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    Here's another government site offering free at-home tests:

    https://www.covidtests.gov/

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    Default Re: Covid News Thread Number 500

    I think the waves of Covid are gonna be like the cold/flu in the winter months and be more normalish in the summertime. They will most likely have a medication for it soon instead of us having to keep getting vaccinated every 6 months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xxxGothBarbie View Post
    I think the waves of Covid are gonna be like the cold/flu in the winter months and be more normalish in the summertime. They will most likely have a medication for it soon instead of us having to keep getting vaccinated every 6 months.
    I think they do have anti-viral meds effective against Covid.
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    My dad honestly roared with laughter when I told him my state is mostly populated with anti-vaxxer senior citizens. He's seen some things in his lifetime and to him...this Pandemic has been an epic thing to behold.

    The morbid silver lining to this Pandemic is a lot of people are cashing on on inheritances sooner.

    I for one am depressed that science denying is a leading trend of our times but....."it's a free country." Believe what you want to believe.

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    The senior citizens that are anti-vaxxers just boggle my mind. They are old enough to have lived through the devastation that polio caused and to have seen the victory of smallpox being wiped off the face of the earth. If they were all like that back then we would still have iron lungs, smallpox deaths and children walking around in braces with shrunken, polio-damaged limbs. I just don't get it.


    (graphic images - don't look if easily sickened by medical photos).

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-birmingham-45101091

    last smallpox case

    I feel like we could be declaring victory over Covid too if this had been handled correctly.
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    This is kind of Covid related, I guess. Maybe I'm missing something, but can someone (who currently uses Uber) explain to me WHERE exactly I'm supposed to find this so-called "Get a free Uber ride to your vaccination appointment" offer? I'm logged in on the Uber app, and I don't see it anywhere on here. When I type the offer into a Google search, something comes up that makes me think maybe this free offer was just for NEW Uber customers (first time signups). And if that's the case, then they should've advertised it that way. I've had a very stressful day today that resulted in me having to pay out of pocket for prescription ear drops for my son, and now I'm left with fucking $14 on my card. And that is not enough money to get us to AND from his booster shot appointment this Sunday. His college is requiring this booster shot, and spring semester starts in a week.

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    ^Nevermind. I see that the free offer ended July 4, 2021. *Sigh* Well that'd be nice if they weren't still advertising it as if it still applies. Even the Walgreens website (when you make the booster appointment) prompts you to reserve your free Uber ride.

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    Saw this:

    https://coronavirus.baltimorecity.go...nation-clinics

    If you need help with transportation, please call 410-372-3444 or e-mail [email protected] for free transportation to and from your vaccination appointment. Individuals must have a vaccination appointment scheduled to sign up for transportation assistance, please plan ahead and call in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eagle2 View Post
    Saw this:

    https://coronavirus.baltimorecity.go...nation-clinics

    If you need help with transportation, please call 410-372-3444 or e-mail [email protected] for free transportation to and from your vaccination appointment. Individuals must have a vaccination appointment scheduled to sign up for transportation assistance, please plan ahead and call in advance!

    This is only for Baltimore City residents though. Thanks anyway.

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    COVID positivity rates are now declining around the country, including here in FL. Looks like Omicron is a flash-in-the-pan event, though one that hopefully makes the population much more resistant to future variants.

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    Default Re: Covid News Thread Number 500

    I’m curious as to where you are getting your information that “COVID positive rates are declining across the country”?

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    He explains different group consciousnesses around covid. It explains how we interpret the same reality so differently.
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    Default Re: Covid News Thread Number 500

    Quote Originally Posted by miss.a.p1600 View Post
    I’m curious as to where you are getting your information that “COVID positive rates are declining across the country”?
    These links cover CA, NY, TX and FL, which together house over a third of the U.S. population. Positivity rates have peaked in all four states and are now declining sharply in 3 of the 4. They are still high, but many experts believe that Omicron has peaked.

    https://www.sacbee.com/news/coronavi...257482284.html
    https://www.tampabay.com/news/health...start-to-rise/
    https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/coro...rting/3498396/
    https://www.mayoclinic.org/coronavir...d-19/map/texas

    I wish I had consolidated national numbers but for some reason the CDC is not publishing nationwide trend data, but I've read reports about other states (PA and NJ to name two) where a similar phenomenon is in play.

    I understand your confusion though as these reports are not easy to find. Every reporter and talking head squealed for several days when COVID numbers jumped again, but I guess that falling positivity rates aren't as sensational.

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    Default Re: Covid News Thread Number 500

    I've been look at worldometer for state figures. Not all states provide their numbers every day, but I periodically check it to see if the numbers are going up or down.

    https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/

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    Every person getting surgery done at the hospital is required to do a Covid test two days prior. I informed the surgery scheduler lady that I HAD Covid a few weeks ago, so she said I have to come in to do a PCR Covid test then (Doing that Monday morning). *Sigh* I believe she said if the test detects antibodies (and shows positive), that means I WON'T have to come back for that Feb. 23 pre-surgery Covid test. Then I can just come back Feb. 25 for my surgery. If the PCR test comes back negative, then yeah, I have to take another bus trip out there on Feb. 23 for that second Covid test. It's a pain in the ass, and I hope they can stick with that Feb. 25 surgery date, and not have to reschedule it AGAIN because this is ridiculous.

    The week prior to surgery, I also have to make another trip there to have them do my bloodwork all over again.

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    ^^ Geez, what a hassle! The hoops ppl have to jump through now...

    I ordered my free covid tests. Hopefully they'll arrive soon.

    All the Starbucks around here are either operating at reduced hours. Or they just have the drive-thru open. Too many employees getting sick and they don't have enough ppl to work.

    This virus is going to cause businesses to close whether we have another formal lockdown or not.

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