OT: 2nd shot

Charlie Marlow

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This is going to be an unusual day. WalMart has stopped the requirement of wearing a mask for those who have been fully vaccinated. It's been a year of constantly wearing this damn thing. Still have to wear it for work.
I wonder who the lucky person is who gets to check for proof of vaccination o_O

Anyway, you can still get infected if you are fully immunized, you are just very unlikely to actually get sick from it. And for some people that’s probably okay. But I’m traveling internationally in Fall and a positive test would be a big problem so I’ll still have to go with a mask.
 

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Went to Walmart today. I swear I was the only one not wearing a mask. Felt so weird. Total Wine (awesome liquor store for those that don't have one) dropped their mandate as well. I was the only one there not wearing a mask. Still a weird feeling. You get so programmed. I was one of the last people to wear one around here. When work made it mandetory I have been wearing one ever since. I was fighting with work about that as well. I have trouble communicating and breathing through the damn thing. Still got covid anyways.

So, now Walmart, Total Wine, Grease Monkey (incredible burgers in downtown Arlington) and my convenience store have dropped the mask mandate. I wonder how much longer work will require them? I do have to show HR my proof of immunization to get a couple hours of PTO. Probably do that on Monday.
 

HBK4life

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Went to Walmart today. I swear I was the only one not wearing a mask. Felt so weird. Total Wine (awesome liquor store for those that don't have one) dropped their mandate as well. I was the only one there not wearing a mask. Still a weird feeling. You get so programmed. I was one of the last people to wear one around here. When work made it mandetory I have been wearing one ever since. I was fighting with work about that as well. I have trouble communicating and breathing through the damn thing. Still got covid anyways.

So, now Walmart, Total Wine, Grease Monkey (incredible burgers in downtown Arlington) and my convenience store have dropped the mask mandate. I wonder how much longer work will require them? I do have to show HR my proof of immunization to get a couple hours of PTO. Probably do that on Monday.
I haven't worn one since I got vaccinated. Grocery stores, gas stations, pharmacies, bars, restaurants, etc.. and just wait for a Karen Fauci to say something. Nobody has. **** the masks and mask police.
 
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dinglefritz

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I haven't worn one since I got vaccinated. Grocery stores, gas stations, pharmacies, bars, restaurants, etc..I see others without as well and just wait for a Karen Fauci to say something. Nobody has. **** the masks and mask police.
I'll put one on if the store has a sign asking me to. Other than that I'm mask free. My church required masks for months and after developing TMJ from the damned things I finally refused to wear one there. The dropped the mandate recently.
 

HBK4life

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I'll put one on if the store has a sign asking me to. Other than that I'm mask free. My church required masks for months and after developing TMJ from the damned things I finally refused to wear one there. The dropped the mandate recently.
To me you should be rewarded for getting vaccinated. Otherwise what's the damn point? You are telling people get your shot but nothing will change. **** that. Enough is enough. Reopen everything. Stop the charade and fear mongering. People are over it. Time to go back to work people. No more hiding under your masks. Sitting at home sucking your thumbs waiting for Biden and Fauci to tell you it's gonna be alright. 😆 They are ruining businesses, kids and adults lives and livelihoods.
 
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dinglefritz

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To me you should be rewarded for getting vaccinated. Otherwise what's the damn point? You are telling people get your shot but nothing will change. **** that. Enough is enough. Reopen everything. Stop the charade and fear mongering. People are over it. Time to go back to work people. No more hiding under your masks. Sitting at home sucking your thumbs waiting for Biden and Fauci to tell you it's gonna be alright. 😆 They are ruining businesses, kids and adults lives and livelihoods.
Well for the most part small towns in Nebraska and South Dakota have never shut down and never required masks. Everything pretty much stayed open throughout. I didn't eat inside a restaurant or bar for months but once I got that second shot I resumed my normal habits. I'm afraid COVID vaccine is going to be a new fact of life for most people. IF you don't get boosters, you'll have a similar risk as you have from Influenza and Influenza kills thousands of otherwise healthy people every year.

The reward for getting vaccinated is your reduced risk of getting sick. That's enough.
 

HBK4life

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Well for the most part small towns in Nebraska and South Dakota have never shut down and never required masks. Everything pretty much stayed open throughout. I didn't eat inside a restaurant or bar for months but once I got that second shot I resumed my normal habits. I'm afraid COVID vaccine is going to be a new fact of life for most people. IF you don't get boosters, you'll have a similar risk as you have from Influenza and Influenza kills thousands of otherwise healthy people every year.

The reward for getting vaccinated is your reduced risk of getting sick. That's enough.
Yup. Let people make that choice. It's not a death sentence. We protected the elderly. Well. Cuomo didn't. Stop punishing kids and small businesses with fear mongering. Doing way more damage than the virus itself. PS. Hold China and the W.H.O accountable for unleashing this crap on the world!!
 

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I've been told that taking benadryl before your shot should help
 

dinglefritz

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I wonder who the lucky person is who gets to check for proof of vaccination o_O

Anyway, you can still get infected if you are fully immunized, you are just very unlikely to actually get sick from it. And for some people that’s probably okay. But I’m traveling internationally in Fall and a positive test would be a big problem so I’ll still have to go with a mask.
Not only are you very unlikely to get sick from COVID IF you're vaccinated, it appears that you are very unlikely to transmit the virus IF you do get infected post-vaccination. We've used Corona virus vaccines for decades in livestock and pets. Our experience at least in farm animals is that the Corona viruses we vaccinate against hang around and seasonally reappear when there are vulnerable animals and the herd immunity levels have waned usually in cold weather. There was a reason China was monkeying around with this virus in the lab.
 
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I've been told that taking benadryl before your shot should help
I have wondered if that's part of the reason I had basically zero side effects. I've been taking Claritin for seasonal allergies and my left arm was a little tight in the shoulder but otherwise you'd never know anything was different.

I can already tell from the traffic that more things are "back to normal."

I might use masks in certain public settings for life, I can't think of one time I've been sick since last winter. I haven't had so much as a cold. I didn't miss having that annual bout with norvirus and puking my guts out. A lot of times I forget I have it on, the kids are the same way.

I was sick ALL THE TIME when I first came to my office job. I finally figured out it's the other guys who use the bathroom...people come to work sick and they don't wash their hands. Worse yet they just get their hands wet real fast and then touch all the door handles and elevator buttons on their way out which is actually worse than not washing your hands at all. I started using a paper towel to touch the bathroom door handle and I swear I was like 97% healthier after.

And I'm not a germophobe, I'll drop something and pick it up and eat it or I'll let my dog lick my face or whatever, I'll eat raw hamburger. But other humans are gross man, some of this cleaning and not breathing on people we should have been doing all along.
 

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I haven't worn one since I got vaccinated. Grocery stores, gas stations, pharmacies, bars, restaurants, etc.. and just wait for a Karen Fauci to say something. Nobody has. **** the masks and mask police.
You are so cool! i wish i could be so manly.
what are you so scared of? what people think of you?
 

bingo65

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To me you should be rewarded for getting vaccinated. Otherwise what's the damn point? You are telling people get your shot but nothing will change. **** that. Enough is enough. Reopen everything. Stop the charade and fear mongering. People are over it. Time to go back to work people. No more hiding under your masks. Sitting at home sucking your thumbs waiting for Biden and Fauci to tell you it's gonna be alright. 😆 They are ruining businesses, kids and adults lives and livelihoods.
LOL
time for you to get some new reading material
 

bingo65

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Yup. Let people make that choice. It's not a death sentence. We protected the elderly. Well. Cuomo didn't. Stop punishing kids and small businesses with fear mongering. Doing way more damage than the virus itself. PS. Hold China and the W.H.O accountable for unleashing this crap on the world!!
says the fear mongerer
 

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Half the people on here would believe Dr Dumbass if he said eating Great Dane dog crap would prevent COVID. Where is my bucket and scooper.
you will never know who you might have harmed. but thank goodness YOU are just fine
well if they had their mask on nobody then. Correct?
 
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dinglefritz

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I got my second shot on Wednesday. Had some nausea the next morning and a little lethargic. Since I sometimes feel that way anyway, my actual response to the vaccine might have been psycho-somatic.
My suspicion is that probably at least half of the people who experience side effects and maybe a lot more that that, would never notice anything more than a little bit of a sore arm if they were focused on doing some activity they really enjoyed. Personally I was too busy to think about it. Drove over 8 hours that day looking at bulls in the hills near Chamberlain South Dakota. Didn't really realize my arm was a little sore until I got home and got out of the truck. Then it was 2 Tylenol and I was good as new.
 

bingo65

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If their are still people not vaccinated that are elderly or at risk that's on them. Not my problem. Stay at home locked in your plastic bubble. The rest are ready to resume their lives!!
you sound like such a great human. and very un-american.