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7 hours ago, Subdomestic said:

The vaccination roll out in Canada is a fucking embarrassment and I am so frustrated with how things are unfolding here. I keep rolling back and forth between apathy and rage.


Toronto has been in lockdown since November,  in some form or another.  We are heading into a steep third wave and the flip flopping on what's open is driving me nuts. Schools are closed again however my kids have already been home for almost two weeks after a positive case in one of their classrooms. We've all been tested and are all negative.


I understand the need to keep schools closed to control community spread and protect teachers. I get it. And I say that as someone who is trying to work from home with two crazy young kids running around. I am just frustrated at how haphazardly it's being done. Our lives can't change on a daily basis with the flip of a switch. The shut down notice came 1 day after we were told how amazingly safe the school system is. I should be used to politicians lying and bending the truth but it's still disappointing when it becomes crystal clear that they just don't give a shit about regular citizens.


On the plus side, my elderly grandmother and my brother (front line worker)  have finally got their shots. My parents are eligible to make their appointments as of today.


I am very jealous of the US doing 4M+ vaccinations a day. At least going back to being jealous of the US brings back some familiarity and normality. Congrats on finding your way out of this one guys.

For our incredibly fucked healthcare system, the US vaccination rollout is running the way it is because we "pre-ordered" and hoarded a bunch of viles in advance (before most other industrialized nations) and we're making it available to everyone we can ASAP so we could return to "business as usual." I mean its great but its main objective is to stem our economy from hemorrhaging the way it has for an extended period of time. It's a real mixed bag overall, but good for us I guess?


Other countries like Canada and the EU has given way more money to its citizens while they "figure it out" while we said here's 1 month's rent make it last a year.

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Just got my first vaccine shot this past week. Wasn't too bad. My arm was killing me the day after and had a massive headache. But the headache was probably more to do with the anticipation and all else that has been going on in my household earlier involving potential undiagnosed mental illness and/or neurological disorder on my brother's part. 

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This past weekend...on 8/14...was my birthday...my home situation is a fuckin' mess. All mainly due to my brother's undiagnosed/untreated mental illness...he's most likely a paranoid schizophrenic...so needless to say, it completely ruined my birthday altogether as he had an episode and all focus on him. 


Thankfully...my best friend of 25+ years...invited me over to his place to spend my birthday and his...as it's on 8/15...over at his place with him and his wife. Their place is always my refuge when shit gets hairy and intense at home usually due to my brother. So good times were spent all way through weekend and we all went out for lunch on his birthday and his wife's parents joined us. (He has no family here locally...so I'm closest as he's an only child and I may as well be his brother). 


Good times were had. I came home on Sunday afternoon. Later that evening he calls me up and tells me that his wife came up positive on a COVID test the had taken earlier on Saturday morning. They had gone as a precaution as they had gotten back from Nashville earlier about a week for a Con they had attended. Which by the way was a mess apparently with any safety cautions taken. He came up negative on his test. 


So I started to freak out. Mainly because of my own health (and selfishly my upcoming trip to Seattle to go see These Arms Are Snakes) but also b/c both my parents are older and they live with me...and we're of course perpetuating the Latino stereotypes...and my father is through his chemo and immunotherapy for lung cancer...(he's doing crazily better and improving)...so yeah, I went nuts. I went to get tested on Wednesday figuring the 3-5 day window of potential exposure as recommended by the CDC and also speaking to a good friend in Seattle how happens to be a doctor much as same in the field as Dr. Fauci. 


So I went and got the PCR test done figuring it'd be more thorough. 


Earlier this morning (Friday) I got the test message telling me my results were in and to log on to read them and all. By the grace of God/Chthulu/Satan/Alah...I came up NEGATIVE. Such a sigh of relief.


But I am still worried and concerned as things are getting worse and worse all over. A good chunk of me is hoping that the TAAS show gets re-scheduled or cancelled as it'd be the most prudent thing to do. 


And then there's Furnace Fest in AL. It's still going on but they're placing strict guidelines and rules about it. But being a large gathering as such...it's too risky anyways, I'd like to think. 


Things are still all kinds of fucked up all over the place and there seems to be more people who are apathetic and indifferent than anyone else. 



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Things are really relaxing here now, but it's spotty: some places have OG tiered-like masks in venues systems, others are like "you do you". It's fine, can't complain, I'm glad things are opening back up.


My husband had an open studio and caught COVID (again), except this time we are both double jabbed.


He just felt a little tired, and by day 4 had completely recovered except for smell/taste which came back after a banging curry on day 6 (vindaloo is healing)! I tested every day and never caught it. Lot of windows open!


This is how effective the vaccine is; you were going from two+ weeks out – worst cases: hospitalised, death – to the same timeframe as a cold. The only issue is spotting if you have it now, the vaccine has made it really difficult to gauge if you're just a bit under the weather vs Right Said Fred hospitalised full blown ccovid 


Also, fuck Right Said Fred; Bunch of cunts.

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