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Wed Jul 28, 2021, 09:44 PM

After seeing the R2 Numbers on Delta

we will be staying in a while. Instacart, doordash, TV. Even if I am safe from it, I don't want to risk it, because there are a lot of things the CDC thought it knew they don't know. Just gonna stay home, work, wait for it to peak, then maybe, hopefully by fall we can go to a movie or something.

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Reply After seeing the R2 Numbers on Delta (Original post)
Mrs. Claw Jul 2021 OP
MOMFUDSKI Jul 2021 #1
dixiegrrrrl Jul 2021 #2
appalachiablue Jul 2021 #3
Horse with no Name Jul 2021 #4
CrackityJones75 Jul 2021 #5
Spider Jerusalem Jul 2021 #6
csziggy Jul 2021 #7
canetoad Jul 2021 #8

Response to Mrs. Claw (Original post)

Wed Jul 28, 2021, 09:56 PM

1. I decided the same thing a few days ago.

This is back to what last summer was and maybe worse. My hairdresser in Florida told me a friend who is vaccinated with Pfizer got a breakthru from a fellow worker and had fever, felt lousy, etc. The fellow worker is a chubby 62 yr old who is hospitalized and was given the magic elixir stuff and it hasn't helped so she is about to be put on a vent. Projecting thousands of daily cases in Florida. We go back to Florida from here in Wisconsin in October but we may feel like staying longer if needs be. This is not good all around. You are making good choices.

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Response to Mrs. Claw (Original post)

Thu Jul 29, 2021, 12:17 AM

2. Same here.


Red red state. Half the people in the grocery store are not masked at any time.
Covid death total for the last 6 months here is TWICE what all of 2020 was.

We're vaxxed. but only grocery store runs, with masks, we don't go anywhere else.

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Response to Mrs. Claw (Original post)

Thu Jul 29, 2021, 12:21 AM

3. It will be the rest of the summer, and even

into the fall and winter as far as concerns over a potential delta exposure or breakthrough. So low key it is, even though we were hoping to get out soon for some rec and delayed appts. That looks likely only if there are vaccine boosters available by mid- late fall, which I doubt. We shall see.

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Response to Mrs. Claw (Original post)

Thu Jul 29, 2021, 12:21 AM

4. We were told at work

That October will mimic the worst part of the pandemic

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Response to Mrs. Claw (Original post)

Thu Jul 29, 2021, 12:33 AM

5. Hope you tip well because...

You are externalizing your risk to someone else.

I know it makes it so there are less people out and about theoretically but still, you are lucky to be able to pay someone to take that risk for you.

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Response to Mrs. Claw (Original post)

Thu Jul 29, 2021, 12:41 AM

6. Yeah, R0 for the Delta variant of covid is about the same as smallpox and about 3-4x higher than flu

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Response to Mrs. Claw (Original post)

Thu Jul 29, 2021, 12:41 AM

7. I wish I could stay away from people for longer

But I need an operation - not emergency, not critical but soon, before it becomes critical.

Before I can have the operation, I have to have various tests to get approved. A critical test is scheduled on August 9 and if that goes well, the approval should come through.

Of course, with the number of Covid cases in the local hospitals, it was announced last week that most non-critical operations will be delayed, so I may have to wait a while even after it gets approved.

I just want to get this over with but it may not happen quickly.

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Response to Mrs. Claw (Original post)

Thu Jul 29, 2021, 12:42 AM

8. Please explain

The advantages of buying ready made food and having it delivered, over preparing nutritionally balanced meals for yourself and your *husband. It certainly can't be the cost. Is there something I'm missing?

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