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  1. Are regular glasses enough or do we need lab safety type glasses -- sealed to the skin on both sides?
  2. I personally know more people sick with Covid right now than I ever did before. Half of them were vaccinated. None are very ill (Flu like. Not hospital-worried) for now.
  3. This is a good question I'd like to hear the answer to. I've heard the vaccinated are getting sick. But nothing about people who were previously ill.
  4. Unvaccinated people who are not infect do not spread it either.
  5. Quote from the article: "It cites a combination of recently obtained, still-unpublished data from outbreak investigations and outside studies showing that vaccinated individuals infected with delta may be able to transmit the virus as easily as those who are unvaccinated. Vaccinated people infected with delta have measurable viral loads similar to those who are unvaccinated and infected with the variant."
  6. There are others in the world that would rather we wait to vaccinate our low risk until they got their high risk folk vaccinated. But here we are. There will always be a population at risk. ETA: I think I am very aware of the effect of the virus on other countries because of the kids I write there. I have not even found a way to mention I am vaccinated in my letters because all I can think is "How wealthy this makes me seem when their parents and grandparents don't even have the option to get a vaccine" I keep encouraging them to wash their hands and keep their distance -- but even for keeping apart -- that's another privilege I have. Some of them are rural and maybe somewhat able to do it? But those who live in the cities? Not so much. I'm looking for a video I saw about a girl in a slum who was trying to do the right things to keep her mom safe. And even as she says she tries to keep her distance--you see the people all around and how close the houses are together.
  7. https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/07/29/cdc-mask-guidance/?fbclid=IwAR0DiAkmJNCPQmiS9EwiyfZNwblxupp61fs1aWh0iKHLZ6VSkdH5L5AsRDA "'The war has changed' Internal CDC document urges new messaging, warns delta infenctions likely more severe. My takeaway: --Vaccinations protect you from severe disease. Vaccinated are still catching delta and still spreading it just as much as unvaccinated. There is also significant hospitalized population that is vaccinated as well. "“We really need to shift toward a goal of preventing serious disease and disability and medical consequences, and not worry about every virus detected in somebody’s nose,” Neuzil said. “It’s hard to do, but I think we have to become comfortable with coronavirus not going away.”
  8. Let's look at it another way. A way that doesn't point fingers and make our countrymen the enemy. These countries that are struggling to get the vaccines to their populations ONCE? They don't have annual flu shots. They won't be able to keep up with every 6 months boosters. If vaccination is the only option, we are not getting out of this.
  9. Everyone really does need to get tested right now. But I don't think "this" is going away.
  10. You say that now. But 6 months from now I can see the villifying start for those who reject the boosters. The goalposts keep moving to avoid cultural condemination
  11. We bought our 2018 a year ago. It does not sound like things have improved over the last year.
  12. Agreed/ Childcare sent my daughter home with a sore throat yesterday and the doctors tested her. We're waiting for results so everyone is home today for now.
  13. Early in our marriage when we were paying DH's mom back for a car she helped him buy (his old car totalled out and not worth as much as the new car) We set up an automatic monthly payment from our account to hers so we didn;'t have to think about it, write and post a check, etc.
  14. We have kiosks mailboxes and absolutely do NOT use them for outgoing mail. We go by the post office. So i understand your father's concern
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