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Susan in TX

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  1. We used to paint my son and grandson's nails when they were toddlers/pre-schoolers. They would see my teenaged daughters painting their nails and wanted theirs done too. We thought it was cute and didn't really care what anyone else might think. Susan in TX
  2. Some kids are just harder than others. I have ten children that I have homeschooled. Some were great homeschool (and later public school) success stories...others not so much. Same Mom, same homeschool style, and in some cases even the same curriculum resulted in totally different outcomes. Susan in TX
  3. Guest Hollow has some elementary science courses. You can see the books they use without purchasing anything. Also look at Build Your Library, Beautiful Feet Books, Sonlight, Simply Charlotte Mason, and Torchlight. They all have their booklists on their websites. I used to use Tapestry of Grace booklists but the last time I was at their website it was difficult to navigate. There's also Outstanding Science Tradebooks for Students K-12. Those are the resources I would use to find books. I would also just browse my library and pick up whatever looks good. I also like to buy books from Book Outlet. They regularly have 20% off sales and their selection is always changing. I just buy whatever looks good that is under $5. I have gotten a lot of good books this way. Susan in TX
  4. https://www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/lincoln/speeches/greeley.htm "I would save the Union. I would save it the shortest way under the Constitution. The sooner the national authority can be restored; the nearer the Union will be "the Union as it was." If there be those who would not save the Union, unless they could at the same time save slavery, I do not agree with them. If there be those who would not save the Union unless they could at the same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that. What I do about slavery, and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help to save the Union." Abraham Lincoln
  5. From NPR about booster shots: "Any available vaccine should first go to people around the world who are at high risk of hospitalization and deaths, said Dr. Michael Ryan of the WHO. 'If we think about this in terms of an analogy, we're planning to hand out extra life jackets to people who already have life jackets, while we're leaving other people to drown without a single life jacket.'" https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/08/18/1028941909/why-a-push-for-boosters-could-make-the-pandemic-even-worse Susan in TX
  6. Please enlighten me. What do you expect to happen to those who refuse the vaccine? Susan in TX
  7. And Vermont has one of the highest vaccination rates in the country. 😟 Susan in TX
  8. The difference is that the Covid vaccines are not fully approved. They have Emergency use Authorization. Because of that: "FDA must ensure that recipients of the vaccine under an EUA are informed, to the extent practicable given the applicable circumstances, that FDA has authorized the emergency use of the vaccine, of the known and potential benefits and risks, the extent to which such benefits and risks are unknown, that they have the option to accept or refuse the vaccine, and of any available alternatives to the product." https://www.fda.gov/vaccines-blood-biologics/vaccines/emergency-use-authorization-vaccines-explained So we have employers requiring vaccines that the FDA says recipients must have the option to refuse. Susan in TX
  9. Related to spread by the vaccinated I found this https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7031e2.htm?s_cid=mm7031e2_w "...Ct values obtained with SARS-CoV-2 qualitative RT-PCR diagnostic tests might provide a crude correlation to the amount of virus present in a sample and can also be affected by factors other than viral load.††† Although the assay used in this investigation was not validated to provide quantitative results, there was no significant difference between the Ct values of samples collected from breakthrough cases and the other cases. This might mean that the viral load of vaccinated and unvaccinated persons infected with SARS-CoV-2 is also similar. However, microbiological studies are required to confirm these findings." Susan in TX
  10. Where is the proof? Are there studies? How exactly do we know this is happening and to what extent? Susan in TX
  11. What is the evidence for this? Susan in TX
  12. First I want to say that I respect your choices so I am not trying to convince you to change your mind. BUT I do wonder what the statistical possibility is for asymptomatic spread by the vaccinated? My educated guess is that it is very small. Do we even have any proof that Covid has been spread by the vaccinated? AND if others are choosing to participate in the choir anyway, does your participation increase their risk in any meaningful way? Just some things to think about. Susan in TX
  13. Source? Also https://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2021/05/covid-19-hospitalizations-among-kids-likely-overcounted.html "Children being treated in hospitals are tested for SARS-CoV-2, but many who test positive never develop COVID-19 symptoms, leading to overestimates of disease severity, a study found." Susan in TX
  14. Children have very low risk of morbidity/mortality from Covid. Susan in TX
  15. Why? Why cant you join choir? Why do you have to be a hermit? If you are vaccinated, you are protected from severe disease. If other people are vaccinated, they are also protected. Those who chose not to get vaccinated chose to take that risk so you have no obligation to protect them. So go out and live your life! Susan in TX
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