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Sat Sep 18, 2021, 04:27 PM

My friend is in the hospital with Covid, on oxygen.

We were in high school together and she was my best friend. We kept in touch over the years, although not maybe as often as we could have.

I learned last night that her husband died a few days ago, from Covid. She's in pretty bad shape.

No, I don't know their vaccination status. However, I'm guessing that it would be pretty damn miraculous for both of them to have gotten this sick with breakthrough infections, at the same time. So I'll make a wild guess that they weren't vaccinated.

I'm mad as hell, sad, worried, and ... mad as hell! This could all have been prevented. I'm certain of it. If she pulls through, I want to call her and ask WTFFFF???!!!! But that wouldn't be very nice, I know.

FUCK all the Tucker Carlsons and other right-wing and evangelical fucking assholes who made getting vaccinated against a deadly virus something about God or politics or whatever. It's about staying well and keeping your fellow citizens well and ending the fucking pandemic!

Fuck. That's all. Thanks for listening. (FUCK!!!!)

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Reply My friend is in the hospital with Covid, on oxygen. (Original post)
piddyprints Sep 2021 OP
Ms. Toad Sep 2021 #1
wnylib Sep 2021 #13
Volaris Sep 2021 #16
Ms. Toad Sep 2021 #19
hlthe2b Sep 2021 #2
ebbie15644 Sep 2021 #3
underpants Sep 2021 #4
gldstwmn Sep 2021 #5
Hortensis Sep 2021 #6
Evolve Dammit Sep 2021 #7
wendyb-NC Sep 2021 #8
stillcool Sep 2021 #9
Nevilledog Sep 2021 #10
Laffy Kat Sep 2021 #11
Ligyron Sep 2021 #12
orleans Sep 2021 #14
secondwind Sep 2021 #15
PoindexterOglethorpe Sep 2021 #17
rootin tootin Sep 2021 #18
Patton French Sep 2021 #20

Response to piddyprints (Original post)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 04:30 PM

1. Based on seriousness, you're probably correct about vaccinations

But, general understanding aside, breakthorugh cases themselves are not rare. My employee (one of the most careful people I know) is out with COVID. Her family of 5 (both adults vaccinated) all have it. Delta is scary-contagious.

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 06:51 PM

13. In a recent interview, the director

of our county health department said that several of the county's cases are breakthrough infections. She also said that some of the deaths were breakthrough cases in seniors with comorbidities.

Most of the deaths here have been people in their 80s and 90s, but there were a few younger ones. The youngest was in his 20s, unvaccinated.

I have been following the county's dashboard. In the past week there has been a spike in cases among people under 19, probably due to schools reopening.

Our rates now are equal to last winter during the post holiday spike. Some days the number of new infections exceeds the rate from last winter.


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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 07:15 PM

16. Yes BUT,

It SHOULDNT put that person in the hospital, IF they've been vaxxed.

I have been begging people I meet.. please Please PLEASE go get you fuckin shots. I understand their apprehension..

please Please PLEASE do it anyway.. I got mine n I'm not dead yet.

PLEASE, with steepled hands and Catholic Hail Mary's, GO GET YOUR GODDAMN SHOTS.

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Response to Volaris (Reply #16)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 09:19 PM

19. You've definitely got a much better chance of saying out of the hosptials and the morgue

if you are vaccinated. There's absolutely no doubt about that. It is uncommon for someone who has been vaccinated and comes down with COVID to need hospitalization, or to die.

So - yes - GET VACCINATED!!!!! NOW!!!


But - too many people who believe that breakthrough cases are rare are not taking the precautions that they need to in order to avoid spreading COVID.

So - also - WEAR YOUR MASK, STAY HOME WHEN YOU GET THE SNIFFLES, A SORE THROAT, A HEADACHE, ETC. UNTIL YOU GET A NEGATIVE TEST. Don't be part of the problem.

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Response to piddyprints (Original post)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 04:31 PM

2. I'm sorry... The harm done far exceeds that directly to the patient.

The fact that it (severe illness/death) was almost totally preventable for most, so compounds the tragedy.

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Response to piddyprints (Original post)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 04:34 PM

3. I'm so very sorry

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Response to piddyprints (Original post)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 04:42 PM

4. Very sorry.

GAWD!!!

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Response to piddyprints (Original post)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 04:57 PM

5. I am sorry for your friend and her husband.

These are the strange times we find ourselves in.

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Response to piddyprints (Original post)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 05:08 PM

6. Strange times, all right. Best wishes for your friend to come through.

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Response to piddyprints (Original post)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 05:18 PM

7. I share your grief and outrage. Completely. Take care.

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Response to piddyprints (Original post)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 05:30 PM

8. That so sad

I hope she pulls through. Covid 19 is a scary disease. The fact that over 600,000 Americans have died from it, many before the game changer vaccines became available late last year, early this year. It's absurd to me that given that these are very safe and effective, some people still refuse to get vaccinated. It's seems akin to Russian roulette.

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Response to piddyprints (Original post)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 06:00 PM

9. it's like drunk driving...

god knows how many lives are affected, and I swear those MAGA-types have an addiction to whacky world. Throwing away their lives, for what? Got to be a pay off in there somewhere. I hope your friend pulls through, and you can give her what for, after she recovers.

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Response to piddyprints (Original post)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 06:03 PM

10. C'mere....

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Response to piddyprints (Original post)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 06:30 PM

11. I am so sorry, piddyprints.

I don't understand it, I really don't.

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Response to piddyprints (Original post)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 06:49 PM

12. You know those guns that shoot tranquilizer darts?

They need to make up some COVID-19 darts and start shooting magas left and right.


That way its not called a shot for nothing .

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Response to piddyprints (Original post)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 06:54 PM

14. sorry to hear that.

(i'd be on fb looking at her posts to see if there was a something about vaccines. or trump)

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Response to piddyprints (Original post)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 06:57 PM

15. I sure hope your friend pulls through!

You sound like a good friend. Shes gonna need a good friend 💕

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Response to piddyprints (Original post)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 07:17 PM

17. I agree with those who say they probably weren't vaccinated.

Fully vaccinated people actually dying from Covid are rare, and has been pointed out are generally elderly and/or have co-morbidities.

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Response to piddyprints (Original post)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 07:55 PM

18. Sorry to hear...

So sorry to hear of your friend's situation. Prepare for the worst. Hope for the best.

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Response to piddyprints (Original post)

Sun Sep 19, 2021, 02:51 AM

20. My heart saddens...

I hope she recovers. This is all so senseless.

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