her reports brought home the stark reality of Covid. That people deny this reality is mind-boggling and infuriating. I had to stop watching a particular family on YouTube. Dads a pastor. Mom was once a nurse. 10 kids with #11 on the way. They have not masked, social distanced or vaccinated. The whole family recently got very sick. They were pretty sure they had Covid, but refused to be tested! Claimed their physician advised that. The family proceeded to go on vacation while actively sick. Grandparents in Florida (with whom there had been regular and recent visits) were also sick. Members of their congregation got sick. Their behavior is so appalling that I can’t even find the words.
  23. There have been other deaths. There are reports of people dying even though they are already hospitalized because they can’t get a bed in the appropriate specialized unit or hospital, so can’t get access to the care and equipment needed to treat them. Oregon is in the worst shape it’s been in since the start of the pandemic. And my employer is still pushing forward with plans to re-open in a couple of weeks.
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