The Coronavirus - What's Happening Around the World

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" Data collected by Johns Hopkins University, based on deaths reported as COVID-related, put the U.S. death toll at about 580,000. The IHME data also puts the global death toll at 6.9 million, more than twice the Johns Hopkins number. "
I fully understand the sentiment.
But the expression of that freedom, essentially, defines the attitude of a society. For better or for worse.

That element is a topic for CT.

I go in for my 13th (as I remember) MRI tomorrow and haven't been feeling so good about the future, in general, lately.
I disagree. The betterment of the society as a whole should be what we are aiming for, not defining free speech. Common sense here.

Hope you feel better. Whats the MRI for? You already have MORE than enough holes in your head...but seriously hope all is well.
 

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Defining 'free speech' and it's limits is a necessity for 'betterment'.
How well we do it defines how durable/efficient a democracy functions.
It's important in defining our society.


As far as my MRI's go....
It was an unusually large slow growth tumor that enveloped and grew partially into blood vessel walls.
Not all of the tumor could be removed surgically, especially along those blood vessels.
Followup was with a 'gamma knife' that "trimmed off" what wasn't cut away.

Elements ( small ) of the tumor still existed in the last MRI but it hasn't grown larger since the gamma treatments.

There is a lot I haven't mentioned in the past about my condition.
A lot I'd rather not post.

I've been getting a biannual MRI checkup and probably will till either the health system fails or I do. lol.

My appointment is for 8 am this morning.
I won't know the results till Thursday.
 

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Jesus man....hope it gets better. Let us know what comes back Thursday.
 
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I got the J&J March 6th. I am extremely tired of the whole business. Did my vaccine work? Why am I still wearing a mask? Can I spread it? Read your paperwork. You can still catch it, you can still spread it.

I think if I were to catch it, it would be a lighter case but I am done with it. If I was born with 22,630 days to live and today is the 22,630th day. It's been nice knowing you. I am not staying away from people and locking down this summer. That crap is over.
 

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I got the J&J March 6th. I am extremely tired of the whole business. Did my vaccine work? Why am I still wearing a mask? Can I spread it? Read your paperwork. You can still catch it, you can still spread it.

I think if I were to catch it, it would be a lighter case but I am done with it. If I was born with 22,630 days to live and today is the 22,630th day. It's been nice knowing you. I am not staying away from people and locking down this summer. That crap is over.

Hi Scott :)

aka 'Stoner' here.
About the 'paperwork'.
It's really about the odds of getting infected and then....the degree of damage done.
With the shot/s.....you have a better chance of not getting infected and then if so, the odds favor less biological damage.
About masks.....they reduce viral load transmission and allow for better results from a healthy immune system.

About lock downs. ..... IMO, using common sense with the above in place will allow a lot of normal social interactions.

IMO, Covid 19 with it's constant mutations, will persist much like the flu.
Get a booster every year and most people will be protected from the 'next' strain/variant.

Knowing you from the past, you're pretty savvy and will get along.

Take care bud :)
 

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Johnny b,

What you already shared with us was bad enough and I'm sorry to hear there's more to it than that and am sending positive vibes for the results on Thursday. :)
 
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Today they are recommending a whole new set of rules. If you've had the vaccine it's good to back to "business as usual". I really didn't change anything other than to wear a mask in stores where it was required. June 2nd is when the mask mandate ends in Ohio. It's about time.
 

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Today they are recommending a whole new set of rules. If you've had the vaccine it's good to back to "business as usual". I really didn't change anything other than to wear a mask in stores where it was required. June 2nd is when the mask mandate ends in Ohio. It's about time.
From what I heard, the CDC is suggesting that once a state hits over 70% vaccinations then masks are not required. Not sure about the social distancing plus this was from someone showing me from their phone from a few feet away so i didn't read the article.
 

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When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated

"If you’ve been fully vaccinated:
  • You can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic.
  • You can resume activities without wearing a mask or staying 6 feet apart, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance."
I guess that's what I was referring to and the article wasn't from CDC but some local site here in AZ.

Here is a reference to the 70% in PA, NJ and Philly
 

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I just found out that the site provided by the provincial government to make appointments to be vaccinated (which is not hosted by the government) contained a vulnerability that would allow hackers to access sensitive information which includes our provincial health card number (which also shows the first three letters of our last name and the first letter of our given name and our date of birth), gender and the date and time of the appointment.

Apparently, it was discoverd by white hat hackers during a cyber security event but they claim it was never exploited and has now been plugged. Way to lose confidence in the system when they're trying to convince people to get vaccinated. Get your vaccine and lose your identity at the same time. :rolleyes:

It's breaking news this morning and I can't find a reference on English sources that I would normally use but there are reliable ones in French. Here's one English source I found:

https://news.in-24.com/news/30881.html
 

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I just found out that the site provided by the provincial government to make appointments to be vaccinated (which is not hosted by the government) contained a vulnerability that would allow hackers to access sensitive information which includes our provincial health card number (which also shows the first three letters of our last name and the first letter of our given name and our date of birth), gender and the date and time of the appointment.

Apparently, it was discoverd by white hat hackers during a cyber security event but they claim it was never exploited and has now been plugged. Way to lose confidence in the system when they're trying to convince people to get vaccinated. Get your vaccine and lose your identity at the same time. :rolleyes:

It's breaking news this morning and I can't find a reference on English sources that I would normally use but there are reliable ones in French. Here's one English source I found:

https://news.in-24.com/news/30881.html
Yikes....not good...at least its been plugged...
 

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