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Fri Apr 29, 2022, 08:58 AM

Here it comes

If you saw any of the NFL draftÖÖthousands packed in, nut to butt, (old navy phrase about packed in tight always in line waiting), unmasked, screaming, waving towels and hugging from all over the country. They will ALL be flying back to their states, now legally unmasked. What say you, Dr Fauchi?

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Reply Here it comes (Original post)
Traildogbob Apr 2022 OP
MyMission Apr 2022 #1
Traildogbob Apr 2022 #2
blogslug Apr 2022 #3
oregonjen Apr 2022 #4
Traildogbob Apr 2022 #5
MyMission Apr 2022 #6
Traildogbob Apr 2022 #7

Response to Traildogbob (Original post)

Fri Apr 29, 2022, 10:22 AM

1. Glad I missed it...it's already here.

I go to services every week, where masks are encouraged but not required.
I sit in the mask only section, and have reported people for sitting unmasked in that section almost every week.

For the past 2 weeks I've gotten an email the next day saying someone attending had felt unwell after services and tested positive for Covid. There was an event this week I decided to watch on zoom, along with 34 others. Most were wearing masks, which I was pleased to see.

I have continued to wear a mask, and been even more careful after the emails. I could be asymptomatic and don't want to spread it, especially to elderly friends.

Earlier this week we got an email from our executive director about the covid exposure, and she was very clear. I'm copying it below.

Hello friends,
Like me, many of you are concerned over the recent reality that there have been potential COVID exposures at the services. I want to take this opportunity to share a few reminders with you all.

1) If you are experiencing ANY symptoms, please stay home, take a test, and take care of yourself. I myself took 3 tests this past week because my allergies have been wreaking havoc on my body and allergy issues present similarly to some COVID symptoms. The days of conducting 'business as usual' when we are sick are over. No one wants your cold any more than they want COVID. Please stay home.

2) While you aren't required to wear a mask anymore, it is still the recommendation of our medical task force that you do. When you are here for 2+ hours, with 30-50 people, it is the cautious thing to do.

3) If you are on Medicare, you can receive eight at-home tests per month FREE. I am not yet on Medicare, so I've been paying for mine at CVS or Amazon. I highly encourage you to have a few tests at home that you can use immediately, should you have even SLIGHT symptoms.

4) If you think you have been exposed, it is recommended that you not test until the 5th day, unless you develop symptoms sooner. I personally have tested twice on the 3rd day and in both cases, the lab technician said that I should test again on day 5. So while patience isn't necessarily easy, in this case, it is certainly prudent.

I realize that nothing that I've said here is new information, however it is always smart to remind ourselves and hold ourselves accountable for the safety of our family and friends.

I think that was very well said. #1 especially.

Personal choice, personal responsibility, selfish, stupid, stubborn behavior by too many.

As far as I know I'm in the minority. I haven't had Covid and continue to wear a mask. The emphasis is now on treating covid, rather than avoiding infection.

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Response to MyMission (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 29, 2022, 10:40 AM

2. Wow!

Canít imagine the fear You must constantly be under. I have the privilege to avoid people most of the time and can double mask what little I am not in the woods with my dogs. Wish you continued good health among all the risks.

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Fri Apr 29, 2022, 11:11 AM

4. Same goes for concerts

I canít imagine going to a concert, unmasked with thousands of other screaming fans. It boggles my mind how comfortable people have gotten. I realize Iím in the minority now, but Iím going to continue to mask and be very careful.

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Response to oregonjen (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 29, 2022, 11:29 AM

5. But now

The air travel WITHOUT masks will take those crowds all across country. And the Draft has fans from every single state there. All we can do is Vax and double mask. Maybe when the fools are all eliminated from the virus, we can have one big maskless party.,

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Response to Traildogbob (Original post)

Fri Apr 29, 2022, 11:39 AM

6. It's not that bad

Two years ago I started to wear a mask before the CDC recommendation.

I'm vaxed and boosted, feel protected from serious illness, but I KNOW masking is the best way to contain the spread of covid, and the flu, and the common cold. I have a good friend who is not vaccinated. I am more fearful for her safety, but she wears a mask too.

I work retail 3 days a week, and encounter visitors and tourists from all over. I've continued to wear a mask, although my bosses and other employees have stopped. I'd say 20-30% of customers still do, some put one on when they see I'm masked. I've also noticed over the last year, when cases rise more people wear them, and then stop when numbers go down. I think some people give in to peer pressure to take their mask off, although it can also help to keep them on.

Last week I had a customer ask if I was vaxed and boosted (inappropriate) but I said yes, and he told me I didn't need to wear my mask. I told him I was exposed to covid last weekend (I was masked during the service) and was advised to wear one so I don't spread it, even if I'm asymptomatic. I think that may be my standard response. His eyes got wide.

Enjoy the woods. I spend a lot of time outside in my garden, a bit in the woods too.
My 4 days off, Friday thru Monday, I mostly keep to myself. Now that spring is here there will be more outdoor socializing, which I look forward to in spurts. There's an outdoor event this Sunday, and they're calling for rain. Oh well...

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Response to MyMission (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 29, 2022, 12:13 PM

7. Hope the rain

Holds off for ya. The Mountain spring wildflowers in untrailed forest are in full bloom, in lower elevations, and will creep up the slopes giving me weeks of new explosions of amazing rebirth of the forest floor. These days give me hope of a new start, and maybe our species can find a way to do the same. We are blessed here in the Mountains to have this spring wildflower experience that always rejuvenates a hood for better days. Sure beats the news! No mask required.

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