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6 minutes ago, billvon said:

Yep.  I count four so far just in people I know who went.

At least three I know of first hand are smart people who have breakthrough infections. Sadly, I'm thinking the new normal is already here. Get vaccinated and stay boosted by hook or by crook. Hang with vaccinated people who can be trusted to not be too loose because of whatever the reason and patronize places that take masks and protocols seriously. Good for us that we have lot's of gay friends; they are all vaccinated and take things seriously. 

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At least there is one positive to Covid--it's pretty good at finding stupid people and exploiting their stupidity. It's almost like stupidity is the primary risk factor for covid. Anti vaxxers wont take the vaccine, they wont follow any precautions, they wont wear a mask, and they hang out in large groups mostly with other people who share the same ideas. Basically the ideal scenario for Covid to infect. Eventually I think after a few years, we're going to be a society with noticeably fewer idiots walking around, and honestly that's not a bad thing.

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11 minutes ago, Westerly said:

At least there is one positive to Covid--it's pretty good at finding stupid people and exploiting their stupidity. It's almost like stupidity is the primary risk factor for covid. Anti vaxxers wont take the vaccine, they wont follow any precautions, they wont wear a mask, and they hang out in large groups mostly with other people who share the same ideas. Basically the ideal scenario for Covid to infect. Eventually I think after a few years, we're going to be a society with noticeably fewer idiots walking around, and honestly that's not a bad thing.

But they'll take animal dewormer:

https://www.npr.org/2021/08/23/1030208101/mississippi-livestock-drug-ivermectin-covid-misinformation

 

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3 hours ago, headoverheels said:

Humans are not supposed to eat that.  They aren't even supposed to eat meat of horses treated with that.

Imagine being at the point where you don’t  trust doctors to tell you which human drugs to take but you do trust Reddit to tell you which animal drugs from the farm store to take.

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1 hour ago, Phil1111 said:

As compared to straight people that take things seriously?

Well, the 'gay community' went through the AIDS crisis. 

It's been a while, but they went through much of the same crap that's going on now.

Science denial, various proposed restrictions (some helped, some didn't), lot of dead friends, the 'evolution' of scientific understanding of the disease and it's transmission, various treatments (of varying effectiveness), lots of 'quackery', all of that stuff.

I'm guessing that, in general, the gay community is a bit more receptive to the science, treatments that work vs 'magical cures', behavior modification (distancing, masks, ect), and overall understanding the reality of the pandemic than those that haven't been through what they've been through.

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https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/08/06/1025553638/how-a-gay-community-helped-the-cdc-spot-a-covid-outbreak-and-learn-more-about-de

Gay men's relationship to public health has been "tempered by fire because of HIV," the CDC's Daskalakis says. "This is an awesome public health moment," he says. "It's a community that believes in science and public health stepping up to the plate."

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1 hour ago, wolfriverjoe said:

....I'm guessing that, in general, the gay community is a bit more receptive to the science, treatments that work vs 'magical cures', behavior modification (distancing, masks, ect), and overall understanding the reality of the pandemic than those that haven't been through what they've been through.

 

1 hour ago, ryoder said:

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/08/06/1025553638/how-a-gay-community-helped-the-cdc-spot-a-covid-outbreak-and-learn-more-about-de

Gay men's relationship to public health has been "tempered by fire because of HIV," the CDC's Daskalakis says. "This is an awesome public health moment," he says. "It's a community that believes in science and public health stepping up to the plate."

That appears to be accurate, so Joe was right.

The exception being transgender individuals who appear to have more negative interactions with the medical community. In addition Black-gay individuals lag other rates of vaccinations.

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On 8/24/2021 at 3:22 AM, Westerly said:

At least there is one positive to Covid--it's pretty good at finding stupid people and exploiting their stupidity. 

Kind of like the last year of cumulative forum posts on the subject from certain posters.

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Update to the Andre Jaque situation.

In ICU, on a ventilator. 

https://www.wbay.com/2021/08/25/report-sen-jacque-breathing-with-ventilator-while-hospitalized-covid-19/

Of course, there's 'no comment' from his office. Nor is there any word on his vaccination status. 

And, in a rather amusing development, the "Cyber Ninja" 'audit' of the Arizona election results from last November was supposed to be concluded and have results released on Monday.

It's been delayed. 

The CEO and two others (of five, so 60% of the team) are sick.
With Covid.
Go figure.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/arizona-election-audit-delayed-because-cyber-ninjas-caught-covid-19

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15 minutes ago, wolfriverjoe said:

Update to the Andre Jaque situation.

In ICU, on a ventilator. 

https://www.wbay.com/2021/08/25/report-sen-jacque-breathing-with-ventilator-while-hospitalized-covid-19/

Of course, there's 'no comment' from his office. Nor is there any word on his vaccination status. 

 

Thoughts and prayers didn't work, then?

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