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GulfCoast66

(11,949 posts)
Mon Jul 26, 2021, 09:59 PM Jul 2021

God Damn it! People I love now have Covid!

Just talked to a friend who I’ve been close with for 25 years. Love his kids like were mine. Was there when they were born. Not in the room, of course. That would be creepy. But at the hospital. Took their dad out for a drink right after mom and the kid went to sleep.

They are republicans but less crazy than most. Wrote in a name rather than voting for trump in 16. Pulled the lever for Biden last year but republican down tickets. His wife is less moderate. Not religious.

Anyway he is the only one out of 5 in his household vaccinated. It’s him, his wife and kids.

4 of them now have Covid. Guess who doesn’t? Bingo. The vaccinated guy.

His kids are pretty much over it as expected for very healthy and active kids in their teens.

His wife? Not so much. Sick bad for over a week. No breathing problems yet, but I’m worried. It’s not getting better. She’s around 50.

He is pissed. As am I. So preventable.

I’m vaccinated. I still wear a mask if the place I’m going into is crowded. If I get Covid and die, well, I did all I could do. That life. Something is going to get us. But people dying and getting real sick when it is totally preventable is sickening.

Damn I’m pissed. Even in my conservative family in Louisiana everyone is vaccinated. Why could he not convince his immediate family to get the jab?

Ok. Rant over. But I’ve been worried about this happening for months now. It was predictable.

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God Damn it! People I love now have Covid! (Original Post) GulfCoast66 Jul 2021 OP
Alas, Covid doesn't give a fuck about PoindexterOglethorpe Jul 2021 #1
Message auto-removed Name removed Jul 2021 #2
Welcome back uppityperson Jul 2021 #3
Message auto-removed Name removed Jul 2021 #5
Alas. Lol uppityperson Jul 2021 #6
Holy crap. That was quick. Can't imagine how my OP would have caused a quick hide like that. GulfCoast66 Jul 2021 #7
The mods have been lightening quick... SergeStorms Jul 2021 #11
Yep, batshit. Crunchy Frog Jul 2021 #12
Well, technically my friend is not sick. He's vaccinated! GulfCoast66 Jul 2021 #17
What did they say?!!!! sheshe2 Jul 2021 #18
Inane insult, not up to her old standards uppityperson Jul 2021 #29
🤔 MoonchildCA Jul 2021 #4
I think the time is rapidly approaching.... SergeStorms Jul 2021 #8
Yeah. I think you're correct. GulfCoast66 Jul 2021 #9
I've already had two people.... SergeStorms Jul 2021 #10
We are going to work only now vercetti2021 Jul 2021 #13
Two of my friends died last year from the trumplague, and seven others had serious, but niyad Jul 2021 #15
A bunch of my relatives had it, not the the delta though. LisaL Jul 2021 #22
My daughter has it and she has been vaccinated since March LeftInTX Jul 2021 #14
Virtual hugs and... Monoclonal antibodies. mwooldri Jul 2021 #16
I am sorry LetMyPeopleVote Jul 2021 #19
"I did all I could do" PSPS Jul 2021 #20
"Avoid going anywhere" MichMan Jul 2021 #25
We have hardly given in. GulfCoast66 Jul 2021 #26
Your friend very well may catch it. róisín_dubh Jul 2021 #21
I lost a cousin to Covid in February. Lived in Miami. secondwind Jul 2021 #23
So sorry to hear that. My husband has severe COPD and I am truly scared. We both got the vaccine Ziggysmom Jul 2021 #24
Stay away from Republicans. Even if they are not completely Qwacko, Roisin Ni Fiachra Jul 2021 #27
I hear you. ananda Jul 2021 #28

PoindexterOglethorpe

(25,578 posts)
1. Alas, Covid doesn't give a fuck about
Mon Jul 26, 2021, 10:12 PM
Jul 2021

almost anything. Even if you're vaccinated.

I am also vaccinated. I'm still wearing a mask everywhere, but I'll be honest and tell you it has more to do with recent dental surgery, tooth extractions, and dentures. I'm not really fit to be seen in public yet. Honestly, I'm very grateful for the pandemic that allows me to wear a mask. I also have the good fortune to live in northern New Mexico, and lots of people here are still masking. I'm pretty sure that many of them are fully vaccinated, as I am, but for whatever reasons still choose to mask.

I will NOT question someone who continues to mask. People have very different reasons for masking, and who am I to question or judge?

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GulfCoast66

(11,949 posts)
7. Holy crap. That was quick. Can't imagine how my OP would have caused a quick hide like that.
Mon Jul 26, 2021, 11:17 PM
Jul 2021

Wish I’d seen it. Must have been batshit crazy.

It was a simple anecdote about a conversation a had a few hours ago.

SergeStorms

(18,540 posts)
11. The mods have been lightening quick...
Mon Jul 26, 2021, 11:55 PM
Jul 2021

to filter out disruptors lately. They've always been right on top of things, but lately they really mean business!

Great job, Mods! Much appreciated.

Crunchy Frog

(26,512 posts)
12. Yep, batshit.
Mon Jul 26, 2021, 11:56 PM
Jul 2021

Something along the lines of "cewl story is cewl."

I'm guessing someone who thinks Covid is fake? And all the sick, dying, and medical workers are really "crisis actors".

I see a surprisingly large number of them in the YouTube comments.

Totally delusional.

Hope you're friends get better.

GulfCoast66

(11,949 posts)
17. Well, technically my friend is not sick. He's vaccinated!
Tue Jul 27, 2021, 12:09 AM
Jul 2021

But his wife is someone I care about as well. And the kids are pretty much over it. Being under 20 is so fun. I remember those days and wish I had appreciated how bullet proof I was. Had 4 badly broken ribs heal in 4 weeks or so. Caused, of courses, by crazy stuff kids that age do!

I’m worried about her. She is a great mother to those kids. And a fun and funny person. She may be a republican but she does not shy from self deprecating humor. To me that is a big deal. I generally don’t like people who can’t laugh at themselves. And she is not a religious nut.

Lord knows I’m often a big dumbass. If I could not laugh at myself I would be missing out on most of the humor in my life!

SergeStorms

(18,540 posts)
8. I think the time is rapidly approaching....
Mon Jul 26, 2021, 11:33 PM
Jul 2021

when we're all going to know someone who's had COVID, or worse yet, died from it.

Delta is spreading faster than the wildfires out west, and gamma is in the wings. Who knows what'll come after that.

GulfCoast66

(11,949 posts)
9. Yeah. I think you're correct.
Mon Jul 26, 2021, 11:43 PM
Jul 2021

My wife we’re careful until vaccinated. 2 months ago I ditched the masks, as did the wife. Because at that time the evidence I read made me feel safe.

But as the Delta variant has come on we are no longer that confident. We aren’t afraid of dying like 6 months ago, but don’t want this shit at all. So broke out the masks again. Not everywhere like last year. But where there are lots of people.

SergeStorms

(18,540 posts)
10. I've already had two people....
Mon Jul 26, 2021, 11:50 PM
Jul 2021

I was associated with at my old place of business, die from the virus. One was a few years younger than myself, and the other was probably 25-30 years younger. I hadn't seen either since I retired in 2001, but they were both pleasant gentlemen, although both were republicans. Being a republican meant something quite different 20 years ago.

vercetti2021

(10,096 posts)
13. We are going to work only now
Tue Jul 27, 2021, 12:02 AM
Jul 2021

We are not even leaving the house even with a mask at this point. Delta got my vaccinated cousin sick. We can very well get it

niyad

(110,759 posts)
15. Two of my friends died last year from the trumplague, and seven others had serious, but
Tue Jul 27, 2021, 12:07 AM
Jul 2021

fortunately non-fatal cases. So farr this year, three more people I know have had i.

LisaL

(44,956 posts)
22. A bunch of my relatives had it, not the the delta though.
Tue Jul 27, 2021, 01:54 AM
Jul 2021

One got it early one before vaccines were available. The other got just before vaccines were being rolled out. Some got it after vaccines were rolled out, but they were not vaccinated at the time yet. Thankfully none died from it.

LeftInTX

(24,169 posts)
14. My daughter has it and she has been vaccinated since March
Tue Jul 27, 2021, 12:03 AM
Jul 2021

Caught it from an un-vaccinated in-law.

She's gonna be fine, but she works with developmental delayed children. Fortunately, her case load right now in is only four or the number of patients she saw the week she was diagnosed was only four. She has been in touch with the families. We just hope there is no transmission to those innocent kids. My daughter wore her mask at work. She probably is glad that her work continued mask mandate. My daughter hasn't been super-cautious. The only place she has been wearing mask has been work.

Heck the only place I've worn a mask in the past month was my airline flight and maybe somewhere else....but that's about it....I'm gonna get in the habit of wearing it more. No loud bars for me..LOL...

mwooldri

(10,270 posts)
16. Virtual hugs and... Monoclonal antibodies.
Tue Jul 27, 2021, 12:08 AM
Jul 2021

That unvaccinated wife should ask about this possible treatment. Or a steroid type drug that has been shown to offer some help in recovery.

Should be easier to get the wife and kids (if 12 and older) vaxxed now.

I'm sorry people don't recognize that they really do need to get vaccinated. For my wife it was the fact that she works in the lab at a hospital and she was seeing what was going on. A mothballed floor of her hospital was reopened for Covid patients. A former "women's hospital" was repurposed as a Covid hospital. Refrigerated trucks were brought in to store the bodies. That the initial testing wasn't there and initially all tests had to be sent to the state lab for testing until the commercial labs (Labcorp, Quest) got testing available and then finally a way to test in the hospital lab. After the winter surge the hospital group was ready to close the Covid hospital down but the surge is here in NC too. And yet we have one aunt of my wife who won't get vaccinated as she doesn't trust the government yet she works for the same hospital group as my wife (though in food services). Her husband (who has had a triple heart bypass) however was not hesitant and got the vaccine, as have the rest of my wife's immediate and one-step removed family. All my immediate UK family have been vaccinated (save the kids, who are under 12). My eldest son got the shot as soon as he could, as did I. My youngest son is expecting to get his shot on his 12th birthday (yeah, what a present but still...)

The hospital group is now going to mandate vaccination or termination. This may pressure my wife's aunt to take the shot though she has mentioned she wants to retire next year.

Here's hoping that wife recovers.

PSPS

(13,418 posts)
20. "I did all I could do"
Tue Jul 27, 2021, 01:43 AM
Jul 2021
If I get Covid and die, well, I did all I could do.


With all due respect, you should avoid such an attitude. There ARE things you can do to prevent it and you should do them. Wear a mask whenever you're in any public space, especially if it's indoors. Not just "if the place I’m going into is crowded." Avoid going anywhere. It's not worth it. blah blah blah. You know the routine. Don't just throw up your hands and give in.

MichMan

(11,452 posts)
25. "Avoid going anywhere"
Tue Jul 27, 2021, 07:33 AM
Jul 2021

Sorry, I'm not living my life locked up in my house and afraid to go anywhere.

I got the vaccine and believe in science.

GulfCoast66

(11,949 posts)
26. We have hardly given in.
Tue Jul 27, 2021, 07:41 AM
Jul 2021

We still mask in crowded places and generally avoid them all together. But did that before Covid. Don’t love crowds.

But we also realize the vaccine provides almost 100% prevention of going to the hospitals or dying. Especially since we don’t have co-morbidities. I was obese when Covid hit. I’ve lost over 35 lbs since then. It motivated me to get in shape.

We truly have a divide society. Those safe with the vaccine and those who have chosen to keep dying.

I feel so bad for those who would like to be vaccinated but can’t for medical reasons. They are watching their unvaccinated neighbors potentially killing them.

róisín_dubh

(11,772 posts)
21. Your friend very well may catch it.
Tue Jul 27, 2021, 01:47 AM
Jul 2021

I did, after prolonged contact with a friend who was only partly vaccinated. I'm hoping today is the worst of it, the congestion in my head is really painful.

I hope he doesn't catch it. I'd convinced my friend to get vaccinated and thank heavens for that. He's mostly on the mend. I should be fine in a couple days.

secondwind

(16,903 posts)
23. I lost a cousin to Covid in February. Lived in Miami.
Tue Jul 27, 2021, 03:26 AM
Jul 2021

Have a beautiful niece In Miami, two gorgeous daughters,,all NOT VACCINATED. The girls haven’t ever been vaccinated. These are die-hard anti- vaxxers.

Ziggysmom

(3,349 posts)
24. So sorry to hear that. My husband has severe COPD and I am truly scared. We both got the vaccine
Tue Jul 27, 2021, 05:34 AM
Jul 2021

as soon as it was available. I started going back to the office a few days a week last month and I know many people are not vaccinated. This virus would be a death sentence for my better half who requires 4L of oxygen just to function normally. I'm so tired of being afraid for him while seeing others refuse to take care of themselves. Hope your friend recovers fully and will then tell others to get the shot.

Roisin Ni Fiachra

(2,574 posts)
27. Stay away from Republicans. Even if they are not completely Qwacko,
Tue Jul 27, 2021, 08:00 AM
Jul 2021

they still hang out with other Republicans.

The QOP is a Covid breeding farm.

ananda

(28,688 posts)
28. I hear you.
Tue Jul 27, 2021, 08:03 AM
Jul 2021

One of my bridge partners took sick this week
and got a nose swab yesterday, with results
coming in later today.

We played online yesterday. She's been fully
vaccinated so I think she will be all right, but
still..

This really sucks!

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