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Offline wilber

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« Reply #1485 on: March 31, 2021, 12:20:37 pm »
In a couple more months, it'll still be just a couple of months away.  In September it'll still be a couple more months. There will always be a new variant, or a new outbreak, or more worries with the effectiveness of the vaccines or some other reason. The goalposts are always receding into the distance.

Premier Horgan was out there on Monday saying "we're so close now" and "don't you young people screw this up for the rest of us."  But nobody actually believes we're close now, and young people are tired of being told to put their lives on hold for the benefit of others, until the magical tomorrow that never arrives.  Everything depends on buy-in, and buy-in was always a finite resource, and now it's depleted.  Remember those stupid ads the Government of Canada was running during the Superbowl? "just a little longer doing this and we can get back to doing this?" showing all the things people wished they could be doing?  Talk about a failure to read the room.

You might get yours by summer, and I might get mine by fall.   The young people who are causing the rapid spread of the virus right now might get theirs by 2022, just in time to find out that the vaccines aren't effective enough against new variants to allow for relaxing restrictions, and the cycle will continue.

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They have actually been moving the age groups up, everyone over 18 should have their first shot by June as long as the vaccines keep coming. I'm thinking it will be earlier rather than later. The reality is we are in a race against variants and people going out of their way to get infected will just make that a lot more difficult, if not impossible. We were always in this for the long haul whether we like it or not and none of us do.

Look at the bright side, we have several different vaccines with more on the way. We could be sitting here with none, the virus and its variants destroying far more people.
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« Reply #1486 on: March 31, 2021, 12:55:21 pm »
I just canít feel sorry for anyone willing to sacrifice people more fragile than they are so they can have a good time. 

I agree with Eyeball...   we should have been made to swallow the hard medicine and try and really bring the numbers down so that these variants arenít wrecking all the work the drug companies have done to try and get it under control.
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« Reply #1487 on: March 31, 2021, 01:02:54 pm »
Places like Australia and New Zealand have shown that coming down hard and early pays dividends in the end. We don't seem to have the will.
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« Reply #1488 on: March 31, 2021, 01:40:22 pm »
Places like Australia and New Zealand have shown that coming down hard and early pays dividends in the end. We don't seem to have the will.

People donít seem to realize....   if things arenít done to reduce the spread, it means MORE mutations, more variants and may make the current vaccines completely useless.  Which means even more drastic measures to reduce the spread later while they try and come up with more vaccines. 

Limiting the spread will limit the variants which means the current batch of vaccines will work better.

Itís not goddamn rocket science. 


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« Reply #1489 on: March 31, 2021, 02:35:14 pm »
Places like Australia and New Zealand have shown that coming down hard and early pays dividends in the end.
We knew this last year given the history of the Spanish Flu and comparisons between cities that did and didn't do this.  Ones who didn't were also suffering poorer economic outcomes 5 years after the pandemic had passed.

The Spanish Flu's 3rd wave was also worse than the two previous waves combined.

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We don't seem to have the will.
Only 16% of us don't seem to but for some stupid reason public officials are listening to the ridiculously oversized voice they seem to wield. WTF is up with that?
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« Reply #1490 on: March 31, 2021, 05:58:33 pm »
I just canít feel sorry for anyone willing to sacrifice people more fragile than they are so they can have a good time. 

I agree with Eyeball...   we should have been made to swallow the hard medicine and try and really bring the numbers down so that these variants arenít wrecking all the work the drug companies have done to try and get it under control.

Dear young people:  take one for the team.

But it's also not just young people.  I know a couple who are seniors and they went out grocery shopping last week twice each in the same week.  I asked them why one household needed to make 4 separate trips to the grocery store.  I think they were getting a bit cabin fevery because of this loooong winter in lockdown.  Now they want to get groceries delivered by app lol.
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« Reply #1491 on: March 31, 2021, 06:52:34 pm »
It's sad that young people just can't be young people right now. Part of me realizes I wasn't required to show the same kind of maturity we are asking from them when I was that age.
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« Reply #1492 on: March 31, 2021, 07:39:04 pm »
It's sad that young people just can't be young people right now. Part of me realizes I wasn't required to show the same kind of maturity we are asking from them when I was that age.
I can relate, I was that age when we lost our main livelihoods hereabouts, logging and fishing, particularly the latter in my case.  Investments and dreams set on a path that led off a cliff no matter which way you turned wasn't easy for anyone to give up on.  It didn't feel like our fault and there was enough government mismanagement and stupidity along with a whiff of corruption to even make it feel personal at times.  The experience definitely has a lasting effect.

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« Reply #1493 on: March 31, 2021, 08:17:55 pm »
It's sad that young people just can't be young people right now. Part of me realizes I wasn't required to show the same kind of maturity we are asking from them when I was that age.

Can't even date without an app now, and if you do go on a date where would you go?
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« Reply #1494 on: March 31, 2021, 09:32:49 pm »
Can't even date without an app now, and if you do go on a date where would you go?
Don't the dating apps suggest a center that tests for disease?

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« Reply #1495 on: April 03, 2021, 08:29:12 pm »
Don't the dating apps suggest a center that tests for disease?

You're not allowed to socialize with anybody outside your "core bubble".  Who are you going to date, your sister?


This will pass and eventually younger people will break thru into a covid and measure free future. Seniors on the other hand may be looking at spending the rest of their lives under some form of lockdown.

It coulda just been a couple more months... when young people are older and they come to see how time flies faster the older they get they'll come to realize a couple months is next to nothing.  Time definitely gets more precious though.

I feel like this moment in time presents a special, unique opportunity for seniors to just shut the **** up.

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« Reply #1496 on: April 03, 2021, 08:36:41 pm »

I feel like this moment in time presents a special, unique opportunity for seniors to just shut the **** up.

 -k

Thatís the spirit...   shut up and die assholes...  the rest of us wanna go to the pub.
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« Reply #1497 on: April 03, 2021, 09:45:55 pm »
Kimmy is what happens when entitled millennial memes come to life.
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« Reply #1498 on: April 09, 2021, 04:08:34 pm »
Vaccinated.

Wife exposed to Covid. 

Tested negative.

Cleared by Toronto Health to resume life.

Sent kid to Daycare.

Toronto Health reversed their decision.

Next week is March/April break, which I booked off.

We will be under house arrest.   :(
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« Reply #1499 on: April 12, 2021, 12:39:50 pm »
Sold my canoe.

Going to buy a fishing kayak to get into remote lakes where getting my boat in isnít feasible. 
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