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Nonsense
Jan 26, 2007




OPEN PELOSI NOT ANOTHER WORD

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Steve Yun
Aug 7, 2003

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Soiled Meat





















Things that didn’t age not well:

Steve Yun has issued a correction as of 03:08 on May 5, 2021

Cup Runneth Over
Aug 8, 2009

Life's too short to worry
Life's too long to wait
Life's too short not
To love everybody
Life is too long to hate





hope that guy enjoys going maskless in federal prison

silicone thrills
Jan 9, 2008

Enjoy Nature While It Lasts


Lacrosse posted:

Found out through the grapevine there was a positive covid case at the office but no mention of it from HR so I guess they're done telling us about it. I've noticed a lot less people in the office lately and now I know why.

hell yeah covid office buddies.

So what finally got me looking for another job for real today? The HR lacky who told me "Why don't you ask people to put their masks on" just got promoted while 2 other people got laid off.

fuckin priorities are in order.

Also another coworkers kid probably has covid now. they did a rapid test that said no but the doc was like "I think its covid, please come back in 3 days for another test"

Oh and every person at the office who has covid now? Lives with in a mile of me lmao.

NORTH SEATTLE BLOWIN UP (oh wait not like the time it blew up from a gas explosion.. gently caress that was twice )

spaceblancmange
Apr 19, 2018

#essereFerrari


Sydney has a mystery case.

The list of places they visited tells a simple yet inspiring story of a man and his quest for the perfect steak

BONGHITZ
Jan 1, 1970

how can i listen to my pirated albums? oh wait.





https://www.thetrumparchive.com/?searchbox=%22china+virus%22

silicone thrills
Jan 9, 2008

Enjoy Nature While It Lasts


jesus that dude must poo poo literal bricks. RIP his colon and the colo rectal cancer that will surely eventually visit him will not be kind.

spaceblancmange
Apr 19, 2018

#essereFerrari


It all starts with a man who orders a steak in a restaurant and finds it is absolutely tasteless so decides they can make a better one at home

stephenthinkpad
Jan 2, 2020




Lacrosse posted:

OK so what's the end game here? If we aren't going to pay people to take the vaccine and we aren't going to meaningfully force people to take it, then what happens? Do we just wait for some super mutant strain to tear through anyone not vaccinated until they're either dead or scared straight into taking it?

Followup question: how did the 1918 pandemic end without a vaccine? Did it just get bad enough it scythed through the population not willing to take precautions until it burned itself out?

We are probably on the 2nd wave. The third wave may be virus mutate into more contagious and less deadly and then burn itself out.

Fluffy Bunnies
Jan 9, 2009

FUCK





Lacrosse posted:

OK so what's the end game here? If we aren't going to pay people to take the vaccine and we aren't going to meaningfully force people to take it, then what happens? Do we just wait for some super mutant strain to tear through anyone not vaccinated until they're either dead or scared straight into taking it?

Followup question: how did the 1918 pandemic end without a vaccine? Did it just get bad enough it scythed through the population not willing to take precautions until it burned itself out?

Literally anything can happen and it eventually just died off, more or less. Almost all viruses do, or they mutate and become less deadly and spread easier (like the person above me said) and keep doing that until they're a joke.

Ideally, enough people get vaccinated to give this thing less room to mutate, it falls away, and covid hell world is a fading nightmare by this time next year.

COMPAGNIE TOMMY
Jan 24, 2016

If you can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow and which will not...




fischtick posted:

https://mobile.twitter.com/Oregonian/status/1389709724715737091

Six people are dead, reads the article decorated with a cartoonish bush wearing an oversized mask. Six people died today in my state amidst a global pandemic. Doctor Bush should replace corona Chan. remember corona Chan?

It's a topiary you philistine

Boat Stuck
Apr 20, 2021

I tried to sneak through the canal, man! Can't make it, can't make it, the ship's stuck! Outta my way son! BOAT STUCK! BOAT STUCK!


anime was right
Jun 27, 2008

death is certain
keep yr cool


my company wont open offices until at least september and it is 100% optional because all we do is make and sell software lol

the exception is australia because theyve been open forever anyway

Real Mean Queen
Jun 2, 2004

Zesty.




lol so they closed indoor dining in my county last Friday, and will be reopening indoor dining on Friday. What are we doing here? What is the goal?

Peter Daou Zen
Apr 6, 2021

Survived the Lebanese civil war, only 2 fight the Lib civil war . . .

i think i might have that cave syndrome

im afraid of the vaccine, like the propaganda has seeped into me somehow. and i dont want to be. it's like i have this weird sense of dread about everything possible going wrong.

Steve Yun
Aug 7, 2003

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Soiled Meat

also a year ago:



Steve Yun
Aug 7, 2003

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Soiled Meat

Peter Daou Zen posted:

i think i might have that cave syndrome

im afraid of the vaccine, like the propaganda has seeped into me somehow. and i dont want to be. it's like i have this weird sense of dread about everything possible going wrong.

what aspect of it are you worried about

Peter Daou Zen
Apr 6, 2021

Survived the Lebanese civil war, only 2 fight the Lib civil war . . .

Steve Yun posted:

what aspect of it are you worried about

ive always been a hypochondriac and i think every little pain is The End and I freak out about poo poo

so people talking about blood clots or sterilization and all of that stuff has somehow seeped into me. i'm actually embarrassed.

SKULL.GIF
Jan 20, 2017




Peter Daou Zen posted:

i think i might have that cave syndrome

im afraid of the vaccine, like the propaganda has seeped into me somehow. and i dont want to be. it's like i have this weird sense of dread about everything possible going wrong.

this is anticipatory release, not cave syndrome. just close your eyes, you won't even feel the needle.

Inspector Hound
Jul 14, 2003



Smythe posted:

My office has resumed in-person work.

If it's a computer job tell them to eat poo poo

fosborb
Dec 15, 2006



Chronic Good Poster

Peter Daou Zen posted:

ive always been a hypochondriac and i think every little pain is The End and I freak out about poo poo

so people talking about blood clots or sterilization and all of that stuff has somehow seeped into me. i'm actually embarrassed.

wait are people actually talking about sterilization?

lol we've been talking about sterilizing immunity, which is about killing the virus before it has a chance to get up to a proper infection, not target locking your balls/ovaries

Cup Runneth Over
Aug 8, 2009

Life's too short to worry
Life's too long to wait
Life's too short not
To love everybody
Life is too long to hate




Peter Daou Zen posted:

i think i might have that cave syndrome

im afraid of the vaccine, like the propaganda has seeped into me somehow. and i dont want to be. it's like i have this weird sense of dread about everything possible going wrong.

Peter Daou Zen posted:

ive always been a hypochondriac and i think every little pain is The End and I freak out about poo poo

so people talking about blood clots or sterilization and all of that stuff has somehow seeped into me. i'm actually embarrassed.

get the vaccine, covid will sterilize you and destroy your toes and give you alzheimer's

Accretionist
Nov 7, 2012



Peter Daou Zen posted:

ive always been a hypochondriac and i think every little pain is The End and I freak out about poo poo

so people talking about blood clots or sterilization and all of that stuff has somehow seeped into me. i'm actually embarrassed.

Does it to help to focus on replacement?

COVID: Long list of problems, mostly big, very high likelihood.

VAXX!: Short list of problems, mostly small, very very low likelihood.

(Choose the smaller one.)

And either you choose the vaxx or COVID chooses you.

(Choose the smaller one.)

Lacrosse
Jun 16, 2010

>:V




silicone thrills posted:

hell yeah covid office buddies.

So what finally got me looking for another job for real today? The HR lacky who told me "Why don't you ask people to put their masks on" just got promoted while 2 other people got laid off.

fuckin priorities are in order.

Also another coworkers kid probably has covid now. they did a rapid test that said no but the doc was like "I think its covid, please come back in 3 days for another test"

Oh and every person at the office who has covid now? Lives with in a mile of me lmao.

NORTH SEATTLE BLOWIN UP (oh wait not like the time it blew up from a gas explosion.. gently caress that was twice )

I'm down in South King and the city I work in is one of the worst rates in the county lmao

razorscooter
Nov 5, 2008




Bullfrog posted:

DSM-6 page 420

"Chronic Applebees Hesitancy"

Patient must demonstrate two of the following:
1. Unhealthy consumption of alcohol - yet with no desire to take advantage of $8 pitcher night tm
2. Has not applied to at least 5 food service jobs in the past month (overlaps with Oppositional Employment Disorder, see pg 69)
3. Inability to spell the name "Trump" correctly
4. General disillusionment towards society
5. Unusual concern for the people of India or other countries

Accretionist
Nov 7, 2012



Bullfrog posted:

DSM-6 page 420

"Chronic Applebees Hesitancy"

Patient must demonstrate two of the following:
1. Unhealthy consumption of alcohol - yet with no desire to take advantage of $8 pitcher night tm
2. Has not applied to at least 5 food service jobs in the past month (overlaps with Oppositional Employment Disorder, see pg 69)
3. Inability to spell the name "Trump" correctly
4. General disillusionment towards society
5. Unusual concern for the people of India or other countries

Ha, nice.

Fluffy Bunnies
Jan 9, 2009

FUCK





Peter Daou Zen posted:

ive always been a hypochondriac and i think every little pain is The End and I freak out about poo poo

so people talking about blood clots or sterilization and all of that stuff has somehow seeped into me. i'm actually embarrassed.

Hi friend,

It's going to be okay. I got both of my shots and I was super nervous about them, too. Two weeks after my second Moderna, I'm totally fine. You will be, too. You're gonna do great and you'll have cool kids with cool antibodies.

Go get your pokes and kick covid's rear end.

Korean Boomhauer
Sep 3, 2008




Fluffy Bunnies posted:

Hi friend,

It's going to be okay. I got both of my shots and I was super nervous about them, too. Two weeks after my second Moderna, I'm totally fine. You will be, too. You're gonna do great and you'll have cool kids with cool antibodies.

Go get your pokes and kick covid's rear end.

welcome

also hell yeah

Accretionist
Nov 7, 2012



quote:

Renowned infectious diseases expert Dr Rajendra Kapila, 81, dies of Covid-19

...

“For the last one year I have been working at a Covid-19 lab in New Jersey and had ensured a safe environment at home,” said Dr Deepti, who specialises in microbiology. “It is ironic that we came to India for two weeks and he contracted it here.” She said Dr Kapila got both doses of the Pfizer vaccine in the US.

...

Ugh, poo poo.

bedpan
Apr 23, 2008



Accretionist posted:

Ugh, poo poo.

this fools even the professionals. you need to get a covid vaccine not a pfizer vaccine.

Cup Runneth Over
Aug 8, 2009

Life's too short to worry
Life's too long to wait
Life's too short not
To love everybody
Life is too long to hate




Accretionist posted:

Ugh, poo poo.

seems fine to Nate. open it up!

Steve Yun
Aug 7, 2003

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Peter Daou Zen posted:

ive always been a hypochondriac and i think every little pain is The End and I freak out about poo poo

so people talking about blood clots or sterilization and all of that stuff has somehow seeped into me. i'm actually embarrassed.

It’s okay, I mean when the pandemic was new I thought every new stuffy nose or headache was COVID, it’s a common panic thought when something is in the forefront of your mind all day

I have a friend who was hesitant because her mom just had a stroke recently and she had a history of strokes in her family. The Johnson and Johnson clot news freaked her out so much that she even held off on MRNA vaccines until she could research them more to absolutely prove that they don’t cause clots, it wasn’t enough for her to just accept that there were no reports of clots with them

I pressed her about it, I told her that she was 10x more likely to get hit by lightning or get killed by a shark than to get a non-lethal clot from J&J, but it didn’t matter because her hesitancy was fueled by her distress about her mom almost dying. (She eventually got her Pfizer because she found out her renter is antivax)

It might help to recognize that your hesitancy is fueled by emotions, and make an effort to make decisions around reliable facts.

This thread has gone over the safety of the vaccines millions of times. The stuff about vaccines causing sterilization is just so easily debunked, people are still getting pregnant despite half of the country having gotten vaccinated. We are not seeing an epidemic of childbirth rates lowering after the vaccine (although we did see a slight decline because of the pandemic)

As was mentioned earlier, it might help to make a list of everything bad that can happen to you from the vaccine, what are the chances of negative reactions happening, and then compare them to the chances of myocarditis, brain fog, permanent taste loss, blood clots, stroke, erectile dysfunction and genital lesions from COVID are

If you have any other concerns, list them and we’ll debunk them out in the open!

sullat
Jan 8, 2012


Accretionist posted:

Ugh, poo poo.

A modern-day Semmelweis

i am harry
Oct 14, 2003



we’re lucky so many anti vaccination people are proud enough to announce their opinions

Bullfrog
Nov 5, 2012



Peter Daou Zen posted:

ive always been a hypochondriac and i think every little pain is The End and I freak out about poo poo

so people talking about blood clots or sterilization and all of that stuff has somehow seeped into me. i'm actually embarrassed.

I've been medicated for OCD with symptoms presenting as health anxiety for a couple years so I feel you. It can be challenging, the disconnect between the fears and what you know is "rational". For me, SSRIs gave enough energy to the rational part to eventually overcome the fear-based thinking. If you're medicated and that isn't enough right now, (covid is nightmare mode for this poo poo) or you don't have access to treatment yet you can try and realign your thought process for long enough to finish the vaccine course.

Health anxiety, in my experience, seemed to stem from a fear of not being able to fully control the randomness of my own body. Aside from the statistics on their safety, I would think of getting the vaccine as a choice that brings you more control. Covid is an illness which is very random, unpredictable in symptoms and severity. On the other hand, the covid vaccines are well understood, ingeniously designed and give good protection against infection. Your vaccination will also reduce the collective spread, meaning that fewer people will have to roll that dice for the lives of themselves, their family and friends.

For me, my mild second-shot side effects were somewhat cathartic. I felt "sick" but knew I was safe and there was no mystery as to why I felt off.

Bullfrog has issued a correction as of 05:30 on May 5, 2021

The Oldest Man
Jul 28, 2003



Accretionist posted:

Ugh, poo poo.

Oopsie doodle

The Oldest Man
Jul 28, 2003



Bahahahaha



ok well yes he was a real person who did definitely just die and here's a bunch of verified twitter accounts from folks who knew him talking about it

but maybe he just died with covid

Rah!
Feb 21, 2006




Chamale posted:

So many people are dying here and there's very little I can do about it. I know! I'll post through it

Pooky
Aug 29, 2004





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Delta-Wye
Sep 29, 2005

Represent!

The Oldest Man posted:

Bahahahaha



ok well yes he was a real person who did definitely just die and here's a bunch of verified twitter accounts from folks who knew him talking about it

but maybe he just died with covid

got that double pfizer titer load definitely seen old people without good titers after vax so who knows

dark humor, but i laughed at this bit:

quote:

INDIA NEWS
Renowned infectious diseases expert Dr Rajendra Kapila, 81, dies of Covid-19
Dr Kapila worked extensively on HIV-AIDS, trained many people in the field and practised at Rutgers University for 50 years.
what is it with cv19 and aids researchers?

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